Thursday, June 29, 2006

a new day, maybe new habits?

Today I got up late, did my reports, emailed them (actually it) out and left to visit my stores. A very productive day. I also found my missing reimbursement check. It was at one of the stores. I had totally forgotten that they sometimes sent them there. L could not be expected to send me a note saying I had a check there. That would be too much. Anyway, I think I need to start on one of my projects tonight. I don't know which. I just need to start something. Maybe I will work on the sweater. It's been a while since I worked on that one.
This last month has been pretty good. I have been hiking almost every weekend. It's been great. I love the walking. I am almost tempted to hike alone, but that seems foolish. Maybe I can get the kids to go with me.
Next week we are going camping on the beach. I am so looking forward to this. I loved it last time. I need to plan what I am going to take.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

I'm going hiking, I'm going hiking!!!!

Well, I fell like part of a group now. I am officially signed up for the 2006 Estrogen Event. Kelley and some of her friends of long standing go hiking every year and this year I have been invited! Nice. I can't wait. Now I have to build up my hiking chops and make sure my lungs are ready. this means walking everyday and hiking every week. Lovin' this idea. Tomorrow I have an appointment with the allergist for another flonase Rx. I will also mention that the maxair inhailer is not particularly effective. Or it doesn't seem to be. I am sooooo excited!!!!!!

Sunday, June 18, 2006

pedometers are the pits!!!

Okay, I am now wondering if my pedometer is wrong. I have been up and down the stairs 4 times (okay, 3) and I know I have taken more than 18 steps!!!!!!

Anyway, yesterday Imani, the kids and I went walking along a very short stretch of the AT. We started at the Washington Monument

and walked until we were tired. Rather, until Imani sat down and decreed it was time to go back.

It was a beautiful day, albeit a little on the hot side. We intended to leave early, but one thing led to another and we ended up leaving very late. 3 hours later than intended to be exact. The drive up was lovely. The kids were cool. Tendai was very excited about the concert she saw thursday and told me a little about it. Aparently she had a great time and I missed quite a show. Well, she promised me family values tour in September and that should be quite fun too.

I wish they lived closer, then we could hang out more. But I'll take what I can get.

Friday, June 16, 2006

everything old is new again.....

Okay, I chose another template for my blog and after much debate, I am back to the old one. It's almost amusing. All that inner debate and playing with it. Oh, well. I am off to work. Enough play time. Today I need to get quite a bit of work done and make sure my reports go out on time. I also need to make sure I start my new project. I think the socks are going to become plain, instead of cabled. The big cable sweater is wearing me out. I yearn for the simple, meaning just a plain old boring stockinette stitch. The shawl is no better, all that counting. I just bought this lovely blue tape yarn. I kinda like it. I don't think I like the sweater I bought it for. Too boring. I'll play with it and see what I come up with.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

something new today

Today I went hiking with K. We went further than before and I feel great! I wish I had taken my camera so I would have pictures. I bought new boots and they felt very comfy in honor of the occassion and I totally don't regret it. We were hiking along the canal on something called the Billy Goat Trail. There were rocks to climb, trees to dodge and it was totally cool. Next time I need to make sure I have a light shirt with long sleves. something that buttons down the front. K suggested I go to some travel site that I have already forgotten the name of to get one. I'll look around. I'm kinda tired now so I think it's time to stop and go to bed. I think I'm going to see if I can get I to go hiking next week. Maybe we can hit part of the appalacian trail.

Friday, June 09, 2006


how the heck did I end up volunteering to pick up my sister from the airport? this is going to be a long night. i hope my brother in law feeds the kids before he drops them off. i am going to be stuck in traffic for hours.