Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Okay, I have to say I love my Wii; and I don't think it is something that I will get tired of playing. I did my Wii Fitness age (61, ugh!) this morning. Then, I played tennis, bowling, and golf. Now, I don't bowl in "real life" but after playing a while I bowled 5 strikes in a row... 5!... that will probably never happen again. After my girls got in from school and did their homework, the older one did her Wii age... 71! Yeah, 10 years older than me. lol. I'm sure she'll "get younger" the more practice she gets, and so will I. I'm even learning how to play the golf. I like it because of the strategy involved... though it doesn't get you moving as much. For exercise, I like the tennis the best. I really get to moving with that. I haven't tried boxing, yet. But, I will add that soon.
Thank you all so much for the response to my last blogs. I really appreciate the support you all give me.
Monday, August 24, 2009
I've wanted a Wii for quite a while. My twin sis bought one used nearly a year ago, I guess it was, and I love playing while at her house. But, it is hard to get play time in with four kids standing in line.
Since I won $127 at the fair, I decided to use this to buy a Wii. I didn't know if I would be able to find one cheap enough. I searched many of the online sites. I looked in newspapers and listened to "swap-shop" radio programs. I even "sat on" eBay for two days hoping to be able to buy a used unit that I could afford without having to ask my DH for the extra money. ( I'm sure he wouldn't have minded, but I wanted to do it on my own.) So, I mentioned some of the eBay auctions to my BIL today. And he informed me that a mutual friend of ours was selling his unit. He's had it for about 2 years, I think, maybe a little less. He hardly played it because he couldn't find any games that he liked. He sold it to me for $130.... $20 less than he actually wanted.
So, now I have my Wii. It has the basic games which I love. I know that I'll get a good workout with the tennis game and have a lot of fun with the bowling. I might even learn to like golf. My friend said I should learn to do the boxing. I think I'll have to "grow" into that.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Okay. I've mentioned a little in my responses to some threads; but here's the blog on the fair that I promised.
We all did VERY WELL money-wise at the fair. My older daughter entered almost everything that she could enter in the Junior building.... crafts, artwork, photography, and food. She also entered a few sewing items and a couple ceramics. She won $300 even in that building. Then, she entered the Wool & Woolies contest where you have to wear wool (either a piece or a whole suit) AND you have to model the clothing while leading a haltered sheep. (Thanks to Mrs. Oliver for letting us borrow a sheep!) She won 5th place out of 8 contestants in her age group. She got $10 for that. That money goes into her checking account and pays for all those "Hey Mom, I want that" things... including her first bike.
My younger daughter could only enter the photography in the Jr. Building this year since she is only 4. She won all blue ribbons and $72. She also wanted to enter the Wool & Woolies. So, I pulled a piece of wool fabric out of gran's material stash and made her a skirt. She did well for her first time. She won 3rd out of 4 contestants and won $20. She is looking forward to next year when she can enter everything. After that, she'll get her own checking account.
I entered 62 items. Twenty-seven of those were photographs. I won one ribbon in that... a blue ribbon (1st place) on a photo of one of the men at church laughing. I won a total of $127. Yeah! I am going to save it to buy a Wii. My sister has one, and I really like how much of a work-out I get with the games. This year I entered two of my indoor plants... one got 2nd and one got 3rd. Since they also have an adult category in Wool & Woolies, I'm thinking about buying a wool suit and entering that next year.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Well, I went in to see the gastro-doc and saw his nurse practioner (which was fine with me). She said with my family history of mom and granddad both having colon cancer that a colonoscopy was definitely in order. However, they also want to do an endo-scope on the same day. She said that there are several thing that could be causing my pain... an ulcer, a bacterial infection, a torn area of the intestine, and a polyp are only a few of the possibilities.
I go in on the 26th to have to procedures done. I have to be there at 10:45 am Central time. So, please put me on your prayer lists. I was hoping to have it done sooner, but my sister is going to be the one to take off work to stay with me (you have to have someone at the facility at all times during the procedure). Wednesdays were best for her, but not the 19th because she has other plans. She is going to take advantage of that day off with me and schedule some tests of her own before she has to take me in for the tests. She's a diabetic and must have her cholesterol and A1C checked every few months.
As for my pain, it is getting much worse. My back has "burned" nearly all day. I think a lot of it is stress related, because today was entry day for the adult food at the fair. The old ladies that are the superintendents of that area got mad at my sister because she enters so many of the lots that they feel they don't have a chance to win the Queen of the Kitchen contest. So, they changed the rules and now you have to pick 30 of your entries (if you have more than that) to be entered. SO, my sister did that; but when her husband went to enter her items, they told him he had to put the rest of her items on the paper. Good thing I was there. I think they were trying to get her disqualified. Anyway, I "let loose" and got it all straightened out. I probably was more of a witch than I should have been; but I was angry. I told them if they were going to change the [blank] rules, then they should know how to follow them! Like I said, I was angry. Anyway, I paid for it with a burning pain in my back all day. It hurts right now, but not as bad as it was this morning.
Sorry for the gripes. They just really get my goat.
A spot of good news... My mother was a director at the fair for many, many years. She passed away 7 years ago while still serving on the board. On her death bed, she made me promise to take care of all the paperwork that she had at home and make sure it got to the right people. She loved that fair and the people of this county. She wanted everything to be perfect for them all. Anyway, they have honored my mother and a good friend of her's whom she served with on the board who passed away just this passed year with a memorial sign on the door of the fair office. It is special and much deserved... and might I add VERY UNEXPECTED!
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