Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A lovely duet

I'm so excited! I'm getting a new washer/dryer. About a month ago, my hand-me-down, Maytag 35 year old, never a service call washer, finally died. It never gave any notice it was going out (not that I was aware of). So I've been going to the laundry mat about 2 times a week costing around $30-$40 per week to wash/dry our clothes. Not sure how larger families that use laundry mats afford it.
Last weekend we were in Best Buy and looking at washers. Coincidentally, the Whirlpool Duet were on sale. We had no intention of buying a set, since my dryer is only around 3 years old, but I've never had a brand new "set." Needless to say, my hubs broke and said "lets just do it." I'm going to have a washer with so many different cycles and buttons, I'm not sure I'm going to know what to do with. I can't wait to learn!!! No more laundry mat.

I'm hoping that my next post will be about my first wash in my new machine. You know you've been married awhile when you get excited about washing machines. Who would've thought.....

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Downward Dog anyone?

Yogamama is back! Now that swim team is over, I actually have time to go back to yoga! It took about 3 minutes to realize that I'm out of shape again. Downward dogs weren't so downward today. Plank, let's not even go there. It's going to take some work to get back to where I was, but I'm totally up to it.

I have decided that Rhinna's disturbia song that we have to play over and over in the car (thanks Nat) has a very familiar reality to it. I think she's talking about me! Its been nothing but cold and nasty outside, and I have no windows to look out while I'm at work. I really think its time for a vacation, and I probably will have to do Yoga while I'm there.
Does Disturbia have ice cream?

Sunday, February 8, 2009

My Fireman Hero

I have to brag on my man for a minute. Last night we had our annual "Fireman's Appreciation Dinner." It's the same thing every year, all the fireman and the wives, along with the retired fireman and their wives have dinner, get a little drunk and have a party. Well its starts out we have dinner first, then an awards ceremony and then the party really starts.
My hubs had the honor of putting this years event together with the planning of the dinner all the way through. Dinner was fine, and then we watched a little picture show presentation (put together by my hubs) and then the awards ceremony began. The Chief usually gives out years of service awards, who retired this year yada yada. Well, then he began to say that each year he would like to acknowledge a fireman of the year, or give credit for some outstanding leadership etc.
When the Chief began his story about who he wanted to acknowledge this year, I instantly knew who he was speaking of. In September 2004, my hubs was wearing his "Paramedic Hat" and was on the clock when his fire pager went off. The details were that in our local trailer park, there was a trailer on fire, fully involved and unknown if anyone was in it. He was just 2 miles away, so they headed that way. When he arrived, the fire trucks were not there yet, it was just him, his partner, and the police. In talking with people around, it was unknown if the female occupant was in the trailer or not. This female had recently been injured with broken legs and was just barely able to get around. My hubs walked over to the door, opened the door and saw her feet. He pulled her out, and started CPR immediately on her. She is alive today, and her children still have their mother because of the quick actions of my hubs.
Anthony was never publicly acknowledge for his heroic efforts that day, because the press release said that the local police officer (who assisted carrying her out) actually "saved her." Because of his job, Anthony saves lives all the time, so what does it matter if another guy takes the credit? It matters alot in my book. Anthony finally got what was due to him, and received the recognition of saving her life. We have a plaque now to show his "heroic actions." Way to go Ant!