Welcome to Monday, and quite a short week this time around. I don't think I mentioned it before, but I'm getting a gum graft tomorrow afternoon. I'm working today in the office, then at home tomorrow morning. I'll be checked out and recovering for the rest of the week. I had to start my antibiotic regimen 3 days before the appointment, and that meant Saturday. Yipee. At least I'm taking time off and won't be plugged in. My parents are coming down this week since we're going to a GRRR fundraiser Saturday, and my mom said she'll take care of me. No matter your age, there are some things you want your mom for.
To make myself feel better, I ordered a Jim Shore Disney figurine Friday that I'd been looking at for a few months. It'll go on the mantle next to my Lilo and Stitch figurine.
The weekend was low-key, and no, I did not go back to Echter's, even though I wanted to. I wanted to look at more flowers because my snap dragons are struggling. I have 3 that look like they're doing really well, and the rest look pathetic :-/ The soil is moist, so I don't think they're starving for water, or have too much. I don't know why there's wilting, and I'm trying to get them to hold out until my mom can look at them today.
I finally went to see the Avengers, since I'm on a training break, and I gotta say, I was disappointed in it. I know all of the individual Marvel movies have been building up to this, and after the movie I was thinking, now what? I've enjoyed the other Marvel movies, so what are they planning for the next big Avengers movie? It was good to enjoy someone else's air conditioning since we're in a heat wave, which I think ends today (I hope). In the midst of this heat wave is the Boulder Ironman. A coworker is doing this year, and I hope he and the other triathletes did well. The past two years have been rather hot on the Ironman date.
Soooo, I finally came across something that would spur me into hiring a running coach. Several Colorado Oiselle ladies did the Ragnar Snowmass race this past weekend, and I was on Ragnar's website to see when the race would start. Then I saw on their Facebook page they're adding Sweden to the list of locations. Umm, what?! The first race is next summer, and it definitely got the wheels in my head turning. I was in Stockholm for a day in 2005 on my cruise, and this race would start in Mariefred and run to Stockholm. I certainly wouldn't mind heading back to the land of some of my ancestors and spending more time there.
The rest of the weekend was resting, and snuggling with Allie. I grilled a flank steak Saturday for dinner, and while it was a good marinade, I think it was missing something. If I did it again, I'll add some pineapple juice. Sunday was shrimp, and tonight will be a casserole I can heat up when I'm off the liquid diet. The instructions for the graft recovery say a liquid diet for 2 days, and I know I'm not going to last that long. I can chew on the other side of my mouth, and be careful. The side I get the graft will have a guard to protect the stitches.
Wish me luck. I have chronic low blood sugar, and I absolutely get cranky when I'm hungry. They should use me in a Snickers commercial.
Linking up with Holly and Wendy for Weekend Wrap-up.