Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!! I made up coffee, hot cocoa, and hot tea .. all of which can be chilled if you prefer !! :) Help yourself and welcome !! :)
We also have ice for a selection of fresh iced drinks .
Woke up yesterday to find that the furnace wasn't working .. *sigh* ... and when even "I" am cold, that means it's cold .. Hubby is cold in 80 degree temperatures .. lol lol .. but alas .. it was cold in here .. :) but the fixit company couldn't make it until "between 12 and 4" .. and well -- that was a big span, but they would call 1/2 hour prior to coming .. As it was .. it ended up that he called at low and behold .. 3:15 .. *sigh* ..
But we got to go out and about for the morning, with no worries (we hoped) .. lol .. I asked hubby if we could go to Mayfair mall, and do a mall walk .. I've been sitting enough; and need to stretch my legs ..
I was caught in the middle again .. My back was hurting, and hurt when I sat and hurt when I moved .. so I ended up sitting on a heating pad to solve the problem .. Now I've finished my "school" (PT), and my back is feeling wonderful, but alot of sitting still takes a toll on it, but the habit has erupted from PrePT .. and I was afraid .. yes .. afraid to do much more than my exercises .. because I didn't want to mess up what I've been working on to strengthen my back and core muscles .. kinda the attitude "darned if you do darned if you don't" ...
Yesterday was enough .. I asked hubby if we could go to the mall and do a mall walk .. and I specifically wanted this mall, because I wanted to see if I could make an appointment for getting my hair degreyed .. :) Next week is the start of my "pampering week" .. everything refreshed to go on vacation .. :)
So -- while we had the morning to ourselves; he was good for taking me to the mall for a mall walk .. Macy's was having their annual "Make a Wish" program, and they were presenting a wish to a little child yesterday .. they had a whole area set up; for the ceremony .. and they had news channels there .. it was wonderful .. We made it downstairs for the final presentations; and hubby said he saw me on the news :) I'm a celebrity !!!
As we were walking; I surprised myself .. Normally while walking; my right leg felt like a lead weight until it became numb and just moved with the pace (heaven forbid if I had to slow down or stop... lol ) .. There was NO lead weight yesterday !!!!
I stopped at my hair place, and made an appointment to get freshened up on Monday at noon .. :) YAY !!!! It begins !!!!!!!
We made one more stop on the way home, and got home around noonish (give or take) .. I went upstairs, and I have a small rubbermade bucket that I had all my "travel" items in .. hair stuff, just that stuff that you pack to travel .. Well -- I used to take 4-5 road trips and a flight or 2 down to Louisville on a regular basis per year, and well -- since that friendship had passed, that stuff was just in there .. being packed tighter and tighter ..
I went upstairs and sorted out the stuff in there; and there was alot of expired medicines; expired eyedrops; expired stuff .. etc etc .. That stuff got tossed out .. and now it's just got the basics in there .. While I was in there, I "packed" some of my miscellaneous stuff so I don't have to worry about it later, just taking a last minute "check" .. when I'm ready to do real packing .. :) but that bucket has been weeded down wonderfully .. :)
I also got caught up with my laundry .. :) which I'm happy for .. I'm trying to keep that stuff up to date so all I will have when I get home is the vacation stuff .. :)
I came downstairs and sat .. that was the WRONG move ... because I stiffened up ... and felt like 80 years old, when ever I got up .. My heel was hurting, and I don't know what that is about, but I went upstairs, took my shoes and socks off; and put on ointment, and some hearty socks, and then sat with my feet/ankles on the heating pad .. it is the ankle that was twisted back a few years when I fell in the hole .. but it was what it was .. and the heating pad seemed to work ... :)
I went upstairs around 7 and did my exercises .. from the way I was feeling; I went with just stretching exercises instead of scrunching exercises .. lol .. This morning I feel good !!! (kinda... lol .. )
The only problem I seem to be having this morning is well -- let's just say there's alot of moving involved .. lol .. I can't step too far away from a restroom .. I think I know where my problem came in .. but for now .. well .. need to stay close .. lol lol ...
The furnace guy DID make it by around 4 yesterday afternoon, and well -- has to come back on Monday because didn't have a part that was needed .. BUT he got the furnace running, and showed hubby how to bring out the EID paddles to bring it back if it should stop running .. We set the temperature a little higher .. in this house it won't make a difference because it is a very "airy" house .. but it's been comfortable in here since .. with the exception of doing my exercises last night .. but I got to shed my oversized sweatshirt ..
Even my little buddies were cold yesterday .. and found my M&M blanket .. cuddling together .. TD gave up his halloween costume, but Uly hasn't given up his "horn" yet .. lol lol ...
So -- I'm thinking today is going to consist of working on my quilt, and just playing .. have to make sure I don't plant my butt and sit ... lol ..
Tomorrow ... Don't know when I'll be here ... I've reached the end of my data for this month; and well -- my internet it moving at a snails pace ..not sure if tomorrow is my last day of my month, or the first day of the new month .. however, we're picking mom up super early and heading up north (which I never get connection anyway) so may not be posting a blog until tomorrow evening .. Geeze .. it's never slown down this far, but I'm thinking it was because I watched a documentary on Jim Nabors that was 40 minutes long .. *sigh* .. My fault .. lol . and we don't have Wifi ... so .. if you don't hear from me tomorrow .. that's what's up !!! I didn't fall of the end of the earth, but WILL at least post something throughout the day .. I haven't missed a day in a couple years .. I'm not about to start now .. lol lol lol ..
Wishing everyone a GREAT Saturday !!!! Make sure whatever you do, is fun !!!!!