Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Wednesday update

Hi everyone! I am not sure if any one is even checking this any more, I know I have been pretty slack about it. I will try to do better, and this is a good time to do it, since it is a busy time!

Things are moving right along, wedding plans are pretty well under control. A few details to iron out and all will be set. Really is moving along fine.

I bought a new washing machine today and it will be delivered tomorrow! I was amazed that they could deliver it so soon, and I think the salesman was too. The old machine is making horrible noises, more and more often. I figured it would be just my luck, it would die while I had a full house. So, I made a preemptive strike and defused it! This will all work out really well. We got our money's worth out of the old one, so no real need to run it till it totally died (most likely at the worst possible time).

I have an outfit for the wedding, it is sort of an emerald green. I dropped it at the base today to have the hem raised just a bit and have it dry cleaned. So, that is taken care of and I don't have to worry about it any longer. Anne was an angel and went shopping with me yesterday.

The weather has been great today! AOL shows me that it is 80 outside, and it is almost 5, so definitely past the hottest part of the day. When I was at the base, the automated sign said 82 and I really didn't know if I should believe it or not, but I guess it was. It was really nice out, warm but not hot, and the sun shining.

Well, I guess that is it for now, take care and I will try to update more often.

Saturday, January 19, 2008


We have had a quiet day at home. Mike is still feeling pretty miserable with his cold. He took some Nyquil before bed last night and slept really well. Thank goodness! He had been waking up a lot--so much congestion, etc. We are sure hoping that this three day weekend will give him a chance to get over the cold.

We had rain off and on all day, and I heard thunder in the distance not too long ago. It was really nice outside today, despite the occasional rain. Tomorrow is to be a good bit cooler, but not real cold, so I won't complain!

I got some work done in the sun room today. I am glad to be making some visible progress. You might figure from this (working on the sun room) that my back is feeling better, and you would be right! I am still taking the meds, and will for a couple more days----mostly to make sure all is still good and healed. I sure don't want a relapse. I was careful when sorting, etc, today, to take frequent breaks and didn't over do things. The back is still feeling good, so I must have done okay with that.

Take care!

Friday, January 18, 2008

This and That

I see it has been a while since I posted last. Sure nothing new about that, is there?

I did a number on my back last week. It came on gradually, which is good I guess? I suffered with it till Tuesday, then made an appt to see my doc. Muscle relaxants and a good anti-inflammatory have made a world of difference and I am well and truly on the mend! Thank goodness. I still have tons to do, and an aching back was no help at all.

Mike has been dealing with a cold, so he has been sneezing, coughing and generally feeling miserable. We are hoping it is finally starting to clear up a little bit? At least he will have the long weekend to relax and sleep as much as he likes.

My back has put an end to exercise for a while. I had managed to do a little late last week, but by Monday my back didn't want to have anything to do with exercise, at all. I sure didn't want to push it and risk a longer recovery. I hope to get back on track quickly, as I sure don't want to get out of the habit, after I managed to develop an exercising habit!

We have had quite a cloudy day today, with some light rain and sprinkles now and then. I don't think the sun has popped out at all today. I think it has been cooler than predicted, as it was in the 60's when I was out and about today.

Well, I guess that pretty much brings me up to date. Take care, all!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008


I agree with Jo, revealing the ages of kids is not good, so I won't! Although, I stand by my decision that they just keep getting older and we age at a much slower rate. It sounds good, right?

In any case, we hope that Christine has a great birthday! I think I heard something about her making little angel food cakes? Should be really cute!

Our weather has been nice again, almost too warm at the base today. I am not complaining, mind you! I would almost always rather be too warm than too cold. No rain today, so that was even better!

Anne and I went to knitting group today. She wasn't feeling well, so I took her home, then completed the rest of my errands. It has been a busy day.

Well, take care, and more later!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008


Don't freak out! Two posts in two days? Is the world coming to an end? Yikes!

No, just wanted to wish everyone a happy new year! Since it is actually 1 January 2008 now.

It is cloudy out today, although there are tiny breaks in the clouds and we might see a little bit of sun eventually? Our cold front is getting closer and we are already seeing the temperature changes coming. It made it up to 80 yesterday. For anyone interested, the record high for that day was 88 degrees, set in 1966! That is pretty warm for December, wouldn't you say? It is only to get to 75 today, and only into the 50's tomorrow. The tv is saying the high in Orlando will be in the 40's and a low Wednesday night/Thursday morning, in the 20's. It sure sounds like Orlando will have its first freeze in years. They had been expecting it, but originally they hadn't been predicting quite such cold temperatures for Wednesday and Thursday. I am glad it isn't supposed to get quite so cold here.

We are seeing more cranes out and about these days. I think they take off for part of the year, as there are times when we don't really see them much. I never really seem to notice till we start seeing them again. There always seems to be plenty of ibis around. They are kind of goofy looking. It is fun to see the ibis and the cranes flying around, especially since they seem to spend most of their time walking around and grazing on worms and such.

The sun just popped out!

Well, I had best go, you all take care and have a great year!!!!!