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Monday blahs.

Monday, October 20, 2014

5 times "up" the basement steps

October 20, 2014
Took recyclables and dirty clothes to the basement
Let the dog out
Sorted dirty laundry
Started a load of wash
Let the dog in
Took thyroid pill
Did some Swagbucks
Printed some grocery coupons from Swagbucks
Looked at Facebook
Let the dog out
Put wash into the dryer
Made coffee, cooked breakfast
Took the rest of my medications
Let the dog in
Gathered towels, face cloths, sponge, dish cloth, dish towel and pot holders to wash
Washed a load of towels
Read the Bible
Gathered ash tray, pop cans and travel mug out of son's bathroom
Put clean hand towels in the kitchen and son's bathroom
Emptied and washed the ash try
Put towels in the washer into the dryer
Loaded the dishwasher and started it
Rinsed out 6 pop cans

I still feel tired after days of stomach problems. I listed what I did just to show hubby that I did something. He was in an awful mood all day yesterday and tried to pick a fight several times. I seethed on the inside, but did not answer him.

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TEXASFILLY 10/20/2014 8:40PM

    Welp, I'm gonna confess when I read that 5 times up 'n down the stairs~ I just didn't have the strength to read that mighty long list of all you did, you Superwoman. It's been a 12~hour day and I'm beat. *hugs* And I'm so sorry about your tummy probs~ pray you are well soon. emoticon BB~ emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 10/20/2014 8:29PM

    You did the right thing not feeding into the fight. I do the same thing. Even if it means I go for a walk to get away, I do that! My DH doesn't have a clue as to all I do in a day either. But, whatever. I do it and that's that.

HUGS! Hope he's in a better mood!

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 10/20/2014 8:19PM

    My husband would get moody when he was not feeling well. Perhaps he is worried about his surgery.

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CHEBBA 10/20/2014 7:18PM

    I know how you feel re writing out a list of what you do. DB used to come home from work and it often felt as if, being 7+years older and thus retired earlier than him, I rather had to justify that he hadn't been the only one 'working'! I did a list just like yours on a few occasions, and those little jobs seemed to be so petty when committed to print - but hey, they don't just magic themselves done! The laundry fairy, the dishwasher wizard, the pop can collector and washer-upper don't just breeze through like ectoplasm! All the traipsing back and forth takes TIME, even if it's mundane stuff. Now that DB is retired, he is incredulous about how little time we have to just sit and relax - and now that I have welcomed him to MY world, he has admitted that the hours he spent on the squadron were mostly less frenetic than running the home! Oh yes, you won't be the first and you won't be the last wife to write a little list. Now then, let's start on the topic of loos and the men who think that they magically stay pristine without women quietly being the unsung heroines of 'rest room' cleaning………!

Aaaarrrrghghgh!!! Keep your chin up, lass!

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FROSTY99 10/20/2014 7:08PM

    I think men have PMS too, they would just never admit it! Hope your tummy gets better soon. So hard to work and not feel good.

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ROXYZMOM 10/20/2014 7:04PM

    My hubby gets like that sometimes. I point it out when he gets like that - - MEN!!

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ROXYZMOM 10/20/2014 7:04PM

    My hubby gets like that sometimes. I point it out when he gets like that - - MEN!!

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BABY_GIRL69 10/20/2014 6:21PM

    Sometimes people have to let out their frustrations and its possible its not even about you personal. We often get in a mood over things we can't seem to understand. At the same time don't you start getting frustrated too. Talk a walk or talk to a friend about something meaningless just to have a calm conversation....

God bless & be encouraged!


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Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

My son is asking me to go and stay at his new townhouse when the cable is supposed to be installed.

Hubby took the car in for an oil change this morning.

I am asking my sister about buying a treadmill from her or my niece. I am not sure which one it belongs to, or even if they want to sell it. My niece bought it from a woman going through a divorce and it is supposed to be high-end. She then took it to my sister's house, but my sister said she hurts too badly to use it and that it is just sitting in her garage. I have learned to ask, nothing ventured, nothing gained, and even if the answer is "No," I haven't lost out on anything.

The weather here has been windy and in the 50's. Tomorrow the daytime high is supposed to be 55 and overnight the low is to be 36. Brrrr! That's 4 degrees above freezing!

I have done little since a bout with IBS and I need to get back in the program. I think having a treadmill in the basement would be great. Then even if I am having stomach problems, I won't have to venture out into the cold to do my exercise.

We are going to try to shut down the pool ourselves this year and unhook all the hoses to the pump. I need to start bringing in our outdoor patio set and the solar cover. I need to make a list and ask my husband to help me. I can't lug in the solar cover by myself or carry the patio table in by myself. If I get the treadmill, I will have to have my son help with that. My sister said she thought it weighs 130 pounds. There are a lot of things going on this week and next. I still need to go boot shopping too.

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ROXYZMOM 10/19/2014 10:43PM

    Sounds great! I know you liked the last treadmill.
I brought my geraniums in today.

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FROSTY99 10/19/2014 8:39PM

    Sounds like a busy week but it always gets dicey this time of year. So much to do to prepare for winter. We usually closed our pool by the middle of September when we lived in STL because the nites got cooler and we quit using it so it saved on chemicals.
Hope all comes together for you and it doesn't get too cold. We are having awesome weather-in the low 80's and 60's at night.


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CHEBBA 10/19/2014 7:19PM

    I always enjoy hearing about your routes and thoughts. I hope you get that treadmill, I really enjoy the one at the gym, even though I never thought I would. Keep us posted on the treadmill situation. Good luck.

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MAMISHELI53 10/19/2014 1:05PM

    Ugh, boot shopping! I need to do that too before I NEED them with ice and snow and sluch!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/19/2014 7:47AM

    Good luck w/the treadmill and closing down your pool yourselves.


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TEXASFILLY 10/19/2014 1:51AM

    That is a lot to accomplish, but you can do it. Just eat that elephant one bite at a time, sister. emoticon BB~ emoticon emoticon

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We're helping our son to get things he will need.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

I didn't feel well yesterday evening, I had gut problems. I didn't go to church because there aren't that many bathrooms between here and there. I went to sleep in the bed, but was up by 1:30 AM and finished the night in the recliner. Today I took it easy too and will work tomorrow be the Lord Willing.

My son went out tonight and bought some things for his new townhouse, pans, a broom and dust pan, a plastic spoon, a pizza cutter,vegetable peeler, spatula, some baking dishes and cookie sheets, two laundry baskets. He bought a bunch of knives with the wooden block holder with his girlfriend the other night. I gave him a new casserole pan with a lid from a Corning outlet in West Virginia. He got a metal mixing bowl with a ladle. I know I am missing some things, but I don't want to go through his stuff to look.

I told him to go to the Dollar Tree and look and make a list on his smart phone and delete what he buys or check it off. I don't have a smart phone and can't tell you what its capabilities are. I told him to get a container of laundry detergent to take with him. He doesn't want to take from us because of hubby being off work for two months. It will be okay. I told him if he e-mailed me his lists, I could be on the lookout in the newspaper for him and e-mail him where to get stuff on sale.

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KNEEMAKER 10/18/2014 12:51PM

  I miss my three kids too but everyone has to leave the nest sooner or later and make their own. Then we get to spoil the grand kids. Enjoying that now. Keep on keeping on! emoticon

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 10/18/2014 11:47AM

    I left home at age 20 and lived in a furnished apartment. I had nothing. The first thing I did was buy bed linen, pots and pans, a few utensils. I had some daily dishes given to me. I did remember toilet paper, vitamins, and an alarm clock. I bet he is excited. Having your own place for the first time whether renting or owning is an exciting experience. Remind him of the Good Will Store as well. I still roam there now and then.

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MAMISHELI53 10/18/2014 9:41AM

    I agree with Frosty - thrift stores are great.
It's hard to set up housekeeping for the first time...and then hard to move after decades of accumulation! That's why I'm staying put as long as possible! emoticon

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FROSTY99 10/17/2014 5:00PM

    I don't know about your area, but when we moved in and needed nearly everything, I checked thrift stores and yard sales and got new and nearly new items for pennies on the dollar. I still do the bulk of my buying at these places and save mega money on what we need. To us, it is the thrill of the hunt! Going to two big community sales tomorrow!!!


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1CRAZYDOG 10/16/2014 10:07PM

    Good luck to your son!

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ROXYZMOM 10/16/2014 9:33PM

    So exciting for all of you! You are going to be an empty nester!!

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Ta Da list of chores completed today

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Day 120 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak)
Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning ⊗ 15 minutes 138 calories burned

October 14, 2014
Took thyroid pill
Folded a basket of clothes
Put clothes from washer into dryer
Threw away son's empty cigarette pack
Put recycling where it goes
Let the dog out/in
Put clothes away
Gave the cat and dog treats
Picked up/put away living room (PUPA)
Unwrapped newspaper and laid it on hubby's chair
Put shoes on shoe rack
Rinsed out aluminum cans
Emptied dishwasher
Emptied trash can in the living room
Put 1 cup of Lime Away in the dishwasher and started it
Made breakfast and had a cup of coffee
Took rest of morning medications
Clipped coupons
Filed coupons and cleaned up mess from cutting them out
Let the dog outside
Took pop cans and empty laundry basket to the basement
Found a pair of tweezers in the bottom of the dishwasher, cleaned them with rubbing alcohol and put them away
Checked my blood glucose
Stripped sheets off of our bed
Gathered towels and face cloths from two bathrooms, dish towel, potholders, dish cloth and sponge from the kitchen and took to the basement
Folded/hung up a basket of clothes
Put sheets and towels into the washer
Cleaned dryer vents
Put away clothes and laid out clothes for after a shower later on
Shut off the heat pump
Opened the bathroom window
Sprayed tub surround, but ran out of cleaning spray
Went to basement and got another can
Emptied six trash cans in different rooms and put the trash in the can on the landing
Put two rolls of toilet paper in the vanity
Replaced bag in one of the trash cans
Loaded dishwasher with dirty dishes
Ate lunch
Tuned into the weather channel, it looks like it might storm here but no storms are called for today
Cleaned tub surround and cleaned off all the stuff we keep in the tub for bathing
Sprayed the tub and will wait for the cleaner to do its magic
Cleaned inside of the bottom of the opened window between the window screen and window frame
Cleaned tub. The container of tub cleaner wouldn't spray so I had to find something else to do the outside of the tub and the edge of the tub
Took clothes out of dryer
Put out clean kitchen dish towel, dish cloth, potholders and sponge
Put clean towels and face cloths in the bathrooms
Scoured the tub bottom with a magic eraser and cleaner
Read the Bible
Cleaned two shower rods and a set of shower curtain rings
Washing shower curtain
Hubby called to say he was going to be late.
Put clean sheets and blanket on the bed
Washed cleaning cloth and magic eraser
Cleaned toilet in master bathroom
Put empty tissue box that was in the bathroom in the recycling
Cleaned the vanity in the bathroom
Wiped mirror in the bathroom
Put cleaning stuff away
Hung up clean shower curtain with cleaned shower curtain rings
Went through store ads in the newspaper
Marked things with a Sharpie I would like to buy
Threw away the ads that didn't have anything I was interested in

I have been thinking that I want to wash down my walls and paint. I need to buy painting supplies and paint, but I would like to have the house cleaned and painted before hubby has his surgery. I don't know if I can do it. I would time myself on the bathroom and see how long that room takes to complete.

Things went well today. Hubby wanted to rest yesterday after driving and he did, but I like to keep up with my work.

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TEXASFILLY 10/15/2014 6:22PM

    Dang! What are you on, gf? *LOL* You've been like a white tornado! emoticon emoticon emoticon Come clean my li'l dump 'n garden, gf! I betcha your place just shines 'n shines! YOU ROCK! emoticonBB~ emoticon

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 10/15/2014 1:50PM

    Whew! You have been busy!

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46SHADOW 10/15/2014 12:22PM

    What a day! Sounds like mine. Must feel good to write it all down and see in print.

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MAMISHELI53 10/15/2014 6:09AM

    Wow! That's inded a list to "Ta-Da!" about!

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ROXYZMOM 10/14/2014 9:49PM

    Wow! You certainly did get a lot done today.
What color are you going to paint the bathroom??

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FROSTY99 10/14/2014 9:04PM

    I got tired just reading all that!! Sounds like you accomplished a lot today!!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/14/2014 9:04PM

    Busy lady! Kudos on your accomplishments!


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My sister's health.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014
Day 119 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak)
Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) ⊗ 14 minutes 66 calories burned

My son sent an e-mail to me that shows the rooms in the townhouse he is buying. He is going to buy stuff to set up housekeeping this weekend and goes to settlement on October 27th.

I wanted to write tonight about my sister. She has had arthritis for a very long time. Saturday night at the time share, she stayed with us instead of with her children and grandchildren. She slept sitting up on the sofa. She cannot walk very far. She told me the length of her house is 50' and she cannot walk that far without stopping to rest. I noticed that when Mom died and we had to go to the Office of the Register of Wills.

She told me she has very high blood pressure and her doctor told her he thought if he put in a stent, that she could get off of all of her blood pressure medicine. My sister buys unsalted canned goods and does not use salt at the table. Something is wrong with her kidneys, she only has veins going to them and there should be an artery. There was not room to fit in a stent in a vein and her doctor said she will have to live taking blood pressure medicine for the rest of her life.

She was happy at Mom's memorial and I was too. Mom told us many times, that she did not want us to shed a tear when she died. Other than the memorial service, I could see that my sister was in a lot of pain. She is 71.

She told me that her daughter bought a treadmill for her, but she has never used it. I think they think that she can somehow turn this condition around. My sister's neck is permanently bent forward so that it looks like she is looking toward the ground. She turns her whole body to look at you.

I don't think she would have told me about all of this unless she is trying to tell me that she may die soon. I just hope that she won't have to go on dialysis in the future. I can't figure out why she would tell me this. When she had breast cancer, she never told me, Mom did. I thought I would write about it for my blog.

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46SHADOW 10/15/2014 10:29AM

    Sorry to hear about your sisters health problems. Must be very difficult.

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FROSTY99 10/14/2014 7:40PM

    Sorry to heat about your sister. HBP can certainly damage the kidneys. However it sounds like that is not the whole problem. I hope she was sharing so in case something happens you will be prepared or maybe she just needed to talk to someone and didn't think her kids were ready to hear this. Glad you were there for her.

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 10/14/2014 4:38PM

    I am guessing she is your older sister. Being the oldest in my family, I also rarely told my brother or other relatives of the challenges I faced. I did not tell them because I knew they had many of their own to deal with and did not need mine as well. That is what older siblings seem to do. They care for the younger ones most of their lives and it does not feel natural to change places. Even as we old farts get older. Prayers for you and your family both near and far. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 10/14/2014 9:48AM

    **SIGH** Sorry to hear about your sister. Couldn't tell you why she shared with you, but just that was good she did. Hope she decides to talk w/the Dr. perhaps about PT to increase her strength and endurance to whatever level her body can attain.


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ROXYZMOM 10/14/2014 8:40AM

    It may be that she feels more comfortable telling you things now. She may have just needed to vent and you may be the closest to her. That sounds so painful, poor thing. I will say a prayer for her.

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MAMISHELI53 10/14/2014 6:34AM

    We don't always tell family members every little thing we're going through...or even every BIG thing. Your sis is 71? I guess all things considered, that's not bad. I hope her final years, however many or few they may be, have many happy moments.
I learn about my siblings' health mainly through their facebook posts, since we live so far apart.

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PRAIRIECROCUS 10/14/2014 1:28AM

    You and your sister are in my thoughts and prayers.
God Bless.

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