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Birthdays and Beginnings

3.12.17

Mommie Dommie Birthday Pics
Miss Shannan and Cyclone Kid Birthday Month 2017
March is “Birthday Month” at our house. Cyclone Kid turned 9 at the beginning of the month. I’ll hit 44 at the tail end of March. A month of celebrations and a month of “annual check-ups,” as well.
Physicals for both of us, and I learned few things. We’re both happy. We’re both healthy. But, we’re both a little “heavy.”
Even though Cyclone Kid and I are active people, we weren’t active enough to stave off the winter weight gain. As the mom, I let us slip and now we’ve got some ground to make up to get our Body Mass Index in check and get back into shape.
Goals are great. Realistic goals are better. Over the next 6 months I have two weight-related goals for us:
  • For Cyclone Kid: Keep him at his current weight, so he can “Grow Into It.”
  • For Me: Lose 8 pounds and gain muscle.
I’m not telling him he’s on “diet,” or that he needs to lose weight. I’m not making a big deal about using the word “exercise.” For the next six months, I’ll find new, fun ways that we can be more active and get in better shape.
Remember, I said, HE’S HAPPY. My main concern is to keep him that way. Happy. Healthy. Confident. Just a little less “heavy.”
It will be an interesting adventure.
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TINY TALES OF AUTISM – CALL YOUR LOCAL CONGRESSMAN

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Cyclone Kid and I are usually full of cute stories and funny accounts of life along the Autism Spectrum, but today we could use your help with something.

We’re working with Autism Minnesota in support a bill currently being considered by the Minnesota Legislature. The bill called “HF3172” includes provisions that will insure that Minnesota children with Autism can continue to access medically necessary therapy without their parents being required to face overwhelming costs or unreasonable bureaucratic barriers to proven treatments for their children.  These provisions can all be made into law without any further cost to the state by utilizing funds that have been allocated to the Governor’s Autism benefit which has already been approved.

There are ten law makers that sit on the Omnibus Supplemental Budget Bill Conference Committee and it important it is important that these 10 individuals hear from as many people as possible via phone and/or email voicing your support for the HF 3172 Autism Provisions prior to their meeting at 4:30pm on Monday, April 28th.  All you need to do is email or call with the message:

 “Please support all of the HF 3172 Autism Provisions.  Minnesota children with autism are counting on you to adopt these crucial changes to state law to ensure that they can have a chance at a brighter future.” 

You can find additional information at http://www.autismminnesota.org.

I’ve listed the contact information for the 10 committee members below. So if you could spare a moment to contact one of them on behalf of Cyclone Kid and the other Minnesota kid’s with. Autism we would greatly appreciate it.
 
2014 Omnibus Supplemental Budget Bill Conference Committee contact information:
 
District 45A (Crystal, New Hope): Representative Lyndon Carlson: 651-296-4255 rep.lyndon.carlson@house.mn

District 7A (Duluth): Representative Tom Huntley: 651-296-2228 rep.thomas.huntley@house.mn

District 67A (East St Paul): Representative Tim Mahoney: 651-296-4277 rep.tim.mahoney@house.mn

District 04B (Detroit Lakes, Dillworth): Representative Paul Marquart: 651-296-6829 rep.paul.marquart@house.mn

District 63B (Minneapolis): Representative Jean Wagenius: 651-296-4200 rep.jean.wagenius@house.mn

District 44 (Minnetonka, Plymouth): Senator Terri Bonoff: 651-296-4314 sen.terri.bonoff@senate.mn

District 64 (St. Paul): Senator Dick Cohen: 651-296-5931 Use his online e-mail form found here:  http://www.senate.leg.state.mn.us/members/member_bio.php?leg_id=10106

District 11 (Cloquet, Hinkley, Pine City): Senator Tony Lourey: 651-296-0293 sen.tony.lourey@senate.mn

District 06 (Chisholm, Hibbing, Virginia): Senator David Tomassoni: 651-296-8017 sen.david.tomassoni@senate.mn

District 43 (Maplewood, Oakdale): Senator Chuck Wiger: 651-296-6820 sen.chuck.wiger@senate.mn

Miss Shannan Paul
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WORDLESS WEDNESDAY – HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM OUR LITTLE HOBBIT

We dub him, Dominic Took. On a journey there and back again.

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SCREW YOU, GRINCH. CHRISTMAS IS HERE.



A few weeks ago some lame miscreant broke into our garage. They didn’t get much: Some copper piping, some plumbing fittings, and OUR BIN OF CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS.



We’re pretty sure they took the decorations on accident, but the thought of some thief tossing away our holiday memories, some of which date back to grade school, is crappy. We rather think that some bandit,s family is at least enjoying the “nutcracker ornament” that my husband made in 3rd grade. At least that is a Holiday story ABC Family might show during their Christmas programing.

 

We prefer not to sit and sulk for too long over things we can’t control. So, we started making some new ornaments and memories. My husband took his chop saw to some wood in the back yard to make the cute little reindeer. The cottonball sheep is courtesy of our Toddler Tornado.



Toddler Tornado Making Helps with Christmas Ornaments



And we’ve spent some family time making some new ornaments out of my old costume jewelry.

New memories are just old memories that need time to mature. So. we’ve got you Grinch. Christmas will come to Whoville after all.

Miss Shannan
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MAMAVATION MONDAY – GUESS WHO’S DOWN A PANTS SIZE?

Yesterday during our Big Game Pre Party, we were talking to our friends and trading fitness stories. It is really nice to have another couple that understands how hard it is sometimes to make healthy lifestyle choices.
I mean, we all know how delicious pie is, right? Armed with that knowledge, how am I expected to pass it up? :0 It’s good to see that the baby steps that my husband and I have made over time have really paid off. I’ve been able to maintain my weight loss, and my hubby is now officially down a pants size. (And the crowd goes wild.)

My husband’s latest contribution to our Family’s Fitness was to post one of our “fat family pictures” up on our refrigerator. It shows all three of us at his brother’s wedding a while back and trust me, the only one who looks cute chubby, is the baby. Looking at the photo before you open the fridge does make you think twice about whether we really want to cram any tasty, but unnecessary snacks into your pie hole.

This week is going to be a long one. With more snow in the forecast, it’s hard to get motivated to hit the gym. So to stave of the chunkies, I’m already planning on doing my in home work outs including Kettleworx and Turbo Jam. Plus we’re going to be really healthy this week with our eating including this new recipe for

Chicken with Honey-Orange Sauce. (Recipe – ACE Healthy Recipes – American Council on Exercise)

Stay warm everyone and stay healthy.