I finally got back on here and corrected most of yesterday's post's mistakes.
I had my first acupuncture treatment today. This is mostly for general wellness. It's been working so good for Madi, I decided to give it a try.
I successfully defeated our first algae infestation in our new pool. I'm not sure how, with two able bodied teenagers in the house, I became the one to keep the pool functioning properly. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that they have far more schoolwork to do than I do (and they've got a pretty hefty chore-load besides). I have also spent considerably more time in the pool than they have. Jake and I are the ones that go in just about every day.
I'm doing really well avoiding watching the news, specifically the Casey Anthony trial. Today, however, Madi and I got pedicures at the mall (we came home the long way from acupuncture) and there I was in the massage chair, with my feet alternating between the soaking bubbler and the warming lotion and hot towel, and there in front of me was Casey Anthony on the big screen TV. Way to ruin a relaxing moment huh?
We went camping last weekend with friends that we've been talking about camping with for the last year and a half. We went to a really cool spring and enjoyed the natural Florida. We will definitely be going back there!
For the better part of two days last week my ipod would not turn on. It was a sad scene around here. Exactly 24 hours later, it came back no worse for the wear.
We will be on vacation one week from today. We are all looking forward to it. Mike's office has moved from 10 minutes away to a full hour away (have I even blogged that?), this means he is basically gone during almost all of his waking hours each day (another reason why I'm in charge of the pool). It will be nice to spend some time together!! Actually he and I are going on a date as soon as he gets home, so it's not like we don't spend time together, it's just that the days of playing skipbo before he goes to work, having him home for lunch, and then back home by 6 are long gone:(.
I got an e-reader for my birthday in February, and have done very little with it. Really, I've been waiting for Jonathan to figure it out for me. It seems like buying books for it is fairly easy. The thing is, usually I don't BUY books, I check them out of the library. It will be great for trips though because instead of taking 100 books in the car with us, we can narrow that down to about 50. Madi is doing an American History co-op next year that will require a lot of reading and I'm hopeful that we can get some of the books on the e-reader. It is not a nook or a kindle, it is the Radio Shack version, called pandigital.
Speaking of books, I've been going to town on the Karen Kingsbury Baxter Family books. The first series has six books that all start with re (like remember and reunion), then I read the next series which is the firstborn series (and those all start with f like family and found). Then I took a short break and read two really good books in 3 days, Three Willows by Ann Brashares (which Madi read as soon as I finished) and ROOM (which I absolutely LOVED!!!). Now I'm back with the Baxters, and I'm on the second in this series (they all start with s like sunrise and sunset). They aren't the best books in the world, but I'm really going to miss these people when I finish!
Madi is reading like crazy as well.
Jake and I finished Homer Price last night. It got me in the mood to watch Andy Griffith because it has that Mayberry feel to it. Andy Griffith is an instant watch on Netflix, but we haven't gotten to it yet. Jake and I started reading Farmer Boy last night. We had an interesting discussion about how Homer Price is from "the old days", but Farmer Boy is the "even older days". Jake is reading the Ron Roy Calendar Mysteries, but he's not as into them as he was the A to Z Mysteries.
We had a scare last week when it looked like there was a chance that Jonathan and Madi's mission trip might be cancelled. It is back on, and we are praying it stays that way. Join us please? (in praying I mean, not on the trip... although if you want to be a chaperone that might be good:)!)
Well, my date should be here any minute, so I'll stop now.