Monday, August 18, 2008

On the ball...

Literally...

I'm still cleaning and sorting and pitching, even though it's been a month and a half since my last gainful employment. I've spent enough time downstairs with my weights that my back feels healthy enough to start working on crunches and other things, so I dug out my big purple exercise ball last night and sat on it through about half of "Beowulf". My back was noticably tired when I got up...a good sign!

This morning I got up earlier than I have these past few days, ate and was getting ready to call the vet to see about Frankie's follow-up shot to last months annuals when Dottie's youngest sister called from Vermont. It seems their 2002 Intrepid had just had it's oil changed and blew a head gasket on the way home...I'm hoping Dodge will cover it for them, she deserves some luck!

Got Frankie to the vet, came home and spent a 1/2 hour making peace with him (much faster than last month) and now I have to go run a few errands; a printer cartridge, an oil filter for Dottie Malibu, and a stop by Lowe's because among other things I need to get back to fixing the hot water side of my plumbing. A while back I changed the shut-off valve going out of the hot water tank; this time I'm going to change the line going in and put another shut-off in it, that way if I have to change the rest of the manifold in the basement I don't have to shut off the whole house.

Dottie is off tomorrow. If she'll forgive me I might try and talk her into going to see "Wall-E" as I missed "Iron Man" and she missed the "X-Files" movie...

See you all on Wednesday...may the week be kind!

alan

6 comments:

Casdok said...

Hope Dottie does forgive you and you both enjoy the film :)

ryssee said...

Kitty+vet=funny (if it's a routine visit anyway).
One of mine came back so stressed out once, that the other one came over and licked her on the head. Usually the only time they touch each other is when they're punching.

Looking forward to the Wall-E recap, because of course you will be forgiven!

Chandira said...

Beowulf is an odd movie, isn't it? I think they should have done it more realistically, and less computery. That really put me off what essentially is a great story.

Glad your back is feeling better.

Shinigami Liz said...

Wall-e was beloved by my little nephews and my sister thought it was actually pretty good for such a cute movie. Let me know what ya think of it if you go see it, I'm waiting for the dvd for now lol.

nerdgirlsspace said...

good for you on all the healthy progress you are making ... I have been trying to sit on my ball for half days at work...

alpharat said...

I can't think of a more painful torture than to sit in any fashion all the way through "Beowulf", but to each his own.