happy birthday usa

today i am a walmartian. i had to buy loose fitting dresses. the thought of wearing size 12 jeans right now is out of the question. they were already getting too tight. ugh, i'm putting on weight. i'm also still bloated from the surgery. at times it still hurts like the dickens -- namely when i move or breathe. heh. but still. i'm going to drive to virginia and take part in a 4th of july cookout. i'm not going to stay inside anymore. no way.