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Is it Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) or A Cold?

Hey everyone,

Here's the deal. My mom got the RSV from my one year old nephew while babysitting the night I went to see Lincoln with my brother and sister in law. It takes about 4 days at the minimum for the virus to show its symptoms, which are cold-like for adults.

I had direct contact with her day before yesterday, and now I've had the start of a itchy throat- though not all the way to sore throat yet. I've already drank a boatload of water and tea. It might be either thing, but I'm hoping it's just a cold and I don't get the horrible cough my mom has. She has to resort to covering her mouth with a bandana she has and stays in her bedroom.

If I DID catch the RSV from my mom, I'm praying to God I won't get that awful dry cough my mom is going through. And to be safe at the doctor's tomorrow, I took a 24 hour allergy pill.

Here's hoping for just a cold,

-AJ

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I'm Actually LOSING WEIGHT!

Hey everyone!

I'm so excited right now. My mom started on a diet a month and a half ago and I participate as far as going on walks and cutting back on how much I eat at meals.

She's on a detailed doctor approved diet, and was told to do at least half an hour of walking every day. That doesn't happen a whole lot because her knee freaks out now and then. My substitute has been a dance mat I've had for a few years.

It only has ten songs on it but they are different speeds and I can easily do a half hour on it and break a major sweat- such as I did this morning. I was drenched so much it felt like I was as drenched in sweat as I was at the MCR concert last May!

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Who Wants To Be a Dragon Rider?

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Holy tamales! How in the world am I so addicted to reading the Inheritance saga (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr and Inheritance) and yet not one of the people writing fan fiction over it? I'm reading Eragon right now for probably the umpteenth time since I've owned it! I think that if there are any books I'm NEVER selling, it's these!

I haven't read any of my Harry Potter books since before the last movie came out. I reread the last book so I could look for the differences in the movie. I wish they'd make a movie out of the rest of the Inheritance saga like they did Eragon (though I wish they had stuck more to the book than they did. Not that I'm complaining- it was so awesome I bought it when it came out on DVD).

I can't pick a favorite of the 4, but if I had 2 to pick, it would be Eragon and either Brisingr or Inheritance. You see what I mean? I can't even pick a second!

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CHRISTMAS TIME!

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IT'S CHRISTMASTIME! I love Christmas. It's my favorite holiday. It's kind of bittersweet, like every other holiday this year. This is the first Christmas without my paw paw (what my brothers, cousins and I called our grandfather). But the best Christmas present I'm getting is that all 3 of us children will be together for Christmas for the first time in years! And I'll get to see BOTH nephews and my niece! I am so excited that I get to celebrate the holiest (in my opinion) Christian holiday with BOTH of my brothers again!

I've missed having Christmas together with all of us...They may be 6 and 9 years older than me, but I love them and hate not being able to celebrate my favorite holiday and time of year with them. We won't have to Skype this year!

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Room Transformation

Hey everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween and Thanksgiving! And for those who went out on Black Friday without getting killed, congrats. I stayed home. Well, this isn't what I wanted to talk to you about, so I'll get back on topic.

Okay, here's the deal. Awhile back, my mom proposed the idea of replacing my carpet floors with a floating floor- no underpad required; just cut your length, snap off the excess, and glue it to the previous piece! It took at least a week since my dad had a job and could only do it at night for a couple hours. We also decided to repaint my walls while everything was out and there was no floor except for the bare concrete of the foundation.

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OPPA GANGNAM STYLE- With a little Deadmau5...

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Everyone by now has probably heard about "Gangnam Style" by the Korean singer Psy. I usually don't teach myself the dance steps to viral videos, but since he is taking a big step for Asian music (by signing to a US label!), I decided, "Why the hell not? They aren't too complicated, so I can do them with little difficulty."

I feel so happy! I can do most of the steps without problems! The back and forth with the hips during "Heeey, sexy lady" is problematic, but I can work on it. I told my friend I taught myself the steps and she was so shocked she said "Alert the media- Allison learned a dance to a K-pop song!"

I also bought Deadmau5's new album last weekend when I went to Canyon Lake for the second time this year. We went back to the San Marcos outlet stores and I bought the CD at the Hot Topic and a Vera Bradley crossbody Hipster purse/bag as a Christmas present for my friend. Totally awesome. And ya gotta know I love "Professional Griefers"!

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Wow...Three Months...

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Wow, has it really been three months since I posted anything on here? I need to stop using my iPod Touch so much (hehe, it rhymed!). Anyway, here's a few things that have gone on in the past three months.

I celebrated my twenty third birthday and ate dinner at the burger joint Fuddrucker's, went to Canyon Lake and drove down to New Braunfels and picked up some awesome brand name old mini playing cards and a deck of cards that is supposed to tell a story and some unopened IBM cards-though the box was roughed up, got my nails done at the beauty school there, went to Gruene and bought a Texas license plate from my birthyear- which turned out to be when they were still putting out Texas's Sesquicentennial Anniversary (150 years of statehood:1836-1986) plates.

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I've Been a Busy Bee...

Hey!

I've been pretty busy these past four weeks! I've gone to see my grandma and help clear her cousin's attic and sort the trash from what they are going to send to resale and thrift shops and put back in the attic. It's quite fun- considering my other cousin Heather won't even put one finger on a box that has been sitting in an attic for thirty years.

I've also decided to learn how to swim since my mother was so overprotective when I was little and instilled a fear of water in me, though I love it now and have been going to the pool with my friend for the past couple years and am now going with DJ and my other friends.

We get kind of rough in the water and hopefully I will be able to participate in going to the deep end soon. I am going to submit a scholarship for the YMCA. So yeah, I am very hopeful I learn even faster than I have so far.

Cheers for a great summer for all,

-AJ

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A Busy Last Couple of Months

Hey everyone,

The last couple months have been relatively busy. I've done quite a few things. I finished up with the Prom Dress Giveaway I was a part of and was taken out to lunch the Saturday after it ended at a country club! My brother brought over my nephew a couple times within the past month, so we've been able to have some Declan time. I saw the Avengers the day after it came out and LOVED it!

Mother's Day was awesome and today is my last day spending time with my grandma. We spent two hours this morning in the attic clearing some space to move around. A ton of towels up there for some reason.

There's plenty of other things, but I can't think of them right now. See you soon!

-AJ

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Nearly a Month! Here's What's Happened...

Hey,

Sorry it's been so long since my last post! A lot has gone on since last month! Here's a run down of everything:

On March 19, I was at the library (@ the college) helping sort dresses by size for the prom dress giveaway that lasts a month, minus this weekend of course due to Easter. That Saturday was the first day- DISASTER. Too many girls in that small room at once. 145 in total! The next Saturday, it was only around 86 because the librarian got smart and put the limit at 100 and only 5-6 girls and their moms at a time. I do two more Saturdays- the 14th and 21st.