Dec. 20th, 2007 01:59 pm
ragani: (Ugh day)
I have been looking forward to this trip for months and now that I am a day away from getting onto a plane with my family (and boyfriend!) to spend a week in Italy... I get SICK!!!

Arrrrg! I want to cry! I have managed not to catch the plague that was going around Dickens Fair. I even got my flu shot. I was feeling fine until yesterday. Today I have some work to finish-up, lots of laundry and packing to do and errands to run, and what my body most needs is sleep and liquids. The liquids I have been doing (Throat Coat, chicken soup, etc.) but the sleep is not just going to happen until I am on the plane.

What fun!

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Although I did finally succumb to the point of going to the doctor, and, on his advice, taking a couple of days off from the current assignment I am on, it has not been too bad. Not only did taking some time of help me get better, but prevented me from being very bored at work.

The project on this assignment is finite, and there is only so much that has been ready for me to work on at any one time. I think it is a good thing that I have keep just a little work ahead of me, say, less than a days worth, so that I have something to work on the next morning in case there is nothing else ready yet (which has happened more often then not). Since much of it is waiting for feedback at this point, and the rest I have left to do until then can be done before lunch on Monday, it does not seem to have been too much of a problem not being there for two days.

Although I am not at 100% yet, I think I am enough better to make it through this weekend without totally ditching my plans.

Saturday I was hoping to finally make it to the Golden Gate Ren Faire, which I have managed to miss every year for some reason. Who else is going?

Saturday night a friend has a ticket with my name on it for Avenue Q.

Sunday is probably best spent taking care of Casa Faire stuff, so it looks like I will be driving down that morning after all.
ragani: (Ugh day)
just to update...

Throughout all the craziness that has been the last few months for me, I managed to not get sick. Anyone who knows my history at Lark Camp, I have gotten sick almost every time, last year, right before we left, so I was sick the whole time. Now that there is the slightest chance for things to slow down to the speed of sound, my body finally let down the guard.

Yup, I am sick.

I keep hoping that it is nothing too bad, although it may be too early to tell. Could be one of those lingering things. Was hoping to be better in time for the big family ho-down this weekend, but i doubt it. Having to get up at crack-o-dawn for the past 4 days has not helped.

ragani: (Rapelling)
I feel like life is not giving me much of a break these days. I kind of thought I would be able to rest after Lark Camp, and I did make a point of sleeping late the week I came back, but now I am waking up at 6 each morning to get into work by 8 each morning for an assignment that started yesterday. Blah! I am not a morning person, so this is not ideal. I was hoping that the weekend in Yosemite at the final CalESAR summer camp training would be good practice getting up at 6 AM, but somehow waking up by myself in my own bed is very different from waking up in a sleeping bag with the help of your tent mate and the instructor.

I am managed to stay well through all of the CalESAR Summer Camp and even through the stress of Lark Camp, so, of course now I am fighting a cold. Sigh....

It is odd to think that CalESAR Summer Camp was more of a vacation than Lark. This last weekend I managed to get 2 blisters (one on the inside of my big toe!), but otherwise survived the adventure well. I will post photos later, although I have some of them posted on FaceBook already. Yes, I blame my sister and [ profile] abditus for getting a FaceBook account. Oddly, I am enjoying it. Very distracting.

Ragani Harris's Facebook profile
ragani: (Cabanal)
Who wanted to be part of the goal pool?

Take a minute to go create a SparkPeople page so we can start tracking our progress together, what ever your goal may be for better health, be it fitness or food.

I am looking at you, [ profile] katiiis, [ profile] rose42dance and others (*cough *[ profile] aberrantvirtue, [ profile] rogue_ravnos, [ profile] japlady *cough*).


Mar. 30th, 2007 04:48 pm
ragani: (Cabanal)
I have a SparkPage at which I hope to use for the Exercise Goal Pool I keep talking about.

I recommend going and making a profile and adding me as a friend so we can start tracking our goals once we get the pool together.
ragani: (Cabanal)
With the nice spring weather coming around, I am feeling more motivated to get out and be more active. I would like to follow-up on my post about starting an exercise support pool and see if we can get something started.

So far I have [ profile] katiis and [ profile] rose42dance, and probably [ profile] gardengirl34 interested. Since 4 was my minimum to get started, that could work, although a couple more would be welcome.

I am also contemplating using websites out there like and that help track progress. I think on we can link each other's profiles.

Any more takers?
ragani: (Cabanal)
I was thinking of an idea today (prompted by an article I read in Prevention) where a group of people could support each other in the effort to exercise by creating a competitive pool. By that, I mean it would be like a betting pool that each member puts in a small amount of money, and the one who exercises the most that month gets to keep the pool amount to treat themselves to a spa visit or the like. I am not sure the best way to go about it, but it would need some way for each member to track how much they exercise, and compare the results at the end. Also, perhaps a Pay-Pal account to collect the funds for the pool. I figure think this would need at least 4 people to make it cost effective.

Has anyone done something like this before?
Anyone have any suggestions or ideas on how to make this work?


Dec. 8th, 2006 12:20 pm
ragani: (Ugh day)
I broke down yesterday and went and got a prescription for antibiotics. A week of being sick and not really getting any better convinced me, as did finding out that one friend who might be one of the sources of said illness are still sick after 6 weeks and the other finally got antibiotics to cure an opportunistic sinus infection that took hold of both of them. Bleh! I have been prone to both sinus infections and bronchitis in the past and don' t want to risk it.

Those sick friends are the same that bowed out on [ profile] gardengirl_34 and I last night for the concert, but we found two eager replacements to take their place and all enjoyed the concert last night, even in the nose-bleed seats. The Paramount is such a lovely venue, and Death Cab for Cutie put on a good show.

Thanks again to [ profile] gardengirl_34 for arranging to get the tickets.

Now I crawl back into bed to let the antibiotics do their job. Hopefully they will have done their magic enough to make me human tomorrow at Dickens.
ragani: (Cabanal)
This was forwarded to me by [ profile] gardengirl_34, and I figured it would be better seen here that in yet another e-mail. It has been checked out on Snopes (which, btw, it what I ask anyone sending me e-mail warnings, etc. to do before sending them to me). I have removed any "must forward" notices because those who wish to will either way and those who don't, won't.

As most of you know I do NOT as a general rule ever forward things like this, but I've decided to make an exception in this case as my Mom is a breast cancer survivor, and my sister checked it out on Besides, It really is simple and easy.
[ profile] gardengirl_34

A favor to ask, it only takes a minute....

The Breast Cancer site is having trouble getting enough people to click on their site daily to meet their quota of donating at least one free mammogram a day to an underprivileged woman. It takes less than a minute to go to their site and click on "donating a mammogram" for free (pink window in the middle).

This doesn't cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate mammogram in exchange for advertising.

Here's the web site! Fell free to pass it along to people you know.
ragani: (Floating)
Food poisoning is no fun.
ragani: (Floating)
I have not one, but three different birthday events for three different friends happening, two tonight, and I am not feeling well enough for any of them. Although not full blown anything, I have an irritating sore throat, which started last night. I feel that all the junk food I had yesterday did not help, but I otherwise don't know where this came from.

Drat! And I was looking forward to eating the pumpkin dish at Kabul tonight. Even Bucco de Bepo's sounded good.

Well, I guess I can at least save the money, which is in short supply at the moment.


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