Feeds:
Posts
Comments

We just returned from 10 days in Alaska.  What an amazing place.  It is such a cool place – other than the number of jewelry shops that are in port towns…  Would really love to go exploring on our own sometime.  We saw such amazing sites.  Working on all of our pictures…

Ah – the amount of email and issues at work while I was gone…  I keep telling myself this allows me to do the other 🙂

I am truly in awe of the amount of food on a cruise ship…  And the amount I probably gained and I was trying to watch what I ate.  Watched it go right on down :)…  Today I am missing my ice cream snack…  The gym is not optional today…

Advertisements

2nd Year

We dropped our last child off for her second year of college last weekend.

She is settled in – ready for fun adventures.  Time is going by so quickly…

Her dorm has been completely remodled.  Way nicer than anything i ever stayed in…

We went to lunch after dropping her off and had mac and cheese bites…  Soooo fattening and soooo tasty.

Oh to be young… I don’t miss the studying, but the on your own part was pretty cool 🙂

I often have weird dreams – weird in the sense that they don’t make much sense as far as a story goes…

Last night or this morning – I had a dream that my current work evaluation was being done by the first boss I had out of high school and I got .12 shares of stock in the company and nothing else.  He handed raises out on a piece of paper in a folder and we were all (my other managers) sitting in a bus terminal…

I probably remember my dreams in pieces – and I am often in the house I grew up in, and things just are not logical.

So, we bought a new mattress about a year ago.  My back has been hurting.  So, we have flipped it every way possible to still use the pillow top.  So, we flipped it over. It was a bit rough – but my back was better.  So, I then bought a soft pillowy mattress pad.  It is better, but not the best.  I still feel 95 getting out of bed.  Just don’t get a good night sleep.

Between the mattress, the hot-flashes and the dreams…

I am glad it is Friday and to be done with work for a couple of days.

Back to Bed

That is what I should do.  It is 7:40 AM and here has what has transpired so far today – after getting in at 11:20 PM from a cricket tournament for work…

  1. Dog goes outside and gets skunked for the second time this week.  Luckily, we didn’t let her back in the house this time.  Gave her about 3 baths and sprayed down the back porch.
  2. Took the dogs on a walk – saw said skunk cruising the neighbor’s back yards.
  3. Showered and got ready for work.
  4. Got coffee x 2 – gonna need it.  Thunder started…
  5. Went to get in the car – it was raining cats and dogs…  Is my car in the garage?  No, that would be where all of our daughter’s “stuff” is.  She is trying to find another job (thanks current administration…)
  6. Sitting at my desk – my pants are soaking – not a good feeling.

I hope it isn’t a sign of the day to come…  Happy Friday!!!

Engagement Party

We finally got to enjoy all of the work we have been doing in the yard and around the house.  We had an engagement party last weekend for our daughter.  Three of the five kids were home.  It was a lot of fun – but it wears you out and you don’t feel you get to talk to many people for that long.  We all went to the zoo on Sunday.  Sure has changed since they were little – but being together was great!


Kick it up

I need to kick it up a notch… or seven.  It is summer and we are busy, but my pants are getting tighter!  I make it fine through the day and at night – I gotta have chocolate.  I will go 12 miles on my bike and then think I can have some ice cream.  I just don’t know…  Our daughter that is in the Army – in school 6 hours a day – just called to say she passed her PT test, so she doesn’t have to do PT 5 days a week – just 3…  She got to do a “redo” – as her last run time was 6 seconds over the pass rate.  Well she finally got a roommate who is helping her pick up her turtle speed.  The girl can run forever – she just isn’t real speedy…  She called today to say she passed – shaved off 30 seconds in a week…  I think I want her roommate to come here and train me.  I’d probably pass out after a few minutes…  Gotta get moving!  Or maybe just the next size up in pants…

We did get to “rest” on Sunday.  Two of the girls were home with their “others” and our future son-in-law agreed to mow the grass after we laid all of the mulch.  He was a trooper and I will admit it was nice to not have to do it.  So, we always have this disagreement over how much mulch to get.  Granted this year was a bit later, so the plants were all up – but I was still right :).  We asked the neighbor – who is a young buck – if he wanted some free mulch – all he had to do was take it and spread it.  He literally was hem and hawing about it.  Dude – free…  Your beds need it… No brainer…  He ended up using some as Mary pretty much guilted him into it…  Still had mulch to spare…  So, some of the beds are very thick – but it is where the dogs lay, so it won’t be for long…  So, I guess we were both right LOL…

Yesterday, we volunteered at a golf outing – registering golfers.  We decided we like leisurely Monday…  Hopefully one day we will be able to retire.  But I am sure we will be bored over time.  I’d like to find out…   Well, the honey-do list is a couple chores lighter, but I think we just added a few more to the list…  It is quite a cycle!