Hi all, despite having an almost totally locked shoulder on Thursday & a stiff knee all Friday, I stayed all night at my city's Relay for Life (cancer walk relay). I would do a lap or 2, then rest. Every time I got up I had to walk out my knee again but I completed 7 miles thru the night. I was the only one that didn't try to sleep. I had taken two 5 mg prednisones on Thurs & also 2 yesterday, so I was wired & I can't sleep without my sleeping pill either.
I got to know my fellow walkers some and saw some old friends there & caught up. The relay had on loud music all night & had various fun things to do almost every hour too. They had frozen chicken bowling, and a poker lap game (pick a card every lap), and a frozen t-shirt contest too. I had fun just watching.
When I got home at 7:15 this am, I took my shoes off & immediately stubbed my toe & it bled. I slept for 2 1/2 hours then got up & made food for our Singles potluck, where I led out & then did most of the clean-up. I feel great physically, but my brain is a bit tired. I found that I couldn't follow a conversation very well at the potluck, my brain just turned off at times. Now I'm home & on the internet instead of sleeping. I may take a nap later.
I'm going to Branson Missouri on Tues until Friday with my Dad, SMom & 3 nieces. Ages 13, 11 & 8. Branson is a big Country town, which I'm not into, but I think we'll have some fun. There will be a lot of walking, I've been told. As long as I recover from my night with no sleep, I think I'll be Ok. The only thing that I feel now is a sore behind, so maybe sitting in a lawn chair the rest of the night did that.
It has been 90 to 101 for over 2 weeks now, with only 6 minutes of rain in nearly a month. They are forecasting another week with this high heat. We are being asked (not mandatory yet) to only water 3 times a week for only an hour. I must admit that I'm cheating, but I am only using one small twist on the faucet instead of 3 twists, so I think I'm using about the same amount of water as they want. I have to water my garden in back then drag my hose (2 hoses connected) from the back yard to the front yard to water my bushes & hostas & flowers. I haven't found anyone to water for me yet while I'm gone. Oh to have an automatic sprinkler, but that takes money.
Have a good week.