I really didn't mean to disappear for the majority of the week. It's just been a really busy week for me with lots of company and running around.
Tuesday, a fellow homeschool mom and her two kids came over to spend about 3 hours with us. It was a nice break from our normal day. That evening, we went to eat with some friends of ours. The man is battling lymphoma cancer. He was in the area to receive some testing or treatments from Vanderbilt. Since my house was about as clean as it seems to get these days, I told my husband to invite them to our house after eating so we could all talk. We met these people in Indiana about 4 years ago. Hubby and I both really like them. My son had a blast with their son. My son is 6 and theirs is 14, but he plays wide open just like my son. LOL It's probably a good thing for all of us that the weather was nice enough for them to be OUTSIDE to play. :)
Wednesday morning, I picked up Elderly Lady (the 85yo I pick up for church) at 8:50 and took her to her first-ever Silver Sneakers class. I was so excited I got all 5 of us out the door in time to get her! I got her all settled in and introduced her to another lady there. I explained that it was her first time. The other lady grabbed two 1 pound weights for her. I brought a chair over and got her small exercise ball. Then I left her in class while I walked 1.34 miles on the treadmill with random hills. I burned 202 calories. After showering and getting ready, I found Elderly Lady out at one of the tables. She told me all about this sweetheart in class who introduced herself and got her chair and everything for her!!! Lol I didn't tell her otherwise. She often talks about how much she despises getting old and forgetful and how she hates that she is no longer allowed to drive.
After dropping Elderly Lady off, I invited a friend of mine and her 16-month-old granddaughter over to visit. Yanno, since the house was at its cleanest. And this lady cleans houses for a living. LOL Sad to say, we realized we hadn't visited since her grandbaby was 5 months old! Wow. Time slips by so fast. While she was here, one of my neighbors knocked on the door. I invited her in, too. She stayed for nearly 30 minutes visiting. She never comes over. I guess this was just the week for me to have company!
Wednesday night was church and I was beat when I got home. I yawned all the way to Elderly Lady's house. Whew! I went to bed by 11:30 and fell straight to sleep. Today was a beautiful day, and I somehow managed to do nothing with it but stay in the house all day! I made sure the kids got to enjoy plenty of the sunshine in between lessons, though.
Elderly Lady wants to go to class again in the morning. She plans to eventually ride transit to the gym, but she was too shy to right now. I am happy to take her. She lives right on the way, and taking her forces me to go and exercise! I need to get back into a regular routine of going to the gym. I have let my muscle strain discourage me. Because of it, I can't do the elliptical, my ball/floor exercise, or any arm weights. <sigh> I do feel like I've made some improvements with my arm this week, though. I've tried to make a real effort to lift heavy things with my left arm bearing the weight instead of my right arm.
Well, that's my recap. Super exciting, huh? Bet you're glad I didn't leave you out of this one! :)