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Terrific Thursday

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Make a noontime walk. It was gorgeous out but a little windy. Really enjoyed my walk. Must be going through a spell...because I felt like not walking at lunchtime and having to force myself to exercise...the good thing is that I am doing it

Hubby hosting a community garage sale the next three days. He's about all ready except for pricing some things. Glad he enjoys them. I strongly dislike wonder why that's where my boss has me for now???? Guess he's desperate. So praying we get rid of alot of things today. Gotten on a roll...a few years back my BFF and her mom helped get one going for us and hubby so enjoys the bartering and talking to people...we kept the momentum and keep having them. Learned to keep big totes and when we go through something and want to put it in a sale later...we put it in the tote. If we have some left over stuff that goes in there too and it's already priced. Have a few pieces of furniture of my family's to sell. Hoping they will go. Also inspires hubby to get rid of things. He is the ultimate pack rat. I tell him he has packratitis. He always wants to save everything in case he might need it.

He has been really working on getting his garage in order. I mean this is a major accomplishment. The first was decluttering it to put in our Corvette. That was the beginning motivator. We had a lot of family furniture etc from closing down two households within a year. Slowly we are sorting through boxes and putting in garage sales or using or it's finding a home. Hubby has finally gotten motivated to do some things in the garage. He always said "One day when I have time" and now he has the time and he's motivated. Hopefully after the garage sale I can help him get rid of all the empty boxes we have. I know he'll want to save them.

Had a filling loose and got a dentist appointment today. Was brushing my teeth last night and it popped out with my tooth brush. Guess I was brushing too hard... Glad I got the appointment. Will stop back by the house and check on hubby for lunch and see how it's going for him. So won't get in the lunchtime walk :(

Have Praise Team tonight! Go! Go! Go!

Off to make it a great day!

Life seems so crazy busy right now

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EDITOR 5/3/2012 5:32AM

    So much wished my DH would get rid of clutter. I think yard sales are fun, but I dare not go to any because we have too much junk in the house to dispose of.

Yes, check in on your hubby and make sure NOBODY showed up with items for him to look at and buy. I had that happen to me once many moons ago.

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Middle of the week Wednesday

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Made it to Curves last night with Mom.

Had a nice rain storm last night...nice for me as I like rain but know it was probably scary for Mom.

All of a sudden struggling with exercising in the morning. Still doing it but have to make myself get out of bed and exercise...just need to push through it and maybe change something up a bit....

Depending on weather - hope to get in a lunchtime walk and planning on Curves after work with Mom

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DGFOWLER 5/2/2012 5:58AM

    I've been struggling with it too and find myself trying to find other things to do instead... lol. Last night was good though I finished up 95 min and for me last year being queen of the couch that's a lot. Could be more, but for now I am happy with that. Donna

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EDITOR 5/2/2012 5:58AM

    You can push through it, even if it is hump day. I don't know how you can do it all, but trusting that you can do all things through Christ Who strengthens you. Something keeps you going and I love reading your blog in the A.M. You always set a tone for the day.

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Terrific Tuesday

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Hubby had phone interview yesterday. Hopefully God's plan is revealed.

Having lunch with friend I used to exercise with a long time ago. Maybe new opportunities ahead.

Ended up working by myself yesterday and thankfully day wasn't too crazy and I got through it all. Had to work late as had to cover a 4:45 appointment so didn't make it to Curves after work but got in a noontime walk.

Off to make it a great day!

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DGFOWLER 5/1/2012 6:49AM

    Have a terrific Tuesday. Love the affirmation within your words.. The day is what you make it... Donna

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EDITOR 5/1/2012 5:58AM

    Your day is always mixed with surprises. Glad yesterday was not nutso!

And, tada---you walked which is super. I didn't get mine in and I don't even work.

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Magnificient Monday

Monday, April 30, 2012

Off to make it a great week!

My Schedule has slowed down a bit this week so hope to get in noontime walks and Curves after work with Mom.

Got the back back yard mowed and after two hours I was done but about shot. Really haven't done much yard work this year and I was worn out.

Mom can be a stinker some times gonne try to work on myself. She was buggy and wanted to get out yesterday. Hubby had spent more time with her this week. She told me if I hadn't taken a walk Saturday I could have gotten my house work done Saturday and we could have done something Sunday. Told me she wanted to see me sometime as it's been a long while. Really hurt my feelings. We were just dropping her off from spending time with her at church and lunch out. She likes to control us and make us feel guilty. Had thought about if we got done early taking her out for coffee...but after that decided not to let her control I took a nap instead...which I needed after the last couple of craziness and hubby wanted to go for a car ride.

Had a little talk with myself and have to learn not to let her make me feel guilty that I am neglecting her. I see her trying to control and manipulate to get her way. I need to remind myself we DO pay attention to her. It's like she wants us to keep her entertained. She refuses to drive any more and wants us to take her everywhere...which is fine...maybe she shouldn't be out driving around. She lives in a retirement community and refuses to be friendly with others who do drive. She refuses to do activities with the community where she could walk down and go to movie night, special music events, special speakers etc. She does go to breakfast twice a week because we took her down to get her used to the activiies and hubby helps her with the community garage sale each year. They go out to lunch once a week where they drive a mini bus and take them and drop them off. I need to remind myself she could do those things but chooses not to. Instead she relies on us. She needs to reach out to others also...and refuses. We've tried to invite her over to watch us work in the yard if she is buggy...but she won't do that. So why should I feel so guilty? Will have to work on that.

Off to make it a great week!

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EDITOR 4/30/2012 8:17AM

    I tried almost everything with my Mom and MIL. Nothing was good enough, but the guilt didn't come knowing I was doing all that was humanly possible to do to please others. The only thing I hope is that I don't become that domineering, needy person that I saw in them.

Please, please never forget your "me" time or realtionship spent with the Lord, renewing, refreshing on going forth. I did neglect the first, but never the latter.

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DGFOWLER 4/30/2012 6:08AM

    Good morning Kathleen. The frustration comes out once more where mom is concerned huh? I have an idea, you may have even have tried it. You said she doesn't like going to the community stuff at her retirement community like the movies, etc. Have you tried going with her so she could meet more people the first time around and then tell her she's on her own?

Have a great week.. You deserve it. emoticon Donna

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Reflection Sunday

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Slept better yesterday. Just did things around the house and took it easy some. Got laundry and some housework done Hubby and I watched a movie in the evening.

Took a walk on the bike trail. Just love being out with nature. Wasn't as long as I like as it was kinda cool and damp out. Made it back to the car before the rains started.

Off to make it a great day!

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DGFOWLER 4/29/2012 9:38AM

    Good morning Kathleen. Good to see you had a peaceful weekend. I also caught up on laundry and cleaning house. Grand daughter (8) stayed all night last night. Not a very peaceful sleep as she tosses and turns quite a bit, but loved the time I was able to spend with her. Have a wonderful day ~ Donna

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EDITOR 4/29/2012 7:05AM

    I know you will have a great Sunday! We had a wintry mix yesterday so no walking for me. Love nature too, and I think I will get a peek at it this week. God bless!

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