May 19, 2009

Alright. So. Sorry about being gone for a week and then coming back with a really depressing post. But some things I just have to write about. If you’re wondering, my patient died yesterday and it was sad. I was glad that I was able to be there for the family, but it was a very surreal experience for me. I’ll just leave it at that.

On to happier things! The painters finally finished with our house last week so we are back home. It’s amazing what a difference my own bed makes. When I walked in the first thing I noticed was that it wasn’t painted exactly how I had asked it to be. But once I put furniture in the room and lived with it a few days I realized that I like it this way. So that’s good. The painters charged us $400 more than they said they would, and they painted a drawer in the kitchen shut, but let’s not focus on the negative.

I am really looking forward to showing you the pictures, because there are still some parts we need to paint ourselves and I need advice on what color. However, there is still the issue of my computer. The good thing is that I think I recovered all my data, and it only cost $100 for software and an IT savvy brother-in-law, who is now attempting to fix my busted hard drive. It’s going to take some time for me to sort through those files and make sense of them, but I’ll be working on it.

I had the day off today and got a whole lot done around the house. I learned how to install a doorknob, and in the process I also learned that standard doorknobs don’t fit in our doors. I’m not quite sure what the solution to that problem is yet, but I know that our old knobs have got to go. I also went for a swim, and although swimming is definitely getting easier for me I still have a looong way to go to be able to make it triathlon distance without killing myself.

I think that pretty much catches you up on the past week. It’s my bedtime, but the Dancing With the Stars finale is on and I DO have my priorites. I’m postponing sleep so I can (hopefully) watch Shawn Johnson take home the mirrorball trophy!


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Comments on Whew

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    From Christine:

    That’s exciting that the painters are finished – a bit of a bummer over the cost, but it could be much worse! I’m sure that it looks really nice!

    I’m trying to get back into swimming (I have a 10 pass to our local swimming pool, but that’s it) do you have any suggestions on where to start?

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    From Kathleen:

    I’m definitely an amateur swimmer, so I have no idea if what I’m doing is correct! Beginner Triathlete has been really helpful. Here is a link to a page for beginner swimmers. It has FAQ’s and a beginning swim program: http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/cms/article-detail.asp?articleid=1657

    I have been trying to follow it, although it recommends a lot of drills and I’m not quite sure how to do the drills yet so I’ve mainly been doing endurance. I know I need to work on my technique so hopefully soon I’ll have time to figure the drills out!

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    From Mindy:

    Can’t wait to see photos of the newly painted room!

    I learned how to swim when I was little, but never the proper way… It’d be nice to learn. I’m still working on running stamina, however :) When is the triathlon you’re training for?

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    From Kathleen:

    I’m aiming for the Austin Triathlon on Labor Day, September 7. I have no idea if I’m swimming the proper way, and I’m working on running stamina, too! I haven’t run since starting my new job a year ago, so I’m trying to work my way into it again. I know I can do it, but I don’t want to push myself too fast or I’ll start hating it!

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    From Tabaitha Kaye:

    I was so excited when they announced Shawn’s name. I can’t wait to see pictures.

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