Doesn't it figure? I finally updated last night but AOL-Journals went down for a few hours. All for good reason, I'm sure. So this (lame) entry was stuck in a holding bin. Now it's 'postmarked' Friday. Ah well, Happy Friday Everyone!
Thursday night already. I swear, when
I get to feeling well, I suddenly realize how busy my life is. My hikes started
up again, so my mornings are booked. Honestly, I have no idea how I kept this
up while I was in the thick of sick! I haven't even had time to upload pictures
from the past few days. Let's see, where to begin...
Pictures of Cheryl on the rings coming
soon...I mean it. For now, the easiest picture to post is the chalk on
my hands from my first time. I knew I'd love it. I got all the way to
the end. It was a random try. I chalked my hands, hoisted myself up on the
first ring, and Cheryl gave me a good starting shove. She cheered me all the
way down the line. I made it to the very end...but didn't have enough momentum
to come back. I was surprised by how strong I felt and how fricken fun it
really is. It's like an amusement ride. Like flying - even with what little
momentum I had. I was only minimally sore the next day. I'll surely be trying
these again and again!
I've confirmed travel arrangements for
a much-anticipated vacation to visit one little Texas Tornado in a couple of
weeks. I love traveling. I love airplanes. I love airports. I love the
feeling of getting on a plane in one place and getting off the same plane in a
completely different place. It's exciting. Almost surreal. I haven't had a
vacation in...umm...vacation? Let's see...I'm sure I recognize that word
somewhere in my memory bank... Anyway, I'm way overdue! I'm really looking
forward to it. And what perfect timing - during AOL-J's First
I'm also planning a trip back east with
Cheryl in late September. She and I both have family and friends
there. It's been afew years that we've wanted to take this trip. But timing's
been off for both of us. This year, we're making it happen. Lots to look
Work is keeping me busy busy busy. I
love it. I keep getting referrals and last-minute calls for walking. I love
summer for this reason. Well, I love summer for many reasons - this is just one
It's been brutally hot during the peak of
day. But I can't even describe how comfortable I feel in the
PeaceMobile. Driving in this heat used to wear me down a lot faster. Now I
have more energy and the dogs are more comfortable with the privacy glass and
kick-ass A/C. And now that I have a cooler, my food doesn't go bad as fast.
Although, my bananas passed brown and went straight to black today. Haven't
figured how to slow down the ripening process now that I've learned how to speed
it up. They all ripen at the same time. I think the trick is to buy one banana
from many different bunches. All different ages. Ah-ha! I think I'm onto
something! Ugh, now I want a banana.
Funny how I'm really into bananas, coconuts and
swinging on the rings lately. Well, it is the Chinese Year of the
Monkey. I was born in the Year of the Monkey. And when I was a toddler, my dad
used to stop in the hallway with me in his arms and tell me to "Look at the
monkey in the mirror." I searched high and low for that monkey. I thought I
was crazy for not being able to see what he saw. Later I realized I wasn't the
crazy one. Monkey, maybe. Crazy, notsomuch. Then again....