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Week of 5 June 2006

Latest Update: Sunday, 11 June 2006 2:40 p.m.

Monday, 5 June 2006

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Bob transferred my pictures from our trip to the Bilbrey's. I chose a random few from the 60 or so pictures leaving some for Brian in case he would like to post a few on his page once Bob beams them up.
The first rather dark picture was taken at the Green's next door the day before we left. Daddy bluebird was feeding the babies in the birdhouse. Unfortunately for me, they left the nest/house before we got back from Maryland.

Malcolm getting some attention from Brian while Bob is relaxing.


Lucy and Brian being cute, Brian with a very relaxed Duncan on the foyer rug, and Brian playing tug with Malcolm. As you can guess, my dogs love visiting with Brian and Marcia. Lots of extra attention.


The "gathering" for the Memorial Day picnic. Malcolm with yet another mouthful of toys. The dog in the second group picture belonged to one of the visiting families.


And of course the wonderful Molly. Always a happy dog. A rare photo of Bob and I together. Finally Malcolm and I having a snuggle.



Tuesday, 6 June 2006

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Happy Birthday to Bob!  We had planned to eat at the Chinese restaurant but he changed his mind. Instead we ate at the little diner. You can read on his page what he ordered for his birthday present.

It has been a busy week at work and at home and it is only Tuesday. Last night I went straight to the gym from work. Tonight we ate out. Tomorrow night, straight to the gym from work. Thursday I have Friends meeting. Today I officially closed out the year 2005 Destruction Project. Jackie started the process last September. I took it over in December. I now have roughly a three month break before the process starts again. With that out of the way I have three months to finish up another project I am in the middle of.

I am still reading Bluegate Fields by Anne Perry. Her books are a little longer than some of the other mystery series I read thus they take me longer to finish depending on how much time I have to read and how late I can stay up at night without falling asleep.

Lovely weather again. Temperatures dropped back down to the 50's at night with high's in the 70's and low 80's. We may get a stray shower or two this evening. Stephanie was not home last night to walk plus by the time I got home from the gym, fixed dinner, walked the dogs, and checked my mail it was well past 8.


Wednesday, 7 June 2006

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Over the last several months I have been having increasing problems with the thumb on my right hand. It seems to be progressing to the point where I am loosing dexterity when trying to turn pages, etc.

Yesterday I called the Wake Forest Medical Center Orthopedics Outpatient Center to make an appointment to have it looked at. Holly Cow, they had an opening for this afternoon so I took it. I thought I would just get a consult and x-rays,etc then go back to work or if it was too late just head on to the gym. I was out of there by 3:30. BUT, the doctor shot my thumb full of cortisone. Apparently I have an inflamed tendon causing all the problems. I elected not to go back to work but instead came on home. I am typing with nine fingers which is not very efficient for work purposes. The shot caused my thumb to swell and go numb which makes it rather difficult to do things like grab file folders from boxes, type, etc. I was afraid I might bang it at the gym or it would start to really hurt more than it does right now.

Hopefully the shot will take care of the problem.  If not, I may have to have outpatient surgery to fix it.   The doctor was fairly confident it would take care of the problem. I had shots in my elbows a long time ago and they worked for the same problem.

I sat up last night and finished reading the Anne Perry. Next up, a new Nancy Martin. She writes the very funny Blackbird Sister's series , the new one is Have You Cake and Kill Him Too.


Thursday, 8 June 2006

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My thumb was pretty much recovered from the shot by this morning. The numbness is gone and most of the swelling. I kept ice on it early last evening and took an Aleve for the pain. Tonight it is a little sore from work today although I tried not to over use it.

Bob has another radio interview this evening starting about 7:50. Afternoon thunderstorms have left the skies clear and temperatures back into the high 70's. I will site outside on the front porch with the dogs and read while Bob does his interview.


Friday, 9 June 2006

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No update.


Saturday, 10 June 2006

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After a very busy week both at home and work I was happy to see the weekend arrive. Last night we had dinner with our friends Paul and Mary. They entertained us with stories from their recent trip to England.

This morning I woke up about 7:10 but convinced myself and the dogs to sleep in until about 7:45. After the weekly house keeping chores were completed Bob and I took off for a Costco. On the way home we also stopped at Wal-Mart. Bob picked up some DVD's while I shopped for some socks.

After unloading our purchases and  eating a quick bite of lunch I mowed and edged the lawn, pulled weeds, etc.

Later this afternoon we are heading over to our friends house to drop in on a graduation open house for their son and pick up take out on the way home. Although it is only 83 it seems warmer. I need to water plants this evening after dinner.


Sunday, 11 June 2006

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This morning around 3 am I either heard thunder or dreamed I heard thunder. Around 4 I knew I was not dreaming. We had a helluva storm with lightening so bright the entire bedroom lit up. Malcolm barked at the thunder while Duncan tried to crawl behind the bed. I am not sure if Bob woke up or not.

I was just getting back to sleep good when the alarm went off at 6:20 for golf. The skies looked threatening. I checked the Weather Channel radar on the Net to see the massive blob of green, yellow, and orange had moved east of us.

Dad I teed off around 7:20. About 9 am it looked like it was going to come up another shower but it must have passed north of us. Then the sun came out hot, hot, and hot. After lunch I mowed and edged dad's lawn before coming home.

Now that I've had a shower I shall sit down to read the paper and watch the NASCAR race from the Pocono's. This is the first week it has been on a channel I can watch thus the reason I not been talking about watching them for previous weeks.

Friday night I watched a Masterpiece Theater, Under the Greenwood Tree based on a Thomas Hardy novel. Sort of chick flick...no violence, no sex, etc, just a great period piece with some great scenes featuring a very smart and handsome Border Collie who saves the day.

Last night Bob and I watched Coupling, a British TV comedy. Very funny, sort of Sex in the City but with more of the relaxed British censorship for sex, language, etc. We tried to watch Father Ted, another British TV comedy set on some remote island of the Irish Coast. We lasted about five minutes before we turned it off. Yuck, not our cup of tea at all.

More storms forecast for this afternoon and evening.


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