Sunday, May 24, 2009
So yesterday... well, yesterday and part of this morning (*eyeroll*) we moved some more stuff! Now, all my books, DVDs, yarn, fabric and a lot of my art stuff is at the new place. Which pretty much equals all my distractions are there! Well, except the ratlings. And Aaron.
I unpacked all those boxes of books into my enormous closet (YAY) so I could reuse those nice sturdy, medium sized boxes to pack today. I also unpacked about four kitchen boxes! I put stuff away for a good hour and a half last night (um, this morning)! So, just having stuff IN the cabinets at the new place makes me :D I really like this new apt.
I've got my fabric in my closet on the built in shelves in there. It worked out sooooo well! They are in their canvas bins, out of the way but all tidy. There was room for two yarn baskets (I have three... I know!) and my sewing machine on those shelves, too. It's temporary until my new bed is done being made (by Aaron assisting our friend Scott, who is a whiz with wood/tools) and I can use ALL the storage space in those built in drawers. SO excited!
I love all the storage space I have in this place.
And all the ELECTRICAL OUTLETS! My last two apartments had like 25% the amount of plugs I needed which = extension cordville. Not good!
I'll have to post pics once the place is pretty since you all dealt with my whining. ;)
Things are rolling. YAY!
I only have to work three days next week, I took off Thur and Fri in addition to my usual weekend to pack and move. So, I think I'm in pretty good shape? Going to pack some more stuff today and still REALLY need to get my donations to a thrift store. Sigh. Probably Thursday once Aaron is off work and can go with me.
Gotta shower, go home and pill Norman and give Jenna her heart meds, then it's pack pack pack, move move move. Oh, and NOM NOM NOM. I'm hungry!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Norman's looking pretty good. We got into my lovely vet (YAY, Doctor McSteamy - as my old roomie used to call him. He's pretty attractive. Heh.) and Normie got a urinalysis (blood, bacteria, some crystals), sub q fluids (now you can call him Hunchback) and is on an antibiotic plus his cosequin supplement daily.
Recheck in three weeks to see if the crystals go away with the infection. Hopefully he'll clear up quickly.
Looks like my Revolution shipped on Wednesday, so Jack's that much closer to mite relief. He's got some scabs on his neck that look just AWFUL. Poor baby. :( He's not itchy, though, so that's good. He's his normal licky bouncy crazy baby self. So that's good.
Packed up most of my kitchen yesterday evening. Finally got a hold of Aaron last night (he couldn't hear his phone and got confused why I hadn't called yet... and then saw three missed calls from me, oops) and we took over two carloads of boxes. Not huge carloads as we just used his little hatchback and my Civic but there are boxes IN the new apartment now! WOOT. Going to run another load over tonight, unpack my books onto the floor and bring those boxes back to reuse.
Looks like Aaron's folks want to help me move some stuff tomorrow. Have I mentioned I LOVE his family? I do. A lot. So, we'll at least borrow their van and move some of the bigger stuff tomorrow. The less I have to do when my folks get here next weekend, the better. Then mom can help me clean the old place and unpack at the new! Oh, and we can SHOP for new apt. stuff! LOL.
Pretty excited to see my mom, actually.
If she doesn't completely flip her sh** (I got yelled at for profanity? LOL whut?) when she sees me, I'll cry. Probably. Heh.
At my weigh in this morning I'm at 160.7, I've lost about 14 lbs. I'm only about 10 lbs from my first goal. 149 would put me at a normal BMI for the first time EVER. I'm at about 26.8 right now. So. Close. I'm also tempted to go to a store and see if I'm a size 8 now. I think I'm close!
Then we'll see if I can get to the 22 BMI range. Pttth. 135 seems so tiny! I can't even imagine myself that small. Heck, under 150 seems tiny! I'll plotz when I hit 149. Heh. If I could ever wear a size 6, I'd wet myself. Then do back flips. ;)
So, generally feeling better now.
Having acted on both my problems makes them less daunting.
I can do it! I can do it!
Friday, May 22, 2009
So, not only am I stressed out from moving and my lack of motivation (book case, DVD rack and some random crafty stuff is packed) NOW my foster cat, Norman, has a bladder infection and is urinating blood. It's probably the stress of me packing (jeez, I've barely done anything!) but it's just one more thing for me to worry about!
Now I have try to get him into a vet (on Memorial Day weekend!) and get him on antibiotics, cosequin each day and feed him special broth meals to keep his fluids up. Great. I mean, I'd do anything for the animals in my care, don't get me wrong, but pilling a cat WHILST trying to not go insane from moving is not my idea of fun times. Plus, I'm worried that he's sicker than we think. :/ He seems totally normal, not lethargic, eating and drinking, grooming... he's just wandering from box to box tinkling a bit and then leaving. No straining, yowling, etc. to indicate he's blocked.
Hopefully a vet is open or it's off the the e-vet we go. Joy.
If I go that route, I'm going to be so late for work. Sigh. :(
Fingers crossed that Como, Grand or Hudson Rd. are open.
I'm thisclose to breaking down and sobbing.
Plus, my SO offered to help me move some boxes tonight and he's not answering his dang phone. AND we watched Stargate SG1 last night only to have them KILL my favorite character! ARGH.
*deep calming breaths*
At least my workout was good today and all this stress hasn't affected my calories. I'm still within ranges and haven't gone on a food bender. This is all good.
Still... really? Another thing to deal with?
Plus, I think baby Jack has mites. Sigh. So I'm waiting for the Revolution I ordered to come so I can dose the kitties and all the ratlings. Mites are no biggie but, once again, ANOTHER thing I don't need in my life. Now I can worry about Jack AND Norman.
Iz it can be done with moving time nao?
Monday, May 18, 2009
So, I did another "run" today.
Shaved 30 seconds off my first mile time. :D I did it in 9:30 this time.
Heh, sadly, my second mile was 30 seconds longer than last time at 11 minutes. So, I just tossed that 30 seconds over into the second mile, I guess. *eyeroll* Still, 9:30 for a mile is great! I wanted to totally die and vomit, not necessarily in that order, but I did it!
I was really feeling my ankles hurting on mile two, I need to warm up more I think. I also basically biked home at a pretty good clip, fed the cats, scritched the rats and then put on my running clothes and hit the pavement. So, I may have been tired from biking since I had maybe 5 minutes in between getting home and heading out to run.
Came in and did the intro kettlenetics video. Wow. I can tell this is going to be hardcore! Excellent.
It was getting a bit late, so I cooked up my dinner. Lemon tempeh, steamed organic zucchini and yellow squash with a titch of lemon pepper and a lightly seasoned whole wheat couscous. Had some garlic toast, too, since I was light on calories/fats. Finished off with a serving of fruit sweetened Soy Delicious (ZOMG this stuff is amazing! 115 calories and 1.5 fat grams in a delicious, creamy SUPER chocolatey half cup. NOM.) with a bit of vegan marshmallow fluff on top. Mmm... ghetto rocky road.
Just gotta do my bootcamp for today and have a bit more water.
I'm a bit light on fat/protein today but eh. I guess I'll need to start eating Soy Crisps again. Num.
Today was good!
Must. Pack. At Least. ONE. Box.
I move next Friday. OMG, I'm DOOMED!
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