Thursday, April 30, 2009

The day the changed my life and my marriage, Part 1

In July 2007, TechieDadster, SuperKid, DramaMama and LilDiva and I took a vacation to visit TechieDadster's family in West Virginia. They live in a valley near a small creek, and we were all having a nice relaxing vacation, catching up with family and friends. LilDiva and SuperKid were running around like little heathens with our nieces and nephews, and having a great time. TechieDadster, DramaMama and I were going on daytrips to different parks and attractions.

On July 3, we decided we were going to start the day at Grandview Park, part of the New River Gorge National River. We went to the various overlooks, which all have a great view of the New River Gorge; it truly is a Grand View. We were at the Turkey Spur Overlook, which is at the top of a 60 foot rock. TechieDadster, DramaMama and LilDiva climbed the stairs to the top of the rock to see the view from the overlook. I decided not to go; there were 150 steps to the top of the overlook, and I did not want to overdo it with my knees. While they were at the overlook, I took some pictures of some magnolia flowers that were in bloom. I fancy myself a photographer, so I was trying to get some nice clear closeup photos of these flowers. I did not recall seeing these flowers in bloom in previous trip to WV, so I wanted to take a few pictures, in hopes of getting one good picture.

While I was waiting for the rest of my group to return, I heard a lot of rustling in the trees and brush behind where I was sitting...

To Be Continued...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Pool time!!

I love living in Florida. TechieDadster, SuperKid and I went swimming this evening after SuperKid and I got home from school and work. When I checked the pool temperature, it was 85 degrees. Today was not the first time we went swimming this year; I think we were in the pool on March 31, the earliest we have been in the pool since we have lived here. We have had some issues with tree pollen getting into the pool, and the solar heater was not working properly. A little more than 2 weeks ago, the pool temperature was only 76, too cold for me to swim in.

Anyway, TD, SK and I had a great time in the pool. SK actually asked me to help him put on his floatie vest, and he was able to swim mostly independently in the pool. He was even following me while I was trying to swim laps. He really loves playing in the water; he has since we first put him in a baby swim ring when he was 6 months old.

Of course, this will not be the last time we go swimming. We have the whole summer to enjoy our own little slice of paradise.

Hello World!

My first blog post. Ever. On my own blog. How behind the times am I.

I am a MCSE in Central Florida, a wife, a mom, an amateur photographer, a beginning gardener, a rescue diver, a baker; not quite Jill of all Trades.

I am using this blog to post my random rants and ramblings, because I don't have a diary.