January 1st, 2008

Smiley toes

For a great 2008

Here's hoping for a prosperous, medically boring 2008. :)

Last night turned out great after all. Scott came in the door at 15 minutes til 12. Matthew crashed out 20 minutes before midnight and was NOT to be awaken. Michael actually made it all the way til midnight. The countdown started with Michael, Matthew, Scott, Shasta and me curled up together on the couch. We all got kisses and tickles.

Unfortunately, I was REALLY tired after all of that and getting the kids off to bed. Scott wanted a cigar, but I was in no shape to bundle up to go into the backyard for it. Maybe today/tonight.

I love my family!


Yesterday, I spent 5 hours driving. I took mom to her doctor's appointment to get her drains out. Unfortunately, the McKinney office was closed and we had to drive AN HOUR EACH WAY to get to the Greenville, TX office. Blech. She is in much better and her stitches look good.

In the afternoon, I went to visit my reconstructive surgeon. I brought him information about 'bridging' for surgery. This is where I stop my Coumadin a week before surgery, five days before (when the coumadin is starting to leave my body) I start twice daily Lovenox injections until the day before the surgery. I stop that and immediately after the surgery, I start back on Coumadin and twice daily injections until the coumadin levels get high enough in my body. I pushed him for having the surgery to get it over with. He agreed and we're going to do the last surgery as soon as we can get it scheduled. He will put the implant in place of the expander, and go ahead and rebuild the nipples (TMI?) at the same time to keep me from having to have another procedure at a later date. UNFORTUNATELY (believe me, had me cursing), he probably won't do the lipo he was going to give me since it is an 'optional' surgery and he wants to minimize the trauma to my body. He is going to talk to others and see if it would be safe to do, since I really want it. I figure I'm already under, already having to stay overnight for an outpatient procedure because of this damn syndrome - might as well get as much bang for it as we can. :)


I don't want to go back to work tomorrow *laugh* but it's a fresh year, full of possibilities. I have some great projects on my plate and am looking forward to making my mark with them.


Finally - WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!! We beat Clemson last night by 3 points, in overtime, for the Chick-Fil-A bowl.


Preview for misskerri

Over halfway there, and LOVE this so much!!!!! The colors go along with the nursery so well. Might have to find a cute hat pattern to go with it. I think I'll have enough left. The waist is ribbed, to make it slimmer, yet stretchy. The legs have a bit of a ruffle using the same yarn.

Merino wool soaker work in progress:

White trash

The lowest of lows

I would have been better with the 'Lowest of Lowes' :)

How bad is it that rather than trying to wrestle the christmas tree box (9 foot, VERY full, pre-lighted tree that I swear weighs a ton) upstairs and then into the attic, I instead pushed it under the living room window, threw a comforter and then a table cloth over it and have now dubbed it 'window seat'? *laugh*

Doesn't look half bad. WAY better than the large white box we had standing up in the corner of the living room for most of 2007 :)

Now I still need to find a solid enough weigh to hang the massive wrought iron and oak mirror I found at a garage sale sometime last summer.

What is beauty?

In looking around at some random sites, I got onto the trail of what society deems as 'the perfect beauty'. What led me to this? I was looking for a site that would give me an ideal weight range for my height and ran into this:

To put it simply, I'm too tall *laugh* From having done this in the past, I know that I am right around the 'high normal' for my height. Some sites actually acknowledge that women can grow to over six feet.

BTW - when I put in the max height for this site, it says my ideal weight range is between 157 and 174. 157? Hello - didn't heroine chic fall out of favor? That's what I would look like at 157. Most more realistic sites put it between 170-190 for my height range.

This roaming took me to a site talking about symmetry of the human face and what people find as ideal. There are examples there where the author took a head-on picture of herself, along with those of several celebrities, and created mirror-symmetry through a graphics program. There are detailed instructions for how to do this yourself.

I found a head-on picture of myself and was amazed at the results. Think you have a 'good side' and a 'bad side'? Ever heard someone say that?

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Happy New Year from the beautiful in her own way, asymmetrical chick!

If you would like to do this exercise for yourself, the information can be found here. Section 2 has the mirror-image pictures and instructions.