Life changing chiropractic for about $20:

Dr. Ruch’s books (WAY cheaper than an adjustment):

Knees: AmazonSmile: GOT KNEE PAIN? Where is Your Tibia?: 9781977224149: Ruch, William: Books

Hips/pelvis (as important as the spine since they mess up everything else if they are off – it’s not just for birthing): The Level Pelvis Method: for Pregnancy and Birthing Ease – Kindle edition by Ruch DC, Dr. William J.. Health, Fitness & Dieting Kindle eBooks @ AmazonSmile.

Self – You’re the problem

While I can’t dismiss that there are more influences than just me, I’m finding again and again that whatever maladaptive thing the kiddo is doing, if I slow down and ask where it came from? It me. /facepalm

Tries to solve perceived problems without help? Yup

Ignores or hides pain instead of sharing and asking for help? Yup

Assume the worst or focus on what is missing instead of what is there? Yeah. I’ve been aware of and working on this, and I realize now I still have a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong way to go.

Ignore other people’s boundaries if they aren’t clear and direct? Ugh, yup! They should still be clear and direct. And I could tell people that I need them to be clear and direct so I don’t miss what they are trying to communicate.

Not express my boundaries clearly, kindly and firmly? Definitely me.

Struggles to do things that are boring or anxiety inducting? Oh heck yeah that’s me.

And now I think my meds have worn off cause I’m ready to keel over and sleep. On the plus side, the ice pack and stretches have helped my head pain.

Happy New Year!

Got running today for a friend, read most of Spirits in the Wires (borrowed from same friend) – who we had yummy Japanese with at Katana in Sunnyvale yesterday. Also went to see The Princess and the Frog – it was great!

Having a family dinner tonight, the cooking started at three, and folks should start to arrive shortly. Tomorrow we plan to see either Avatar or Sherlock Holmes.

And before I forget – Mel’s brownie sundae sucks, bleh! Only one as bad or worse than Baskin Robbins so far.


So after 6 years of effort… this week begins my first full week of partial telecommuting. πŸ˜€ YAY!

Wednesday we had dinner with J&BW and a couple of their friends. The first time we’ve hung out since their wedding.

Thursday we went to the book launch at the Melting Pot in Rocklin to celebrate our anniversary early and get a copy of the book free with dinner. Yummy, but a bit too much food. I even liked the cheese fondue we got. Especially with the celery strangely enough.

Saturday we got our hair cut and my pirate got his highlighted with blue. It looks really good. Then we went and had lunch at Coco’s since I love their chicken tortilla soup. We picked up JW & PH and headed out to Fairfield to check out the Fairfield Community Center. It was nice but pending getting a contract we’re happy with, I think we’re going to go with the Oakmont Golf Club. After that we headed over to J&SP’s place for a Halloween party. Yummy food as always, good conversation and we played some zombie flux and uno, followed by some Wii Cranium.

Today is our one year first engagement anniversary (tomorrow being the second and our 2 year anniversary). πŸ˜€

Love Languages

I do own and have read this book. I think it’s actually pretty useful. Sometimes the golden rule doesn’t work for love.

The Five Love Languages

My primary love language is probably
Physical Touch
with a secondary love language being
Words of Affirmation.

Complete set of results

Physical Touch: 10
Words of Affirmation: 9
Quality Time: 6
Acts of Service: 5
Receiving Gifts: 0


Unhappiness in relationships, according to Dr. Gary Chapman, is often due to the fact that we speak different love languages. Sometimes we don’t understand our partner’s requirements, or even our own. We all have a “love tank” that needs to be filled in order for us to express love to others, but there are different means by which our tank can be filled, and there are different ways that we can express love to others.

Take the quiz

Getting Caught Up Again – 200+ email backlog

I finally have some time to clear out my mailbox and get somewhat up to date here. I think some of this I may have made time to blog about, but not all of it.

For wedding stuff scroll down to 11-16-2007.
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Winter Speeds By

Lets see… actually mailed all Christmas cards BEFORE Christmas for the first time ever! πŸ˜€

The office is all decorated, including my desk, and people have started adding to my penguin collection. πŸ™‚

Last weekend was San Jose to have lunch with my pirate’s parents for his birthday. Then a nice nap followed by a holiday party in Redwood City. Lots of good food, conversation and a fun white elephant exchange. Sadly I didn’t find my pirate’s bears from last year till the next day. So they’ll have to wait till next year to pass on!

The next day we had dinner with his cousin & family and had a great time. I made the slow cooker chicken again (without the insane lemon this time!) and we’ve been having leftovers all week.

I found some pilates videos I liked at the library – the Gaiam dvds by Ana Caban. So those are on my Amazon wish list to get at some point.

I also got my Amazon gift card in the mail so the last Harry Potter book should be showing up soon. πŸ˜€

This coming weekend is going to be relax time and chore time. Which will be great after so many busy weekends! Oh, and I’m donating blood tomorrow morning. I can make the early appointments now since I can take time off work to volunteer.

Weird things my cats eat…

Mainly Khalua.

I’m reminded of this as she keeps trying to steal watermelon from me. So lets see what I remember!

Peas, watermelon, chips (especially Pringles), bread, oatmeal, poptarts, eggos, eggs, salsa, pasta sauce, green beans, ballons (popped bits), string, floss, blanket lint, most meat products (fish, pepperoni, chicken, steak, etc.), cheese, milk, ice cream, nuts, butter, lettuce, tomato, and I’m sure some stuff I’ve forgotten.

And that is why Khalua is my little goat.

Oh, and spent all day at work reading “Don’t Make Me Think” – great book on usability for web sites… but I read it because we spent all day reinstalling my computer. Oh well, at least it only took one day.