Thursday, February 14, 2008

I found the old scale that everyone claims is broken.  It was stuffed into the closet with the forgotten Charmin, tossed aside like a worthless collection of springs and metal gears.

I pulled it out and dusted it off.  Except for a crack in the plastic weight indicator pane there was no visible damage.  I set it down gently on the floor and pressed on the top plate.  The needle swung smoothly to the right and the returned to its original position centered on 0.  Another more forceful push this time produced the same results.

So I did it... I stepped fully on the scale, holding my breath as if by restricting the amount of air in my lungs I may weigh less.

It worked!

I now weigh 140 pounds!  That's 10 pounds lighter than I weighed at the end of summer!

Now if only I could get my mirror and clothes to corroborate my amazing weight loss story.

Dickidoo is taking me out to dinner tonight.  As you may recall our Anniversary plans were kind of put on hold after his accident and even though I told him it wasn't necessary, he feels he has to make it up to me.

With a lobster dinner!

Yeow!  Its a good thing I lost those 10 extra pounds!

Ohhhhhhh!  And guess what else I did?

I discovered eBay!  And while I was browsing through the many different shops and auctions I bid for and won ... A BRAND NEW USED NIKON D70!  It took me a couple of days to break the news to Dickidoo because while the camera came at a great bargain, I don't exactly have a spare $300 bucks just sitting around in my checking account.  And a camera like that isn't something you can sneak into the house without anyone noticing... or wondering why we're eating hot dogs for the 7th night in a row...

Actually he took the news of my impulsive investment very well.  We still have all the accessories from the broken D70 which were not compatible with Dickidoo's camera, and can finally use the zoom again. 

 'So that means I don't have to buy you the D200 now right?'

WRONG!

Its going to be fun taking both cameras out at the same time.  I imagine there will be a sort of rivalry to see who is the better photographer.  The Denver March Pow Wow is coming up and will probably be our first outing so be looking for a special Boobidoo vs. Dickidoo photo special around mid March.  By the way, the Southern Oompas are driving out with their parents to join us there...  My babies!  WOO HOO!  I can't wait!

Happy Valentines my friends.  May Cupid sprinkle your love with romance and truffles! 

Happy Birthday grand-oompa Cyrus!  Today you turn the Big 3.  Only 13 more years and you can drive!  15 more years and you can vote!  and in 44 years you'll be the same age as me!  Don't worry, I'll wait up for you! 

13 comments:

lazarai said...

WOW, Dorn, congrats on the weight loss -- you make it look easy! Any secrets to share?

Enjoy your dinner tonight, and Happy V-day to you, too!!
:) Carol

coelha said...

I want your scale!!  Let me know if you plan on selling it on Ebay!  Have a great evening with your guy!  :)  Happy Valentines!!  Julie

squirrellywoman said...

Alright, Jo! Now you're back in business! I look forward to some more pictures.
Thank you all for your prayers and well-wishes during my recent bout with breast cancer. All nodes were negative for cancer spread and I had clear margins! Here's hoping there won't be any chemo!

justplainbill said...

Jodi, happy for you with the weight loss. Great deal on the camera. Happy Valentine's day. Enjoy lobster. They must be hard to find in your neighborhood. Bill

glensfork4 said...

Great job on the weight loss....I found it though. Enjoy your evening out.

Can't wait to see the pictures...I am excited.

Michele
http://journals.aol.com/glensfork4/my-life-my-rules/

PS. Happy Valentines to you also....

cyn4mc2856 said...

Oh, CONGRATS on your weight loss.  You've reached my goal weight...which, I've yet to acheive.  Alas, no tales about weight tonight.

Enjoy your camera, and your dinner!

Blessings,

Cindy

jckfrstross said...

Happy Valentines Day:)

Deb

deshelestraci said...

I'm jealous of the camera.  I want one sooo bad.  Does this mean that photos are returning to the Club?
Traci

sdoscher458 said...

Oh thank goodness, you'll be back in the photo frame of things. I love your photo's..glad you discovered Ebay, come visit my store, I have a link on the side of my journal. I know you said you kill plants but if you want to try again I'll send you some..lol.  You did real good on the camera price...be well, love, Sandi

mutualaide said...

Congrats on the ten pound weight loss.  Was that diet or grandkids?  lol

Looking forward to March Madness in your photo blog!

glopsey said...

I hate that chocolate bar "bite me" thing. It's my one big guilt because I'm trying to loose weight before November 2009. I haven't really lost any weight, and it's mostly my fault, although I have two swim classes every week. Sigh. I bet you lost 5 pounds with the whole lungs thing.

I so want some of your lobster! Drool.....

http://journals.aol.com/glopsey/thelovebug

chat2missie said...

I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!
Missie

wumzels2 said...

congrats on the nikon and the weight.........you go girl!!!!!!!!!!

regina