Sunday, April 01, 2007

Your Shoe is Untied!

April fools!

What a great weekend! The Baby Girl and the Oldest DD's college had their 100th Bicentennial celebration on Friday night complete with food and fireworks. It was so nice to watch the kids, all the kids, enjoying themselves. We met the girls there, including the grandkids and friends.

Saturday was the Spring Festival and Plant Sale at the colleges Botanical Garden, so I picked them all up (went to Starbucks to get my Chia Tea Latte' first) and we all went and walked around and saw some great plants. The kids had a whole bunch of stuff to do and make. Here's my oldest granddaughter and the Baby Girls roommate in a sack race.The Roommate, farthest from the camera, giggled so hard throughout her hops, that the Granddaughter won. See the pile at the end of the line? That's manure! Neither of them fell in it. It was my favorite kind of weekend with lots to do and see. I bought some plants and BTB put them in the ground today. I got him a Banana Bush that is supposed to be native to this area and actually grow banana's and a Bottle Brush bush. I got an Angel Trumpet for me. My parents have one and the thing fascinates me with those huge flowers. So, lots of fun.

I had my first Cardiac Rehab session on Friday and really enjoyed it. They don't want me working out to the point of sweating, yet (I hate sweating!) so it's a very relaxed type of exercise but targets the muscles, the heart and helps tone the body. This poor body needs toned! So, I have about 10 minutes of warm ups which is mainly stretching the muscles, then I do about 45 minutes of either walking on the treadmill or this other machine that is supposed to be like walking up stairs but you're sitting down and working your arms almost like rowing a boat, all on the same machine. Then I walk on the treatmill again slower, for my cool down, then stretch again. Friday when I went they had to hook me up to the heart monitor so the computer could follow my every move since it was my first visit. My blood pressure was lower than the Cardiac Nurse thought it should be but then she looked at my list of meds and realized it was from one of them. Everything else went fine and I survived! Having a heart attack is scary when you try to start doing things that you are used to doing but haven't done in awhile. They keep assuring me that I'll be fine. I've quit smoking (I smoked for 30 some years and haven't touched them since the night of my heartattack. That'll make you quit, fast!), I've lost 17 pounds and now I'm exercising. I have about 12 more pounds to lose but I think it'll come off faster now with the C.R. 3 times a week.

So, busy weekend and the start of "rehab." The Baby Girl tells her friends her Mom is in "rehab", just doesn't bother telling them what kind of rehab. You gotta love her.

Have a great week, hope your weekend was as fun as mine and as always

Happy Knitting!


Susan said...

What a great weekend! I can't imagine having a banana tree, too fun.

Ohhh and now I have a friend in rehab! *G* I can't do a treadmill if it goes very fast. Not because of pain or shortness of feet get all tangled up LOL. It should reassure you that the folks there KNOW you are in rehab rather than going to some gym where they push you too far too fast. They'll take great care of you and you're going to do fine!

Fashion said...

nice post...i too participated in sack race last year and got first place....i was wearing my nike shoes...yeah!!