Not much going on here. Friday was my PT appointment and I've graduated from the "poke, prod, pretzel" stage to the exercise machines. I knew I was outta shape but damn. I got winded just on the first one! The first machine was one to exercise parts of my back and my arms. It kinda reminded me of a bike tipped on end so you could use the pedals with your hands. I was to go in one direction for 30 seconds and then reverse and go the other way for 30 seconds. This was to be repeated for 5 minutes. Going forward was no problem...the opposite direction was harder. I told Joey that next time I was starting off backwards so I could do the easy direction last! LOL. After that I was given 2 exercises to do with the latex exer-band (makes my hands smell like I've been handling a friggin balloon). The band I was sent home with and I gotta do those exercises 2 times daily 15-20 reps. The first one Im to keep the arms bent and parallel to the ground the other I move the hands down and to the back. The last machine I was placed on was similar to a recumbant bike (where ya seated and stretched out some) but you didnt pedal, it was more like the exercise from a stepper. This was so the exercise wouldnt aggravate my knees as much (those stair steppers really do a number on my knees). I was told first session no fewer than 5 minutes but no more than 10. We got talking and before I knew it I was at 4.5 minutes! I decided I was going to push myself to the 7 minute mark and see how I felt. By 7 minutes my body was all like "WTF???" and we figured it was best if I got off before I couldnt walk out. I'd love to get one of those machines in the house for sure. I'm pretty sure I'd be on it daily. I'll settle for a bike if we can get the funding. Thing is with all the medical that's been going on here and the co-pays going out the door, I dont forsee it happening for at least another month or two. Ah well.
The weather's been nice here for a change. It's dropped from the 100's and high 90's of last week to the 80's thanks to hurricane Erin sweeping through down south. No, we werent in any of the flooding. I know a few have been worried about that. Lord knows how the weather pattern will change when Dean decides to make his appearance. The most we got from Erin was a typical Texas storm. Alotta wind, alotta rain and more thunder and lightning. It was a bit stronger than we'd been having but managable. I got blue skies outside both windows today so I wont complain. It's nice enough that after I get done with my blog Im going to take the first two horse pieces that I finished up outside and give them a coat of protectant. With any luck I'll have pictures of them up in the craft area in a couple days. That is assuming the cord for the camera decideds to cooperate. The cat used it as a chewie at sometime or another and now it's in a barely working state. If I could work out what position the cord works best in, I'd do a redneck fix on the bugger and be done with it. Gotta love duct tape.
I was in a friend's blog yesterday and she'd mentioned something about dropping a particular stream spot but not wanting to let anyone down. I dont blame her. When I started my spot it was a busy day. We'd have about 8-10 people in over the course of the day and most would stick around for quite a while. Since then it's kind of whimpered out and most times I sit in the room by myself. Im lucky if anyone's listening in from the outside and luckier still if a couple come in at any point during the stream. It's almost not even worth firing up the program anymore especially when I have a hubby home that I could be curled up with on the sofa watching a movie or some television. Most especially since it's his last night off and he goes to work on Sundays. It would make it so much easier to just keep going if there was an email or three in the email saying that they'd had me on the outside or even an MSN message (or yahoo or ICQ for that matter...) but I rarely get those anymore so I feel like Im talking to myself most times. Im just waiting for the last shoe to fall at my site to be honest. I've always said this was going to be my last place. There are only 4 other places that I can think of that actually have this type of streaming . Two of them you wont catch me at, one Im not comfy at and the other well I wont stream anywhere that wont allow me to "wear" my own work as a banner. The third one I hear is in almost as bad shape as my current place (although it's under new management now and the reason I left is no longer there) and the last one....well like the friend said...I wouldnt want to ruffle feathers and I think there's alot more feathers there that I'd end up ruffling than she would. Besides, that site owner hasnt made an attempt to contact me much in months. I tend to think they dont want much to do with me right now anyhow. I think if the shoe drops and something happens where Im at, I'll be dumping all the stream stuff for good and removing the music as well. No sense having that temptation around. The thing is...I like this hobby...I miss the excitement and I miss making banners. Maybe I should just go look at getting employed at 100.3 Jack because they let you play just about anything you want there. Then I'd be getting paid for what I love doing.
Thursday hubby has a urologist appointment. We'll know if he needs to have another round of Asteroids played on his poor body to get the rest out. We were told it could be weeks before he passed them all. The dr will also be analysing what hubby caught in the net to see what's causing this and see what we can do to reduce the frequency of occurances (he seems to be prone to them...just not normally this large). I think it's his caffeine addiction and if he'd get himself off the Mountain Dew (or at least the amount he drinks of it) then it'd clear up some. Telling him to lighten up on that is like telling me I gotta give up chocolate....it aint happening anytime soon.