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First weekend of major cleaning successful....

Sunday, April 19, 2009

We have sorted 150 boxes of items I had stored in my office, porch and basement. Probably have 50 more boxes to go. It already is feeling so much better, even though the boxes aren't gone yet, but will be picked up by Tuesday evening. It will be nice to get my basement finally cleaned out and organized.

Sitting at my computer feels great with no danger of avalanches of items impinging on my chair. I will get to play the piano again after I move my keyboard into my office. Have not been able to play since my hand surgery, but main hangup has been that it has been in the living room and husband ALWAYS has the t.v. on. It seems to me that playing the piano used to be therapy for the soul...which I Have done not very much for about 2-3 years now. I am rusty but plan to practice up and start to volunteer at the nursing home again. I used to play 2-3 times a month in the Alzheimer's unit at a nursing home near here. I look forward to doing that again.

With all my old "inventory" dealt with, I will be able to concentrate on higher priced items to sell on Ebay and hopefully get a little income generated. I was a bit disappointed that only about 6 boxes out of the 200 or so, had items worth trying to sell. I had no idea I had so much "dead weight" in the cellar. This has been a real wake up call in many ways.


Spring cleaning...big time...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Rented a 30 cu yard dumpster and hope to get house in order. A lot of old stuff I have been hanging on to which has become worthless as it sits...some of it here for 20 years.... gotta get organized and this is the first step. Daughter is doing alot of the carrying out and I am doing sorting. What a job. This is where major procrastination got me....

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SCIENCE_WRITER 4/15/2009 7:05PM

  Wowza! I can only hope that SOME cleaning happens during my spring :) Good luck!

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PATRICIA441 4/15/2009 3:55PM

  That is super that you are doing some cleaning out of old stuff! Even better that your daughter is there to help you. It is amazing how much stuff we hold on to over the years isn't it. Wishing you the best in your cleaning out. Good exercise too and remember to drink lots of water to keep hydrated. Hugs. Pat

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MARYBETH_OHIO 4/15/2009 2:46PM

    I need to do that same thing so you and your daughter come here to lol no but really I do and I do not look forward to it.. It is amazing what we all collect over the years..
Anyway Good Luck

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BECKYANNE1 4/15/2009 8:48AM

    I hear you on that. I'm doing my Spring cleaning also. We have a room downstairs that you can barely walk thru. I'd love to get a big dumpster and clean it all out. Before I tackle that room and the closets, I'm doing the shampooing, windows, etc. It really makes you feel good when you clean out and organize.

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walked 2 miles yesterday....

Friday, April 03, 2009

Feet got cramps and are still sore today. I think it might be partly my new shoes. I noticed the right heel slipped a lot and that foot hurt the most. I am going to try different shoes today and see if that helps. I walked over an hour as my speed went down with the discomfort. I used to be able to walk 3 miles per hour (on treadmill) and this was walking outdoors with at least one steep hill. Today I will try the treadmill as we are expecting some not so nice weather.

Hubby and I are going to a classical music concert tonight so will have to put off swimming the third time this week until tomorrow.


Went swimming on Monday, too.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Then I got lazy and tired (but have been getting up at 4:30 to make up time I took off from work to see dentist on Monday. Today is Thursday and definitely will swim after work or after dinner as I have the choice on the schedule at the new gym today.

My snacks are a little out of whack from yesterday as instead of eating a portion I ate a medium sized bag of flat earth chips which are also high in sodium. I have to quit buying them unless I can find the snack packs that I originally found at Costco, but they quit carrying them. (sigh)...

I did eat a healthy dinner of whiting cooked with spinach and carrots and have a second portion to bring for lunch today. (That will keep me out of the Global Market at lunchtime, which is a restaurant area in my building where I work and has about 25 restaurants, mostly with unhealthy, large portions of ethnic foods.)

Also, I plan to walk at least 30 minutes in addition to swimming 30 minutes today.


Went swimming on Sunday at new gym...

Monday, March 30, 2009

I really like my new swimming pool... 84 degrees feels great, no shock getting in and I am sure I will go more often. The hours are a little restricted compared to my previous gym, but there are lap times when few people are there and no kids. The main things I will miss are the whirlpool and steam room but I know I will love the $60 a month less expense will be a boon to my budget. I swam 15 minutes and walked 15 minutes in the pool and met a nice gal there who was a regular and I will probably see again. That was nice. (At my other gym, most people didn't talk to anyone.) Anyhow, I will be able to go 3 times a week with no problem. There is an indoor track for walking for when our Minnesota weather makes outdoor walking uncomfortable. emoticon

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FLASUN 3/30/2009 2:46PM

    Wish I could be there with you Teddy! I haven't been in my bathing suit or swimming in ages!! No one with pools around me, don't like swimming at beach anymore. Even saving $$$ is an extra! Enjoy!! emoticon Janice

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SCIENCE_WRITER 3/30/2009 12:48PM

  It's more important that you're comfortable and happy where and when you work out, and I'm glad you found that!

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MNCYCLIST 3/30/2009 8:56AM

    Good for you! I pray the Lord will give you success with your new plan!

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