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Long Time Away-thought I'd Catch Up!:)

Taught an evening class tonight~3 to 5 year-olds on astronomy...I learned a lot of stuff because you have to bone up on things you're not so knowledgable in , ya know? Did you know stars twinkle because they are so far away, and when their light is traveling thorugh space, cosmic disturbances can shift and refract the light, as well as the stirring of our own atmosphere. This shift is seen as "twinkling" or movement of the light. Planets don't twinkle because they are much bigger and closer in "

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Update On Nose; Katrina; Etc.

Thursday, September 08, 2005 4:11 PM - I jumped the gun... Current mood: nauseated Okay~I'm not quite as recovered as I thought. My nasal cavities swelled up quite a bit last night, and I had to take pain meds just to sleep. I've been spitting up chunks of bloody mucus-which is simply gross, but I can't blow my nose-sometimes they go down my throat and make me nauseated. I can't afford to be out of work anymore!! Arghhhh.My friend Marti (not the one on here!) just found out she has mono-great.

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Having Surgery Tomorrow

So, I'm having surgery on Tuesday~the whole nine yards - septoplasty, ESS (endoscopic sinus surgery), turbinate reduction and polyp removal. In translation, this means they are going to ream my nose and sinuses out with a small catuerizing laser and break the cartilage inside of my nose to reposition it. I can't wait! I've already freaked myself out by reading too much of the misleading internet, and have come full circle to accept my fate and hope for the best. My friend Marti is taking me in

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You Can Google Me!

Haha- I just googled my screen name, and a bunch of pics came up. Does that make me famous? Hehe :grin: Here's the Google Link:Google Me!

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Bugfest Feast!

Okay...the Old Man requested to see some pictures of some of the things I ate at Bugfest last Saturday. I pulled these off the loacl news website. Enjoy!! I did! First, I started with the scorpion and silkworm pupa stir-fry:Then, you add some "critter fritters" made with mealworms, waxworms, and crickets: Add some "ant"-chiladas to your plate..yummy!!And for the piece de resistance' ~ Giant steamed Waterbug!!I even went back for seconds!!

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Look Where I'm Going!

So, I'm really excited about the Bugfest tomorrow. It's a whole day dedicated to insects!! Ewwww...Kath would love that! Haha I will also be eating plenty of dishes served up with bugs at the Cafe Insecta! Great stuff...Check out the festivities at:NC Musuem of Natural Sciences Bugfest!Now aren't you jealous?

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And The Band Plays On.....

To save repetition in typing, I have copied my recent entry from my space here..so those of you that actually read this will know I'm not dead...just barely breathing!! HAHAMy daughter has had a great first week home. She got here Sat evening, and Sunday morning she woke up with a fever of 103. Monday was the same, with her fever wavering between 101 and 103, even with Advil every 4 to 6 hours. The doctor said just to wait it out for at least 72 hours. She also had red swellings on her legs and

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Sun~baked Tonya

Well, I had a wonderful time yesterday just sitting around the apartment complex pool with two of my girlfriends just blabbing like girls do. We were out there around four hours, just chatting about everything and nothing~without kids! What a nice break. However, this was my first time laying out in a bathing suit this season, and since I had basically a farmer's tan(my neck and arms) from work, I decided to forego the sunblock. Oh, and to make it even better, I added straight baby oil to the mi

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Back And Forth..

I shift back and forth between this blog and the other one I keep at my space. Sometimes I actually have some neat thoughts there~my opinion~of course! But if you'd like to check it out, you can click here:Tonya's MySpace BlogIt's always a bit odd to come here and see that so many people are reading this. Who are you delightful strangers that find amusement in my paltry writing? Unless, of course, you just come here to laugh at me~but I wouldn't blame you! I try to laugh at myself as much as po

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Bored And I Wanna Dance...

So, I've went on a couple of dates~enough to make up for the couple of years I've been pursuing a job and single parenthood. Apparently I haven't really been missing all that much!! How long must one fish this sea?? Or is it fished out?? I think the mercury has killed all the really great guys as well. Is it too much to want someone just like Gil Grissom off CSI?? Okay, that order might be a little too steep. Personally, I just want to go out and dance some more. I feel like I'm 20 again, and

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Memorial Day Weekend

My weekend went much better than anticipated! Yeah!! Went out with a friend and her boyfriend Saturday night, and I got to dance~nothing makes me happier!! Also spent a day doing the girl "thang"~having coffee, shopping, and generally shooting the shit for hours on end...that was great as I don't get to do that too often as well. So. overall, my first weekend by myself went great, and I am pleased. Goodness, I worry too much! :grin: The house is so quiet and clean without an 11 year old here

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Kind Of Bummed...

Not looking forward to the next couple of weeks. My daughter will be in FL with her dad, and I met an awesome guy I was planning on spending some great time with. That went to sh#t. In the span of a week, I succeeded, after being treated like a queen, to apparently scaring him off because I was honest and said I really liked him. If I would have played games and the hard-to-get role~it seems I would still be in what I thought was pleasant company. I now know he's an ass, but that was after I o

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You Can't Make This Stuff Up!

Various headlines from around the world...all ripped from today's headlines!!! MAN EATS UNDERWEAR....REAL ESTATE AD~FREE TO GOOD HOME~AND FINALLY.....

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Just A Boring Rant.....

Let's see...I really hate to just sit and bitch, but I need to get some things off of my chest. How has my week been?? Well, for starters, my couch is broke...and this sucks. People have been trying to be nice~"Hey, I know where you can get a decent used couch for a hundred bucks." Yeah-like I have a hundred dollars for a couch. HA !! I've been driving around for three days with my oil light blinking...not because I'm too stupid to add more, but because I didn't have two bucks for a quart of oil

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Such A Lovely Girl, My Shelby!

I realized that I have spent a lot of time complaining about many of the bad things that my daughter does, and have not shared the positive aspects of who she is. Well, I'm doing that now!Shelby is very smart. She always gets excellent grades in school, and she is actually in an advanced reading class. She reads all of the time~just like Mom, she has about 4 different books going at once. When we hop into the car to go somewhere, she takes about 5 books with her "just in case." hahaShe loves ani

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An 80 Lb Snake And Other Stuff!

Had a busy couple of weeks!! Last week was the final day of my homeschool group..we've been discussing The Lorax and the conservation issues surrounding this Dr. Suess classic. I saw these kids twice a month for the last three months and I must say I miss the little crumb- snatchers! Here's a pic of my class in front of the "Lorax" mural we created during the course of the class! This weekend I worked a park celebration that had over 1100 attendees! Needless to say, that was a busy tiring day

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Chicken Soup For The Beer Drinker

My friend Tammy in Iraq always sends me funny crap..here's her newest.... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel shamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, "It is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and wo

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It's Not Always Rainbows And Butterflies...

I feel a need to write this evening as I haven't really been inudated by IMs and random emails. It's funny how I miss the constant blathering chatter from the peanut gallery. I wish I could wax poetic and be witty and bantering-what I would consider my usual self-but my happiness is held in check by the invisible strings of money. Men-bleh!...it infuriates me that they can create life and walk away from their responsibilities. At the same time they can call thier minatures on the phone and play

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Maternal Bliss (poem)

This is one of my poems that I wrote in 1992 for college. It's one of my favs. "Maternal Bliss"America, my beautiful country,So true to your heritage.Trails of Tears, ComeAmerica.Come steal our land, Kill our braves,And rape our women.America of spacious skies,Bring forth the ships Of weary niggers.Beat them, chain them,And rip away their pride.America, land of the free,Send our sons far awayTo dieAn unimportant death.Savagely spit uponThe bent heads of the Lucky survivorsWhen they return

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L-o-n-g Week!

Boy, what a long week! The park is super busy due to spring-we have tons of school kids coming for nature programs! It's nice to stay busy, though-I love talking to young kids-they're so unjaded! Preschoolers are the best-so curious and honest....it's tiring to actually come home to my own preteen where everything I say or do is wrong! We had to do a major discipline overhaul in the house this week because I've been lax about doling out the consequences...it's so much easier to blow off the pun

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Awesome Night!

Most awesome night! The emoticons probably express it better than me....met a cute guy, had a few drinks, some great conversation, and now I'm left wanting more!!! Ha-Ha - can't scare him off (yet!), but man those gorgeous blue eyes!!! Love those electrical sparks that make you sizzle...hate being "proper" so you're not considered "easy"! Horrid thought-makes you want to abandon parenthood and run off into the singles world!! Of course, I would never do that-but one can have fleeting thoughts,

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Im Hell And The Beauty Of Tiwwa

Boy, the cyber world is a scary place. I haven't had instant messenger in awhile, because I felt no need for it. Well, I posted a pic on the Hot or Not site because I want to meet new people (mostly of the male variety!). Many people had IM names, so I decided to install yahoo messenger. Great. All's well. Then out of the woodwork all of these random guys start IMing me, saying the most bizarre things! I am just internet-challenged. I didn't realize that the yahoo member directory showed me as "

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Life's Journey

Life's Journey :hang:Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn-out, shouting - Holy shit!! What a ride!! My best friend Tammy sent me this from Iraq, so I figure she knows better than anybody!!!

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Been Fascinated By This Hot Or Not Site!

A friend's son showed me this site and it's a great way to meet people in your area. The weird thing about it is that they put up your pic to be rated by others. Kind of different...but you can only contact people if you both click on each other so it's a good way to weed people out, and you don't have to have your pic rated...I am just curious to get random people's opinions on me, because of the occasional bouts of low self esteem. I'm only a 6.8! LOL! At least I'm not a 2! Anyway, it sounded

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