Retirement is a week filled with Saturdays and Sundays interrupted only occasionally by a holiday.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

I'm Still Here

No...I haven't disappeared off the face of the earth...honest. I woke up last Friday feeling a little punky but managed to spend the day with Hubby at the County Fair. What can I say...I'm a sucker for livestock. Anyway, I came home after four hours of walking in the sun and went straight to bed with a low grade fever, the chills and muscle aches. Never the one to suffer from a simple 24 hour bug, I've spent the past several days in bed trying to shake this annoyingly miserable illness. The fact that I'm finally interested in sitting at my computer let's me know I'm on the mend so hopefully I will get back to my normal blogging and commenting within the next 24 hours. Now it's back to bed for me.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Sleepless in BlogLand

It's 4:15AM and I can't sleep so what better way to while away the time than to sit in front of my computer and type. Of course, I now have to think of something to say but hopefully the words will just pour out. I've spent the last hour in bed trying to 1) get back to sleep 2) figure out why I can't seem to accomplish that goal 3) motivate myself to get out of bed and do something constructive. After an hour of tossing and turning, I decided that #3 was the only thing that was within the realm of possibility so here I am. Mind you...I want to go back to sleep; I need to go back to sleep; I'd better get back to sleep at some point. Do I know what's been keeping me up? Nope! There's nothing really bothering me so why can't I turn off my brain and close my eyes?

Anyway, enough whining...onto my post. Hmmmmm....what to write about? You may have noticed I've been fairly quiet this weekend and it's really because I have nothing to report. Let's see...Sunday we had our monthy golf lessons bright and early and then we went out to lunch to celebrate the 25th birthday of our friends' son. Monday was a quiet day with a trip to the YMCA followed by a day at home watching TV. Yesterday I went back to the Y to be programmed on the new weight machines followed by another day at home...Rick was off playing golf. I did managed to start cleaning the clutter out of our den/computer room so that we can eventually go out and buy a loveseat for the room. While our living room has become Rick's room of choice, the den has now been officially designated as my room so I want an oasis where I can escape to for the purposes of blogging, reading and watching TV. I have a few more boxes and storage bins to go through and get rid of before we have room for my new seating area. Oh boy!!!

Today is a Mom day. I'm taking her to the Y for our weekly Arthritis aquatics class followed by lunch and then an appointment with one of her doctors. Now you know why I'm so anxious to get at least a little more sleep before my day actually begins. While none of these activities is particularly strenuous, together they make for a very busy day with no time to grab a nap. So I guess I should crawl back into bed and see if all this typing has put me in a more receptive mood for a little shut-eye. I'll let you know.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

A Pleasant Surprise

All week I've been dreading my Saturday weekly weigh-in fearing that I'd gained back a few pounds. We'd eaten out every day during our air conditioning nightmare and, although I tried to be somewhat good when ordering, I knew that as the days progressed I ordered less like someone on a diet and more like someone needing comfort food. What can I say...I eat when I'm miserable. Anyway, I tried to convince myself I earned a week off from weighing myself but my curiosity got the better of me so I jumped on the scale this morning. What do you know...I actually lost 1 pound. I was so surprised at the number that I actually got off and on the scale several times just to make sure the dial was correct.

So now Rick is off to the YMCA this morning and, instead of going with him to do a little exercise as I'd intended, I'm sitting here in front of my computer doing what I enjoy best. Rick's parting words to me..."less blogging, more jogging."