Saturday, August 23, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
We have decided that we will not be doing it ourselves, with a little research we have found that what we wanted (Stacker Stone) to do is NOT something good to do in Missouri. Several Brick people have told us we will be replacing the stone in about 5 years. Of course because of our wacky weather . In addition, we got on line found stones and brick we liked, got bids.............OMG the shock to my penny pinching brain! It would actually only cost us $1,000 more for a professional to do it AND use real brick and stone! Oh yea and it will be done in two - three days. I know for a fact that it would take longer for us to do it ourselves.
Friday, August 08, 2008
It had the look of an old time ice cream parlor where the pizza guys wore the red and white striped shirts. The pizza part on one side and the ice cream on the other. AND they had the BEST video games.
We would blow our entire stash of money and would spend the ENTIRE day there. I can honestly say I do not have one bad memory of the time we spent there during our summer breaks.
I have looked around our community and the closest thing I can find that even resembles Happy Joe's is Pizza Street (but by no means really compares). I only wish my kids could have that kind of experience and able to build those kinds of memories.
Saturday, August 02, 2008
So VH says to me lets start walking, OK I think to myself this is supposed to be good for ya, so why not. OMG! My butt and feet are rebelling. We only walk 2 miles a day, but when you add in how much walking I already do in a day it makes one's back side ache.
Today for example, 7:30 a.m. 2 mile walk. Then, home and put subsistence in my stomach. I down a 20 oz glass of water, then out to mow for 2 hours!
Next is the house cleaning, and everything I have ever read says to clean your own house for great exercise. Let me tell ya, I think right now I would love to pay someone.
I also am not a big fan of joining a gym and exposing myself to the torture of waiting for machines, classes, and someone who actually knows what they are doing and how to use the machines. I do not like "crowds" anyway. Large groups of people make me nervous.
VH says walk 11 miles a week and I will have abs of steel. Well this was week one, no steel yet. I watch another neighbor walk and she has been walking for years. Easy 11 miles a week and probably more. She plays tennis like every day, sometimes twice a day and she does not have abs of steel.
I guess I will continue and see what happens.
Next people are going to try to get me to quite smoking. Fat chance with that.