Saturday, July 18, 2009
I decided that it was time to get my oil changed. I knew that it was past time, but I didn't realize how much past time it was! As daughter and I were driving to the nearest Jiffy Lube, I noticed that my sticker was still up from the last time. I took it down and started looking at it (I know, not safe while driving!). So, I handed it to daughter and had her read it to me. Next service date? 8/23/08....Yeah, it had been 14 months since my last oil change. Oops!
The good news is that the next service mileage said 150044. Current mileage is 1595xx (can't remember exactly). That means that I drove onl 12500 (ish) miles in 14 months! That's below average!! And that's a good thing! Maybe my ten-year-old truck will last until I can afford a newer vehicle.
Bonus: While getting the oil changed, one of the guys came in carrying my driver's side windshield wiper. It was shredded! It had been for awhile, but I hadn't gotten a new one yet. After all, it was 104' today and no sign of rain! They replaced it and for less than I would have paid at some other places. Two birds, one stone!
Friday, July 17, 2009
To buy new clothes? Maybe when you don't need to unfasten your britches to take them off? Or how about when you almost lose said britches when running across the street? Yeah, they were good hints for me too! LOL! I really like these shorts and I LOVE the belt that came with them (I have a few girly tendencies).
BUT (and not the one hanging out them britches!), I'm sure they are not flattering. And when I have to pull them back up, it's probably not the best impression either.
Looks like I need to start saving for a shopping trip. Probably by the time I get the together, it'll be fall and time for jeans!
Friday, July 17, 2009
Tonight was our second game of the season. Our uniforms are aqua and we played John Deere (a green team). Our shirts almost matched! We were visitors, so we were up to bat first. I batted clean-up, which is just silly! You're supposed to put a strong batter there to "clean up" the bases and get the first three batters home. Yeah, that didn't happen. I hit the ball but they fielded it cleanly and I was out.
After the first inning, it was tied, 2 all. We came up the second inning and just couldn't seem to get in a rhthym with the batting. By the bottom of the 4th, we were down by 6 runs. Held them and started the fifth inning. No runs in for us either, but still plenty of time to play, right? Well, they scored...and scored...and scored...and I don't know how many, but they scored a lot! Next thing I know, blue is calling the game. Mercy rule is in affect (effect?). That means they were beating us so badly that the only merciful thing to do was to end the game right then and there. I wanted to play some more!!!
Oh well. Practice again on Monday. I'm guessing we'll work on batting.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Yesterday, one of my cube mates offered me a chocolate chip cookie. I thanked her very much, but turned it down. This morning, she asks me "Since you didn't want a cookie, would you like a cucumber?" My eyes lit up!!! Fresh cucumbers from a garden!??! Heck YA! I'll take a cucumber!! Woo hoo!!! (I took two!)
So, later in the day I started thinking about the choice...cookie or cucumber. And I was a little surprised to realize that the cucumber sounded SO much BETTER than a cookie! But, really, have you had fresh cucumbers. They totally win that fight! I did let her know that if she has excess any time through the summer I will be happy to help her consume them!
Now all I need are some fresh tomatoes and I can have cuke and mater sam'ich! Yum, yum!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
I mean boxer puppies, who grow up to be boxer doggies. LOL!!! Our 12 week old baby girl is bigger than our 3-year old 1/2 Sheetzu (sp), 1/2 Pappillon (Yep, he's a Sheetzon! LOL!) Boxers (apparently) need to be walked every day. When they walk, the "leader of the pack" (yep, that song is going through my head!) walks in front. Scooby (the old man) leads the way. Abby (the baby girl) follows. She is doing VERY well on the leash now and it's only been a week!
DH mentioned today, however, that as she grows, these two-mile walks are NOT going to cut it. Got me to thinking...maybe I'll have to teach her to run with me. Of course, that means I'll have to run more often!! Our poor Scooby was EXHAUSTED after that walk. We covered almost two miles in just under 40 minutes. We had been doing about one mile.
Both dogs are asleep right now. Sweet babies...
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