Pull Up An Inner Tube

It’s been so hot around here I thought it might be fun to go floating down the Apple River. Click on the photo. It’s the only place we’ve ever gone down a river and we used to have a really good time. It is in Wisconsin but they really do some things well!!

Has it been hot where you are? Not only has it been really hot but it’s been really super humid. I’m not a fan of humidity at all and today I spent almost the whole day in on the deck and when I was alone, in the pool I had a really bad ear infection all last week so I was afraid of getting water in my ear so when the family was in the pool, I read. I’m looking forward to the coming week. I’m feeling better but it’s been a long haul.

How was your weekend? What are your plans for the week? Remember, be nice or we’ll fling our empty pop cans at you and T-H-R-O-W!!!!!!!!

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11 Responses to Pull Up An Inner Tube

  1. Laura says:

    I’ve been running around again – we’re leaving Chicago today, and heading home, so today is all day in the truck. Tomorrow, I’m throwing myself back into the swing, with Scout stuff, a play/babysitting day with one of Josh’s buddies. I’m hoping that we’ll get in some serious bike riding time, since Josh learned over the weekend to go without training wheels, and if he rides with his friend, it will just reinforce the lessons and make him better. Fingers crossed. He’s been really resistant, not because he doesn’t want to do it, but because he’s afraid of falling. Unfortunately, he’s never had any bad falls, hasn’t even really had any skinned knees or bruises! I don’t know how he’s escaped it, he’s had plenty of “trips”, but he’s never had anything overly serious. So he has this huge terror in his mind of falling and skinning a knee, etc., and it’s keeping him from riding the bike. So…. I’m hoping.

    Meanwhile, school starts next Monday, so we’ve got the last-minute running around that goes with that event. He needs new Church Clothes, and gym shoes. I’ll be glad when school starts. Back to a sane schedule! Ok, back to a schedule.

    • Joy says:

      I think it’ll be nice when school starts back up. I know it doesn’t affect me a whole lot but I still feel the structure of it and I love the sound of the bus going by.

  2. Joy says:

    I’m just sitting here enjoying the quiet, the cloudy day and my coffee. I didn’t know it was supposed to be like this today. I thought it would be nice, sunny and humid. I wanted to mow the front yard but it’s soaking wet right now. Let’s hope the sun comes out later.

    This is a busy week and a joyous one. It’s my mom’s last week of radiation. I’m also very grateful for all the people who all took a day for the last 6 weeks and helped me. It hasn’t been that bad. I’m sure my mom will be grateful when it’s over too. She’s the one who’s had to go everyday. I’m just praying all the chemo and radiation has worked. We won’t know that for 3 months.

    Another weigh in and only 2 more before another 2 week break before the next one starts for 12 weeks. I’ve just kind of stalled on this one. I haven’t gained and I have tried hard but not as hard as I was trying the last one. I’m not sure if it’s the humidity or what but there are weeks I’ve lost less than a pound and that’s kind of frustrating. On the up side is I am losing, not as much as I’d like but I am and I’ve now started to ride a bike and run every few days. So, things are moving along. I’m pretty much right where I was last Monday so if I’ve lost pounds, it’s only 1 or a little over.

    Toby is having surgery Wed to fix a nose that’s been broken many times and never fixed. He’s never has as much as stitches so he’s pretty nervous. Thursday is Trinity’s birthday so this will be a busy week for us. You all have a good week too.

  3. Phyllis says:

    I’m really hoping that sometime soon (when we all settle in) things around here will settle down a little. We’re still trying to teach the kids the “new” (old actually) rules at this house. No climbing, jumping on furniture, pick up toys before nap and bed times, things like that. It’s amazing what a year away has caused them to forget. I’m also trying to fine 1 on 1 time to help the ggd with numbers, letters and reading. She’s going to be 4 this mo (lil guy will be 2) and they’re both VERY active at this point so wish me luck. Other than that, life as normal (?) around here.

  4. Nikki says:

    I have an easy week. I only have one of my girls, her sister is visiting her grandma for a week so it’s just her and Bailey with me this week. Although, Bailey is always riding his bike to his friends for the day. I don’t see him much during the day, which is fine, at least he’s out and about! I think him and a friend are riding their bikes up tot he middle school today. They have it open for the kids to go in and get a feel for it. It’s so much bigger than what they’re used to. We have a nice bike trail that literally goes all the way there. 3 miles, exactly. He wants to ride his bike to and from school. So we’re going to time him. It takes 30 minutes on the bus, so I figured he can ride his bike (with friends) when it’s nice if it doesn’t take that long.

    Like Joy said, this is our last week of chemo. I hope it’s all worth it, but with cancer you just never know. Cross your fingers and hope like hell!

    I have to get back into working out. With my teeth being pulled, and then other problems coming on top of that I haven’t been able to do much of anything. So, that is my one goal for the this week. Get on my elliptical at least once a day!

    Have a great week, everyone!

  5. SKL says:

    My post got lost. Did I not post it right? I see they are now asking for my email etc. which is normally pre-populated.

    I was on this site last night when my computer bombed. So I posted today, but maybe I didn’t do it right. Let me know if you find my post in the trash pile. Thanks!

    • Joy says:

      If you posted last night then your comment is gone. We’re now getting so much spam that I’m deleting sometimes 80 at a time and I didn’t know you lost one so I just deleted them when I got up this morning. I need to know right away.0

      I’m getting very disappointed and very discouraged with WordPress. Nikki and I were talking yesterday about doing a new one somewhere else but I don’t like blogger and don’t really know where else to go. I hate the changes they’ve made and I hate all the spam. I’m sorry SKL but it just didn’t occur to me to go through 80 spams this morning.

      • SKL says:

        Actually, I didn’t post last night since the computer froze. But I thought I posted today around 10:30am my time. Maybe because of the problem with my computer, your site did not recognize me.

        Normally I do check to see that my comment posted, but I might have been too distracted this morning.

        No problem, it wasn’t that important. Mainly just about how our Sunday went. If I get time later, I will post again. If not, don’t worry, you aren’t missing much!

        • Joy says:

          I’m very sorry. It’s really irritating to me to have spam like this. We used to get only a few every few days but now there’s more than 90 overnight and they’re all porn. I’m at my wits end.

  6. SKL says:

    So I have a minute to do my “pull up” update again. You’ll see, it’s not that exciting!

    Friday and Saturday were our usual busy weekend stuff – laundry, working, shopping, park.

    Sunday was a long and rainy day. 8:30 church, and then I had to work through the girls’ Sunday School. (My work ended up being mostly wasted, but hey, at least I made the effort.) Then we drove to the grandparents’ house and chatted while waiting around for some old family friends, who finally arrived around 2:30. My sister (Miss G’s mom) also popped over for a couple of hours. So we chatted in advance of going to the fair, which is a few blocks from my parents’ house. But then it started pouring, and it didn’t let up until about 8pm. So we chatted some more, the guests went home, and my kids watched some movies with Grandma.

    Finally we walked to the fair around 8pm. Due to the rain, they had shut down the rides and were packing up a lot of the stuff early. But the lights were still blinking, and we were still able to get cotton candy (which was all Miss A really cared about) and a few other goodies. They let us in for free, so that was good. Couldn’t really enjoy the livestock or anything with all that muck. But the kids seemed satisified with their annual “fair fix” and I was actually glad to be done earlier than expected. Did I mention it was a long day?

    So after the fair, I had to tell my parents about the surprise 50th anniversary party we are planning for them, and go over the guest list with them. (They seem happy with the plans.) By the time that was done, it was pouring again. I didn’t feel motivated to take the kids out in the rain and drive home. So we putzed around a while longer. Eventually it was just too late, so we drove home slowly through the deluge, and reached home around 2am.

    So this week, what do I have in store? Just the usual work and stuff. I also continue to research the early school entry stuff. My kids’ daycare confirmed that they can’t allow Miss E to start KG. Meanwhile, the church school says they won’t accept either of my kids in 1st grade next year, because they have a firm cutoff of 9/30. I wasn’t expecting that! So that means my plans for school next year have to be completely re-thought. I still want to call the public schools’ gifted program and see what they might do for me. I did not get a chance to do that today. If that doesn’t work out, maybe a Catholic school program will help us out, or maybe the K-6 school of which my kids’ daycare is a branch (it’s kinda far away, though). For now, I think it is OK to leave Miss E in pre-K since they have promised to work with her, and at least she’ll be around her sister and in familiar territory. Obviously she’s not going to stop learning just because she’s ahead of her class. And the program does expose her to a lot of good stuff. I’m more worried about next year than this year.

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