Friday, August 21, 2009

Simply Today

Wow, I'm impressed. I'm actually going to follow up my last post with what I said I was going to do.

The Simple Woman's Daybook....Otherwise Known as "A Daybook Entry, or Something Like That". Partially revised and written while at Kings Dominion Amusement Park.

OUTSIDE- It is getting late in the day and the lights are lit up on the rides. My favorite time of day at King's Dominion.

I AM THINKING- Although I've been here numerous times in the past, this year is significantly less crowded. We seldom wait over 2-3 rotations to get on a ride. Although this is great for us, I don't see how a place as huge and expensive to operate like this, will be able to keep running if the next few years don't get any better.

I AM THANKFUL FOR- Seeing "Alberquando" and his cousin JT having such a great time. I am also thankful for the short lines. I am also thankful to see my cautious son breaking away from me, going off with his cousin, and riding some rides that I thought he would never get on.

FROM THE READING ROOM- I brought "90 Minutes in Heaven" to read while I am here. I borrowed it from Chatty Kelly about 6 months ago and finally picked it up to read. God's timing comes through again. As I have been feeling sorry for myself because I am in pain and my back is preventing me from doing so many of the things I love to do, there was a part of this book that was screaming out at me. The man, who was terribly hurt, was complaining about what he couldn't do. His friend told him to make a list of everything he COULD do. As I read that I realized that there is A LOT more that I can do, than cannot.

FROM THE KITCHEN- Do I smell funnel cakes?

I AM WEARING- Blue Jean shorts and an Albany, Oregon Fire Dept t-shirt. Of course I am in Virginia. But, when I bought a strobe flashing red light for my car (for running calls from home) the guy that sold it to me on e-bay, also included the t-shirt as a bonus. Firefighters=Family.

I AM CREATING- Memories. (For myself and hopefully for Alberquando and his cousin)

I AM GOING- to do a lot of walking today. But that's a good thing.

I AM HOPING-Actually nothing right at this moment. Just enjoying the occasional breeze and the chance to do a little bit of reading and writing.

AROUND THE HOUSE- Can't think of that right now. Way too much work to get will still be there tomorrow.

I AM HEARING- Screaming from the rides. Laughter. Buzzers and bells from the games, and the sounds of the rides. But believe it or not, I am also hearing nothing as I sit here reading and writing.

ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS- Well, while I'm here I'd have to say thrill rides. There is one called the Drop Zone. It raises you v e r y s l o w l y up in the air 275 feet. Then it just drops all the way down. It feels like a free fall and it is a fabulous and exhilarating ride. (wonder why my back is messed up). I won't be riding anything today.
To give you an idea of how high 275 feet is, When I went Bungee Jumping, they only have you go up 100 feet. Also, the huge tall ladder on our fire truck goes up 100 feet. THAT is a lot. 275 feet is INCREDIBLE!

A FEW PLANS FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK- Ha, who knows. I do know that when we leave here, we're going home. And JT is spending the night. As for the rest......we shall see!! .

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Kelly Combs said...

I loved this! You probably don't realize you gave us a peak in your soul. Other wise you would have never posted it. (Now get you finger off that delete key!)

Really good post! (which is not the same as 'great post!')

Kelly Combs said...

p.s. I love the photo of the boys walking away. So sweet.

My ADHD Me said...

CK-It was the funnel cake part, wasn't it.

2Thinks said...

Wow that little thing under the post that says "3 comments" that you are supposed to click on to comment- that little thing there is really tiny. I couldn't find it. I was scrolling all around, wanting to post a comment, but I couldn't find the thing to click on. Did yours shrink? I've never had trouble finding it before. It almost made me slightly nuts to not be able to find it.

Anyway. Whew! Anyway. Wonderful post! You really took in your surroundings there and got it down on paper so we could feel like we were there, also. The roller coaster tower, is that what it was, I think that is what it was at the end there- well it looks very scary to me. Roller coasters are actually too scary for me, as is the carousel. I'm a bore, actually.

But I'm happy to see you enjoyed your time and wrote about it and shared it here!

2Thinks said...

Okay, it's only super tiny when I click on your main page url, if I click the title of your post and the other comments are showing, it is not tiny and I see it just fine.

I forgot to tell you I am praying for your back to get better.

My ADHD Me said...

2Thinks-Whew! Glad you solved the mystery of the tiny comment box...and thank you VERY much for the prayers!

(oh yeah, and that was the actual ride. Like I told my sister, ET, even if it broke while you were riding it wouldn't hurt. You wouldn't feel a thing.....)

Edie said...

I noticed that God was speaking to you and you heard Him. Did you catch that part? :)

Now that you said funnel cakes I want one really bad. Maybe I'll go make some french toast with powdered sugar. Want some?

I love the way you firefighters stick together.

I used to love rides like the drop zone. I don't know what happened but I think I got old. :(

I loved this! Now I'm going to go fix your blog (and that tiny comment link) and put my button on your sidebar.

Edie said...

You're good to go. I still think we need to have a tutorial. :)

Edie said...

Oh, you can change the title on the button. I was just having a little fun. :)

I have to quit coming over here. I keep reading funnel cake. lol.

My ADHD Me said...

Edie. Thank you , Thank you , Thank you. I LOVE the title on the button. It sounds exactly like something I would have written.

Thanks for straightening out my blog AGAIN!! Yes, it probably is time for a tutorial. I'd say "another tutorial" but when we talked, i don't think we even mentioned computers. lol.

Funnel Cakes= DELICIOUS!! My nephew doesn't like them, so poor me, I have to help Alberquando finish it sometimes.

Yes, I heard God speaking to me right when I read it. Maybe He's giving me a "time out" because I'm so stubborn. haha.

Have a terrific evening!!

My ADHD Me said...

I have 11 comments.....but only 3 commenters. haha

Edie said...

Anytime my friend. I fixed the one you have scheduled too while I was in there, but I honestly didn't watch it or read it and don't know who it is. I love surprises.

We didn't talk computers? Imagine that!

Hey if helping Alberquando with the funnel cake is too overwhelming for you I would be willing to make the sacrifice for you. After all, isn't that what friends are supposed to do, help each other. :) I had french toast with powdered sugar last night after reading your post too.

I've had my share of time-outs for being stubborn too. *wink*

Well of course! It's the chat room! Wait, don't you count as a commenter?

Irritable Mother said...

Ooo! Sign me up for the Drop Zone. That looks way fun!
As for your son breaking away from you - that's an interesting thing, isn't it? I am experiencing the same with my kids right now and while part of me thinks it's great, another part of me wants to hold on. Ahh, motherhood.

Enjoyed your "Daybook Entry, or Something Like That."

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

My family loves those rides, particularly "Drop Zone." This was a wonderful, unique entry to this meme.

2Thinks said...

I came over here and found that teeny, tiney, little 14 comments, clicked on it, so I could say: You have a lot of e-mails in your in-box! And. I don't get Twitter either. I tried it, but how do I get people to know I am there? Invite all my facebook friends? What's the point. I was tweeting to myself. And that was lonely. I closed the account. Maybe I'll try again someday.

So glad you are happy about my quick reply pop up comment section.

2Thinks said...

I just love how you have all these comments from your sis and Edie and me and you... I have to go see if I can find that button you're shouting about that Edie made. I want an Edie button.

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Edie said...

Sorry about that. I forgot who I was for a moment. :)

I'm feeling myself again.

Edie said...

In case you haven't figured it out yet, I am the one who deleted those last two comments. We all have our moments. :)

My ADHD Me said...

I'm so confused

Edie said...

Confusion must be from lack of sleep. :)

Edie said...

Oh I forgot you don't read your emails. When you read those two deleted comments in your email, you will not be confused anymore.

Edie said...

How many comments do you want on this post? As you can see I think sporadically thus comment sporadically.

Kelly Combs said...

She doesn't get her comments in her email! Are you kidding? She doesn't read her email as it is, so why send comments there. :-)

HisPrincess said...

I SO want to go there!

I am a ride junkie! Rollercoasters are my favourite, especially the suspended ones where your feet are dangling...

I've also recently read 90 minutes in heaven, but hadn't really thought about it in my terms of feeling sorry for myself. Actually I hadn't realised I was feeling sorry for myself until now! But I am. I spend a lot of time mooing on about how I can't do this and I can't do that because of my knees...

Great Post ;)