Friday, April 8, 2011

Random Nonsense Chronicles.

Well, a good workout definitely makes me feel better. After last night's fiasco of a run with Pete, I needed the sanity that comes with 9 miles on the bike and a Strive class. And to top it all off, the trainer agreed to come to church with us on Friend Day, April 17th. The fact that my friend told him I would make banana bread for Sunday school might have helped.

And now, since I can't put together a string of thoughts with good transitions, I'll just use the handy list format.

1. The beginning of the week was sunny and beautiful, with temps in the 70s. Today it's cold and rainy, just in time for tomorrow's hike with the Sunday school class. Stellar!

2. We may be on the verge of a breakthrough in figuring out what Ben's intestinal issues are: beef. I don't know why we didn't think of this before since two of our daughters are allergic to the growth hormones given to cattle. We're going to run a few tests to see if that's what the problem is. If it is, I'm going to buy a bigger freezer and half an organic cow and never look back.

3. Today I was scheduled to have a webinar with another editor I work with to teach me how to use Constant Contact, a program we use to send out E-newsletters and marketing blasts. I was a little apprehensive, since I'm not known for my technological prowess. I shouldn't have been. It was easy-peasy, lemon squeezy. I feel so smart! Except for the part when the webmaster asked me if I had a mic in my computer and I had no idea. Even though I Skype with my daughter. Duh.

4. Man-boy is gradually getting better. He still has pain, but he's off the vicodin and on Aleve. He says it still hurts and has ice packs on his face as we speak, but getting off the drugs was a big step toward normal. Last night he was so dehydrated his skin was hot and dry, and his lips were peeling. I made him drink a big bottle of Powerade, and while he wasn't happy about it at the time, he thanked me later.

5. Sunday I'm meeting Abbie in Richmond to go jeans shopping at our favorite really cool outdoor mall there. It's supposed to be warm and sunny, and they have a Chipotle. What more could you ask?

6. Am I the only person on the planet who doesn't watch American Idol?

7. Car insurance is expensive, but that's to be expected when you're insuring 5 cars. Someday I hope to only have 2.

8. Sticky Bean has about 4 more weeks of being an only child.

And that concludes this edition of Random Nonsense Chronicles. We now return to your regularly scheduled programming.

Be thankful ~



Catherine said...

I don’t watch American Idol either. Mouga would be proud.

Michelle Sargent said...

I do not watch Idol either.

Michelle Sargent said...

I do not watch American Idol either. Or Survivor. I do watch DWTS.

Diana said...

I do NOT watch American Idol. I have never been able to find one attribute to idolize in the people. My American Idols are the people helping/changing/serving/protecting, America.

Connie said...

#5 How about if they had a Jersey Mikes?
#6 No American Idol for me. I do watch Survivor tho.

#8 Is that Sticky Bean? He looks like a little man now instead of a baby. I look forward to pictures of Button soon and more pictures of Sticky Bean.

Catherine said...

By the way, I purchased my first 1/4 cow this year and am going to increase to a 1/2 cow next year. It's an excellent value and I really like knowing where the beef is coming from (my nephew's pasture). I think I'm fast becoming a certified "locavore."

Hopefully the switch to organic will cure Ben's problem!