How about a hypoallergenic hotel room: hardwood floors,
leather couch/ chairs, vacuum-sealed linens and pillows
with a dryer in-room for fluffing, air purifier...
Just give me a plastic bubble, I guess.
I could even just wear one over my head like an astronaut.
Might be a good look for me.
Last night I dreamed I was wrestling alligators that were trying to (of course) eat me.
Today I saw on the news that an alligator handler was bitten during a performance in New Port Richey, flown to the hospital, etc.
NEW PORT RICHEY - An alligator wrestler was bitten today during his show at the Cotee River Seafood Festival.
About 1:15 p.m., Jeffery Quattrocchi, 45, of Kissimmee, was bitten on the arm by an 8-foot alligator. He was airlifted to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg.
Quattrocchi, a self-employed alligator handler, is in stable condition and is expected to have surgery.
The following is a video of Noah practicing the history memory work he's learned this year with Classical Converstions. It amuses me greatly and I am happy to share it with you. He and Darby are aspiring to be "Memory Masters," meaning they would have mastered all of the "grammar" of the 24 weeks of Foundation classes including science, history, math, Latin, geography, English, and 160 time-line events. If they can just do well on the geography, I think they'll reach their goal! No matter, they've learned a lot this year and have many new pegs on which to hang future learnin'. Enjoy!
Poor Pnoah has Pneumonia!
Took Noah to the doctor Saturday. He's on antibiotics and the doctor kept assuring me that I shouldn't feel guilty, etc., etc. Funny thing, I didn't feel guilty at all until he kept telling me not to feel guilty.
Jogging speed remains quite slow, but I'm adding miles. That's got to be a good thing. They are just very slow miles: I was messing with my iPod, when I noticed a gray haired man walking along beside me, step for step. "This is embarrassing," I said aloud to him. He, kindheartedly said, "yeah, ...(blah, blah)... 61 year old." He said more, but I already told you my problem with the noise cancelling headphones. I at least heard enough to know that it was, indeed, embarrassing. I'm still ok with that. He was walking, for a 61 year old, QUITE fast, I'm sure! :)
I just let Pnoah read what I'd written above, telling him to "Read to the cursor." He read for a bit, then asked, "Read to the curse word?"
Evidently, he's delirious from the sickness. Of course I didn't say, "to the curse word!" We both laughed.
Noah seems to be sick, but not sure if I should say "still" or "again."
Most likely taking him to the doctor tomorrow. Poor thing. :(
Got to get him well soon. We have a busy week planned ahead!!
Darby has been quite the jewelry maker lately. She entered a hand-beaded necklace, bracelet, and earrings matching set in the Polk County Youth Fair this week. Her entry won a blue, first place ribbon! She really enjoys making presents and has even sold a few things.
Tonight she brought me a really pretty necklace that she secretly made for me. She, Noah, and Greg went to the Alafia River Rendezvous yesterday. She had bought a little necklace there and, when she showed me, I playfully asked her where mine was (totally joking). She was sad that I didn't get a souvenir and went right then and started making me a necklace, unbeknownst to me.
I thought it was really sweet of her...totally unnecessary, but very sweet!
I shall post a photo if I ever think of it. :)
CONTEST REMAINS OPEN-
I'm sorry to say that I haven't made purchase of ANY of the below suggested songs, but I am appreciative of the effort put forth by so many.
I have, however, added some new tunes and found myself jogging through much of my walk intervals. Not sure if that is the upbeat music or the new headphones that seem to block out the noise around me (including the beep of my watch telling me when to walk). Yes, the volume is QUITE low. Not a fan of headphone usage as a rule, but I see them as a necessary evil to distract me from my soreness and feelings of oldness (because of said soreness). ;)
Am I still slower than dirt? Yes, but I think it's helping slowly (of course) but surely.
And that's ok with me right now. :)
Side note to self (for everyone to read):
NEVER make a complete 7 dozen serving size batch of cookie dough/ cookies without specific plans for their dispersal.
Dispersal...now that's a weird sounding word.
(Made you say it!)