Thursday, December 20, 2012
--So...it's been a long time since I blogged. As far as my weight loss, right now I have no idea where I am, nor do I really think that I want to know. I will weigh myself tomorrow. I've had this flu bug for the past two weeks and so could not exercise due to coughing fits, breathing issues and general blah-ness. Now, due to my idleness, my arthritis is acting up in my back (crawling around the floor "cutting in" the paint probably didn't help either). Then I "tweaked" my neck. My caring husband is having a heyday with my little ouchs, turning my whole body to look at something, etc. At least someone is having fun!
--I was reading a book called "The Other Brain". I know it sounds like a good horror novel but it was actually about the non-neuronal part of your brain known as glia. Anyhow, I came across the reason why I am a "permanent no donor for blood" after being stationed in Europe during the mad cow epidemic. Previously, I had asked nurses and doctors and no one had a good answer. Well, as my book explained, it seems mad cow disease can incubate in one's system for quite a long, long time! I believe they don't even know how long...30, 50 years!? Just great! At least I don't have to worry about the organ donor thing anymore. I really did feel guilty about not wanting to donate my organs.
--We finally got the living room painted so now my husband needs to put up the crown molding and trim the doors and windows and we're done! We actually painted it twice. The first color, although it looked nice on the square inch sample, was a bright lemon once it was on the walls. The next time we invested in the little can samples and painted all over different parts of the walls. We picked the color, painted the walls and it STILL doesn't look like what we painted from the cans. Tough, it's the color we have now. Neither one of us has the energy to paint it again!
--We also invested in some pretty gas logs for our fireplace. I am very, very happy with them. We will have a happy renter while we move to New Orleans.
--Well there is a short update on my "exciting" life.
************Have a great day, everyone!*********************************
Saturday, November 17, 2012
I came across this last night and it tickled me so much I had to share it with my friends!
Have a super Saturday!!
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Things have been rough the last few weeks. First I traveled to Ohio and that got me out of whack, then I had one week back where I was getting back into the swing of things. Then my husband was home for 4 days and I wanted to spend time with him rather than do my workouts, practice violin, etc. All my routines were thrown to the wind. So here I start again today!
I read a blog that had “excuse” quotes, namely the following:
“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.”
– Benjamin Franklin
“One who wants something will find a way; one who doesn't, will find an excuse.” - Confucius
Ouch! So true. As shown in the 1st paragraph, I first blame traveling and then my poor innocent husband. REALLY? How my little brain is so quick to dodge any blame!-but deep down inside I know who’s really to blame.
So, I need to get moving in the right direction, AGAIN. I need to “find a way” and lose the excuses! There will be some challenging times ahead as we may be moving this spring and that always gets the anxiety up. The Emotional Eating Monster is sure to attempt an attack or two(thousand). But then on the bright side there should be a ton of opportunities to increase my activity level, right? Painting, boxing up stuff, etc., etc., etc.
I’ve been on a November challenge with one of my teams (Ready * Set * Spark). The team has lots of challenges that are given in general terms but you have to fine tune them to your needs. The challenge this month has helped me abstain from eating chips (1 pt a day). So far, I only had one teeny, tiny slip with the chips at the very beginning. Not eating chips seems like a mediocre thing, but my dad (who lives with us) and my husband both LOVE chips (as do I, but they are very bad for me!). I have substituted lentil chips in an effort to satisfy my addiction to crunch and to partake in the afternoon snacks with Pa and hubby in a healthier manner.
Besides tumbling off the healthy lifestyle wagon for a bit, all is well. Kitties are all healthy and I finally got all my garlic planted in my garden with some shallots as well. However, I have lots of other garden work to do (mostly weeding, moving a couple of plants), but it’s raining today so I shall attempt to disarm some of the paper avalanches waiting to occur on my desk.
I also need to plan the meals for the rest of the week!
Have a great day, everyone!
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
-Peanut (aka Nuthead), the fuzzy face you see by my nickname "Skeetor", could no longer hardly breathe this morning so my poor husband took him to the Vet to be set free. He had a bad heart murmur. He went down hill fast, yesterday he came with me as usual to help me fill the bird feeders with just a couple of coughs and all of a sudden last night he had to hold his head straight out to breathe. Of course, in my own make believe world, I was hoping he was just having one of his bad days and would be better this morning, but this morning he was a lot worse. He could hardly get any breath, had trouble walking... He was my mom's dog and she passed away in 2005 so perhaps he's sitting on her lap now.
He was somewhere between 13 and 15 years old (he was a pound dog, rescued in the nick of time by my mom as he'd been brought by people back 3 times) Farewell to my little tail chaser. He will be soooooo missed!
Okay, I gotta go now....not feeling too Sparky right now...
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