beautiful sunny day on Thursday

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Registered: 09-25-2003
beautiful sunny day on Thursday
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Thu, 05-22-2014 - 7:16am

Wow, I think spring....eerrrrr, summer, is here!  The sun is shining, there is a cool chill in the air (high 50s?  low 60s?)  Perfect weather for me!  My plan is to finish planting my flower pots this morning (it was too hot last night with my hot flashes!) and wash the dogs, possibly vaccumm, and look up some of Karla's 10 workout before going to work.  I shall see how much I get to...I should really schedule some more doc appointments, too.  :O

Work today, massage scheduled after work, maybe dogtraining tonight.  I visit my mom this weekend, too.  I really need to "get on the 8 ball" and schedule (aka pay and book) the activities for our vacation.  So much to do, so little time...  Make it a great day, everyone!

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Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 05-22-2014 - 7:37am

Are you always the vacation planner for your family? I am the travel agent and once in a while, I'd love for someone to take charge. OTOH, I also realize that I like knowing what is what so I can't have it both ways. My shoulder has been bothering me since Monday's double parkour/silks class and swinging way too much with it.  Why can't I learn to take it easy???  Disappointing day in parkour yesterday because I couldn't get myself to do some of the vaults I'd done a few weeks ago. I'm such a wimp! I don't get how I can do something easily and then suddenly be afraid to do it.  Anyway, I'm teaching sports conditioning this morning and then going to silks. Silks might not be the best thing but it's a semi-private and I can't cancel now.






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Registered: 09-25-2003
Thu, 05-22-2014 - 8:18am

Yes, I am the vacation planner...and I remember on last year's summer vacation, dh was critical of my choices, although AFTER the vacation, he agreed that I made the best choices.  :O  Ugh.  We shall see how it goes this year, as he somewhat understands how much work and pressure it is after I did NOT go on spring break vacation with him and the two children.

Take it easy...shoulder injuries are HORRIBLE.  ANY injury is horrible, for that matter!  Maybe that is why you are fearful of your parkour vaults?  Sometimes, fear is a GOOD thing.

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Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 05-22-2014 - 9:11am

FSN, I think that if you take the reins on booking activities, no one is allowed to complain.  

Jean, I'm kind of like you.  I am often what I term "the cruise director" and plan most things.  Sometimes, it would be nice for someone else to take the reins although usually if I ask a boy to do it, they tell me that whatever plans they make will be arbitrary and I have trouble with that.  I'm in agreement with FSN, I think fear is a good thing sometimes.  Better to be a little cautious than to spend half your life in physical therapy.  

Happy, I asked our resident chef (DH) about the meatloaf and he says a no-fail way is to use a meat thermometer and heat it to 180 degrees.  How did the buttermilk olive cheese bread turn out?  That sounds delicious!  

So far, planning for the three day weekend has been a complete fail.  There's parties going on but nobody is in the mood for a party.  We're thinking of a movie but the times for our favorite theater aren't out yet.  

I am thankful to have the entire day at home.  I've got freelance things to work on.  I'm writing copy for this juice company that is SO snooty and expensive.  A 16 oz bottle costs between $11 and $15.  On the other hand, I'm almost curious to try it.  Planning to do some cardio.  

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 05-22-2014 - 11:15am

Jean, when I was in the midst of treatments for my achilles, the doc told me that while an achilles injury is tough to heal, a shoulder injury is worse. He said that they are about the hardest kind of injuries to heal because people constantly use them; so be careful.

Fresh, we usually book the hotel for vacations and worry about what to do when we get there. At this particular time our only plan for our beach vacation is to get there and plant ourselves by the ocean for a while. lol

Gym, we haven't planned any activities for this weekend either. I have found sometimes that the best kind of party just "happens" rather than gets planned. We are expecting great weather so I'm sure something is going to "happen" around here.

 

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Registered: 05-08-2006
Thu, 05-22-2014 - 11:58am
Gymrat, the meat thermometer idea sounds like a good idea...or sticking to meatballs....I once dated someone who traveled with no reservations at all except the plane ticket....the first time we traveled together, his big concession was to get a hotel..for the first night....we missed a lot of trains, went to places that were closed that day...I once flew from Paris to Nice (to go to the Grand Prix in Monaco...we had tickets for that) with no idea of how we would get back to Paris....but I decided I could sleep in an airport or train station if I had to...and we actually got a standby flight back to Paris...I learned to both be more assertive about things that were important to me and to go with the flow a little more...and to carry snacks and clean underwear....I'm not sure he learned anything though:)...for our upcoming family trip, we are dealing with 8 different personalities, six of us people who are used to being 'in charge''. I am using the 'do we want to' method of making suggestions....and planning to be happy with whatever we do, even if it is just being together (and possibly lost) in France....
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 05-22-2014 - 12:03pm

I'm all for a little spontaneity but not knowing where I'm going to sleep that night is incredibly anxiety-inducing to me.  Hooray for people who can run around with no plans and sleep in bathroom stalls, but that ain't me.  

Good luck with the zen traveling mindset.  Cool

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 05-22-2014 - 5:46pm

Ooh, sounds like my family! I plan and then they'll say, "Why didn't we..." or "I didn't want to do...."  OTOH, I think that's why I end up planning. Because I'd probably be the same. It would be nice if they got involved, though.  

On the shoulder thing, yes, it takes forever to heal and it's tough to sleep at night. I don't know that not using it is better because that's when you get frozen shoulder but I know I'm overusing it. It's not the reason I hold back on the vault, though, because shoulder's aren't that involved (I do hold back on swinging and that's fine for me).  It's fear of catcing my foot or something else. But, it's one thing if I've never done it before but if I did it consistently and nailed it, you'd think that fear would go away.  






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Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 05-22-2014 - 5:47pm

I love knowing where we're going to sleep, mostly because I can be kind of picky about it.  My sister and I interrailed through Europe in college.  I can't imagine doing that now. Although, if I weren't frugal, I could just show up to any hotel and book a room. I'm too anal retentive to be as free as I wish I could be.






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Registered: 05-08-2006
Thu, 05-22-2014 - 8:34pm
I am reading my college French book and the tourist places referenced then are the same ones we will go to....I am sure there are new attractions, but Paris seems timeless....I am quite sore today...I almost feel like I have the flu....achy every where....I am on the couch and planning an early night. I am going to North Carolina tomorrow for the second of four graduations I am going to this year...well three, because one is for twins....I went to the gym - 7 minutes on bike, lifting for shoulders, bis, tris, abs, then ran 2 slow miles - 28:14...I kept telling myself 'just 2 more minutes' ' just another two ten tenths'' 'ten more calories' until I was done.
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Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 05-23-2014 - 7:18am

Have fun in North Carolina!  We were thinking of going camping there but decided not to deal w/ the traffic.  Sounds like you're keeping yourself really busy, post-retirement. Hope your feeling achy turns out to be nothing.






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