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Monday, October 10, 2011

Lazy, Happy, Weekend.

What a great weekend I had. The first time in 5 weeks I was home and I did absolutely nothing productive. Other than watch TV, particularly sports, I did nothing. I am not even feeling guilty or ashamed by it at all. It was so awesome to just be home.

Of course on Saturday the big event was the OU-Texas game, or as I like to call it....The Great Longhorn Slaughter of 2011.  What a great game my Sooners played! It was amazing and we were very very pleased. My husband and I stayed home to watch. The boy was camping and canoeing with Boy Scouts. I did indulge a bit in a little alcohol which is very rare for me, even during football these days. Then Saturday night, our Rangers won the first game in the play off series. Great weekend for sports.

I didn't spend a lot time watching sports yesterday since the baseball game got canceled and the NFL games were not of great interest to me, but I did tune in off and on. Mainly we spent yesterday watching Tivo. Poor thing is overstuffed. We watched that new show Terra Nova with the kids, it's the one with dinosaurs, and they really enjoyed it.  It was so nice to just chill out at home with the kids. It rained a lot yesterday and we needed it. We spent some time with the back door open listening to the sound of the rain.....a sound we haven't heard in a long time.  In fact we got SO much rain that my son's troop had to come home Saturday night. They got nearly 7 inches near where they were camping and not all the boys had rain gear for their tents.

Unfortunately, this morning I woke up with a migraine. All this changing barometric pressure is not great for my head.  I've taken some medicine, but I continue to struggle with it. I hate these dang migraines.  I decided to forgo the gym today and spent the time lying on the couch in my office with the lights out. I knew I had to get through the afternoon here at work. It helped a little but not much. Now I'm just counting down until I can get home to my dark bedroom.

As most of you know it is breast health month. I wrote a post on my other blog about it and you might want to check it out here.  I saw a cute post on facebook from my home town hospital's staff which was a video the made for a contest called the Pink Glove Dance. Apparently there is a contest you can enter to help raise money for breast cancer where people wear pink surgical gloves and dance. Kinda funny and I actually know a few people in the video.
There are several cute entries and you can vote for your favorite at www.pinkglovedance.com 

Have you or someone you know been affected by breast cancer? Have you ever participated in an event to raise money for breast cancer?  I haven't, but I'd like to. I know some people who did the 3 day walk, 60 miles, and I thought that was amazing. Back then it was not something I could even fathom doing, now it doesn't seem so impossible.

That's it for me on this long migraine ridden Monday. Hope you all had a good start to your week!


  1. Hi Ann, monday comes all too quickly! Our DVR is almost full with shows we have taped but haven't had time to watch yet.

    I have 3 friends who have had breast cancer as well as some others that I know but am not close to and some mother's of friends as well.

    The company my husband works for does a lot of fund raising for breast cancer. We have friends who participate in the walks but I myself have not.

    Sorry about the migraine. My hubby just started taking Butterbur extract for migraine prevention - Dr Andrew Weil said it works well for some people. The preventative prescription meds he tried really messed with his brain and he couldn't function on them. We hope this works.

    Oh and I wanted to let you know that the Kirkland enteric fish oil was well rated on the ConsumerLab.com site and considered a good value at it's price point! Thanks for letting me know about it.

    Hope your head pain is gone soon and that tomorrow is a better day.

  2. My mother died at age 42 with breast cancer and I have several friends who are breast cancer survivors. I want to do the 3 day walk within the next year.

  3. Thanks for not going on too much about the slaughter of the my Horns.

    The video is cute. My post about Pink October is not so cute... Maybe next year I will have a different perspective. (And, I won't be 12 days post-op in another phase of breast reconstruction.)


  4. I can sympathize with your migraine pains - I suffer from them too. I hope you feel better soon.

    Unfortunately I know several people who have suffered survived from breast cancer as well as other types. It feels so common nowadays that it's scary. Right now, my aunt - who is like the sister I never had - is struggling through cancer right now. It started as breast cancer but has recently been spreading.

    I wish they had cancer (and other illness) awareness walks here in Kuwait. I would love to participate. The only thing I've ever done is volunteer at a children's cancer center ... it was heartbreaking, but at the same time, they really taught me what it means to be courageous.

  5. Nice to read that you had a SLOW weekend compared to other wiz bangs. Fantastic! Almost a retreat fro you and the fam!

    As for me, not for breast cancer, but I did, and will again for diabetes. All of those events pay off in awareness, plus $$.

    Sorry about that migraine. Hope it is over now.


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