Sunday, February 17, 2008

No Pain, No Gain
A while back I mentioned that I'm taking a Fitball class. I had never heard of it before, and I think most people haven't. So, I'll try to describe it. You use a small inflated ball like this:
to improve your flexibility and strength. The balls are firm, but flexible. Physical therapists and personal trainers user them for warming up muscles prior to working out. It's a form of self-administered acupressure; the ball and your own body weight exert pressure on specific points on your body. It works really well on upper legs. Sometimes it's also called "self-message," but I refrain from referring to it that way b/c it might evoke other ideas!

I chose to try the class b/c it's supposed to help you ease tension in your body. I was/am hoping it will help reduce the frequency of my headaches. So far Mom and I have attended all 3 of the weekly classes. We have 4 more classes left. I plan on buying a fitball (they provide them in class) so that I can do it at home too.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Poor Ruthie
Please send positive vibes, prayers, etc to my sister's St. Bernard, Ruthie. She's recovering from pancreatitis. After a week in and out of the hospital, she's finally doing better and it seems that she'll be ok. Not an easy thing for a senior citizen dog to do!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Knitting Machine
Since my mom retired she's become a knitting machine- lucky me! She's made me many hats, socks, and lotsa sweaters for Sandy. Since
he's gotten old, he can't thermo-regulate much anymore. Sometimes he has to wear 2 sweaters even with the heat on in the house just to stay warm. Here he is sporting his newest gift from grandma. She even personalized it with his name!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Birthday Fun

The delicious cake my mom made me. The blue shapes are sparkly stars!

I'm opening the awesome necklace from my sis, brother-in-law, & nieces. Notice my mom's dog, Herby, watching attentively in the bottom of the pic.

Here I am modeling the hat my mom made me. It's dark gray with a blue evil eye embellishment and ear flaps. Just like I wanted! She also knit me a gorgeous pair of colorful socks.