Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Baptism Day

Sam and Jack were baptized Sunday at St. Paul UMC. Here are some pictures my sister in law took. Click on any image to enlarge it!


Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Have you noticed?

Have you noticed that I haven't really posted anything of substance lately? Okay, ever? Well, I am stuck. I can't think of a darn thing to write about.

So, I'll write about what is on TV right now. Lee Cruse on WLEX is visiting a physical therapy place for dogs. There is a fat little pug in a hydrotherapy tank, wearing a life vest and walking. It looks a little cruel and unusual. They are now showing a pressurized oxygen chamber to put your dog in. Now they have a dog in an electromagnetic chamber which is intended to stimulate bone growth.

Which leads me to this random thought....when I met John, his hand was in a cast because he had broken it playing basketball. He had a little electromagnetic thing he had to put his hand in for 30 minutes a day. He used it on the way to or from visiting me! What a way to maximize a 90 minute commute, right???

Back to the topic, sort of. John's little doomahickey that made his hand well cost several hundred dollars and wasn't covered by insurance. I'm thinking, if that little thing cost that much, how much are people shelling out to put their dogs in this huge chamber with all the magnetic vibes shooting around to heal up their pooches???

I am clearly in the wrong business!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Virtual Makeover!

Ivillage has this very cool tool...makeover-0-matic. Just enter a picture and start playing!
Here's the link to mine...I couldn't get it to copy into my blog.

http://makeover.ivillage.com/IVillage/flashRemoting/viewEmail.jsp?viewMyLook=WBHELQu6rjY%3D

Sunday, March 11, 2007

New pic!

Note the new picture of me. It looks less matronly.

Why have none of my so called friends mentioned that I should NEVER wear turtlenecks?
Thanks girls!!!

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

My name is Elly and I'm a food-a-holic.

Seriously. As anyone who looks at me can tell, I LOVE FOOD. All food. I mean, these darn Girl Scout cookies are about to put an end to me. I plan our week around our menus. Our vacations center around where we'll eat. Food is big for me. Really big.

Anyway, I have realized that I might have a problem. To make a long story short, I have been dealing with some recurring pain issues that I suspect are related to an as yet undiagnosed chronic illness. Because I am liscenced to practice medicine in my spare time (ha!), I have researched the symptoms and related conditions and am trying to treat myself. One thing I've heard really helps is diet. I've been researching the different recommended diets.

One thing I read started off with a list of foods to eliminate: chocolate, coffee, carbonated beverages, and alcohol. What? Then it proceeded to recommend eliminating dairy, wheat, white flour, white sugar, and just about every pleasurable food on the planet. I mean, you would be eating turkey and lettuce and carrots. You might feel better, but what would be the point. Why would you want to live?

Maybe if I could get past the whole food thing, I would be able to solve some of my problems: weight, fatigue, etc. However, it isn't looking good. I think I'd rather suffer with the pain and indulge my food addiction.