Currently Reading (fiction): The Eye of the Needle, Ken Follett. WWII intrigue, which Follett is really good at. Apparently this was a huge bestseller in the late 70’s when it was first published.
Currently Reading (non-fiction): Nothing.
Currently Listening To: Manhattan Project, Rush
Rush Lyrics of the Day: The hopeful depend on a world without end, whatever the hopeless may say.
Doctor Update: The doctor told me yesterday I have IBS. Wonderful. He’s actually told me I had this before, in 2002 when I was going through a lot of stress and having similar symptoms to what I’m having right now. I am scheduled to see a gastroenterologist in September, just to rule out anything else. He’s certain, however, that it’s IBS. I just have to watch what I eat (which I do, most of the time, anyway), and deal with it. Today I’ve been fine.
Yoga Update: I’ve done yoga two nights in a row now. I had stopped, as you may know, for over a year, but I am finally getting back into it, and am enjoying it. I also meditated for about an hour last night.
Work-Out Update: I’ve been using the ski machine at home, walking, and doing push-ups. My pecs are sore from the push-ups. And so far, I’ve only been doing girl push-ups...the kind with the knees on the ground. And even so, I can only do about 15 at once. My, how the mighty have fallen. What happened to the guy who could bench press 230? And that was just a year ago!! It sucks to work out for years, and then get away from it, and then try to go back and see how far you’ve fallen. You take years to build up to something, and then it all goes away within a matter of months if you stop.
Food Update: Oatmeal with flaxseed and blueberries for breakfast. Black beans and cheez-its for lunch. Two cups of green tea.
Job Update: Make your checks payable to me, in increments of $2,000. Thank you.
Daycare Update: The kids are doing well so far in daycare. Hailey enjoyed her first day yesterday, and was excited about going back today. Melanie said that Sydney did well yesterday, and the sitter said she was a “good baby” and, in fact, much better than her other baby.
Today in History, August 8:
1863 – Robert E. Lee sends a letter of resignation to Jefferson Davis, following his defeat at the Battle of Gettysburg. The resignation is refused.
1918 – The Black Day of the German Army, when the allies advanced 7 miles, beginning the Battle of Amiens, and ultimately leading to the Armistice just three months later.
1974 – Richard Nixon announces his resignation due to the Watergate Scandal.
2000 – The Confederate submarine Hunley is raised from Charleston Harbor, where it sank during the Civil War. It was the first submarine in history to sink a warship, but it also sank in the same attack. The salvage operation was led by adventure novelist Clive Cussler.