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I'VE NOT BEEN GOOD! DAY 284

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

LEARN TO HAVE PEACE AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!

The house renovations are nearing an end, thank goodness! But my diet has not been swell since all this started. I'm having trouble recommitting. Last night we went to a meeting where latin food was served and I love latin food so I ate it. Actually I probably didn't eat that much but I'm just not into counting points or calories or anything. I need to remotivate as I certainly don't want to gain back the 8 lbs I lost already.

The house is still a mess and I've got so lot of organizing and cleaning to do. I have ordered furniture to set up my sewing room but can't get to it because the painting isn't finished and I can't hang the drapes until that is done so we are sitting in a fishbowl. But I am so happy with the results, I'll have to have a neighborhood open house!

The contractor has arrived so got to go!

  
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MARSHASTAR 9/30/2010 11:12AM

    I don't think I could keep my sanity in that situation. I definitely could not maintain a healthy diet.
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KASEYCOFF 9/30/2010 5:04AM

    Do you use your house - and before-and-after pictures - to show to clients? 'cause it occurs to me that it would be a really useful 'visual' to give them an idea of what you can do and the changes they can make in their own houses. Thinks me, lol!

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JENNY888 9/30/2010 2:57AM

    My last few weeks have been much of the same. How about we both turn over a new leaf for October and get back on the plan.

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IT'S EASY TO LOSE TOUCH! DAY 282

Monday, September 27, 2010

LEARN TO HAVE PEACE AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!

Changed my mantra above to reflect the peace that passes understanding. If you have it, all your troubles can go to God. The contractors are finishing up the windows today and painting the trim. Can't tell you how wonderful it is! Pictures will be posted for sure. I weighed this weekend and I was still at 180 in spite of everything. I guess I know how to maintain my weight. Got to go. Later.

  
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GAILRUU 9/28/2010 1:49PM

    Sounds like you can soon relax and enjoy the house!

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GAILRUU 9/28/2010 1:49PM

    Sounds like you can soon relax and enjoy the house!

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KASEYCOFF 9/27/2010 5:49PM

    Yah, but now that the house is getting done you can get back to work and focus on YOU! emoticon

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YES IT'S SATURDAY. DAY 280

Saturday, September 25, 2010

LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!

No hammers and nails today and hubby has gone to the FSU football game! Yea!!!!! No dog, no nothing. I can clean and sort. All the windows and doors are in and some of them are framed ready for painting. I turned my office desk around with my back to the window and created a little cubby hole space for me. I love it. But still have more to do. I feel pretty naked with nothing on the windows. Usually we leave our shades half way down and open at the bottom but the whole window is kind of blank. Will get something ordered next week.

We filled 3 dumpsters full of junk. 3 full dumpsters. And there is more. It's amaxing the stuff you save. I am a fabric packrack and I save fabrics I like or are on a partial bolt. I found fabric in a drawer that had been botched by a workrooom years ago. I always liked it but I had to order more and replace everything at that time. There was plenty left so I cut out 30 12 inch squares and started sewing a quilt together. I even have a large border to go around the edge so I am making a full size to put in my spare room. And I have a lady who makes and quilts bedspreads for me so she can finish it off for me.

Yesterday afternoon I was exhausted so I crawled into the spare bedroom to take a nap. After a few minutes, one of the workman came in and started humming while he stuffed insulation into the cracks around the window. Then he went out and came back in and did some more. All the while I'm in the bed. I don't think he saw me and I don't care because I needed a rest. The new fence is going up today and we only have a few days of painting and odds and ends left to do.

I have eaten whatever showed up in front of me the last 2 weeks so I'm afraid to get on the scale. It was just too complicated. I can't imagine doing this for months. It is amazing how much tighter the house feels and those windows were nasty. We have crisp white new windows! Later.

  
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JENNY888 9/26/2010 10:34AM

    Now that the house is all snug it's a good time to concentrate on you.

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SCREAM!

Friday, September 24, 2010

LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!

Okay I'm going to be calm. Can't stay long. They are dismantling my office to put in the new window. And I've got two big clients I'm working with. Oh, God, help me. I hope they are done quickly. See ya.

House pictues in progress.

Top and bottom are existing windows in 3 bedrooms. We are removing the center column and putting in one window. What a huge difference. Shed being moved in.

  
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KASEYCOFF 9/25/2010 3:41AM

    Oohh, nice! I'm impressed - you didn't have to clean out the room or even take the pictures off the walls - they are going great! Keep posting the pix, hon. I keep looking at your new courtyard - just love the stonework! :-)

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LADYBIRD82 9/24/2010 9:46AM

    Good things come to those who wait, no matter how hard! emoticon emoticon

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DONNAEDA 9/24/2010 9:23AM

    fantastic. I can't wait to see the new windows.

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KATHRYNLP 9/24/2010 8:50AM

    Hey.. change is good.. right?? Yoga and wine helps. emoticon emoticon

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A BIG MESS. DAY 278

Thursday, September 23, 2010

LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!

Well, we have 2 new patio doors and they are beautiful but everything is everywhere. And will be for a few more days because we have 5 windows and 1 more door to go. But it is already so worth it. I notice a difference in the noise value already and immediately felt cozier in the room once those doors went up. Last night, hubby put the liitle toy box that looked like a big barn out by the street. The one with the rat skeleton in it. This morning it is gone. Hope it went to a good home. I'm surprised we have anything left that is still sitting out front, that someone hasn't helped themselves to. This won't be long as I have lots to do, starting with looking for fabric for a client and then into the shower. I did manage my walk this morning. Later.

  
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KASEYCOFF 9/24/2010 7:18AM

    If nothing else, at least all this is keeping you from hanging around the street corners, lol... You need to make sure you can post pictures for us! :-)

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KSHAGGY 9/23/2010 1:11PM

    Sounds like you're have fun doing some redecorating!

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