Marcia is picking me up in a half hour or so to go to Battle Ground for their float meeting. The guy from Portland Trolley who is going to 'portray' their trolley car man is supposed to be there and they want me to meet him, so I'm taking the camera. (I've been taking a lot of photos, lately. And even though I'm pretty pedestrian when it comes to photography, I get the job done.)
The sun just came through the white blinds here in the office, so I expect it will be a nice ride to Battle Ground.
Last night was the Rosarian auction, and I didn't 'win' anything but it still cost me around $190. I had to buy a raffle ticket, give to the appeal and buy a lot of drinks. So . . . we didn't stay for dancing, but we had fun anyway and came home relatively early.
Friday I had coffee with an old, dear friend (not a 'dear old' friend -- subtle difference) that I only see once a year or so now. He and I walked to Starbucks and spent about two hours talking, and it was wonderful. He's really slowed down, and he told me he's battling Parkinson's now. The medicine makes him very tired and a little unsteady, but he still walks every day. I didn't care that I ended up way behind on Friday, and that even though Charlie and I stayed at work until 7:00, I now need to work this afternoon after the Battle Ground trip. Some things are actually more important than work. (!)
I woke up early this morning and lay on the couch watching TV, waiting for Roddick's Davis Cup match. I saw a great old war movie, Howard Hawks' 'Air Force.' Colin curled up on me (if that's possible now that he's so huge) and watched with me. Then I snoozed through much of the tennis, but I woke up for the fourth set and was happy to see Andy play so well (on red clay!) and win the decisive match.
My abs are still screaming from using my ab machine (Tamilee Webb's Ab Away Pro) on Thursday night! Man, that is the best ab machine in the world, no doubt about it. You could do crunches and Pilates leg lifts from now until Memorial Day, and you wouldn't have the same effect as a couple weeks of using this machine. I've tried just about everything over the years, including the torturous Nautilus crunch machine, and this one wins, hands down. My legs didn't feel a twinge after running 5.5 miles on the treadmill, but I spent five minutes on the Ab Away, and I'm groaning every time I move.
Egads!!! Our commercial just played during the Davis Cup! I wrote much of that commercial myself.