I'm just gonna be completely honest...I'm tired y'all. Today was my "official" day back. We had our first day of preschool plannin' and it was stormin' the whole time. I hear rain and I automatically think zzz's in my head and get the urge to take a nap. Now that I'm home, I know if I lay down that I'll never be able to sleep tonight. Instead, I'm linkin' up with Holly from Fourth Grade Flipper for Tried it Tuesday. Holly always gives the best tutorials and I really look forward to Tuesdays to learn neat-o stuff from not just her, but all of the Tuesday linker-uppers!
Also, I've blogged about this before, but I remembered this as I was goin' through everyone's Monday Made It's yesterday and got held up on postin' comments because of the "captcha". I found this on Ideas by Jivey(if you aren't followin' her, you should). She has a section on her blog titled "Techy Tips" and let me tell you...this is GOOD stuff! Jivey's blog has some really helpful tips; not just techy ones. A major tip that jumped out at me when I first started bloggin' was for that super annoyin' captcha that shows up when you are leavin' comments on other peoples' blogs. I bet some of you don't even know that it's on yours; I sure didn't know it was on mine. Never fear, it is no longer here!!! Click here to learn how to get rid of YOUR captcha too!
So, this weekend I tried S.U.P.(Stand Up Paddle boardin') One word: FUN! Have you ever tried it? I've got a great friend, Randy, that helped me on my adventure of paddle boardin' at St. Andrews State Park-Shell Island Shuttle. He was very patient and gave me all the tips I needed before gettin' started. I must say that I watched entirely too much Shark Week last week and was convinced that Jaws Jr. was goin' to be nippin' at my toes when I got in the water. Didn't happen...phew! Randy suggested that I shuffle my feet to keep away from stingrays. You don't have to tell me twice! I started out on the board, on my knees, to get out of the shallow water and to get my balance. I bravely got to my feet after a few minutes and immediately fell off. SPLASH! I wasn't goin' to give up that easily though. I tried again and guess what...I stayed on that board(Jerm of course didn't fall off once...whatever). The trick is to not stand on it like you are surfin'. That doesn't help your balance. It's best to have your feet planted a few inches apart and to look straight ahead, not down! My legs were wigglin' and the yellow flies were bitin' me, but I paddled and paddled and paddled. You don't even realize that you are usin' muscles that you didn't even know you had...until the next day. It was an amazin' adventure and I can't wait to do it again. If you're ever in the Panama City Beach area, you must definitely go out to St. Andrews State Park to try out the paddle boardin' or to take the shuttle to Shell Island. Don't forget to tell Randy that I sent you!
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I know everyone is just as exhausted as I am. You are all my heroes! Thank you for doin' what you do and lovin' what you do!