Tuesday, July 21, 2009
When she lays down in the shade of a parked car.
We took the puppies for a walk before softball practice today since it would be late and dark by the time I would be home. So, son and I troop out with Scooby and Abby at 6:30. I guess I should mention today's high was 97'.
We didn't quite make it to the turnaround point when Abby, the boxer, laid down in the shade of a parked car. We took that as a sign that she might be just a little hot and tired. We rested, turned around and headed home. Every drop of shade, every blade of grass turned into a resting point for that poor puppy!
We all made it home safely. The dogs drank ALOT of water (so did son and I, but we're not as important ) and then collapsed!
I drank my water, grabbed my socks and headed to softball practice. So glad I don't wear a fur coat!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
That was me for the first half of the day. It could have started with being woken up by barking dogs (yeah, my own!) earlier than I wanted. Could be that my DH was stressing about $$$ this week and was stressing the need to spend as little as possible at the grocery store. It could be the kids were fighting. All of those things happened, but I don't think any of them made me cranky. I think I was just cranky because I haven't had the time to sit and read and just relax. There's always something to do. Laundry, make dinner, go to work. You know, time-wasting garbage!!
This afternoon, I was able to read for a couple of hours. Then I went to the gym and got to read some more. The combination got me in a MUCH better mood. Still not ready to go back to work tho!
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.
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