Tuesday, November 25, 2008

"Good Helen" and two fun weekends

Last weekend was SUPER fun -- in addition to Twilight (see my review below) Friday night (I guess I'm an official Twilighter...me and the rest of the 14-year-olds! It was HOT), we went to a ball on Saturday night with some friends. I wore a long slinky gown and black and white Converse tennis shoes. I carried a wand. It was incredible fun...dressing up, lots of nice people, lots of dancing, no food! (Although we did go out for late dinner at about midnight and I had a veggie wrap and rice...good Helen!)

Sunday, I made my pies (3 sweet potato -- one to give to the local homeless dinner -- and two pumpkin). DB and I walked the beach. And I went to the gym both days...good Helen!

We had to replace the water heater for our rental apartment today (our new tenants moved in and had no hot water!)...not a fun expense, but I know this is the price you pay for home ownership. Our new tenants (a young couple from Virginia) seem really sweet.

Today DB then went up to Nearby Town to prepare the way for us all to descend for Thanksgiving.

Tonight after work I'm taking my mom to the eye doctor (she's having some retinal problems), then bringing her home with me to spend the night before we drive up to Nearby Town tomorrow night. I hope to get to the gym tonight if it's not too late. If it is, I'll do pilates at home...I canNOT go all week without formal exercise and I know I won't be able to get to a gym in Nearby Town.

Oh yeah, I finally went to my orthopedist yesterday for a very painful problem I've been having with my right elbow since soon after I cracked my wrist this summer. It had started to radiate all over my arm and shoulder and even was causing a headache this weekend. I have tendinitis in my elbow, a/k/a "golf elbow". OUCH. Started PT today and have a little band thing to wear below my elbow. PT hurt a lot, but it's going to be good to get this fixed...it had gotten to the point that, over the weekend, I had to have DB open the cans for me for my pie filling ingredients! Yikes.

Tomorrow after work my mom and I will pack up the ingredients for Thanksgiving that DB did not take today (like the turkey!) and head to Nearby Town. She will stay in a hotel tomorrow night and we will stay at the family home. Thursday, the PDs and their families will arrive (both of DB's brothers will be there with family too) so we will stay in a hotel on Thursday night too. We're coming back on Friday and going to see Spring Awakening (musical). I hope to get going on Christmas decorating over the weekend...it's only a month away...yikes!!!

I LOVE THANKSGIVING. I have so much to be grateful for... :-)


Vickie said...

sounds all fun and organized so you know what you have and what you are doing.

glad your mom is able to go also - she is smart to stay at hotel so she has down time. I would imagine that it would be hard to go from living alone to being surrounded!

have a great trip and holiday!

LG said...

It sounds like a lot of fun and you'll be with the people you love the most. I'm glad you got some help with your elbow before it got worse and made your shoulder hurt more.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! xoxoxo