Saturday, January 15, 2011

Snowmobiling Party

“An optimist is someone who gets treed by a lion but enjoys the scenery.” - Walter Winchell

Yesterday, my DD decided she wanted to go snowmobiling (for the first time) with my DH (and three other family members). I was both excited (for her and for me -- YAY! Alone time!) and worried (would she be cold? Safe? Happy?). But ... I sent her off into the woods just before lunch and kept my fingers crossed.

They got home well after dark, but she had a lot of fun. Her feet were freezing (I didn't think to check her socks, and she'd put on thin, nylon ones instead of her wool ones... duh), but otherwise she was warm, safe and happy. A good day for her.

I, on the other hand, fought a headache (again ... it's almost a daily issue -- I feel like Ah-nold in "Kindergarten Cop", "It's not a tumor.") most of the day. At around 3 pm, I finally stretched out on the couch and closed my eyes. I never slept, but I did lay there, quiet and eyes closed, for about 45 minutes and it really helped ease the pain to a dull throb instead of being unbearable.

Otherwise, my day was quiet (except for my bored dog) and I got a lot of work done. I also figured out how to end my fantasy, and it's not what I had envisioned originally. I hope it works for the reader. I have two weeks to finish by February...

We're going to try to hit the dog park today. Not sure if it got dug out after the storm or not. I'm bringing my shovel, just in case.

Any plans for the weekend for you?


Dru had asked when my surgery was scheduled. It's for Wednesday, 1/26. I didn't get in for my lab tests on Weds because of the storm, and plum forgot until just now, so I'm hoping Monday is early enough.

My plan is to have surgery, and be well enough by the following Tuesday to drive DD to her art lessons. Power of positive thinking, right? I can't be kept down too long, or I'll lose my mind.

Heck, my last dog, Bailey had her cruciate ligament completely replaced and was walking around in just a few days. Surely I'm going to do at least that well -- I'm not replacing mine.


You Are Highly Independent

More than anything else, you have to be allowed to do your own thing. You crave freedom.

You believe it's important to enjoy today as if it were your last day. All we ever have is the present.

You are impulsive and energetic. Whenever you have the choice, you choose to take action.

You are restless and a natural wanderer. You never feel completely settled in your life.

That's mostly right...



Dru said...

Sounds like everyone had a good day.

I've been fighting a headache and it just dawned on me that I have it at home with the heat on.

re quiz: same as you and it's 90% accurate.

Thanks for stopping by at the Cozy Chicks' blog.

Have a great Saturday.

Brandy said...

Glad you were able to have some quiet time of your own!

You Are Intelligent
More than anything else, you want to figure things out. You are a natural scientist.
You are detail oriented and a bit of a perfectionist. It drives you crazy to spot errors, especially your own.
You know your strengths and weaknesses better than most people. You don't speak with authority unless you are sure about something.
You are very self-sufficient. You've learned to rely on yourself because others are unreliable.

I don't know about a natural scientist, but other than that-yeah. Pretty accurate.

I hope you have a pleasing Saturday!

Tori Lennox said...

I'm glad DD had fun! And next time she'll know to wear warmer socks. :)

Hugs re the headache!!!

Ceri Hebert said...

My oldest had open heart surgery when she was 13. She was back at school ten days later. Positive thinking and desire go along way!

Went shopping last night with DH and bought workout clothes and then we had a nice dinner out just the two of us. Today, more shopping and signed up for the gym. Good day! I'm looking forward to peace and quiet on Tuesday when I get to stay home and the kids go to school. :)