HI TOMI!!! Sorry I've been MIA. Remember I played hookie on Monday, worked on my paper all day yesterday and now I'm finally caught up with you. Sorry you didn't get to do the boat thing. When it's just hubby and me and we have to take the boat out, hubby will back the truck and trailer into the water, he'll climb into the boat, load it himself, and then I'll drive it out. I'm not confident enough backing a trailer to risk messing up his boat trailer/truck. Maybe some practice in our backyard would be good.
Sorry to hear about the eggs being bad. That's nearly unheard of with fresh eggs. Sorry to hear about Zeus too. Our Mox (9 year old yellow lab come December) has a few cysts forming on his body too. Dr told us we don't need to worry about them unless they get too big and start interfering with movement or vital body activities (breathing, etc), but one is getting big enough that it gets rubbed bald by laying around in the kennel.
Congrats on 182... my condolences on shooting back up to 184... I feel your pain with that one. :)
More to catch up on. I hope your Monday is doing well.
[QUOTE=tomi;969659]OH........... got a lump in my throat after reading that, Pedidoc!
Thursday morning! :) Where did the week go. I don't have to go in early today because my "space-mate" doesn't have an appt until 2:00 pm. So I'll go in around noon and be finished before she gets there.
I slept absolutely horrible last night! I had a little trouble falling asleep - but then I woke up every hour or hour and half all dang night! Hubby's snores didn't help with the getting back to sleep. And I sleep hot most of the time (thanks menopause) - but he loves to snuggle -- and will literally wrap himself around me even if he's sleeping. So I'm sufficating and being squished! Sometimes I will wake him and ask him to move over a little - but last night I just suffered through it. Dumb thing to have to suffer through - I mean, who doesn't love a man who loves to snuggle!
I don't about Zeus, he has good days and not so good days. He's not to the point of just not moving unless its time to eat or he needs to go potty, so I guess I should think about it.
Yesterday I got home from my walk to discover the cat had blessed me with a live mouse in the dining room! UGH! I couldn't catch it, and my master mouser (Bernice the Dachshound) has been in doggy heaven since March. I had no help. I crawled under the table, but it was dark and I couldn't see much - when my eyes finally focused I saw it scampering towards me - so I grabbed with the bundle of paper towels that I had gathered, but it wriggled out of my grasp. The cat chased the mouse from the dining room to the living room - watching it scramble under the sofa. Zeus had no clue what to do! I was yelling "Get it Zeus, Get it!" But he was too timid to grab it up and bite it! And so, somewhere in the house there is a little grey poop dropping rodent running free! Oh the joys of having pets. I don't know if I should set a trap or just hope it somehow escapes.
I'm doing great on my 21 day challenge. Missed the mark on the rum a couple nights - but everything else is stellar! Weight today 183.4. My goal is to hit 180 by the 10th. Walking - staying 100% - and keeping calories in check and I should be able to do it. Its a lofty goal I know - and if I don't make it I won't beat myself up - but thats what I'm shooting for. Its a good solid number and one that I can reach really hard for.
I asked hubby not to bring any rum home for a month. He agreed. :)
I'm working on the valances for the 5th wheel. I got one partially done and decided this job would go much faster and easier if I had an electric staple gun, so I spent $30 and got one. Haven't tried it yet - will go walk when I'm done with this and then if I have time before work I'll give it a go. My afternoon will be devoted to valance recovering. :) They look pretty good so far! I'm pleased with the fabric choice, and the actually recovering is pretty easy.
Okay --- walk time. Hope it isn't too chilly out there.
I hate it when I have a mouse in the house!! But my cat is a really good mouser and spider-er, so I'm confident we'll be mouse and spider free this winter. In fact, she spends most of the night (from what I can tell) in the basement, so there must be a lot of hunting to be done down there. She used to snuggle with me but doesn't anymore.
Wait - you can't deal with spiders, but can stalk a mouse?
Yes, I know........ mice don't freak me out, they're just hairy little 4 legged whisker wigglers! SPIDERS have 8 freaky legs and drop on you from the ceiling, and from tree's, and they make sticky icky nasty webs that clinge to you !!!!! EEEESH!
Just came off an 18 hour fast. I'm beginning to like doing this. I don't have to think about fixing something before I go to work, and by the time I get home I'm more than ready to chow down on something - usually crunchy bacon! It tastes so good! Dinner will be salmon and shrimp salad and then some almond butter for snack in the evening. Hopefully hubby won't be too late tonight.
Last night he brought home a 5 gallon bucket of salmon to brine and smoke for a friend. We nabbed on hole fillet and I threw it in the oven with butter and Old Bay seasoning. It needs some garlic though. Hubby should be bringing home some fresh smoked salmon tonight too!
I have some wonderful news!!!! My son has an appointment for Friday morning to start the paperwork for his pre-qualification to buy a house. :) That means he will also have to find a realtor and start shopping the market for the house he will soon buy. He still thinks he wants to buy a 3-4 bedroom and rent out rooms. There is a big market for that I guess. Especially around colleges and universities, and Portland has lots of those. So........ once he's pre-qualified he will need to get on it fast cuz those things only last about 60-90 days and then you have to do a bunch of the paperwork all over again. :) so.......... we could be looking at being EMPTY NESTERS in 3 months. YEAH!!! Happy New Year to us!
This is good news on many fronts.............. us having the house to ourselves for the first time EVER! (got married with 3 kids between us) ............ AND my son is finally moving forward with his life and ready to tackle his anxieties and fears! :) GREAT NEWS!
:) Lots of good things happening.
I always mark my lowest weight and leave it in my signature. Of course there's always fluctuations around it. So leave your 182.6 there with no shame.
I really do hear you about conflicted feelings about the snuggling. Of course we want them to snuggle. But of course we would also like to sleep. I just have to decide on a case-by-case basis which one is more important at any given time.
its 2 am........... I'm not sleeping cuz my tummy feels sick. Why? because I ate 3 oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and 1/4 cup rice tonight. We had a surprise family dinner at our house. Surprise meaning - we didn't plan it until about 2 pm. So I scrambled to get the house cleaned up - ran to the store for a couple ingredients - and whipped up an Indian dinner for 9 people. I made my famous chocolate chip oatmeal peanut butter cookies............ thinking I would not have any. Didn't go that way. I made some shrimp and left over salmon for those couple of people who aren't really curry fans......... thinking there would be enough for me as well - but there wasn't. I ate a little shrimp, a little of the curried ground beef and a very small bit of basmati rice........ that was it. Then I was REALLY hungry cuz there wasn't any salmon left --- I gave in to the callings of the cookies.......... BIG mistake. Now I feel gassy, nauseous and can't sleep. Tossing and turning through on and off sleep - I decided to get up and confess .......... maybe that will help me sleep. I also took an antiacid - hopeing that would relieve some of the discomfort. Overall I've still had less than 1000 calories today cuz I had only had 4 peices of bacon prior to eating dinner at 8 pm.
Not a good way to start the weekend.
Today - or in the morning after I try to get some sleep............... we are going to the Oregon State University vs. Washington State game in Corvallis. :) can't wait! this is the first time we have gone to a game and watched it from a suite (gifted tickets!). How exciting! We've learned that both Oregon teams are playing both Washington teams -- in Oregon! So, traffic is going to be a bit dicey getting down there. The game starts at 3 --- we're leaving Salem around 10. We're hoping to have lunch with #2 step daughter, but she has plans to meet with study group and isn't sure she can meet us. We'll see what happens. Either way - I'm voting for NO indian food.
We just made plans to go on a 4 mile hike on Sunday with all the family that was here for dinner. Sister and hubby, sisters daughter and hubby, sisters son and girlfriend, me and hubby and my son! :) Should be a fun day.
Son got his pre-qualification for a home mortgage. $181k is his max. So, now its house hunting time! :) Should be interesting What he's looking at so far on line is not what I would live in - but this is for him and I need to be supportive. He wants to buy a house and rent out rooms to college students so he doesn't need to have a nice newly renovated place. Just someplace he can work on. I'm nervous for him - I don't think this is the best step for him right out the shoot -- but I'm not voicing my opinion more than the original, "I don't really think this is the right move, but its your choice". and I'm supporting him by helping him search through the online listings.
for now though -- I need some sleep. Night all................
Hope you feel better Tomi. My headache is back (I've got to stop drinking red wine), so I'm up too.