My first memory of the day is being rudely awoken by my lovely wife as she (accidentally?) elbowed me in the mouth this morning as she was rolling over in bed. It hurt. Luckily, my teeth are intact. (And for the record, the only elbow I like near my mouth is elbow macaroni.)
Then I had to go over to Mom and Dad's today to help Mom get the pets to the vet. Pretty Girl was getting her claws trimmed (or "gettin' her nails did," as Mom said this morning), and Boomer was going for a urine analysis. This sparked a conversation about between us about how in the world they get urine out of a dog. Mom kept saying that they must have a way of getting them to pee in a cup or a pan. I said that they probably had some sort of bag that they strapped on and just waited for Mother Nature to call.
|One of Boomer's crazy faces.|
They asked us if we wanted to watch, and, out of curiosity, we said, "Sure!" Poor Boomer, who recently turned 8, was weighed, and then they flipped him over on the table while Dr. Thornburg prepped for the ultrasound. We watched on the screen as Doc started the ultrasound. "See that black circle?" Mary asked us. "That's the urine." While Mary was explaining this to us, Doc inserted the needle. It was only then that I noticed that Boomer was looking over at me. I wish I'd taken a picture of the expression on his face. It could only be interpreted as "WTF?" After showing us the syringe of whiz, Doc checked Boom's ears. He said his ears looked good and that the results of the whiz test would be available in a few days. Doc also told us that at 8 years old, Boomer is now considered a "senior dog," a term which Mom did not like. He's still her "baby puppy."
|This is how she's spent most of her 14 years.|
When we got home, Mom asked if I wanted to go for a walk in the backyard, which she calls "the lower forty." It's more like "the back 2" acres. We walked the perimeter and zig-zagged back and forth several times. Mom's been walking the lower forty for a few weeks, and I'll admit, it is a nice walk.
I left Mom's and met Jackie at Snap. Today I wanted to work chest and abs and do cardio. With summer just a few short months away, I know that I have a long way to go before I have my beach body ready. Because I have seen how Jackie reacts to Ryan Reynolds (especially when he takes his shirt off), I use him as my motivation. While I will probably never have a six-pack like his, I will strive to get as close as I can!!
|The body I want.|
|Me wearing a 6-pack apron. Hopefully, a preview of abs yet to come!|
|It may not be fatal to your body, but it could be to someone else.|
When it was time for me to get on
|The seated elliptical|
After coming home and taking a shower, Jackie challenged me to a game of Phase 10. After pretty much dominating most of the game, Jackie had a miraculous comeback. I came this close [holding index finger and thumb close together] to beating her, but she phased out when I was just 1 card short of my set of 5/set of 3.
Sorry this blog is uber long, but I just wanted to share. Hope you enjoyed it!