Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Talk about busy! I feel busier than LuckyGirl during Tax season!
But I'm doing well. Today, DH (still on vacation) and I did the Tuesday Clubhouse Coffee thing and had coffee, I practiced with the bunch for the Memorial Day festivities and then we went off to stop at the store DH works at so he could pickup some paperwork and call one of his customers to seal a deal. Then we went to the office supply store and spend my hard earned rewards ($88.00) and $10.00 off coupon to get a case of paper and enough ink to supply me in black, cyan, and magenta for a couple of months.
When we got home, I was worn out so I took a nap while DH went out to do a bit more work for the store and his customer. Half hour later he was back and I decided to get on with things around the house.
We just brought his favorite hutch from his mom's summer house that she is selling yesterday, so the thing only fit where another was sitting so we moved two hutches yesterday which meant taking all the tea cups and saucers out and cleaning them both and all the tea cups and saucers and putting them all away. Of course things are being distributed in different places now, but it feels good because we are cleaning some well deserved places.
I've got Ghost Hunters (SE Paranormal GH Family) coming on Saturday and I would like to have it look closer to House Beautiful as oppossed to some abandoned dump. So a good cleaning is being done.
Tomorrow, I'm testing for my medical transcription position. I have to pass 3 tests and this is the first one. I feel so good about how much I have learned. Pray for me, think great thoughts, wish me luck, whatever, as I think I am going to pass this one. If I don't pass it, you won't hear a word about it and please don't ask. I'll be too embarrassed to discuss it. And I'll be pretty buried under studying, too. If I pass it, I'll let the world know, then I'll have to be buried for at least two weeks to pass test 2 and again for test 3.
I'm a little jittery but I can handle this.
Have a super day and keep Sparkling my friends.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Even with DH hanging around on vacation and I managed to get a lot done, I got the laundry done, the sheets washed and back on the bed, all my Sparking for the day, including food and fitness tracker, my exercise, meals on time, snacks on time, and I came in under allotted calories and allotted Carbs so an excellent day for me.
Now, I'm too tired, brain wise to go on so I'm taking my brown-out to bed a little early, but I worked it hard today so it deserves an extra token of sleep.
Nite, Nite, Termite!
Keep Sparkling my friends!
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.
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