Wednesday, February 24, 2010

February is almost over

It is Wednesday, February 24. Our spell of unusual, sunny weather came to an end. Yesterday, it was cloudy and rainy, and today is more of the same. I guess that I can't complain too much--we had a week of awesome weather for this time of year in Portland.

I had a doctor's appointment on Monday. I'm now allowed to put full weight on my ankle and am down to only using one crutch. Hopefully, within a month I should be able to get rid of the boot and the crutch and just walk normally.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wonderful Weather for February

The weather this week has been very nice; it is sunny outside and is supposed to get up to around 60 degrees. Some of the trees are starting to blossom--and it is still over a month until Spring officially arrives. Some of my Facebook friends live back in the middle Atlantic states and are still digging out from last week's blizzards; it has been fun to tease them about our nice weather.

I'm getting an itchy camera trigger finger; I want to get out and take some pictures of the gorgeous Oregon scenery; of course, I need my ankle to be fully healed, so that I can walk easily! We're thinking of buying a DSLR camera to go with our Canon point and shoot cameras. The one we're leaning towards is the Canon T2i, with 18 megapixels, but may consider other Canon models, or possibly a Nikon.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A Great Valentine's Weekend

Joy and I had a great weekend over in Long Beach, Washington. Our motel was about a block from the beach--but too far to hobble on my crutches. For lunch Saturday, we had some great calzone at Bluto's Pizza--I think it's the best that I've had on the west coast! Saturday evening, we ate some ice cream, then drove to the beach and walked on the boardwalk. We followed up with our Valentine's dinner at the Hungry Harbor Grill, right by our motel.

On Sunday, after our return to Portland, we went to see Valentine's Day with our friends Les & Keri. It was a fun and funny movie to watch on Valentine's Day.

Yesterday was Presidents Day. It was nice to be able to relax at home one more day--although Joy didn't have it off, unfortunately.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

The Saints Won!

I went to my friend Les' house to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday. We were both cheering for New Orleans, since they'd never been to the game before, so were were happy with the outcome. It was a good game, not really decided until late in the fourth quarter. We were both browsing the web during the game on our netbooks. According to yesterday's Nearly Impossible Question on K103, 15% of Americans were doing that during the game, so we weren't alone.

Next weekend is Valentine's Weekend. Joy and I are going to get away to the coast for a couple of days. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate; the weekend forecast is for showers and temps in the 50s. It would be better if it was sunny, but for February on the coast, we can't complain.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

I can now put some weight on my ankle.

I went to the doctor yesterday. They did an x-ray of my ankle and it is healing well, but not fully, yet. So, now, I can put some weight on it, but I still have to use my crutches to help support. That is still an improvement over no weight!

It has been rather warm for February in Portland. Today is supposed to get up to around 55. They are already talking of a drought this summer. The snow pack on the mountains is a third less than normal. Although Punxsutawney Phil predicted 6 more weeks of winter, I wouldn't complain if spring came early to Oregon.

This weekend, Super Bowl XLIV will be played. We're having a smaller party this year at a friend's house. I'm not a big fan--or foe--of either the Colts or the Saints, but since the Saints haven't ever been to the game, I'll be cheering for them. Go New Orleans!

Monday, February 01, 2010

February is here.

We had a pretty nice weekend, even though it was pretty rainy. On Saturday, Joy and I took a drive down the Washington side of Columbia River, crossing back into Oregon via the Astoria-Megler Bridge. We then went down through Seaside and back across the coast range, eating a nice meal at the Old Spaghetti Factory. Back at home we laughed together as we watched The Proposal with Sandra Bullock.

Yesterday morning, I watched Inglourious Basterds--very violent, but an interesting perspective on WW II. Last evening, I went to eat with my oldest daughter V and we had a good father daughter visit.

Now, it's back to work Monday.