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  • This and that

    8/26/2016 7:14:36 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    So, I did get on the schedule for the exterminator next Thursday. He is coming at 8am, so I need to be up and out early that morning. I have a list of tasks to prep my apartment, like emptying all my cupboards, etc. I guess I will be doing that on Wednesday. I have my ultrasound at my gyne d... Read more

  • Rainy evening

    8/25/2016 8:20:16 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Raining this evening. It started raining while I was taking Cooper for his evening walk. I thought it felt good, but Cooper looked disgusted and offended. Poor puppy got wet! Today was my deep cleaning day. I found a couple live roaches and reported them to building maintenance. He came ri... Read more

  • Squash for dinner

    8/24/2016 10:40:09 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I slept a couple more hours last night than the night before. There is hope the insomnia will resolve itself. I remembered to eat dinner tonight! I got to the end of a book, and took Cooper for a walk, then made a quick, tasty and nutritious meal. Dad gave me a marrow squash to try. (It is ... Read more

  • Forgot dinner

    8/23/2016 11:50:49 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I went to bed early last night, but couldn't sleep so I got back up after about an hour. I did end up getting a couple of hours of sleep, which is better than no sleep at all, but still not good. This will work itself out. It is just frustrating in the meantime. I forgot to eat dinner tonigh... Read more

  • Insomnia

    8/22/2016 8:41:54 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I have been having trouble sleeping lately. I know the tricks and tips to overcome insomnia... sometimes they work, but sometimes they don't. This weekend they weren't working. Two nights with no sleep caught up with me, and yesterday and today I played slug. I actually went back to bed for two ... Read more

  • I've gained weight

    8/21/2016 3:52:35 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I was at 183 pounds at the end of this past week and now I am at 193 pounds now. Not much exercising and the greatest choices in food. I am hoping to be better for the rest of the week. I know that Wednesday and Friday of this week is going to be busy. But I am not going to let that bother me.... Read more

  • No sleep

    8/19/2016 9:22:53 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I am so tired. I couldn't sleep last night. Not just tossing and turning... I mean not sleeping at all. I am going to bed early tonight. It was a long day. Another 90 degree day. Though I spent some time in the AC in dad's car and at the drs office. Finally got the cleaning done that I normall... Read more

  • Just stuff

    8/18/2016 10:21:52 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I see the neurologist tomorrow. My primary care doctor wants me to repeat my blood work on Monday. My apartment is so stuffy. bleh. I took Cooper out for a walk early this morning, and he was in the mood for a nice long walk. It felt good.... Read more

  • My weight is at a plateau

    8/17/2016 9:41:21 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, my weight hasn't moved from 185 pounds. I have been eating a little bit better than I have been. There have been days that I haven't exercised that much (sometimes due to a headache) and some days we have been busy. I know that I shouldn't make excuses but when the days that you don't feel lik... Read more

  • Medical stuff

    8/16/2016 8:59:37 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    My Dr appt was with the gyne doc. I have to go back in two weeks for an ultrasound. oh joy. And my blood work was off, but my primary care doctor is taking his time getting back to me about what he wants me to do. If he doesn't call me by noon tomorrow, then I am calling him. This medical stuff... Read more

  • Another day of earning my fitness points

    8/16/2016 7:51:18 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, another day of earning my fitness points. 4 walks with the dog for 15 minutes each, a 2 minute walk to the post office while waiting for my lunch, 14 minutes of doing some trimming of trees near the house and carrying them to the brush pile, and 69 minutes of mowing the yard. I'm tired. The la... Read more

  • A little rain this morning

    8/14/2016 9:41:34 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I have a dr appt tomorrow, and I have to go for more blood work. It will be interesting to see what the scale at the dr office says. I am so tired of the heat and humidity. It was a little cooler outside today after a little morning rain, but my apartment holds the heat like nothing else. T... Read more

  • Enough already

    8/13/2016 9:28:41 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    These 90 degree days with high humidity can just stop now. I did eat today, as I made lunch fir mom and dad as per usual on a Saturday. I made ratatouille, sauteed green beans, and burgers. Lots of fresh veggies from their garden. Dad gave me another variety of summer squash to try. He said it ... Read more

  • Trying to get the house clean and earn some fitness points

    8/13/2016 10:27:58 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I am killing 2 birds with 1 stone today. Getting some of the house cleaned (mostly before my dad gets up since some of it I can't do until he is up) and get some fitness into my day. On some of the things that I need to get done I should of done before I went to Wisconsin with my aunt and uncle last... Read more

  • Another hot one...

    8/12/2016 8:32:07 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I know I will complain about the cold in a few short months, but this heat is ridiculous! No wonder my appetite is nonexistent. The heat just saps it away. I think my town has a rain repellant shield around it. It has been raining hard just south of us, but except for about 10 minutes yesterday ... Read more

  • I am melting...

    8/11/2016 10:53:31 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    It was over 100 degrees in my apartment today. Days like today make me wish I had AC. Poor Cooper was definitely not interested in walking today. I made sure he had water. But mostly he just laid flat out on the floor and breathed today. That was about all either one of us wanted to do today. ... Read more

  • Have increased time on plank

    8/11/2016 5:16:36 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    The day after I got home from Wisconsin, I increased my time on my plank by a minute. I'm up to 3 minutes. I am proud of myself and its still a workout for that amount of time. I am going to wait a while to increase my time on it again. I am not sure how long it will be but it will be a while. ... Read more

  • Hot and humid day

    8/10/2016 7:12:51 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    It rained last night! We really needed it. There is more rain in the forecast for the weekend. I am hopeful. Unfortunately the rain didn't cool things down. All it did was increase the humidity. So it was steamy and hot today. Neither Cooper nor I had much appetite today. Cooper didn't want ... Read more

  • Being the taxi...

    8/9/2016 9:21:31 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I had an appointment this morning, on my way to my appointment I dropped Patty off at the hospital for a day surgery procedure... something to do with her kidneys. After my appointment I went out to my mom and dad's and picked up Cooper, as I had left him there this morning after coffee. He spent ... Read more

  • early morning

    8/8/2016 7:27:53 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Cooper seems to like early morning walks. I am not sure if I like getting up that early. But I will, because it is cooler then. Broke out the kindle today. I have new paperbacks coming in the mail next week, but in the meantime if I want to read something new it has to be on the kindle. I... Read more

  • Quiet Sunday

    8/7/2016 11:29:54 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Jeremy canceled the group paddle due to rough conditions on the lake, so I didn't have to go anywhere today. Instead I spent the day pedaling and reading. I got Cooper out for a nice, long walk early this morning. He didn't want to go out in the middle of the day when it was really hot, but I did... Read more

  • Saturday lunch

    8/6/2016 7:27:25 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Did my usual Saturday routine, and went out to my parents' house to make lunch for them. Made a favorite... crispy pork and veggie stir fry. The pork was nice and crispy and the veggies were good too. Dad said it turned out terrific! We also had a cucumber salad, and fresh picked cherry tomatoes... Read more

  • New haircolor

    8/5/2016 8:36:37 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    The hairdresser was hesitant to follow my vision for what I wanted to do with my hair. She said it would be costly and it would wash out within a week... but I stuck to my guns, and got her to agree to do what I wanted, and I would go into it knowing the risks. So I have purple/violet hair with ma... Read more

  • Thursday cleaning

    8/4/2016 8:36:37 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Did my Thursday deep cleaning in my apartment. Cooper doesn't like the vacuum cleaner. He jumps up on the bed and hides against the wall, as far as he can get from it. Now he is exhausted from all the turmoil. Tomorrow I go to the salon to get my hair colored. We will see how it turns out. ... Read more

  • Feeling better after getting back to normal

    8/4/2016 11:13:23 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I had to get a stool softener to get back to normal after my aunt and uncle thought that I was overdoing it on the fish oil. I was so backed up that I had to get the stool softener. I had no choice because I was gaining weight. I gained like 7 pounds and 3 of those pounds was just from the tri... Read more

  • Technical difficulties

    8/3/2016 6:37:52 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    My activity tracker is acting up. It isn't tracking all my steps, it isn't registering my workouts, and now it isn't uploading my data. Sucks. I emailed Spark, and they said other people are having trouble today too, and they are looking into it. I use it to keep myself motivated to keep moving... Read more

  • Dog stuff

    8/2/2016 8:14:56 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Cooper was cuddly today. I spent an hour curled up in the recliner next to him rubbing his belly. He seemed blissful. I paid for his dog license today, so he is good for another year. Cooper has stopped eating his dog food at home. I bought a different kind to keep at my parents' house,... Read more

  • Just stuff...

    8/1/2016 7:00:34 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I am having medication issues. Nothing too major at this point. More annoying than anything. There is one I take that makes me so sleepy. I feel dopey all morning if I take it the night before. I don't like the way it makes me feel. I have skipped it a few times accidentally/on purpose. My br... Read more

  • Family dinner

    7/30/2016 10:05:41 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    We finallly got the whole family together to celebrate my parents' anniversary. My mom was teasing my dad... asking if they were still married because they were boring, lazy, or saintly. Dad's answer? a simple "yes"! A smart man! It rained this morning! A good quarter inch, with more in the... Read more

  • Another quick update

    7/29/2016 7:46:43 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Pedaled and read all afternoon again. Cooper REALLY didn't want to walk today, so he only got two walks, instead of his usual three walks. We skipped the midday walk altogether. It didn't seem to bother him. I did walk him for about an hour this evening. It was pretty humid today. I think it i... Read more

  • Survived a few days after trip...sort of

    7/29/2016 9:13:08 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, survived the first few days after a trip to Wisconsin with my aunt and uncle. Sort of. I had to get back onto on my fish oil pills because my aunt and uncle thought that I was taking too much a day (2 in the morning and 2 at night). I was plugged up to the point where I was miserable. Got some... Read more

  • Quick update

    7/28/2016 10:46:45 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Today was my day to deep clean my apartment. I did that this morning, then pedaled and read all afternoon. It was another hot and humid day, so Cooper wasn't really interested in walking much. I did get him out early this morning though. ... Read more