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August update

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Wow, where has the month of August gotten off to? It has come and gone and I have barely noticed!

I have been painting the inside of the house like a absolute fool with a new toy and only have one major room inside left to do. The painting has been put on temporary hiatus so I can plan and execute an Estate sale to empty all of the unnecessary furniture, household items and liquidate one of our businesses. So, instead of painting, I have been pricing, cleaning, sorting and planning the sale! The sale is in two weeks and I can hardly walk through a room without feeling like a hoarder! This is embarrassing! Who knew you could hide so much in the closets and attics!! We are going to do some major advertising, and hopefully, fingers crossed, get rid of as much as humanly possible. I do not want to pack this stuff up and take it all with us.

Well, once the sale is done, I will clean up that mess, paint that last major room! EVERY room will be painted. Rooms, closets, pantry, laundry room, everything! I have never painted and papered so much in my life! All neutral of course, Boring! But sellable. We have to shampoo the carpets and the inside is done. Then I have to go outside and just do some touch-ups where needed. Clean up the gardens from the summer and finish the mulch that I have not finished. Once that is done, I think we can finally list the house.

Problem is, with all this to do, I do not know if I can get it all done before the holidays. I am doing most of it by myself. The two kids are both working and going to college. The hubby is still on the road and only home for 3-4 days every 6 weeks and that leaves me, with my numerous health issues doing to bulk of the work. Oh, and I still have to maintain the home, do the laundry and still handle the one business that we still run. I can do okay on good days, but then on my bad days, I can be down for 2-3 days in a row. Nothing gets done. I can only do what I can.

Eh. What gets done, gets done. I need to get myself back on track with worrying about taking care of myself too. I have dropped off track and have been feeling terrible for it. I am an emotional eater/binger, and believe me, I have been eating! Luckily, I have been able to maintain what I have lost and have been able to stay at my current weight. So, I am going to work on getting myself back to walking with the puppy now the weather is cooling off and eating better. I NEED to do this. I have been feeling absolutely terrible, physically and emotionally. It is time to get myself back in control of myself.

So, with that said - Lets all look forward to great, productive September!

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    You do deserve some "me time" for sure!

    2782 days ago
    all that work burnt those calories. Think of the energy you will have when you take a few minutes to walk that puppy several times a day.

    Take some time to pray each day. Sounds like you need a few minutes of peace.

    2794 days ago
    Hopefully September will be a less stressful month for you,Once everything is sorted you could schedule some Me time for yourself and take a deep breath.Hope all goes well for you in sale.Sending you love and well wishes Carol emoticon
    2795 days ago
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