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Happy Birthday to Me!

  • June 17, 2010 8:50 am

Yes, it’s my birthday.  Should I point it out?  Probably not.  But how many times do you turn 35?  Thankfully only one!  Ugh.  As for celebrating, tomorrow we’re taking Kira to Lake Michigan for her first real beach experience.  It’s supposed to be really nice out so we’re hoping she’ll have fun and make it worth the hour drive to get there. 

Okay – an update on the measurements.  It’s been just shy of a month since I started taking my walks with my Skechers Shape-Ups and doing 10-20 minutes of light Pilates every night. 

Results so far:
Lower Abs:  -0.5″
Waist:  -0.5″
Hips:  -0.5″
Thighs:  -1.5″  (WOW)
Knees:  -1.0″
Calf(s):  -1.0″
Upper arms:  -1.0″

Those are pretty good results.  The waist/abs area is being a little stubborn, so I’ll concentrate more on that I guess.  But I was stunned at the legs and arms results.  Hooray!  Unfortunately the scale has been VERY slow to budge, but as long as my body keeps whittling itself away, I can’t stay in the 1xx’s forever, right?

Loofah sponges are very slow to grow.   They’re growing, but at this rate, it will be 2012 before I have an actual sponge to show.  Maybe once I get them in the ground they’ll take off.  Perhaps living in a container is stifling them.  Grow, loofahs, grow!

I love having a front porch.  I like it better than our back deck.  I like to sit out front with a nice drink, put my feet up, and watch the neighborhood.  Right now they’re building a new house across the street, so our view of the lake is now cut in half, but expanding the subdivision will only increase our home’s value, so I guess I can’t complain too much.    You’d think buying patio furniture would be easy, but when you start actually trying to find something comfortable in a decent price range, your options become a lot less.  Here’s what we finally got after weeks (yes, weeks!) of shopping:

And because summertime isn’t complete without an occasional ice cream cone, here’s Kira enjoying hers.  And enjoy it she did…she said “Yum yum” after almost every lick and ate the entire thing!

Stay tuned for pictures from the beach!


  1. Grama says:

    Does “The Burbs” sound familiar? And when you turn 70, you’ll have been 35 twice 🙂

  2. Simone says:

    nom nom nom… fair enough I say. Happy birthday! Love the furniture. All my potted veges are slow to grow… ground is def better if you can get it! Wow on the measurements! Thats awesome!

  3. Jenna says:

    Happy belated birthday!

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