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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Well, my life has been on a different track for the last few weeks. After my daughter's difficult childbirth experience, she needed help after DH went back to work. I went willingly to help my daughter care for the baby and to assist her as needed.

I've been driving more than usual...45-50 min each way. I am getting home much later than usual...I am usually home by 3:30 and am not leaving DD's till her DH gets home. Since MY DH started a new job two weeks ago...WE are up much earlier in the mornings.

The results of all this has been my getting behinder and behinder in MY usual home care, shopping, cooking etc .

This weekend, DH is fighting a cold and the weather was rather raw we mostly stayed home and in. I got SO much done!

Today, crisp and clear weather lent itself well to my floor cleaning project. I do a MAJOR floor cleaning of my "dining" room before I haul in plants for the winter season. It is the only room with enough light. Most of the plants love it. It looks like a jungle in there when we finally bring in everything we can fit.

Doing the floor is a multi-step process...move furniture/plants/etc, scrub/wash section of floor; wait for it to dry. Repeat process. Anyway, I got the floor done, some windows washed as well and began moving plants...just a few since after tonight's frosty temps...the rest of the week is supposed to be more normal...warmer and nice.

There is still plenty to turn my hand to...but it will have to wait till I get to it.

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FRENCHTOSD 10/18/2009 11:41PM

    Wow! That is so ambitious. It must look beautiful to bring the outdoors in. I have no gardening outlet at all where I live, so I envy you to have all those plants. The floor cleaning was a good workout too, so you got something else done at the same time!

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no more I mow again!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Well, I am done with the snoozies...and am back to mowing. I try to do 30 min a day. Now if I can just get all the mowing done before it is time to start again!!!


It's raining, it's pouring....

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

and I wish I were snoring. Actually, I am not that tired. Weather is wet, but we are not getting the torrents that other areas are experiencing with all the flooding. For that I am grateful. not getting enough exercise these days and that is frustrating, as well as creating a status quo that is harder and harder to break out of. The dreary weather does not help with motivation. Restless sleep is not helping either. Guess it is time to take myself iin hand and get moving.

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CELEST 10/12/2009 11:37AM

    Wow your sleep patterns sound identical to mine. My mom used to say she could peg me to the clothes line and I'd sleep through. My fil used to say burglars could steal my bed and bedding from under me and I'd sleep through. These days I wake several times a night. If its not a full bladder, its a dry throat.....oh my goodness...the aging process lol.
Ps you've had enough of ALL yr rain and I'm just loving ours.
Today my son drove through to Cape Town which is the next big city 4 hrs away from me, they are experiencing floods there. Cole reckons I mustn't panic, he'll find a dark sinister rain cloud, lasso it and drag it home. lol He must've done that and sent it on ahead...cause its here!

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BOOKWERME 9/22/2009 11:48AM

    Can't blame most of my restless nights on the baby...though I confess to be exhausted all day Saturday after being up with Baby and Mommy over Friday/Saturday.
I know that many women my age struggle with getting decent sleep. I used to sleep like I was dead...didn't even rustle the sheets...but these days many things seem to disturb my rest. I keep trying to outwit my body...but only have limited success with that effort.

Thanks for the encouragement. It certainly is welcome.

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JCHOATEX2 9/22/2009 11:45AM

    You've been busy with the new grandbaby, so of course your sleep has been affected. That, in turn, has affected your motivation. Once you start getting more normal sleep, your motivation is sure to return! Give yourself a break.

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so tired...

Saturday, September 19, 2009

My daughter called yesterday from hospital and asked if I could help them out when they got home...I had no idea what that would entail. She had a difficult time of things and this was so different from my delivery experiences. Both new parents were exhausted after the ordeal of the birthing. Baby is fine...and weighed in at 8 lbs 11 oz...big for my very slender daughter's first baby! We sent the new daddy straight to bed..he slept 12 hrs straight through. New mom and I worked the night shift with baby...Mom needed so much help and even though baby actually slept pretty well, we didn't get much sleep. I am dragging. Trying to get rested for night shift duty again tonight so Daddy can rest to care for his family tomorrow.

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BOOKWERME 10/12/2009 9:24PM

    Baby is eating like a longshoreman...he is visibly growing at only 3 weeks. Mom and Dad are not getting enough sleep no matter what they do!!! I have spent the day out there every workday for two weeks so far. They have called in someone else to work the nightshift tonight...hopefully they will both get some rest...we shall see...though how my other daughter is going to be up all night and then work all day tomorrow, I don't know!!

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CELEST 10/12/2009 11:34AM

    Asta or can I call you Dorcas? you'll be blessed for looking after your family. Not only will they remember your kindness, but all the heavenly family are looking down with a smile. (I do feel your't it me last month?)

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JCHOATEX2 9/22/2009 11:04AM

    I hope you've gotten some more rest. Post pics when you cn. emoticon

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BEVPRESLEY 9/19/2009 9:10PM

    Bless your heart. It is tiring work, but so rewarding. Try to rest, and enjoy the new one, they are so worth it.

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Friday, September 18, 2009

This info is NOT my own..but it is so important that I want to remember it and to share it. It is from the Swanson Vitamins Health Tip today...9/18/09

Here is what I learned today:

How Inflammation & Weight Loss Are Connected
When people suffering from inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, asthma, colitis, skin problems and certain cardiovascular complaints came to see Dr. Leo Galland he would put them on a diet of anti-inflammatory foods. Not only would the inflammation clear up, but their weight would drop as well, even if they didn’t need to lose weight. What Dr. Galland discovered and describes in his book, “The Fat Resistance Diet” is it’s all about leptin, a hormone that controls appetite. People who are overweight, contends Dr. Galland, are leptin-resistant, which also goes hand in hand with inflammation.

Foods that are fattening like white flour, white sugar, red meat and hydrogenated oils, as is found in French fries, are inflammatory as well. So it’s not all about calories or carbs or even willpower as much as it’s about whether you’re low in leptin, which will thwart all efforts to lose weight if you are. Further complicating the picture is excessive stress, and lack of exercise, not to mention environmental toxins. These all too common features of the American way of life trigger inflammation and inflammation leads to leptin resistance.

Anti-inflammatory foods such as berries and cherries, walnuts and almonds, whole grains, fish, cabbage, broccoli, garlic and flaxseed, are some of the foods that will heal inflammation, which will in turn lead to weight loss. Dr. Galland has a list of 40 super foods in his book that will help ease inflammation. And not to be overlooked is exercise, a huge anti-inflammatory tool, particularly walking, where you can heal your inflammation, “…slowly, but surely, with every step you take.” Last but not least, supplements can be beneficial too, especially fish oil and antioxidants.

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RASCALSMOMMA 9/19/2009 12:08PM

    Asta I woould like to share this with my mom and sis! before i lost my weight my feet swelled up, i thought it was because of lousy circulation (wheelchair u c) I had a pair of shoes with two stretch straps across (maryjane style) and a year ago they both told me to cut the straps or burn the shoes. Now because i lost the weight and started doing the things you mention (avoiding w flour, sugar etc) and eating antiinflammatory foods my feet went down! so this year when they visited i wore the shoes again (with the straps, never cut them). THEY didnt notice! or rather, comment. asked mom later and she said" yeah i saw you had on the shoes we told you to burn!" GGRRRR MOTHERS

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    I've been enjoying reading this same information in Dr. Rosedale's book, "The Rosedale Diet". I agree 100% Wish more people would learn and understand this.


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TEACUPGIRL75 9/18/2009 12:48PM

    I'm going right to the library for this book! Thanks!

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JCHOATEX2 9/18/2009 12:26PM

    Thanks for taking the time to share this with us, Asta!

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