I'm here in the upper midwest (Sioux Falls, S.D.), where the weather is wet (duh, I should have remembered all the Dingo complaints for the past few months and brought, oh, I dont know, a LONG SLEEVE shirt). Its been raining off and on since we arrived, and not the usual hot, so all the tank tops I brought aren't doing me any good
I actually went to Target yesterday and found a [cute] long sleeve on the clearance rack (because of course it turns out they dont sell long sleeves in June!) for $4!
We're visiting Dh's family; parents, brother, sister-in-law, their 3 kids, uncle, aunt, cousins, etc. Yesterday we did a big tie-dye day, which is sort of a ritual for my SIL. She has been doing them for several years and giving them as gifts. The special thing about them is that they are really adorable and/or beautiful, not like what you'd find in the Haight
We've tie-dyed with their family before, a few years ago, and my kids have a ton of tie-dye clothes (from towels to socks to dresses) that all of our friends at home want to learn how to do. But my kids are almost grown out of most of them, so I asked if we could do a bunch this visit. I ordered white clothes from Dharma Trading Co. for my kids and a few friend's kids, and we worked for about 5 hours. Today I will help my SIL de-rubberband, and rinse until clear each piece (between both families I think there must have been 40-50). She says its back breaking work, and that I need to know what Im getting into before I decide t host a tie-dye party at my house
(although at my house I would send people home with their plastic bags full of dyed stuff and let them rinse their own
RR: I went for a speed walk Sunday, about 4.5 miles, and it hurt
- my knee and my shins were the worst. I limped home the last 1 1/2 miles (oh, and Dh and I got in the WORST *discussion* we might ever have had. Fun times). I was scared that this was the same kind of fluke activity that has set my knee off in the past, but thankfully, by that evening the pain was gone and has been since. My shins on the other hand ... Meanwhile I havent made it to the gym for various reasons like being lame, and, um, being lame. But I also havent eaten crappy, so I think I havent set myself too far back. I always lose a pound or two here because the food is so not what I usually eat that there are only a few things that appeal to me, whereas Dh reverts back to childhood, and eats multiple servings of creamed corn and dump cake, or whatever the simple-carb, nutrition-free food is that's being served
The kids love it here, as you can imagine. I gave up a few years ago trying to hold it off. Dh's parents definitely try with my kids but compared to our usual, this is sweet food heaven (starting in the morning with the boxed cereal we dont buy)
Funny thing is, My SIL is all over Sally Fallon/Weston Price. Her family eats better than mine (she grinds her own flour and gets all her meat and dairy delivered by *her* farmer).
Two more days. Back Thurs. evening and then next week my dd1 (8.8) goes off to sleep-away music camp for a week
Im thrilled for her, and a little nervous.
Jaygee - Blah!! I hope Chiro. clears that right up!
Gaye - Congrats on your first sticks! Dh used my for 2 of the 10 he needed to get certified (when he was getting his EMT) and on one arm forgot to take the turnecat (sp?) off before removing the needle. I happen to have VERY healthy, big (read: ugly) veins, so it just spouted all over before they could staunch it. His instructor said "umm... she probably doesnt even need a turnecat"
on the tri ... and the wetsuit
Nic - oh no!!!
ok, off I go to eat breakfast