IMREITE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=IMREITE IMREITE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ fast morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922934 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922658 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922021 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921507 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.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921020 we may be buying a new house. the offer was submitted Fri, 1 May 2015 21:50:14 EST Man cave http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920093 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5919423 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918961 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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918397 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918009 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917200 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5916284 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5916059 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915037 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914767 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914035 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913411 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913121 hoping the one house is still available becasue it is awesome Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:01:08 EST active http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912240 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>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=631 </link> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:15:27 EST bad news http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912036 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5911032 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910793 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910098 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909189 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908623 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908537 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907944 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907319 <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellne<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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5906661 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905623 Be joyful Sun, 5 Apr 2015 00:32:55 EST on the road http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905108 traveling today - 3 hrs in the car, but at least i get to visit family Sat, 4 Apr 2015 01:51:55 EST Antsy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5904069 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903282 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902805 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 spring cleaning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902579 no excuses. i am going to do more cleaning/organizing tasks so i get my house in order. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:31:49 EST started a challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901922 i started doing this challenge today. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=declutter_your_home_in_31_days&utm_<BR>source=sparkpeople&utm_medium=email&ut<BR>m_campaign=best-of-sparkpeople </link> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:15:24 EST lethargic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901387 no energy day Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:33:25 EST hmmm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900881 opportunities are everywhere if you look for it Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:45:09 EST new opportunity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900285 time to keep eyes open and be ready to celebrate a new possibility Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:02:51 EST sick again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899097 i hope it passes quickly Tue, 24 Mar 2015 22:43:28 EST 3% juice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897860 Should a product count as juice if it is only 3% juice? <BR> There are soda that have more juice. <BR> <BR> I only buy items that say 100% juice. i know some are "less sugar" or only" 5 calories" but they are either watered down or they have additives. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:27:41 EST nothing on my mind http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897717 i am drawing a blank. may type more later. Sun, 22 Mar 2015 19:45:46 EST saturday and standurday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897235 i am trying to be more active on weekends. mostly to spend less time sitting. i did pretty well with some things. did not get up ang going as early as i would have liked, but i kept going anyway. i decided to get going and still completed some tasks. <BR> Sat, 21 Mar 2015 22:11:53 EST community blood center http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896687 today was donation day at work. Give blood and save a life. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 21:11:41 EST thought to start the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895506 ;♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥ <BR> “Share your blessings rather than your troubles.” Gail Lynne Goodwin <BR> ;♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥ <BR> <BR> this was posted on my page from an inspirational sparkfriend. I sent it to myself at work and i start each workday with it. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 21:00:03 EST off tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894885 because i have vacation and want to use it Tue, 17 Mar 2015 21:52:11 EST check list http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894224 i cleaned my kitchen when i got home. good way to start out a monday. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 21:22:16 EST mental zone out day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893583 woke up ok. did a good workout went to the grocery store.then came home and puttered. Sun, 15 Mar 2015 21:40:54 EST do it anyway http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893024 i notice things go so much better for me when i dont waste time whining complaing or making an excuse. <BR> <BR> i got distracted and went ahad and did something anyway. i felt so much better after that. Sat, 14 Mar 2015 21:12:08 EST spring cleaning weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5892483 not sure how much i will get done, but want to start so i am ready when the weather warms up. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 21:16:26 EST