Interstellar Adventures

January 4, 2007

Thursday Thirteen, ed. xix

Filed under: Thursday Thirteen — by InterstellarLass @ 1:05 pm

Thirteen Thoughts from InterstellarLass

1. Perusing the news last night on CNN, I saw this story. Interesting with all the stuff going down around Katrina, someone managed to quickly find the specialized resources to rescue tanks of embryos. Good for this family though.

2. I’ve made it to the gym three times this week. If the week counts starting Sunday. I did a 2 hour workout Sunday (jump start on my resolution!), a lot of walking on Monday, a quick 40 minutes Tuesday, and 2 hours last night.

3. Last night was Cardio, Butts and Guts, which totally kicked my ass. Then I followed up with PiYo (pilates/yoga) for stretching and additional core work. Now I hurt today. Ouch.

4. We also took down the Christmas tree last night. I don’t think I missed any ornaments. MORT is out on the curb now, waiting to be picked up for recycling. All the ornaments are packed away. Now Nick just has to take them out to the garage. He’ll get that done quickly though, because it means he can put his chair back.

5. I was really proud of my Christmas dinner. Everything turned out really well. There were no major disappointments with how anything turned out, and I even made my first rissotto and my first roll cake.

6. This weekend Nick and I are going to Austin for his niece’s wedding. She’s getting married in a small outdoor chapel. Pray for good weather!

7. We’ll get to spend some family time, but we’ll also have some ‘us’ time. AND we’re staying at the hotel next to the official ‘wedding party’ hotel, so we can hang out, but can escape when we’re ready!

8. Zed and Elle started back to school today. When telling him to prepare his stuff for school, I reminded Zed that he needed his gym clothes. Then he reminded me that he doesn’t have gym this semester. He has some Explorer program. He doesn’t know what it is and neither do I, but I’m pretty sure it doesn’t have anything to do with physical activity. Good thing he’s coming to the gym with me, otherwise he would be getting next to no exercise.

9. I’m also curious about their school lunches. Zed says they don’t have vegetables very often. It may just be him though. I checked out the school menu on the district web site and this is what’s listed:

Monday: Hamburger/Cheeseburger, Teriyaki Bowl, Chicken Nuggets w/Roll, Caesar Salad w/Deli Wrap. Tuesday: Hamburger/Cheeseburger, Crispito w/Cheese Sauce, Nacho Grande, Petite Salad w/Baked Potato. Wednesday: Hamburger/Cheeseburger, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken w/Roll, Tuna Chef Salad. Thursday: Hamburger/Cheeseburger, Lasagna w/Wheat Breadstick, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Yogurt Fruit Plate. Friday: Hamburger/Cheeseburger, Cheese/Pepperoni Pizza, Fish on Bun, Chicken Strip Salad.
Students must select one entree, and may select up to three sides; fruits, veggies and bread.

Doesn’t sound very nutritious or appetizing to me. Breaded, breaded, breaded. And what the hell is a Crispito?

10. In ironic news today, Nick and I had to reschedule our chiropractor appointments because our chiropractor threw out his back.

11. I’m considering looking into acupunture to help with my sciatic. Has anyone ever done acupunture before? Did it seem to help?

12. Tuesday night we encountered another plumbing debacle. After Zed’s shower, the tub wouldn’t drain and neither toilet would flush. A good 20 minutes of plunging, and two hours after a bottle of liquid plumber later, and we were finally able to flush twice before it stopped up again. We then dug around and found a bottle of something highly toxic and caustic that the Rotorooter men had left after a service last year. It worked it’s magic overnight. The toilet still wouldn’t flush, but the shower drained, so I was showering. Then during the shower I heard the toilet magically empty, and things have been fine since. This is good because I’m ass-deep in other projects around the house and I don’t need to add another one to the list!

13. It seems like things have been breaking, one after the other, around the house. The Saturday before Christmas it was the disposal. Thankfully Nick was able to install a new one. Now the plumbing (again!). I’m starting to become very frustrated. I’m wondering if our best bet would be to fix up what we can and then sell the house at the first of next year and move. It’ll have good equity. Must think on this plan.

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