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an unusually quiet day

Monday, May 25, 2009

Most people today are with their family and friends. Most people are grilling, partying, seeing parades. I am in my son and daughter in law's house with 2 big dogs who are missing their family and having to make do with me. They are doing pretty well, and the weather is cooperating......they have a yard to run in, and the older dog keeps forgetting that he is NOT as young and spry as the younger one. He comes in, curls up on the couch......then limps when he has to get back up. He talks to me more, the other one requires more physical attention. I have had a bit of built in diet control, because I am not in my own house. I do feel a bit of guilt, because my own house desperately needs attention, however, my son and daughter and granddaughter needed time together very much, and this was the way to do it. I have had a very quiet day, and I am not used to going less than 90 miles an hour up to the point that I crash. So it has been good to have enforced rest, enforced meal control, and time to sit, read, watch TV (after 2 days of trying to figure out their TV system.....boy am I a techno-idiot!!), and did some strength training. I will do some shopping on my way home, then come back tomorrow and THEN I will get to see my lovely little granddaughter too!

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_MAOMAO_ 5/24/2010 1:50AM

  I really feel for you w/ the television! I'm glad you get a little break, especially with some extra boundaries food-wise, how convenient. That's neat, but the break itself is the best part.

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a good day!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tomorrow I have to go back to work again. Today I spent with Wendy and Amber (oh break my to cuddle baby so mommy could get a nap emoticon)I have been watching my diet pretty well, and doing well on getting fruits and PROTEIN in. It helps that Wendy is trying to hold her own on weight, though I do have to encourage her to not go crazy about that, since she is breast feeding and needs more calories than she believes yet. However, while encouraging her, I have NOT been using that as an excuse to eat more myself. I am SO happy about that! Tomorrow I will check my weight and see how I am doing! In the meantime, though, I have really enjoyed the last few days.


a really nice day!

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Today was a real day of rest and gladness. I did get to church, and it was wonderful. My friends are back from travelling for 2 weeks, so I was able to get together with them. I was able to get a desperately needed nap (sleep is still one of my LEAST done items!). Then I was also able to eat pretty reasonably. I did do a little walking, but we also had a short rain storm....WITH sun.......then a rainbow! It was a wonderful mental health day!


back to business!

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Today I am letting mommy and daddy have baby to themselves, and they will call if they need anything. That leaves me today to do my own thing, clean, walk, etc, and see what I can get done today. I am loving this grandma thing, and yes, maybe it feels a little bit old, but I don't feel like anyone is looking for me or at me, and grandma is what I am, so I am going to enjoy every minute of it. Baby Amber seems perfectly happy to cuddle with me, and that is a GOOD thing! Hopefully I will get to exercise some today, outside if I can convince the weather to behave!


trying new things

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I worked just morning, 8-noon, then had my afternoon off. So I decided to try to plant some bulbs. I am NOT much of a gardener, and I had to start from scratch, pulling dandelions (I forgot how LONG those roots are!!) digging up some grass, then planting the bulbs. When I got to figuring out exercise, I was pleased to find that gardening was rated as much as I FELT I had exercised! It was definitely a lot of upper body and core, at least judging from what I feel like. Now to see if any of it actually grows! Tomorrow I start working at LEAST a 24 hour shift.....whether it goes 36 depends on whether they find someone to cover me so I can go see my grandbaby being born. THEY BETTER!!!! Anyway, I have been staying busy and getting some stuff done......WHAT A DELIGHT to actually accomplish something other than work!


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