Hugs to everyone who is praying for Mike. He's a super stubborn guy who pulled out his ventilator tube on Thursday night (! -- Cheryl was told there was about a 10% chance he would ever be able to come off the ventilator!), and is now on pure oxygen via a face mask. Mike was born with Cystic Fibrosis at a time when most CF people lived till their late teens/early 20s. So he's defied the odds by making it to 50. His health has gone downhill in the last 3 years or so, but his stubbornness has worked well for him. A few months back he was told that his lung function was so low that he qualified to get onto the transplant list. Yeah, this is the guy who NEVER misses a day of work! So his condition is still very serious and day-to-day, but he's moving in the right direction.
Tracy made me smile when she asked if I ever took a bad picture. Of course I do, but I get to post the ones I want to! I love that Tracy posts videos of her workouts. If I did the same, you'd see some not so great looks, for sure. Interestingly, I feel like I look my very best when I am working out. And if I can ever get my scanner to work, I might post a picture of me when I was 24, right before I got sober. In it, I'm fat, drunk, and smoking. Wow how things can change in a couple of decades, huh?
Tim and Tucker left yesterday afternoon for the annual dads & kids camping trip, and I pick Austin up in Davis today in the early afternoon. So I have 24 hours of nobody but me here. What luxury! Yesterday I took a nap, did an hour run/walk (hamstring was bugging me, or there would have been lots more running) and some park play exercises. It was really hot at 4:00 when I was out doing this, so when I got home I immediately dove into the pool to try to cool down. It helped a little, but it was hard to get back to normal body temps as I was getting ready to meet some girlfriends at Crush 29 (the new hot spot in town) for dinner. Had a great time at dinner, and was home by 8:00 to watch "The Devil Wears Prada", a movie I've had for months but have never taken the time to watch. It was fun!
Today I'm going to Bikram Yoga with a girlfriend, and then it will be time to get Austin.
Has anyone seen "The Man in the Moon", Reese Witherspoon's first movie? I saw it years ago when it first came out, and I remember thinking, "I don't know who that girl is, but she's fantastic!" I think what I love best about the movie is that it very accurately depicts how hard it is to be 14 and poised between childhood and adulthood. If you're looking for a movie, you might want to check this out out.