Monday, March 23, 2009

All Tennis......

Each year the City of Indian Wells hosts the biggest tennis tournament after the Masters. I usually go to at least one day, and have actually played a tournament here myself! Of course not in the big stadium......but still! This year I drove up by myself. Couldn't find a single person who could go with me. Ah well....Here are some of the MANY pics I took while there..

One of my favorite players, Andy Roddick
The Best player EVER...Roger Federer
World #1 Rafa
Mardy Fish during doubles
Roddick's racquet after blowing a shot..
Coin toss for serve....Roddick and Fish, Max Mirnyi and Andy Ram
Shot inside the stadium...beautiful facility!
Shot from inside the stadium of the snow-capped mountains

It was awesome as usual! Weather was perfect, and I was surrounded by people who love the sport as much as I do. I'm sad that Fed didn't win, but Rafa is turning into a great champion. Was absolutely thrilled that Roddick and Fish won the doubles title! It went down to a 10 point tie-break, must win by 2, and the final score was 14-12. Maybe this is the year I make it to the US Open???

A girl can dream......

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Harbinger of Spring...

sm su cookie

I know Spring is here when the ducks return to my pool. 6:30 this morning this lady duck was quacking her fool head off. No male duck as of yet...he probably didn't ask for directions and is still wandering. Love the way that Suki appears to have a Mini Me..her and Cookie's color patterns and stance are identical!

Ran a tennis tournament is Vista yesterday, and am happy to say everything ran quite smoothly. The weather was perfect, the facility was beautiful, and a good time was had by all. My feet and legs are very sore.....Up and down, back and forth all day long. I left my house at 9 am and didn't get back until 9:30 pm. Okay, so there was a little break for Famous Dave's BBQ with my daughter in there....

The mattress....WOW. It is amazingly comfortable! I'm getting some real solid sleep now. I should have replaced my waterbed years ago. There is one thing though...when I first placed it in the frame, the mattress was level with the frame. 3 days later, it is a good 3 inches above the frame. Surely it's done expanding??? Thank goodness it's stopped hissing....

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Mattresses 1, Kashew 1

In my infinite wisdom I decided it was time to grow up and get a real mattress. I LOVE my it love it love it. My back has decreed it to be a useless bag of water. Being the backbone of, it won. I ordered a new mattress from Got me one of those tempurpedic memory mattresses. I did the research, tested a few in the stores, and decided this would work for me. So Tuesday around 1 in the morning I went online and ordered. 9 am THIS morning it shows up on my doorstep. WOW.....I doubt it has even hit my bank account yet! So I begin the gruesome task of draining my bed. Many hours later I about kill myself tugging the now empty but still incredibly heavy mattress out of the frame. I managed to get it on the floor (which is where it will stay until I eat enough spinach to move it...I hate spinach) Round one goes to that damned mattress.

Next I drag the new mattress into my room. It's had all of the air sucked out of it so they can roll it and ship it. Cal King length, all packed into a circumference of a bowling ball. Hmmmmmm....I cut the cardboard shipping package away. The mattress is tightly packed in heavy black plastic. I start cutting this, and halfway through I start to hear a hissing sound. Realizing that air is reaching said mattress and it WANTS out, I start cutting frantically and find yet another plastic wrap around it! Mattress is gaining momentum...I planned on letting it expand into my waterbed frame to ensure a good fit. HA! This thing has a life of it's own now and can feel freedom. I've abandoned scissors and am ripping at the plastic. With a huge hiss, the mattress breaks free and instantly expands to it's full glory. I'm underneath it still wrestling with plastic wrap. I manage to get it into the frame, where it settles in with a final sigh. Holy cow......what happened to the "It takes a few hours to reach it's full size" notice that it came with?? It's even got this nice picture of a guy calmly unrolling it. I was mugged by mine! As I managed to get it where it's supposed to be, I'M taking that round. The war will be won when I get the 200 pound waterbed mattress out. Til then I can crawl over it...I think