Wow. I had no idea gastric bypass surgery was such a hot topic or I'd have talked about it years ago! Thanks for all the comments and questions, I'm working hard to answer all of them, so keep them coming. I'm going to try to put out another installment tomorrow and keep plugging away until I get my whole story out. Tonight I even took pictures of what I ate for dinner so I can show you how normal my eating habits are now. I'll post them when I get to that part of the story.
In other news, Genoa is now putting on her own diaper. We've had her in Pull Ups for at least six months now (neither of my kids would lay down for diaper changes after around a year of age), so she sits her nakie butt down on the floor and pulls a new diaper on over her toes. She even figured out how to reach down under buns and hoist the diaper up in the back. It's a thing of beauty.
People, it's COLD here. Like, FREEZING cold. Over the weekend, Alex broke the top layer of ice on the outdoor toy box and several large chunks flew onto the patio where they STILL remain frozen. It hasn't rained in days and I'm actually beginning to miss it a little. While Lynne and John were here, we made potato salad and instead of putting the potatoes in the fridge to cool them off, we just put them out on the patio. It worked just fine.
I had to use the outside ATM at the bank today and it was literally the coldest 90 seconds of my life. It HURT it was so cold. I realize that many of you live in places where it's like this all the time and it's no big deal and you're probably laughing at me and thinking I should suck it up, but cut some me some slack here, I've spent the last 31 winters in California, which means that this is technically my first ACTUAL winter. I think I'm doing pretty well. I mostly just stay inside where it's always 69 degrees and sunny.