Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday Mishmash

I forgot to mention that last Saturday, when we got our lunch from the gourmet food truck and ate it in the car?  I had a fast-food flashback...the drive-thru and I used to be good friends, and I ate in my car all the time.  Sitting in the parking lot, passing the burger back and forth (we forgot to get a knife to cut it in half) was definitely not the same thing as I never shared my food in the old days (and also did a lot of solo eating), but it was strange to realize that I hardly ever eat in the car anymore.  Also, I don't have nearly the amount of trash in the car, either - coincidence?

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My running club is losing one of our coaches - AJ and his wife are moving to California.  While it's a great opportunity for them, we are so sad to see them leave.  Hard to believe that not even a year ago, AJ ran with us in the Seawall Half Marathon...and now he's leaving.  Booooooo!  We had a little goodbye party Wednesday night at Red Mango, where I safely indulged in my Halloween candy craving by actually getting candy toppings - something I never do - but I figured it was safer to get my candy fix outside of the house, rather than try and keep candy here.
We will miss you, AJ!

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Yesterday I was getting out of my car when somehow I caught my flip flop and twisted my ankle...yes, THAT ankle.  The pain nearly dropped me to the ground - holy cusswords, it HURT.  And I'd been so careful, too!  One dumb move and that dang thing was hurting and swelling all around - oy.  I took some Motrin and proceeded to ice it like crazy for the rest of the afternoon.  Hopefully I didn't do any damage to it, but ouch, what a pain - literally!!!

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Just before I got my ice pack, I went out to check the mail.  There was a package from Amazon - funny, I didn't remember ordering anything, but with my memory you never know.  Opened it to find a book sent by Lynn - perfect timing, as I needed to spend yet another day off of my ankle.
Why write book?  I eat everything I want anytime.  What big deal???

I made Paco pose with the book - he was primed and ready to go lay on the bed with me - see the rawhide chew in his mouth?  Whenever we leave a room, he has to grab something - a chew or a toy - and take it to where ever we go next.  He's kind like a Boy Scout - always prepared.  Anyway, the book has been a welcome distraction - thanks, Lynn!

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Against my better judgement, I joined Pinterest - and while it can be the time-suck that I thought it would be, it's also been the source of many, many hilarious pictures.  So I thought I'd share one each Friday, beginning with this innovative idea turned bad:
I seriously could not stop laughing when I saw the bottom picture - to the point that tears were streaming down my face...mainly because I can totally see that exact scenario happening to me!

 Have a great weekend!

25 comments:

  1. my kindle is empty

    off to order the book and try to tackle my friday!

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  2. oh dear, your poor ankle, so sorry
    off to make some sideways grilled cheese :)

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  3. Ouch! Sorry to hear about your pain - hopefully it'll get better really soon!

    I laughed so hard at that toaster-pic, that is totally something I could do! :D

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  4. Had to chuckle at the toaster grilled cheese!!!
    Take care of that ankle.

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  5. OH NO! Be so very careful with that ankle. Your legs are looking wonderful without that big black boot!

    Sideways toaster....too funny. I have no idea what this Pinterest is and don't plan on it. I do not need another time sucker. You're not the 1st person to say that.

    Take care and have a lovely weekend.

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  6. Damnit stupid blogger. Had a response and posted it: error! This happens all the time on blogger.

    Well I'll copy this one before hit post. Here we go again:

    Sorry to hear about your ankle. I'd say get rid of the flipflops for a while. They can be dangerous especially when you're healing.

    I love the pic of Paco. Bella always brings a ball when we go upstairs or downstairs.

    I joined Pininterest too (thanks Helen :) ) but haven't had a chance to look into it yet.

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  7. Yikes! Sorry about your ankle - hope after icing it feels better!

    I've read Ordinary Life by Elizabeth Berg - I need to read more though!

    Happy Friday Shelley!

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  8. Kidd Kraddick once said to make buttered toast in the toaster.. well, I did. It was great! Till guess what happened! Worse than an episode of I Love Lucy.
    Get Better SLOWER this time, eh? hugs to the foot!

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  9. I can totally see some college kid trying that! Maybe the guy who invented to toaster OVEN actually used his toaster as an oven and that's how it came about?

    Ooooh Elizabeth Berg. Love her books and haven't read that one!

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  10. Did you take your boot off for the group photo?

    That toaster thing made me laugh. So what I would do! I still have to remember to not hold a utensil the the same hand as my drink when walking to the table. So close to poking my eye out and I never learn.

    Hope you didn't hurt your ankle too much.

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  11. I hope your ankle is better and you are in the pool as I write this.

    Paco is too funny with taking something with him from room to room .

    I joined Pinterest. Haven't made much regular use of it yet. I love some of the art inspiration and some of the great sayings.

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  12. Oops, forgot to say I LOVE the title of the book. I'll have to check my local library for it tee hee!

    And LOVE Paco's sentiments about it. If only we could be like our dogs. Sophie, however, could have co-written that book.

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  13. Still laughing...what a funny pinterest picture. Have a great weekend!

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  14. Wow, I remember the days of eating in the car, sometimes a couple of meals. Yuk.

    Maybe you should stick with shoes that tie or strap on for a little while longer. Just saying...

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  15. Awww...so hard to say goodbye, but looks like you sent AJ off in style. Speaking of style, that is QUITE the jaunty stylish look on Paco's face. I laughed out loud because I didn't see the chewy, I thought he looked smiley...
    Know what??? I'd to the sideways toast thing too. Hilarious. Could make a game of trying to catch the toast with a plate when it popped out? NOt.. Have a wonderful Friday and a great weekend Shelley!

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  16. Ahhhh....flip flops. The Orthopedist's best friend, next to the scooter of course. Silly girl. I know you have a bunch of cute and safer shoes. Wear them, please. :)

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  17. Pinterest is terribly addicting, but oh-so-excellent! I kind of love it!

    Sorry to hear about your ankle - hope the icing is helping!

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  18. Yow...care for that ankle! I have a weak one myself and are constantly fretting over it while hiking or even walking on uneven ground to avoid a new sprain.

    fingers crossed for a speedy recovery.

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  19. Oh, Shelley, I'm sorry! You are laid up, too!

    I indulge in nowaygirl.com its a little crass, but REALLY funny.

    Hope this temporary set back heals quickly.

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  20. HI, Shelley! It was fun to read your blog once again and catch up with you. I love the book your dog is reading, funny!
    Heal up and take care of yourself.

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  21. I could see my sons trying to make a grilled cheese like that!

    Sorry you twisted your bad ankle Shelley - hope it feels better soon!

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  22. Darn ankle!!!

    Love Paco.

    Chuck and I were both laughing at that picture. I wont lie, I was thinking "That's a pretty good idea!" until I saw the result. I still think we can make this work. LOL

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  23. Shelley

    I'm intrigued about the book. How was it?

    I hope your ankle is on the mend.

    Deb

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  24. Shelley

    I'm intrigued about the book. How was it?

    I hope your ankle is on the mend.

    Deb

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  25. Just found you and YAY! I get bonus points cause Kip and Henry are from Bosom Buddies. I loved that show.

    I also love Elizabeth Berg, and I look forward to getting to know you better through your pages.

    BTW - Your pink bike is the coolest!

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