Thursday, February 15, 2007

A picture of Ash and some sort of related bits.

Here, for your enjoyment is a picture of Ashleigh ( I really, really have to learn how to do that clickable link thing) . I took this picture back in September when Cheryl and I met Barbara and Ashleigh in Amsterdam and we went out for dinner at the Hardrock Cafe. I have been wanting to post this picture since I took it- because I think it is a really pretty picture of Ashleigh. I also want to mention ,once again, that I had a fab time the time we were in Amsterdam and that the dinner with Cheryl, Barbara and Ashleigh was the "dot on the i " this is a translation from German and sounds stupid in English ,but you know what I mean. The second reason for posting this picture is that I am going to have to use "old" pix until I can figure out how to reformat the memory chip/card in my camera- or buy a new one. The one in there is full and I am not sure which will come first, either I will figure out the reformat thing or I will give in drive to Media Markt , where they can hopefully, tell me what I need. P.S. for Ash. The Valentine's cakes you made yesterday- too cute!

I had planned a picture of the flowers my husband managed to send me from The Congo. I was feeling a little weepy yesterday- which is getting close to being my standard state- when I got home from the Dr (again!) the box with the flowers was waiting on my doorstep. I promptly burst into tears. I didn't think he would manage , as I know that he has had problems with his internet connection.
Yesterday , I read a lot of blogs and comments about how Valentine's day is so commercial and we should show our love to our.. well.. loved ones every day. While I totally agree with this and I also believe in spreading Valentine's around- it is not just for couples- I want to wish everyone a happy Valentine's Day.
I have another take on it as well. Sometimes, I am glad for the "commercialism" of the day as it gives me the kick in the butt to sit down and send some ecards- let people know that I am thinking about them. This can only be good- right? Also, my husband is home so seldom that I never expect him to clean the bathroom ( he was a great diaper changer though) and while I don't place a value on myself based on if I receive flowers on Valentine's Day or not , it is nice to know that my husband was/is thinking of me.

On a whole different front- I just spoke with a physical therapist and have an appointment for a check up and a private Nordic Walking lesson. I have to do this. I need to lose weight. I need to exercise, I need to get out of the house and I need more fresh air.


Cheryl in VA said...

You are totally on the mark with everything in the post -
The dinner was GREAT!! Lots of laughs and chat and a very tolerant waiter.
The time in Amsterdam was just wonderful and I hope to return some day soon.
Go check out my blog about Valentines Day.
You go girl, the walking, and being outside I am sure will help alot of those things you want help on.
By the way, Valentines is about friends too and I am very glad you are my friend!! :)

Barbara said...

Hey Rachael, this is such a great shot of Ash, isn't it? That was a really fun dinner and it was great to actually meet you IRL. Cheryl's a sweetie - a true 'dot on the i'!

I'm glad that you're going through with the Nordic Walking. You'll love it, I'm sure.

Von said...

I'd never heard of Nordic walking before, so I Goggled it. :) I'm making a concerted effort to get over to the gym 6 days out of 7 to exercise and use the weight machines. I know I'd feel so much better if I wasn't carrying so much extra weight - it's just soooo difficult to lose now! We can cheer each other on. :D

bunnyhead said...

Great pic! And it was so sweet of your H to send flowers. It must be hard to be apart.

Annemarie said...

Okay. Kick me. Slap me. I'm a nitwit. I completely lost your blog in my transfer to Bloglines. That's no excuse, I know, but it's the only one I have. I spent quite an enjoyable time catching up though!
Hope you're feeling better!