Tuesday, August 30, 2011
To say that this last week was stressful would be an understatement. I was a ball of nerves going back to school but now that I'm getting into the swing of things, it's not so bad. One of my classes is going to be easy, *knock on wood*, and the other one is going to be the death of me! My 3rd one, (which is undergraduate and needed to fulfill a requirement for this program), is going to meet ALL day on Fridays. 2 lectures, 2 labs, all in one day--oh joy. Don't think I'll be looking forward to my Fridays much anymore. Oh well, gotta do whatcha gotta do sometimes. Note to self: Suck it up, Buttercup!
Along with getting everyone off to school, my boyfriend has also moved in with me. It's been an adjustment living with someone again. I'm not used to having to cook for 4 and that in itself stresses me. I'm losing some of my personal space, have to share my bed and bathroom, AND have to tolerate flatulence. lol It's exciting taking this step in our relationship, though!
On top of all this, I have to find a home for my cat and I'm not handling it well! I'm a real softie when it comes to animals and I hate that I have to give her away. It needs to be done though--she is peeing on my furniture for whatever reason. I've talked to the vet and have tried different strategies with her litter box and have treated her for several urinary tract infections but i just can't get her to stop. I have lived without a couch in my living room for almost a year now because of it. I haven't wanted to buy anything new just so it could get ruined but I couldn't give up the cat. :( The old couch that has been peed on is in the garage b/c it was owned by Chris and I found my daughter clinging to it and crying when I did try to put it out as trash. Sigh. The kids are going to be so upset and I guess that's the number one reason I've put it off for this long...hoping to find a solution. This is the cat we got after Chris passed and worked wonders for the happiness in this home. Now the kids are just going to be crushed and so sad--the last thing all mothers want! But I have to look after their health, 1st and foremost. *tear* This is just SO hard for me.
I really wish I could find her a home to where the kids could visit her but I don't think that's possible. I'm not having any luck with family or friends. I hate this! Sometimes having a soft heart just makes things 10x's worse.
Well, I was going to try and make this turn positive but here I am crying like a baby. Guess blogging was something I just needed to do. Helps to talk about it, ya know? The few times I have mentioned the idea of finding her another home to my daughter, she broke into tears and just sobbed. I hate to see her cry and grieve! Lord knows she's been through enough of that!! UGH
I sure could use a hug, a good home for my cat, and a long hot bath!
Friday, August 19, 2011
The fun has begun! KritKrit just posted an awesome planking picture and Bo and Susan have started off the by skipping up and down their driveways. I thought, ah what the heck, I'll throw in some skips while I'm out on my jog. Before I knew it, I was skipping up and down the street without a care in the world! Well, I didn't exactly make eye contact with anyone but I had a blast doing it! lol I didn't realize how much of a workout it was, though! My blood really got pumping and my heart rate was at the max I should go!! So I thought this was a good way to do some HIIT (high intensity interval training.) I walked intervals, jogged intervals, then would break out in a skip instead of my normal sprint. It was so much more fun than sprinting, too!! I may have gotten some crazy looks but I sure did get an awesome workout!!
I also did my first random plank! My daughter didn't know what the heck I was doing but went along with it anyways. She's a good sport, lol. (also my photographer and biggest cheerleader!) She is used to me talking her into taking pictures and has gotten good at just snapping away! I was able to get a whole series of pictures that showed my "planking" step by step! I thought they turned out hilarious!
I call this the slide plank!
This is me getting into position, wondering how the heck I'm going to do this without falling on my face! LOL
Face plant! LOL
And as I lay there laughing my chihuahua thinks it's time to play!
So day 1 of the challenge was a total success! Skipping, laughing, planking and all! I can't wait to goof around some more! I'm on constant look-out for a good plank spot now, too.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
I'm happy to report that I'm finally feeling better! Thank you for your well wishes!
Yesterday, I was feeling great and spent a full 6 hours cleaning my house. I must've still been sick or something b/c that's not something I usually do! It was something I've NEEDED to do though and finally put on my big girl panties and just did it. I got on my hands and knees and scrubbed my floor, did several loads of laundry AND cleaned out my closet! I found out it actually has a floor! Who knew?!!
I also bagged up 4, yes FOUR, bags of clothes from my closet alone!
As I was going through my closet, I found where I had put away my "fat clothes." I thought I had gotten rid of them but I had just stuck them in the back to where they couldn't be seen. This time, I didn't stuff them back into storage, I'm getting them outta here for good!!! Not needed! No way am I going back to that! I also had to bag up size 12's as fat clothes. That's just crazy to me! Size 12 has always been considered my skinny pants--those ones that get worn a few months and then are replaced by the fat clothes in storage. Not this time though! Size 12's ARE fat pants! Heck yeah!
I also came across some of Chris's things, not that many but a couple items. Like the 2 t-shirts I had rolled up and hidden in the back of the closet. They were the only ones that weren't clean and still had his scent on them. I debated forever on what to do with them, placing them in the give away pile and then the next minute taking them back out. Right now they're going into the boxes I have with his things. I am at the point though where I am ready to donate the bags of his clothes I stored away. Giving away 2 bags but keeping 2 shirts...I say that's great progress! I'm going to call his mom and tell her that I'm ready to let go of some things now and I'm sure she will be quick to get them from me.
So today my mission is to tackle my basement and clean some more! Once I get going it's hard to stop! Guess that's a good thing!
I was able to get caught up on your blogs for a day or so, then you blogged again. C'mon guys, you're making it hard to stay caught up! lol---jk!! I'll catch up again soon. But for now, my house is calling my name! Gotta take care of business! Catch ya later!!
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