Friday, February 14, 2014
Hopefully you can all enjoy what happened at my house this morning!
Back story - I had heard the truck get stuck first, and ran to get my phone. Apparently, while he sat at the bottom of the court he'd called for backup from his coworkers in the Public Works Dept... The LONG version of the video (too long and constantly moving the phone to get this best angle) shows the plow coming just as he's finally getting my lower neighbor's trash - and they finally treated the road with salt.
Hilarious vid, if I do say so myself... can't help but share the laughs with everyone!
& to answer anyone... yes, I did finally call the city (after I'd stopped laughing hysterically) to report the 'theft' LOL & apparently mine wasn't the only one!
Sunday, September 08, 2013
Been too long again... about 1.5 - 2 weeks I think? I don't remember us doing any mowing last weekend, so it's had to be two!
At a stand still with weight loss - the bike alone the past two weeks without the massive spurts of mowing hasn't cut it... but at least no GAINS... that's enough to keep me happy at this point!
I've barely been sparking at all - just takes up so much time. Trying to focus on the important things, like actual movement and food/choices. I've splurged a bit here and there, but then those splurges are what keep me from talking myself off the bike.
Had a bad week the week before last, felt like I was trying to go into a sinus infection for most of it. Started like a cold.. so a few down days were required. Hoping that helped healing, because I don't feel like it progressed, altho' still having some sinus issues.
Made an egg casserole/quiche/whatever this morning, link to recipe should be in my feed if anyone's interested. Tried to keep it lo carb for hubby (he can control better with that, I cannot as I don't believe it's a lifestyle, life-long change I would succeed with - I can see using it as a kick-start, but I like breads/grains too much!). Eggs, turkey bacon, etc - the nutrition info didn't end up bad, and it tasted OM_NOM!!! I have to thank Mrs Dash mostly for that, and Tyson for the turkey bacon LOL Think it ended up about 260ish calories per serving - and that serving is 1/4 of the square pan I made it in... not bad, and still feel full - unlike if I'd eaten just some bacon/eggs.
Well - best get movin' on to that yard, it's not going to mow itself... well, it didn't last weekend, and now it's going to be really tough I know... blech! & 82 with a dew point at almost 65... 3pm start time is better than noon I guess... but still need to do laundry and many other things this afternoon/evening!
Have a great week!!!
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Didn't even get to sleep 8 hours yet... before the bladder waking me - I'd like a do-over at the Doc's scale NOW! LOL OMG - did everyone else lose over night? Afraid if I go back to bed for another 2 hrs (to make the 8 that I usually can finally muster on Fri>Sat!)... but wasn't it...
Fri 5.4, then 4.2, then 3.4?
Sat 1.2????? Without having had my 8hrs sleep yet??? If I sleep a lil' more, will it be even lower?
OK, I did NOT void THAT MUCH weight... where was it? Did the earth's Gravity shift last night? I just hopped back up from the blog - to go check it again. Still the same reading. What???
Am I still asleep? And dreaming? Dream-blogging? If I wake up and this is still here, I'm going to freak!!!
I didn't go sweat buckets at the gym in my sleep, did I? *counts fingers and toes* All appendages are still intact. Hair is all still here. Actually have on the exact t-shirt/capris that I'd had on yesterday morning - if anything they should be heavier with the grime of all day yesterday. Did I wear them thin? LOL
I'm just in shock that the scale actually moved that much OVERNIGHT... (Curiosity had me last night, and when I'd weighed after the 1hr nap yesterday afternoon - I think it was at 3.6).
OK, frightful thought - did 2-4 pounds of my muscle turn into fat last night? They say muscle weighs more... LOL
It's just so amazing how the body works - I mean... did hubby inject some helium during my sleep? Where/When did that few pounds go overnight? :)
Please don't take this wrong, but I do hope it's me, and not earth's gravitation changing! What say all of you??? It can't be just me - not this much overnight!!!
(Hubby just got up and is 2# lighter than yesterday!) So, yeah... at least in this region, I'm leaning towards gravitational shift LOL.
Friday, August 23, 2013
First - couldn't remember the TIME of my Doc appt, and office/phones don't get answered until 8am. I was praying that the appointment wasn't that early - or I'd be rescheduling! When I called and found out it wasn't until 9:30, WHEW! Was I relieved! I still hadn't even showered yet, so that gave me time. Of course, out of curiosity... upon waking (and voiding the bladder), I was at xx5.4#. That was fine, as last week Thurs afternoon it was xx0.0 at his office. Looked like I was definitely going to be on track for losin' per his scale. I was happy.
Post-shower, with wet hair... I was curious, so I hopped on again. What? xx4.2? Well, I'll be! That's never EVER happened before. Was I carrying around that much weight in grime???? Well, hubby would joke that was the case. I'm guessing that this pair of capris are lighter, and this t-shirt lighter... I think I've found the outfit to wear EVERY visit to his office ;) & every weigh-in! Now, that's without shoes.
I'm guessing the hair dried as much as the extra shoe weight - because I hit his scale and it was xx3.4/6!!! Well well! If this weight stays gone for tomorrow morning, I'll actually get to update a few sites and celebrate another pound or more! Wahoo!!!!!
Oh, funnier still... as I raced into the office running late, I passed my Doc heading out following a patient. I giggled, and he stood there and said he was the equivalent of a WalMart greeter... welcome to his office. LOL I headed up and signed in at the desk, then sat to wait, figuring whew, I wasn't the only one running behind! (yeah, still ran late even after verifying the time with plenty of time!)
Blood work? He was ecstatic! LDL down 20 more points... HDL up... oddly (to me) - this time no protein in urine... that was the trigger to send to the kidney specialist. But, things like that can happen - so yeah, not like I'm 'healed' I guess. Next appt with her isn't for several months now anyway. I was a bit worried about the BP - esp since I was laughing and carrying on with his nurse (yay, his usual one was back today - I really like her, very personable and friendly - and not a stick-figure heheh)... but as she was leaving, she couldn't stop saying how 'great' I looked today... guess she noticed the weight loss (for her it was about 4 months since she'd seen me - so yeah, good progress!). Also was worried because it's been now over a week and a half since I'd taken that last Cozaar, figured it'd be up a bit. But, he said it was 120/78? I think, I know the bottom was 78 anyway - which is so much more back to what mine has been my entire life. Never was under, never over - always was 120/80. Guess we could chalk that up to lazy nurses maybe? LOL His basic assessment was - keep doin' what you're doing!
Heck, I've ONLY been doing 30mins usually on the bike, last few weeks haven't been able to mow much (between the back pain and the weather) - just the one section at a time, here and there. Today, I was hoping to mow between our appointments, but it was clouding up and figured, eh - not happening. So, as also planned, I stopped at Office Depot after my appt, to check out an HP Convertible laptop/tablet that we were considering for our inspectors at work. I figured, it would make a dandy reward for my progress so far (actually 30# from the highest high point - but that's been pretty much all week already, 'bout time I get a reward!). It's on sale thru tomorrow for $100 off. I bit! I now own a Windows 8 computer... have only set up one Win8 tablet for one of my coworkers... learning it as I went (good thing I'm quick to pick up tech things, maybe that's why I'm in that field LOL). It's the HP Envy x2 - if'n you're looking for such a device, I can attest after a few hours of playing/setup - I'm quite impressed. Small 'n light 'nuff (compared to my ancient Motorola Xoom Android tablet - which I will be toting along with this one most likely)... I love it! GREAT reward on a GREAT day!
Yeah, back still givin' me fits, but didn't think about it when with Doc... of course not! Too much giggling and cutting up today!
Chrissy weighed in at 72#!!!! I'm not the only one who needs to shed a few pounds ;) Her hind quarter is really showing it (altho' she's got a lot of fluff/fur, too, it's not 'all fluff' LOL). She had a great checkup as well - eyes, ears, teeth, heart rate (altho' that had to be hard to judge, because she loves them so much and was so overexcited and panting like mad - I swear these folks must bathe in bacon cologne or something, the way dogs love them!). Negative on heartworm (of course) and fecal was good... all good! She has had a lot fewer allergic reactions this past year, at least none that prolonged and required treatment for ear infection, or like the one time, her belly was all broken out - think that had more to do with meds she was on for a bladder infection - or just odd timing. After all that mess, was when I switched vets to her current one. Heard also too many other pets lost that went to our old one, due to lack of proper diagnostic testing mostly. Heck, we'd buried 3 pets since I've been down here. Granted, my pup was 16 when I moved us here... cat lived until 2 wks before her 20th bday, just about 2 months after we lost his pup that was around 16 also). All three, I'm wondering, could have lived even healthier, longer if signs might have been seen earlier on. Love this place, even tho' I think they're lacing themselves with bacon to make the dogs love them! Chrissy perked up in the back seat as we pulled in! When going to the old vet, NONE of them were 'happy' to be going... getting Kiki out of her crate was next to impossible without bloodshed from claws or teeth. Chrissy - bounces all over these folks, happy as ever to see them!
OK... so, gettin' too close to midnight for comfort here - and I still need to get on the bike. Yeah, hubby finally got home late from work, after moving their offices this week - and we went out to eat... I need to ride the bike, then determine what HALF of my order came out to so I can log it. Surely not that bad, barely touched the sour cream nor the ancho ranch on the side ;) Pretty tasty quesadillas tho', I must say! I'm sure it put me right about to mid-range for today... I tried to do very well today, so the scale makes me happy in the morning!!!
Hope all my SparkBuds are doing great!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, August 22, 2013
LOL Teams... gah - barely finding time to even just pull up recent posts to reply in the few - let alone see who's posted new posts in the teams...
I'm sure things will have to calm soon - they HAVE to!!!
Thank you all for the well wishes for tomorrow! Back was a lil' too sore to risk mowing tonight - hinted to hubby, but he didn't budge. Tomorrow's forecast includes >50% chance of storms with a cold front moving in. Don't even guess I'd be able to mow between appointments if I wanted to. So, will probably hit a store or two on way home from my appt, before coming home to get Chrissy ready for hers!
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