Saturday, October 24, 2009
I have 11 more days until this cast comes off my foot. I still have to wear a splint/boot but at least I can take the darn thing off! Then I can get a better idea how my weight maintenace during this rehab is truly going. You should see me now - I weighed when I got home from the hospital - teetering on the one foot with the cast just resting. I used that as my "maintenance" weight. I weigh myself daily and make sure I stay within 2 pounds up and down of that weight. I know - crazy but hey when you can't really do much exercise (I can get some done but not alot), I can only do this by watching what I eat. I worked too hard to lose this weight to suddenly have to deal with a 10 pound gain.
You know for someone who is basically stuck at home using a knee scooter, I manage to stay really busy. Busy enough that even though I set a goal to update this blog at least once a week, I still manage to blow that goal regularly..lol. We have been searching for a place to live. Managed to miss out on the small cottage on the beach by our house. Clearly it wasn't meant to be and to be honest, I was a bit stressed on figuring out how I was going to fit my "kitchen" into the tiny one that it had. My hubby kept mentioning how I would have to downsize my kitchen - you know, go thru appliances, gadgets, and the horror - my spices? HELLO - I am not tossing these things out when I would just end up buying them again!
The compromise I came up with is that most of our stuff (read MY stuff) would have to go into storage until I could go thru it all. Basically my daughter and neighbor has volunteered to pack everything I can't do (which let's face it - is most of everything). It will be easier to move it into our storage until I can deal with it. We have an appointment with a property management company on Monday to see another house which is in the next town over but within walking distance of a different beach. Keeping our fingers crossed on this one because it has a woodstove AND a fireplace AND a kitchen that is the same size of my current one. Priorities ya know...hehe.
Ms Aliegh is now crawling easily backwards and still working on forwards - she has faceplanting down pat though! She is such a cuddle bug. She has decided that when she is tired, she needs to be in my lap. She will cuddle until she falls asleep. God forbid if I try to put her down though! I have become quite efficient at typing with one finger and using my laptop while she sleeps! The lastest in baby food cooking adventures: I decided to make teething "cookies". She still hasn't had a tooth surface but is shoving everything in her mouth and drooling up a storm. So I found a simple recipe (1 cup rice cereal, 1 cup flour of choice, 1 cup unsweetened juice) and tried my hand at it. We shall see how well they work for her when she comes over tomorrow (of course Abe will help if they don't work out).
More Halloween madness:
Chicken eating her "cookie"