Sunday, June 27, 2010
This blog is for my Challenge of Harry Potter classes:
I think the one thing I messed up on was in my class of Defense Against Dark Arts.
My goal was to ‘not eat impulsively after 8:30‘, which shouldn’t be too hard, right?
Well, when our friends come over for cards, they sometimes bring McDonalds small cups of ice cream. It’s hard to say no, so I don’t Luckily, I believe it is made with reduced fat ice cream.
I feel really good with what I have done in my Transfiguration class ( doing my exercises), I have been getting up earlier the past couple days to start my stretches, before my mom calls me to get her up. The earlier I can start, the more routines I can get done and I feel better. Usually I only get my stretches done, but that is good.
I have been doing great in writing letters and sending pictures to my friends and family for my ‘Care of Magical Creatures’ class. Not that they are creatures……
Also, I found one of my cousins had asked to be a friend on one of my Facebook accounts that I rarely use. I referred her to my regular account.
If it hadn’t been for these classes, I wouldn’t have taken the time to keep in contact with some friends who I’ve lost touch with this past year. Friends are very important and shouldn’t be thought of as a ‘class project’. I will now take time to put my family and friends first.
I have been keeping to my strength/cardio routine, but find that my weight hasn't taken the nose dive that I had hoped for, but I feel good and find that my clothes are fitting a bit looser.
All in all, this Spring term has been a great success.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Got up early and did most of my exercises before mom called me to get up for the day. Luckily she didn't want up too early.
Posted to my SP teams, helped with some laundry with my husband, watched Days of Our Lives and cried at Grandma (Gran) Horton's memorial service. (actually, watched while doing clothes until I started crying, he made me leave). One way to get out of doing clothes. lol
Just kidding, I went back and finished folding my clothes after the show.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Summer means warm weather, picnics in the park with family & friends, Swimming, long walks on the beach.
It means using our A/C instead of heat. It means my mom can sit outside on the walk and watch the squirrels play in the trees.
Living in Florida I should be able to do all these, but being a caregiver, leaves me a little limited. We use to have a pool when we lived at another house. That was very pleasant on hot days. Now just staying inside to keep cool.
Sunday, June 06, 2010
Every now and then I stop and think about my life and where I am now. How many friends and family I have lost. How many I've lost touch with and how many are incapable of taking care of themselves.
I daydream that I'm sleeping and wake up ten years old, living with my parents up north. Just try to explain that you are a 60 year old in a 10 year old body.
I'd love to go back and see the old house and neighborhood. The house has been torn down and now there is a highway going across where our yard use to be.
Would I tell people things I know, so they won't make their mistakes again? Or should I let their futrue play out as planne?
That would be hard. 9/11, assasinationn of presidents and other famous people.
They wouldn't believe me.
My parents would be amazed at how I had changed over night, the things I know, how I act, not like a 10-year old.
What I would really like to do is go back to the 1880s or early 1900 to see my little town of
E. Liverpool, Ohio. It was a lot more lively. Now the down town is dead. Most stores closed or moved to another part of the city that is building up. It is still a small town, though.
Oh well, just mind wondering.
I should write a script. ,
Saturday, June 05, 2010
My husband and I weigh in on Saturdays. I stayed the same in my weigh in on my BLC team. In fact I've been the same, 107, for the past 3 weeks. The day after weigh in I lost one pound. Now I weigh in and I'm 109, gained 3 pounds in two days.
What gives? I ate salads. Could it be the pot tart that I ate for evening snack?
Doesn't seem logical.
Mopping over that fact while writing out my team schedule, I get a call from my friend. Our friend, Marie, was just put in hospice. Her birthday is this coming Saturday the 12th. She'll be 102 years old. That is awesome. Still sad.
I'm worrying about 3 pounds and my friend is dying. I haven't seen her since her last birthday party, which was held here. I couldn't get out since I have my mom here. At least my mom got to meet her.
Marie has a daughter who has had Alzheimer for quite a while. She is in a nursing home and expected to die anytime.
Sometimes I get so frustrated with my mom, but if anything happened to her, I'd have such regrest that I didn't show more love, instead of nagging her to do her exercises so she'll have a better quality of life.
Sometimes you have to put life into perspective and see what is important.
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