9th day of Christmas

Laura and I started the morning with a trip to the gym.  We took a Body Pump class.  Laura did great, and even got a compliment on her performance from the lady standing behind her.  The class was at the Hester’s Crossing gym, and I decided I don’t like the group exercise room as much as I like the one at Tech Ridge.  It is much harder to see the teacher, and I am uncoordinated enough to really need to see the teacher!  It was a good class, and we got a great workout.

After our workout, Laura and I dropped by to see Rachel, Asher, and Chiara.  Asher was kind enough to show Laura his trampoline.  We all got a chance to jump on the trampoline.  As I was climbing on I broke the step stool that Asher uses to get onto the trampoline.  Yikes – back to the gym – maybe if I reach my goal weight, a step stool will be able to hold me ;-)  Rachel assured me that it was already cracked, and while I do believe her, I also believe she might have told me that anyway so that I didn’t feel bad about my weight.

After my step stool mishap, Asher took me on a trip on his boat.  We sailed to Algeria, Andora, and Argentina, specifically Buenos Aires, which just happens to be one of my favorite cities!

20090102 Laura, Elanor, and LD When we got back to our house we ate some lunch and rested a little bit.  Then we went with Joey and Elanor to Walnut Creek park for a hike.  The weather was fantastic, and we had a lot of fun.  Joey showed Laura and I a tree that he had found while riding that was decorated for Christmas.  Elanor chased a stick, met several new doggy friends, and played in the water.  She actually got into water deep enough that she had to swim!  She wasn’t too fond of the actual swimming, so she resorted to hopping through the water.

Mom and Dad drove to San Antonio to attend my great-aunt Francis’s funeral.  She was my grandma Margaret’s older sister.  She passed away on 23 December.  She had been a sargent in the army, and we found out after the funeral that she had been awarded three bronze stars.

Jason had to work on New Year’s Day, so he drove down from Denton today.

By the time Laura, Joey, Elanor and I made it back to the house, Mom, Dad and Jason had all arrived.  We spent a pleasant evening together.  We watched Big Fish and Almost Famous – my mom and dad had never seen either movie!

1 comment to 9th day of Christmas

  • Debra

    Yes the step was cracked.

    Sorry about your aunt (great-aunt).

    Yay for Walnut creek. Lucy is crazy about swimming. It’s about the only thing that makes her not the world’s laziest dog.

    Did they cry their eyes out over Big Fish?

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