Thursday, May 27, 2010

My Life's Just Not That Fascinating

I've been a little lackadaisical about my blog posting in the last little bit. I actually HAVE been a little busy with the normal summer work-load increase at the office and getting ready for my most recent camping trip (more about that later) and getting some knitting done on some summer socks.

But the truth of the matter is, my life's just not fascinating enough to feel the need to post daily. I have a Twitter account, but honestly who has enough happening in their lives that they must share it on a minute-by-minute basis? I check in every once in awhile to read whatever Brad Paisley is posting because his posts are always amusing and often hilarious.

I have a Facebook account, but the only reason I go in there pretty often is to take turns in a few Scrabble games I have going there. Have I mentioned lately that I am a long-time Scrabble addict? I'm not good enough to play in tournaments, but I do love to play. How else would I know that "qi" is a word?

I have a MySpace page, too, but rarely post there either. The only places I post regularly are here and on my knitting blog. The only reason I keep two separate blogs is to keep from boring my non-knitting friends with my excitement over sticks and string. *LOL*

Now, on to the latest non-knitting news: I'm finally CAMPING again!! I spent last Thursday, Friday and Saturday at my all-time favorite campground, Grindstone. Mom and Dad were camping, too, and it was a lot of fun. I have to admit that I wondered how it would go, since this was my first camping trip since I had back surgery last November. Happily, I had no ill effects at all except a little soreness in my legs from using muscles I hadn't used in awhile. There were a few brief showers, but they occurred at times that didn't interfere with any camping fun.

Our friends, the Cooks, were there as well, complete with their four adorable Yorkies. I had a few nostalgic moments thinking of little Meg since it was my first camping trip without her. Another expected hurdle in the grieving process.

I really had a good time and thoroughly enjoyed listening to birdsong in the pre-dawn stillness while snuggled under my sleeping bag. I don't have words to properly express how relaxing I find that time away from all the electronics and stress of my daily life. I love that the most "high tech" thing in my camping gear is a set of circular knitting needles and self-striping sock yarn!

As soon as I came home Sunday afternoon I fired up the home computer and made reservations to go camping again next month. I could get used to this. *G*

Friday, May 07, 2010

It's Just Not Gonna Be The Same

Back in August 2005, our local Krispy Kreme doughnut shop closed. I have to be honest about this, it wasn't as devastating to me as it was to a lot of people in our town. I'd had to give up Krispy Kremes some time ago because I'm a Type II diabetic.

But even though I hadn't eaten a Krispy Kreme in a long time, I missed the shop. I had to drive by it each day on my way home from work, and the smell was just wonderful. A real treat was to happen to be driving by when their "Hot Doughnuts Now" sign was lit. The sweet aroma of sugar glazed yeast doughnuts hung in the air. I'd swear I could gain 5 pounds by simply inhaling.

And so, the building stood empty for nearly five years. It looked sad sitting there, with its parking lot looking grubbier each day.

Then the announcement was made on a local newscast: the property is going to be used for a Kroger Fuel Center. Oh good. Just what we needed on an already ridiculously busy street corner. A gas station. Sheesh.

Something tells me that the aroma from that location just isn't going to be the same. *sigh*

What a Week!

As much as I love having time away from the office, I always have to pay for it when I get back to work. Busy, busy, BUSY week! But that's okay, because Friday's finally here! *happy Friday dance*

Adding to my busy work week, I had three medical appointments this week. One was to have follow-up x-rays done for the doctor who did my back surgery last November. Another was to have blood drawn for lab work for the doctor who monitors my diabetes (that appointment will be next week). The third was the six-month follow-up visit with the back surgery folks.

All went well, but it just contributed to the general insanity of the week. But now that the end of the week is here I'm just glad that the busiest part of the week is behind me. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that today doesn't hold any unpleasant surprises for me. *LOL*

I've been dealing with a delicate tummy this week. I actually became quite ill for a short period of time on Monday evening and Tuesday evening. It could have been stress, because trust me, those were STRESSFUL days. I'd also been eating lots of salads, so that might have been a contributing factor. Sometimes having too many salads too close together can upset my system.

Oh well. Whatever caused it seems to be subsiding, so I'm going to just focus this weekend on getting the household drudgery out of the way as quickly as possible. Then I'll have some R&R time. The weather forecast looks breezy and cooler with a little rain, so you know what that means....good KNITTING weather! :-)

Happy Friday, everyone!