Friday, June 23, 2006

TGIF!

We've gone back to 9 hour shifts this week, what with getting 2007's out and building the first waves of the new Saturn. Between that, the gym, trying to get some things ready for vacation, it's been fun, lol!

After 2 months of "supposed to" and "should", Angel finally got clipped yesterday. (Funny, Paul's been up to the same thing, lol!) Tuesday I came home from the gym to brush and comb her; Dottie came home that night and scissors cut everything she could, then Wednesday I got up and bathed her. Once in Selsun Blue (vets recommendation to kill any critters that she might have picked up), once in an oatmeal shampoo because the Selsun Blue dries her skin so badly she chews and licks herself raw after, then Pantene conditioner so she'll comb out again after. By the time I was done and cleaned up the tub (I didn't have the heart to bathe her outside with cold water from the hose; she's 10 now, and it just seemed cruel!) I ended up getting to the gym in time to do one hour on the treadmill (4.5 miles).

Dottie traded days off with a girl at work who's getting married this weekend so the girl could have 3 days off in a row; since she was off yesterday, after we had some "time together" (a rarity when you work opposite shifts) we spent 2 hours clipping Angel in the kitchen as it was pouring outside. Actually easier, because the dog and I could both take a break on occasion, while Dottie petted and cajoled her as I clipped. Then I ran through the shower and we took her for her annual checkup. By then it was 3 something and time to get ready for work!

Hopefully I can catch a decent photo of her now she's shorthaired and put it up for Sunday!

Today, I'm off the gym to do the "leg day" I was due on Wednesday. Since Dottie's working this weekend, tomorrow I plan on hitting the gym at 10 to do shoulders, arms and abs. After I come home and shower it's Costco, Sam's and Wal-Mart in time to come home and grill some shrimp skewers (frozen pre-packaged, sorry!) and fix some rice for dinner when she get's home around 6.

Sumday my sister is having a going away party for my nephew Brett who leaves for Wyoming Tech this next week. Since she volunteered to keep Angel rather than having us kennel her at the vets while we make the Vermont trip next month, I'm taking her along to meet Grady, my sister's collie (a purebred pup, blind in one eye; a common defect I'm told) and her 18 year old cat Chip (hmmmm). May take my bike, and after the rest of the family shows up another family baseball game is planned. Dottie is coming up after work and bringing my Mom (she can't be out in the heat all day because of her MS, and didn't want to give up church and Bingo that afternoon, but wants to come eat and say "Bye" to Brett). I'm hoping to mow that morning before I go...

Monday Dottie goes on Jury Duty, so I'm planning to hit the gym that morning, figuring she'll be at the courhouse most of the morning and early afternoon. Tuesday is usually a call-in day, and if she's not selected she'll go back to work on Wednesday. Maybe a movie if we're lucky on Tuesday (Prarie Home Compannion if I play my cards right).

The clock is ticking...hope each of you have a Friday that's as wonderful as you are! You would probably all chuckle if you knew how often you ride along with me at work, or I hear something on the radio and think "I wonder what ... would think about that?" This is quite a wonderful little family we have here, and I am grateful for each and every one of you!

Lowely weekends to all!

alan

*Addendum, 3:15 pm. Second weigh-in at 188 this afternoon, so I guess that makes "the century mark" official. 100 pounds in 16 months...34's are getting loose now, might rry on some 32's this weekend!

:o)

15 comments:

MB said...

if you knew how often you ride along with me at work, or I hear something on the radio and think "I wonder what ... would think about that?"

Oh, you do that, too?! Like the moon...

Congratulations on your addendum (should that be your subtractum??) marking the official century mark! Gosh, Alan, what hard work you've done and it's paid off in spades of longer good health. I'm very happy for you and very impressed!

boo said...

selsun blue + pantene can't be good for a dog :(

32inch waist is great. u are getting to be a sexxy man :p

Nancy said...

You are one busy guy. I am so glad you didn't use the hose on the poor dog. That was nice of you Alan.

I am in awe of your weight loss and hard work. Congratulations!

Have a great weekend.

Nancy

Jen said...

Alan, you are so inspiring!
Have a wonderful week-end

puhpaul said...

Congratulations, 100 pounds is amazing!

For my dogs I found this stuff called Groomer's Best, it's a conditioning shampoo made by Hartz. I'm pretty sure I bought it at Walmart, but I'm not sure if it is sold in the States.

paul

robin andrea said...

Congratulations, alan! Your weight loss program is fantastic. I am always struck by your commitment and tenacity. Not to mention just how much stuff you manage to pack into one day. Wow. I'm a total sloth. I don't know where you get all that energy.

I n g e r said...

Oh Alan, what an inspiration you are. And not just because of the weight loss (though that's high on my list of things to admire, knowing how hard it is to do.)

Happy weekend to you guys.

xo Inger

TDharma said...

congrats on the century mark, Alan! Your efforts and dedication are an inspiration to me.

You and D. are so sweet to your pup, and you're right, bathing outside in cold water would be just too darned awful for a sweet 10 year old.

I'll bet a lot of your activity is a natural high from your new fitness level, huh? It sure DOES feel good!

Heidi said...

Congrats on the 100!!!! Amazing Alan. Ok..Today will be my leg day at the gym in honor of u ;)

Mystical Me said...

Hi sweetheart, I m just stoping by to tell you I was thinking of you. Thank you for always making me smile sweetie. Love ya!! Love always, MM XOXOXOXOXOXOXOX

Patricia said...

can't wait to see angel's pic. that's a lot of work to get her looking beautiful and feeling comfy and i'm sure she appreciates it.

i relate to the rarity of "time together" and am glad you were able to fit so much productivity into such a short amount of time. i always enjoy getting caught up on your world.

Von Krankipantzen said...

Hope you had a great weekend, you skinny minnie.

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