Thursday, March 25, 2010
We've been having a busy week.
Mon and Wed mornings we took cars for state inspection. M-T-W afternoons we volunteered in one grandson's classroom. Tue a.m. we volunteered in the other grandson's class.
On the way home from the car dealer Wed we stopped at Wal-Mart (my DH swears it's my favorite store) and I picked up another pair of bike shorts (I wear them for exercising). I didn't try them on because I wear that size pants. Tried the shorts on when I got home and was surprised (and delighted) to find the waist band was waaaay loose. So, when we went past that Wal-Mart today (ran an errand elsewhere), we stopped in and I exchanged them for the next smaller size. Hurray for spandex!
This evening we attended Josh's (4th gr) Spring music concert. There were 2 schools of 4th graders, and there were instrumental and vocal renditions. Didn't last more than 1 hr, thankfully, but we enjoyed it very much. We sat there and picked out (identified) several of Josh's classmates that we work with.
Tomorrow is laundry day (that's Bob's job) and then grocery shopping. Saturday I donate blood ('x' your fingers that my iron count is hi enuf), then I go to a jewellery party. Whew! What a busy week for us. But it's been a good week, and I'm glad I'm healthy enuf to go and to do all that I do.
BTW, Wal-Mart may be only my second favorite store - vying for 1st place is AC Moore, a craft store.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
My sciatica was acting up even before Darby (our pit bull) knocked me down half a dozen stairs the other day. I'm not sure how much is sciatica and how much discomfort is a result of the sliding down the stairs! I've been doing my (PT) exercises for sciatica, and continuing cardio, because I believe that's better than sitting around grousing at the dog. It was my fault I guess, because I know she 'has to' be the first one down the stairs, and I didn't let her go first. sigh. When will I learn.
Ok, enuf feeling sorry for myself. I cleaned the kitten room ( approx 12' x 15") this morning - it took 80 minutes today. Great calorie burning. There are metal cages to clean, multiple litter boxes to sift, food/water bowls to wash and refill and then there's the floor: sweep, then vac, then mop then dry with a bath towel. By the time I get done w/just the floor, I know I've worked a bunch of muscles. I enjoy doing it: I'm giving to the community (it's a no-kill shelter), I'm getting exercise, and I get a kitty fix. Since I'm allergic to them now, I cannot be owned by any. B4 going to the shelter, I take an antihistamine - that gets me thru the exposure just fine.
Have a great day, everyone.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Not only are there buds on trees and bushes, but my weeping willow has delicate green leaves on it.....very pretty. I do enjoy the bare limbs of winter, but am always glad to see the new green on trees, too.
We had a couple of rainy days, but today is another sunshiney day, and I'm lovin' it. I already have 'hounded' my walking buddy to join me tomorrow for another walk in the neighborhood. I have to admit that if it weren't for our standing appts to walk together, I wouldn't get enuf exercise some days. She keeps me accountable.
Partly due to me (lazy, LOVING FOOD!) and partly due to the looooong respiritory infection I had this month, I'm not going to make my goal of being under 150 by the end of the month. HOWEVER, I'm re-adjusting and am working on seeing how much I CAN lose in the remaining days of March. I'm not discouraged, just a bit disappointed. Of course, I also haven't been working as hard at controlling my eating as I should have been - all my fault.
Now that I'm admiting my (controllable) part in this, I'm forgetting what is behind, and am pressing on towards the goal.
Have a great day everyone.
Friday, March 19, 2010
I walked w/my buddy today for the 1st time in MONTHS! Neither of us can walk in the cold, so during the winter I used my treadmill. It was WONDERFUL to walk outside today - warm, but not hot; slight breeze, great company. I've warned her that we WILL be doing this regularly again.
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