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Messy Monday!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Pouring rain, and dull but at least I am not in as much pain. Still super stiff and can tell it will be sore but am hoping that if I walk around the house and maybe do some easy yoga that is specifically in my back class it may help. HUbby woke with that same very super sore knee this is the 3rd time he has had it. We are falling apart! LOL
Today is going to dd to go shopping and pricing then maybe to do a bit of work in her bathroom. Helps us as we have to take the wall down by tub taps as when we bought it needed to be replaced so even if we stay or sell has to be done soon. So we will have an idea of $.
Hopefully will make some shepards pie for dad today. Tomorrow we go back to dil to help her attach some things to the wall better as Thomas is all boy! LOL nuff said!
Wednesday is the meeting at cottage country and our friends that live an hr farther down the road said lets meet for lunch. so that would be nice, havent seen them in long time. Good to chat with someone that knows us well and we haven't seen in ages.
So busy week again and I am going to go to dads with the stuff and say what was it you wanted... cos don't have the guts to say what did you want to say about the mortgage but as hubby says we hae to know what he thinks about all this....
okay gotta scoot making my oatmeal and needs a stiring. cya

Back in earnest to:

What will I do today to make my tomorrow a better day?
- take vitamins and omega 3 - Goal Met
-eat healthy all day
-drink my water
-walk around the house
-me time
-think more positive that things will eventually sort out

I will be back to check them off! I keep forgetting that as some nights don't turn on puter.
HUGS have a great day

Editing and boy I didn't walk around the house but did walk around home depot type stores from 12 till 5!!!! OMG dd got a new sink and an awesome deal on a shower unit. the tyupe with all the diff sprays that go all over the place for 100 down from 300. and she took so many pics of flooring to show her hubby. Now we are both beat.... she just called asking can dad come show me how to do the foam stuff in a bit. lol he shows and she does most of the work. She is pretty handy, moe than her hubby for sure.
Tonight i am going to boil up some potatoes for shepards pie tomorrow.
hubby wouldn't eat it with cauliflower Deanna, and dad didn't eat the last ones I made him cos I put veggies in them. only put hambuger, gravy and mashed potatoes with butter in it. Nver heard of corn or stuff. so........ I will add veggies to ours but just make him some individual ones.
But this eve I need to rest. Am exhausted, then tomorrow is take those to dad, then go to Thomas to fix ups some stuff to be safer for him. Then wed to the meeting about our land......... geesh. bed will come early this eve.
hugs all and will drink more water yet.

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TEMPEST272002 10/17/2011 3:59PM

    Hey - I made Sheperd's Pie last night & just shared the recipe on my blog. It's made with whipped cauliflower instead of potatos, reducing carbs/cals. Hope you have a great day.

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NEW-CAZ 10/17/2011 10:57AM

    Busy, busy busy Cinders.
Great idea to have a conversation with your dad about the accomodation arrangements.
Have a good week emoticon

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MENNOLY 10/17/2011 9:31AM

    Hope you have a good day. I don't know if you have seen this article but it might be useful to your husband.
Have fun shopping for your new fixtures. Shepherd's pie sounds tempting. emoticon emoticon

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HOAGIE22 10/17/2011 8:44AM

  Git Er Done!!!

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OMG what a MEEEEE day!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

OH man what an afternoon!!! WOW awesome, fantastic, healing, theraputic what else can I say. I drove for an hr to get to this 102 year old house that the owner of the retreat has bought out in the country. I knew the way so was a nice drive with fall colours and not too busy roads.
Came in and filled her in on all my many things in the past 2 years. mum, work, dad, hubby and kids, and all the pain... so I said what do you suggest I am putty in your hands. and OMG what awesome healing hands.
She started with a foot soak, then suggested refelxology (which she has done on me before along with massage) almost an hr on my feet. It worked so well, If elt electic pulses in certain areas, heaviness in other areas, could feel my upper chest feel not as constricted... then she massages from knees down, then up to my head where she did crainal sacral massage and when she got to my R side of my neck tears just flowed. it was so tight and felt so good. she said i may feel woozy or emotional. Then said roll over and she massaged my back, up and down the sides of my spine resting her hands on the lower back and into my hips. OMG I started to tear and everytime she got near my lower back right at the L4-S1 area ( tailbone and just above) I would have tears then it got to shaking crying, she stopped said are you okay, oh yes. I wasn't even really thinking anything just releasing. So did that for while, then just rested her hands on my back up and down my spine. Then told me take my time getting dressed. I did then got up met her in the kitchen, said do you have time for the jade healing bed. OMG sure. so it is infared and jade in a mat you lay on. So much easier on my back than my sauna. but don't get the detox of the sauna. Anyway 3o mins of that!!!!
I know it is 2 -2.5 hr treatment for half day. I got there at 12:45 and left at 4:45!!!!! Called hubby told him I was on my way and got home na dhe had a light supper ready! OH what a day.
you can only imagine how healthy, light, healing but yet tired and rung out all at once. I need a nap! LOL early bed this eve.
So still no real idea. wavering both of us from apt in town to land. Apt is so more realistic cos near dad, near kids, near grandbabies. and all dr apt ect. and we can slowly build a cottage on our land.
only thing with this is hubby has in his head that we need a more fuel efficent vehicle even if we stay in the city. He has always always always...... ad infinite changed vehicle. I said why if we are in the city the one we have is good enough adn wa will be able to afford to go to PEI ect. anyway will see tomorrow we are going to go look at apt buildings and find out the cost of rental even to see if it is feasible and probably go look at prius cars.
also got the car seat for Eva today, and will drop that off, and then it is octoberfest at legion and dad got us all tickets so thats tomorrow at 5.
hope you all had a great day and tonight I am just saying what did I do for me today....................
I had a super ME day and let it all go, sighed, deep breathing, cried just let my body be.

HUGS to you all and if you are in the NS area, in HRM, Truro, WIndsor check out my addy below she is FANTASTIC.


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ZESTYLADY 10/14/2011 3:39PM

    I want a day like yours!!!

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TEMPEST272002 10/14/2011 10:08AM

    Some people are natural healers and I imagine your appointment went long because this woman could see that you really needed her at this time. How lovely that your spa day wasn't just business to her, but an opportunity to really make a difference in your overall health. The spa day alone was lovely, but her extra attention made it a real gift.

I was seeing red flags when you're talking about hubby wanting a prius. I have such a hard time saying no to my hubby, even when I know I should. You too? Recent money issues you've written about make me think - is hubby trying to meet his own pleasure needs with the transient thrill of a new car... even though you can't really afford it right now? This getting a new car thing - it could be a reaction to his feeling stressed & wanted to do something to "feel good", just as you might dive into a big old box of chocolates... only way more expensive.

Make him do the math! Actually work out how much the loan/lease will cost each month versus the money saved on fuel (get out the calculator and do 2 sets - one for each country & city driving). Having owned a hybrid, I know it cost me way more in lease than I ever saved in gas!

And if he won't do that - at least hold him off. Convince him to wait until you've made a decision about where to live & have actually lived there for 1 month. You won't know what your actual needs are until you are living them!

Good luck on the apartment hunting tomorrow. I think renting is a smart idea since you guys are expecting some big life changes with your dad and your country property. Taking care of a yard & just everyday household repairs can take up alot of time and energy. Might be nice not to do them for a while.

I hope I'm not being too much busy-body on the advice here. As always, please feel free to disregard any & all of it!

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NEW-CAZ 10/14/2011 3:14AM

    Sounds like you needed that Cinders, how fantastic to just let go, bliss!

Have a great Friday emoticon

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COSMIC_ENERGY 10/13/2011 11:05PM

    Sounds fantastic. I made an appt for Sat. facial, 1 massage & pedicure. Lost my cousin to liver cancer today and a friend just had surgery for ovarian cancer. Tomorrow would have been Dad's 90th.

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Terrific Tuesday

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Another day of bautiful weather and colours. The trees are so pretty, cos we had a few days of nearly winter, the cold has brought outthe vibrant colours.

Today, hubby has a dr apt and then goes to donate blood. I think I will go with him and while he is giving blood, I will walk the block around the church where it is held at. I also walked the dog this am, slooooooooow as she was limping a bit. And I did a JOYINKY and did 10 laps around my main floor! LOL even told the dog she had to wait 2 more laps to go out on the deck! LOL

This morning is the first day in bit that I haven't woken with a headache and super tired. Those pills are a pain, they do take the flutters and pain awway but are hard on your liver apparently and make me so tired. anyway am down to 2 a night instead of 3.

So totally back on track from our vacation and 2 thanksgiving suppers. Must say DD loves doing that stuff, had made carrots with maple syrup and almonds, a squash and apple dish ( which I actually liked!!), and everyting else was great. Her turkey turned out good, SHE actually cleaned and stuffed it with stuffing for grampa. She who won't touch meat, nearly makes her sick to touch it, been a veg. since she was 12. So I did the pots and pans and then drove dad home, and we went back for dessert. I had a tiny pc of pumpkin pie, and yes had to try her carrot pumpkin cake, but only a silver. She did so well!

Now mucst get the rest of this day started. Hubby is up and getting ready to go to dr apt. Then back for bit, let dd dog out as they both hadto leave and are late getting home. After lunch blood letting time LOL

What will I do today to make my tomorrow a better day!?
-walk dog emoticon
-do more laps in house
-drink my water
-think positive
- stay on track with portion and good food
-do some weights for arms

Will be back this eve to let you know how well I do today.
HUGS sparkers and have a super day.

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JOYINKY 10/11/2011 9:28PM

    Hope you get hooked on those in house laps! They keep me going!

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TEMPEST272002 10/11/2011 11:04AM

    Sounds like your daughter did you proud with supper. What a feast! Did you get the squash/apple recipe from her? We're having the same kind of weather & it's so beautiful here right now. I grew up on the West Coast where it's green/grey at this time of year - so the fall colour in Quebec is really stunning to me. Hope you enjoy your walk round the church later. Great job looking for opportunities to get in a little bit of extra exercise.

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NEW-CAZ 10/11/2011 10:54AM

    Glad you're feeling a bit brighter Cinders!

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MENNOLY 10/11/2011 10:18AM

    Glad things are looking up. Your daughters side dishes sound really yummy. I kove almonds with anything and squash and apples sound good. My favorite part of Thanksgiving has always been the sides. Hope your day goes well. emoticon

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Happy Thanksgiving my fellow Canadians!

Monday, October 10, 2011

What a beautiful sunny warm day. We broke record highs yesterday. Such great fall weather.
I have a lot to be thankfulf or this year.... I may not feel great today, a huge headache that I woke with but am still thankful that I was able to get up, walk, move, and take dog for walk.
Thankful that we have options and not just omg losing our house. Thankful that I am as well as I am, and don't have MS etc. Thankful that my breast scare in March was just that, a scare. Thankful that I am able to make choices that can affect my health and wellbeing. Thankful that hubby is doing okay and not overly nuts about all this stuff going on. Thankful for Thomas and his almost here sister Eva. Of course my kids and their families. My dad for being here, and even though a lot of my stress is around him, I don't want him to be gone unless he was suffering.
HUGS to all, there are more that I can list but right now being on the puter isn't helping my head.
What can I do today to make my tomorrow a better day?
-proper portions at dd thanksgiving dinner
-walked the dog
- drink my water
-think positive
- and make a decision ( that would help my mental health)

well off for a rest and then shower to go to dd. hoping the tylenol will take the headache away.
HUGS all!!!

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TEMPEST272002 10/10/2011 9:07PM

    Happy Thanksgiving. You do have a lot to be thankful for. It's always good to remember that. We are having beautiful warm weather too. Hubby & I went out for a 4 hour hike today & I spent time on the trail just being thankful that I am ABLE to do that.

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COSMIC_ENERGY 10/10/2011 8:23PM

    You have come a long way baby! Yes we all have much to be thankful for!

Do you have a big Thanksgiving dinner with family?

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MENNOLY 10/10/2011 4:20PM

    Have a lovely Thanksgiving!

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NEW-CAZ 10/10/2011 12:31PM

    Enjoy your day Cinder, Happy Thanksgiving emoticon emoticon

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FLAXEN 10/10/2011 11:58AM

    Enjoy your day!

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Wet windy Wednesday!!!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

WOW what a change in weather, it is downright chilly and windy and rain. LOTS of rain and they said maybe a Snow dare I say that word!! flurry. I don't think so it isn't that cold. It is supposed to clear up as we get closer to weekend so good we are probably going to have okay weather to drive.
My back is still very bad, but at least I can move a bit more. Will continue to be very careful, have Mur rub cream on it, and ice and take my morphine. Whew.
Called the long term insurnace - had to leave a message, no reply yet. Anyway whatever.
We are talking about so much, I am just so thankful that he is talking as a few years back - he would have had anxiety panic attacks and not talked it out. So many diff. senarios. We want to live in the country, but our land is wooded and 5 km off a dirt road in cottage country. Beautiful but.... will I be able to do the gardening I want? will he want to do the upkeep... So many decsions, not a hurry but just now that we know it is a done thing we can talk and decide. Last night he had the cottage/house plans looking at them, now today he is talking apartment - something he never ever wanted. Or do we get a new house that is better for us smaller or a diff one that is laid out to have dad. Or do our own thing and then have dad in his apt till he can't. OH I don't know....... anyway not all of it has to be decided now but do like talking it out.
Well going to go get a bit done for leaving in the am. Had to cancel yoga, I can't get my own socks or shoes on so can't imagine getting up and down on the mat and then having someone there put my socks and shoes on.
Hope all is well with you all and I will be back by sunday if not sooner.

What can I do today to make my tomorrow a better day?
-drink my water
- eat well and remembe while away not to over indulge in sweets
-rest, relax and ice my back
-think positive
-try hard not to be overwhelemed
-walk when able

thanks for being around for me. and I will be back, with a better back, clearer mind and right back on track! HUGS

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NEW-CAZ 10/6/2011 3:21AM

    Take care Cinders, enjoy your break and come back refreshed and energized
Luv and emoticon

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VON_1962 10/5/2011 9:25PM

    Have a great trip in PEI! I have my meeting with work tomorrow about the job position. Not too sure about it after talking to someone they already spoke too. Will fill you in when you get back. Keep working your program! I am making progress--slow but, it is working. ((hugs)) Glad you and hubby are talking things through.

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MENNOLY 10/5/2011 6:13PM

    Do take care of yourself, enjoy your trip and come back better than you left!

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JOYINKY 10/5/2011 5:28PM

    Take care, enjoy your trip and come back rested and on track.
Hugs, Joy

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