Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Cold outside today, I'm making some baked chicken, dressing and left over pototoes for supper. I'll be eating the baked chicken and 1 piece of bread with it and my pineapple for dessert, just sounds good.
We've never made anything but baked chicken here (no breading, nothing, just seasoning on it, and it's delicious!
Haven't done a lot, just been nursing my knee, and it does feel somewhat better. I know, its' a boring day, today, so take it easy and enjoy it. Have a wonderful evening, and smile!
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Ok, I thought I was doing good...but discovered one thing...never EVER start exercising after an injury, until you allow a LOT of time to pass to recover.
I'd twisted my right knee last week, and it hurt a lot this weekend. Well, today it wasn't hurting at all, I even tested walking around on it, etc, etc. and it felt just fine, so I decided to try doing my regular exercises instead of the seated ones.
Well, I was 7 minutes into them exercises, and with the knee lifts, it started to hurt, but I kept on..and nope, had to stop and go back to the seated exercises. My knee is now sore again, not as bad as it was, but I'm going to step back on the regular exercises another week, make sure it's healing fully and test it again.
I thought, the way it was going, that it was already healed, but boy I was wrong, least it's not hurting as much as it was.
So, bottom line, make sure to give yourself enough time to heal before going back to your usual exercises...try something new to protect that area of injury, and make sure it's healed fully, never push it.
Have a great day everyone and share those smiles!
Oh, this was our gang at the Haunted Houses..the guy way in the back, was just a straggler (the Jester *L*):
Monday, October 27, 2014
Wow, 14 people went with us to the Haunted Houses on Saturday, we went out to eat beforehand, not all of us, but at least 10 of us, and had such a great time. We ended up at 2 HH's because they all close at 11 (Really???? Haunted Houses close at 11??? oh well.)
One wasn't so scary, BUT it's done in memory of a teen who died of a brain tumor a year after my Dad did, and the money goes for a memorial scholarship in her name, so it was well worth it. The second was fantastic and I got a "skeleton dog" for our "graveyard", YAY!
This is Bones:
I also finished all my pumpkins, gave the Rat one to our daughter as she didn't have time to do one:
Our son wanted Homer:
This was mine and my husbands:
I had to dig out Homer a little more to get him to show up better. I picked up some solar lights you set on top of the pumpkins and they really worked nice. I love them! (Still hate that K Mart is closing!!)
We had such a wonderful weekend.
Oh and just before going my blog I got a call from BMO Harris Bank, they'd just donated $5000 towards our accessible park project, bringing our total to $24,700. We need $30,000 in order for the city to donate $70,000, so that helped a LOT. But Tiffany, the PR person, said they'd help us further, and do PR if we wanted, plus spread the word about us needing money, and do all they can to help us sell tickets for the Shop and Grab; and so much more. I was so excited, things are looking up, and after a lull and things not looking so great, this was wonderful news.
See, you never think negatively, because things always are going to move forward, ALWAYS.
Have a beautiful day, everyone, and always remember that smile!
Friday, October 24, 2014
Scott, our son, and I went to see "Fury" last night, and I nearly fell over. He is a huge WWII history buff (I am not kidding, he's told me secrets about the War that I swear, the majority of people wouldn't know, he can tell you where every single battle took place, how many died, what type of guns/tanks/planes were used, the names of every city there was a battle near, etc etc. You name it he can tell you it..ANYWAY) this is the first WWII movie he has said has been the most accurate in every way!!
It was an excellent movie, and I went in thinking it was the true story of just one "item", but it's actually a compilation of many true stories put together from soldiers who were in the war. It's an amazing movie; it tells, not only about the battles, but shows the affect on the soldiers, the civilians, everyone. It is amazing. If you get the change, go see it. It starts Brad Pitt. Such a good movie.
Anyway, cloudy day out, cool, it's not going to be as warm as they thought this weekend, but that's alright, the haunted houses we're going to tomorrow are all indoors, thank goodness. We just have 2 extra tickets that we don't need, and we're hoping to sell them to people in line waiting to get tickets. Keep our fingers crossed (they're extra because you had to buy them in books of 4, and we only needed 2, and it was either that or spend $24. on 2 tickets, instead of $24 on 4. It was cheaper all around.
Have a great day, everyone!
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Well, lost the internet again, for 2 days; but this time there were other internet services that lost theirs, too. Apparently something in a huge fiber optics box went wrong, and 3 different services went out, including ours. That was Tuesday night a 11:30 pm, and it just came back about 45 mins ago. Thank goodness.
It's rainy looking out, Scott, our son, wants to go see "Fury", but he said it's supposed to be really bloody...I prefer not so bloody, I mean I can handle it, but to me...a storyline is all I need, and to make it good, you really don't need all that blood and guts stuff.
For instance, in a horror show, I'll take a psychological thriller over a slash and stab one anytime, because to scare me, you have to put the fear in my mind, more than anything else. Like "Sixth Sense", I LOVED that show, no blood (well not much), and yet, it scared me more than any of the recent ones I've seen. I prefer those. (I think it's because I have worked on college stages and know how they do all the fake blood, guts, etc. stuff and it just doesn't bother me anymore).
Now onto the good stuff: got some of the photos from our daughter's engagement pictures, and they are soooo good, I love them. So here you go, a sneak preview:
This is "Gordon's Bay", its a small pond on the other side of a driveway from the Mississippi River, where we fish once in a while. Brande said she and Dan were just talking when the photographer took the picture, they didn't even know she was going to take this photo, but it turned out beautifully:
Brande & Dan walking Gator on the railroad tracks below the trailercourt (we go up to a lot during the summer:
And another taken down in the Gordon's Bay area, Brande said she was so uncomfortable in this one; they're the same height and she had to bend down to lay her head on his chest. *L*:
Have a great day everyone, and always take that smile along with you!
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