Monday, February 17, 2014
I really didn't have to sit too much at the softball game. We sat in the top row with no one behind us, so I could stand a lot. I made a lot of trips to the water fountain, checked out the adjoining baseball field that was empty, got a program for my husband, checked out the concession stand but decided against anything, got to the restroom, etc. The Tennessee girls won and hubby was happy.
Tomorrow I have to go to Tampa for federal jury duty. Hubby is going to drive me in the morning to Tampa and pick up Gwen from her other grandmother before 2pm when she has to go pick up kids at school. She doesn't have enough room in her van or enough car seats to take Gwen, too. Gary will get Natalie at 3pm from school and take both kids back to Bartow to the paternal grandmother. I'm planning to ride the Greyhound bus back to Lakeland. Hope it all works out. It is very annoying that they do not allow cell phones in the federal courthouse and there are no lockers at the courthouse nor at the Greyhound station where I could stash one. I don't want to get it confiscated. There are pay phones at the bus station, so I'll call Gary to tell him when I'm leaving. There are buses at 3:05 and 5:20pm only. Wish there was a bus that would get me there timely in the morning, but there isn't.
I'm planning to take healthy food. There is a refrig and a microwave available. Hope to be able to move some and not sit all day. We'll see.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Tonight hubby wants to go to Tampa to see his alma matter, the U of Tennessee, girls softball team play U of South Florida. DD is getting off work at 4:30 so we can drop off the girls and go on. I'm used to watching sports on TV and exercising while I watch. Leslie Sansone-type moves (Walk Away the Pounds) are my favorites. I'm thinking it may be hard to exercise during the game, though. I may have to sit down so I don't irritate everyone around me. Why do spectators have to sit? And only the athletes get exercise? Doesn't seem right. I can always do isometrics, though, can't I? And maybe take some extra walks to the water fountain or something. We'll see. Would like to start a revolution for the standing and moving observers. Anyone with me????
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
I am a runner, but today is a cross training day. Gwen will be going home at 3:30, so I think I'll go to the gym and do an elliptical workout after that. The blister on my left foot is healed and I've decided to wear my well-broken in shoes for the Disney Princess HM on the 23rd. I'm still battling a funky stomach, but not going to let it slow me down!!
Last night we had a merengue dance lesson. We practiced the basic step, in and out, woman's turn and return, and the sweetheart. We seemed to have it and don't think we'll forget. There was the cutest young couple there practicing for their wedding in May. The groom's mom didn't look old enough to have such a grown man for a son. Guess the older I get, the younger they look -- LOL!
I'm glad I'm a runner even when there are challenges. I'm glad that hubby and I dance even though I have no illusion that we'll ever be good at it. Life is good, as ONEKIDSMOM reminds me each day. And life lived actively is even better! I am thankful for all the things I can do and enjoy. I never dreamed when I was 30 and 40 and 50 that I would be stronger and healthier at almost 65. Life is full of surprises, and sometimes, there are really wonderful surprises!!
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Ran four miles this morning in my neighborhood. It was nice to wait until after sunrise and really see where I was going! Temperature was in the low 60's at 8am, so just right for running. The dog ran 1.5 miles of it with me. It was our best attempt so far to run together. She only ran into me once and didn't knock me over, so I consider that a success. I did take her home after that, though. Definitely easier to run without her.
Hubby and I are going to dance lessons this evening. Last week was cha-cha. They never tell us what will be taught until we get there. We've had tango, foxtrot, and waltz twice each. We've had maringue (spelling?), hustle, swing, cha-cha, and rumba once each. It's a lot of fun, but if we really wanted to learn it I think we'd need to practice in between the weekly lesson, and hubby doesn't seem to want to. So that's okay. It does help keep us active.
So far, I've had to report by phone for jury instructions 6 times, but have not had to go. Fingers crossed. Son in law starts his new job on Monday and I hope I don't have to leave my daughter in a pinch.
Hope your day is going great!!
Monday, February 10, 2014
Pretty exciting day today! First I got back my laptop and it feels great to have my own computer available whenever I want. I have missed it. Feel really behind on my Sparking.
Hubby and I have been furniture shopping for several weeks. I have been wanting to replace the upholstered furniture in the living room for several years actually. Finally DH agreed and today we selected our new couch, loveseat, and two reclining chairs. They won't be delivered for several days, but I'm feeling very positive about our choices. Hubby was able to save significant money by picking up the chairs from two different showrooms. He borrowed our daughter's SUV. Gwen and I went and played in the park until it was her lunchtime and then we ate lunch with her. Lots of fun for both Gwen and me!!
I'm almost completely recovered from the stomach virus I had last week. And my feet are improving, too. Counting down: after today's dose, I only have 3 more doses of the steroids and -- hooray -- that will be over!
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