05 May 2011

It's gotten bad

And I mean REALLY bad.  Oh so very bad.

I make no excuses.  Nothing has happened *to* me--I am fully responsible for my predicament.  I eat even when I'm not hungry and I continue eating even when I'm full.  I do not exercise.

And the result?  I only wear my wedding band because it's too confining (for that fat fingers, that is) to wear both the band and the engagement ring.  I've had to buy new clothes because my old ones do not fit! 

But I suppose that I'm writing this here because it gives me a place to review these thoughts in case I forget.  I have to do something about my health because I want to be able to keep up with the boys and be in better spirits because I'm not so tired all the time.  I need a plan.  I only have intentions now and those are so hard to actualize without a decent plan!

Target:
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Jedis in the yard:
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Boxes are always better than their contents:
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Homemade play dough:
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Chalk!
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First beach trip of the year in March:
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Color theory:
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Water balloons, a favorite 'round these parts:
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Now THAT is a playdate!
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02 May 2011

Across time and distance

It'd been about 18 years since I'd seen my friend face-to-face and through the magic of Facebook, we got back in touch with each other and were able to arrange a meeting when she and her family flew back into the country.  Yes, there was a bit of plastic gun play:
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It was a remarkable meeting!  How is it possible that after nearly 2 decades, she and I talked (and talked and talked and talked!) like no time had passed?  How is it possible that after so much time had elapsed, that our lives and our philosophy about these lives were so parallel?  It makes me wonder if it were mere coincidence or if the path before us had already been laid by the time we reached college.  I mean, I'm sure there are detours and deviations, but perhaps the general route is already mapped out by the time we reach legal adulthood.  And if that were true, I don't know yet if I find it comforting or terribly disappointing.

Unrelated photos of A2 at the Big Orange Balloon.  The last photo was snapped by the phone.  Why would I use my phone if I had the DSLR with me?!?
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Also unrelated photos of the boys at the California Science Center:
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Photo bomb by A1!
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Birthday celebrations

I don't understand birthday parties.  I never had big celebrations as a child and never felt I was missing anything for it.  Admittedly, I've come to enjoy the day-long Facebook postings that come each year.  But for some reason, A1 and A2 have come to want and expect big celebrations!  Maybe it's because we attend the most magnificent parties for their friends.

I'm not familiar with Yo Gabba Gabba, but I could tell how obviously fabulous the food was at this party:
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And then there was this awesome animal-themed one that involved all sorts of amazing hands-on experience with a huge variety of animals:
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This is from the same animal party--I just think it was hysterical the way their friend had to move the curtain of his mother's hair out of the way.
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And then there was this totally cool western-themed party.  Okay, you can't tell since it's just closeups of the boys eating licorice (they'd only had it one other time in their lives and were especially thrilled):
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