Thursday, December 05, 2013
So I don't know why, or how it's been almost two weeks since I've been able to blog.........OK, that's a lie, I know why and how, I just can't come to terms with what has happened in the last two weeks!!! This is really craziness over here, and I know I'm in the thick of the tornado right now, so I'm a bit overwhelmed. I'm just hoping when it's all over we're in one piece!!
To start off, Thanksgiving was great. Didn't do any of the great things I said I would do, like track all my food and drink all my water and all that great stuff. But I didn't gain any weight over it, so that is good...........and I think a first? Finished my last turkey sandwich yesterday, and threw out the last three pieces of pumpkin pie today. So it's gone. Good. We had fun. Just Mom, Sis, Hubs and me. We stayed the night at Mom's Thursday and all went to visit grandpa at the skilled nursing facility on Friday. The highlight for me was watching "Home for the Holidays" together. I love that movie so much, and it just makes me laugh so hard every year. We watch it pretty much every Thanksgiving........hey, some people watch football, we watch a crazy movie about a dysfunctional family, to each his own!!! I swear that movie gets funnier each year. I didn't eat or drink too much, so that was good.........I didn't track my calories, but I wouldn't be surprised if I stayed in my range.
On Saturday Tim and I decided to start boxing stuff up. We ended up taking two car loads and a truck load to the storage unit. That included our couches and living room chair and ottoman, and our bedroom TV cabinet, TV and about a dozen boxes. Since just a week ago my ankle and knee and Tim's shoulder were admittedly very sore, I was really shocked that we were able to get everything down the stairs and into the storage unit. The couch is very heavy, and Tim got one of his friends to help him with that. His shoulder was sore, but it had to be done. Sunday was church and more packing, and a good bit of resting also. We drove up to Oregon on Monday. Tim had an interview for a local position on Tuesday up there, and we drove home last night after that. We did a quick load to Sacramento today, and then were sent home for the rest of the day because they didn't have anything going out of this area. So, we rested a bit, and then packed for about 3 hours. We are down to the very last things now. We have given many things away and are pretty much just having to move the bed, clothes, kitchen/bathroom stuff and the boxes we packed up today. We will have Saturday and Sunday...........and possibly part of Friday to do that. Then I clean Monday and Tuesday...............and that's all she wrote............as far as this apartment goes.
After that, it's all up in the air. If Tim gets the job, he has to start on the 16th. Which is really crazy because I can't find a place to rent that will take us before the 1st! So it's probably going to be hotel rooms, and maybe a few nights in the truck for us for two weeks, until we can get a place to move into up there. That's if he gets the job...........it was really last minute finding out that his company was hiring for this position. He found out about it on Friday, and had the interview on Tuesday. Even though it puts us in a precarious position, he couldn't pass on this one. He hasn't had a local job in over 5 years. So, we'll see what happens. If he gets it, it could end up being pretty great..............atleast that's what I'm hoping. If he doesn't get it, we go back to plan A, and I'll get in the truck with him for a couple of months and we'll take the whole move a bit slower so we can find the place we really want to move into...........instead of mad dashing it like we will be otherwise. I'm about 50/50 on this whole thing as far as what I want to have happen. I think I'll be happy either way since there are pros and cons to both.
So yeah, that's my last week and next couple of weeks in a nutshell. Not sure if I'll have internet access once we leave the apartment on Tuesday. I will at my Mom's house, but if Tim gets this job we won't be there on the weekends like we thought we would be. See why I'm going so crazy.......everything is so up in the air. It's impossible to plan anything. Just taking one day at a time and trying to do the best I can with what that day offers me.
Tim seems to be doing a bit better, and my ankle seems much better this week. We're both still using the TENS machine and are loving it. It really seems to work well.
OK, that's all there is to tell for now. I am a bit upset that I just can't seem to stay on track with counting calories and water..............but for now I am really doing the best I can, and that just has to be good enough. My brain just doesn't have any room in it to think about calories and water right now...............I know I would feel better if I did, but I just can't seem to fit it in with everything else swirling around me. I'm sure in a week or so I will be able to. Once we get out of this place, I should be able to focus on making time for me................I sure hope so anyway!!
Love you guys, hope all is well. Hugs.