Friday, June 12, 2009

7 Quick Takes Friday – June 12, 2009


1. Wild Man had his first baseball game Wednesday night.  They lost 3-0, but he played well.  His first traveling team game is Tuesday morning.  It’s going to be a baseball-heavy summer.

2. Rosie Girl leaves for camp tomorrow.  She has such a great time every year at camp.  We’ll miss her here at home, though.

3. Both kids went to a waterpark yesterday with the church group.  They came back exhausted, but they had a blast!!  It’s really cool to see them growing up and having fun with people outside the family.

4. I had my annual visit with the pulmonologist (lung specialist) for my sleep apnea this week.  He is always so pleased and almost surprised that I use my CPAP machine every single night when I sleep.  A lot of people with sleep apnea don’t stick with the machine long enough to get used to it, but I was seriously motivated to learn to use it (long-term effects of sleep apnea include high blood pressure, heart disease, and pulmonary hypertension).  It took me a couple of weeks to really get the hang of it, but now I never sleep without it!

5. The kids and I did some marathon shopping on Monday – Goodwill, Savers (kind of like Goodwill), Kohl’s (bathing suit for Rosie Girl and shorts for Wild Man), Dick’s (baseball pants for Wild Man), Sam’s Club (staples), and Woodman’s (groceries).  I hadn’t done a full grocery trip in 3 weeks, but I spent less at Woodman’s than I normally spend on a 1 week grocery trip.  Lesson learned – make the 30 minute drive into town!

6. I’m on day 2 of this headache.  I want to drive Rosie Girl to camp with Mr. Math Tutor tomorrow, but I really need this headache to be gone (or a lot better) before I get in a car for a 2 1/2 hour drive.

7. I’ve been trying to read Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand for the last couple of months.  I’m enjoying the story, but the overarching themes of materialism and hyper-capitalism are wearing.  The author is very negative about anything non-materialistic, such as spirituality, charity, community, or other such ideas.  I’m more than half-way through and I hope to finish before the end of June.  Sigh.

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