Thursday, March 12, 2015

Chair Yoga, Bowling and Jim's Dad

We've had a good week. Thankfully the snow is GONE. We have rain now, but we'll take it.

Joshua got to go to his Therapeutic Recreation all 3 days this week. He was so excited, because over the past two weeks, his group has missed 4 times...because of the SNOW and ICE.

On Tuesday, his group started out with "chair Yoga." Now, I would pay good money to see this. Because FRIENDS...CHAIRS...YOGA.


What is so funny about their fitness activites is that no matter what they are doing: Yoga, Boot Camp, Wii dance, kick-boxing, Jazzercise, Zumba...Joshua is going to bust out some martial-arts moves.

Wouldn't you love to see that? I sure would!

*And...I haven't forgotten about the potty-yoga video. I haven't had time to film him, yet. Maybe this weekend. I promise I will let everyone know when I do.

Wednesday was the one non-rainy day, so the TR group went to walk the Twin Rivers Bridge. It was a great day for them to be outside enjoying the fresh air. Joshua said they walked 2 miles! He was so tired when he got home, but he and Jim still went to the gym before dinner!

Today, Joshua's group went bowling. He always enjoys that, and the FRIENDS are s-e-r-i-o-u-s about it. Many of them have their own shoes...their own bowling balls...and their own little bags to carry their stuff in.

Not even kidding.

After bowling, the FRIENDS went to Chili's, and a good time was had by all. What a great way to end the week!

We had a little scare with Jim's dad last night. Jim called his Mom and she said she was fixin' to take his Dad to the ER because he just wasn't feeling "right."

Here's the bottom line: he's fine.

Come to find out, he hadn't felt "right" for 2-3 DAYS. Yesterday, he and Jim's mom spent the whole day driving all over central Arkansas...and down to north Louisiana...picking up and delivering some equipment for one of Jim's brothers. Jim's dad even did most of the driving, which is very rare for him.

He prefers to sleep when they are in the it just works out best if someone else does all the driving.

Just sayin'.

Jim's Mom said that they got home last night, and she went straight to the bathroom. Jim's Dad walked down to the lake to "check on it." News flash: it's still there. Ha. When he walked back in the house, she asked him what he wanted for dinner, and he casually said, "uhhhh...I think maybe we need to go on up to that ER."

Jim's Dad has a history of heart issues, and the doctor ran a bunch of tests and kept him for several hours. He was finally discharged around 1 a.m. with no real answers as to what was causing his pain. As they were heading home, they passed the IHOP and he said, "ya know...I could eat. I haven't eaten since LUNCH."

And so they stopped at their local IHOP at 1:30 IN THE MORNING, and had a big breakfast. After he'd been having chest pain for 2-3 days.

We didn't tell our children about all of this until this afternoon. When Clark found out that his grandparents were at the IHOP at 1:30 in the morning, he said, "normal people just don't do that...maybe college students, but not old people."

He continued, "you know, they are going full circle with this stage."

I said, "well, if that's the case, a stage that'll be coming up soon is the diapering stage."

And to that, I say, "NOT IT."

"He covers the heavens with clouds, provides rain for the earth, and makes the grass grow in the mountain pastures." Psalm 147:8

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