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!
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!
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.
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.
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!