Somehow, I always end up multi-tasking. I may end my day with a goal list of what I want to accomplish tomorrow, but things get added to it.
Today, my goal was to haul in the tables and set up for the rummage sale at my mother and sisters place for this weekend. It was just going to be me and my daughter Chianna selling things we no longer need. She had so much clothing and different items that were Riddicks that he has outgrown. Six tables worth. This left a couple of tables for me. Well, next thing you know, those tables were filled with stuff from my sister who was not going to participate because she has to work this weekend. I took in our enclosed trailer that is 18 feet long and it was packed from front to back with stuff from Chy and things I had stored for Mom and Brenda that they had no room for in their new home. I'm a little frustrated right now because I am going to be the only one working the rummage sale and there is no room for any of the items I wanted to try and sell. Tomorrow, I will go in there again and work on trying to organize it some more and price things for daughter but little sister will have to price her items.
Came home and went to my daughters and got all of her garbage loaded into the pickup to take to the landfill tomorrow after I drop my Grandson off at daycare. I did get all of ours for the week loaded this time. Then I need to find more tables or go and rent some for the rummage sale and stop and put the ad in the paper. I will spend the rest of the day working at this.
My daughter Nichole and Grandson Dominic helped and when I finally got home, she was out mowing the lawn for me so I took the time to water the flowerbeds. I cannot believe how hard and dry the ground is already.
Calories today were spot on and nutrient levels look good. Still working on finding more healthy protein. My sister noticed that I have lost some weight and commented on it. That made me feel good.
No structured or planned exercise but I moved a LOT of boxes and did a lot of lifting today. About four hours worth. My legs feel it stepping up into the trailer and back down. One improvement I noticed today was I did not need to use the two step ladder to get in and out of the trailer. Getting stronger!
Calling it a night. Everyone have a healthy Wed. Hugs
Over the 4th, a family in our town lost their beautiful 4 year old daughter to an accidental drowning at the lake. I do not know the family except thru fb, but my heart breaks for them. I cannot begin to imagine waking up the next day and knowing my little bundle of energy would not be standing by the bed telling me in his sweet voice that the sun is up and its time to get up. This little girl was three months older then my Grandson Riddick.
This Summer, I have been busting my backside working on this property and it hit me this morning...there will always be something that needs to be done here. Weeds to spray in the pastures...fence to replace...trees to remove that are dead...gardens to work in...house remodel jobs BUT...childhood is not forever and sometimes...a child is lost to us. I cannot begin to fathom that level of loss and pain. It hurts so much when I lost my Grandmother and then father and that is the natural order of loss but a child? The heart would break forever for me.
Work is never ending but time with family and friends is so precious and fleeting. I should know this because my daughters are now in their 30's . My two Grandsons are now 13 and 3.75 years old.
Every morning we wake up and go about our day, and GOD willing, everyone gets tucked safely into bed at night but...each day could be the last day for someone we love, including ourselves. They say live each day to the fullest. I say... love each day to the fullest. Hugs all.
At 10 am on the 3rd...my neck and shoulders again started to spasm and by 11 am, I had a full migraine. I ended up in bed until 9 am today on the 4th. It was a long day of ice packs, and running to the restroom to be ill. I finally stopped throwing up at about 4 am.
The plan is to have a bonfire and BBQ here tonight with family and some friends and I have not begun preparing any of the salads that should have been made up yesterday so....wishing all of you out there a safe, healthy, and fun 4th and I need to prepare here for ours.
What a beautiful day. I hit the ground running outside at 9 a.m. to start work on our property and did not come in until the mosquitoes came out. No amount of OFF seems to deter them from their quest...me. LOL
My Grandson Dominic came out and helped me pull weeds in the garden. I feel so accomplished getting the 100 hills of potatoes weeded! Tomorrow, I am going to put mulch around them for weed control.
Soon, I should have the weed issue under control. With all the rain we had in June, the weeds seeds had really germinated. Faster then my garden seed did.
My mini-goal for the month of July is to drink my coffee black. No added sugar, milk or flavored creamers. I drink so much coffee and a lot of wasted calories there. With Insulin resistance...sugar is BAD for me. I cannot believe how tired I am , having gone two days without sugar. This should be interesting.
I am very happy that the plateau I was on DOES seem to be behind me. It was sure a long argument between me and the scale. There were times I almost did give up and then there were times I dug in harder. I have added strength training and upped my protein consumption and my calories by 250 and that seems to have been the deal breaker. Take THAT scale!! This month my goal is to stop using additives in my coffee such as sugar or creamers. I drink a lot of wasted calories that way. I will have to be on guard against cravings now for sweets since I am no longer going to have sugar in my coffee.
Mother Nature needs to take a chill pill. Wait. Scratch that and lets just work on attitude adjustment. I cannot believe it is July 1rst and I needed a zip up sweatshirt on to work outside. This feels like the middle of September. Did we even hit 60 degrees today? I don't think we did here. Add the mist, outright rain and wind and it made for a very cool day.
I finally got the first layer of weeds out of my potatoes. My garden is really giving me a workout this year. Between the weeds, bugs, and now a pocket gopher....Grrrr. LOL But, I do enjoy working outside and have always loved gardening. I grow enough for my family and give to my sisters and mom. We all get together in the Fall and can. This year...I had to cut back some because my Mom and sisters still have corn and carrots left from last year.
Time to work in the studio tonight again. I need to put in at least six hours. I have two customer pencil portrait orders and some laser work to do on custom wood boxes Kevin made for a customer.
My youngest Grandson is here tonight and is busy munching on carrots and watching Rescue bots on TV. He should be ready for bed soon and I can begin work. This is my little 3 year old