Tuesday, September 22, 2009

How about them apples?

Really. Has it been this long? I promise that I have a good excuse. Well, it's a good excuse in my head. To keep you interested... or maybe I already lost you during my blog-leave, I will just say that the dream is underway.

Stay tuned.

As for the Top 10? I am almost out of ideas. Generally, I am a 'Liker" not to be confused with a "Licker". So in order to pound the nail in on this one..... Here are my remaining TOP 3.

Where are the BOTTOM 3? I am tryin' to keep things positive.

#3 My new personal favorite. The Sweet Tango Apple. Sold in limited quantities for an insane price. These beauties were gone within a day at our house. It's better than the Honeycrisp. Need I say more?

#2 In honor of my wickedly awesome former boss {who totally left me} and wears insanely high heels despite the warnings of her doctor... Are you Gellin? Dr. Scholls inserts. Yes, she loves them.

#1 My Canon. OH how I love thee.... yes, I know, I already listed that on the Top 10. I don't care. It's my list.

Chow for now.

Friday, August 21, 2009

#3 Best and Worst

Wow, my blog is now my soapbox. Who would have thunk that Qwest would have employees patrolling the Internet for comments? Not sure what I think about that... Maybe their energy would be better spent on training their customer support staff? Just a thought. I will say that after a week of being hung up on, waiting for the service repair people, getting multiple answers to our problems.... they did pull through and set-up our highly complicated PHONE and Internet connection. Plus, we got a month free of service for our week of trouble. Thanks, Qwest!

So at the risk of being "googled" here is #3 Best & Worst.

#3 Best - Pandora!

No, not the charm bracelet. The FREE Internet radio station. Check it out
Love it. It is super easy to set-up (like less than 2 minutes). All you do is enter in a song or an artist and it starts playing songs you might like ... just like that! As songs play, you can either give it the Thumbs Up or Down. You can create multiple "radio stations". For example, I like country but sometimes I like Norah Jones type music. I have a radio station for both genres! Check it out. It's free. I love FREE.

#3 Worst - Do I dare?

Ok, this is a general one. Double Strollers. We have been through about 5 strollers and currently own two - a jogger and an "urban" stroller (that cost way too much money and is duct tapped together). I have yet to find a double stroller that works for walks and going out around town.

Since LP and LC are 3 now, I think we will just stick with what we got.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

#4 Best & Worst

#4 Worst - Qwest Service
Qwest. Anything Qwest touches. Crap. Horrid service. I can say no more.

#4 Best -
The Hip-T

Ok, so I have never actually tried this product. But I would really like to. I have this problem with shirts always being too short - thank god for the long shirt/tank top trend. It has been a life saver.

The Hip-T "covers your assets" and for someone who is always layering to make my shirts longer... this would be awesome because it doesn't add bulk. And please, I need help with the muffin top/tire/ front butt situation.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

#5 Best & Worse

I lost my steam on this one.... and LPB over at Better Late Than Never has been reminding me that I need to finish what I started.

So here it goes.... #5 Best.

I am going to be honest here and share with you one of the best products ever made. And I am being serious, when I say that it is life changing. So why is it #5 and not #1? Well, for cripes sake, it is just toothpaste!

But I kid you not, my pearly whites (yellow, mother of pearl, remember that commericial?) HEART my toothpaste. Post pregnancy my routine dental appointment left me in tears. I am always a A student at the dentist, and she told my gums were in terrible shape. Ugh, it was a moment of shame. So my dentist told me to have my nasty, dry mouth give Biotene a try.

FYI: Did you know that dry mouth is a condition with a real name? Yup, its called Xerostomia. It can be caused by many things... including a freakin' thyroid problem.

And I did.
And it was wonderful.

Note: It doesn't leave your mouth feeling minty fresh. It's doesn't get all foamy like a crazed dog. But it works wonders if you have a dry mouth.

#5 Worst - Sport - Elec

Ok, you must go check this out..... Sport Elec is a belt that you wear that stimulates your abs. And guess what? You can get a 6 pack without lifting a finger.

For some reason, it reminds me of this wacky exercise bike that my parents had when I was growing up. It was like a normal exercise bike but when you turned it on the seat and the handle bars came up in a V- Shaped motion. So it was like a bucking bronco. I searched the internet high and low for a picture of this crazy contraption... no luck. Did anyone else have one of these? It was great - hours of laughs from all of my high school friends... in fact, everyone tried it and wore downhill ski helmets for saftey. =)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Why am I so happy?

1. Look at that camera

2. My thryoid sucks ass... but now know that I don't. I have an appointment with the Endo soon.

3. SHIT, I ran 2 miles. Yippee. I ran slow as mo' fo but I made it.
Did I ever mention that I, Mimi, ran cross country and track in High School? I used to run 5:30 minute miles and two miles in about 12 minutes. I am pretty sure my mile splits last night were about 10 minutes. That doesn't make me happy. But it does make me laugh. I digress.

4. I thought I might die last night after running 2 miles. I didn't.

5. I am not at work today.

I am happy. And drinking coffee.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Last week, I went to my annual physical. I asked for a thyroid test. Remember when I thought that I was a hypochondriac?

I was wrong- and I am not a hypochondriac. At least not in this case.

The nurse called me with my test results within two days. So, you know that something is wrong. Most of my tests came back normal with the exception of my thyroid antibody test. They are sending me to an endocronologist. So I surfed the web looking for information on what that means. Here is what I found...

If your doctor has told you that you have tested positive for "thyroid antibodies" but you have a normal TSH, what does that mean? Usually, it indicates that your thyroid is in the process of autoimmune failure. Not failed yet, and not failed enough to register in the standard TSH thyroid test, but in the process of failing.

Great. Swell. My thyroid is failing and I have an autoimmune disease. Happy freakin' birthday to me.

The good news is there are drugs to help. And heck, maybe, I feel a little vindicated. Like, I am not totally nuts for thinking that something was off.

But it does make me feel a little like this...

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Birthday Recap

I have to admit, I have much to be thankful for in my life. Yes, just like everyone else, there are areas of my life that could use improvement. This birthday has been far more emotional for me than any other birthday... and no, it's not really to do with turning the big 3-0. Cause really, I just don't feel any older.

Smiles came through and suprised me with a wonderful night out with some friends. We went to a fondue place and it was fab! I loved it. I could go back.... And just do the dessert course. It was the BEST ever. Yummy. So not only did I have a great night out, but of course, I got the camera....

It took my mind off some other things that are going on in my life right now. So not only did I get a great night out, but I got everything that I wanted.