Sunday, May 22, 2011
Lately I have been so busy that I haven't been able to get it all done and my Sparking has suffered because of it. It started on Friday this week. My DH has Fridays and Sundays off and usually if I don't get something done on Friday, I get it done on Saturday, but this week had some extra stuff thrown in and then my DH drug some bins out of the shed and into the house. "We need to get these cleanout as I'm cleaning the shed." Then he walked back out and left the bins with me. I stacked them up in a corner as an answer to his demand that I drop everything and clean out bins from the shed. His answer to that was to drag them into the office and open them up then pull stuff out, forcing me to decide immediately what was junk and what was not. I HATE THAT! I've been a packrat as a kid, learned from my family, and I've changed over the years. I don't keep a lot of stuff - we rid ourselves of so much when we moved from Seattle to Florida in 2003. The good stuff I gave away broke my heart, but we saved a bundle and made the trip and I vowed never to save so much stuff again.
We are not nearly the packrats we once were, but we do have a few things and I try to keep the bins in the shed (one wall floor to ceiling and wall to wall) in order, well marked with what is in them and free of junk. DH had built it into the wall so you don't have to unstack the row to get to the bottom one. But now he wants me to get rid of Christmas stuff. Okay, so we unloaded some old ornaments and I went from 10 boxes of Christmas stuff to 5 or 6. Then the carpet in the office looked like the lawnmower guy had driven through and left tiny bits and pieces of the entire park in my office. And there sits DH with another bin open!
No! I'm cleaning the carpet before all this glitter and litter gets ground into the carpet, take that bin out of here! I was so irritated. Usually when he comes home, he sits on the couch and eats, then falls asleep watching TV. This is the nightly thing and I don't mind, until he drags in work for me and demands that it be done then. So now my life is upside down and hurried and I hate that as much as the bins being drug in.
So my idea is to have DH make a schedule of when he's cleaning the shed so I can coordinate my schedule for cleaning out bins. Schedule and will.
Keep Sparkling my friends!
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
I'll try real hard to keep this short - too late, it's already too long!
A couple days ago, my DH said, "Plan our meals around the veggies, we bought."
"I am," was my reply and I realized I had crosed a threshold I've been trying to cross for years. Planning my meals around the veggies instead of meat. Now I'm lucky if meat gets on the plate. No, I'm not bragging about being perfect, far from it, but it is nice to realize that I've finally transitioned from starting with meat and maybe thinking about the veggies. What a hoot!
Well - I guess that wasn't too long! Keep Sparkling!
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
I have been debating on posting a blog every day. Yes you get points for it, but what's the point? I can't seem to get there either so this attempt at doing one daily has made it to every other day so I guess I have no room to whine.
Today is a day where I felt like sleeping all day. Allergies do that to me and the other day I had a nasty day of allergies. However, yesterday I was buried in books all day and when 8pm came around, I was ready for a nice long sleep. I managed to stay awake until 10pm! But I paid the price by eating a half bowl of popcorn. Hubby made it and I think he used a small bag, but I don't know and to be honest, I don't want to know. I ate it, I'll have to live with it and do the exercise to work it off.
Weight loss has been moving slowly downward, which is what I want, although I had wanted to be 14 pounds less than what I am right now in a week from now. Won't make that, but I'm not giving up and not letting it set me back. I'll just keep on going and get there soon.
I'm trying to figure out a new date for my goal now. Then after deciding on the new date, I'll kick myself into a daily routine of determination and go for it! I know I can do this. I'm a Winner. Okay! Now that I've whipped myself into determination, I'm headed off to the kitchen to make a delicious salad for our dinner.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
I thought I would send out this word that GhostSister has changed her name to FloridaGhost
and it's already done so you should be seeing FloridaGhost instead of GhostSister from now on.
No special reason to change the name, other than I've been thinking about it forever so now I've done it.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
The pool is shut down for 10 days while they fix the whole in the bottom step where the tile fell out. It is ugly. Our maintenance guy, Bruce, takes such good care of our pool that you can clearly see that hole. I keep wondering why the water doesn't drain out through that hole and create a bigger mess, but it hasn't yet and it's been there for about 2 months. The wheels of contractors turn slower than the legal system.
It's pouring here with the T&L and dark skies but I'm enjoying my Saturday regardless of the thought of not being able to use the just reopened pool again for 10 days.
They just replaced all the St. Augustine grass so the pool was down for a week. Wish it could have all been done at the same time, but guess not. Anyway it will be open for Memorial Day which is a big day for me and it starts early.
Well, have a grand one everyone and Enjoy your weekend.
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