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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

I have not written a blog in a while and thought I probably should.
So much has happened since Mother `s day. ( That was the last blog!)

My mother in law is now living here in Canada. She moved over permanently at the end of May.

I have quit my cleaning job as of July 31 and look forward to having my Saturdays back so that I can concentrate on family time. It means a loss in income, but I am sending out my resume in order to make up the money in writing jobs! ( Keep your fingers crossed for me and if you are a prayer person, pray!)

I am still without a car which has its challenges, especially in the Summer when the kids are home and want to go places.

A couple of weeks ago my hard drive not only crashed, but DIED! So there is another challenge I am dealing with. I am using a netbook at the moment, but it is what my son uses for school and it is a google netbook so it does not support windows operating systems.
That poses a whole lot of trouble too!

I am working around all these issues!

ON the exercise front, this week I will be biking at least 30 minutes a day to get DD to and from the bus pick up point for camp. If not cycing then walking. :-)

My doctor wants me to go for physio to sort out my pain in my legs from hip flex-or stuff caused by misalignment of the hips, but we do not have any health benefits as yet. We are working on that! Once we get benefits and I get the physio to correct things then I will be allowed to do more exercise.

( I want to get back to running and swimming)

Here is a pic from the opening event of my Portraits of Giving event:

( apologies if it is sideways)
The book I wrote to go with the photography exhibit is NOW available and contains the 10 biographies from this year`s recipients.

We have been doing a lot of de-cluttering and spring cleaning around the house! So I have been a busy bee!

I have not been eating on The Plan, as such, but I know which foods to avoid to manage the bloat. I think my weight is stable, but I would like to get back on THE PLAN to lose another 10 pounds. I just did not want to do it in a hurry...from experience I know that if I lose too much weight in one chunk then my body retaliates and puts it back on and then some....So I wanted to stabilize before losing the next few pounds.

Maybe once things calm down around here I can concentrate on getting back on THE PLAN and getting to my next goal! ( come on ladies, talk me into it! ;-))

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  • LINDA!
    Thanks for sharing the photo. emoticon It does sound like you are always busy. But giving up the cleaning job should help with more family time. I am hopeful that you will find a job that suits you. I am sorry about your pain. I hope that it is gone soon. emoticon
    1712 days ago
  • EILEEN828
    Like you say if you avoid the reactive food, you should be able to get by until you can really focus. Don't forget to get some rest, busy bee.
    1715 days ago
    Goodness! You're busy as always! Glad you'll get to add Saturdays to your family time!!!!
    1720 days ago
    You are a very busy lady Mel. I hope your pain can be
    alleviated. Sorry to hear about your computer. Sending
    prayers for you to find another job. It is good that your
    MIL has moved to Canada. sounds like you have a very
    busy life now that you have no car and have the kids to
    transport to places. I don't own a car and sometimes
    relying on public transport can have its moments.
    have a good summer. Praying for you. emoticon emoticon
    1720 days ago
    It is great to hear from you Mel! Sounds like you've been one busy bee! Sorry to hear about your computer, no car and your pain in your leg! You will definitely be in my prayers! That's awesome that you're getting your exercise in picking your DD up from the bus pick up point from camp! I love the portrait of you! You are absolutely beautiful! I can't wait for you to start your "the plan" again.... because I love the pictures you take of all your yummy foods you eat! I hope you and your family have a wonderful summer! Sending you lots of hugs!
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    1720 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/8/2014 5:10:44 PM
    Good to hear from you Mel! You certainly are busy! But that's a good thing sometimes!!!

    Have a wonderful summer!!!
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    1721 days ago
  • LIS193
    You have been very busy! Enjoy having the kids home for the summer and having MIL live close by - kids love their grannies :)
    Sorry to hear about your hip/leg problems - hope you can something sorted out soon so you heal.
    I hear you on being without are car - mine is only just fixed after being stored for over a year, I am happy to have my ancient (17 year old) Jeep back, even without the rearview mirror LOL
    Getting back on the Plan is not easy with the kids home - watching them having summer treats is hard when you are being strict with yourself. Relax a little and do the best you can in the meantime. You can always declare one day a week a Plan day - I know how mush you like day 2 dinner :)
    Have a great summer!!
    1721 days ago
  • ERIN1128
    Wow, you HAVE been a busy bee! Good that your MIL is closer...I know from experience how difficult it can be to deal with parental health issues from afar. Sorry about the hip pain - have you tried a chiropractor? Just a thought.
    1721 days ago
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