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Getting ready for company

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Working on getting the house in shape for company this Friday. Making slow progress but a little each day will hopefully make me ready by the weekend! Looking forward to company. Have my meals planned out and hubby is purchasing the list this week.

Took mom to exercise last night. Found out her neighbor is full of cancer. Made her sad. Yet living in a senior community has that draw back. She has been the neighbor to reach out to her the most and get her to go to what little she goes to.

Found out daughter booked her flight home for the following weekend. So looking forward to getting my arms around her. She is coming home to see her best friend's new little daughter Kinsley Ava. Although she isn't new any more about a month or so old now. Just didn't work out for her to get her sooner. Also she will be here to celebrate dad's birthday and ride in the local parade with her dad.

Work has been busy. Co-worker said at least she isn't mad or frustrated when she leaves every day and even looks forward to coming to work each day. Not sure I can say that...yet. But we will see how it goes.

Off to make it a great day!

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DGFOWLER 9/13/2011 6:57AM

    Sounds like your life is a whirlwind of activity for the next few weeks. Remember to take time out for yourself too.. Even out the balance of work & family life.


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Healthy Observations!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Been wanting to add this since I returned home last week from time off work!

1. Was able to work out with BFF at her aerobics class and keep up with them. (must be staying fit as I don't go to aerobics class any more but work out at home or at Curves!)

2. Was able to do 12.3 mile bike ride and felt good and did well!

3. Missed fruits and veggies in my diet. My BFF although she is thin and skinny doesn't eat healthy like I've obviously become. Surprised body was craving healthy foods. I missed some good crisp veggies and fresh fruit on my cereal. She bought some "healthier breads" and cereal because she knows I like healthier things...and some dried fruit for my cereal...but it tasted waxy and was high in calories. They weren't as healthy as their label suggested.

4. My body craved more physical exertion! We had a 45 minute walk up and down her neighborhood hills...and I do mean hills and it felt good to me. It was like my body needed to get rid of excess energy.

My under arm didn't wave like hers does. Mine is bigger but firm. I contribute my workouts at Curves for that.

Interesting observations I've been wanting to put down on paper to remember! Although I don't always see pounds melting off I do feel I am in better shape and able to keep up and building muscle.


Ready to face the week ahead

Monday, September 12, 2011

Read some really neat blogs...mine aren't that way...tend to be complaining about something.

Have company coming this Friday night and staying through Wednesday. Looking forward to their visit. They are dear friends who we don't see enough. Gotta get more cleaning done before their visit and some baking.

Back down to 190. Gotta keep packing lunch this week. When I do I see more improvement and feel better. Planning to get to exercise after work some this week.

Gotta take Mom to Elder Beerman for perfume that is on sale this week with their Goodwill Sale. Take in clothing to give away and they give you 20% coupon good even on their non sale things like perfume.

Off to make it a great week!


The weekend is over

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Had a lovely ride through countryside last night and ate at winery in Morrow. Lovely evening with car group. A neat adventure.

Hubby was out of town today and took Mom to church. She said she couldn't go to church due to her new dentures..then changed her mind after church as long as I took her immediately home to brush her teeth. At times so tired of playing her games and dealing with her quirkiness. Then I try to remember what a priviledge to care for our aging parent. We never know how long we can have her around.

Got old frig outside for pick up tomorrow. Hubby actuatlly parted with two boxes for the trash.

Didn't get any housecleaning down for company coming today. Was beat after taking Mom shopping after breakfast. Being around her wears me out.

My password to work computer is Attitude. Reminds me to check my attitude daily. Tending to be of a critical nature and I truly have so much to be thankful for.

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EDITOR 9/12/2011 4:41AM

    One day our parents are gone but our memories aren't. I will remember how good you are to your Mom.

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TURTLERAE55 9/11/2011 10:09PM

    Yes, it's a blessing that your mother is still around. I lost my mom 4 years ago and we did a lot together. I miss her so. You do have something to be Thankful for. Remember that our parents put up with our silliness and we have to do the same for them. LOL

You can do it.

Keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon

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PRAYINGSUZIE 9/11/2011 10:00PM


I love the reminder to check our attitude daily!


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Day Off

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Can't get myself moving today and I need to. Have company coming next weekend. Was out last night with hubby at car show. Off to dinner at 4:45 with a group tonight. All achy and sore. Got some housework done but can't seem to focus for long.

Hubby has alot of things to sort through before I can clean in his areas...that probably frustrates me also.

Feel like so much to do and not enough time to do it in. I know it will get done.

Plus hubby is gone tomorrow and I will be taking Mom to Church and breakfast. Know I should spend time with her shopping or take her to do something and an dragging my feet. Been awhile since I have done so and feeling guilty but really need to work on house....struggling with that also.

Best get back to work.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 9/10/2011 8:47PM

    Sounds like you are going to be busy this week. Take a little time to enjoy your mom and your Sunday. You need the break.

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