Saturday, February 28, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
AJ and I had our first chiropractor appointment yesterday. Last week, as part of a 'health and safety' requirement, we had a safety presentation at work (lift with your legs, etc.) from a local chiropractor. He was offering a 'special' for the employees, and I decided to take advantage of it, and make AJ go too. He has been complaining of headaches for years - not migraines, but just a dull, constant headache. We don't get the results of our X-Rays until next week, but we did review the results of a thermal scan on our nerves in our spine yesterday. AJ showed elevated temps where you would expect for headaches - C-1. He topped out at a 4 there (color coded as red), and had a 2 (blue) and 3 (green) in the T2 & T3 area. No biggy. Then my test -what does it mean if it is black? That means you've gone over the ability of the machine to calculate it, and it just throws a number out there. A severe issue is a 4, and I got a 10 on my C1! Lucky me! Since my main issues were my headaches and pain in my upper shoulder (from over use on the computer and crocheting?), I expected to see issue in this area, but a 10? Wow! We go back next week to see what he thinks he can help us with. I'm sure he thinks he can help, so we will probably give him a chance at least. Since the doctor's solution for my shoulder problem is to just give it rest (not practical!) and my headache problems (drugs) we'll see how this works out. It would be nice to have either one 'fixed'!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Alex got in from the Klondike yesterday about 6:00 p.m. - they took 2nd place in the sled race! I think they started out with 3 boys pulling, and one pushing (Alex) and crossed the line with just the pusher! They lost the smallest scout early in the race, and lost the last two big scouts right at the end. Alex said he almost ran over one - Dylan fell and rolled out of the way, but Isaac just fell. They lost to the first team by about 5 seconds, and the third team was another 3 seconds behind them. Alex said he thinks they placed around 7th over all - not bad - I think there were about 20 troops there. Theirs is also a smaller troop. They just took one patrol up - about 12 kids I think. Some of the larger troops had 4 or 5 patrols along. (I can't imagine trying to keep track of that many kids!!)
I was such a slug yesterday, I am going to have to get moving this morning to catch up. I did work on the baby afghan that I am making - the baby shower is in 2 weeks, so I have better get going on it seriously! I am over halfway done, but I want to make little booties to go with it too. I know - I've got to get busy! I've also been working on a doily, but I don't think I'm going to finish it. It is made with double-triple stitches and clusters, and I don't even like triple crochet, much less double-triple! It is a pretty pattern, so I may eventually make it, but....I can't drum up any enthusiasm for it right now!
Friday, February 20, 2009
The dogs (I know - it was really just Koori, Japser is a good girl!) started digging in one of my flower barrels on Tuesday, and I didn't have a chance to go out there to clean it up. Since it was actually sunny when I got off work yesterday, it was still light when I got home, so I swept up all the dirt, and put more rocks in the planter. Darn dogs! I think this week was an adjustment for them too. Alex was off from school for over a week (his school takes President's week off, not just the two Mondays), and someone was home with them all day! Back to reality for them this week. Bummer! When I got in last night, Koori was already sleeping in her cage. She came out, said hello to me, and went back to sleep in her cage. I didn't see her most of the evening! That stay home by yourself is exhausting! (I'm afraid to wander out around the yard to see what she found to play with that wore her out - I'll probably find out this weekend!)
Monday, February 16, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 09, 2009
Sunday, February 08, 2009
Saturday, February 07, 2009
I already have a list started of things to do this weekend. Since I cleaned house last weekend, most of them are outside chores. We are supposed to have clear weather today, and more rain coming in tomorrow (yippee!) I also need to get a picture of my afghan taken (in the natural sunlight) and get it posted. I have finished up another dozen or so heart bookmarks, too. I could probably find a home for a couple dozen more, I just don't know that I'll get that many done! (Okay, I'm pretty sure I won't get that many done!) Alli's class is having a Valentine's party, so I want to put together some little bags of Valentine's 'stuff' for the kids. There are 14 kids in her class, and 6 teachers/aides. As usual, I have big plans - we'll see what I really end up with. It is kind of like my list of things to do - some get done, but not all!
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Monday was a normal day, but Tuesday.....was not! I have to be at work at 7:20 on Tuesdays to 'clear the branch' (sit and watch while someone else goes into the bank and makes sure no one is hiding in there to rob us when we open, ready to call the police if anything goes wrong.) Ralph is responsible for taking the kids to school and daycare on Tuesdays, and he forgot! I had to take the kids with me to the bank, and then after the bank was cleared, run them to school. AJ was late to his first class, but not by a lot! Tuesday night is scout meeting, and AJ has to be there at 6:30. I have to work until 5:15 on Tuesdays, so I had asked Ralph to start dinner - boil the water for ravioli, and start the sauce. He forgot that too, so I rushed around right after work to get that done, and it was ready right as we had to leave. AJ and I ate dinner at the meeting! What a day!
Wednesday was better, but I had a nail appointment after work, so I put a pot roast in the crock pot in the morning, so Ralph could have dinner ready for the kids before I got home. AJ had an interview last night at 8:00 for his trip in 2010 to the Scout Jamboree, so I got home, changed clothes, grabbed something to eat, and was off again. Another busy day! Tonight will be the same - AJ has a concert tonight, and has to be there at 6:30. Friday should be 'normal' - I think I'll order pizza, and take a break! Saturday is back to house cleaning and yardwork.
Sunday, February 01, 2009
Ralph snuck a picture of Lucy the other night. I had already gone to bed, and so had Lucy. She has evidently decided that she needs a foot warmer! She has been sleeping on top of me this winter. I hope she decided not to for the summer! If I push her off to turn over, she waits for me to settle back down, and hops back up again. I'm glad she is a skinny cat. If it was Willey, I'd be crushed!