Saturday, July 25, 2009

Happy Saturday!

Dennis and I took off early this morning for Cave Run Lake in Morehead, Ky. He decided to enter a six hour "adventure triathalon". (What was he thinking...)It began with a 2 mile paddle, a 5 mile run on the trails, and then a 10 mile bike on the same trails. He had asked me if I wanted to "be a team" and I thought, oh no you don't. I 've fallen for your big ideas before. Remember Fuji...and wisely I said no. He finished in a respectable time but was exhausted and sore. And I reminded him how smart I was for not getting involved. I would probably still be on the trails right now if I had've! Anyway, I've got dreaded poison ivy now!! All these years of immunity - weed whacking it, pulling it up with my hands, chopping it. Mother Nature is a cruel chick. They claim that it's with repeated exposure that you will eventually break out and I guess my card got punched last Sunday working in the yard. So now my forearms have about 10 spots each and my knee has some too. Just a little warning rash. That's it for me. boo hiss My days of running helter skelter through the dense woods is over. I will have to watch every step from now on. (Sigh...)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Finally back to normal- YAY!

I finally started to feel like my old self yesterday after my hour long nap in the afternoon! Dennis got home from work and I ate a bologna sandwich which was delicious. (trust me, eat nothing for a day and it will taste delicious to you too) We then decided to head out to Beech Fork Lake with the kayaks. A bunch of Dennis' work buddies were going to the shooting range out there for some shoot-em-up fun! We paddled 3 miles out and found the trail to the shooting range and it sounded like a war was going on! haha I guess there were about a dozen people shooting guns of all makes and sizes. I even took a turn at a 22 rifle and pistol, a 38, and a Colt 45 that had quite a kick! Some woman showed up with three exchange students from China, I think. She said she wanted to show them what we did in Wayne County and asked if they could shoot a gun. They had these big, crazy grins on their faces and got pictures holding guns. It was funny. One guy whispered "Now, they'll go home and join the red army...." I can only imagine what they'll tell the folks back home...........By then, it was getting dark so hopped back in our boats and paddled 3 miles back to the dock. We got in about 9:30 and I was pretty tired after such an "eventful" day! And, I almost forgot, you can click on the pictures to enlarge them!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Oh my goodness... don't ever let anyone tell you that a colonoscopy is 'no big deal'. Unless you actually like sprinting to the bathroom dozens of times in one day (and night!)! And drinking all that stuff is like trying to drown yourself from the inside out. Things I will never eat again : green jello, broth of any kind, Vitamin Water (which I mixed with Miralax) I don't do well with no food and I found myself passing through the kitchen looking at all that food in there. I asked myself "How could I have ever taken you for granted , CornChips??? (sigh)" So anyway, now that my sphincter muscle has had a workout Jillian Michaels would be proud of, I did get my test and everything looks "excellent". I am very happy about this and hoping this means I won't have to go through this until I reach retirement age, or later would be good. The test itself was cake. Of course, I was asleep and a chimpanzee could have taken over the examination for all I know. I am still feeling the effects of the Miralax and Dulcolax today, but as the saying goes, this too shall pass............

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Long time no blog!

Hey, hey! It's been a few days since my last blog! A few notable things have taken place, I guess. My Jeepie is in the hospital and might be facing a heart transplant (i.e. engine may be blown to smithereens and need a new one - way boo hiss!) We are doing some praying to the Jeep Gods that it will be something less catastrophic but Dennis isn't holding out much hope.
I have also been working on my vacation scrapbook. We only took 1200+ photos. I don't know why it's taking me so long to pick out the best photos! duh........;-) In fact, it looks like, for the first time, this might be a two booker! Yikes!!!
Yesterday, I spent the day with my sister, nieces, and twin,great nieces down at Mom and Dad's. They are about 7 months now and soooo cute. They just look at you and grin with those big, chubby cheeks. Maddie crawled for the first time! I tempted her with several shiny, silver bangles I had on. No female can resist flashy jewelry, no matter the age!
And tomorrow is the all liquid diet day before my colonoscopy. Yay, what fun that will be....I had been reading on the internet and advice that might prove helpful and came across this snipit. One lady recommended ,"Pretend that you hold in your hand the only antidote to the lethal virus that has been introduced by some foreign monkey into our country. You will die if you do not drink this glass within 10 seconds every 10 minutes. You may not stop, and you may not lose it into the kitchen sink. It is your only hope." Sounds like good times....... Dennis says he knows I am gonna' be grouchy with no food because previous experiences have shown this to be the case. It certainly won't be pretty....Advice for post procedure was the following: "The recovery: Stock your pantry in readiness: You'll pack in food like a starving bear once this is done -- after your six-hour nap, that is. Have the bed all ready, shutters drawn. Once I slept from noon until the next morning." Well now, that part doesn't sound so bad. I think , however, I will be eating much sooner!