Friday, March 19, 2010
I guess you'd call this a "tech" link, but I'm always so interested in what's next in hi tech evolution. Long ago I kept saying one day we'd be hanging our tv on the wall like a painting and people just "humored me" lol.
We're all familiar with "smart phones", no matter if we have one or not. Smart TV couldn't be far behind, could it? The end result is bound to be a blending of all our technology into one application.
Any avid reader of Sci-Fi has always known that one day we'd have just one Console where we link up do to everthing! It will be phone/communications/tv/internet - who knows? Maybe you'll be having consults with Doctors and nurses, interior decorating stores, plant nurseries, etc. and live your typical day from the console in your living room!
Of course, the tech advance I'm really waiting for is the Transporter Closet. There will be one in every home! Key in your co-ordinates, step in and close the door and Beam Me UP Scottie! You open the door again and find yourself having dinner in Paris, or giving your grandkids in another state a real hug.
Since those Star Trek days, I've always thought that while you're transporting and re-arranging atoms, why not leave a few pounds of that belly fat behind instead of reassembling ALL of it upon arrival! LOL.
Ok, now you know how my mind REALLY works!
Of course, nothing will ever replace a walk in fresh air or some real sweat and the good feeling you get from healthy eating!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
My mother arrived safely yesterday, even though the bus was 45 min. late due to a traffic jam on the interstate.
Today we'll be going to sign the lease, etc. and perhaps pick up a few things for hew new apartment (shelving for the bathroom, curtains, etc.) and get her set up with a phone, etc.
It will be a couple of weeks before my sons can get her moved here, but she has some packing to do in that time anyway.
I woke up this morning weighing LESS than yesterday, so my focus on not abandoning my eating plan while she's here is working. Of course, I'm celebrating St. Patrick's day with Joe and his famous Reuben sandwiches tonight, so I'm not out of the danger zone yet, lol.
Yesterday was cold and rainy, but today promises to be warmer and sunny, which will make all the errands with Mother much more fun.
Don't forget to wear the GREEN today, for St. Patty! (I'm Italian, but oh well)
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
I'm having my hair trimmed today. It grows like a weed. Really fast.
My mother is coming in this evening. She insisted on riding the bus from Conroe. It will take her all day to get here, but my mother LOVES to travel, no matter where, how far, how close, or by what means. She just wants to GO. Being 87 yrs. old has not changed that at all for her.
Last time she was here, I gained weight! Not this time. I'm making progress and am determined not to lose it. So I have definitely planned our meals.
At 9 am tomorrow morning, we'll go to her new apartment and sign the lease, pay the deposit, rent, etc. It's a ground floor unit, front and back porch/patio, huge oak trees and faces a little park that the units are built around. Perfect for her. About 15 min. from my house. Perfect for me. Sure beats a 4 hr. drive each way.
My life is going to change now that she's here. I've promised her that Mon - Thurs, my mornings are hers. I'll take her to Wal-mart, grocery store, shopping, doctors, whatever.
She's going to be about a half a block from the Senior Citizen center and the same distance from another community center, which should keep her social and happy, since she can't drive anymore. I'll take her wherever else she needs to go. And to a movie and out to lunch a couple of times a month.
I think she and I were both wary about this move, but I feel that if I meet it head on with a positive plan, it will be a happy circumstance for us both.
Monday, March 15, 2010
OR - they all wait then come in a bus. That's what I used to say at work when it was quiet all day then at 4:30 twelve people walked in needing something right away, lol.
I just spent a load of cash for new hardwood flooring. Now one of my toilets needs to be taken out to replace a broken flange. AND I just paid for some landscaping, fertilizing, mowing, only to find I also need the pest control people to spray the foundation and yard.
I'm leaking $$$$. AND, suddenly there's a unit available for my mother, who has been waiting to move here from Conroe, about 4 hours away. I'll have to get her, take her there to fill out the lease, etc. and pay the first month's rent and deposit. She'll need a few things for her new apartment, don't we always when we move? I'm footing the bill for this too.
How can you go from very comfortable and right on your financial plan/budget, to suddenly spending all your available cash in one week!
It's the way things happen, I know. Hopefully, none of my applicances will go out this week!
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