"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place."
-- Unknown
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Friday, June 12, 2009

Ready for the weekend

Happy Friday!

If the weather cooperates, this will be me Sunday:


Kevin and I have decided (or I decided and begged Kevin - who happily agreed) to go tubing in Florida. I've been needing some outdoor fun to make it feel like summer. I figured this would be a relaxing way to soak up some sun.

I was shocked to realize that June is nearly half over. I haven't done any of my typical summer activities. No swimming. No time at the lake. Or the beach. No wonder I've been in a funk lately. Oh well. I hope to remedy that this weekend.

I almost felt bad asking Kevin to go. It's about an hour drive, which means he'd have to be at my house early Sunday to leave. Basically, he'll have to work until 7:00 Sunday morning, then drive an hour and a half to my house, then another hour to Milton with no sleep. I know he likes to use Sunday as a day to catch up on some rest, so it means a lot to me that he was so willing to appease my whim.

In shredding news, I'm disappointed to tell you that I haven't lost any more weight. I'm on day eight (well, I skipped yesterday - so today will actually be day seven), so I guess I still have plenty of time for progress. I promise I had good reason for skipping yesterday...

Yesterday morning I led a two hour tour of of one of our power plants. Outside. In 98 degree heat. And inside around very HOT equipment. With a hard hat on. YUCK. My hair was disgusting when I took that thing off. I figured I burned some calories, though. Oh, and guess what else I got to do yesterday! One of our line crews sent me up in a bucket truck - nearly 100 feet in the air! I'm sure they don't see the excitement in that, since they do it all the time - but for someone who sits behind a desk 90 percent of the time, it was a fun change of pace.

Anyway, I hope you all have a great weekend! I'll be back Monday. Possibly with pictures. (If I can remember to charge my camera.)

14 comments:

Kelly said...

I've always wanted to go up in a bucket truck!! We are heading to Orange Beach next week for our first and only vacay of the summer season!!

~Thought's By Dena~ said...

oooh happy tubing!!!

Lacey said...

Have fun indulging in some summer activities! And REMEMBER TO CHARGE YOUR CAMERA! :-)

Chris said...

That looks fun, enjoy it! Loved the "I decided and then begged Kevin" line. Isn't that how life always works? At least for us guys, anyway.

scarlethue said...

Sounds like fun! Not sure about the bucket truck though, that seems scary. (This is coming from a girl who's been skydiving... weird things scare me!)

Diane said...

The bucket truck might have been a upchuket truck for me ;)

Have fun tubing!!! We might do something fun... if it ever stops raining!

Little Ms Blogger said...

98 degree sounds sick, but the bucket truck sounds like so much fun.

Tubing sounds found.

H.K. said...

You look like your having a lot fun tubing! And though you have lost no weight, that's okay. The upside is there's no weight gain! Have a great weekend!

Missy said...

Take pics while doing the water thingy! I can photoshop my head on your body and post as my own! I haven't done any summer stuff either! And, as far as dieting...

Kim said...

Sounds like a fun trip and it doesn't surprise me one bit that kevin is willing to forego his usual Sunday stuff for time with you. He sounds like a smart guy!

Sally's World said...

happy tubing, get pics...xxx

Jenners said...

Have so much fun!!! I can't imagine that this won't be relaxing in its own way!

Greener Bangalore said...

WOW! Heather....great great and seems like you both enjoyed the place..... (the tubing picture is awesome ;-) )

bucket trucks said...

That was really a great experience by you to be on top with the bucket trucks. This equipment will really take you on height just like what it did on my last job cutting branches of trees on my yard.