Sunday, December 05, 2010
Another miserably cold day - 28 degrees and spitting snow but hubby and I went for 2 long walks anyway. We are insane!! LOL. Hubby told me that if you mouth breath your nose won't run. LOL. We saw Hondo running around. He is so cute.
Hubby worked on my washer today. Hasn't found what is wrong yet.
As everyone is aware I live in a very rural area. We are always hoping that someone will take pity on our poor, ignorant, redneck butts and put something nice here like a Target or Red Lobster or Sam's or practically anything. We can't afford to be picky. Just give us something new. It seldom ever happens though and when we do get something it's usually something I care nothing about.
The closest village to me is Texico and as I explained it's a hole in the wall. There is nuthin in Texico. The next closest village is Dix and it is 5.5 miles away. Dix is a thriving metropolis of 495 people. LOL. You know the kind of town - it has a tiny grade school, a tiny storage locker building, a tiny grain elevator, a tiny church, a tiny bank, a tiny park, a tiny lumber yard, a tiny grocery, a tiny convenience store, a tiny post office, a tiny motel, a tiny restaurant, a tiny funeral home, a tiny community center and a few odd business like a concrete yard ornament business, a snack distributor, an antique store, and a swimming pool manufacturer. I don't know a single sole in the entire area who owns an in-ground swimming pool.
Dix put in a senior citizen complex many years ago and promised the seniors who were willing to move 12 miles from the nearest mall and grocery that they would put in a little mini mall but it never happened. In fact, new businesses seldom come to Dix. Recently though Dix got a brand new business............................... a Caterpillar store. Just what we need - more slow moving vehicles on the roads. Tractors driving 15 miles for a tune up.
Much to our surprise Dix got another new business recently.............................. a "topless club". LOL. They are advertising for girls over 18 years old. The average age of people in this community is 49.7 years. Although a few of our adventurous grannies might be willing to go topless I dare say most men around here would pay them not to. I'm not sure where the topless staff and seedy clientele will come from.They advertise that they want to be the entertainment for bachelor parties. Maybe it's just me but I would never marry a man who would be interested in this kind of entertainment. It would be a deal breaker. The sheriff says they usually these places are scams and they come in waiting for the tiny village board and citizens to break some law attempting to get rid of them so they can sue them. The sheriff says nothing much can be done about it. What the new ho club has accomplished is it has gotten a lot of blue-haired polyester pant-suited old ladies off of their porch rockers and they are picketing outside of the new t/a bar. LOL.
Yesterday I got rid of 112 emails and had 41 left.
Calories - 1199
Net Carbs - 112
Fats - 39
Proteins - 75
Steps - 15032
Miles - 6.16
Thursday, December 02, 2010
I have been lazy today and have never gotten around to starting a blog. Tomorrow........yeh...............tomorrow
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Whaz up?...................Yeh, whaz up?................. Oh, with me, you mean?? LOL. I'm living by Murphy's Law actually. LOL. Ever think that your family is a big pain in the butt and how it might be nicer to have another family? This blog should cure you of that. LOL. This is a long blog and not interesting or fun but will be revealing in a déjà vu kind of way to some people who have had mentally ill family members. It will be shocking to those who have not and will give you an opportunity to give thanks that you have a normal or semi-normal family like mine. LOL. My poor husband.
Last Sunday I decided to plan my week out as I like to be organized, even though sometimes I don't succeed as well as I would like to. I have come to see that my life is not really manageable and does not allow for a plan. LOL.
So on Monday I had "planned" on doing my local errands and shopping, followed by going to the Metro East area on Tuesday, and cleaning on Wednesday. After hearing the weather forecast Monday morning, I decided to change my plans as snow flurries were predicted here for Tuesday. Our weather is very unpredictable and NOAA often gets it wrong. They might tell you flurries and you end up with a couple inches of snow so I decided the best bet was to get the long trip out of the way as I really needed chinchilla food. The closest place to buy the chinchilla food and supplies I use is 70 to 80 miles away. So I told my husband and son at 7 A.M. on Monday that I was headed out to go to the St. Louis Metro East area. Hubby was immediately worried as I was going alone. Thank goodness hubby had checked my oil the day before and had recently tuned my vehicle up and I had purchased new tires.
The weather on Monday was in transition and it was horrible. A front was going though and it was really windy and it poured rain like a monsoon. And it was a cold rain. I left by 8 A.M. as I needed to be home before my son left. I ate lunch at Captain D's which was a poor choice. I thought it would be better to have some green beans and a salad and they were good choices but the fish was loaded with calories and carbs. I went to Target, Garden Ridge, Home Depot, Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Petco, Petsmart, and Sam's. I had to get gas in the pouring rain and load the car in it too so I was soaked like a drowned rat. I had the car completely stuffed full - in the trunk, the back seat, floorboards, even the passenger seat. I managed to get back home a little after 3 before my son left for taekwondo so he helped me unload some of the car before he left. He had cleaned the bathroom and unloaded the dishwasher already which was really nice. I spent the time until my husband got home putting the groceries and supplies away plus getting some of my daily chores done. Hubby unloaded the rest out of the car when he got home and I put that stuff up too and made a quick "Sling-A-Meal" supper that was also too calorie and carb laden.
While we were eating I got a call from my husband's brother's wife Becky. My husband's oldest brother Bob drives 40 miles a couple of times a week to pick up my MIL's mail and check on her home, cat, and birds while she is recovering from her cancer surgery at the rehab center and he did this on Monday. To get to her home he has to drive through the town where my husband's and his middle brother Dan lives. Dan is a paranoid schizophrenic. When Bob drove by the home where Dan lives there was police tape surrounding it and the house was completely burned out. My MIL paid for the house and we have been told by my MIL that she still has the house in her name. All of us immediately tried to find out what happened to the house and to Dan. We were worried because Dan has been in and out of mental institutions and jails his entire life. Plus he has been to prison once. He has set fires before when he is off his meds and when Bob talked to him a couple of weeks ago he sounded bizarre but, to be honest, no one has the time right now to deal with Dan. He is a full time job. We live 35 miles from Dan and he and my husband are like oil and water. My husband has scars where Dan abused him as a child. They do not get along and have nothing in common. Bob lives 20 miles away from Dan and Bob is sick of Dan too and has been busy taking care of his mom plus he has his hands full with his own son who is also having problems. The fire is under investigation but they don't find it suspicious so far. Bob had to tell my MIL about the house and she keeps changing her story - says the house is in her name and then says it isn't. She admits she put her truck in Dan's name, though she swore to us she wouldn't. We have asked her not to do this as Dan has given away 2 brand new vehicles she bought him. She wanted Bob to go get the truck back but he refused. By the way, my MIL is supposed to have her swallow test on the 6th or 7th so she may get to come home before Xmas.
Becky also updated me about Jeremy, her and Bob's son. In the last few years Jeremy started having symptoms akin to Dan. He has lost his job, his home, gotten a divorce, got another girl pregnant, left her, and had to move back home. He would not obey the house rules and got angry at his parents as they would not let him move his new girlfriend in with them. He put a tent up in the back yard and his parents said no way. Becky asked him to help around the house and he went ballistic and he ended up leaving with their blessing. No one knew what happened to him until later when he was arrested. We then found out he had moved in with his Uncle Dan. Apparently Dan, Jeremy, and his girlfriend were babysitting Jeremy's 3 year old while partying and they fell asleep. The toddler left the house and ended up wandering around near a state highway where someone found him and took him to the police station. When Jeremy and his girlfriend woke up and came to report him missing at the police station they were both immediately arrested. Bob went and bailed Jeremy out but said the girl's parents could bail her out. The bail was very high and he has a limited income. By the end of the ordeal it ended up costing Bob a year's salary to get Jeremy out of trouble. Jeremy didn't even bother to thank them and after that he disappeared again. He called home once and said he was living in St. Louis and had a job but we don't know if you can trust much of what he says. A coupled of weeks ago Jeremy called ME collect 3 times from a county jail about 50 miles from here. I refused to accept the calls as I don't intend to get involved in these problems. This is between his parents and him. I believe in tough love. I did notify his parents and Bob said he was not bailing Jeremy out of jail again. Jeremy just called them and denied that he had called me. He says he is still in Missouri and says he has another girl pregnant with twins. And that he is confined to a mental institution and has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. So we have no idea if this is true or not.
In addition my closest friend who lives in my area is having problems sleeping and is very upset. Her son's young fiancée has non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and is not responding to treatment. They tried radiation, chemo, and stronger chemo and the cancer is growing. It doesn't look good.
Tuesday morning I got up early and went to finish my local shopping and errands. I went to the post office, water office, newspaper office, IGA. meat market, bank, Aldis, Wal-Mart, and Kroger. I made it home by noon and my son and I put all the stuff away and I then had all my chores to do. We fixed lunch and later I slung together another none-too-healthy supper.
Today my son and I cleaned the 6 pet cages, vacuumed, did 2 loads of laundry. I made some beef stew in the crock pot. It really hit the spot. The weather is frigid now and gloomy.
I got rid of 73 emails and had 73 left yesterday.
So that's whaz up.
111 gms net carbs
73 gms Fats
100 gms Proteins
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