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  • hi!! its me!!! trying to catch up on your journal. It's been sooooo long since i've read anybody's... sorry to hear about son's shoulder, you know I reckon snowboarding is just downright dangerous.

    my dragon tells me to drink wine. I wish my dragon would join AA

    What did you think of zumba. I've got a friend who is an instructor (in another town) and man, she is looking super hot. she has really burnt off her fat. I said to her the other day, has your hubby had a vasectomy yet cause you're gonna end up in trouble again (2 surprise pregnancies already)

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    • Oh your rec center walk made me laugh... they should pay YOU to come shake things up!!

      Sorry about the snowboard aerialist... there's one of those in every family, huh? Might as well lay in a medicinal supply of chocolate chips! It probably beats a$$ over any other crap you might be given for these moments of maternal anxiety...

      And it sounds like you are enjoying zumba. I'm glad. Yesterday I danced with a woman who was at her very first class... so fun... she was positively giddy at the end because she couldn't believe how fun it was!

      Good work! xoL

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      • Originally posted by Suse View Post
        hi!! its me!!! trying to catch up on your journal. It's been sooooo long since i've read anybody's...
        Suse!!!! You're back!!!!

        Originally posted by Suse View Post
        sorry to hear about son's shoulder, you know I reckon snowboarding is just downright dangerous.
        Yup, especially when you are a 20 year old male...

        Originally posted by Suse View Post
        my dragon tells me to drink wine. I wish my dragon would join AA
        Hehehe

        Originally posted by Suse View Post
        What did you think of zumba.
        I really like it! I'm not very good at it, but I laugh a lot while I'm there, and it gets me out of the house
        "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
        "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
        "Moderation sucks." Suse
        "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
        "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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        • Originally posted by primal4fifty View Post
          Oh your rec center walk made me laugh... they should pay YOU to come shake things up!!
          Glad you enjoyed reading it

          Originally posted by primal4fifty View Post
          Sorry about the snowboard aerialist... there's one of those in every family, huh? Might as well lay in a medicinal supply of chocolate chips! It probably beats a$$ over any other crap you might be given for these moments of maternal anxiety...
          Yup, chocolate helps, but I think it should be a medicinal supply of Lindt...not chocolate chips

          Originally posted by primal4fifty View Post
          And it sounds like you are enjoying zumba. I'm glad. Yesterday I danced with a woman who was at her very first class... so fun... she was positively giddy at the end because she couldn't believe how fun it was!
          It IS fun! Especially when you relax and don't try to get all serious. It's much healthier to laugh at your mistakes
          Our instructor just got back from a weekend in NY with the guy who "invented" Zumba! She learned about Gold Zumba, a version for seniors and people with limited mobility. There is even an armchair version of Zumba!

          My class is only 8 weeks long
          "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
          "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
          "Moderation sucks." Suse
          "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
          "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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          • Wednesday
            Food

            Chai with whipping cream
            2 fried eggs
            Chai with whipping cream (I think it’s safe to assume from now on that if I have a Chai it has whipping cream in it)
            Texas Longhorn Beef vegetable soup (the soup bones spent 48 hours in my crockpot)
            Frozen raspberries with whipping cream, one After Eight mint (they are almost gone – Christmas)

            Move Slowly, Lift Heavy, Sprint

            Nope, but I had DOMS, I could feel it when I walked

            Sleep, Sun & Play
            11: 30pm – 10:00am, no, yes – I played with Josie at an indoor dog walking group tonight

            Use Your Brain, Avoid Poisons & Stupid Mistakes

            Well, the Dragon and the Butterflies helped me sleep in I didn’t accomplish a lot this morning, I “cleaned up” the soup stock (took out all the yucky bits) and added carrots, garlic and onion. Then I had to meet my Home Instruction Student at 12.

            We read Act III of the Tempest and when we got to Scene iii and Gonzalo’s opening line: “By’r Lakin, I can go no further sir!” I stopped to translate – By’r Lakin means “by our little lady” (the Virgin Mary). My Student asked me “Who is that? Who is the Virgin Mary? I’ve heard her referenced before but I don't know who she is.” I was dumbfounded. I think my brain imploded. I said “Whoa, you just blew my mind. Really?”

            Really.

            So I (very carefully) explained the “Christmas Story” making sure that I was giving a “cultural history lesson” and not a religious rant. I said that it was important to be able to understand references and I even mentioned stories of Zeus and other “gods” (You can’t be too careful, the last thing I need is an irate parent on me)

            I can’t believe that someone could get to grade 12 and NOT know this…

            Anyway.

            My Farmer and I drove to another town for an appointment with the person that handles out investments. We signed a bajillon papers and moved some money around, withdrew some RESP money and invested some more.

            After supper I took Josie to an indoor dog walking group. It was from 7-8pm, but Josie had had enough by 7:30 so we left. There were about 7 dogs there, some big and some small. I was very careful with Josie – she doesn’t like strange people or dogs – I didn’t let anyone near her. How did I know when Josie had had enough? I watched her body language. When she started stopping, looking up at me, yawning (yawning is a stress signal in dogs), and putting her paws on me I said “Lets go.”

            Tonight I have a stack of English papers to mark for my one student…Marks are due Friday. I also should do some of my on-line ESL AQ.
            Last edited by winencandy; 02-01-2012, 07:32 PM. Reason: removed reference to student gender for privacy issues
            "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
            "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
            "Moderation sucks." Suse
            "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
            "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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            • Originally posted by winencandy View Post
              I can’t believe that someone could get to grade 12 and NOT know this…
              I once taught an eighth grader who upon being presented with 2 x 3 said, "Let me get my calculator."

              She'd always been allowed to use it, and therefore had never memorized her times tables. Not even the lousy 2s.
              JOIN THE PANDA SHOW!!! Primal With A Side Of FABULOUS and PANDALOONERY!

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              • wow
                "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                "Moderation sucks." Suse
                "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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                • on both accounts.
                  My musings

                  The old stuff

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                  • Thursday
                    Food

                    Chai
                    Beef vegetable soup
                    Blueberries & 2 squares of Lindt 85%
                    Virgin NorCal
                    Peameal bacon, scrambled eggs, fried onions, mushrooms, zucchini, red pepper, shredded carrot
                    Blueberries, frozen raspberries with whipping cream, 2 more squares of Lindt

                    Move Slowly, Lift Heavy, Sprint
                    Nope

                    Sleep, Sun & Play
                    12:30 – 8:10, no, no
                    I kept thinking, as I was marking (and wasting time on-line) "I should go to bed now" and the Dragon kept whispering "Just one more page" "Just one more site." Damn Dragon. Of course, SHE didn't want to get UP in the morning...

                    Use Your Brain, Avoid Poisons & Stupid Mistakes

                    Stupid mistakes:
                    Listening to my Dragon last night
                    Making a 9:30 eye apt. for my Daughter this morning (what was I thinking when I made it???)

                    She needs/wants new glasses. They’ve changed “enough” to justify new lenses (last pair was in 2009) Of course we didn’t find any she loved at the Dr.s office. This reminds me that I really should get my eyes checked; I think the last time was…maybe in 2004???

                    I took her back home and then went to the local school to talk to the teachers about my Home Instruction Student. I spoke to the Math dept. head, and she decided that my student didn’t need to do ALL of the rest of the semester’s work. She picked out 4 pages and then circled about half of the exam questions and said the student could write the exam today, finish the 4 pages and be done! (I thought we had MONTHS of work left to do. Happy dance!!!)

                    After lunch I went to my Home Instruction Student’s house and my student did the happy dance too! The exam was written, and I handed it into the math dept. head. Tomorrow morning we are finishing the math!!! I’m SO excited! (I hate math)

                    Tonight I had an hour-long on-line chat for my ESL AQ. It was good. I'm half way through this weeks assignments.

                    I still need to mark an essay and 2 papers for my HIS for tomorrow...
                    "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                    "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                    "Moderation sucks." Suse
                    "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                    "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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                    • Friday
                      Food

                      Chai
                      Peameal bacon
                      “Mall” Greek salad with chicken
                      $tarbucks Chai (unsweetened! With 18% cream – the highest they had)

                      then…in the evening, when the Dragon was hungry…
                      frozen raspberries with whipping cream
                      Lindt 85%
                      2 peperoni sticks (from my uncle’s Texas Longhorns)
                      5 olives
                      a small handful of ripple chips
                      another peperoni
                      more Lindt
                      more chips…

                      Move Slowly, Lift Heavy, Sprint

                      Does shopping count??
                      No?
                      Then 5 reverse chin-ups

                      Sleep, Sun & Play
                      11: 20 – 9:00, no, no – unless shopping counts?

                      Use Your Brain, Avoid Poisons & Stupid Mistakes
                      I met my Home Instruction Student at 10. We did budgets and then tried to understand the Annuities formula, but we kept getting wrong answers I stopped at the school at noon and talked to the math dept. head, turns out we were given the wrong answers and we were doing it right!! Monday we shall finish math!

                      After lunch I went into London with my daughter. She wanted new glasses. We walked into one store, the salesman asked her a few questions, walked to a drawer and pulled out a pair. My Daughter tried them on and LOVED them!!! This freaked us out because that NEVER happens!! Of course, she had to try on a few more, but she didn’t find any she liked as much. Then the salesman pulled out a pair of sunglasses and she put them on and her face lit up! We said we had to think about it. We walked into the next store and looked at their glasses. My daughter found a close 2nd fav pair and got a price quote. We walked back to the 1st store and asked for his quote. She listened and thought about it and decided on the original pair (plus “free” sunglasses – for only $100 more that the 2nd fav quote) Of course the salesman was a darling, he was good and he had so much energy. After we bought her glasses I asked him to see if he could find me a pair. He asked a few questions, walked to a drawer and pulled out these:

                      What do you think???
                      (I haven’t bought them, I haven’t even gotten my eyes checked yet) The salesman thought they went well with my eyebrows and my jawline...I don't like this photo (the glasses are sitting crooked, the colour's off - the scarf is teal!, my neck looks fat AND my teeth look yellow ) - but here it is...

                      (My daughter made me laugh when she took this photo)

                      We shopped some more, and then I dropped my Daughter off at a birthday party two towns away from home. I came home, tried to do some on-line ESL AQ homework, but the Dragon woke up and was STARVING!!! I tried, but I wasn’t very good at convincing her that we weren’t hungry…EPIC FAIL!!

                      I had to stay up to pick up my Daughter from the party. Bed at 2. (I was supposed to get her at 12:30, but I was reading and lost track of the time. Then by the time I drove there and back and got ready for bed…)
                      "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                      "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                      "Moderation sucks." Suse
                      "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                      "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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                      • I think the glasses look great - the shape is very flattering and they're Prada for goodness sake dahling!!

                        Oh and don't be so hard on yourself! I like that photo - you look great!
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                          We are our own worst critics.
                          "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                          "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                          "Moderation sucks." Suse
                          "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                          "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


                          Winencandy

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                          • Saturday
                            Food

                            Chai
                            Peameal bacon
                            Red Wine
                            Hamburger soup with carrots, potato, mixed veggies, tomato, onion, sweet potato
                            Frozen raspberries and whipping cream
                            2 After Eight mints

                            Move Slowly, Lift Heavy, Sprint
                            a half hour walk with my Butterflies

                            Sleep, Sun & Play
                            2am – 10am, no, no

                            Use Your Brain, Avoid Poisons & Stupid Mistakes

                            Daughter had to work at 11, so I tamed my wild Dragon mussed hair, gathered the Butterfly harnesses and leashes and took them with me to town. We walked around town for about a half hour. I spent most of this walk teaching Lily to stay on my left and Josie to stay on my right (otherwise we have majorly tangled leashes)

                            The afternoon was spent drinking wine while working on my ESL AQ. I handed in the 3rd assignment. One more due by Monday, and then the next module begins.

                            Tonight, I’m getting caught up on the 15 webpages I have open and trying to map out how I’d like a classroom website to flow. I want to make one in case a teaching position becomes available in June. Then I can show it during the interview.
                            "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                            "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                            "Moderation sucks." Suse
                            "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                            "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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                            • Question:
                              What on-line sources do you use to post your photos?

                              I used to use my Flickr Pro account, then I decided that if I wanted to refer anyone there I didn't want them to see my food/progress/weird MDA photos.
                              So I created an 2nd Flickr account just for MDA, because I don't have the patience to wait for moderator approval to use MDA's photo albums. (Although they are nice because only people who are signed in can see the photos)
                              Anyway, I am always logged onto the wrong Flickr account. It is annoying to have to log out and back in again all the time.
                              I thought I'd maybe use an alternative (free) photo site for my MDA pics.
                              Any ideas??
                              "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                              "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                              "Moderation sucks." Suse
                              "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                              "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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                              • I use photobucket.
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