Wednesday, September 17, 2008

pretty close to a Lucy and Ethel moment, all by my lonesome...

So, last night...there I was doing some blog reading...not really commenting as I have sort of lost my "commenting mojo"...doing a lot of lurking (just in case you were wondering where my absolutely charming and sparkling wit had gone to!).
I sat here and chuckled reading one particular blog........she was talking about how she and her sister have Lucy and Ethel moments and their latest one was pretty good (and still, looked quite yummy...mmmm.. peaches!!) As I was reading...totally out of the blue I remembered that I hadn't donated to my friend Lila's team in the Denver Race for the Cure. Still chuckling to myself, because I am a Lucy fan from a long time ago....I went in and filled out the form to donate my usual $25. (yeah...I know...I'm not a big spender, but...I give what I can...wish I could give more...which is evident.....keep reading....).
I checked all the information....name...check...address...check....amount...check....e-mail address...check....visa information....check.....and then I clicked on submit, and soon the confirmation of my donation came up. And really, to get the full effect of this whole situation, please click on the letter....

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And 3...2...1....

This....was me.....


Okay...so I love my friend Lila, but NOT $1000 worth (sorry dear!!).

And really....I screamed....and I said " %#^$&$" and "&$^!#!**" ...and then I got a little nauseous!! Okay....whattodo?whattodo?whattodo?holyhellwhatdoIdonow?!?! Forgetting that I really function better when I actually breathe was not good. The K-man was totally useless...but then again, I'm thinking that my explanation was not the best I could do (remember that whole not breathing thing) and he really had no clue as to what had just happened. "Lila-san gave you $1000?!?!" AARRRRGGGGHHHHHH! JUST LET ME PINCH YOUR HEAD WHY DON'T YOU?!?!?!

And then, it dawned on me....my friend had inadvertently passed to me the

"Lucy and Ethel Phenomenon".

After a 10 minute TOTAL panic attack....(filled with much more colorful language!!)...I finally got it together enough to find the number to the Denver office. As it wasn't yet 9:00 AM, no one was in, so I had to leave a message, grrrrrrrr....yeah, I'm sure that one was real understandable. Then, I came back to my computer and found an e-mail address to someone and sent a "pleasepleasepleaseplease can you help me?" e-mail.

In about 5 minutes, I got this response:

No need to call back from Japan! I received your phone message and am refunding you $975.00 based on your donation of $1000.00 that you intended to be $25.00. I am attaching a copy of the refund transaction.

Now...can I hear a Praise the Lord from someone out there?!?!?!? Thank you !!!!!!!!!

You know....today....I can look back and yeah, that was pretty funny. But last night... "WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!"

Before I continue...after reliving that whole ordeal...and realizing that I'm really not over it yet, I do believe that I deserve some eye-candy......

Aaaaahhhhh....muuuuuch better!!!

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Yes...I know it's Wednesday and time for the 5K Ass Update. Well...hmmmm....I have been doing the hula, not every night, but this week I did it 3 times....which is pretty good for my schedule, I think.

This week has been really fun in that more people are noticing that I have lost weight. As of this morning, I am at an 8 kilogram loss....which is....8 X 2.2 = 17.6 pounds. Yeah!! I now weigh about 3 pounds less than what I did when we got married 12 years ago!!! And....when I lose 8 more pounds, I will weigh what I did when I was a Senior in high school....and yet...that lovely body, me thinks, is gone forever!!!!

Today in class we were talking about fashion and when the phrase "baggy jeans" came up, I could actually use my own jeans as an example!!! That was great!!! I would like to lose 8-10 more pounds....not putting myself under any deadline or anything but....by Christmas I want to be able to buy some new clothes for myself. I want to get rid of those baggy jeans (!!!) and get me some new ones that fit. I want to be able to wear all the clothes that are in my "skinny box" that is waaaaaay in the back of my closet!!! (The K-man, being a man, just doesn't understand the whole concept of a "skinny box" or a "fat box"!!)

Instead of a derriere picture, (I actually forgot to have one of the boys take one...they got a new Sponge Bob Square Pants DVD set and well, everything else ceased to exist!!), I thought I would just post one of me....on a good hair day...feeling great about pretty much everything!!


And that is what I wish for you....a "good hair and feeling great about everything" kind of day!


15 comments:

Mrs. G. said...

Great photo! I put the wrong amount on Ebay once-$100 rather then $10 on a sweater. Thank goodness I didn't win it.

Nancy said...

You look great ..... LUCY!!

hulagirlatheart said...

Okay, one more thing we have in common..a love for Magnum PI..now and then. The hair looks great dahling and congratulations on another successful weight loss week. Oh, and I totally would have pooped my pants if I had gotten that email.

Janet said...

You look great! I went to my WW meeting last night...second weigh in...up 1.4 pounds :-(

Susan said...

Wow Deb, I can tell you've lost weight in your face! I'm proud of you.

OMG I bet you were you know what in your pants, I would have been!
Love Lucy and Ethel.

smalltownmom said...

I'm glad you were able to overcome the Lucy and Ethel moment!

Michael said...

I was freaking right along with you! Glad you got the refund...makes for a great story, though!

Mary Alice said...

What? Did you write something in your blog? I'm sorry, I got distracted by Magnum -yum.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

What great progress. Maybe you'll inspire me.

I would have had a total heart attack too!

3rdEyeMuse said...

I would have had a hard time breathing on that Lucy moment ... thank goodness it all got worked out. :)

GREAT photo! keep up the good work and the healthier you!

that has to be one of the bestest wishes ever. :) thank you.

Peggy Sez.. said...

I did the same thing on e-bay... $1000.00 worth!!!

Beautiful pic lady,you look mahvalous! ;)

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

I sent $10,000 once. To myself. From myself.

Don't ask.

Good job on the ass project Lucy!

Love, Ethel

Helena said...

Oh my gaaawwwddd!!! I would have gone mental!

Well done on your weight loss! You look fab.

Ginaagain said...

You are looking fabulous!

Tia said...

Great post! you visited my page from mrs. g's and I decided to place a return visit. Weather is lovely here in Denver and I am sooo glad they were able to fix your Lucy moment. :0)