The small, insignificant, day-by-day things that happen in my life.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Leroy had his 40th birthday party at Incredible Pizza, complete with Limo ride and everything. A bunch of people from his church rode over with him. He got an iPod Shuffle and will need to come over here so we can help him load music on it.
Dude played Ms. PacMan at Incredible Pizza and I was quite impressed with his hand/eye coordination. Now, if we could only find a way for him to make money off that impressive skill.
Kevin played with his band, Midnite Thunder, last night and he ROCKED the house. It was amazing to see him on stage and playing as if his accident never even happened. Fifteen short weeks ago, the man was immobile. God is so GREAT!!
Our air conditioner is working really well, and the temps are in the 90’s (with real feel in the low 100’s). Again, God is so GREAT!!
Talked to sister-in-law about the differences between public school and home schooling – this was the first time we’ve openly discussed it. The conversation was civil and interesting. In some ways, I wish I had home schooled, in a lot of ways, I’m happy we didn’t.
Monday, August 2, 2010
Kevin and I watched “The Green Mile.” I should have known it was a Stephen King story. It was fascinating, but in a weird and (a bit) disturbing way. The story was tight and there was a reason for everything, which all made sense at the end. I’d give it a five out of five stars, though Kevin will likely give it a four because it was nearly four hours long! That’s about 3 1/2 hours too long for Kevin. He doesn’t like to sit that long for movies.
Our temperature got up to 100 today. It’s supposed to be up that high tomorrow, too. We have a heat advisory until Wednesday night. The heat is so bad right now that the Ozark Empire Fair has postponed running their rides until 4:00 in the afternoon on account of being afraid people will suffer a heat stroke. We don’t plan on going to the fair this year, and it has nothing to do with the heat.
Kevin and I made a trip to Lowe’s. We had planned on buying a new water cooler (the coolant doesn’t work on the one we have anymore), but once we got to talking about it, we decided against it. Our cooler still heats water, it just doesn’t cool. Since we have an ice maker now, we can use the ice to cool our water. Not to mention there’s a water spigot in the fridge now, which the boys use exclusively and well, we just couldn’t justify forking over the cash. I think we’re going to apply the money we would have spent on the cooler and put it toward a new BBQ grill. That makes so much more sense, doesn’t it. *snort*
I couldn’t find the motivation to do much today. I sent an email out to all of the schools and I immediately received some emails back. I still plan on writing some flash fiction before I go to bed (it’s 11:13 p.m. right now), just so I can concentrate on getting some work done tomorrow. It’s all about priorities, you see. (Blog before work. How sick is that??)
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Kevin and I left the comfort of our cool-(ish) house and went to vote today. (Temps climbed all the way to 100). We actually researched what was on the ballot, weighed the candidates (well, not literally), and decided who we thought might be the better choice. Though the candidates are important (and should be important, I think way too many people don’t think about the candidates as much as they should), the most important issue on this ballot for me, was Proposition C. If passed, Missouri will be exempt from the federal government penalizing us if we choose our own health insurance as opposed to the insurance the government will try to cram down our throats in 2014.
I’ve been vocal on this issue, both here on my blog and on Twitter. The whole country is also watching to see what happens with this as we’re the first to vote on anything like this. I daresay, other states will be following suit. As of 8:46 p.m., Prop C is well on its way to passing. I’m not only thrilled because people are finally beginning to understand the danger of having our choices taken away from us, but because it’s a clear cut message to the Obama administration that just because you have the power NOW and are passing laws that the American people DO NOT WANT, it won’t last.
I smell a fight brewing just over the horizon. People are angry and I daresay it will become more than apparent when November rolls around – this is just a preview of what’s to come.
I helped Kevin stretch tonight. He’s been laying on a blanket on the floor at night while watching TV (as opposed to sitting in his recliner), and stretching his muscles. I’ve been pushing his legs to the limit and then forcing him to hold the position – his muscles are indeed becoming more pliant. It really bothers him that he can’t put his sock on his left foot, and he still can’t lift his left ankle, but we’re working on it. We don’t want to admit that he might have sustained permanent damage from his accident, but it would be unrealistic to think that there might not be long-term repercussions.
I’ve been using Oh Life to record my daily events. I love it because they send you an email at 8:00 p.m. every night asking you how your day went. You reply to the email and it automatically posts to your Oh Life account. I’ve been wanting to record the day-to-day happenings in my life because, well, I forget this stuff. I realize it may be pretty boring and worthless to you all out there, but to me? They’re precious moments.
These entries are raw, immediate and from the heart. You can expect to see these updates every Wednesday and Sunday (or thereabouts)
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