Sunday, June 14, 2009
I do! Yesterday, I get a phone call from a number that I don't recognize. I usually don't answer if I don't know who it is, but it was a local number and I thought it might be my kids calling. It was. My son was on the line and almost in tears.
We don't have a land line. We all have cell phones (well, the kids share one). My son had accidentally left the cell phone in the freezer and he was calling to tell me what he had done. I'm laughing (without him knowing, of course) because he is so worried and I know all you have to do is let it thaw and dry and it'll be fine. Then he tells me the next part.
When you have something that is frozen and you want to eat it right away, you nuke it. Shouldn't it work that way for phones too? Apparently not. He swears it was in the microwave for only five seconds, but I think it was longer than that. The SIM card is fried, there are melt marks on the case. In short, he killed the phone. It was funny and it was sad, but mostly it was funny.
Since he told the truth, my son did not get in trouble for the great phone incident. He did, however, learn a very valuable lesson. I also let him know that it is always best to admit a mistake rather than trying to cover it up. Because sometimes, the cover-up makes things worse.
BTW, the new phone is due in on Monday and cost us $50 to replace. The microwave was unharmed and no noxious odors were released. All in all, a fairly inexpensive (though priceless) lesson.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
So, I started the 200 squats challenge today. According to the chart, if I could do more than 31 (for my age group) I ranked "excellent". I did 70. That's excellent even for the young whipper snappers (under 30)! Woo Hoo! So, I'm starting on week three for that challenge. Tomorrow, my legs will probably tell me that I'm an idiot for doing so many, but tonight I'm basking!
Tonight was also the progress test for the hundred push up challenges. In my initial test I did 23 pushups. Tonight, I did 30. I'm getting better! And, I get to stay on the third column! Tee hee!!
I'm still not starting the 200 sit up challenge until I finish these...or at least get to the last week. I don't really want to kill myself. Plus, softball starts in just under two weeks. That will use some muscles that aren't used to seeing action!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Okay, dinner first. DH made tacos. Yum! Even if he made stuff I hate (like Sour Patch Kids), I would have still said THANK YOU and eaten it.
On to challenges. I just finished week 2, day 3 of the hundred push up challenge (HPC). Tomorrow I will do the progress test to see where I am on the chart for week 3. Planning to stay in the third column! The same website has two other challenges. One is the two hundred sit ups and the other is 200 squats. I've decided I'm going to do all three challenges. Not all at the same time, though! I think I'll start the 200 squats challenge tomorrow with the initial test. I think I will be able to do quite a few. Of course, I thought that with the pushups too. Boy was I disappointed by that test!!
I'll let you all know how I do on both tests. The sit up challenge will have to come in a couple of weeks. All three at once would probably kill me!
Oh, here's the link in case you're interested.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
My status yesterday mentioned that I was tired of cooking. I mentioned it to my DH as well. He has agreed to cook dinner tomorrow night! Yippee!!! Every once in awhile, you just gotta let people know when you're done and they can pick up the slack. Ahhhhhh......
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
The guy I car pool with is an avid cyclist. The road to and from work has a portion that is VERY windy with no shoulders. I personally would never ride my bike on that road. Drivers have difficulty seeing other people on the road and there is no cell reception on that road. So, if you have a flat or an accident or whatever, you have to rely on the kindness of strangers.
That said, he has been riding his bike home (~21 miles), weather permitting. Today, he left at his normal time. Just as I was hitting the area with no cell reception, I get a phone call from him. Before I can find out what he wants, the call gets dropped. By the time I get reception again, I have two voice mails. One from him, one from his wife. Both telling me that he has two flat tires and can I please pick him up. I laughed sooooo hard. There's a history there that made me think that it served him right!! Since it didn't rain on him (and I was praying for that!), the two flats are second best! LOL!! I know, I'm terrible. But I laughed!
After I took him home (with windows WIDE OPEN!), his wife got in the truck to let me know how grateful she was to me for picking him up and irritated she was with him. Apparently, they are disagreeing on "priorities" and they are going to have a "discussion" tonight. Tee hee. He's in T-R-O-U-B-L-E!! Again, I'm terrible, but enjoying a giggle.
Okay, I'll be good now. Nite nite!
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