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Friends only.

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Friends Cut

It was just time to do this. Since adding a new baby to the family, I've just had much less internet time and it's been harder and harder to keep up with my friend list. I find that I'm rushing through reading people's entries and not commenting because I'm trying to get to the next entry while I still have time. There are also certain people whose entries I feel like I'm skipping over a lot because we simply don't have a lot in common and I find that these same people rarely ever comment in my journal so I suspect that they are also skipping my entries for the same reason. So if I cut you, it's for one of the following reasons:

*You never update/comment and I'm assuming that your LJ has been abandoned

*I find myself scrolling past your entries (which isn't fair to you)

*I just feel like we haven't connected

*You've switched journals
(For those of you that this applies to, I kept the LJ that you most frequently update. If you want me to re-add the other one, just let me know.)

If you feel like I've made a mistake or you really still want to remain friends, send me a PM and I will re-add you. I just really want to start spending more time reading and commenting on people's entries and I feel like I need to "lighten the load" in order to do that.

On another note, if you feel like removing me for any reason, I will not be offended :)
speakfromwithin: (Sarah Lynn)
I've been asked to share the story of my adoption so I figured I'd make a separate entry rather than reply in a comment in case anyone else was interested in hear the whole story, plus it's kind of a long one.

*I've been working on this since November 1st and FINALLY have gotten around to finishing it.

A little bit of background )

How they came to meet me )

Info on my biological parents )

The fight to keep me )

Dream come true )
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Day Zero Project, aka, 101 in 1001

My 101 in 1001 )

Currently in progress:
*Start and complete the 30 Day Shred-
Level 1 complete!
Level 2:
Day 5 complete

*Master 5 different workout videos not including the 30 Day Shred
1. Banish Fat Boost Metabolism- Day 5 complete (4 circuits)
2. Element Yoga for Weight Loss-

*Start strength training again and do it at least 3 times a week

*Go for at least a month without eating fast food

*Lose 5-10 healthy pounds- 2 pounds lost

*Do not drink soda for 1 year

*Start charting in detail on Fertility Friend (temps, fertility signs, symptoms)

*Write Jon a note of encouragement at least once every two weeks (6 months to be considered complete)

* Fully potty train Arianna (including night training) (No night accidents for 2 weeks to be considered complete)-
Re-starting 12/15: 1 week 2 days down!  Restarting 12/25: 1 week 1 days down!
Re-starting 1/4:

*Read Arianna one bedtime story every night (3 months to be considered complete, must read a story in the morning if she falls asleep early the night before)- 20 nights complete

*Give $1 to charity every time opportunity arises

*Write at least 5 letters of thanks regarding good products or customer service

*Purposely park in a space that's further away so somebody else can have the closer spot (One month to be considered complete)

*Take the shopping cart to the nearest cart bay instead of leaving it in the parking space next to me. (One month to be considered complete)

*Cut internet time down to 2 hours a day (non-consecutive)

*Complete a 365 photo challenge

*Make one DITL post a month

*Read 30 new books
1. The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck
2. Common Sense by Glenn Beck
3. The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
4. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by  Gregory Maguire
5. The Pact by Jodi Picoult
6. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
7. Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk
8. Intervention by Robin Cook
9. The Shack by William P. Young
10. Harmful Intent by Robin Cook
11. Nervous: A Novel by Zane
12. Afterburn: A Novel by Zane
13. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
14. Lucky: A Memoir by Alice Sebold
15. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

*Watch 30 new movies

1. Inglourious Basterds
2. The Goonies
3. The Big Lebowski
4. V For Vendetta


Oct. 15th, 2009 12:08 pm
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I also doing  friends cut, just so everyone is aware. My reasons for cutting:

*I haven't seen an update from you in the past 6 months

*I haven't seen a single comment from you since I added you

*I find myself scrolling past your entries

*We just didn't click

If anyone wants to cut me, feel free to do so as well. No hard feelings.


Jul. 26th, 2009 09:22 pm
speakfromwithin: (Hayden and Arianna- Partners in Crime)
  [livejournal.com profile] mrsdewees and I were at some children's amusement park watching our kids play. All of a sudden we had to leave because it started to storm. We got in this silver sedan-style car (that supposedly belonged to Cassie's MIL, Alice) and started driving down this straight road. The storm kept varying in severity. It was pouring rain and the sky would go from dark to light to completely black.

Cassie was really nervous driving and kept having to slam on the breaks causing the car to slide a lot. I had Arianna in my lap and she was holding Vincent in one arm while trying to drive with the other (LOL!). I have no idea where Hayden was. It's still raining and the sky is dark gray. Cassie slams on the breaks again after realizing we're approaching a red light. Both kids fly out of our arms and onto the floor, yet they stay asleep.

Cassie pulls over and I'm trying to figure out how to lock the doors because I don't feel safe. Somehow Vincent ends up in the back seat in a carseat without either of us getting out of the car or moving. I'm still holding Arianna (who is the size of a 3 month old). We get back on the road, but now we're driving the other direction. We don't get very far when we see two guys running in the street trying to flag down a car. I'm really freaked out becuase I still can't figure out how to lock the doors so I frantically ask Cassie how to lock the door. She presses this button and it locks the doors really tight so I feel a little better.

The guys fail to flag down the car in front of us so now they're trying to get us to let them into our car. I'm starting to freak out again and Cassie is just staring at them. We can't drive forward because there are now cars in front of us and we're all stopped at another light. Cassie starts texting someone on an iPhone and I get this bright Idea that she needs to dial 911 and hold the phone up so they can see that we're dialing 911 thinking maybe they'll go away. I end up doing it from my phone and one of the guys gets mad. I try to play it off like I was trying to help him by saying "Do you need help? I can call 911 for you." He says "Do I look like I need help? I'm an off duty fireman!" This guy looks like a total thug, by the way....

Then I woke up.


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