Monday, July 19, 2010
No, not mine. But I wish it were!
DD and DS wanted to go on a bike ride. DS had a flat tire, so they walked the bikes to the Chevron to pump up the tire. They rode their bikes home...or started to. They were racing, of course! You can't ride a bike without having racing involved. DS called out "No shortcuts" and then as soon as DD was past the shortcut, he took it. Or tried to.
The corner was a little tighter than he thought and he didn't quite make the turn. He flew over the handlebars (missed the rocks, thank God!) and landed in the grassy area to the side of the walking path. Then his bike landed on him. And then he started screaming bloody murder. (I would have too, I'm sure!)
DS stopped and came back to check on him. This is one time I'm really glad that they have cell phones. She called me so I could come over and check on him. Less than a minute away, but saved that minute by her not having to come get me! Got to him and he was holding his shoulder. When I looked at it, there was no bone showing (Whew!), but when I lightly touched it, I could have sworn I felt a bone move. Bones aren't supposed to move like that.
He was able to walk back to the house and I pushed his bike home. Dad looked at it and agreed that we should get him to a doctor. Gave him an ibuprofen and off we went. When we got to the "Doc-in-a-box" we were their only patients! Yay!! They took him right in, got his vitals and x-ray'd his shoulder. Yep, broken collar bone. Poor kid. The treatment? A sling and Vicadin (okay, generic Vicadin, but still pretty good stuff!). Dad picked up the meds while we came on home.
Gave him one pill and you could tell when it was starting to kick in. He wanted to know if anyone else saw the shadows on the wall (we didn't) and he wanted to know who had just walked by outside (no one). He's resting semi-comfortably now. He's sleeping on the couch because he's stressed that he'll roll over onto his arm if he sleeps in his bed. So now I'm stressed that he'll roll off the couch!
So, the plans for the vacation are mostly off...or at least dramatically changed. DD has a friend over who was going to go to Roaring Springs with all of us tomorrow. Since DD's friend already bought her ticket, I told them they could still go. But we were planning to go Monday, Tuesday and Friday this week...and maybe Saturday! New plans - nothing. I still plan to take them to the zoo on Thursday and meet my mom for lunch. Hoping he's up for that by then.
I guess if someone had to have a broken bone, this is the "best" time for it. I'm home and can make sure he's got the attention and care (yes, and babying) that he needs/wants. When we're hurt, we all want our mommy. At least, I do! It's still vacation and I'm still not going to work, so it's not all bad. If I can get him feeling better, that's even better.
On that note, I'll end this incredibly long blog. Spark you all later!
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Well...and Abby...our boxer. DH is going to take DS for a cut. I *get* to take DS. We are all taking Scooby, our Shihtzu/Papillion (sp?) for his grooming appointment...and then heading out to breakfast.
After breakfast, we'll all come home. I'll work on laundry and finish my grocery list...and then go grocery shopping. DD will get her hair done first (before groceries!) and then it's home to start dinner. Hopefully I will get some serious reading in too. Oh...and a workout. That WILL happen. Good thing I'm on vacation. I need the rest! LOL!
Friday, July 16, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
As many of you know, I read....a lot! And when I read, it is not to be educated. I purposely choose light-hearted, easy to read, fun books (if you can call murder-mysteries "fun").
Today I started Janet Evanovich's newest book, Sizzlin' Sixteen. It is about a Jersey girl turned bounty hunter. She's not very good, but she has a group of friends that "help" her out. One of her friends is an ex "ho" who is constantly on a diet. One of the diets in a previous book was a low-carb diet. To Lula, that meant she could eat all sorts of meat and as much of it as she wanted. She even carried pork chops around in her purse! LOL!
Well, in this book she has started yet another new diet. The "just one" diet. She can eat anything she wants, but just one of each thing. For example (her example, not mine!), she can have one pea or one spear of asparagus or one loaf of bread. She hasn't lost any weight yet, but she just started the diet. They also headed into a donut shop and Lula was going to have to choose only one donut. By the time she left the shop, she had gotten one...of each kind of donut! LOL! Somehow, I don't think this diet's going to work.
Lula personifies some of the thoughts that I have had. Special diets, special combinations, special powers, that's all I needed to make this weight disappear forever! LOL! I know now that it's not any special secret. And it's not easy. But it's doable.
Although...I like that "just one" diet! LOL!!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Every day that I drive to work, I take a 32oz bottle of water to drink on the way. When I get to work, I fill it back up and put it in the fridge. That way, it's ready for me to drink on the way home. Today, I was halfway to my truck when I realized that I had forgotten to grab the water bottle out of the fridge on my way down. It was already 5:30 so I decided that I was NOT going back for it.
Did I mention that it was almost 100' today? I was thirsty before I hit the stop light! So, I pulled over at the Chevron to get a drink. I'd had enough Diet Pepsi and decided I needed something else. While I was looking, I saw the "new" product from Diet Pepsi, peach flavored green tea. How healthy is that, right? Peaches, green tea, awesome!
After I bought it (yes, AFTER!), I decided that I should look at the calories. There were four servings in the one bottle...at 80 calories per! Yep, did the math (in my head even! LOL!) and realized that if I drank that whole bottle that is 320 calories! That's a lot of calories! For a drink!!
So, now I had a dilemma. Do I drink my calories and not "die" of thirst? Or do I save my calories and "die" of thirst? I compromised and drank about half of it on the way home. Gave the rest to my DD when I got home. If I'm going to consume that many calories, by gum, I get to chew! LOL!
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