PMAY0313   226,933
SparkPoints
100,000 or more SparkPoints
 
 
PMAY0313's Recent Blog Entries

Counting Down the Days....

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

I am only a week away from my last day at work. I am frantically trying to get the house squared away. I go for a ultrasound with biopsy of the left boob at 4:30 today. Hopefully it will turn out to be nothing to worry about since I already have a nice long list of other things to worry about. Today is fairly quiet around here. A couple people are out so it is manageable. It makes me think of the times not so long ago that I had time to do my work to the full extent of my capabilities. I miss those days. Maybe they will come back at some point. I need to stop by UPS or Fed Ex to ship a package to my husband in LA. I am enclosing four of his favorite brownies (McAllisters). They are already boxed up and waiting to go. I didn't dare leave them out for temptation. They don't look all that special but they are some of the best non-homemade brownies you will ever put in your mouth. I have no intentions of putting them in my mouth though. Still doing well with my exercise but the jump rope thing is harder than it looks. I had to put on long yoga pants because I was beating myself half to death with the damn rope. It is a lot more dangerous than I remember. I have a couple of bruises before I put the long pants on. Now I know shin guards would not be a bad idea!
emoticon emoticon emoticon

  


Last Day of DIY (Thank Goodness)

Monday, September 06, 2010

Well today will be my last day for DIY until next weekend. I decided that I don't want to work on it in the evenings after work unless I absolutely have to. I need to start sending out resumes so that will take my evenings for a while. Today will be touch up painting in the bedroom, hanging a shade & valance in the den and maybe painting a wall in the home theater room. It is the same paint as the bedroom so it makes sense to do both while I have that paint out. Next weekend will be washing windows and other fun stuff like that. I am going to start a jump rope program. I figured it would be handy since it is totally portable. My bike will have to go with the movers and I don't want to lose my momentum. I watched the DVD last night and it is going to take a while to get up to speed but it does look like fun (other than the sweating part). I am going to get with it. This stuff isn't going to do itself!
emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KIGGANSJ 9/7/2010 2:07PM

    Good luck with re resumes. It seems like we always have a project that is waiting to be finished. Good luck with yours.

Report Inappropriate Comment
FLAMENM 9/6/2010 4:12PM

    We've been doing minor DIY this weekend too. Mostly the garden and rearranging furniture and de-cluttering. We take the work week off too - too much to do during the week anyways!

Good luck on the resumes.

Report Inappropriate Comment


DIY Projects Progressing But Slower Than I Like

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Well it is going but not as fast as I would like. I finished the shower. If I ever have to remove and replace caulking again I think I will just sell the house. What a pain! The curtain rods I took down left holes so I spackled all of them and retextured the areas so it will not be obvious. Tomorrow will be touch up painting. I can't wait....(so many people don't get sarcasm)! Well time to fix a little dinner and watch my Nascar race.
emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KATIE233 9/6/2010 1:16PM

    hi thanks for leaving a message on my blog.i see you are doing wonderful with your weight. sounds like you are moving. are you ?take it easy. now i got the old scales moving finally i,m going to keep it going.today it,s raining so not much walking today so i,ll get on tread and gazelle.take care emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SHARJOPAUL 9/5/2010 8:23PM

    DIY projects always take at least twice as long as planned and usually cost at least 4 times what is planned.

Report Inappropriate Comment


Slow Start to a Saturday Full of Projects

Saturday, September 04, 2010

I am just now getting ready to start my days projects. It is a holiday weekend and although I have a ton of things to get finished this weekend, I don't think I want to kill myself doing it. I have to run a couple errands today but the rest of the things are here at home. I am finally back on track with losing the last few pounds. I was eating things that I know were not right. I think it is the situation I find myself in. I have a lot of things to finish to sell the house. My husband is already in LA for 2 weeks now at his new job. Work is stressful because I am still doing all of my stuff plus trying to teach everyone how to do it when I'm gone. My mammogram had to be repeated and I go for an ultrasound on Tuesday afternoon. None of these are a good excuse to eat the wrong choices but it happens. I am so much farther down the road to a healthy life style I am not really too upset with myself. I realize there will always be times that I am under more stress than I can easily handle. Those times are the ones I will have to watch. I now do very well with a little stress here or there, unlike in the past. Now it has to be pretty stressful for me to go off my path. I recognize that as a victory of sorts so I am still on my path just off in the rough sometimes. I have not wavered on my exercise at all. I am still very diligent with that. I had better get going on my Saturday stuff or it will become my Sunday/Monday stuff. I already have enough for those days without adding to the list.
emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LA-LADY 9/5/2010 2:02PM

    Love it: my Saturday stuff will become my Sunday/Monday stuff. YES! I can relate. Hope you had a great Saturday. Best wishes! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JOYCE561 9/4/2010 2:47PM

  Good luck with your projects.

Report Inappropriate Comment


Long Weekend...Without my Hubby

Friday, September 03, 2010

Well it is almost here. I am glad but will be really busy with projects around the house. We are closing early today so I can get an early start. I need to get out the paint and see if it is still usable 4 years later of do I need to buy moe. I will re-caulk the shower, spackle and texture a couple spots and then paint them. I am going to hang a new shade. I will be busy alright. The radiologist called me yesterday to say I needed to come back for a repeat mammogram on my left boob. That is the one that has lost the most and I am hoping it is just the weight loss making it look different from last year. I am down 40-50 pounds from this time last year and in a C cup instead of a DD. I would think it looks a lot different. Hopefully all the stuff I need to do this weekend will make it go by fast since my hubby is in LA at his new job and I am here in ABQ for a while longer. Here is to having a nice 3 day weekend!
emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GARDENDIVA2 9/3/2010 1:17PM

    Good luck with your projects. Try not to worry too much about the repeat mammogram. Sometimes it just depends on the person operating the machine. Also as we age the texture of our breasts change. With menopause, I developed the "period" boobs all the time. They are very dense. This is the first year in about 5 years that I did not have to go back for a second look. I will keep my fingers crossed for you.

Report Inappropriate Comment


First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 Last Page