Let me start off by thanking you all for the fantastic birthday greetings. I felt very special. I was also astonished to have a surprise delivery of a Hungry Man dinner, large package of Twizzlers, and a slab of red velvet cake courtesy of our friend Betsy. and then the icing on the cake was a visit from Bonnie who arrived with gifts, as well as a lovely dinner from SoBa, beer, and a piece of cake! Thank you all again!

I found out last night that I am one day older than Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash. Happy 55th birthday, Slash.

To battle my bulge form getting bigger again I put in 45 minutes on the trainer yesterday morning, and am going to try to do the same today.

Another reason I need to get in a workout this morning is because this afternoon I will hop into the M6 and drive all the way to Raleigh. I’ll be visiting the Raleigh Royalty this weekend to help celebrate the upcoming 50th birthday of Raleigh Royalty Lisa. Steve, can you believe it’s been nearly twenty years since we serenaded her with “Happy Birthday” on her thirtieth birthday? Because I will be breaking my new daily routines for the next handful of days I hope to figure out how to get a for bit of exercise while I am there.

Yes, expect a blog tomorrow. How else will I be able to tell you how cheap gas is being sold in South Carolina these days? Oh, Barb could probably tell us today! 😁

Hope you all are staying healthy.

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10 Responses to 2020-07-23

  1. Barb says:

    SC gas was $1.75 or something like that.
    We went for a hike yesterday morning – Yellow Branch Falls, not too long, 3.5-4 miles round trip. So humid, met our friends at 0830, still way to warm.
    Then spent the afternoon floating in the lake.

    We are heading to Lake Hartwell today.
    Spent very little time at the SC campground, there’s not really any shade here.

  2. Workout done! Had a brief moment of concern when my projector didn’t turn on. Luckily I am a computer genius and used an old trick of unplugging it, and then plugging it back in; worked like a charm.

  3. Steve Brady says:

    Lisa is 50? HTF did that happen? When I turned 40 (just a couple years ago!!) I got a call from the front lobby- “Um, Steve.. you have a delivery.” I go down and a friend has sent a bouquet of DEAD roses!! I get on the elevator to go back to my desk and who else is on the elevator but the president of the bank- Jack Guinn. He asks “What’s the “occasion” and I tell him I turned 40 and he just falls out…

    Managed to get out on the CX bike for a short ride in the heat after work. It had apparently rained around us, and I heard thunder before and after the ride, but we never got wet at the house.

    Lots of family stopped by last night. Time grows short…

    A very happy 50th to Lisa!!


  4. Bonnie says:

    I have been a big slacker on working out this week, mostly because of the heat but partly my schedule too. Yesterday morning the husband and I did a leisurely 5+ mile hike at Red Top Mountain and between that and being awake since 4:30 AM (cats) it wiped me out. My Garmin watch currently shows 0 minutes logged this week of “high intensity” exercise. Once the husband leaves for a trip tomorrow, I intend to start racking up some minutes!

    I set up my new tent for the first time this week (in the bedroom so I didn’t stake it out, etc.). It’s the same tent Paulie has but the newer model has a few minor differences. I am jealous of Barb’s camping, perhaps I should have left it up and slept in it. 😂 I am slowly accruing some needed supplies to become a self-sufficient(ish) hash camper. 2 more weeks!

    • Barb says:

      Bonnie, It’s too freakin hot to be camping.
      I can’t imagine tent camping right now.

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