Archive for March, 2009

the sun in this photo does not reflect the amount of sun that minnesota is currently experiencing, which is none

Tuesday March 31, 2009

Judy Sunbathing
Where are you Spring?

green eggs and ham

Monday March 30, 2009

Esther

Rochester Brunch

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i vote earth

Saturday March 28, 2009

Currently participating in Earth Hour 2009 in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Earth Hour 2009

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earth hour

Friday March 27, 2009

I care about our Earth.
I care about Polar Bears.
I care about Wolves.
I care about Climate Change.
I care about Action.

I am turning off my lights starting at 8:30 pm tomorrow for one hour.

Just one hour!

Join me and millions of other people around the World. How cool is that?!

We can make our voices heard about Climate Change.

cannot move my legs

Friday March 27, 2009

Okay, so I have sorta been hibernating.
We haven’t seen sun all week in Minnesota and it is depressing.

Wednesday I joined LA Fitness. I have been getting pretty comfortable eating ice cream and watching reality television these last few months. Or several months.

Damn you extra fat around my belly, thighs, and butt.

I had a complimentary workout with a trainer included in my joining fee so yesterday morning I met with Joel. We talked about my goals and took my BMI. I cried. Twice. He asked how hard I wanted to work and I said a nine. After we started the work out I wished I had said a two. My legs were weak in the knees, I was red in the face and sweating, I wanted to just take a nap and eat Kemps chocolate chip ice cream. I told Joel I felt drunk. And then I leaned on him. He held me up during squats – and I was just standing on the ground!

Of course he wanted me to sign up for a trainer, but I had to be honest with him – “It was hard enough for me to join in the first place and I don’t have a job and we don’t have anymore money. I know that I just cried in front of you and leaned on you…seriously, thank you for the last hour of my life — you were really great.”

This morning I realized that I CANNOT MOVE MY LEGS. I am in a lot of pain. Inactivity will do that to a person.

Regardless, when I noticed a bit of sun this morning I knew that I had to get out of the depths of despair and hibernation and move my legs. So Judy and I went to the dog park.

While there I moved slow. Very slow. I lost my phone when I reached in my pocket for the ball. Unfortunately, I figured out I lost my phone after I had hiked for another 20 minutes. I back tracked my route and enlisted a stranger to help me. Judy was caked in mud and jumping on this nice man. Finally, we found my phone. Thank goodness it is hot pink.

I walked to my car and I had a $35 parking ticket.

Then I went to DQ and got a blizzard.