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Today I am very tired

Friday, June 17, 2011

For some reason, I seem to be very tired this evening. I had a fun learning day. I went to a quilt class where i practiced some techniques I had learned at an earlier class. Also, I learned some new free hand quilting. It was so much fun. If she has the class again I will take it. Somewhere along the line, I have lost my incentive to quilt. I really need to work on getting this back as I do enjoy quilting even though I am a very basic beginner. I have started 4 quilts but haven't finished any of them. Two of them have been packed away for over 20 years.

Slowly, I am renewing my interest in doing this. I should make quilts for Christmas.........the key word here is "should"......hehehe

My main problem is once I sit down at this computer, i don't get up much.....

Will be up from it Monday as the lawn needs mowing again and I need to get outside.....

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JUNEBUG150 6/17/2011 11:54PM

    I understand what you are saying! I'm the same way with my crocheting. I love doing it but if I lay it down which I have done many times in the past, then I find it very hard to get back into it. Right now I've got a project that I started last year and haven't worked on it in months. I've crocheted blankets for my 2 daughters and 3 of my 5 grandchildren. My DSiL complained that I never did one for him so that is the project that I started. Of course my other 2 grandchildren are feeling leftout as well. I would like to try quilting sometime but don't know when. Hope you get your will to quilt back emoticon emoticon

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Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Although I don't care for Dr. Phil, he does have some very good quotes----one being "How's that working for you?"...Apparently it isn't or this weight would be dropping off. So if what I stubbornly hang on to doesn't work, why don't I change it? Am I just too lazy to put forth the effort? Deep down, do I really want to lose this weight? Why do I continue to ride the down a pound/up a pound roller coaster? Do I have enough energy and motivation to do this for the long run? What do I see in the future? These are some of my questions I will be dealing with over the next year or so.

Question 1. How's that working for you?

It isn't so why don't I change some things? This I don't know------I get set into a rut and don't want to dig myself out. Not a pity rut or an I don't care rut, just a all is familiar rut. Most of my life has been spent doing what other people have told or instructed me to do. For the past 6 years (hubby passed away in 2004), I haven't had to answer to anyone but myself---I like this. I am not ready to give up this notion. I still haven't wrapped my mind around making good food choices. My main problem is moderation. When I find or see something I like I go way overboard with it---not good on a food plan ( not a diet but a food plan). I don't make menus because I don't seem to be able to or want to make food choices for a week at a time---I like the sponteanaity of deciding each day. If someone calls and wants to go out--I g--not always good choices at small mom & pop cafés. I do fairly well at buffets because I stick to the vegetables and fish. I don't eat deep fried hardly at all anymore because it makes me sick. I can't tolerate much grease anymore. My biggest problem isn't what I eat it is how much I eat, which is way too much. So why don't I cut down? I don't know----I use small dishes and eat with a salad fork so if or when I go back for more it is less that what I used to eat.

Problem number 2---getting up and moving

I know this is good for me so why don't I do it? I start out each morning with resolve---that's as far as it goes---resolve. I get up early each day and start posting here and there and before I know it it's 3 or 4 PM and I haven't hardly moved. Then I'm still and sore and I don't want to day I'm on the same train...esp in the cold, wind, rain or heat...I don't like schedules so that won't work because I won't stick to it---no reason for not following one I just know I wouldn't.


Blessings on This Lord's Day

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Things have calmed down a lot since my little episode. It sure felt great having someone defend me. For many many years it seemed I was always blamed when something went wrong---either it was my fault for being there or it was my fault because I wasn't there. After so long of not getting much support---this sure felt great as well as nerve wracking.

This week has been a fairly good week. Most of the week I wasn't feeling up to par---not really sick but just feeling like I was beginning to come down with something. That is so much improved now....Today has been a good day even with the heat and humidity. Just resting (kicking back ) today as the rest of the week will be busy.

DJ has an appointment with the vet Monday to get his nails cut and I need to pick up a few things at the store, do some laundry, and maybe more weed whacking---depending on the outside temps. Tuesday will be time out with Maria (oldest daughter). We go to the casinos every Tuesday. We only go to the ones that give free play. This is our time together. Wednesday will be mowing again. Thursday is TOPS. So far Friday is clear (this is scary). Saturday will be our monthly family dinner. It is my turn to host so all will be here.

I am thinking about getting a pool-of course I've thought about it for the past 2 years...LOL

Still working on going to Michigan in July.

Connie (granddaughter in the Navy) should be in port (San Diego) by June 15. Her ship is the USS Carl Vinson. It is under heavy guard as it is an Alquida target. We sure will be relieved when she gets in safely. She will get 2 weeks leave in July.

This is my story and I'm sticking to it!!!!!! LOL



Friday, June 03, 2011

Had a very upsetting time Wednesday with a wrecker driver. The wrecker company came to tow the van to the repair shop. The guy was a "smart alec" with an attitude 5 miles wide!! Tuesday I had talked to a very nice lady who took my instructions over the phone as to what I wanted done. The security system in my daughter's van had malfunctioned and tied up everything. The "clicker" wouldn't work. I called this wrecker company to see if they would tow it to the repair shop on a flat bed truck. The lady said no problem so we set the time. The driver was supposed to call Randy (son in law) so he could meet them here with the key and pay them. Well, the guy never called Randy----he just showed up in my drive with a flat bed truck that had a car on it. When I told him he had to put the van on the flat bed he laughed at me. I asked him if he had called Randy..he said no-I was in the area so I thought I would just drop by and pick it up. don't worry I'll get the van towed. I can take the car off, load the van, and tow the car. I said ok but I don't have the key or the money to pay you. He said in a real snotty tone---Chad will pay me and you can pay him. I guess he thought that since I had grey hair and boobs that I didn't know what I was talking about...I happen to know about towing vehicles...

In the mean time I had called Randy to inform him the guy was here. While I was on the phone the driver started hooking the van up to tow it. I called Randy back to see if he was on the way---he was less than a mile away when the guy zoomed out of the drive dragging the van with the front hitting the ground...

Adding to the situation was that I had to leave between 12 and 12:15 to meet a lady to go play cards. Randy was supposed to be here by noon to get their things out of my car-----he wasn't....he showed up about 5 minutes later and the guy had already left with the van. By this time I am in tears because everything is going backwards---generally it takes a lot to get me this frustrated....I was still shaking Thursday morning. Tammy (daughter) called the wrecker company and told them what happened---they got angry with the driver because he didn't follow directions. When Randy confronted the driver, he got nasty with him.

Good news is that I got to my ride on time and had a fun afternoon....

For some reason, I had this on my mind last night and didn't sleep very well....

Anyway----all better now....

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SANDYBRUNO 6/3/2011 10:13PM

    I hate it when people don't listen to us just because we are older and grey haired women. I get the same thing. I hate bad days. It seems like I have a lot of them anymore.

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FEAR # 2

Monday, May 30, 2011

What happens when I reach my goal?

1..Will I be consistent and maintain?

2. Will I slip back to old habits?

3. Will I be able to shake the "fat" image?

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MOMFAN 6/1/2011 1:51AM

    Yes, you will. You will be so enjoying the your new life and you will continue to keep committing each and every day to Lord and depend on Him to see you through.

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DEBBIEOLMOS57 5/30/2011 3:40PM

    me too

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