Sunday, February 21, 2010
so much to blog about. i am sure given enough time, it might even be me blogging about it, but currently life is sort of dull.
i had today off from winco, so to celebrate i went to winco and bought groceries. everyone here seems to think they have to be fed on a regular basis. what is up with that? sometimes they remind me of a nest of baby birds all squawking and cheeping for a worm. speaking of birds, it has been so nice and sunny here for about a week. i'm talking around 60 degrees. my daffodils are starting to bloom and my peruvian lilies are growing like crazy...and some hard core nuts are even mowing their lawns. i haven't even got my leaves all picked up yet..but i digress. i was speaking of birds. i finally filled my feeders for the first time in a month (am i a bad mom)? and i threw a bunch of old bread things out in the garden. after having no food out for so long, it always amazes me how the birds show up within minutes of the refills. do they send out scouts all the time? so now i have one less thing to fill guilty about. i hope mrs. levitt is smiling on me from heaven. happy valentines day to her.
i spent about 3 hours today giving all 3 dogs a bath (3 baths). berit loves water...outside, all summer i can't keep her out of my sprinklers or the dog pool, but she doesn't like the bath, but she does behave for it. booboo doesn't like water but she is a good dog so she just goes with the flow. badger, from this day forward to be known as P.O.S. (piece of shit), was an absolute..well, piece of shit. i swear it took me half an hour to get him in the tub, and then he just keeps moving further and further away. you wouldn't think he could get very far away in a tub, but i am sure he was at least 50 feet away. and the little piece of shit actually growled at me when i tried to get him in. i don't know who he thinks will be feeding him for the next month, because it sure won't be me.
did anyone notice in my last blog that i didn't even mention my kindle? i swear i love that thing. i now have 24 books downloaded to it. do you want to know what is really cool? i can go to amazon and browse books for hours and hours. it's so much easier than going to barnes and noble and being overwhelmed. (not to mention everytime i went to barnes and nobel i always have to, how shall i put this?..move my bowels). there is something about that store that just makes me have to go.i swear, if i am ever constipated i can just go to B & N. it works better than ex-lax. but one of the best things about the kindle store, a lot of the books are free...yes, i said free. lots of the classics like moby dick and that kind of thing are free. and every week they have a few others for free. and lots of books are only 99 cents or $1.99 it's like going to a used book store only cheaper. even used paperbacks are $4.99 or so here. most of the time they charge half of the new price. and another big plus is that you can download a sample of any book for no fee, then if you like it you can buy it and if you don't you just delete it. it is truly a great invention. so every body else can get their new i-pad or think pad or whatever they call it, i will just keep my kindle.
then there is the elliptical, otherwise known as "the rack" the torture machine" and various other names. the thing is a killer..but i love it. it has 4 weightloss workouts, 4 cardio workouts and 8 or 12 target toning workouts. they are 30 minutes long. so far i have gotten up to 17 minutes, then my heart rate is 140, sweat is pouring off me and i think i see mrs. levitt flying by on her bicycle, mumbling something about me and my little dog too. (after today she can take p.o.s. formerly known as badger)., and stuff him in her little basket. tim has been using the elliptical too. but he actually does an entire 30 minutes, of course he is only 19 and slim. i hope it helps his knees, they have been bothering him lately. i'm sure obama isn't going to cover a knee replacement for him.
this week i am taking thursday off from bear creek. nothing as exciting as another trip to a blazer game though. nope, this week i get to have a root canal. see, the fun just never stops. i was just going to get the tooth pulled, even though it is in the front. i figure my life is more than half over so one less tooth is no big deal. but the dentist wants to "save it". of course he does. it's like the commercials: cost to insurance $1200.00...cost to patient $600.00...dentist bank account..priceless. i can hardly wait. last time i had a root canal on a friday (different dentist..for sure), and saturday it started hurting, saturday night it was very bad, sunday it was excruciating. so monday i go back and this ditzy blonde looks in my mouth and says "Oh, it's infected" giggle giggle. so, anyway, thursday i get a root canal to save one tooth. then, while i am still reeling from the thought of a root canal, the dentist asks me if i would be interested in getting a bridge to replace my back molars that were pulled years ago. what the hell is he thinking? remember? 52? life half over? next i figured he would ask if i wanted braces to straighten my teeth before prom night.
guess that's all my news for now, such as it is. if there are never anymore blogs after thursday, you will know i was either killed by the root canal or the elliptical. sometimes when i get on it i feel like george jetson.."help, jane, get me off this crazy thing".