Spread Your Wings and Fly

Wednesday, August 30, 2006



A Flock Of Seagulls: The Secret History

Here's a secret of mine. When I've had a bad day or feeling cranky, this always makes me laugh. This show was too funny; let's settle arguments by bowling.

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Sunday, August 27, 2006

Land of the Living

Hello, I've rejoined the land of the living! Finally....I'm feeling better and like my old self again. I can honestly say I've never been this sick and hopefully never will be again. It's funny, the last week has been a real fog for me. I went to work (some of the time) and lived my life (sort of) but honestly I don't remember much of the details. The only upside of being this sick (if you can call it an upside) is that I've lost several pounds this week. I still think I'll stick to diet and exercise.
Thanks for all your good thoughts.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Update

Ok, so here's my update and I'm not whining. My current temperature is 101 degrees and my throat is swollen and hurting. I've been taking antibiotics and Advil for the last several days and have shown no improvement. I called and left a message with the doctor and I'm waiting for her return call.

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The sickness

I'm sick. I mean I'm sick, really sick. It started on Friday night with a fever when I got home from work. Saturday and Sunday I went downhill fast and my throat and whole body hurt. My temperature reached it's max (while taking OTC pain medicine) of 102 on Saturday night. I went to the doctor Monday morning who gave me some medicine but I'm still feeling awful! I can't believe it because I've never been this sick and for so long.
I can't eat or drink much of anything because it's so painful. Gargling with warm salt water has become my new past time. I've become obsessed with my temperature (it's 99.5 now). My lymph node are painful and the size of golf balls. I don't know what to do!! If I'm not doing better tomorrow I'm heading back to the doctor, because this is just crazy. I don't want to sound too much like a baby, but I could just cry I feel so terrible.

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Sunday, August 20, 2006

Personal Shopping

Yesterday was a great shopping day. There were so many great sales and bargains in all my favorite stores. The prices were so good I was able to spurge a little on non sales items too. A great brown leather coat at j.jill and the perfect gray wrap dress at Banana Republic are totally worth the price. I literally shopped until I dropped (and spent all my money).
My current clothing situation is not the greatest. I have many many clothes, but if I want to wear clothing that fits me the choices aren't so great. I'm so happy the majority of my clothes are too big and I could fit a friend in my pants with me. My standard outfit has been skirts and a tank top with a cardigan for warmth (my office is chilly). Any attempt to wear pants just makes me laugh as I can pull them off easily without unbuttoning. It's often very funny!
Today, I'm cleaning my closet and getting rid of the old big clothing (and donating it of course). Tomorrow, I'll have new choices and you'll actually be able to see my arse.

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Friday, August 18, 2006

TiVo, Jack Daniels and Tattoos

I've spent the last week or so with my wonderful friend (TS) who's visiting from far far away. I'm always so happy to see him and this time was no exception. I had such a great time with him doing everything and doing nothing. Isn't it funny how that happens? The best plans fall apart and it doesn't matter because you're just having a good time.
I thought about that this morning as I walked around my home smiling and surveying the landscape. The kitchen sink is broken, bottles are everywhere, there are numerous spills on the floor, the laundry is overflowing and the "tattoo funk" fills the air but none of that matters. He flew away this morning and already I can not wait for him to come home again.
Pinkies Up, my friend.

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Sunday, August 06, 2006

The Road Not Taken, for my father

The Road Not Taken
Robert Frost

TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference


This was my father's favorite poem. I'm remembering the good person he was today, and those memories make me smile. The smart, funny, caring, talkative personality and everyone's friend. He didn't take the road less traveled and he missed the best parts of all our lives. I love you Dad and miss you so much.

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Saturday, August 05, 2006

The heat, my hair and other things

It's been oven hot here the last several days. I'm not sure how I lived before having central air. Don't get me wrong, I like summer and warm weather but this has been over the top. Those of us who have to work and be productive in this weather find it so tiring. I know, I know....I'm not a construction worker, fireman or lawn care professional and I don't have anything to complain about but it's still hot.
The heat brings me to my hair. I have lots of hair. It's fine, frizzy, full of body, curly, blonde, and there is lots of it. I'm not a fan of the curly and frizzy so I blow it straight and flat iron it everyday. It takes forever and (despite the air conditioning) makes me really hot. I hate this process but I love the results. Oh, how I suffer for my hair.
The summer heat wave causes me to throw all this aside and do nothing. I don't "do" my hair in the summer (unless I have an important meeting) and I LOVE it! I wash it, put in some gel and maybe later pull it back. It's easy, it's quick and (most importantly) keeps me cool. When I first started doing this a few people looked at me differently because this was such a change for me. Other started telling me how good the new "sexy, messy, tousled" hairstyle is, and I think that is a complement. All in all, I don't mind either comment (it is just hair after all) and it can't stay this hot forever.
I don't have much else going on this week. It is great to report I'm happy and life is going really good for me. I feel like I've reached a good point and am actually enjoying seeing the benefits of all my hard work. It actually snuck up on me, but I'm happy.
Funny, isn't it?

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