Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Long time no post

OK, I've been busy. Very busy with company. Lame excuse, I know, but it's really true. We enjoyed our friends' visit and Loren's mom's visit, but it did make life hectic on both ends - preparing for their arrival and then getting back to normal after they left.

So what's been happening? Well, I did get my 75 lb magnet!!! As of 11/19/05 my total weight lost was 77.0 lb!!! Loren graciously bought me an iPod nano as a present to celebrate this great milestone. He has been so supportive, I feel like I should give HIM a prize too. Well, I guess he gets to enjoy the new me, which is pretty cool I suppose!

Our vocal ensemble did really well on Sunday morning, and I really am having a good time w/them. They are all talented, learn quickly, and work well together.

I'm exhausted so I'm not going to stay up too much longer typing this, but I did want to post this very goofy link from my brother (he always finds the weirdest stuff!):

<>Please don't EVER do this to your house.

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Here's more on how they did it:

Wednesday, November 16, 2005


We had enough people to do vocal ensemble tonight!!! Yeah!!! We had 2 sopranos, 2 altos, 1 tenor, and 2 basses. One of the basses won't be able to sing for church, but still - we have enough people to do it. Now we need to pray for everyone to stay healthy. Maybe I can talk Loren into singing tenor... he can't come to the rehearsal unless we get a babysitter, but I could work with him privately and then he could still sing.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Progress for the week

Thank you, stomach flu! I lost 3.8 lb! Of course, since 1/2 of that is probably water, I most likely won't lose much this week. But that's OK, since I'll know why. Total to date now is 74.0 lb lost!!!


Beer! (Not really... the bottle is empty!). Calvin thought this bottle was the BEST toy ever. Photo taken at the Odelberg lab party last night.

We ate at Bangkok Classic Thai at 850 S. State - an AMAZING restaurant. You really have to try it sometime. Cheap & delicious at the same time. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Skinny Cow Ice Cream

ROCKS!!! I just LOVE their ice cream sandwiches. The only problem is that it's hard to stop at just one. But they are really great and only 2 points!!!

Musings on vocal ensemble

We had a great practice tonight... all 3 of us (including me). The other two people were DIFFERENT people than the 3 people that showed up last week. That's good, since that means there were 2 more people, but bad because we need more continuity or this isn't going to work. The other good thing is that all of the 5 people (besides me) that have showed up have been pretty darn good. We have sounded pretty great with just a few of us, so if everyone shows up, it will be good. Of course, it would help to have one more tenor, another alto, and another bass. So, if you're a New Song type reading this, and can come at all, please show up next Wed at 7:30 pm at church. If everyone comes next week, this will fly. If not... maybe we'll have to consider other options. So BE THERE!!!

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Way cool

This is really cool - you could (and I have) waste a LOT of time here:


My brother showed me, a while back. I thought I'd spread the time-wasting around a bit!

Where did the week go?

It has NOT been a week since I blogged. Sigh... it has. In fact, it's been 8 days.

What has happened?
1. I lost 2.2 more lb for a total of 70.2! See before & after here.
2. So far, the latest infertility treatment seems to be doing OK. Have to wait another week to see if it's going to lenghthen my luteal phase.
3. Vocal ensemble went great last week at New Song, though we needed MORE PEOPLE. If you are reading this and are interested, COME TO PRACTICE tomorrow (Wed) at 7:30 pm at the church.
4. We enjoyed a relaxing weekend, even if the 49ers did LOSE, again. The football was fairly entertaining, the food was good, etc.
5. I actually got in a hot bath on Monday while Calvin was napping. That was beyond heavenly. Probably better than a lot of Haagen-Dazs ice cream w/chocolate sauce. We use our jacuzzi tub fairly regularly (every week or two) but I'm thinking twice a week would be better.
6. Women's Bible study was great Monday night. Sara did a fantastic job facilitating. Thanks, Sara!

Theoretically, my friend Sherry is coming over soon and we're going to make soap. I've never done that before, so it should be fun. I only say theoretically because it's now 7:15 and she was going to come at 7. Maybe she forgot? If she did, I'm definitely going to take a BATH!!! Calvin just went down right before I started typing this, so I'm free for the evening :)!