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Some days are better than others

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

I woke up this morning to a message from my friend....delighted because her "wild cat" she took home, and built an enormous cage for it to live in had run away (after that expense)...but came home last night. She was ecstatic and I was happy for her. Since I was awake, I decided to go and freshen up.....NO WATER, just a trickling of water out the taps. What?

It was early, so I couldn't phone the municipality to find out what was wrong, but guessed it had to be a burst pipe or something...it couldn't be on my side since my rates and taxes ARE paid up. emoticon

Ended up washing my face and teeth with half a cup of water and being grateful for the trickle. Next, I went to put the kettle on and no electricity? Goodness...what was going on??? Once again, I couldn't phone the municipality since it was still too early. At 8am sharp I placed the call to find out that a main water pipe had burst in the night and they would require another 2-3hrs +- to get it repaired and a "fuse" had blown in the electricity box in our area and that too was being attended to.....wow all on one day and in one area?!

Needless to say, dh and I decided to go out for breakfast and coffee which was great and unexpected. Once breakfast was done, dh went off to work and before I could pay the bill, another family I know came in and asked if they could join me. Since I knew there was no electricity or water at home, I wasn't in any rush and stayed.
OH WOW huge mistake....2 of the 4 family members bickered non-stop and I didn't feel I could say anything, since the other 2 members said nothing. In retrospect, I should have either spoken up or taken my leave because they were being disrespectful and embarrassing....aaah retrospect, such an easy place to live in.

I finally did leave though and had a wonderful amble through the mall looking at this and that, ended up buying some soya milk powder and some veggies for my stir fry...my first HOT COOKED MEAL in 2 months emoticon

Today was just too cold to eat cold food. Since being on a raw food and no simple carbs eating plan, I have very little to keep me warm and for the first time in history.....I am cold and its only autumn here. Wish I had known about this all those years I was so hot.

Good news is I took out my one and only jacket I bought 2 months ago in a size too small...and its fitted beautifully. I felt like a million dollars in my new jacket that fitted.

Got home and as I entered the door I heard a strange sort of hissing sound. Followed the sound to discover that dh (who else?? with my son away, there's just him and I at home) had turned open the hand shower full blast and not shut it down before we left, and neither did he tell me that it had been opened. The shower was blasting water up on the wall above the bath and spilling down, over and onto the floor and kept on going out the bathroom and into the laundry. WHAT A MESS...WHAT A CLEAN UP before I could even start making some lunch...and I was starving. LOL still I didn't die of hunger and now the floors are squeaky clean but sadly wont remain that way as it is pouring cats and dogs here today.

So the day has been up and down and right now I plan to jump on the twister since I only lost .7kgs(1.54 pounds) last week. I know its all about boot camp and muscle mass etc so I am not perturbed at all. Talking about boot camp....I'm crazy enough to have signed on for a second round.
I have an absolute love/hate relationship with boot camp.
I love it the day I'm doing it....and the next day I hate it when my knees and muscles are strongly objecting. emoticon

I was chatting to my daughter in law today, the poor woman is getting sooo thin (from the cancer). She is tall at 5ft 10" and weighs only 52kgs (114 pounds) despite eating well. It doesn't look good. With moving to her family, they have forced her to eat, and also to have special vitamins for cancer patients which has extended her life beyond the 6 months the doctors gave her, but its not a great quality of life and she is annoyed at her family for forcing her to eat. She is tired and doesn't want to live anymore. Still, I can't help her in any way from here...there is just too much distance now between us. I can only keep in regular contact and try and be cheerful, and send her pamper goodies as gifts.

Hope you are all being good about healthy choices and not letting life dictate to us regarding those choices. Making bad choices wont make the bad situation better.
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ONLYTEMPORARY 4/9/2013 8:14PM

    Way to go on the clothes. Sorry about Michelle. I take it she is to stay with them through the end? Will Daniel then go after Axle? Sorry about all the mess emoticon

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MARTY728 4/9/2013 12:11PM

    emoticon on fitting into the smaller clothing. Concerning the rest, we all have days like that and the key is as you wrote in your last paragraph! emoticon

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BOOKWERME 4/9/2013 10:54AM

    Celeste', if you don't keep a journal or diary, you should. You have the makings for quite a book! OR, perhaps it could be the next hit Sit Com. Never a dull moment, but that is good...you will never be bored.

Sorry you had so much drama in one day. Happy for you re: the Jacket. Sending much love, ASTA

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MELTEAGUE 4/9/2013 9:18AM

    You must have felt awesome putting on that smaller jacket! Good thing your walls can handle a bit of water, not like here, the walls would have to be resurfaces because everything is dry wall and wood! lol

Sorry about the negative people, and I am glad the raw thing is working out for you!
ENJOY The stir fry!!! sounds good!


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