Trip to the Riverwalk

Trip to the Riverwalk
What a Fantastic Bunch!!!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Monday, Monday!

I knew I was in for a Fibro Day when after my bath & washing my hair, I tried to put leave-in conditioner on my face instead of my hair! LOL!  I was a little foggy in the morning, but by the afternoon I was fine. 
Kim & I went to the Family History Library this morning from 9:30 until 12:30 as we usually do on Monday, unless it is a holiday.  Sister Zamarripa & Sister Schultz were there as Family History Consultants as well.  Sister Zamarripa & I are well acquainted with FamilySearch, but Kim & Sister Schultz are learning.  Sister Potter came into the Library to work on her family history as well.  Since all the computers were busy, I helped out where needed.
Kim & I came home & rested until he had to go to work.  It took most of the day to get rid of my headache (as usual) but I did get some work done around the house.  I waited until after 8:00 pm to go grocery shopping.  It is not has hot at that time since the sun is going down. 
I'm going to clean up the kitchen, then relax.  Mothers, you actually get to do that after all your kids leave the nest.  It will happen one day!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sunday at Rest

I had a fairly busy weekend, so to speak.  Saturday morning we went to Sazon Mexican Restuarant on Potranco & Ellison for breakfast.  It is our favorite Mexican restaurant to eat breakfast.  We had the Chicken Tortilla Soup.  They have the best tortillas!  Then at 1:00 pm I went to our Cub Scout Pool Party and met with some of the new leaders for awhile.  The Cub Scouts were having fun swimming at the Lackland War Hawk Pool.  I only stayed about an hour because of the heat.  I'm doing better, but not handling the heat well yet. 
After that, Kim & I went to see the Eat, Pray, Love movie with Julia Roberts.  No, I didn't have to drag my husband to see a chick flick.  Julia Roberts is one of Kim's favorite actresses, so he took me instead.  It was an okay movie.  I'm more of a SciFi/Fantasy person. 
Then we went to China Sea Buffet to eat Dinner.  We always eat way too much when we go to a buffet.  You just feel like you have to eat alot to get your moneys worth.  It's not like you can take the leftovers home with you! Then we visited with Ian & Mickie & the grandkids.  Adrian, our son & Xenia, our granddaughter came to Ian & Mickie's house as well.  We only stayed there a couple of hours.  Then went home.
Sunday, we rested in the morning, then went to Church at 2:00 pm.  Our ward, Heritage Ward, meets from 2:30 - 5:30 pm this year.  After Sacrament was passed, I had to sit in the foyer as it was so crowded that the perfumes were getting to me.  The sound was up loud though in the foyer, so I was able to hear the talks.  Then I taught the Family History Class.  We are on Lesson 5.  Learning how to interview people for Family History.  Afterward, we had a Combined Priesthood/Relief Society Meeting.  It was on the classes that LDS Family Services have.  Kim & I are Home Teaching companions again.  We went by to visit a sister in the ward, but she had moved.  We came home & rested again.  I worked on some Family History & read.  We had chicken sandwiches for Dinner. 
Not too bad of a weekend if you ask me!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday's Child

Friday's Child is loving & giving.  Well, if I didn't feel so yucky I probably would be loving & giving.
Amazing how a couple of Excedrin will make your day all better! I had a freakin' headache & felt crummy all day until I took a couple of them.  Now I feel better! Not great... but lots better.  I haven't done much of anything today, but read & fold up clothes.  Now that I don't have a headache, I can clean up the kitchen.  Then my Friday night shows come on (Eureka and The Haven)!
I love my new whistling teapot! I have a habit of putting water to heat for herbal tea, then forgetting about it until the water is nearly gone. Now, I have a reminder. Ahh...Peppermint tea. Good for the tummy!
I spent the evening watching Eurika and Haven, folding clothes & scanning pictures, including some of our wedding pictures.  I posted some of them to FaceBook.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thursday's Child

Thursday's child has far to go.  Well, I'm not going anywhere today!  I am suppose to go to the Temple today, but still having tummy problems, so I'm staying home.  I tried to get over it so I could go to the Temple, but after taking Pepto-Bismol and 2 Excedrin, taking 1 1/2 hour nap (my 1st hint was that I could even sleep after taking Exedrin), I still woke up with same symptoms & a fever.  Oh well, I'll be working on a lot of Family History instead.
I have added ads to my blog (could make a tiny bit of money if someone clicks on them).  To my surprise, the first ad was for "tatooing"!!! LOL  Just for the record, I am not an advocate of tatooing, but if you are... click away, my friend!  Okay, I later saw that it was for tatoos for your profile, not real tatoos!
Worked on Family History for awhile, but got tired.  Read my library book for awhile as well.
I got so bored sitting around the house, that I made homemade oatmeal raisin pecan cookies (3 dozen).  I hate it when I get the munchies but my stomach is upset!  Oh well, at least I made them from wholesome ingredients!
The part I don't like about cooking, cleaning the dishes!  But I cannot let myself go to bed with a dirty kitchen, so the kitchen is clean now.  I am going back to reading my book until Kim gets home, if I don't fall asleep first.  Hopefully, tomorrow will be a better day.  Good night everyone.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wednesday's Child

Wednesday's child is full of woe.  I am sick to my stomach today, ugh!  Actually, I am a Monday's child (Fair of face) since June 20, 1955 fell on a Monday, but I don't feel like it today.
My day started out okay.  My sister called to tell me that her daughter, Christi, has had her baby.  Wyatt Ray Gilham was born about 2 am this morning.  He weighed 8 lbs, 11 oz.  Big Boy!!  Congratulations Christi!!!
I ate breakfast (Yogi Cherry Almond Crunch with raw milk, bananas, blueberries & stevia), then I went for a walk at the Duck Pond with Lucy.  We walked 3 laps.  Lucy has to smell every spot of duck poo she passes!  She even hurried a duck away from a spot so she could smell it!  Yuck!  It was cooler this morning than it has been.  I washed a load of laundry & hung/folded a load of laundry.  Kim & his co-workers are eating out for lunch/dinner today to honor a co-worker's last day, so I didn't have to fix him lunch.  I heated some left-over potstickers & rotisserie chicken that I bought from HEB yesterday and proceeded to get sick while I was eating it.  The doctors have told me before that getting sick while you are eating is not food poisoning, as that happens hours later.  I just have a weird stomach.  Well, I won't be going anywhere for a few hours until this is over.  Bleh!!!
Well, a few hours have come and gone.  I felt better until I ate a bowl of chicken noodle soup.  Back to nausea.  Bleh!! Bleh!!
Okay, I'm feeling better again.  I guess I'll only feel nauseous when I eat.  Maybe I'll loose some weight!  LOL.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tuesday on the Run

Well, my day has started with a walk with Lucy, my dog.  Lucy was very excited as we haven't been walking for awhile because of the heat.  I got up early enough to beat the heat.  It was only 80 degrees when we left.  We walked 3 laps around the park, 3/4 of a mile.  Talked with some people at the park.  One little male chihuahua was very interested in Lucy (110 lb Rhodesian Ridgeback).  I told him he had really high hopes.
Afterward, I had a breakfast of homemade wheat bread, fresh eggs, avocado, homemade sauerkraut, and fresh raw milk.
I played around on the computer for awhile, then Kim & I went to Lackland AFB so he could renew his civilian DOD card.  Before we left, we helped a young, female Trainee on crutches find the building that she was looking for.  The driver had dropped her off at the wrong building.  I'm glad we were there to help.
We went by the Library to return some books I had checked out.  I decided that instead of spending money on novels, I would just check them out at the Library.  You can go to the Library website, look up a book, request it to be held for you, they send it to your library, and you pick it up.  I don't have to search through the Library for a book that may not be there.  Great!!!
On the way home, we noticed CLOUDS in the skys.  Yes!!! The Front is on it's way here.  
I made Kim's lunch for him, left-over roast and vegetables. Sent him off to work!
I've been watching Doppler Radar all afternoon hoping for some rain.  First storm passed up with only a few minutes of light rain (while others were drenched!).  Checked again, there is another storm up around New Braunfels headed our way.
That storm missed us as well.  Temperatures did drop a little bit though.  Hopefully, we will get some more rain soon.  I went to HEB to buy some groceries, then came home.  I bought Lucy a big box of Milk Bones which she recognized immediately.  She had not eaten any of her food today, even the left-overs I gave her.  As soon as she ate 2 milk bones, she went ran over & ate her left-overs.  I guess she was on a hunger strike because I did not have any milk bones for a few days.  That's how she pouts!  She won't eat.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Monday's Blog

Kim & I went to work at the Family History Library this morning.  We have the 9:30 to 1:00 shift.  I helped Kim with his Family History today.  I have been helping others lately, so I guess Kim wanted equal time.  He found some of his relatives & learned some more about using  Kim is so tired after working all last week & the weekend (Reserves) that he is staying home today.
We went to Acadiana Cafe for dinner. Had some delicious Cajun cuisine. Kim had Catfish with Crawfish Etouffee & I had Fried Oysters & Shrimp.  We had a very interesting conversation with the young waitress about Family History. Back home again.  It is too hot to do anything outside! Car thermometer registering 105 degrees!  Front porch thermometer 104 degrees!
Okay, Steve Browne on KSAT 12 says we have some lower temperatures coming by Wednesday, possibly even a tropical storm in the Gulf! We'll see if that actually happens.
Just grinded whole wheat so I can make some more bread.  I discovered that if I put the electric wheat grinder on the concrete back porch, it will grind very quickly.  It took less than 10 minutes to grind 6 cups of wheat!  When I put in on my cabinet, freezer, or washing machine, it took 20 - 30 minutes. I thought something was wrong with my grinder.  Then I realized these were not "stable" surfaces.  On a concrete surface it grinds so fast, I have to keep a close watch on it.
I brought the grinder into the kitchen to cool down, then promptly forgot about it for several hours.  I sent out emails to my Cub Scout Committee & parents. Then had to resend my emails because I had all the new leaders & their positions mixed up.  Bishop Tippetts sent me the correct information.  I'm still not sure if we have the same Webelos Leader or a new one.  I sent an email to Bishop Tippetts again to confirm.
Then I helped Kim with his genealogy.  He is trying to learn how to use 
Finally, I remembered that I had wheat flour waiting on me.  I set up a loaf of bread in the breadmaker to be ready in the morning.  I really, really LOVE breadmakers!  Of course, by then I had a flour-ly mess to clean up.  Unless something exciting happens tonight (hardly likely!) I will be reading my SCI-FI book, "The Fall of Neskaya" by Marion Zimmer Bradley & Deborah J. Ross as well as scriptures before I go to sleep.  I have read the book before, but it was so long ago, that I have forgotten the story.  One of the nice things about a Fibromyalgia brain is that you can enjoy things over & over again (since you can't remember it the first time!)