Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Today I did not rush around or do much because I was going out to the bowling award meeting. Had the mind working over time today trying to figure out how I was going to get everything done. Whether I did it or hired someone it has to be scheduled. I have been on a terrible eating frenzy and not the right things. I hardly ever crave something that is not good but I am now. I am not gaining weight but I am feeling it in my body. Picked up my friend and we went to get our winnings. I took first place in scratch series 791 which was $ 10.00. Our winnings for games was $ 16.07. With the 2 leagues I won $63.07 which will pay for my Winter sanction and almost 5 of the weeks on the Senior league that I am helping with. I could sub but if I do I win nothing and if I happen to bowl some really good games like I did with my series win I loose out on that. So I am paying for the 2 months plus for the gentleman I am covering for. Next week we start Winter league and we have 33 weeks for that. Summer we just have 15 weeks so that is why winnings are not big. I have some really great teams and we should be able to do good. The teams at this bowling lane are not beginners and competition is hard but I am up for it. I am getting back to my bowling average and it may take a couple more weeks but I will be there.
I went to the grocery store for 3 items and walked out with almost a $100.00 of food. I bought fresh cherries and when the girl added them up she asked me if I wanted to keep them because they where $7.00 and I said yes they are a very healthy fruit. There would have been times that I would not have even thought of buying them but the more I learn about food I don't worry about price. I bought plums, bananas, grapes, cabbage,and carrots. Put the food away and before I did I scan the food. I keep getting behind with the scanning but now I am trying to get it done when I walk in with the food.
I am going to do some more walking because I have to get back to my 10,000 steps and maybe my body will feel better. The way I get 10,000 and over is I get 4 to 5, 000 in normal walking around, then each hour I try and walk 10 to 15 minutes and I can add 500 + depending how fast I walk. Up 10 hours that is another 5000 steps. If I am close to 500 I will walk another couple of minutes to get to it or the next 1000, it is a game with me. So now I am going to walk and get as far as I can and hope to make 10,000 Starting tomorrow there will be no maybe but how many over 10,000 can I get. Irene and DGD have messed me up and now have to regroup.
All have a lovely Wednesday and keep walking. God bless and watch over you.
Catch you tomorrow with the sunshine. I made 9185 needed another 15 minutes and I would have had the 10,000. I walk 46 minutes and made 3.26 miles so that wasn't bad. Almost 7 for the day 6.95 miles.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Last night I was going to post but cable went out in the afternoon andnever came back till today. So I will start with yesterday and it was watching the weather on the Weather channel and looking outside. What we did have was a lot of rain altogether 5 inches that was counted. The rain was going straightacross so I don't know how it could be counted in the rain gauge. I do know I was watching the pool and in the early morning around 2 AM I went out and the water was up to the white border that holds the liner on. All it had to do is rain another few hours and about 2 inches and the water was going over the sides of the pool and I wasn't sure if the pool would colapse if it did that. Thye popular trees in the year where bending every direction. We cooked all the food and baked cookies. We where going to do more but not sure what the electric was going to do because it flickered several times. I was working in the kitchen and the Sprint rae was to start and the cable went out along with internet and phone not good.
Now I was staying up late to do the Spark points and just leaving my fitness, food and post to do last well that never happen because it didn't come back on. What upset me is the storm was to hit us in the late evening until Sunday afternoon and I had no way of seeing where it was going. I was listing to a radio spot that was getting information from the main TV station and it went out. I just watched outside to how the wind was blowing and from where. It is a very good thing that I put everything up and took the hot house down because if I hadn't it would have been destroyed. It was the smartest thing I could do and I try to be careful and protect what I have.
We had a good dinner with the chicken nuggets, potato salad, cole slaw, deviled eggs and sliced tomatoes. I had some packages of chocolate chips and peanut butter chips and I did their recipe on the pack terrible you couldn't get the peanut butter cookie of the cookie sheet so I sprayed it still didn't work and all I had was broken cookies. Finally I put some chunky peanut butter in the dough and they finally came off the cookie sheet. Now they did not look good but tasted good even when they broke. Finally got them done and cleaned up the kitchen.
Then we played games and I got tired of hearing , "I am bored". Baking, swimming, bowling, playing games what more do you want, the TV are you kidding me. Finally she was getting silly with the games so I put her to bed. I straighten up and played some computer games and then went to bed. I couldn't really sleep because of the wind and rain and not knowing what was going to happen. About 4:30 AM I got up because the noises where not the same and I wanted to see what was going on. The wind had changed direction so now it was coming from the south where it was coming from the east yesterday.
I went back to bed but did not get much rest because all of a sudden about 6:30 AM there was beaten and banging on my house. I got up and looked out my window and a white aluminom 10 foot long piece of siding came at the window. I grabbed my robe and went outside and it was raining but I had to find out what was going on. The piece of siding that covers the edge of the roof was hanging from a nail and beating and banging the side of the house and window. I tried to pull it down because it still was in good shape so it could be nailed back up on the siding.The A shape of the roof where you have a window that is for air flow was coming off. I need some repairs done along with recepticles on the deck which are bad. I don't have a light in my shower or any working outlet in the big bathroom because they tie into the deck electric line and it is dead. I have called my brother in law that does construction to get me an electriction but he can't find someone to do the work. Small jobs people don't want to bother with then. I need to find someone that does small job and can do anything when they come and will not charge an arm and leg to do it. LOL. Well after I saw the damage I tried to go back to sleep but the banging was terrible so I got up and it woke up little one too.
Well we started today with no cable etc. and the wind was still blowing to beat the band. The water did go down in the pool because it runs out of the skimmer if it gets too high. I walked around the yard to see what has too be done and my arbors where blown apart, pears are on the grown, my pretty zinnas are broke in half so I pulled the flower off to save the seed. The ground was water whereever I walked, some deep, other just squshing. Garden is done, tomatoes are on the grown off the bush. I am just going to pull everything up and rotory till it when it drys some because I almost sunk down in the dirt. I walked on the grass so I won't. Within a day or two any thing that is left will be rotten because of all the water. Still hope my sweet potatoes make it. Went inside and DGD wanted to watch a movie so I was hooking that up and a big pop and no electric. Cable just came back on and then the electric goes out so I still have no phone or anything. Little one wanted to swim so I let her and the pool had a lot of leaves in it. She drove under and was taking them out and I got the net and pulled a lot out. Bottom line I will have to vaccum it Wednesday. I will have to take her to school because right now they haven't cancel but a lot of others have. There are still places flooded and high tide comes in at 3 AM and that is going to flood places more. We finally got the electric and cable back on so evryone was happy. I made a salad with chicken,tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, romane lettuce, croutons and sharp shredded cheese for dinner. After dinner we made some chocolate chip, nut cookies and they did the same thing and stuck to the cookies sheet but I only cook 2 and then I put a couple of spoonfuls of creamy peanut butter and they did't stick anymore and turned out pretty good. Next time I use the chocolate chips or peanut chips I will use another recipie.
We played more games and finally I had to have her go to bed because she may have to get up early. So bottom line we survived Irene and not too much to fix up because I did my homework. I think people where ready for her and although some got worst than others it wasn't as bad as it could have been.
I remember telling you we are in a little valleyeof heaven here so what do we have in 4 days, a earthquake, hurricane and tornadoes but neither did much damage so we still won. I have plenty to eat and only 1 time to go out this week so there will be a lot of work done outside.
Now I have to get to bed because i might get a call at 6:30AM to take little one to school. I have her close ready in the bathroom and her breakfast will be ready for her too. I set it all out for her so if she gets up early and I am not up yet she can eat.
Now it is time for me to go to bed and pray there is not any noise from the piece that is hangin but it blow up on the roof so maybe it will just lay there.
All take care and hope everyone is safe. God bless you and have a good Monday.
Catch you tomorrow hope with some sleep.
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