Monday, October 18, 2010
My bad mood is pretty much over...............well, kinda. LOL. I'm not cranky, just proactive. I'm in what my husband refers to as my "Supervisor mode". My husband and son are well acquainted with this woman. I used to put on my nursing uniform and hubby would complain that I would morph into someone else. LOL. You know, someone who was in charge of keeping a bunch of really sick patients alive while dealing with primadonna doctors, unruly staff, and demanding family members. And of course it was no problem for me. LOL.
I hope no one was worried about me becoming a door mat. That would not be me. I was just cutting my hubby some slack as he is coming to terms with coping with the extent of his mom's illness. I'm a very compassionate person but I'm not one who allows people to dookie on her on a daily basis. LOL. It's just not who I am and everyone who knows me well would laugh at the thought. I'm about the most independent outspoken woman anyone knows. I don't take any crap from anyone. If you are looking for someone to tangle with you would be better off avoiding this old badger. LOL.
I got back on plan yesterday and got 3 walks in which really helped my mood. Eating right and exercising is my lifeline. I crave it. I need it.
I got tons of steps in today though I wish I had eaten less carbs and calories. I still did pretty well so I'm not complaining.
I got caught up on a lot of work today and was very productive. I did 4 loads of laundry plus fixed a really nice supper in addition to my usual chores. I have leftover meat for tomorrow.
It was warm again today and hubby and I went for a walk after he got off work. We saw lots of deer, lots of turkeys, lots of squirrels, lots of birds, and Hondo. I wish Hondo was my dog. He is a fox. LOL. Oh and we saw something interesting. Some person had taken a dump on the road complete with blue napkins. ROFLMBO!! People like this I don't want to know.
Tomorrow is errand and shopping day if I feel up to it. If not, I'm not going.
My son got called to work for Thursday and Friday so we will have to clean the cages on Wednesday if he doesn't work that day. He started to gripe about it and I cut him off at the knees. I'm not in the mood for any bull right now. Nobody works harder around here than I do. It takes 3 hours to clean 6 cages with 2 people and I have no intention of doing it alone. It's not open for discussion. My patience with lazy men is wearing very thin. LOL. Mrs. Nice Mommy was put back in the box last Saturday. Kwityurbitchenmommy is on duty. LOL.
Yesterday's stats - Sunday
net carbs - 99
fats - 43
proteins - 76
steps - 15229
miles - 6.24
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Yesterday sucked. The weather was nice enough but that was the only good thing about it. I'm still exhausted!
Yesterday I got up early so I could get dressed and make breakfast before I got my son and hubby up as my hubby decided he wanted to go to St. Louis to see my MIL at Barnes. My BIL was just too exhausted to go another day as he is getting a cold but he offered to go with us anyway as he knows that we are not city people and I am very leery of driving in big cities. I know he feels sorry for me because he and I are the oldest children in our families. My husband is the baby of the family. I will avoid discussing birth order dynamics to keep from peeving a lot of family babies. LOL. But my BIL and I both know what it's like to always have to be the "older responsible one". I wanted my BIL to rest and be with his wife and grandson as he has had to drive to St. Louis 5 days the past week. He at least told me how to get there which was a big help.
To explain further, I have to drive as my son and hubby won't drive in cities. I can understand because my hubby didn't even have a driver's license when we met. He rode a bike everywhere. He finally got one after our son was born. My son flunked his first driving test and didn't get his license until his senior year. They both don't drive as much as the typical male. I started driving at 16 and until the last few years did it every day. So in fairness to them I have a ton more experience than they do. And nerves of steel.
We left home by 9:35 and drove straight there. The traffic was horrible but we got there shortly after visiting hours started.
We had to park in a parking garage and I can't stand things like that. I have lived in a very rural area all my life and we don't have parking garages. They are very claustrophobic to me and ominous. Places to be raped or mugged. Places to be crushed in a major earthquake or in a terrorist attack. Visions of the Twin Towers come to mind. And you have to pay by the hour to park . To me this is outrageous. I've did trauma transfers from 5 hospitals in southern Illinois to several hospital in Springfield or St. Louis and I know that most of them did not charge to park. It's not the $1.50 an hour, it's the principal. People are there to see their sick relatives and friends. Charging them to park is the height of tackiness. I'm sure it's a big city thing and is everywhere but it does not make it right. This isn't a sporting event or a fair or a hotel. This is a hospital.
I have been to Barnes tons of times in the past when I worked as a trauma nurse but I was in the back of the ambulance. I had never been in this part of Barnes hospital, other than as a patient, as I was always in E.R. or CCU.
My MIL was in the ENT observation unit. They only allow 2 people to visit at a time so I could not go in. That's okay as I'm not a blood relative.
So I wanted to find a place to sit. I found a nice lounge that was empty and went in the bathroom and when I came out a couple of minutes later the place had filled up. There were 5 adults there and 4 small children. So there was hardly anywhere to sit. The mother of the baby was letting it crawl around the carpeted floor. In a hospital this is about one of the dumbest things you can do. The dumbest is bringing your children to the hospital in the first place. Hospital are full of germs and disease. The floors have had every conceivable bug on them from hepatitis, to HIV to piles of people s---. Diseases that your children have no immunity to. The parents of the children were engrossed in their yakking it up while the two oldest preschool children had found a couple of golf clubs somewhere and were swinging them wildly in the air. When one whack came within a couple of inches of my head I decided to ditch the waiting room rather than go from tired chauffeur to ICU head injury and go stand in the hall by the OU. I also didn't want to have to resuscitate the baby in the floor when it was whacked with the golf club or stepped on. I'm glad I'm physically fit because I had to stand there the entire 2 hours my son and hubby visited with my MIL.
I could hear the nurse talking about my MIL while I stood in the hall. She was on the ventilator from Tuesday until Friday. They got her up yesterday and she was like a jellyfish so they asked hubby if she was ambulatory prior to surgery so it does not sound good. Her tongue is swollen and sticking out of her mouth so she can't speak. She has a writing tablet but can't write. She will need to be assessed in the next few days to see how she is.
She asked to see me before we left and she could not talk so I have no idea what she wanted to say to me but I'm hoping that she was thanking me for bringing her son and grandson to see her.
I really wanted to go to Whole foods and Trader Joes because we were close and I've never been there but knew my husband would not so we drove right back to Illinois. My husband is cheap and he always wants to eat at places where it is nearly impossible for me to eat on plan. We stopped at Burger King, one of his favorites. I'm limited in what I can eat there as I don't like their salad dressing and a lot of their food gives me IBS. Hubby wanted to go to Petsmart and Sam's so we did and headed home. They both napped in the car on the way home while I could barely keep my eyes open. I hate to drive long distances alone but I may as well be lone anyway. I'm the only one awake.
I was exhausted when we got home and had to sling together a horrible carby meal because I was too tired to cook. Of course it would not enter the mind of either male that maybe they should help as I was the only one to have to lift a finger all day. I made breakfast, I did all the driving, I made supper. I wanted to rest but hubby wanted to nap as he was so tired from sitting on his --- all day and bawled me out for making noise so I had to leave the room. He slept but if I had changed the channel to watch something I wanted to he would have thrown a fit.
So this was my reward for sacrificing my entire day to take him to see his mother. No good deed goes unpunished. LOL. If he wants to see his mom there again he can walk, bike , hitch a ride, whatever. I'm done.
Today I'm dealing with the residual effects of the IBS caused from yesterday. I ate on plan and went for 3 walks. Normalcy is back.
Saturday's stats - Read them and weep. I did. Yes, I totally blew it. The day was a disaster. Back on plan.
Calories - 2785
Net Carbs - 276
Fats - 121
Proteins - 108
Steps - 14809
Miles - 6.07
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Today I have the temperament of a rattlesnake so I will spare everyone my venom and blog tomorrow. LOL.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
I didn't sleep too bad last night but had a fuzzy period this morning where I felt icky, dizzy, tired, etc. It finally passed. I got my outdoor chores done early and when I was outside I saw several deer and a lot of turkeys. The turkeys were using the path in the woods my husband made for me. They were running single file down the path trying to avoid me. LOL. All the wildlife use our trail as much as we do.
My close friend, who is the postmaster at our tiny post office, got some bad news today. Her son's fiance who has non-Hodgkin lymphoma just completed her chemo and was getting ready to do her radiation and they did a scan on her and the cancer is growing and has metastasized everywhere. She is 23. So my friend spent her day trying not to cry all day. Very sad.
My son worked today and I did a couple of loads of laundry. I picked the rest of the peppers, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and tomatoes and pulled up the plants, cleaned out the veggie garden, and covered part of it. So the veggie garden is done for the winter other than cutting back the asparagus and covering the raised beds. I started on my herb/perennial bed and got it about half done before dark.
Hubby and I went for a walk. Some deer have been sleeping by our pond. We saw Hondo and Baby. They are loving this cooler weather.
My BIL called. He left messages that he wanted to talk to my MILs doctors and neither one has called him back. If my MIL did not sign permission for us to give any information then it looks like the hospital will not legally be able to tell us anything. We learned that she is off the ventilator and breathing on her own. She can't talk. Hopefully she can swallow.
Calories - 1448
Net Carbs - 84
Fats - 66
Proteins - 97
Steps - 16515
Miles - 6.77
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