We are celebrating Pat's dad's birthday today, which means that a group of rowdy uncles will be over swimming, playing games, listening to extremely loud music, possibly singing karaoke, and drinking and eating a whole lot. Meanwhile, I am going to practice the much needed skill of being open to activities that don't necessarily tickle my fancy. At least I can hide behind the camera and try to get some good shots! No, seriously, his uncles can be a lot of fun, it's just that I tend to be anti-social, especially with the whole language barrier thing. But I will keep a positive outlook, and alas, there will be cake!
Pat and I went browsing garage sales yesterday morning. We found an exercise machine for 15$, so we couldn't resist. The woman had bought it from an Infomercial for over 100$. It's that one that "swooshes" from side to side, kind of similar to the StairMaster, except the motion is on a slant, sideways. My description is so great, I know... Anyways, it's kinda fun and it activates different muscle groups. Also, it doesn't take up much room at all. My parents were horrified that I had acquired another piece of exercise equipment, but I found a compact little spot for it in the basement, so it's all good.
Well, I'm off to scrap.