Just Some Stuff

Today is my parents’ 54th Wedding Anniversary. It’s hard to believe it was four years ago that my sisters and I had a 50th Anniversary reception for them. I’m pretty sure it’s even harder for them to believe they’ve been married for more than half a century. I can’t imagine what it must be like to live with someone for that long! LOL (pssst – Dad – I think 55 years is the emerald year so you may want to start thinking about some pretty emerald earrings to go with mom’s eyes)

Today is also Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work day. So Katie went to work with Todd. She was quite excited this morning, even though it meant getting up earlier than usual. I was a little concerned about how long this excitement would last, but I think she’s enjoying herself. She’s actually done some work with Todd’s administrative assistant and now dad and daughter are going out for lunch.

I took the girls, better known as Dixie and Daisy, for their first swim today. It is my great pleasure to report they behaved splendidly. Not once did I worry about a rebellious boob traveling somewhere it shouldn’t.

Depending on how you count laps I either swam 5 or 10. I prefer the latter. It sounds much better. But technically I suppose you count one lap when you return to where you started. Seeing as how I’m not very technical I choose to ignore that bit of logic. So yeah. I swam 10 laps. And that was only the breast stroke. I also swam two laps of the back stroke.

I had to rest a lot between laps – it took me 30 minutes to swim the few laps I did – but it felt so good to be swimming. I had a little bit of pain in my abdomen where I pulled the muscle, but even that was a good pain. And the best part was that I didn’t itch one iota while swimming. In fact, I’m still not very itchy at all. Hope it’ll last.

All in all it’s a pretty good day!


  1. JenniferTX on April 26, 2007 at 4:58 pm

    Wow, 54 years! Please send your parents my congratulations, Jen. And a big YAY for the no-moving-boob swim today — I’m sure it was nice not to have to worry about it. And I don’t care how long it took it you to do however many laps — it’s still waaay more than I did today. *grin*Oh, and another YAY for the non-itchiness!! May it continue that way forever. Hugs,Jennifer

  2. Jen on April 26, 2007 at 5:28 pm

    54 years is incredible! That is wonderful and a blessing for the entire family. My parents are divorced and dislike one another and it makes family events very uncomfortable.Sounds like Dixie and Daisy did you proud! Maybe the chlorine in the water will actually help your skin?? We can hope!!

  3. Rosie on April 26, 2007 at 6:36 pm

    Congratulations to the whole family on 54 years. Way cool.I love swimming. It’s my favorite form of exercise. I’d love to have my own indoor lap pool.

  4. Manic Mom on April 26, 2007 at 10:09 pm

    WOw! Happy anniversary to Jenster’s mom and dad! My parents have 14 more years to 54!And good for you for the swimming! I would count it as ten also!!

  5. Swishy on April 27, 2007 at 12:00 am

    Good for you! I can’t even imagine 54 years … wow! Very impressive!

  6. Jodi_Lee_McG on April 28, 2007 at 11:41 pm

    I’m glad Dixie & Daisy had a good first run today. Do you feel like you float better??? :P54 years is amazing…and almost unheard of these days…how encouraging. 🙂

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