Monday, August 1, 2011
Daybook for August 1, 2011
I am going: to have to beg someone to go scoop up and dispose of the garden snake that Gary whacked yesterday with the shovel. He said it's insides were chock full of slugs. Thanks Gary, for saving your mom from a fright, and thanks snake for taking care of the slugs.
I am hoping: that my ribs can start to feel better. It seems like the pain has eased up, but there's still just this ache in the front and through my back that keeps lingering. It was especially hard to sit though three hours of church services yesterday. Had to get up and stand in the back. Seems like I'm back to the same routine, as far as my activities go, (all except the running and weightlifting. I just don't have it in me yet.) but staying in that same position like that was too much. I think this is going to take some time.
One thing that's motivated us is having Canadians Renee and her husband Damien, a connection I've formed through the blogging world, come to stay with us for a few nights as they attend the Outdoor Retailer's Expo in Salt Lake City. So excited to finally meet and talk with Renee in real life.
I am reading: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand (looked like something I would like, but just can't get into it.) Anger by my beloved Thich Nhat Hanh, a stack of vegan cookbooks, Marilyn's poems. Studying deeply Herbal Home Health Care by John R. Christopher as part of my recent enrollment in the School of Natural Healing's Family Herbalist course.
I am wearing: purple knit capri jammies.
One of my favorite things: cold cotton sheets to slip into at the end of a long day, kids that know how to work, the freshness after a getting a haircut.
A few plans for the rest of the week: more cleaning, laundry, weeding, grocery shopping like always. Hosting the Tougas's, Isaac and Eliza's new school teachers are coming over to visit with us this week. Wanting to go to a quilt show at the Springville Art Museum. Maybe take the kids to the pool. Back-to-School uniform shopping, date night, and a trip to the amusement park for Gary and Sam all on the weekend.