Sunday, August 31, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Labor Day Project
Off to clean some walls for painting. Have a great holiday weekend!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
While on vacation visiting my brother and sister (IL) every day was packed with fun and relaxation. We spent time at the ocean, frolicking in the waves and enjoyed the warm sun and sand. We ate at an oceanside restaurant that served scruptious seafood. Oysters on the half shell, smoked fish dip, crab cakes, shrimp, scallops - you name it. Yum!
My brother B taught my husband (above) and I the art of catching fish from shore. We had a blast catching fish and a few other sea creatures. B, with a background in DNR and wildlife conservation, was ever so careful to let the creatures go, administering as little contact and trauma to them as possible.
We caught whiting and pompano fish, a sting ray and this fellow, an electric torpedo ray. At first, we thought it was a version of a sting ray, however my brother, while trying to remove the hook, was stunned by a good dose of electric current. Torpedo rays have electric organs in their wings that generate electric current they use as a defense mechanism and to stun their prey. After the initial jolt, B cautiously pushed this fellow back out to sea.
This man brought his pet goose teathered on a leash to the ocean for a swim. It was quite evident that the goose loved the ocean, as he swam and paddled along, bobbing and riding the waves, oblivious of the fact that there weren't any other geese enjoying the same. He'd wade onto the beach, only to go back for more.
Offshore the shrimp boats had their nets strung out and we enjoyed watching them move back and forth across the ocean gathering their haul for the day.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Lovin IT! & Injuries Recovery 4
Update on my hand and arm: diagnosis, Carpal Tunnel
I already suspected I had carpal tunnel in my hand but never went to see a doctor to confirm it until now. He put me in a splint for 30 days at night time. While on vacation, I didn't have any pain but he said I still have inflamation around the nerves. Now that I am back to work, the pain has returned. Hopefully the splint will help; I started wearing it to work to see if I can speed my recovery along. The splint is a bit big (even though it is for a small hand like mine) and is rubbing the skin off one of my knuckles, so I am a bit challenged at the moment.
I just finished the bi-monthly newsletter (that I am editor of) and have a brochure to create by the 27th and I hope I can manage through it all. Think positive- I know I can!
I am off to bed for some rest to see if that will help too.
Sunday, August 03, 2008
On another note, I'd like to say thank you to Pam for this great award; it's meant to be shared and I am a bit behind on my postings, please understand!
The rules for accepting the award are as follows:
1. Add the logo of the award to your site.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded it to you.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Leave a message for your nominees on their blog.
Awarding: Laurelines, Maria, Sherry, Michelle, Kim, Holly, Carol
Please understand, this is not a "have to," I just want you to know that what you bring to me through your own blogs and your friendships fills my cup each day and I'd like to thank you. :)