Sunday, July 10, 2011
Woke up with a bad sinus headache. Took some meds and rinsed out my nose with saline solution. Also put a hot pack over my face for awhile. All that sorta took the edge off the pain.
We went to Josh's ballgame at 4:00, and sitting outside (in the shade) was not a good idea. The humidity is up, too. The headache is back. Oh yeah, they lost again, so they're out of the tournament. For some reason, most of the team just didn't play well today. Well, they can't win them all, and losing helps them develop coping (etc) skills for life.
I enjoyed the knitting class yesterday. We're making a lacy scarf, with a pretty knitted edging. I about fell thru the floor when I went to pay for the kit - it was pricey. Oh well, that's the last class I've signed up for, and the yarn is beautiful, soft, drapes well, etc. It's made from milk and cotton. Yeah, I know, 'how do they make yarn from milk?' I have no earthly idea. Some day I'll have to ask someone who can tell me.
We have the boys again tomorrow, but I don't yet know what we may do. We went bowling two weeks ago. Maybe we'll take in a movie tomorrow.
I've taken a few days off treadmilling to give my Achilles tendon a rest. It has been clenching up when I've been walking at higher speeds. I plan to treadmill in the morning, but take it easy, speed-wise. I really want to participate next Sat. on the 5K run/WALK. : )
Thursday, July 07, 2011
Humph! What's with the SP points counter that doesn't give points for all 10 food items? Three times this week, I've only gotten 3 points when I've entered breakfast and lunch - today's totalled 8, but I only got 3 points. Oh well, I'm really NOT in it for the points, but it does make me wonder.
It's a pretty day out, if you don't mind very warm temps and increasing humidity. We took our local grandsons with us to the shelter today. I was delighted that we got 7 (9 week-old) kitties in from their foster homes. We're supposed to get as many as 7 more tomorrow. Whew! At least the newbies were all in crates/cages due to the fact that we still have some larger kittens in the room. I think at least another couple of them are to go to other rooms.
My younger grandson loves cats, and he was with me awhile, helping as I moved kitties from from one cage to another so I could clean the cages. Tyler knows how to properly hold kittens, and he was oh, so gentle.
Yes, we're minding both boys again today. When we got home from the shelter, I showered, then DH did. Meanwhile, I heated some hot dogs for lunch. Ok, not necessarily the most diet-friendly, but not too bad for once-in-a-while. I also ate a peach and some yogurt.
Tyler claimed he wasn't hungry, but I cajoled him into eating 1/2 a hot dog. He doesn't eat much these days, and I don't know what he may have had for breakfast.....they ate at home b4 DD brought them here.
DH took the boys to their house this afternoon so they can play w/friends, so I have a 'free' afternoon. Am debating whether or not to go to the craft store. Probably won't, even tho' I do want more yarn for projects I'm working on. I guess it can wait for another day.
Y'all have a great Sparking afternoon and evening!
Monday, July 04, 2011
I hope you've all had a great Fourth of July.
We had the PA kids (sans one s-i-l) over for a cookout. Had a really nice evening with them. While we were eating, neighbors set off a few fireworks and our dog (who was outside with us) barked and ran around looking for the cause of the threat. Darby's not afraid of fireworks (thank goodness) but she's very protective at home. Fortunately, the neighbors stopped after a firing a few, and Miss Darby's back hair laid down again. Today was plenty warm, but not too hot. And there was a mild breeze, which helped.
Last night DH, two dau, 1 s-i-l and 2 grandsons sat on the Susquehanna River front, watching fireworks. What a great show, and the finale (where they shot off a BUNCH at once) was fantastic. Even the potty-mouth woman near us couldn't entirely ruin the evening. She was drinking, and even when her friend loudly told her several times to BE QUIET! motor-mouth kept up a running commentary on everything that crossed her mind. sigh. Oh well, even tho' she talked non-stop, at least her potty mouth cleaned up after a few minutes. I was about to lean over and ask her to clean it up......whereupon my DH would have disowned me.
Time to sign off and spend the rest of the evening with Darby and DH.
Saturday, July 02, 2011
In a few weeks I'll be walking (mostly) on the run/walk to benefit our church building program. (We're building a Family Life Center).
It's a 5K (3.1 miles) course, and I normally don't do outdoors, but I'm game to try this, my first such event. What's the worse that I can do? Since the event starts at 7:00 a.m., I figure I can get my effort in before the day turns too hot. (Cross your fingers).
I did all 5K on my treadmill the other day, and it 'only' took me 57 minutes. LOL Like I said, I'll be mostly walking. I did 25 minutes this morning (had other things to do), and another 35 minutes this afternoon, and I'm building the speed I can go, so yipee for me. LOL
DH and I went to our (11 yr old) grandson's baseball game early this afternoon - he plays in leagues from early Spring thru the Fall. Since they lost their game last Wednesday, I wasn't sure what to expect today. You should have seen it. I really felt sorry for the other team. Our guys were the home team, and while the other team didn't score at all in the first inning, I wasn't too surprised. Some games go like that. When our guys came to bat, they ran thru the lineup more than twice....scoring something like 14 runs. The game was called at the end of the top of the 4th inning (they usually play 6) because our guys had them beat something like 23 - 3. After our guys scored 20 points, they cleared the scoreboard, which is typical.
There's another game tomorrow, around 4. We plan to go to that one, too.
We're having most of the PA. family here Monday eve for a cookout. (We have a dau and family down South). Unfortunately, one s-i-l has to work, as he so often does on holidays. But, somebody has to be an EMT even on holidays.
Y'all have a safe, fun, safe, happy, safe July 4th.
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