Friday, July 19, 2013

No Excuses

I wish there was a better excuse of why I'm not posting everyday like I used to for the last 6 years.  There would be a day here and there that I would miss, but lately we've been a whole day behind.  Mostly its because Linda has become bored with our den.  The den has the TV and laptop (along with two incredibly comfy chairs) and it has always been her "go to" place in the house.  The TV/Internet just isn't interesting to her anymore.   Days go by without even turning on the TV.  She does check her email 2 or 3 times a day (lots of work emails come to pick up subbing classes in the summer) but she is doing it on her iPhone.  In her 20's, years went by without her owning a TV (and that was before everyone had home computers.)  Hmmm... seems she might be falling back to the same habits.  We will be keeping up this blog though, so she'll at least turn on the laptop for 5 minutes a day to update our daily happenings.
If a 1 hour workout is 4% of your day, what percent is a 5 minute blog post? 

You probably already know one of the two places shes hanging out.  The first is the deck.  I'll spare you yet another umbrella/table picture.  She's out there most of the time.  The second place shes sitting is our living room couch.  She's sat on the couch more in the last week than in all the years we've had the furniture; just spending quite time or reading.  Plus, dogs are not allowed on the living room furniture so she doesn't have to constantly deal with slobbery face kisses or wrestling dogs knocking her book over.  
That cushion poking forward is bugging her.  She has to go fix it.
At night, the twinkle lights in the palm tree make the whole room look like she is on vacation.  It's been a long time since Linda's been on vacation.  The last time she went Penny was just starting to grow in Sarah's belly!

Mexico. It was the best food on vacation ever!
Also, Linda's headaches that she had Sun-Wed this week are gone.  Yay!  And she is not as tired during the day.  Yesterday was busy, but she was able to function fine and tackle her classes and the "to-do" list.  The best part was watching Penny and her two friends Ben & Riley play in the wading pool.  After the visit, she went to Lowes to pick out some boards for her TKD testing on Saturday.  They have to be light and have a wide grain, so she needed to go through about 40 long planks until she found one she liked.  The Lowes worker-guy was nice and didn't charge her for cutting it into 12" pieces.  The Body Pump mix she taught at 5:30 was really hard.  The squats and chest were so challenging that people were stopping to rest.  After class, she went to go pick up our 10 pounds! of freshly picked blueberries from a friends house.   Blueberries are OK treats for dogs (a few a day) and they don't have a lot of calories so we can go back to a daily snack.  Linda will be making a lot of blueberry smoothies and putting them in her daily yogurt.