Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Cherry Head

My son graduated last week.  After viewing the graduation pictures, I now see part of my body image problem.  First of all, in the race to see who can be the biggest, I think my stomach finally caught up with my chest.  This is not good.  I am now a full fledged apple.  To make this even more awkward, my head is the size of a pin....well, maybe more like a cherry...on top of a cantaloupe.  The saving grace is that I keep thinking that my little head means that I'm meant to be a little person....somehow the little person that I'm meant to be was eaten by the ravenous fat lady show in the picture.  I'm going to find a way to let her out...I think she's lonely in there.

Please tell me that this was just a weird angle....I don't think Tommy got my good side...you know the one showing me from the chin up. This picture may be going on my refrigerator...and every potential piece of food that could go into my mouth.  I actually think I look kind of scary....

I did do another 30 minutes on the elliptical this morning and walked five miles yesterday at Mission Hills...in my pajamas. These were not just any pajamas...they were pink pajamas with sock monkeys on them....and contrasting purple flower trim. Very...very....sexy. I will say that the coordinators of the Breast Cancer Three Day come up with new and creative ways on a daily basis to test your commitment level! Loree, Gloria and I bought matching pajamas to walk in - I must admit that it was very fun. The walk was great and we pretty much had individual attention since we were the only walkers that showed up. I'm not sure if everyone else thought that 4pm was a little early for nightwear...most of them walked at 8am that morning. It didn't matter...we proudly sported our monkeys and took to the hills. 

I am not seeing the gym in my future for tomorrow...sorry, Joy.  It is now 2am and I haven't been to bed yet.  I have a 7:30am meeting with a student.  I'm trying not to think long and hard about that being in 5 1/2 hours.  I spent most of the evening at the IMCU with Matthew.  He did further damage to his already damaged right knee and was in a significant amount of pain.  We couldnt' get through to his orthopedic surgeon so the Kaiser nurse recommended the IMCU as a good alternative.  It worked well, I must admit.  Other than our MA had the personality of a rock...a rather mean and pointy one.  She spent several minutes lecturing rather than teaching and made us feel several times that we were a big inconvenience to her.  On a bad night, I would have made some comments.  Tonight, I just went with it...and figured that she was having a bad night...or a bad life...or a severely poor career choice.  No sweat...we got what we came for...a new brace and some pain meds.  Fortunately, the rest of the staff was great.  Maybe she had eaten her thin person, too, and it was causing her indigestion. 

OK...I'm off to bed now.  My Statistics paper is done and turned in.  I finished a few outstanding projects at work today...and by outstanding, I don't mean applause worthy, I mean late....Overall, it's been a very productive day.  Tomorrow is another day....well...actually tomorrow is here.  Please pray that I sleep fast.  Have a good day!


  1. That is just a funny camera angle--even at my thinnest, if I got photographed at a 3/4 view I looked heavy. Keep on the right track--you're not alone. Signed-A fellow Apple

  2. Sheri, I love you. Your way with words always touches me, either in my sympathetic bone, or funny bone... but always in a good way. Please keep writing!