Tuesday, July 16, 2013
I returned to work yesterday after being off for 2 weeks. It went well - not too crazy. Today will be a busier day plus I have 1 1/2 hours of Continuing Professional Education scheduled which will take a good chunk out of my day. I'll do the best I can.
I got so much done during my 2 weeks off. I've completely scrubbed and reorganized the kitchen. We now have a kitchen that I just love. We dealt with all the little issues that have been bugging me for literally years including replacing the faucet and the under-cabinet lights. I moved all the herbs & spices placed them in the hutch where they are much easier to see. I also put the nuts and seeds in that cabinet. Looks really nice. I made café curtains for the window on the door and the window over the sink and I'm really pleased with the outcome.
I also set up the spare bedroom with only a twin bed for an exercise room. I bought a small inexpensive TV and moved the DVD player so I can watch my exercise videos in there too. We have a small little laptop that I can bring up there to watch exercise videos too. I'm thinking of getting a "Total Gym" that folds up to the size of an ironing board that would really work up there. It would fit very nicely in the closet. I brought in the large stand-up fan from the garage and placed it in the corner to keep things cool since it does tend to get warm upstairs - especially in the late afternoon during the summer. It's working out really well so far. I want to get another small inexpensive table to put in there too - I'll look around at Target tomorrow and see what I can find.
The next big project is getting my mother-in-law moved to an assisted long-term care facility. She has finally agreed to go and I do believe she will be much happier there. I know that her diet will definitely improve which should help her gain weight (she's just a little thing) and will also make her stronger and provide her with more energy. Although my brother-in-law currently lives with her, he is gone a lot of the time and she gets lonely. So, I'm hoping move-in day will be Aug 3rd. Lots of details to iron out between now and then. Luckily her house will still be there so we don't have to deal with all her stuff - just the items she plans to take with her. It could be a real nightmare otherwise!
Time to go to work. I hope everyone has a good day.