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Mary Carmen

Mary Carmen

Recovering academic librarian, SAHM, knitter, yarn snob, & walking addict. My world is being overtaken by toys that make noise.
My daughter is in LOVE with Elmo. Anything Elmo she freaks out for. This morning at music class one of the girls was dressed as Elmo for Halloween. Did my daughter try to tackle her with hugs at least 3 times....yes. Yes, she did.
JFC there are a lot of angry people walking around on Monday mornings.
A full week of boot camp, watching my food intake and drinking half my weight in water has resulted in a loss of 6 pounds and 6 inches off of my body. That includes 3 inches off my hips and 2.5 off my thighs. I'm a believer.
By half your weight in water, do you mean an oz of water for each pound? - Katy S
Yup. - Mary Carmen
No way!!! That's awesome!!!! You've worked so hard this week. How do you feel? - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
(That sounds like enough water to drown me!!) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
That's great MC!! Are you still doing all that crazy walking you were doing right after the baby was born? - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Did you go on the weekend, too? - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
I don't get to walk as much as I used to, but I still try to get out several times a week. I go on Saturday morning, except not this week because they were having an event. There is no session on Sunday. Rest day. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
Congrats. That is a tough, tough thing to do. - Laura Krier
Boot camp week 2: it's all about that ass, that ass, no treble.
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Saddest. Octopus. Ever.
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Awww. - Pete
Cephalapout - Pete
^ love that ^ - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Philosopher suggest that this one should show up at her wedding :) - Hedgehog from Android
Philosopher is wise. - Julian
OMG!!!!
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So daggone cute! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I just rolled my eyes so hard I went back to yesterday morning.
Can anyone recommend a good fish/krill oil supplement?
Boot camp day 5: so. Many. Squats. My ass is gonna secede from the nation.
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Boot camp day 4: burpee challenge. 20 in 60 seconds. A PR for me. Now I'm gonna go hurl.
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You go girl ... I'm confident I couldn't do one. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I need a cut and new hairstyle.
yeah, me too. what kind of style are you thinking about? - Marie
Don't know. I may want to let it grow a bit more. I was thinking bangs, I don't know. I need something easy to deal with as I can't get to the salon every 6 weeks. - Mary Carmen
Recurring dreams: 1. I'm in high school and I can't remember my locker combination, and 2. I keep thinking that I have missed a ton of assignments and am failing the class.
I know that dream. - Big Joe Silence from Android
Do you have your shoes on? For some reason I'm always barefoot as I try to navigate those hallways - WarLord
I have my shoes. - Mary Carmen
Actually, that dream was my senior year. - Big Joe Silence from Android
I have those as well! Also: 3) I'm graduating from high school for the 3rd, 4th, 5th time because I kept going back to try to get better grades. I suddenly realise I'm a married mother of two hanging out with 17yo's and wearing a uniform but that's not weird. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Then there's the dream where I'm trying to text or call someone, and for some reason, I just CANNOT type in the right combination of characters/numbers. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Anxiety about the new boot camp experience and fear of failure? - Janet from FFHound!
No clue. But I have anxiety so it makes sense. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
I have that dream all the time. That, and the one where I'm running away from people with guns through a factory while I'm protecting a baby. - Steven Perez
In my recurring dream, I'm not wearing trousers and I'm going around trying to find some trousers to put on before the people around me realize I'm not wearing any. - bentley
First time on FriendFeed in sooooo long for this post! You never disappoint, Mary Carmen!! Hope the family is well!! :-) - Harold Cabezas from Android
HI HAROLD! Wr are alive and well over here, you? - Mary Carmen
Very well, Carmen!! Thanks for asking. How is motherhood treating you...? Being a parent is the best thing in the world; ten years as a parent and it just keeps getting better with every passing year... :-) - Harold Cabezas from Android
I love it. It is a lot of fun. She is growing too fast! - Mary Carmen
Awesome...! Very happy for you and the Mr. I'll catch up on your pics tomorrow/this weekend. :-) - Harold Cabezas from Android
My daughter is dancing to Taylor Swift...I am okay with this.
Does she just wanna shake? - Stephen Mack
James Brown is more better :) - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Boot camp day 3: 100 squats in 1:45 and she didn't hurl.
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My arse hurts for you already. Fanny good work!! - Janet from FFHound!
Great job, MC! - Stephen Mack
"He tossed my salad like his name Romain" is gonna be cracking me up for days and days and days.
Boot camp day 2. So many mountain climbers I think I'm halfway to Everest.
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Go MC go! - Stephen Mack
Are you sore?? - Janet from FFHound!
Very. It only hurts when I move ;-) - Mary Carmen from iPhone
My trainers suggest pickle juice. I forgot this and my arms are screaming. - Janet from FFHound!
I am trying the pickle juice. How much should I be drinking I wonder. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
And bananas - Yvonne Renee
New nephew today. Big baby: 7.5 pounds 20 inches.
Woot! congratulations :) - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
That's what Logan was! Congrats! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Morning #1 of boot camp in the books. SHE LIVES!
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Hello :) - Pete
Howdy. - Mary Carmen
Boot camp at what, 6 am?!! You're a BEAST. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Yeah, it is at 6am. It's pretty great though....just when you feel like you're going to die, it's over. - Mary Carmen
I should go shower....
I'm having one of those days.....
Bad,comical,weird? - Pete from FFHound(roid)!
All of the above? - Anne Bouey
We decided it was truly a Friday the 13th with a supermoon. Seriously! - Janet
Is MSNBC seriously just following this ambulance to the NIH? RIVETING COVERAGE
So, they're literally chasing an ambulance. Sheesh. - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Ebola situation is sorta kinda getting fucking scary.
I don't get it. Why are you scared? Of what? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Amen Mary! Stephen, it only takes one breach of protocol to harm many. - Janet from FFHound!
It's possible to be scared of something without it being a direct threat to you or your community. The idea that Ebola could devastate millions of people in West Africa so quickly is pretty frightening. - Johnny from iPhone
I'm pretty sure that ebola in the US won't spread at the same rate as in West Africa, but it was disturbing to see how quickly the whole "We're the US - we got this 100% covered" argument fell apart. - Brian Johns
On the other hand, what could possibly go wrong? We spend more money on healthcare than any other nation and that's led to a system with full coverage and perfect outcomes for all, regardless of social, racial, educational, or economic status. Right? Right??? On second thought, maybe we are boned. - Brian Johns
There is certainly a "over there" mentally going on in countries like the US and Australia. When the situation is looked at on a global scale, it's definitely a thing. Africa, Europe and Asia are all land linked. It's easy to sit here on my island and go "at least they'll catch them arriving by plane" but considering the incubation period is up to 21 days, an infected carrier could spread it to other parts of the African continent or Europe/Asia without stepping in an airport. - Johnny from iPhone
I'm scared of it now, because of the sheer idiocy of the hospital in TX. They exposed us to so much danger, they broke the seal of "American Health care will prevent Africa-like outbreaks". I'm stunned that the hospital *ignored* protocol for days (they didn't wear head protection, no goggles, no full facial protection!!!). And then the CDC, assuming they followed protocol, said the... more... - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
What's scary to me is not knowing if or how many people are moving about the US unknowingly contagious. There are few places in the USA untouched by global travel, so I figured it was only a matter of time before we saw it here. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
And going off what Rudi said, the protocol breach may not be that dangerous for Ebola but if something as serious as Ebola gets that lack of seriousness applied to it, what's the strength of other protocols for less deadly but more contagious diseases. - Johnny from iPhone
I just don't understand why a travel ban is not instituted. That could alleviate some of the problems. Also, the CDC just put out a warning to NYC that they should be on the alert for Ebola since they are a common port of entry for West Africans. - Mary Carmen
Here's one argument against the travel ban: http://blogs.cdc.gov/global... - Brian Johns
I'm not really convinced by that. I think the airport screenings are bullshit. Checking for a fever is not a guarantee and people may not show signs. If what the nurses' union is stating is true, then we are not doing everything we can to prevent more cases in the US. Either way, the gov't needs to get it's shit together. - Mary Carmen
Also, the house committee hearing today was redonk. - Mary Carmen
Working in imaging, usually step two of an ER visit- I cannot begin to tell you how many times Universal Precautions failed us. People are being triaged on a fast pace and tests ordered prior to results and waiting. At least three times a week we find we had a MRSA patient and we were unaware, hence no precautions. - Janet
So Wednesday I am gonna go and give this fitness bootcamp a try. Gonna do the 28 days and if I like it and see some results I'm gonna stick with it. I am kinda excited about it. http://www.fitbodybootcamp.com/manteca...
Cool! I hope you have an awesome time :D - Jennifer Dittrich
That's awesome - Stephen Mack
Sweet. Good luck and kick ass! - Tamara J. B.
Have fun. - bentley
Neat! Kick ass! - Marie
Cool! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Enjoy! But be careful. I have a number of friends who have done Fit Body Boot Camp and quality of instruction varies greatly by location. Be your own advocate every step of the way. The trainers may not always do so on your behalf (they are driven by turning out fast results to bring in more clients, not by ensuring your health and wellness). H.I.I.T. is hard but awesome! You're gonna love it! :D - Hookuh Tinypants
It was pretty fucking awesome. I'm in. I was very relieved to see that it was not Cross Fit. - Mary Carmen
Yay! :D (And I'm glad I'm not the only person who gets all >.> at Cross Fit...) - Hookuh Tinypants
Yay! Can't wait to see how you feel at the end! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
No way, Amanda. Cross fit looks like a great way to permanently injure yourself. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
^^ - Janet from FFHound!
Either I've forgotten how funny MST3K is or I have been in real need of laughing hysterically.
Possibly both. - Steven Perez
Enterovirus. Ebola. DON'T LEAVE YOUR HOUSE!!!! JFC.
October 6th and 97 degrees. Oh, California.
TRADE YOU! *freezing* - MoTO: #TeamMarina
This is some bullshit, isn't it? Road trip to someplace cold! - Corinne L
I am weeping for all of you. [/not even a hint of sympathy] - Steven Perez from Android
Perfectly normal Bay Area summer, lol - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
What, you thought CA's "October burning" title was only a reference to the wildfires? - Soup in a TARDIS
Looks like another month of warm: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/product... - Amit Patel
Today is the Feast of St. Francis. Everyone go hug an animal!!!!
See second half of this video: https://www.facebook.com/video... - bentley
I used to put St. Francis medals on my cats' collars...need to find a good source for those. - Corinne L
Only one! I must hug at least three. - Laura
Wait, does this mean that I hug myself? - Steven Perez
Done! I also let the same on puke on my nightgown. Poor old man. - ~Courtney F
That moment where you are outside, with your oxygen tank, smoking a cigarette....yeah, you may wanna rethink that decision.
some times there is a victory in letting go and not giving a damn - Azemat
Is there victory in exploding? o.O - Soup in a TARDIS
People, make note of this day. I got out of Target spending less than $30. It is a rare event.
No way! *impressed* - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
What is this witchcraft?! - Hookuh Tinypants
^This! - Jenny H. from Android
Even better: I managed to get out of COSTCO spending less than $30. - Glen Campbell
UNPOSSIBLE!!!!! - Mary Carmen
I went to Target while I was in Washington last week only looking for travel size sunblock and a banana and left with $150 in fitnesswear, snacks, and random crap from the dollar bins. I bow to your willpower! - Hookuh Tinypants from FreshFeed
I have yet to manage such a feat! - Yvonne Renee
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