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Tired Day

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Yesterday I figured out that the building supply store did not give us the right size of sheets of tin for the roof. We can do some patchwork but it is additional cutting of tin and what we don't need is more work. Lost half a night's sleep about this and had a tired day. Still thinking about it all and we will make do but we may not even finish before winter sets in. Glad Annie is home and she was so sweet about the fact that our little dog died. She is just the dearest friend and I am lucky to have her in my life. We will walk dogs tomorrow and I will try to borrow a dog to walk. Did well with nutrition today and got lots of exercise. Not a bad day really. Joined Indygirl's team, I just love their spirit!!!!

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DIANER2014 9/5/2012 6:21AM

    Sorry for your loss. Happy that your nutrition and exercise are going well. emoticon

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SHERYLDS 9/4/2012 6:26PM

    sorry for your loss emoticon

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MARYJEANSL 9/4/2012 12:30AM

  Well, I am very impressed that you are fixing your own roof. Wow!

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ZRIE014 9/4/2012 12:29AM

  today when i got up i felt too tired to exercise. but i decided that if i did not get up and do it, i would feel sorry later. after exercising, i was glad. emoticon

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Easy Meals to Make

Sunday, September 02, 2012

I will start a list here and add to it as I think of ideas.
1. salmon/potatos/veggies (sweet potato, red cabb, lima beans, carrots, cauliflower,)
2.bean salad, potato wedges, any veggie
3. soup (asian, hamburger, cr. of vegetable) grilled cheese sand. or tst and peanut butter
4.carrot cake oatmeal, flax seeds and coffee (breakfast) red river cereal for a change
5. macaroni and cheese with tuna and dill pickles made the way I like it.
6.stuffed peppers
7.poached chicken in orange jc., brown rice and veggies, green salad
8.lentil bulger salad, one salad makes about 8 portions
9. stir fry with any meat or soy product, brocolli, peppers, garlic, onions, and bok choy with soy sc, chicken broth, sesame oil and a little rice wine vinegar over a bed of brown rice
10 lean hamburger balls (mixed with onions and some flax seed and an egg) sauted with mushroom sc. served over brown rice or oven roasted potato wedges and green salad.
11. Canned beans, toast and green salad.(this one is particularly easy)

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LUCINDARW 9/6/2012 1:10PM

    The carrot cake oatmeal sounds great! Wish you would include the recipe. Lucinda

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LADYHYJINX 9/2/2012 11:14PM

    Great idea! emoticon

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SHERYLDS 9/2/2012 5:17PM

    I never heard of carrot cake oatmeal.....I'm on low carb
but oatmeal is one of the few starches I allow myself as a treat.
I found a few recipes for the carrot cake oatmeal ... now I can't wait to try it

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DIANER2014 9/2/2012 2:07PM

    They sound great, I'm gonna try some of them. emoticon

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Lazy Day

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

This morning I had a hard time getting my butt in gear to get on the roof and put on more strapping for under the tin. But once I was up there I got a lot done and in no time it was lunch. Then we had to go for our medical appts with the nurse practitioner. Lots of medical stuff in the near future. I have to have a renal ultrasound and then when we get back from Mexico I need to see the specialist. There is as always concern about my systolic b/p, sigh. Shirley and I were supposed to do a bunny release by 3 but it didn't work out so now we will do it on Sat. It iis all good! I have finished the second book in the Hunger Games series and it is very exciting.


The Roof, roof, roof

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Just a short blog today (I have made a vow to try to do so regularly as a journal). We are putting a new roof on and I thought I could avoid most of it but as usual even though this was not my idea I am doing half the work. We are putting strapping on top of shingles and then tin. My anal husband wanted all the strapping painted so I had to paint 100 2X4s with old paint. This is so no rot can happen. It will look fantastic when it is all finished but it is such hard work and my body aches in places I never knew had nerve endings. But friends are coming for a visit tomorrow and the next day and we will fish all day. Have to pee in a bucket, get a lot of sun and generally get exhausted. But the salmon are huge and so delicious it makes my mouth water. They are plentiful right now probably the only place in the world with lots of salmon. We can catch 12 a day and trout are freebies. What a life!


Patience and Tolerance

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Usually I am a fairly patient person. I have to be with a husband with a neurological disorder, difficult family and well I am getting older not younger. Usually I am content with my degree of patience. Averting tantrums on the homefront is usually a snap, family can be thought about later and their stuff can be ignored as a rule. What else can you do? But in May our old dog died, sad but inevitable. Then our delightful pup was killed by accident that one I had far more difficulty with. A lot of family crap happened, not able to deal quite as easily with it as usual. That is how I came to tell my youngest daughter that she had a big mouth and that she thinks she knows everything. Ouch! She is angry, never mind that I hit the nail on the head. Her older sister had a long talk with me yesterday(when did she get to be the mom and I the kid?) But the gist of what she said was 1. Mom, people are all varying degrees of difficult and you need to tolerate them. You will only make friends with those whom you enjoy but she is your daughter. 2. No matter what you cannot go all your life without those two grandkids we all adore. Amen to that! So now what. Cards and letters first, Then phone and ask to talk to grandkids. 3. After a while you will go there and pretend nothing ever happened. So sayeth the wise daughter. AMEN

Other than that I love spark coach, am doing well tracking food, trying out exercises and if I can simmer down I will get onto the last of ElizRns stuff. My wight is finally down below 145, just. I have been there a long time and want to get better. I have thought of a new hairdo that I can make happen so here comes the new me!

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SSKELTON1 8/25/2012 2:57PM

    glad to see you are still tell the truth i just had a blow up with one of my children,,,,,,,,must come with emoticon
All water under the bridge now!
I will have to look to see if you have updated any photos....Ive been kinda in a platue of my own emoticon
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BINGEFREEBABE 8/24/2012 8:54AM

Thanks for sharing this. As the mother of two girls, I totally get the dynamic.

Best wishes on your journey, Hope.

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