Saturday, October 20, 2007

Working on the list previous list dated June

5 out of 13 scratched off

1. Lose ten pounds.
2. Visit Montana again, especially Madison Valley.
3. Ride in a hot air balloon.
4. Lose 15 pounds.
5. Live long enough to draw my ex's social security.
6. Finish my flooring.
7. Paint my living room.
8. Be able to dance again.
9. See my old friend Larry.
10.See my old friend Pam.
11.Go to the Oregon coast for a vacation.
12.Go to a Nascar race.
13.Lose 16 pounds.

I have accomplished 5 out of 13 and getting close to scratching off 1 more.
Thirteen things I want to do.

#1. I have lost 10 lb, Yipppeeee

#2. Haven't been back to Montana yet, still something I am looking forward to.

#3. I haven't ridden in a hot air balloon, but my son and his wife have. Rhonda gave Tom the balloon ride for his birthday. They went up at the crack of dawn over the Willamette Valley, they said it was wonderful.

#4. And more importantly than # 1. I have lost 15 lbs, that is a Bigger YIPPPPEEEE
NO photos yet.

#5. Collecting Bill's S. S. I don't think that will be a problem, just a matter of time. That is what I get for marrying a younger man. He is just turning 60 next month. Oh well, I can wait.

#6. My flooring that needed finished was the utility room, It is finished.

Wasn't on the list but:

In addition I have new carpet in 3 rooms and the hall. That is a huge YIPEEE too, something I have wanted for 2 yrs.

#7. Was paint my living room, not yet. I should have done that before I got new carpet. I think I will just remove it from the list. Delete, its gone!

#8. Be able to dance again? I must have been having hip problems when I wrote that.. All better now, I dance around the house all the time....

#9. See my high school friend, Larry. I can knock off 2 from the list next summer, #9 & # 11. Visit the Oregon coast. We plan on meeting next summer in Lincoln City.

#10. See my old friend Pam. Hadn't seen Pam in over 30 years, since she moved away to Las Vegas. Pam now lives about 4 hours away in Pocatella Id. She came to Nampa in July for a family reunion, we had a reunion too. She spent the week-end with me, we reminisced for hours.

#11. See # 9 above.
#12. Go to a Nascar Race, not happening. Not sure now I would even want to, television coverage is so good.. But I wouldn't turn down the opportunity

#13. Was lose 16 lbs, hopefully I can mark that off next week.

Accomplishments make me feel good.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Been awhile since I posted

Yes, it has been awhile since I have posted.

Summer was here with a vengeance, July was the worst I ever remember. I felt like a prisoner in my A/C'ed home the whole month. When the day starts at nearly 90 it only can go up from there. My pretty spring garden suffered right along with me. I quit posting photos, no one wants to see pictures of weeds. Except maybe the local extension office.

My granddaughter came to visit for 10 days at the end of June, it reached 100 a few times while she was here, but we still managed to get out and do a few things. She met a few cousins she didn't know she had.

We went to a baseball game, a outdoor concert, (Rodney Atkins) and the movies, we went to the Saturday market, where she purchased a neck wrap, the kind that stays wet and cool for hours.....we just had to figure out how to make them.

Mission accomplished, between the two of us we made about 2 dozen for gifts. I gave one to everyone at the 4th of July picnic I attended. They were a big hit, that was the beginning of our heat wave. I used mine the whole month of July.

One day the two of us fixed a picnic lunch of bagels and cream cheese and went to the lake where her dad use go swimming.

While she was here I taught her to knit, the basics anyway. She enjoyed it and picked it up everytime she sat down.

Her visit here was very enjoyable for me I loved having her and hope we can do again next year.

I was just looking at my last post in June and realized I have checked off several of the things I had on that list, and accomplished a few extra.

I also have an update post about Gordon and David.

I will do an update tomorrow.....