Thursday, May 20, 2010
know that I am always cold. Well, almost always. I'm warm when I sleep and I'm warm right now (just took a shower) and I'm warm when I'm sitting outside in the sunshine...as long as the temperature is at least 75. Preferably warmer. I prefer 100 to 60.
Here's some irony for you. My truck has a kick-a$$ air conditioner and a marginal heater. My DH's truck has a good air conditioner and the best heater ever! Yes, he is always too warm. Always. (okay, almost always)
As I type, I can tell that I'm warm. Besides the obvious, I mean! LOL! The blood veins (or are they arteries?) on the back of my hands are puffy and stand up on the hand. Not puffy like call-the-doctor-her-hand-is-going-to-explo
de puffy. Just prominent. When I'm cold, the veins/arteries/blood pathways do not stick up at all. They're still visible, but they have obviously retreated to the relative warmth of the inside of my body.
I shared this observation with my DH and my DD when we were at breakfast this weekend. DH decided that I was wrong. I had drunk caffeine, thus restricting the blood flow and causing the veins to shrink. Being cold had nothing to do with. I mean, the cold is all in my head after all.
Well...I'm drinking caffeine right now, blood vessels are constricted but those veins are big and pretty!! Take that! LOL!
Here's a picture. Enjoy the wonder that is my hand.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I didn't. I still don't know what it means. But, I have an app on my phone that lets me play Scrabble with friends or with random opponents. One of the games I played, my opponent played the word "qi." This program does not let you play non-words, so it must be a word, right?
Tonight, I was playing another game against someone else. She swapped out the Q, knowing that I would get it. Luckily, there was an "i" on the board and I was able to play "qi" And on a triple letter square! Can you say 31 points for playing one letter! That opponent has now added that word to her memory banks as well. No, we don't know what it means. Does it matter? It's worth 31 points! LOL!
Monday, May 17, 2010
In my head only! LOL! During our meeting today (at work), I noticed folks saying things that they normally wouldn't. One of the guys used the word less instead of fewer. There were a couple of other examples that I noticed at the time, but can't think of now. And I corrected them...in my mind.
I really think that the only reason that I even noticed was that I was really bored and needed something to keep me awake. That and I'm terribly judgemental! LOL!
Of course, I did not make any such errors. At least, none that I heard! Besides, I didn't say much. I was an observer. tee hee!
Sunday, May 16, 2010
My daughter and I walked about 2.5 miles (round trip) to our local Family Dollar store. I wanted new sunglasses (mine were literally falling apart!) and I figured she'd be up to walking if that meant she could shop. I was right, by the way!
About halfway there, I realized that I was walking on the side of the sidewalk closest to the street. And I had been the entire way. We crossed streets and changed directions, but I was always on the side nearest the cars. I'm sure that I did it on purpose. My reasoning (had I had any conscious reasoning) is that if a car should swerve and hit someone, the car would hit me first and not my daughter. Paranoid? Maybe (again, if I was consciously thinking about it!) Protective. Heck yes! After I realized what I was doing, do you think I changed? Well, NO!! I was just more conscious (there's that word again!) of my actions.
So, back to the question - Instinct or Learned Behavior? Maybe a little of both? Either way, it was not needed on this particular trip. No car swerved, jumped or otherwise drove into us, or even anywhere near us. But the next time we go walking, I'll do it again!
Saturday, May 15, 2010
As some of you may know, I took yesterday off. Not just from work, but from everything! No laundry, no dishes, no errands, no nuthin'!!!
So, today, I paid for it! Got up at 7:00, started laundry, headed to they gym. Oh...and got the girl out of bed first so she could get ready for her softball games (yes, plural).
Came home, helped get sandwiches made, drinks gathered, mitts found (still missing one! ), and treats gathered (I had treats after first game). Took DD and her friend to the game. Came home, showered, dressed and gathered everything I needed to take. Stopped at the Chevron for ice and got to the game just as it was starting.
Four hours later (and multiple applications of sun block), gathered all my stuff and headed to the library. After that, got more laundry going and started some auctions for my hubby. Dropped the boy off at a friend's to spend the night, and went out to dinner. Had DH drop me off at the Chevron (yes, I bought cookies) and then I walked home.
Did my pushups (Day 1, Week 5!!) and now I'm Sparkin'!!! Debating on whether I will start more auctions or go read for a little bit. We'll see if I can stay up long enough to watch SNL...any bets? LOL!
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