Friday, August 13, 2010

Summer of Change

June 25, 2010

August 1, 2010

That's what happens when a game of kick-the-can gets too intense. My "first aid certified-super scouty" husband made the sling for me out of a tablecloth embriodered on by my Grandma Young. The instacare doc. called it cute.
I don't think I've missed 13 days worth of sweaty exercise since like age 15- even before/after having given birth. Okay- so maybe the serious sweat was more like 4-6 weeks after labor. Had to try & follow Dr.'s recc. This just feels like a long and major lifestyle change. Much more time online, and much less on the road. I can no longer bike. I can no longer swim, I can't even really run either. Obviously no aerobics :( I can't even drive myself to the Legacy Center to get on the stationary bikes with back rests. So what's a girl to do for her broken down 32 year old body...?
I've decided to enjoy the extra Zzz's, and dramatically increase my daily dose of bone- building CALCIUM!!

P.S. Please go straight to my fractured radial head, and not to my hips!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

I pledge...

My head to clearer thinking.
My heart to greater loyalty.
My hands to larger service.
and My health to better living.
For my club, My Community, My Country, and My world.
(4-H Pledge)

And the summer "Happy Helpers" 4-H Club was a success!

-List of projects for our " Happy Science Afternoon."

A skewer through a balloon. WOW!

After each experiment, a chosen participant wore the "wonder why" sign while explaining how it all worked. The other happy scientists listened up while enjoying their W&W candies.

We've got "spear-it!" Pencils through bags of water, and no leaks- until the water fight afterwards.

Homemade ice cream, the perfect summer dessert.

And now...

The best thing we did as a club was took our show on the road to perform for an elderly neighbor. Then it was time to raise some funds at our neighborhood matinee. We received a good luck balloon boquet the day of our "big" show. (Thanks fam)
The knight is kissing the dragons good night. His princess is at the left in her cardboard castle.

This turned out to be a great new use for the swing set. Our last 4-H activity was a swim party, and now, it's on to the county fair!