Wednesday, July 18, 2012


My right arm hurts.
I thought I hurt it doing a workout in May, but it still hurts.  If it was muscle strain, it shouldn't still hurt 2 months later.
I have self-diagnosed carpal-tunnel.  However, I have a pretty poor track record with accurate self-diagnoses.  In lieu of formal, professional diagnosis, I am trying to use my right hand as little as possible--difficult to avoid when addicted to one's smartphone.  Damn smartphones are going to be the ruination of our society and my health. Time for a phone fast, I think. I wonder if I could do it.  I don't think I'm willing to try quite yet.  I'll stick with trying acupuncture, massage, and chiropractic for now--and reducing my use of my right hand when on the computer and phone.  I think 4 days in Spokane and Athol are just what I need.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

It'll be just like starting over

I'm getting ready to take my Girl Scout troop to Silverwood this week.  Well, 11 girls out of our 16 girl troop.  I wish more girls could go with us, but I think 11 is a nice number--we can take just two vehicles!  Yea!

We have been busy around here--I can't believe it's already July 15th!  Only about 6 more weeks of summer break, and 6 very busy and scheduled weeks we have before us.

Today we're taking a day to do nothing.  Wayne is smoking a pork butt and ribs in his new fancy schmancy smoker.  We're watching true crime shows on TLC.  Maya's sucked into Sims.  Yesterday we spent about 7 hours working in my grandpa's yard, then we went out to a local restaurant to see a friend's dad's band play. It was a great night.  Expensive but great :-)  I had far too many blueberry lemondrops, but they were so tasty that it was so hard to stop drinking them!  I didn't think they were very strong until I stood up.  No.  I was fine when I stood up--the problem was when I got home, went upstairs, and walked into my bedroom.  I was suddenly overcome by sleepiness, and I immediately fell asleep.  In my clothes.  Oh well.  It was a lovely day spent working alongside my family and then a lovely night spent relaxing and having fun with my friends.  I really do have a great life.  I hope it's always at least this good...