Thursday, August 30, 2012

Summing Up Summer

I have many blog ideas on my to do list. Several, in fact. Although it appears I can't put my money where my mouth is because I haven't blogged in 3 months! But this blog will not focus on any of those ideas. I'll simply catch you up.

I think it's safe to say I've been busy this summer, but I really haven't been *that* tied up that I couldn't have blogged. I think part of the problem is I don't typicaly just sit down and start writing. There's some prep work involved, some time set aside. In the end, I just do something else.

My Kindle is getting a workout though. I've read several books on it, including the entire Fifty Shades of Grey series. I'm currently working on The Hunger Games and my weekly editions of Newsweek and Time. That, in itself, is a major time suck. But I'm glad I'm doing it. I've had such an aversion to reading for so long. The Kindle has really helped me get into it again. I've also been buying books here and there at flea markets and bookstores. However, they're not as convenient as the Kindle and kind of stacking up around here. Unread.

And then there's Bug. He continues to have various ailments that creep up which often stop me in my tracks and require a change in plans. Like a trip to the vet instead of a load of laundry. Nowadays, I stop by there anyway on a biweekly basis to pick up food and/or medication. If you're keeping track of Bug's health, he's 11 years old (12 in February) with arthritis, diabetes, cataracts (he's pretty much blind) and peridontal disease. His latest bout was a bleeding mouth. I'm talking pools of blood appearing in his cage. Doc put him on antibiotics and he's doing much better. Although lately he's been uber hungry. Sigh.

Labor Day weekend is upon us. Pmo and I are heading out for Cincy tomorrow to see KISS and Motley Crue. We're going to make our way back home through southern Indiana the next few days and do some shopping and visit our favorite wineries. There's also more concert excitement ahead in November: Ron White, Bruce Springsteen and Journey/Pat Benetar/Loverboy. Plus we're planning another trip to the Georgia cabin in October as well as some time off for the holidays. The NFL has started back up again and fall is just around the corner. I can't wait.

Work has kept me busy, too. As usual. I've had several meetings and workshops added to the mix lately along with the daily grind of producing the morning newscast. It's safe to say I'm pretty happy to have the next 4 days off.

We've made use of our toys this summer. Not a whole lot because it was painfully hot for such a long time. You'd think during that time I would have had nothing better to do than blog. Anyway, we took the motorcycles for a ride a few weekends ago and explored the greenway on our bicycles another weekend. The one toy we don't seem to use at all is the Wii. And I hate that. We don't have that many games but we have enough to keep us entertained. We just don't use it. But I don't want to get rid of it either. I need to use it. Wii Fit, Just Dance and other games would get me moving. Yet I sit and watch TV.

I also need to take Jack for more walks. I feel sorry for the little guy. He's turning 9 next month and has all the energy of a puppy. And Lord knows I need the exercise, but between working extra hours and trying to get to the Y to use my gym membership and taking care of the house and looking after Bug and trying to spend time with Pmo and finding a moment to read and having to sleep during the day...Jack gets put on the back burner. I don't see how working moms with kids do it.

Okay, that's enough. This is getting too long and I'm starting to ramble. I'll try to write something more thought provoking next time. Like I said, I have ideas. Maybe this will get me back into the swing of things. TTFN.