LOPEYP's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LOPEYP LOPEYP'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/ Last Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6089817 Wow. Last week was such a blur....... <em>40</em> in a good way!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/595b6e9c-8e03-4a8d-9ca7-866111d90434.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My aunt came home on Monday and is doing great!! To quote my uncle "she is eating like a horse." <em>246</em> She has requested more zucchini/blueberry bread so I am bringing some down to her today along with a stuffed pepper that I made last night. I feel bad but I haven't been down to see her since she got h... Sun, 7 Feb 2016 07:11:53 EST Yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6085540 My aunt is home and doing well. Talked to her on the phone yesterday. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a banner fitness day for me. I am in a couple of fitbit challenges and I wanted to start out well. I went to the gym. Used the elliptical and then did some ST. Lately I have not been pushing myself to do the tough exercises but did yesterday. Made myself do the pull-ins on the gliders. Gliders are discs that slide on the floor. You are in a plank with your feet on gliders and you slide them in tow... Tue, 2 Feb 2016 06:37:52 EST Update on my aunt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6083666 My aunt is being released from the hospital tomorrow. They are not sending her to rehab. She had a couple of setbacks while in the hospital and she stopped eating. My uncle called me on Friday and asked if I could come up and try to get her to eat. When I arrived about an hour later, she had a rally and had was eating again. Apparently she had another issue that they resolved and after, feeling better, she started eating. <BR> <BR> We talked to the case manager and she suggested hospice car... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 06:32:30 EST What's Going on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6080360 The pot luck went okay. I didn't like a lot of the foods. <em>246</em> Seemed to be tasteless and hence, not worth my calories. I ate the pear salad I brought and a few little things. Did have a tiny piece of two different brownies. Each piece was about an inch square. <BR> The problem I had with food this week was not the potluck but hubby's birthday dinner this weekend and the leftovers from it. We had chinese food and italian rum cake - my all time favorite! Let's just say that we (most... Wed, 27 Jan 2016 07:23:04 EST It's Easier to Turn a Ship Around http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6074822 Don't you think it must be easier to turn a <em>340</em> around than it is to exercise, eat right, and lose weight? All the things that we have to do to be successful - eat right........... ah.. really? I can't have that piece of cake and I have to exercise? Oh man, I hate to sweat. Have willpower? Oh come on, if SHE can have it, why can't I? <BR> <BR> These are all thoughts that I've had over the numerous years that I've been trying to lose weight and still have. Why I bring this up is ... Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:45:31 EST Terrific Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6067381 OK. Terrific Tuesday is kind of dramatic. <em>246</em> I really didn't have a title for the blog so there you go. <BR> <BR> Last week was pretty crazy at work and I didn't have a lot of extra time for much. I had to work hard at getting my workouts in but I some how managed. My current projects involve a lot of meetings so my day is chopped up. How does anyone get anything done with all these meetings?? I've decided that I pay a lot for my gym membership and since I'm only in the office 3... Tue, 12 Jan 2016 07:08:20 EST Last Session with my Trainer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6060353 <em>46</em> I am so bummed!! Today was the last day with my trainer. <BR> She leaves Friday for a new job at a new company. I am up in the air about training going forward. My trainer told me that she spoke with one of the other instructors at the gym and she doesn't know if she wants to train. I didn't know that they have the option not too since it is an offered service (although it costs extra above gym membership). I will talk to the overall gym manager when I see him about it just so I... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 19:14:18 EST January Goals and other things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6057170 Happy New Year!! <em>408</em> <BR> With the new month (and year) comes some reflection and goal setting. <BR> <BR> How did I do last year? Overall, it was a good year in terms of health and fitness. <BR> When I look at the specifics I am disappointed in myself. <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> <em>15</em> I've gained about 5lbs over the year (probably more if you count how I lost and gained the same ones over and over again). <BR> <BR> My strength training days declined immensely. I am lu... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 16:24:13 EST The Good News and the Bad News http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6054724 Yesterday was bittersweet for me. Met with my trainer (the old trainer that came back to my faciity). It was an <em>345</em> workout!! Funny thing was that I almost cancelled. I had done a Tabata workout the day before and was really sore and dragging but I pushed myself to go and the workout was incredible. <BR> Lots of crazy things: Plank jacks, alternating side pushups over a Bosu ball, mountain climbers, lunges on Bosu with overhead press, rope pulls, bridges over the Bosu with a weigh... Tue, 29 Dec 2015 13:39:27 EST Still Plugging Along http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6053343 I am still moving along and tweaking my plan. My eating has not been great and I decided to cut myself some slack for the holidays. I've done well not taking things home from events so that I won't be tempted later. That being said, there are still tempting foods in the house. Santa gave me a little chocolate <em>29</em> but didn't go crazy. I will eat it over the next week and then it will be gone. <BR> <BR> I am coming up with a new workout plan based on my registration for BLC30 and wi... Sun, 27 Dec 2015 10:53:56 EST Stringing a Few Good Days Together - That's a streak!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6051106 I hope that I don't jinx myself but I've had a few good days in a row. I classify them as good because I felt good at the end of the day. <BR> <BR> Sunday was lots of fun. We went to see a performance of A Christmas Carol at a local theatre. The show was great. Lots of special effects for such a small place. The man who plays Scrooge was awesome. After the show we went to dinner. The restaurant was in a mall and we wondered if we'd have trouble parking but I put on my parking PMA and we fou... Tue, 22 Dec 2015 08:29:32 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6049803 Been a while since I blogged not sure why except that it's a busy time of year. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> The house is decorated. The shopping is done and almost wrapped. <em>144</em> <BR> <BR> Last weekend we helped my Uncle get his tree in the house and in the stand. Then on Tuesday I put up some of my Aunt's village pieces. Unfortunately, she is not able to do any of that anymore and doesn't even remember that she use to. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> My food choices are improving - even... Sat, 19 Dec 2015 13:03:05 EST A Little Creativity - What do you think? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6043963 I've really gotten into those battery-operated remote-control candles. First I purchased 3 to use as nightlights in the hallway in our room. Then I purchased 3 more to put on the edge of the tub surround. They certainly are relaxing to look at while soaking. <BR> <BR> I've been looking for something Christmasy to put on the tub surround. I stopped into Pier 1 on the way home and came out with a sleigh and a few things to put into it and a lighted tree. <BR> The sleigh is my creation (except ... Mon, 7 Dec 2015 19:58:06 EST Life is Good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6039624 Ah.. when is the last time I said that? I think just having the extra time off of work to actually relax works wonders. <BR> <BR> I worked only two days this week, then was off the rest. We hosted Thanksgiving. My family is small so it was easy to prepare. It was definitely strange without my goddaughter here but we were able to Facetime her in Greece. She was enjoying a Thanksgiving dinner prepared at the hotel for all the American students. <BR> <BR> Friday's plans were cancelled when m... Sun, 29 Nov 2015 18:42:36 EST Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6036272 This was a nice weekend. Sorry to see it go. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> No obligations with anyone. <BR> <BR> Saturday we did a few errands in the morning. Then called my goddaughter in Greece. Yesterday was her birthday. She seemed a bit down when she first answered but quickly gathered it up and was fine for the call. She had already gone out with a few friends (as it was afternoon there) and was having dinner and going out to a place to solve a mystery. I guess like Clue. Anyway, I am glad... Sun, 22 Nov 2015 18:13:00 EST Nameless Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6035070 <em>40</em> Not sure what to title this blog so nameless seemed okay. <BR> <BR> Nothing crazy this week............which is good. I've been doing well on food - good choices - not eating out a lot - taking my lunch to work. <em>8</em> <BR> <BR> Exercise has been on track too. I have a goal of 60 minutes a day for most days and I've pretty much hit that this week. Had a great session with my trainer on Monday. I am learning to say no to exercises that'll bother my back later. She has m... Fri, 20 Nov 2015 06:37:33 EST Things Change Quickly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6031355 One day you are on a streak and the next it is a dim memory. <BR> <BR> Somewhere I went off track and lost my streak. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Once again, my food choices have been poor and I think it's to the need to go grocery shopping. Crazy how I can't seem to get there for whatever reason............... so today I am off work and will tend to that first and go from there. <BR> Our BLC challenge this weekend is Healthy Habits and I am going to ace it!! <BR> <BR> <em>282</em> Yeste... Fri, 13 Nov 2015 06:40:35 EST On a streak!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6028217 I wish I had the time to study why my streaks have failed in the past. <em>149</em> <BR> Because we always can learn from our mistakes. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4c2038ca-d943-4cf0-a2c0-aec5aa664552.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So I have not studied it, and do not know why, but I am streaking tracking and staying within calorie range. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5e9d99c6-724a-4c85-8d95-450713858628.gif"> <BR> <BR> Today is Day 4, and while... Sat, 7 Nov 2015 11:35:42 EST November Goals and Reality Check http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6025835 It is November <em>40</em> It is a little startling to me. Where did the <em>128</em> go?? <BR> <BR> It is mid-point of the BLC29 challenge so what better time to revisit my goals <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Lose 7lbs <BR> Exercise 5 times a week for 60 minutes <BR> Stay within my calorie range 6 of 7 days <BR> <BR> How have I been doing? <em>46</em> <em>15</em> <BR> <BR> Lose 7lbs - Have not lost anything <em>39</em> <BR> Exercise 5 times a week for 60 minutes - Have don... Tue, 3 Nov 2015 07:16:35 EST Dare I Say, we are Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6020743 well at least the inside anyway. Yesterday they installed our shower doors so the bathroom is totally functional!! <em>244</em> We have to wait for 24 hours for the sealant to set/dry. <BR> Last night I finally got to use the tub. Filled it, got in, nothing.......... no power to the controls. Of course, I was not happy. Hubby went to the electrical box in the garage and discovered that the breaker was off for the tub. Nice that they told us that it was off. <em>40</em> <BR> Finally got... Sun, 25 Oct 2015 07:51:06 EST Some Fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6016849 Yesterday was a leisurely day for us. We slept in and then did some organizing in the attic and shed. After lunch we ran out to do one errand. <BR> On the way back we drove by a lake in our town where they had built a playground in honor of the MIT officer that was killed by the Marathon Bombers. We stopped to check it out and enjoy the afternoon. <BR> There isn't a big area to walk and hubby is still walking with the cane so we spent a half hour taking in the sights and walking around. <BR> ... Sun, 18 Oct 2015 07:04:00 EST What's New. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6015862 The week has flown by but where has it gone, work, home, repeat. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> I had a good week food-wise last week and this week has not been great. Too much snacking. BLC Challenge this weekend is clean eating. I'm going to do it! <BR> <BR> On other news - granite people coming today to fix the issue with the tub surround. One of the people is the installation manager who was a total jerk to our contractor on the phone last week. He better not act that way today or he's out!... Fri, 16 Oct 2015 06:20:57 EST Updates http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6012312 Trying to remember what's been going on this past week. <BR> <BR> Last weekend was my Aunt's 83. Unfortunately, she doesn't remember that but does remember us so we (DH, me, and my Uncle, 85) all went to dinner. She still has her wit and can really zing my uncle. I think it's kind of payback because he was a (*) fill in the blank much of the time during their marriage. He's really stepped up and is doing a good job of taking care of her. <BR> <BR> Work was busy. I have a new manager. My old... Fri, 9 Oct 2015 19:02:46 EST Moved in! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6007820 Yesterday was a good but tiring day. We officially moved into our new space. We'd been sleeping in there for a couple of days but didn't have the other furniture, now we do. The contractor's guys moved our guest room furniture around and it looks good. The coffee table is back in front of the couch and the bureau is out of the livingroom. Still lots of boxes to empty but I will chip away at that over the next few days. <BR> <BR> We are not done yet though. What is left? <BR> The balcony rail... Fri, 2 Oct 2015 06:17:29 EST What Day is it Anyway?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6007197 This week has been a blur of activity and most of it not good. <BR> Too much stress from construction issues and really busy at work. I also work with two people that think they need to tell me /ask me about everything that they are going to/want to do. It drives me nuts! <em>40</em> Definitely worse when I'm already stressed. <BR> Still tying up loose ends. <BR> <BR> Some communication issue about ordering shower doors. Resolved (I think) now so hopefully they will come next week. <BR> C... Thu, 1 Oct 2015 07:00:07 EST Reunited with my Trainer!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6006022 Yesterday was the day that I started back with my former trainer! <BR> She has relocated back to our facility as my company is closing the other one. <BR> <BR> It was such an awesome workout!! She really pushed me. It turns out that I haven't really lost alot since I stopped training with her probably because I've been doing some ST by myself this summer. She told me that she told my last trainer and he was a little upset. I sent him a nice note telling him that I needed a change, etc. Hope... Tue, 29 Sep 2015 08:20:45 EST End of Week Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6004273 The end of the week was uneventful, really. Oh the plumber finished the plumbing and left. He was to install the hot water heater and hook up the heat but bagged out of those because he is too busy. We were happy to get rid of him. He is one of the main reasons that this project dragged on. If you remember, my neighbor is a plumber and was originally going to work on the project. Anyway, he came by yesterday and will be doing the remaining week in the next two weeks. I told him it can't be lo... Sat, 26 Sep 2015 07:24:16 EST BLC Goals and other things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6002514 For the BLC29 we have to list 3 goals for the challenge. Mine are: <BR> <BR> Lose 7lbs <BR> Exercise 5 times a week for 60 minutes <BR> Stay within my calorie range 6 of 7 days <BR> <BR> DH went back to the surgeon yesterday. He was told that the PT person was not pushing him hard enough. He should have more mobility after 6 weeks. We told him that the PT person had contacted his office twice for the protocols and he didn't respond. He got really curt and said that he usually works with "my... Wed, 23 Sep 2015 07:17:22 EST What's New.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5999542 This week has been busy. I went into the office two days at the beginning of the week. It was good to have a change of scenery. I dropped DH off at his office to pack for the move. He lasted half the day before his leg started to bother him. We are returning there this morning to finish up packing personal items. Some of his coworkers have packed/moved a lot of his things, which was nice of them. He's worked at the same company for over 30 years so he has a lot in his office. <BR> <BR> On ot... Fri, 18 Sep 2015 07:43:07 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5996529 Yesterday was a kind of mixed bag for me. <BR> <BR> I got it in my head that I wanted to finished straightening up the garage so that I could get my car (and the other cars) in. I was so tired of seeing them in the yard and having to move them around every day when the workers arrived. DH and I had done a lot of cleaning/straightening in there a few weeks ago and all that was left was organizing and going through boxes. <BR> We finished that. I dragged an old metal table up to the street and... Sun, 13 Sep 2015 10:01:17 EST Some photos of addition http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5993914 We are still in slow motion on the final stages of the addition. <BR> Monday was the holiday and yesterday no one showed up. <em>39</em> <BR> My husband called the general contractor and told him to push his subs to finish up. <BR> <BR> In the meanwhile, we've been doing the few things that we can. My closet is finished. Yesterday they came back to make a minor adjustment. All is good now. Here's one view of it. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/48099528-ece8-4c... Wed, 9 Sep 2015 07:15:52 EST Quick update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5991877 The weekend and vacation are here. <em>224</em> <BR> I am looking forward to some time off and attempting to get a bit organized at home. Addition is still not finished but creeps closer to the finish line every day. The bathroom is the biggest delay. The tiling takes a long time. The guy doing it has been here most days but can only do so much because (whatever) has to set (floor tiles, waterproofing, etc) before he can go onto the next. <BR> <BR> Our new bed was delivered last week an... Sun, 6 Sep 2015 06:53:39 EST September Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5989589 My weight has been free-falling (or going up) for a long time. I think things got worse with all the construction confusion but it's time to stop!! The number on the scale is scaring me and my pants are pretty tight. <em>40</em> <em>15</em> <BR> <BR> Today that stops! <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> I have gone back to tracking before I eat not the other way around. Really no point of tracking after the fact if I've gone off the rails by a lot, right? I need a plan and I need to stick t... Wed, 2 Sep 2015 12:01:21 EST Trolling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5986193 Trolling: the activity of constantly moving within and around your house during a construction project to ensure that everything is being done correctly. <em>20</em> <BR> Yesterday hubby and I trolled all day and still missed something. <BR> <BR> My closet system install is scheduled for Monday 8/31. It cannot be rescheduled because it would be late October/November before they could do it. We told the contractor this a few weeks ago. He didn't get moving until this week. Yesterday we h... Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:14:15 EST End of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5982501 We ended our vacation on a good note. <BR> <BR> Thursday (with our new lock in place) we left the house for several hours. <em>30</em> We did some errands, went to lunch, and then to a movie. We saw Ricki and the Flash. The movie started out slowly but ended up being good with a nice message. When we arrived home, the painter was still here. She's a good worker so we didn't mind. She was getting ready to leave anyway. <BR> <BR> Yesterday we went out to do some errands. Now that the wal... Sat, 22 Aug 2015 08:19:33 EST A little progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5981349 This is a strange week. We are on vacation. A staycation. Hubby took the week off but continues to log into work and make calls. <em>40</em> I try to slip away to do some errands and he wants to come with me. Ugh! Don't get me wrong. I enjoy spending time with him but we have been together for 24 hours a day for several weeks now except for the few days I went into the office or trips to the grocery store. I just need a break. PLUS it's more work to take him a long. <BR> <BR> We had a n... Thu, 20 Aug 2015 08:14:18 EST On another note http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5979370 Other than renovations the only thing going on is that my weight is going up. <em>15</em> <BR> <BR> I am having trouble focusing on myself during all the confusion that is my life. LOL! <BR> <BR> I decided that I will make an effort this week since we are on staycation and have extra time to get myself organized. I've done it before and can do it again! Mon, 17 Aug 2015 07:46:45 EST Trying to be patient http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5977103 I think the end of the renovations are in sight. <em>198</em> I am trying to be patient. But patience is not one of my strong suits. <BR> <BR> Yesterday they put in the hardwood floors. They look nice. They still have to be sanded and coated so there's several days of work ahead but the space is starting to look like a room. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d82fd90a-490c-43c7-ac29-03b66dcd97fc.JPG"> <BR> This is me in our room. <BR> <BR> There is still lots o... Thu, 13 Aug 2015 08:48:09 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5974570 This past week flew by. Let me see if I can remember all that happened. <BR> <BR> I went into the office twice this week. Sometimes it's not worth going in. People are disruptive and loud and with all that is going on with the addition, hubby texts me a lot with updates/questions. I do enjoy listening to my audio book during the 2-hour round-trip though. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> A lot of the addition work was not of my interest. The contractor's guys finished the storage area under the dec... Sun, 9 Aug 2015 09:06:22 EST Big accomplishment! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5970423 Since our construction one of the garage bays has become the dumping ground. <BR> We put all the new lights, etc. in there as we got them. Then the contractor put all the plumbing fixtures in there when they were delivered. <BR> Then, as if we needed anything else in there, the contractor's guys moved our stuff (which wasn't very neat but was on shelves, etc.) onto the floor. Then we couldn't find anything. Plus we couldn't even walk from one bay to another without tripping or getting caught... Sat, 1 Aug 2015 19:28:12 EST Baby Steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5969189 Yesterday the blinds were installed on the main house windows. Yah! Now I don't feel like I live in a fish bowl. They are really nice and we are happy with them. <BR> <BR> I am in the process of painting the existing bathroom and just about done. The new color (sage-ish green but darker) looks awesome with the new shade. For the bathroom, I got white faux wood. Tomorrow I took the day off and will finish the touch up. <BR> <BR> On other house notes, they took the template for the granite t... Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:11:02 EST Goings on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5966551 I realized that I haven't written a blog since last week so it is time. <BR> Lots going on at home. <BR> <BR> Hubby continues to improve. The swelling is better. He actually has toes again. He goes back to the surgeon on Tuesday to have the bandage changed. <BR> <BR> Monday/Tuesday the painters came and painted all the window trim. That was such a big help! They were great. A local company, very neat and they put the furniture back. Yah! <BR> <BR> Our furnace vent was switched over to th... Sat, 25 Jul 2015 19:01:04 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5963367 Today was a busy, but good day. <BR> <BR> Hubby is healing. He stopped the pain killers. Didn't like how they made him feel and is now just taking motrin. He's sleeping most nights so that's good. <BR> <BR> I am continuing to do it all. <em>24</em> <BR> I never knew how much he did. LOL. I think it's mostly that doing all his chores and mine doesn't leave me a lot of free time. Today I did get some me time at the pool. DH didn't want to come outside because it was so hot out. I took my f... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 19:10:30 EST Updates http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5961089 Hubby's surgery was a success! We had to be at the hospital by 1. They took him into the operating room around 3:45pm and we left the hospital around 8:30pm. It was day surgery but because it was after 6pm he had to be realized from the surgical area, which took a lot longer. <BR> When the accident happened, he didn't have much pain and immediately after not much but that was from the nerve block. He kept fighting taking the pain meds until it caught up with him yesterday morning. I felt so ... Wed, 15 Jul 2015 08:17:04 EST Surgery is Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958552 DH saw the surgeon and he has a ruptured quadriceps tendon. He needs surgery to reattach it to his kneecap. Because of the rupture he cannot bend his leg or really move it. <BR> Surgery is scheduled for Monday afternoon. Today he'll have to get some lab work done in prep. <BR> <BR> So as you can imagine everything around here is crazy. The contractor offered his guys if I need help with anything. I wish he had offered before I covered the septic cover with dirt. That was lots of fun. <BR> <... Fri, 10 Jul 2015 10:46:04 EST Bummer! Trip to ER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5956854 Last night as we were getting ready to go to bed, DH fell down 3 steps. He didn't turn on the light and didn't see the cat sitting on the stairs. When he felt her underfoot he took his weight off his foot and slipped. I am amazed that he didn't hit his head as it is a small space at the bottom of the stairs. <BR> <BR> Off to the ER we went. Three hours later and an xray, the doctor tells him that he has a ruptured tendon in his knee and needs surgery. He will see the surgeon tomorrow. <BR> ... Tue, 7 Jul 2015 10:07:38 EST Tub arrived! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5955300 The tub finally arrived for our new bathroom. <BR> <BR> I will post some photos when it is unpacked and in place. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/df81b584-877f-41d4-aea8-17ed72807372.jpg"> <BR> The plumber and three of the contractor's guys pushed it up the ladder and into the space on Thursday. <BR> <BR> Thursday was a wild day around here. Everyone was busy except the cats. LOL! <BR> The contractors moved the tub in and replaced our bay window. That was pretty scary to wa... Sat, 4 Jul 2015 09:11:06 EST Things are coming together http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5953744 For once I can say that I am confident that we will be done with the addition part of our project by the end of July. <BR> <BR> There will still (probably) be the deck work to do but I don't really care about that. <BR> <BR> Most of the house is sided now and almost all the windows are in. The bay window and a couple of smaller ones are left. Those will be done tomorrow. The windows are vinyl-clad wood. the trim is primed but the inside of the windows aren't. I started painting last weeke... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 07:44:24 EST End of the week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952095 <em>40</em> This is how I feel. We had all the windows replaced (except 2) this week and it was he!!. The mess, the lack of privacy. Ugh! And all the windows have to be painted on the inside. Just found out that is our responsibility. Yesterday I started that job and hubby started putting the curtains up. We are getting new blinds so all the windows are bare. We did get the curtains up in the room we are in so no sheets on the windows last night. That was nice. <BR> The painting is tedious... Sun, 28 Jun 2015 07:05:59 EST Taking Control http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5950280 I have decided that I will take control during the construction project and do what I need to do to be successful. I was stressed out about the new windows in the main part of the house. <BR> How messy will it be? How long will it take? How will they move our furniture around to even get near the windows? I decided today that it's not helping me to worry. These people are professional and competent and it'll all work out. <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> My typical at home day is to jump out of b... Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:20:33 EST