He’s my brother…

We spent today with my brother.   After meeting at his house we left to go hike Iron Mountain with my brother and his wife.  It was an abbreviated hike though, that thing on the top of my foot, muscle, tendon, bone??? was killing me every time we walked uphill.  It turned out to be a good thing though because it was a little too warm for my brother’s dogs.

We had a great day and they will be meeting us at the beach tomorrow morning.  Yay!


Fun day out…

We had a fun day.  Boo and I drove over to Gramma’s house and then we went to meet Sully forlunch.  The food was great, it took forever for our order to arrive but the Jumbalaya pasta was quite tasty.  After lunch we went shopping at the Disney Store Outlet for my great nephew’s 3rd birthday.  

We made another stop on the way home at Walmart.  We were looking to see if they had this groovy shirt in Sully’s size.  They didn’t but we are going to check at another Walmart tomorrow.  If we don’t find it there then I will see if I can’t order them online.

The best part of the day though was the great purchase I made on eBay.  There’s some backstory   here that needs to be told.  

Back in December of 2005, I saw that a number of snowglobes on the Disney Store website were on sale.  I had been looking at a Sleeping Beauty snowglobe all year.  It was on sale for half price and I told Sully that I wanted it for Christmas.  I ordered it along with a number of other things for Christmas presents and waited excitedly for the shipment to arrive.  I was a bit disappointed when it never arrived.   I don’t know if it was stolen from our doorstep or delivered to another house and they kept it.  Sully thinks that the FedEx driver kept it.  

I don’t blame him since we got a visit from the FedEx driver in February demanding that I sign a form stating that I had received all of the items.  I told him no and he told me that he wouldn’t leave until I signed the form.  I finally signed it but added my addendum to the form explaining that I never received the original shipment.

The Disney Store was very cool and replaced all of the items except the snowglobe which was out of stock by the time FedEx got everything straightened out.

I was incredibly bummed about the lost shipment and after that I was pretty freaked out about any and all shipments that came after.  Over the last several years, I’ve looked on and off at eBay and Amazon for the snowglobe.  About three years ago, I found one on eBay that had been damaged.  Sully said no, he wanted to find one that was in good condition.  Back in May I found another snowglobe on eBay but the price was set at $145.  Sully told me to buy it but I couldn’t get myself to pay that much for it.  I was hoping it would not sell and be re-listed for a lower price.  Apparently someone bought it right before the eBay sale ended.  Luckily, I didn’t buy it because at the beginning of last week I found one that was stated as ‘new in box.  Never taken out of box.’  The bidding had started at $0.99 and was up to about $16 when I started watching.   I waited until the last minute and made a super high bid and won the auction.  I was so excited, I felt like I was going to cry.

Day 15

1.  Water –  3 – 24 oz. tumblers

2.  Shimmy –  Episode 15 (gawazzi step, m&m’s and chest camel)

3.  Writing  –  

4.  Exercises – Abs and legs/Stretching

5.  Project –  Garage (2 x 20 minutes)


Independence day…

I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Fourth of July.   We had a crazy and beautiful rain storm this morning followed by a nice, lazy day of swimming and watching movies.  Although we did go through a few things as we were sitting around but it really didn’t feel like work.

Independence day, I am thinking it works two ways here.  It, of course, refers to our awesome American holiday.  As I work through my first week of my 21 day challenge I’d like to think I am working towards my own independence day.  That probably sounds a bit cheesy or trite, but the more I work whether it’s drinking more water or getting some exercise I feel a little bit more free.  Sometimes I feel pulled down by everything that is going on, it’s good to have something that lifts me up.

Day 6

 1.  Water –  3 – 24 oz. tumblers

2.  Shimmy –  Episode 6 (Turkish bump, chest circle and Egyptian figure eight)

3.  Writing  –  Character review

4.  Exercises – Abs/leg workout and stretching

5.  Project –  Sort kitchen boxes and art crate (30 minutes)


Father’s Day…

Today was pretty low key.  

We started out with a Mystery Science Theater 3000 movie, ‘Zombie Nightmare’.  

It was an awesomely awful movie with Adam West and Tia Carrere, other notables included writer John Fasano and director Shawn Levy.  

Of course, the MST3K commentary is the best part, and as usual, was hilarious.

Next, we watched several episodes of ‘Punkin Chunkin’.  It was nice to see Zach Selwyn hosting, Sully and I remember seeing him on the gaming channel, G4.  

The machines that the guys build for these competitions are incredible.  Although the centrifugal ones look really unsafe, I can’t help but think that at those speeds it could be crazy dangerous if there is a mechanical failure.

Our dinner selection was Sully’s favorite…drum roll please…


Sully’s favorite scene, “Oh Baxter!”

My favorite scene, “Dorothy Mantooth is a saint!”

June+1My June +1 for today was doing something creative.  We are rehanging some picture frames and I spent some time looking through photos.  I also made some cute scrapbook type pages to put in the 8×10 frames.  It was fun and I can’t wait to see the wall after the frames are hung up.



One more time…

We took Kayla to her grandma’s house a little after noon today.  Val’s husband is going to pick up Kayla and her brother from there this evening.

We spent the rest of the day hanging out and relaxing.  We have all stayed up way too late over the last few days.  We ended up watching our favorite episodes of the show “How I Met Your Mother”.

Swarley  (Season 2, Episode 7)

Great mash up of the best Swarley moments.  Click here for the video.


 Slap Bet (Season 2, Episode 9)

This video is a montage of several scenes connected to the Slap Bet episode.  Enjoy!  Click here for the video.

All clips belong to CBS. No copyright infringement intended.