Today, I spent the day at a training.  It was Choosing an Overall Rehab Goal and is part of the courses I have to take to keep my psych rehab certification.  Problem is, I have been taking these courses so long that I am running out of new ones and they are all sounding the same.  It's a three day training and the first two days were in May and today was the final day.  I think it could have been done in two days but now I have 18 more hours in my training column.

I was working on Pk's socks in May and someone remembered the red socks and asked about them.  She was fascinated by the sock knitting and proceeded to watch me knit plain stockinette with a self striping yarn (perfect for lectures).  I got a few inches done on the sock today.  It's moving along faster than I expected but I think self striping yarn moves faster.  I keep watching the stripes form and it motivates me to keep knitting.

I am taking Friday off from work to take my car into the shop.  It failed inspection last month.  (did I tell you this already?  If I did, feel free to skip further down).  Now, my car is 16 years old and has always passed inspection but I wasn't surprised when Pk told me we failed this time.  I thought, brakes?  suspension?  exhaust?   Nope. None of the above.  It was the highbeam switch.  You know, the one that turns on the high beam lights.  I can't remember the last time we used the high beams since we don't live in a rural area and very seldom are we somewhere at night where there aren't any other cars on the  road.  It works well enough to flick it on to signal another car to pass but it won't stay on. 

Pk found a mechanic who will fix it on Friday.  The part (it's a switch, just a switch) costs 150.00 and the labor will be about the same.  Three hundred dollars for something we don't even use!  Grrrr.  At least it was a small thing and not a big thing. 

Kate and El and I went to see the A-Team on Sunday night.  Yes, I know.  It's a movie that doesn't require more than two living brain cells.  But you know what?  I loved it.  I laughed out loud throughout the whole movie.  It was so black and white.  The good guys were good and the bad guys were bad.  No ambiguity and no gore.  It had plenty of explosions and lots of people got shot but you didn't see it.  I had a strange fondness for the tv show when it was on in the 80's so I was prepared to not like the movie.(but I'm glad I did)  Kate and El liked it, too.

 Now we're waiting for The Expendables to come out in August.  It's all the action heroes like Stallone, Schwarzenegger,Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, David Stratham, Mickey Rourke and Bruce Willis and Steve Austin and probably others I can't remember.  Lots of men wearing green clothes with rags around their heads with guns in the jungle.   It looks like it will be fun and silly and lots of things will blow up.  Perfect summer movie.

Father's Day is Sunday.  Pk wants to go to the lake so that's what we're going to do.  I'll make some sandwiches and we'll pack some drinks and munchies and we'll spend the day swimming and sunning and sitting.  He wants a photo of the girls and me for Father's Day so I have to make an appointment and then convince the girls that having their picture taken would be a good thing to do.  I'm not above bribery.

We went back to the gym this week.  We took 10 days off due to various things and started back on Monday.  My muscles are a little sore but not too bad.  The funny thing was, as we were walking toward the building (holding hands as we always do) one of the trainers said "Hello happy couple".  Various members of the staff have commented on the fact that we walk into the building holding hands and sometimes work out together.  Maybe they don't see many couples who enjoy each other's company? 

Well, this was all a bit random, wasn't it?  It's time to check on dinner.  We put a frozen casserole in the oven a while ago and I need to see how it's coming on.  Pk is getting ready to watch some soccer.  He is in a little bit of heaven with all these World Cup games.  Without a television, he had to search a little but found ESPN3 which shows all the games after they've been played. He finds one he thinks will be good and then gets his fix.  I don't know what he'll do when it's over and there are no more games.  Probably go through withdrawal. 

We're expecting rain tonight.  Again it was the Wind!, Rain!, Thunder!, Lightning!, Hail!, and all manner of weather.  And again it has deteriorated into 'scattered showers'.   Weather people. 


amy said…
Random is pretty much how my mind is working lately, too! No, I think people in general don't often come across happy couples. And yeah, I can't believe anyone has to go to school to be a meteorologist. They may as well chant some voodoo over some incense up there for all it seems like "science" is involved...
Roxie said…
Adults holding hands and enjoying each-other's company? In public? And they're married to each other? Uncommon!

Self-striping yarn is magic. It really DOES knit up faster.

What a dear man - to ask for a photo of his favorite girls. If bribery won't work on those vain little misses, then try guilt. And enjoy your day at the lake.
Galad said…
The visual of you and PK walking in to the gym holding hands made me smile.

Hope all goes well with the car and you are safely back on the road for another year :-)
KnitTech said…
Ouch... 300 for something that's not really a problem.
Linda said…
My brother can't wait for the A Team to be released over here. It's not out until 26th July .. he'd hoped to see it on his birthday on 9th June!
Anonymous said…
i love your random. i also love self striping socks, they totally go faster. they are the only socks i feel like knitting at the moment, oddly. i have been away from the gym re the elbow, but im going back on monday too. eeck.
jeanne said…
Sounds like a great weekend - we are having a similar day tomorrow but change lake to pool. It will be nice to just relax and spend some quiet time.

Have a good weekend!

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