Monday, July 15, 2013
It is July 15, 2013. Trips are over. Major entertainment times are done. Recovery from a massive rotary cuff surgery is almost completed, though doctor tells me it could take up to a full year for total recovery. At any rate, my excuses are minimal. Farmers Markets are in full swing. Fresh veggies and fruits are available. Weather is optimal for Montanans to get outside and boogie. My slender, young adult daughter, who lives with us, is feeling the need to eat healthier, too. The man, my dear best friend, is on board, too.
You can do this, woman! With all the above AND the Giver of all Good things on your side, you cannot fail.
Today, July 15 2013. the beginning of a long trip to a livelier life. I have a grand boy and another one on the way. I want to get down on the floor with them and be able to get up with ease. I want to chase them without being winded. I am too young at 58 years to be so wiped out after a day with a toddler.
Today, July 15, 2013. NOW!
Thursday, January 17, 2013
My son and his wife have an adorable shih tzu, Odin. Odin has been their baby for 7 years. Last year my son and his wife added an adorable baby boy to their home. He is 14 months and into everything,including Odin's personal space.
A couple of nights ago, my son called (they live 12 hours away from us). The little shih tzu just bit the little boy on the face. The bite was not a bad one, more of a nip but they are understandably upset and worried that Odin's aggressive behavior is escalating and their baby son, who adores the dog, just doesn't seem to get it that he needs to leave Odin alone.
Gramzi and Popzi to the rescue! Dah dah ta dah! Odin is coming to live with us for a few months. It looks like this weekend is good traveling weather. Important information since we will be traveling through Montana, Wyoming and possibly Colorado. They are going to try to meet us part way. Or we may be spared the trip by a buddy who is already down there.
My little self induced crazy life will be rocking with another little guy to look after. At least he gets along well with our own shih tzu and he is only 7lbs, so he won't take up too much more space between us in bed. hahaha. AND I have another walking partner…a sassy one.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The Party was well attended, in fact, better than we expected. 16 young adults came last night, including a dear young man who is a survivor of an automobile accident that damaged his brain.
This guy is very aware that life is a gift to him. He drags his right side, understands everything being said to him but is challenged to express his own thoughts. No one expected him to live let alone walk again but with these handicaps, he tackled Rock Band and Just Dance with a grin on his face and a shrug at his limitations. WOW! His friends love him!
All my worries about the salad, and it is the only thing left. The lasagna was decimated, what chicken was left (not much) went home with the birthday boy. The mistake I made with the salad? Mayo! It was a 7 layer salad and Mayo was the 6th layer. Haha. These are very health conscience, earth friendly young adults. They prefer no dressing or add their own and they conscientiously gathered every soda can and plastic bottle to take to the recycling plant on the way home. Impressive!
Can you see why we enjoy being with these guys? The last ones left by 10. DH and I were hiding in the other room due to the large group. We anticipated some playing board games in the front room, but all 16 of them stayed in the kitchen/family room to laugh at their buddies antics.
Today? A long neighborhood walk with my DD and our dogs, then a Knit Flick-that's a chic flick with knitting needles in hand.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Ahahahahaaahhhhh! In just 2.5 hours I will have a housefull of rowdy hungry young adults in my home and here I am on the internet. Why or why do I postpone doing what needs to be done?
Oh I am sorta ready, I have lasagna in the oven and store bought fried chicken staying warm (this menu is due to the birthday boy's request) But my house is messy and the salad needs to be assembled. I am sitting amid balloons and laundry.
Why tell you this? Cuz if I complained on Facebook 99% of the guests will see it. hahaha. Okay, thanks for letting me vent.
Back to work. No worries. The house will come together quickly and the salad will be remarkable. Hey, they are mostly college age kids grateful for a free meal. They could care less if there are dust bunnies under the table and a missed dog's kibble next to the fridge.
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Good Ev-a-ing. Bwahahaha.
I am the video vampire.
I lurk on the Spark Start Page
And rarely go higher.
Today, I tapped upon the video section
That cute Pilates instructor and I have a connection.
She looks like my niece, tiny and pert
So I worked out beside her. Hey, what can it hurt?
Now I hobble away from the laptop in pain
They say it's the way to secure a true gain.
My days of lurking may be all done.
Participating with Nicole is bound to be fun.
This vampire not only shall suck out information
She will exercise along and form perspiration.
Of course I will continue to lurk and play
The Video Vampire never trully goes away.
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