Friday, February 9, 2007

Friday Follies

I was tagged in the nicest way by Sharon and I will get to that in just a moment.

I have nothing to report on the training front - I am still sick. Husband insisted on taking me to urgent care this morning. I woke up coughing at 2:30am, my chest was burning, and it felt like someone was standing on me. They nebulized me so I could breath better and sent me off with three different prescriptions. Just woke up from a great nap. Not sure if I slept so well because one of the meds made me stop coughing or if it was related to the "Caution: Do not operate heavy equipment" warning. Either way, I'm glad to have gotten some much needed sleep! I sure hope to be on the mend soon. Until then, at least I have a good reason to be lazy. :)

Anyway, back to the tag:

A — Available or Married? Happily Married to a wonderful man. :)
B — Best Friend? See above.
C — Childhood memory: Sitting on my grandpa's lap :)
D — Drink of Choice? dark coffee with half-n-half in the morning, water or iced tea (no sweetener) in the afternoon.
E — Essential Item? Sadly, it is probably the coffee with half-n-half in the morning. I just cannot start my day without it. This can be a problem when travelling. I've been known to bring a plunger pot, my own coffee, and half-n-half (or make a trip to the store upon arrival somewhere if carrying half-n-half isn't feasible)
F — Favorite Color? I love rich browns, but I'm actually quite fond of all warm colors
G — Gummi Bears or Worms? I really don't care for either.
H — Hometown? Toledo, OH
I — Indulgence? I've gotten pretty fond of clif honey peanut mojo bars and peppermint stick luna bars and eat one or the other almost daily as a snack. I also recently discovered dark chocolate MnMs; it's best if I just stay away from those all together.
J — January or February? February
K — Kids and Names? Stefan (15) & Marie (13)
L — Last Lipid profile results? Cholesterol - 186, triglycerides - 75, HDL - 74
M — Marriage Date? March 18, 1989
N — Number of Siblings? 1 older sister, Sue
O — Oranges or Apples? McIntosh Apples!! I love them. Why were they so hard to find this year?!?!?!
P — Phobias/Fears? I'm terribly afraid of heights. I also don't like driving in traffic.
Q — Favorite Quote? "I can to all things through Christ who strengthens me"
R — Reason to Smile? I have been so incredibly blessed, there no good reason NOT to smile.
S — Season? Fall
T — Tag 3 People! Sorry, I'm too sick to figure out who hasn't done this already so I am going to pass on tagging this time around.
U — Unknown Fact About Me: I have a hummingbird tattoo on my left shoulder
V — Vice? Red wine.
W — Worst Habit? I tend to leave my dirty gym clothes all over the house as I start taking things off when I get home - if anyone else in the family did that, it would drive me nuts.
X — X-terra or regular tri? Regular Tri for sure
Y — Your favorite food? Sea bass is mighty tasty as a main course, but hard to find here in the desert. Green Chile Papas (potatoes) is pretty tasty for any meal.
Z — Zodiac? Aquarius

Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. Oh Lisa you sound so so sick. I'm sorry that you have to be so miserable. I hope the hubby is babying you properly.
    Good for you for knowing you vital heart stats. When I get the time - which will not be until at least Monday when I'm off work. I'm going to post a long rant about taking charge of your health and the vital lab values everyone should know about themselves. Stay tuned for a mommy lecture. :)

  2. Rest up and get better soon.

    medication with a cup a coffee, always a good combination to start the day off.

    I might have to try those mojo bars thou.

    Take care of yourself.

  3. i hope you're feeling better and the meds have started to kick in. no fun to be sick - take it easy and get well!

  4. Nice that you can have someone there to take care of you, be sure to get plenty of rest. I'm nursing a pretty bad left shin splint at the moment, just in time for the Austin Marathon next Sunday, unfortunately.

  5. Your birthday must be coming up, or has just passed. Hope it was/will be a good one. Sometimes I feel the way you said - happy I can at least rest while I am sick. I believe that's why illness, most often, comes to us in the first place - to slow us down, to teach us something, to mellow us when we are too tense.

    As to the Bill Strickland school, the links are on my blog :).

  6. My favorite color is brown too. My friends make fun of my brown clothes, shoes, and various shades of it on my walls. Hope you feel 100% better soon!