IMREITE's SparkPeople Blog IMREITE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community hit the list i did not do some stuff on my list yesterday. time ot go do them now instead Sun, 24 May 2015 13:33:56 EST tricky weather it was supposed to be cold and rainy weekend. today was gorgoues. spent time outside cleaning up some of the flower beds. <BR> thinking about buying plants but it is supposed to be rainy. guess i will have to wait till morning and see which plan i go with Sat, 23 May 2015 22:03:37 EST slow pc my computer is really slow lately. i probably need to do some work to clean up the files, and meomory leaks. i am concerned it may be a motherboard starting to fail but should do the cheaper fixes first. Fri, 22 May 2015 23:11:43 EST closer to friday 3 day weekend. it will be nice to have monday off. Thu, 21 May 2015 08:48:58 EST 10 boxes i went through 10 boxes of old papers. some stuff went into recyclying, but a lot of it has to be shredded because it had personal data on it. i started 10 days ago, but was working on other tasks. but now it is done and can go out with this weeks recycling. <BR> <BR> Wed, 20 May 2015 01:02:55 EST busier some of my quiet time was taken up by pc issues and then got busy with unsuspected work. drat. io was hoping to unwind after crummy drive to work Tue, 19 May 2015 10:17:04 EST quiet week not much planned but normal cleaning to prepare for move. Mon, 18 May 2015 19:16:00 EST Lazy day did not accomplish much, but i did relax a lot. Sun, 17 May 2015 23:52:06 EST back from looking at house. my dh and i are moving and last night we went to look at a house. the offer is in and their is a home inspection on monday Sat, 16 May 2015 20:25:29 EST on the road will be traveling later today. i plan to wake up and get in a good exercise Fri, 15 May 2015 01:02:01 EST roaster experiment I used my electric roaster to do a turkey last night. it was not for a meal, just so i would have the cooked meat and free up space in my freezer. i never used my roaster before so i wanted to see if it could do the job. it also did not warm up my house the same way a normal oven does. <BR> <BR> it was quick. i put water on the bottom of the pan, set the turkey on a rack so it did not touch the bottom and to drain the fat, It steamed to cook faster and stayed moist. Thu, 14 May 2015 09:37:12 EST 30 more minute online assessment - "only" minutes arg. Wed, 13 May 2015 20:00:12 EST hurry up and wait several step process. have to hurry at 1 step then wait for someone else to do there part. Tue, 12 May 2015 08:35:52 EST Still drilling It is about midnight and the construction people are still drilling. IT is soooo loud. the cops have stopped to talk to them. As soon as the cop drove off they started again. these jerks may be at it all night. They are working in an open field so therere is no concern about working around traffic. And for the record, yes there is a noise ordinance but as they are working on a DOT contract, they are basically government workers so they don't care about obeyinf the laws. Fri, 8 May 2015 00:51:37 EST bridge incident not good. but still processing thoughts and feelings. <BR> more later Thu, 7 May 2015 09:19:16 EST need to get up time to go do some stuff Wed, 6 May 2015 21:14:07 EST fast morning This morning is zooming by. i hope the rest of the day goes by so fast. Tue, 5 May 2015 09:07:51 EST new week less stressful, but i still have projects to work on. i am not as nutty about staying busy but i still want to get stuff done so the next few weeks are not as bad. Mon, 4 May 2015 20:53:21 EST beautiful weather great day today for me. i made sure i spent time outside. i have a lot of clearning to do in my yard. i started some of it today. yesterday was mostly indoor work. this week is painting and a few other things. this week was somewhat restful, for me. Sun, 3 May 2015 20:57:16 EST closer to getting more done did some cleaning. dusting , wipeing down walls and moving furnature and vaccuming under it all. Sat, 2 May 2015 21:49:47 EST house offer is in.. we may be buying a new house. the offer was submitted Fri, 1 May 2015 21:50:14 EST Man cave My DH has a workshop area in the basement. I have a room for exercise otherwise the rest is storage and his tools. It is very much a man cave. when guys look at it the y often get a bit jealous. <BR> <BR> my dh has a new job so we will be moving 200 miles away from our current location but we will be closer to family. This week he is looking at houses without me and he found a house with a 3 car garage and a shed. I have never been in the house. but my mom/sister liked the pictures. i li... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 08:24:20 EST List of things to do i get some items done but see more things that need to get done. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:42:48 EST new shower works FINALLY! i used my new shower last night. about 2 years ago our shower started not draining right and my dh wanted to fix it ourselves. I am a cheapskate so went along with the idea. BIG, I repeat, BIG MISTAKE. We had a second shower, so time was not a factor. he also wanted to build a new vanity a linen closet. because of skill, time, and resources, it took about a year to get done. since so many things went wrong, it took even longer before. Plus our use of the smaller shower weaken ... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:25:16 EST new week. time to shake off the stress of last week/weekend. most of the big remodel things are done and now i can do small projects and get my house back in order. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:02:29 EST overwhelmed bathroom remodel project keeps finding ways to not work. i am never doing this again. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15:11:38 EST long week still more projects aroung the house but at least i wont be anxious all day at work about what i have to do when i come home. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:50:03 EST need to clean i have some cleaning today before the appraisers come in tomorrow. of course they know how to look for tricks, but I still feel better about making sure it is clean and tidy. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:02:39 EST they cut the floor The plumbers came late today and then when they took out the bathtub, the cut out part of the floor. they did not leave a note or anything so i dont know if they are planning on trying to repair it. my dh got ticked off and ran out to a hardware store to look around for replacement so of course it may now take weeks longer to get this done. <BR> ARRRG! Wed, 22 Apr 2015 22:32:58 EST heavy lifting done at least MOST of the heavy lifting is done. the custom built cabinet and vanity are in place. They were originally designed to fit an area assuming we pulled out all the drywall. We tore out none of it on those 2 sides. so we were off by about an inch. So last night was trimming of both sides so it would fit. so the job took a couple hours longer and now the custom pieces are scuffed a bit. <BR> <BR> frustrating, but it still looks nice and we are closer to being done. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:31:20 EST measure again the adage goes measure twice cut once. I love my dh, i am however , on the verge of yelling at him "measure again". i do it in my head but am close to screaming it out loud. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:36:05 EST 1 week left my dh starts a new job in 1 week. a lot to get done before then but we just need to stay busy Sun, 19 Apr 2015 16:08:40 EST on the road in a car for 3 hours. got up earlier then normal so i could do a 35 min workout before going. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 11:01:49 EST house hunting hoping the one house is still available becasue it is awesome Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:01:08 EST active i qualify as active! <BR> "Active is defined as taking part in planned, continuous exercise that is equivalent to walking 6-10 miles per day (a calorie expenditure of 600-1000 calories/day)." <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=631 </link> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:15:27 EST bad news Someone put in an offer on the house we were looking at- Drat! then when dh got home he was doing some work on a linen closet he built and put a hole in the wrong place. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 22:37:10 EST hurry and wait Working on some house projects that are several steps. some of them require a rush to get done and the to stop and wait for the plumber, then wait for the drywall guy. then wait for the plumber. but i am getting antsy for the project to be done. <BR> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:34:33 EST day off slept in , exercised did some cleaning, met hubby for lunch then did some more cleaning. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:24:36 EST successfull weekend finished a lot of stuff on my bathroom remodel. DH has been having some leg pain so we had to slow down and pace our selves more, but we still got almost everything done until the plumber comes back on friday. i am hopng their schedule frees up sooner so they can come out earlier. Sun, 12 Apr 2015 19:27:48 EST Demo day we are working on some demolition on our bathroom later today. i hope it all goes ok. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 01:19:36 EST the price went down we drove by a house last weekend and we liked it. the price was in our range but after checking it again, it went down in price. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:42:59 EST knock it out suck it up and do it. it will feel great when it is done Thu, 9 Apr 2015 21:35:59 EST What's new a bunch of stuff, but when people at work as me i respond with "stuff". i dont have a house or a new job lined up yet. that and we have to finish on the current house before we can sell it. <BR> <BR> so far now- mums the word Wed, 8 Apr 2015 21:01:06 EST Opportunity <link><BR>ss_articles.asp?id=1754 </link> <BR> <BR> Favorite line: "Why do we fear, rather than embrace, taking a risk? " Tue, 7 Apr 2015 20:53:56 EST Relocation It's offical. My DH accepted a new job offer and we will be moving in a couple months. WE will be moving so we live closer to family. Currently we are 180 miles away. We will be less then 30 after we move. <BR> the next 2 months will be a bit crazy, so i want to have good workouts and surround myself with nutritous foods. <BR> <BR> Today we drove by some houses. unfortunatly, none of them were great options yet. Time will tell, but it is exciting. Mon, 6 Apr 2015 20:51:23 EST happy easter Be joyful Sun, 5 Apr 2015 00:32:55 EST on the road traveling today - 3 hrs in the car, but at least i get to visit family Sat, 4 Apr 2015 01:51:55 EST Antsy I am motivated to get more stuff done, but unfortunatly i have been getting hyper at 11pm. i need to work to reset the body clock so i can get in gear earlier at night so i can get stuff done. Thu, 2 Apr 2015 08:34:03 EST Kindergarden spices as part of my organize challenge it sait to clean out the pantry, including kindergarden spices. meaning ones that have been in there for 5 years are more. i had a few. so i tosssed them. not a big thing but it is nice to clean 1 area at a time. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 01:00:03 EST positive mode nothing is final yet, but a plan is taking shape and i am looking forward to assisting with it and am trying to get excited so i have energy to do all the work that is needed. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:37:43 EST