Friday, October 05, 2012
I was spot on in my last blog - it took a total of five days of hard cleaning and decluttering, but I am finally more or less finished - with the downstairs of the house. I just about killed myself, though - I am exhausted! And every single day the pedometer reading has been over 14,000 steps!
Unfortunately, the upstairs will have to remain cluttered and dirty for now. Maybe next month I'll have the energy to tackle it.
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
I always did march to the beat of a different drummer...so I decided it was time for fall cleaning instead of spring. Boy, did the house need it! I have been working my tail off for three days, and I anticipate at least two more. Who knew I had accumulated so much trash? To say nothing of dust! Oh, well, doing the cleaning does put lots of steps on my pedometer, so I am happy. I'll be even happier when I am finished. The house won't ever come close to House Beautiful, but it will at least be House Less Cluttered and Dusty, and that's all I could ask.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
I actually had a pretty nice birthday yesterday, though I wasn't really expecting to. The birthday cake I made came out very well - although not as much of it was eaten at the potluck I took it to as I had expected. But I think I will put the rest in the freezer, individually wrapped pieces, and enjoy it slowly. If I leave it out, the risk is too high that I will eat waaaay too much at once.
My sister called, and she sent me a Barnes and Noble gift card for a present. And both of my kids at college called me - so all of that really made my day. I did eat too much, but I am back on the wagon today. It's all good!
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Tomorrow (less than an hour away) is my birthday, and I am fighting a pity party. I won't get any presents...but that is normal anymore, and I don't really want presents per se. What I want is to be with the people I love and who love me, and have them remember and want to do something for my birthday.
My mom...well, she lives many states away, and she has Alzheimer's, so she won't even remember anymore. My kids are away at college and busy. I am hoping for a phone call or two, but I know better than to count on them.
I do have a potluck lunch on my calendar. I think I will bake a birthday cake for myself. This way I am keeping busy, enjoying the baking, and doing something nice for others. I'll get to have one piece, and hopefully all the rest will get eaten so I won't be tempted to eat more. And hopefully I will be able to stop thinking about how sorry I feel for myself. :-(
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Today I wanted to look nice for church, so I decided to grab a skirt from the closet. I should add that I almost never wear a skirt. Usually I wear nice pants and a dressy top for church. This was a skirt I had bought some years ago and probably worn less than a dozen times total.
I forgot that, even though it was my size when I bought it, this particular brand must be sized large. Even back then, it wasn't tight, maybe even a bit loose. Well, now it is HUGE on me. And I was in a rush and honestly didn't really notice how loose it was. I knew it was big on me, but thought it wouldn't be a big deal.
Ahem - once I started walking in it, I realized I was going to have to hold onto the waistband or it would be around my ankles if I wasn't careful! I must have looked rather strange holding on to my waist as I walked along. I was SO embarrassed. And then my son accidentally stepped on the hem! Ouch!
Now I plan to put new elastic in the waist, but I have learned my lesson. :-)
Get An Email Alert Each Time MARYJEANSL Posts