Sunday, September 14, 2014
Saturday was a complete waste of my time. Two people showed up and didn't buy anything. They were looking for something specific in earrings. I stayed for 3 hours then left. Today would have been a beautiful day for a flea market but I was in pain. My back was killing me, still is. I put a pain patch on and took some Advil. It has helped some but.......I figure that by next Sunday I should be alright.
I stayed home and did 3 loads of laundry. It did hurt hanging the clothes on the line. My Mom called, then Gary called. He is home from his cruise. I was surprised to hear from him. I thought he had another week but he will be home one day and then gone another 8. After that he will be home for 5 days. Maybe I can talk him into going for a pizza. I am craving a pizza.
Have a good week.
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
I was at my Mom's yesterday. We were sitting around the table with my older niece Kim talking about the past. We were talking about Jack, her crazy cat. A stray cat had kittens in my landlord's garage it must have been 1998 or 1999. I was still doing the flea market and I rented a UHaul van on the weekends back then. Well, I backed into the garage door and that is how the cat got in to have the kittens. I talked my landlord into letting me take care of them and the mama until they were old enough to be adopted. I called the mama mama. Once I started feeding her, she knew where to come. She would sit at the bottom of the steps and meow until I would come down and feed her. She finally felt comfortable enough where she let me play with the kittens and she would sit under my car.
I called him Crazy Jack. He would run up my arm and sit on my neck. I am allergic to cats so I would take him down and put him back on the grass. No sooner his pays hit the grass and he was running back up my arm and sitting on my neck. I was sneezing, itching and broken out in hives for weeks. Finally the landlord saw that I was getting really attached to this kittens and told me to take them to Stanley Quarter Park and drown them in the pond. I cried and screamed at her not to touch my babies.
I gathered the kittens in one crate and got Mama in another and took them to my niece. She has a big yard and has all kinds of animals. She would keep them until they could leave Mama. She named Mama Sunny because she loved laying in the sun and renamed a lot of the kittens. She kept Sunny and Jack. Cats are suppose to hate water. Well, this crazy kitten Jack loves water and would run around the toilet seat and jump in the toilet bowl and swim. Kim would have to come and get him out. If Kim took a shower and Jack was not in his pen he would jump in the shower with her.
One night after work Kim had a dinner date and was taking a shower to get ready. She told Carey where the key was and to just let himself in. Kim was in the shower with Jack. Imagine Cary's surprise when he hears Kim yelling Jack stop it. I told you not to do that. I am going to make you get out of the shower if you don't stop it. The poor guy didn't know what to do. He was going to leave, but Kim turned off the shower and he didn't want her to hear him so he just sat on the couch. She opened up the bathroom door and told the cat to scat downstairs she had to get dressed. So here came the cat prancing down the stairs, fur standing up from being wet. The cat jumped up on the couch and onto the sill where he loves to lay and watch what is going on outside. She yelled downstairs Jack you better not be on my sofa. All of a sudden Carey just started laughing. So you're Jack he said.
Kim still has Jack, Carey they were together until about a year ago. That proves an animal's love is unconditional.
Sunday, September 07, 2014
Okay I am going to try and conquer that fitness tracker today. After going shopping yesterday with Gary's new girlfriend, and shopping until we dropped, I want credit for it. I took a shower and FORGOT to clip my fitbit back on . All those steps, all those hours. Yes I mean hours, that girl can shop. I thought I was good. My feet were crying all night and still are grumbling. Her motto--when Gary is on a cruise, the girls left behind go shopping on his credit card. That will teach him a good lesson, even though he is technically working. Hey, I would like a job like that. Her nose is out of joint because not being his wife the company would not pay for her and he wasn't about to spend over $5000.00 to take her. So she went shopping instead. I wonder how long they will last? She wanted to buy me stuff but I wouldn't let her, I don't want Gary pissed at me. I have never taken advantage of him and I don't intend to start now. She did take me out for a nice evening though.
Back to the fitness tracker. I am going to enter all the physical therapy exercises I do in the water. I did enter treading water and a couple cardio things and it went on the tracker for that day. I have to figure out how to do it and not have it show up as being done on that day. As far as calories burned, I don't really care about that, I know it will be different than if I was doing them on land. I am going to ask the physical therapist if I should say the water is like a 5 lb. dumbell or something. That may be somewhat accurate. I am more concerned with the minutes. How many minutes does it take to do 3 set of 10 standing leg abductions. I looked it up, they give you 18 calories burned for 5 minutes. I don't think it takes 5 minutes, I never timed it. I only time the cardio and that is because they make you so you don't get overheated in a heated pool. I expect it will take me about a hour to do this. This is one goal today.
They are having a real good sale on Healthy Choice dinners at Stop & Shop. I had intended to go grocery shopping after going Christmas shopping with Glenda but that took all day into the early evening. Then we went to Gary's house and played pool and slots in his "man cave." She also took the red corvette and we went for a drive through Simsbury and Avon with the top down. Gary only took me in the corvette a couple times. I would have slept over but I didn't have my evening or morning medication with me. I have my own bedroom at the house, or I call it my bedroom, it is a guestroom. So because I had a good time last night, I have to pay the piper today and do grocery shopping. Believe me I will have my fitbit on.
Tomorrow morning I have laundry to do and a lot of phone calls that have to be made. I could use that as an excuse and say I can't go to the pool because the are important. Then I think wait a minute, I am important to and it isn't like I am going to have a good time, I am going because my arms look like jello, my knees are beginning to really bother me and my back is bothering me. If I don't do something about it now, it will only get worse, and that means pain. I don't like pain, I have had enough the last couple months. This is why I posted the status that I am not talking to myself because I am mad at myself. The sensible me wants to do the exercise and go to the pool. I love the pool. The lazy me says, you have to do this, this this and that and you don't have time. Not only that, this this this and that usually don't get done anyway. My favorite pair of jeans are still in the hamper. When I go to the pool, I will talk to myself again because that will mean I conquered the demon. Tomorrow will be the day. I have my bag all packed except for the exercise sheet which I need to enter into the tracker.
I wish everyone a great week. The humidity has broken in CT so I will get out and enjoy the and go for a few this week. Keep on keeping on.
Saturday, September 06, 2014
Okay I am behind in my assignments. Triggers was #7 and Strategies was #8. Triggers are too many to list. I thought I had good strategies, but obviously I don't. One trigger that did happen this week is being really fatigued and going to lay down. I missed breakfast and didn't get up until almost 3pm. I ate lunch, didn't want to eat a dinner at 7:30 or later, so snacked. I ate 3 Italian Ice. It could and would have been worse if I had ice cream in the house. One strategy worked, no ice cream in the house, one strategy failed, eat on time and don't skip meals. Other than that my eating was good. My exercising was better, even though I didn't go to the pool at all. I can give you lots of reasons, but they are excuses and nothing but. I wanted 250 fitness minutes by today. Needless to say it is not going to happen. This is what I did do and I still have today. I have to go shopping, so plenty of walking will be involved. These are fitness minutes given to me by my fitbit. I don't use the fitness tracker because it is very complicated and I can't find anything comparable to what I do. I know I have many more minutes than this. Fitbit doesn't give you minutes for strength training only walking or running. It doesn't give me minutes for my cardio glide either.
September 1 -15
September 2 -15
September 3 -2
September 5 -4
One of my strategies is to plan my menu out for the week. I did that today. Since I have to do a grocery shopping I only have enough food on hand to do until Wednesday. I know what I want, I don't know if the store will have it. They are having an excellent sale on Healthy Choice Dinner. 4/10 and for every $10.00 you spend, you save an additional $3.00. You won't find them any cheaper. Plus I have 4 $1.00 off coupons when you purchase any 2
OMG I am sitting here, haven't even showered yet, and I am suppose to meet someone at 3pm. It is 2:07 now.. Good thing I have a very short haircut and it dries in 2 minutes or less. I don't even have to style, comb it and I am good to go.
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