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17 Mar

(Skip to the 3rd paragraph, 2nd sentence of the nearest book, write it down.)

 

Despite a grim climate, a number of wineries have opened there doors in the last year.

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Two Weeks Post-Op

12 Feb

So I’ve been able to see sans glasses and contacts for two whole weeks! Still very excited about my LASIK. 🙂

I am almost out of the Omnipred drops and won’t have to use them anymore! All I will have to use is the Systane lubricating drops four times a day. For the last two weeks I’ve had to use them slightly more often than that because I get dry eyes when I stare at a computer screen or TV for too long, but now I usually only feel the need to use them at night, when my dry eye is the most severe.  I wake up in the middle of the night and it feels as if I slept in my contacts. I have to use the drops because blinking several times doesn’t even help.

Other than that I still have some redness where the blood vessels burst in my eyes. But they’re still slowly fading away.

Overall I’m very happy with the results and a little dry eye isn’t going to damper my spirits! I’m sure my eyes will return to normal soon enough.

On another note, I’m wondering how long I should wait before trying to get pregnant again.  My little girl turned 11 months today and I’m ready for her to have a little playmate! Dr. Walker told me I only needed to wait until I was finished with the steroid eye drops, which means I can try to conceive now… but his paperwork said to notify the doctor if you plan to become pregnant within 3 months.   ??   I guess I’ll just go off of my birth control now and see what happens!

One week post-op

10 Feb

I forgot to post about my one-week post-op exam!

Everything went well… Dr. Walker said my eyes look like they’re healing well and he told me to cut back on the Omnipred drops to just twice a day (the Vigamox drops already ran out so I don’t have to worry about those anymore.) I am also using the Systane lubricating drops 4 times a day.

The bursted blood vessels are fading so my eyes don’t look scary anymore… but they’ll disappear completely within another few weeks the doctor said.

Yay!  I can see!  🙂

Second Day Post-Op

30 Jan

Today was my second day post-LASIK and we had a little excitement that forced me to call the emergency line at the laser center. 😦

The day started out great… the sleeping goggles didn’t bother me as much last night, I remembered to put my eye drops in and my eyes felt great. I spent the day taking care of my 10-month-old daughter and I was ecstatic that she peed in the toilet nine times! (Yes we’re potty training early, but that’s a topic for a whole other blog!)

Everything was going awesome until I was holding Jazlyn so that my friend’s dogs wouldn’t jump on her and knock her down. Then suddenly she shifted her position in my arms and socked me in the right eye with her sweater-covered fist. My eye was wide open and I could feel the fibers of the sweater against my eyeball. My eye started burning and I shut it tight. When I opened it again, my friend told me that it looked like it was bleeding.  I calmly went inside, put my daughter down and went to the bathroom to put in my antibiotic drops — I figured that was the best thing to do to try to wash out any germs that might have come in contact with my eye.  Then I looked in the mirror. My eye had gotten uglier. 😦    It used to just be a tad bit red around the flap line, but now there was a bursted blood vessel right next to my iris.

I looked up the number to Eye-Q (I have no idea why I didn’t already have it saved in my phone!) and called it. It was Saturday afternoon so I reached an answering service who paged the doctor on call. Dr. Hinton assured me that it indeed was just a broken blood vessel because they are more sensitive right after LASIK. He said that unless I experienced a change in my vision or a pain that wouldn’t go away, I was fine.  🙂

That was all the excitement for the day…. I got a few strange looks from people because of the broken blood vessels in my eyes. I wanted to wear a small name tag that said “Hi, I just got LASIK.” Ah well.

Now I’m drinking a glass of wine and then hittin’ the sheets!

One Day Post-op

29 Jan

Today was my first day post-LASIK!

I woke up around 1 a.m. with really dry eyes. I used the lubricating drops Systane, put my sleep goggles back over my eyes and went back to sleep. I used the drops again when I woke up around 6:15 a.m.  I got ready for work as usual, putting in my antibiotic eyedrops and steroid eyedrops before breakfast. I drove to work and clocked in, then clocked out 20 minutes later and walked across the street to Eye-Q for my first post-op exam.  Again, all post-op exams are covered by the initial $4400 fee.

An optician checked my eyesight by giving me a cover for one eye and having me read the letters that I saw projected on the wall. Then I switched and covered the other eye. My eyesight is 20/20 in my right eye, and 20/25 in my left, but together I can read at 20/15! I can’t believe my eyesight is better than perfect! The optician explained that it is normal for one eye to be stronger than the other, and that’s seeing at 20/15 just the day after LASIK is really good! I told her I felt like I could see better than when I wore contacts. Dr. Walker loved hearing that!

Dr. Walker checked my eyes, told me again that the broken blood vessels would heal in about 2 weeks and the redness in my eyes would disappear.  He instructed me to refrain from wearing eye makeup for a week and to keep using my eye drops four times a day for a week. My next post-op visit will be in exactly one week.

I returned to work and felt great the rest of the day.  I had a slight headache, I think from wearing the tight goggles all night. And in the afternoon I started experiencing dry eyes again, like I had in the middle of the night. I just used a couple drops of Systane in each eye and immediately felt better.

Panic struck during my second break for the day when I got a hair in my left eye! I’m not supposed to rub or touch my eyes for 5 days after LASIK, but how else was I supposed to get the hair out?? It was a really really fine hair about half an inch long. I tried to blink it out, but it stayed exactly where it was. Drops didn’t help either. Finally I just used my fingertip to gently touch the hair to try to get it to stick to my finger so I could pull it out.  That didn’t work too well so I ended up using my fingertip to slide it out through the inner corner of my eye. I was VERY careful not to touch the part of my eye that had been cut open and lasered.

Later that night while watching TV I experienced dry eyes again.  I’m only supposed to use Systane once an hour at the most, but I had to use it twice in one hour because the dryness was so severe. It just occurred to me that the dry eyes hit me when I am staring at a computer screen or the TV for a long period of time. I’ll have to remember to blink more!

Now I’m about to instill by drops regimen one more time, put on my dorky goggles and go to bed!  I’m soooo happy I can see!!!

I can SEE!!

28 Jan

I can see! I got my LASIK surgery this morning! Everything went wonderfully and I’m so excited that I can just wake up, open my eyes, and see clearly without having to fumble for glasses or contacts! This is LIFE CHANGING!  Here’s how my day went:

I arrived at EYE-Q Laser Center at 9:20 a.m. for my 9:30 appointment. I received my post-op instructions, which basically says I am to sleep or at least rest with my eyes closed for 3 to 4 hours after the surgery, wear sunglasses indoors and outdoors for the rest of the day, don’t operate machinery (drive a car) for the rest of the day, and use my eye drops every two hours today and then four times a day for the next week. I’m not to rub or touch my eyes for any reason.

I was lead into a room that had my name on the door. I could leave all my belongings in there without worrying about anyone taking my stuff. I sat in a chair where the explained the procedure to me and instilled numbing eye drops into both eyes, then antibiotic drops and steroid drops. I was outfitted with a hair cap and booties for the bottoms of my shoes. I was given a little stuffed moose named Mikey to hold onto a squeeze during my procedure. “Use him like a stress ball if you get anxious,” the optician told me. They gave me a small cup with three tablets in it — “Here’s two ibuprofen and a valium,” the optician said. I didn’t ask any questions and just took them. I thought when they mentioned Valium at the pre-op that they were just joking. Guess not! Then after several minutes I was lead into the operating room. That’s where the real fun began!

I laid down on one machine that was going to create my “flap.” We started with the right eye. Dr. Walker used a metal instrument to hold my eyelids open. Then he put some kind of plastic thing on my eye that was suctioned to my eye. It felt a little uncomfortable and I lost the vision in that eye. I was moved underneath the laser and the machine fit onto the little suction piece on my eye. I felt a ton of pressure, like someone was pressing hard on my eyeball with their hand. Then one assistant counted down from 20 seconds as the IntraLase machine used “tiny pulses of laser light, one-quadrillionth of a second each…passed harmlessly through the outer portion of [my] cornea to create a uniform layer of microscopic bubbles just beneath the surface of [my] eye.” (Lasik brochure)  In just 20 seconds, my right eye “flap” was created. The same was repeated on my left eye, however it felt a little different from the right eye… I can’t explain how it was different, just that it was more uncomfortable than my right. I later saw that my left eye sustained some broken blood vessels during the suction procedure, so maybe that’s what I felt. It doesn’t hurt, it just looks like there’s blood in the whites of my eye so it’s kind of creepy.

Next I was led to the next machine that did the actual changes to my cornea. I’m not sure if it was the Allegretto Wave Excimer Laser or the newer Visx Star S4 IR Excimer Laser.  The eyelashes on my right eye were taped down, then my eye was held open once again with the metal instrument. Dr. Walker then used some tools to open and peel back the flap that was protecting my cornea. I couldn’t feel a thing but it was odd to watch. My vision went from blurry to blurrier as I saw the flap being lifted up. Then I looked at the green light on the machine and the assistant counted down 20 seconds again. During that 20 seconds I heard the lasers zapping me and I smelled burned hair. (The opticians explained to me beforehand that although the smell would be a little unsettling, it wasn’t actually hair that was burning, it was just the smell of the laser.)

I just stayed very still and started at the green light as hard as I could. The doctor commented that I should teach a class on how to GET Lasik because I was so calm and very good at staying still for the procedure. All I know was that I didn’t want to mess it up and go blind, so I followed all instructions as best I could!

After 20 seconds, they moved my head out from under the laser and Dr. Walker put the flap back over my eye. I had to stay very still as he smoothed it out. Then the right eye was shielded as they repeated the same procedure with my left eye.

The actual procedure only took about 10 or 15 minutes, and most of that was preparation. The actual lasers only worked on my eyes for 40 seconds a piece!

I was then helped out of the chair and walked back to my pre-op room. I was so surprised that I could already see! The people who were so blurry to me on the way into the operating room were now so clear! I could see their features, not just a blur of their skin and hair color! Dr. Walker was already waiting in my room. He said, “how do you feel?”  “I can freakin’ see!!” I exclaimed.  He just laughed and assured me that I would be able to see much better as the day went on. He checked my eyes, said they looked great, then sent me on my way after repeating my post-op instructions. I am to return to the office at 8:30 a.m. for a post-op exam, and then I can return to work!

My husband was called and a few minutes later he was there to pick me up. I put on my “Ray Charles” sunglasses and got into the car. I could see everything! It was like watching the world in HD!

Once I got home I got into bed so that I could take my doctor ordered 3 to 4 hour nap. I had to put on my dorky sleep goggles so that I didn’t accidentally rub my eyes. I laid there thinking, “I’m not even tired. How am I supposed to rest my eyes and take a nap??”  It was then that I discovered why they give you a Valium before surgery. It’s not relax you during the surgery — it doesn’t kick in fast enough — it’s to make sure you take your 3 hour nap afterwards!  All I know is that I don’t remember drifting off to sleep, but when I woke up it was about 3 hours after I had laid down! My eyes were rested and it was time to put my eye drops in.

I put the eye drops in every 2 hours for the rest of the day. I’m going to put them in again in about an hour and then go to bed! I’m still in disbelief that my eyesight is so clear! I feel like it is even better than when I wore contacts!

I’m super satisfied with my surgery and I think it’s only going to get better. I can’t wait to wake up tomorrow and see what it’s like!   Yay for LASIK!

One Day Before LASIK!

27 Jan

My LASIK surgery is scheduled tomorrow for 9:30 a.m. at the EYE-Q Laser Center in Fresno, CA.  I’m so excited!!  I’ve been wanting laser surgery for years, but I am finally able to afford it and my prescription has finally stabilized.

At my free LASIK consultation Dr. Michael Walker told me that I’m an ideal candidate for LASIK surgery because I’m 23 years old, I don’t have an astigmatism, and my prescription has been the same for the past four years. I do not suffer from dry eyes or any diseases of the eye. He gave me a folder containing useful information about the different LASIK options and surgery information & scheduling. The prices of LASIK –the thing I was most worried about — were written across the top. It’s $4900 to finance both eyes, $4650 if you put it on your credit card, and $4400 if you pay cash (by cashier’s check or personal check). Or it’s $2900, $2750, and $2600 respectively to just get one eye done.  (This fee includes the surgery, post-operative exams for one day, one month, three months, six months and one year after the procedure.  It will also cover a touch-up surgery if one is necessary to further correct my vision within one year.) So, I chose the cheapest option — CASH! Thankfully I’ve been saving up for a long time and I have enough socked away to manage it.

Once I determined that I had the money to spare, I called and scheduled my pre-op exam for the soonest possible — it was about 2 weeks out because I had to be able to leave my contacts out for a week before the pre-op exam.  (I wore Focus Day&Night soft contact lenses for nearly 8 years. Before that I wore some that you had to take out every night.) It was a torturous week of wearing glasses constantly. I hate glasses! They get dirty, smudged, and in my case, slightly cracked. My daughter loves to rip them off my face. I always forget to remove them before I put on or take of my shirts so they get yanked off my face or end up crooked. I have no peripheral vision so I get scared when I’m driving.  Let’s just say I hate glasses for many many reasons.

At my pre-op appointment I spent an hour and a half at the pre-op exam running a gamut of tests on my eyes.  The opticians tested the thickness of my corneas, my eye pressure, my prescription, and a ton of other things I’m not sure about — basically I had to stare at red lights or stare straight ahead or stare up/down/sideways while different machines took pictures of my eyes, etc. It was nothing too bad and I didn’t have to get that scary puff of air shot at my eye 🙂  “That’s old school, we’re way more advanced than that,” the technician said.  My eyes were dilated and a few more tests were run.

Then I was given a pre-op kit which included Vigamox, an antibiotic eye drop, Omnipred, a steroid eye drop, and Systane, lubricating eye drops. I was instructed to instill one drop of Vigamox and one drop of Omnipred in each eye four times a day starting the day before surgery. I have to wait 5 minutes in between the eye drops to let them “sink in” to the eye.  I was told to save the Systane for after the surgery because I didn’t have a problem with dry eyes.

So today, the day before surgery, I have been using my eye drops. (Well, I started with one dose last night because I wanted to be extra sure my eyes were ready for surgery. I guess I’m just a little paranoid.)  Each one gives me a nasty taste in the back of my throat — the Omnipred more than the Vigamox. This happens because the eyes are connected to the sinuses so the drops get into the sinuses and go down to the back of the throat, where I can taste their bitterness.  I’ve tried drinking water, eating, and chewing gum to mask the taste but to no avail. They’re just plain nasty! Thankfully it goes away after about 10 minutes. But with having to instill each eye drop 5 minutes apart, I get a bad taste in my mouth for an agonizing 15 minutes, at least.  😦  Oh and the Omnipred is a milky white drop that makes my eyes look cloudy for a few seconds and then the tears that drip down my face look like milk.  Bleh.

I am beyond excited that today is the last day I will ever wear glasses to correct my nearsightedness! Tomorrow I have to report to EYE-Q at 9:30 a.m., sans makeup and perfume, wearing warmish-comfortable clothes (the lasers apparently work best at 65 degrees.  My husband must give me a ride home after the surgery, but I can go to work the very next day! My paperwork says to expect to stay at the office for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, but the surgery is completed within 30 minutes.  Then my follow-up exam on Friday morning will only take about 10 minutes. Awesome!

We’ll see how it goes!  I’ll post a detailed account of my all-laser LASIK surgery tomorrow!!!!

 

 

Get up and MOVE!

24 Jan

So I may have fifteen minutes to write, but then again it may be only 30 seconds.  I have to stop when my daughter wakes up from this nap.  So, I’ll pick an easy topic that won’t take too long. Gotta keep up with my Post-A-Week!

So most of my coworkers have decided to join WeightWatchers new PointsPlus+ program.  There are some who could stand to lose 50 to 100 lbs, and others that only need to lose 5 to 10.  But they are all OBSESSED over these points! Every time someone mentions food they shout out how many points they think it’s worth as if they’re on some trivia game show. Every time they come in from break or lunch they announce (to whoever will listen) what they ate, how many points it is, how many points they are at for the day, and how many points they have left to eat that day. It’s enough to make me want to scream, “I don’t care about your damn points!” as I shove mini Milky Way Midnights down my throat.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s fine that they want to lose weight and I understand that it’s easier to stay on track if you tell other people about your goal and make them hold you accountable. But why can’t they just talk about it during the afternoon break, in the lounge and away from my desk?  Or better yet, why don’t they go for a walk and talk about it? A 15-minute break is plenty of time to walk one mile around our facility and the surrounding buildings. And it will burn the calories that they are so desperate to restrict.

Last week during lunch I was happily munching my cheese ravioli with marinara while the ladies around me chattered about Weight Watchers points, recipes, meetings, etc. When I was finished I got up and Anne* (names have been changed) put her hand on my arm. “Where are you going?” she asked.  “For a walk,” I said with just a little bit of disgust in my voice.  I was sick of watching these diet-obsessed chicks go on and on about points and pounds and calories and reduced-fat this and no-carb that while they JUST SAT THERE. So, I invited them all along. Anne was excited and immediately jumped up to come with me. Amber* needed a little bit of persuading since she was diagnosed with — and had just recovered from — walking pneumonia last week. But in the end she decided one mile wouldn’t hurt. Faye*, the HR manager and the fattest person in our company, declined. Supposedly she has a hip problem. Most likely said hip problem is due to her obesity. If she would just lose 20 lbs that would decrease the stress on her hips.  Ah well.

So off we went on our one-mile loop. Afterwards everyone felt energized and proud of themselves. And I was glad I didn’t have to hear about points or calories at all during those peaceful 14 minutes. Instead the conversation lingered on our kids, jobs, and the squirrel that was nearly flattened by a Mustang as it darted across the street. (We cheered the little guy on and thankfully he had a nice sprint!)

My point is, stop talking about losing weight and just get up and MOVE!  Activity is the best thing for you! (But I guess I should take my own advice more often, as I frequently curl up with Runner’s World or Fitness magazines and READ about getting fit instead of actually doing it.)  I am proud to say that last week I walked 14 miles during work hours — 4 miles Tuesday, 3 miles each on Wednesday and Thursday, and 4 miles again on Friday. As I type I just finished a 3 mile run/walk/jog/sprint while pushing a jogging stroller with my 20-pound daughter in it!   Next week my goal is to walk 15 miles between Monday and Friday, and do at least 4 miles during the weekend. (But we’ll have to see what happens, since I’m getting Lasik surgery on Thursday and I don’t know if I should do any physical activity right after it.)

Anyway the point is get up and MOVE!  Which is what I’m going to do right now because my daughter just woke up. 🙂

Just a stream of consciousness

19 Jan

While sitting at my desk trying not to fall asleep I came up with several topics id like to blog about…some would just be one post, others could form their own blog.

For one I want to write about my journey to running a marathon. Talk about how I train for it, what method I use, how I picked which marathon will be my first -destination marathon or close to home?- etc.
Another topic will be my next pregnancy. I should start that blog today because its my first day off of birth control. I’m nervous about getting pregnant with my hypothyroidism. That’s what the blog will be about…how to have a healthy pregnancy & baby while hypothyroid. Every week I will talk about how my own pregnancy is going but then also insert info and studies on hypothyroidism.

I also wanted to post about my guilty pleasure – Sixteen&Pregnant and Teen Mom2.  I love and hate these shows…mostly I wanted to talk about how I see a lot of things in the shows that pediatricians warn against, like putting a baby to bed with a bottle in their mouth, or microwaving a bottle…etc.

Another ongoing blog should be about extreme couponing. After getting inspired by the show I’m going to try my hand at the art. Except I’m determined to not let it take up too much of my time or consume my life. I just want to see how much money I can really save.

I also wanted to post about the women at my office who are jumping on the Weight Watchers bandwagon…but they sit there all day and talk about food. I want to yell at them to get off their butts and go for a walk!

That’s all I can remember for now…hopefully some of these ideas will become a reality soon. I just have to find the time to blog!!

What good is working an 8 to 5 if you can’t daydream?

14 Jan

My job is boring.

I was hired as a data entry/scanning clerk at a medical office. (But I’ve changed my title to “scanning expert” because I read a patient’s chart that said she was a “delivery expert” at Pizza Hut.  You’re not an expert, girl, you deliver pizzas in your hoopty for minimum wage. Hate to break it to ya. But if you can be a delivery expert, well gosh darn I can be a scanning expert.)   Basically I take apart physical patient charts and turn them into electronic charts by scanning them into a computer and labeling them with the correct patient information.  BORING.  The job pays $8.50 an hour, which is 50 cents above minimum wage. It’s not worth it. I get about 3 paper cuts a day, I sneeze approximately 16 times every hour because of the dust that has collected on the charts, and I think I’m developing carpal tunnel syndrome.

Anyway… Because I have such a boring, monotonous job that requires absolutely no skill or brainpower and minimal dexterity, I have approximately 7 hours and 24 minutes every Monday through Friday to daydream. (I work from 8 to 5, take a one hour break and two fifteen minute breaks, but then I usually show up a minute late, leave a minute early, and take a teensy bit longer on my breaks just because the job sucks so much.)

I have approximately 27 daydreams during those  7 hours and 24 minutes. The dreams range from vacation planning to decorating my new house, from cooking an amazing meal to watching my daughter grow up to do all the bad stuff that I got away with. Sometimes I reflect on the past and think about things I wish I could change, or that would be funny to change. It’s like the butterfly effect in my brain. If I had done this, this would have happened and then that would have happened and then this would have never happened and then….. then I lose track of the daydream and start a new one with a completely different topic.

There are a few daydreams I revisit day after day, replaying them in my mind until there’s a huge smile across my face and I have to take down my hair and turn my face away before my coworkers begin to wonder what I’m laughing at.

The first one is a “what if I had done it differently” kind of daydream… Once upon a time I worked at a fast-food restaurant. There was a rumor going around that I was sleeping with my boss. (I wasn’t.) This made his baby’s momma very upset and she showed up at work during my shift and stared me down as I took and filled customers’ orders. Eventually she ordered a cup of ice water from one of my coworkers. About 5 minutes later, that cup of ice cold water was thrown in my face as I handed a paper bag containing a burger, fries and napkins to an elderly man. The shock of the icy cold water against my warm skin caused me to shriek. By the time that shriek was over, the Evil Baby’s Mama was out the door, running to her car. In real life, I told my boss I wanted to call the cops and he said “no, just let it go it’s no big deal.”  So I let it go and got back to work.  But in my daydream, that scene plays out totally different.

After the ice cold water hits my face, I immediately reach for the smelliest and the most-likely-to-stain-your-button-down-white-office-shirt things that we have on the sandwich line — ketchup, mustard, and pickles.  One by one I hurl the contents of the metal bowls at Evil Baby’s Mama’s face. Ketchup gets smeared in her hair, her white shirt is stained bright yellow with mustard (try getting that stain out, sucka!) and she smells like pickle juice, which is now dripping down her face and arms as she screams at me that she’s going to kill me.  Then I clock out and run out the back door of the restaurant to my car, which I drive back to my dorm, laughing the whole way. How you gonna throw water at a girl who has an entire kitchen full of food at her fingertips?

My other favorite daydream is the one where I quit my boring data entry/scanning clerk job. Excuse me, my Scanning Expert job. The beginning of the dream starts in many different ways…but the point is that someone makes me mad enough to just say, “I’ve had enough!” Usually it is the head nurse, who is somehow in charge of the business office where I work and who loves to make everyone miserable.  We joke that we are in daycare because we must have all beverages in “sippy cups” (cups with lids) at our desks; no food is allowed at our desks; cell phones must be turned off and kept in our purses, which must be out of arms reach; and –the newest rule– no holding conversations during work hours. Yup, we can say “hi, how’s it going?” but anything more than that is conversation and should be reserved for breaks and lunch. Sorry, I thought this was work, not freakin’ detention!

Anyway, in my daydream the head nurse finds some way to say the wrong thing to me, belittle me, or just generally piss me off, to the point where I stand up and quit on the spot. But it’s not just an “I QUIT!”  Noooooo, that would be a boring daydream. My quitting scene is over-the-top drama. I say “I’m not taking this s*** anymore! Here’s your badge, here are your ugly scrubs, here is the address where you can send my final paycheck. Good riddance!”  And at the appropriate moments I rip off my name badge and throw it on the ground. Then I pull my scrub top off over my head sexy-girl style (you know, cross your arms, grab the sides of the shirt at the bottom, and wriggle it up and over your head and then toss it, all while sucking in your stomach so you look super toned and fit). Then pull my pants off sexy-girl style (grab the top of the pants and then pull down as you lock your knees and bend at the waist, wriggling your tush out the them and then stepping your feet out). Then write my forwarding address on a bright pink piece of paper and leave it on the desk.  Then of course I grab my pink Poppy collection Coach purse, sling it over my shoulder and strut out of the office wearing nothing but my black Victorias Secret Very Sexy Push-Up bra, black Victoria’s Secret Pink collection booty shorts with lace trim, and my black Reebok EasyTones that make my calves, thighs, and butt look oh-so-magnificent. As I march out of there my coworkers gawk, partly because they can’t believe I just did that and partly because they’re jealous that my body looks amazing even though I’m the only female in the office who isn’t counting calories, adding up Weight Watcher’s points, or otherwise fad-dieting.

To Be Continued…

Off to bed so that I can wake up early in the morning to be one minute late to my Scanning Expert job where I will daydream for approximately 7 hours and 24 minutes. ‘Night!