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Thursday, December 18, 2014

I am so stressed! We found a place which is good news but, there's always a but, the process is not going at the speed I would like. DH and I have read over and signed the 1 year lease and that's as far as it has gone. I just emailed the realtor (a VERY young man who was late to show us the place after over a week's notice, very unprofessional if you ask me!) and asked what was the status of the situation. Let's hope he gets back to me. I can't even make arrangement with professional movers until the lease is signed!!! Oh bother!!! (as Pooh would say) I know! I know! I need to slow down and practice patience! Not an easy thing to do right now!

Packing - is not one of my favorite things. The dust is very hard on me since I have asthma. I have a mask I can wear but (there's another but!) I can't read when I'm wearing it because it fogs up my glasses! I need to wear the glasses to read the papers I am going through to find out what can be tossed and what can't!

I held my last yoga class in my studio that I have downstairs in the basement. Today I will sell off all the bolsters and blocks. I will hand-carry the 25 heavy blankets, sand bags, and long straps to a friend of mines studio. That will save a lot of packing.

Good news - I have all my Christmas wrapping done to include presents to two very special Spark Buddies that have been wrapped and mailed! OH YEAH!

Bad news - I miss stepped yesterday, missing the last step in my stair case - and tumbled down - hitting HARD!!! My left knee and right ankle are VERY sore. I am expecting to be black and blue for a very very long time. At least nothing is broken just banged up. WHEW!

Until later ..... emoticon

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    Have u heard back from the realtor yet? I hope all is well!

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GARDENCHRIS 12/19/2014 7:47AM

    Things will all work put...... hope you heal well and fast.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 12/18/2014 3:51PM

    I'm really glad you didn't break anything in your fall. That would have been aweful with your upcoming move. Moving is very matter how much help you have!

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BONNIEMARGAY 12/18/2014 2:38PM

    Wishing you relief.

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LADYFROMTHEWOOD 12/18/2014 12:17PM

    WOW! I have some catching up to do on your blog! lol.
Congrats on the home selling and good luck on finding the perfect place in record time.
I'll try to catch-up as I can.
~ t.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

We are now searching for a new place to live. We want to rent and must have a 2-car garage. Not a bunch to choose from.

I am packing a bit every day. KMart is having a wonderful sale on 18-gallon totes and I have picked up a bunch of those. It's amazing what can fit in one. I plan to have most of the house packed by 1/1/15.

Christmas? Oh yes, we are still going to celebrate. But, instead of the formal dinning room being dressed up, we will eat in the smaller eat-in kitchen table. We will have 3 guest. Thank goodness they don't expect anything fancy emoticon

My eating is still going well but there has been a couple of days where my eating has not been good and my exercise is non-existent. I plan to remedy that this week!

Well, that's about all for now. Until later..... emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 12/17/2014 9:39AM

    Wishing you luck.

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GARDENCHRIS 12/15/2014 10:02PM

    you'll find something.

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BONNIEMARGAY 12/15/2014 1:27PM

    What a huge transition, how exciting!

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JSPIN74 12/15/2014 9:57AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

I got some very good news last night and this morning!

1. Our house sold. The first offer was a LOW ball offer and wanted 6% assistance, and to close in 30 days. I tried not to laugh but.... We countered with full price and 4% assistance. We ended up with full-price, 6% assistance and a 1-year home warranty ($450) and closing will happen 1/22/15. We're happy!

2. First phone call this morning was my doctor to tell me that my sugar and thyroid is just as perfect as I am! OH YEAH! DOING THE HAPPY DANCE!!!

Until later.... emoticon

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SUNNYBEACHGIRL 12/9/2014 11:55PM

    Yeah. Now to enjoy the packing

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FLORIDASUN 12/9/2014 9:18PM

    We are ALL celebrating....terrific news dear friend! emoticon

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BONNIEMARGAY 12/9/2014 2:47PM

    Delighted by your blessings!

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BIGPAWSUP 12/9/2014 11:12AM

    Absolutely awesome. Congrats.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 12/9/2014 9:38AM

    Awesome, awesome, awesome!!!!

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    I am doing the happy dance with you!

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

emoticon Until Tomorrow!

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 12/9/2014 9:23AM

    emoticon What a wonderful way to begin your day!

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Up Early!

Monday, December 08, 2014

I was up early this morning. I had to get blood drawn to check thyroid and sugar levels. It didn't take long...thank goodness.

We are trying to sell the house. A realtor told our realtor that she would have an offer by Friday. Then it was Saturday. Then it was "He needs another day to make up his mind between this house and another". REALLY?! Does this realtor think this is a game?! A joke?! It's just not nice to play with someone's emotions that way. So here I wait, yet another day, to see if we have an offer. If not, I am not going to worry about "staging" the house for show. It will stay as it is, in the mist of setting up Christmas decorations -- a.k.a. ---a mess! If they don't like it, don't buy it! I am sick and tired of living in my own house as though it were not my own!

The Christmas shopping (hunt) is going well. I really need to wrap a bunch of gifts today so that I can take an inventory and figure our who (and what) I still need to buy gifts for. I also need a bunch of gift to be delivered! We haven't gotten our tree yet. I have purchased an ornament for DH. Each year we buy each other an ornament, pick a night to open them, and enjoy some coffee and "us" time. I love it!

I hope this season is being kink to you and, if it isn't, remember to stop and breathe!

Until later..... emoticon

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GARDENCHRIS 12/9/2014 7:14AM

    It happened! emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 12/8/2014 2:40PM

    Here is hoping things come together soon.

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BONNIEMARGAY 12/8/2014 2:18PM

    Wishing you relief!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 12/8/2014 10:47AM

    Living in your house while it is on the market it rough. We did that a couple years ago. We were fortunate in that we were able to move about half of our "stuff" to our retirement home in Tennessee before putting out house on the market. It really helped with the clutter and made the closets look bigger because they were all half empty. Even so, it is so hard to keep things clean all the time. I hope you get an offer quickly.

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Sugar, sugar!

Friday, December 05, 2014

Two days ago I did cleanse day in order to try a new diet - The 17-day Diet which was recommended to me by my oncologist. I have gained 20 lbs this past year due to inactivity, chemo, and a sorry-a$$ spirit. Now understand, it took almost 11 months to pack this weight on but now it is time for it to go! I am amazed at how quickly I have fallen back into very bad eating habits while continuing a good relationship with working out!

I met with my doctor this morning and he said he is a bit concerned about my sugar levels. The tests results that he was looking at were not taken after a fast. I had eaten breakfast and lunch before the blood was drawn. The sugar level was 112. He informed me that diabetes is measured at a level of 126 when the person has fasted (pre-diabetes at 112) and 180 when the person has not fasted. He is just making sure because of the weight I have packed on. This is really scaring me!

Yesterday was day 1 of the 17-day diet. I went to the gym and burned 500 calories. At the end of the day (keeping very good track of my calorie intake and calorie burned) I had only consumed 954! I HAD TO EAT MORE! So I did. I had a grapefruit and some nuts.

Today I will only get a 30-minute cardio workout done so I will have to watch the intake. I feel good. I am hoping that this works. I know, I know! Why now with all the parties, meals, and gatherings? Because I can and because I must! I will not suffer with diabetes!

Until later ..... emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 12/6/2014 1:56PM

    You are pro-active and I know you are going to crush this!!

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GARDENCHRIS 12/6/2014 8:49AM

    good for you being proactive.

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BONNIEMARGAY 12/5/2014 3:48PM

    It can be so hard when you increase your activity level a lot to make good choices with food. Your body has such a strong imperative to get more calories!

Wishing you brilliant success!

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