• Hello It’s Me…

    Well, Xanga is still here and I guess until the end of the month I can contribute to WordPress/Xanga 2.0. Which also means I should get credit because I did pay for premium service back in April. So I don’t know what/where I should post. And for a long while, Xanga stopped sending me updates until a few days ago. And they’re still taking funds until the end of the month so I don’t know what I’m going to do just yet.

    I’m sorry about being MIA of late. Between work (being short-handed due to vacations and the oppressive heat that finally broke) and yard work on the weekends, the only thing I’ve been doing is either playing mind less games on Facebook (@gottobereal is kicking my ass on a word game. I never learn. ) or trying to make a dent on the book pile but seeing how I dropped some cash at a local library sale, the pile is still massive. And the month of August is never fun. Last minute vacations and a local festival in Cleveland’s Little Italy around the second week of August means a very busy week and there IS talk about a pay raise after the festival is over with. That’s what my boss hinted at.

    Michale Ansara passed away yesterday. He was in more than a few Star Trek episodes, voiced Mr. Freeze in Batman The Animated Series and a bit role in an episode of a series called Babylon 5.

    Under The Dome got renewed for another season. So, this means I’ll be watching it on either Hulu/Netflix or maybe read the book. Haven’t been watching much new TV series. Too nice outside. But I’ve been watching Beware The Batman. Not your typical kids cartoon. And it’s using CGI that was better than Green Lantern The Animated Series. And different takes on Batman’s massive amount of bad guys (the Xanga spell check ain’t working and my dictionary is missing. arrrrgh).

    Well, I had to buy some new shoes. My old ones are/have worn out. I just dropped over $100 on two pairs on Amazon. They should be here by Thursday. At the end of month, some new shirts. Man, I need a life. Which is probably why I haven’t posted for a while. I’m taking a week off in October. Whether I go some place or do some Fall cleaning around the yard is a toss-up. There are two trees that need to be taken care of. One dead tree has the potential to fall on my room. And the mulberry tree needs to be trimmed. But the tomato plants are coming in like gang busters. Well, when you have a fenced in yard it keeps the Deer away. There’s this ground hog that keeps digging holes under the fence. But between Dad and I have plugged the holes.

    I made the mistake of trying to ride a bicycle today. Man, are my knees shot. Maybe a reclining bicycle is in order. I’ll give it a few tries. The last time I rode one was over twenty years ago. But on the good side I’m still doing my walks on the weekends. Which explains the need for new shoes. I’m on Zestril, 30mg a day for now. I’m now taking four medications a day. Metformin and Hydrochlorot twice a day. The later is for my swelling in my legs and it’s working.

    The Cleveland Indians are doing fine right now. Listening to the games when I can have been fun. I like the broadcasters and for the first time in years, they’re having fun. The Cleveland Browns have started training camp and soon some college football will starting.

    I’m glad the coverage of Ariel Castro is over with. But now there is another freak who has killed three women in East Cleveland. Glad I live on the west side of town/suburbs. My gripe is that there are hundreds of people who turn up missing every year and never get the coverage.

    Still haven’t been to the casino downtown. No plans for that either.

    Have you noticed that the “healthy foods” have just as much sodium/sugar as the “unhealthy foods” do??? But I’ve cut back my fast food visits to once a week. Wendy’s is still my go-to place.

    My average of three games of bowling once a week is up to a 130 average. Dads still kicking my ass. He bowls at least three to four times a week and keeps at least a 190 average. But I still like to bowl and will keep at it and maybe join a league next year. And it’s exercise. You try to throw and aim a fifteen pound ball down the lane without throwing in the gutter. At first, just to break 100 was a milestone. Now just keeping a 130 average is good. If I could just pick up the spares…

    Am damned sure glad the heat has stayed away for the past few days. The 70′s are feeling nice. Still drinking a lot of water. But I have realized that I’ve got to cut back on the diet soda. Or maybe buying the twenty ounce bottles. The amount I put in the recycle bin has started to scare me a bit. But when it starts getting cooler I switch back to coffee. It’s too dang hot to be drinking coffee.

    Okay, maybe next weekend I’ll get to back to my weekly posts. Or start posting more pulses. Time for bed. An early morning. Home Depot visit for a new weed trimmer.


Comments (3)

  • Maybe the bike is not fitting you correctly. I was custom-sized for a bike and what a difference. Then again, the quads play a major role in cycling and knee support. Build back up to it. This is exciting! I’ve even been growing more motivated to get back into biking.

  • I sure hope you didn’t get a Ryobi trimmer. DH got one and I HATE IT. We cut the grass today (he did the back while I trimmed bushes) and then I did the front while he cleaned the coils on the a/c unit. I despise that new trimmer. Very heavy, for one thing. And re-stringing it is impossible unless 2 people are doing it or you have 4 hands. Ugh. Sounds like you have been kicking it hard lately. Work has been awful here too. I would like to get in another bowling league. It’s hard to believe I could find time when my kids were little, but can’t now that they are grown! Have a great week!

  • @Emme402 – No, a Black and Decker. We went with a non battery powered one. It’s nice having around 200 ft worth of extension cord. And a relatively small yard.

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