Tuesday, June 28, 2011
As you may know, I live with my older sister, who is partially disabled. Her husband divorced her this past year and most f her children are "siding" with her ex. Due to th myriad of medications she is on, her moods can fluctuate greatly day to day and she suffers from depression from the combination of pain and drugs etc.
Well, today's news was that her daughter now wants to come up from Texas so that she (my sis-and me) can throw her a baby shower - for fifty people in Aug. YIPPEE...forgive me for not being too excited about this prospect. Then, while cooking dinner, the microhood fritzed out. It's been dying for sometime now, but tonight it finally microwaved it's last. So, for the next hour, my sis tried numerous times to get ahold of her son....who is in the appiance business with sis' ex to see if she could get him to come out and fix it. His reply, "I'm on a service call and don't have time for you." Nice son!
You can imagine the mood in the house now.....good night to get to bed early. Full work day tomorrow and I am going to have to meet with the bosses, since HR called me today and shaved 4 hours back off my schedule for this week. Wednesday is my night off of cooking dinner - sis can fend for herself with the leftovers and I will go right from work to abs class and strength training. Then an early bedtime tomorrow and up early Thursday to make the hour and a half trip in for the clinical trial.
Hope it goes well and all the icky events are over with for a while.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
My biggest struggle these days is getting enough slep....not only have I been cutting my sleep down to the barest minimums and less, the quality is just not there. Last night I went to bed in plenty of time to get 8 hours, but just couldn't fall asleep. Then found myself reading and by the time I fell asleep, I had less than 7 hours before I had to get up and during that 7 hours, woke at least 3-4 times. Going to give it a try tonight again. Hopefully this medical test program that I am signed up for will provide me some relief and some quality rest. This is really getting old.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Today we were supposed to have my little sister and her dog over for the day. It is Reba's (her golden retriever) second birthday, but at the last minute, they (she) cancelled. This, after buying the obligatory birthday present and puppy party items (puppy ice cream cups - sweet potato w/molasses) - yummy I think it's a little overboard....does Reba really know it's her birthday??? Especially the wrapping of the buffalo braid (her present), but it is more for my sister than her dog....that's her baby, so .... enough said.
The good side is that it left me the day open to really catch up on alot of chores. I didn't get any "fitness" in per se, but I got 4 loads of laundry done, mattresses flipped, lawn mowed...even a couple of items ironed and some handwash done. I over did a little on the food - carb wise, but nothing toooo bad, at least not as bad as I had thought.
Today has been the first chance I've had in a long time to not HAVE TO DO a dozen scheduled things, so I gave myself permission to slack a little on the "should do's" and just did what I was comfortable with. I feel pretty good about what I got done and I didn't race around crazy getting it done. I stayed busy, but there was alot less stress and pressure which was nice. Now, I'm going to take a few minutes to read some "fluff" - just because I can.
Tomorrow is back to work and I am supposed to be off at 2PM (but I am also supposed to meet with the store manager re: my schedule). Per the text from my boss, they are going to do something about getting me some more hours. After work I am meeting with my favorite ladies at 6PM and before that, I need to get a bag of clothes to Goodwill and get in a workout....wish me luck!!!
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