i'm back... actually decided to come home last night still.. so i drove back after dark.. got in about ten pm.
we had a really nice time.. unfortunately the weather wasn't as cooperative as last year.. a lot of clouds.. a few minutes of good, hot sun in between, then clouds again. bummer. but we tubed down three times, and on the last time, a really dark, mean looking cloud began to loom overhead, so when we reached our destination, we jumped out, went back on the shuttlebus, and decided to call it quits. good thing, too.. just as we cranked up the car, the heavens burst loose... we had a viscious thunderstorm and flooding rains for the next two hours.
glad we got to enjoy the river for the three hours we did. my poor butt looks like it suffered a major thrashing... i hit every rock and boulder going down the rapids this time... each time !!! i think my tube was smaller in diameter this year than the one i had last year, so there was less floatable surface area and bouyancy (sp?) was still fun, though.
stopped and picked up a couple pizzas on the way back to the kids' place, and we all flopped out, ate, and watched cold mountain on dvd. wow, what a fabulous movie!!! especially living here in the va./nc region, i could relate.
after that adam and his jessica headed out to do some shopping, and my jessica's back was hurting from a pulled muscle, so i had her rest on a heating pad, and decided to come on home rather than wait until this morning. it was nice just to hang out with the kids for a day.
kimmy... i'm glad you're starting to feel better and are busy studying again.
i know it sux when you can't find the source of the pain... jessie felt the same way after her surgery... she actually got downright depressed because it made her feel like a fool and she thought everyone else would think it was all in her head, etc. but she was experiencing debilitating pain, just as you are. she did the lupron for 6 months, (she's been off it awhile now), and i don't hear her complaining nearly as often anymore... just around menses, but other than that, i think it may have done something...? it's worth a try.
dianah... thanx for sharing about the birds. my nextdoor neighbor has a birdhouse, and several months ago she had a family of bluebirds there... a momma and her newborns.. about 6 baby birds in the nest. well, a stray cat came through her yard and caught the momma bird
so she had all these tiny, hungry birds in the birdhouse with no momma to feed them.
she managed to find a rehab place about an hour from here, and after getting info from them on how and what to feed them, she did so for about a week, then her dh took them to the rehab place. about a week ago she took her little daughters to see them... the birds all survived but one, and are flourishing. she was soooooo elated, and her little 4 y/o dtr. was tickled to death. i told her how proud i was of her and her mom for having saved the baby bluebirds. she just beamed from ear to ear.
what a nice thing for a child to witness... saving helpless little living creatures.
leslie... didn't arrive... went by the clinic first thing. guess tomorrow will be the day. (((hugs))) you doing ok? how's lisa?
nekhismom... glad there's light at the end of your tunnel... where are you thinking of moving to?
good morning suzanne... guess it will be a busy time for you now.
suzy... i have feeling you'll do much better on the physiology this time around. hang in there... you're about done with it. (((hugs)))
morning fran ! :kiss
melissa, sounds like you've got it made right now.. enjoy it while it lasts.
what's mickie been up to? don't think i saw her post yesterday.
sooooooooooo... tweety, whassup?
deb, where are ya, girl?
jkaee... no kitty yet?
well, guess i'll make up the beds, tidy up around here, do my workout early before it gets warm, take a shower, and go raid the garden... should be plenty of peas out there for me to nibble on.
one last thing...had a good talk with adam yesterday, too. somehow we managed to get some "alone time" and he filled me in on his most recent thoughts and goals re the navy. (he goes in on aug. 5th)
he still wants to be a diver for now, but has decided to switch classifications after that (you have to wait 18 mos. before you can switch) and he will then go into aviation. he's going to school while in the navy to get a four yr. degree, then once he has that he's going to stay on in the navy and enroll in flight school... to be a navy fighter pilot !!!
guess he's talking about making a career of the navy now. can't believe it, that blew my toenails off !
he says he refuses to remain at the "bottom of the pile", and has often thought of being a pilot, even as a child. just never thought of it as a "reality" or sth. he could actually do until recently. has no interest in being a commercail pilot, too "boring" for him.
he said as sorry as the economy is now, and the severe lack of gainful employment... especially in these parts here, just got him to thinking about his future, and how he didn't want to give the navy four years of his youth with nothing in return... if he was going to give them his best years, by golly, he was going to milk them for all their worth as well, and get something out of it.
he wants to work twd. something that will afford him the opportunity to live comfortably at some point, and not have to struggle from paycheck to paycheck as he sees so many of his friends doing, and going nowhere.
he said if he was going to persue this, now was the time. he doesn't have anyone depending on him.. no wife or kids, and is not in a committed relationship, nor does he want to be yet. so now or never.
i was stunned. i know he has the smarts... he is highly intelligent. and yet he has to be really interested in something to apply that intelligence. but he was my "this is boooooooooring", beavis and butthead type of guy, y'know? so yes, to hear him speak of concrete plans for his future, to speak as an adult... the thought he had put into this, the actual planning toward his future... real goals and ambition and determination... i was kinda blown away. and this was the kids who never had any interest in the military !
so we'll see. i told him he'd better get with the program then, his ol' momma is running the sand out of her eggtimer, and i'd like to still be around to see him in his flightsuit and helmet climbing into his cockpit. :d
i'm proud of how he's maturing, kinda scared at the dangerous aspects of his goals, :uhoh21: but will support him 100%. only he knows what he wants out of life, and only he can live it.
ok... i've filled you in, gotta get a few things done around here now. bbl !
(be back later)