Thursday, March 31, 2016

Still moving on

Again two weeks have passed by.  And even in those two weeks a lot has happened. 

Daughter had baby two weeks early.  I thank God she (granddaughter #2) is doing much better now, she is tiny but strong.  Also demolishing has started with the house.  Unfortunately during the ripping out of stuff, they (the contractors) had a mishap, which resulted in my rec room (finished basement) got flooded with two inches of water.  So with that the rug has now been ripped out.  So for right now, the bathroom on the second floor is completely gutted as also the kitchen on the first floor plus the rug removed in the basement.  Things are so crazy, I dread when they are done and then the cleaning process will begin.   Lucky me.

As for my weight, I am so tired of gaining, I am trying back again with journaling my food.  I will admit with the baby plus I too had a bit of a worry.  I needed to go and get a needle biopsy in the breast but I am thrilled that the report came back as benign.  So trying to keep things in perspective, the house is what it is and I will eventually get it back to where it should be.  

So with all of that I am trying to stay on the right path of healthy eating.  

Now if I can only get my sciatica nerve back to where it should be, then possible things would be really good.  Too much asking?   Nah not enough praying. 

Until later.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Time is flying

Wow the time is flying by.  
This past Sunday I had a baby shower for my daughter and son-in-law.  Yes, it was a Jack n Jill baby shower.  We had a total of 90 guests.  Plus they did the revealing too, and we are having a little girl.  Whew, I am so glad it is over.  Maybe now I can get my life in somewhat a better path.  Well actually after this coming Monday.  Seems that with my prior cat-scans they (the doctors) saw a nodule in my right breast.  So this past Monday I went for more mammograms and ultrasounds.  So the decision has been made that this coming Monday I will go back for a needle biopsy.  I am saying so many prayers that all will be fine.  As a matter of fact, due to my chronic skin order condition, the doctor feels that this may be the cause of it all.  I am just praying that it is. The worse part is waiting for the pathologist report which will take 5 to 7 days.  I keep reminding myself it will be good, it will be good.   And with all of this, my birthday is sunday and I will be turning 60.  Wow what a great gift I am getting.......NOT. 
Until later.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Reporting again...

Trying to get back on track is certainly no easy task.  I know I make many excuses to not do it. I know I convince myself that these excuses are valid.  I also know that my head is not in the game.  Game?  It really isn't a game, it is a way of life.  Is life a game?  Sometimes I wonder.  Also too I feel I no longer want to play games.  Ok heading in a different direction here.  Focus, focus.  I seem to be finding out that I no longer can handle many situations/events/problems on one plate.  I am feeling my age, primary because of my weight.  I am feeling tired, sore, achy, exhausted, etc.  Perhaps maybe the weather, I may have turned into one of those people who doesn't like the long dark hours and reaches for sunshine.  Anyhow, the past week was sort of ok with eating.  I seem to do really well during the week, especially at work.  I pack my breakfast and lunch for work.  It is just coming home and making dinners.  Also, it doesn't help to not have a functional kitchen.  The contractors are suppose to start with the kitchen on March 14th.  Which I am glad, it is the day after the baby shower.  I really didn't need to have dust all over the baby shower items, which I do have a lot of.  My latest favorite thing right now is French Vanilla tea. is so good, it almost feels like having a dessert. It smells divine.  As they say baby steps for permanent changes.  So hopefully this maybe one of them.  I also know I am babbling on and on.  I guess because I am tired, didn't sleep too well last night.  Well need to start with dinner, daughter and hubby are coming over, once they are done with their hospital class and tour.  Only four more weeks until the wee one is born.  Getting excited.
Well here is wishing for a happy, healthy week.
Many blessings
Until later......................

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Starting again

Wow unbelievable how it has been a year since my last post. Hmmm lets see what has happened. My granddaughter was born the end of July 2014. Oh she is such a cutie pie. Unfortunately I don't see her too often. That in itself is another whole story. Now we (hubby & I) are waiting for grandchild number two to be born. My daughter is due the beginning of April. They (daughter and son-in-law) know the sex of the baby. They are going to reveal at the Jack & Jill baby shower next month. Things are so much different today than years ago. My crocheting has improved a lot since last year. For the new baby, I have crocheted several blankets, several caps, sweater and bonnet with little booties and a bib. Hopefully my daughter will use it more than my daughter-in-law has. We'll see. As for me, back in October I was admitted into the hospital with severe pneumonia. I was in for four days. With all of this I had to stop smoking. I smoked close to a pack a day. I have smoked for over 40 years. So stopping was definitely extremely hard. The doctor did give me the patch which I wore for almost three weeks. Then one day I just forgot to put it on. Well it has now been almost 20 weeks (actually this coming Tuesday) since my last cigarette. Only problem with all of this is that I have now gained close to 40 pounds. Well I have now started again. I am trying to journal my food intake. I also now have a garmin vivofit, which counts my steps and monitors my sleep. I am trying to move in the right direction again. Saying many prayers and always reaching for God. Until later.......

Monday, February 16, 2015

I want to be home and warm

I thought Friday was cold but today is even worse. Such a lousy morning I had, trying to get to work. The usual train that I take shut down, while sitting in the train for 40 minutes first. Thank goodness hubby was still home to pick me up and take me to the bus terminal. Finally got to work, over an hour late, but I made it in. I really pushed to get in today because they are calling for a substantial amount of snow tonight into tomorrow, if that is the case, I certainly am not traveling then. As for my weekend, I was in the house the entire time. Didn’t go anywhere. Just finished my crocheting projects for future baby showers and stuff. Normal cleaning and straightening up, plus laundry. But as for my eating, well that too went to the dogs. On Valentine’s Day, hubby gave me chocolate, which I even told him not to get, but he never listens. He did also give me a gift card to one of my favorite places, Kohl’s. I really appreciate the thought but I still wish he would listen to me. Not much more, just really cold here in work (building was closed for the weekend plus being a holiday today, they just turned the heat up in the mid morning). Many of us are wearing heavy sweaters and gloves to take the chill away. All I can think of is that I just want to be home. Until later……………

Friday, February 13, 2015

Baby it is COLD outside

Oh my goodness, it is more than bitter cold out there. It is downright double freezing. I can’t remember the last time it was this cold, plus the weather channel is saying it is going to get even colder by Sunday. If anything my heart hurts for the people in Boston with all that snow and they are expecting more. Ah just counting the days until spring. Well I will admit I was a bit surprised at TOPS last night. I managed to lose one pound. Yeah me but unfortunately I did not keep up with the challenge. I did break down and had some M & M’s. Our challenge is to not eat any junk food. Meaning cookies, cakes, ice cream and chocolate. But I will do my best to continue to try for the rest of the month. Well needing to get back to work. Until later…………………

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Back again ???

Well that commitment certainly didn’t last long in regards about journaling. My days have been swiftly passing by. But I do have fantastic news, I am going to be a Grandma, actually I would like to be called Mom Mom. I am so excited. In my circle of very, very dear friends, actually including me there are five of us, well two of my sweet friends and I are all going to be grandparents this year. Actually one of my friends is throwing a baby shower for her daughter in law next week. Can’t wait, it is going to be beautiful. With all these babies on the way, I have been crocheting my little heart out. So far I have three baby blankets done, with booties, plus baby bonnets. Now I am on my second baby sweater. I will admit I am very proud of myself, because I have always only made afghans and have made nothing else, so this is definitely a challenge. OMG…they are so cute. I can’t wait to dress my little pumpkin. As for my two friends, they know already that their children are having a girl, as for my son and daughter in law; they have decided not to find out the sex of the baby until he/she is born. I am truly happy about that, that is one of the exciting news when the baby is born. But I will admit, with all this revealing the sex before, well going shopping not knowing the sex is really hard. Not much is out there for neutral colors. But I am trying to find things, which believe me I have found some already. And they are so CUTE. Now getting back to my eating habits, well they certainly have not been the best. Just about every day I wake up telling and reassuring myself that I will try to do my best. Meaning to eat healthy and not to go overboard. I also will admit being on a daily routine, such as going to work, etc. I am pretty decent with it. My downfall is the weekends, being home most of the time alone because hubby works weekends. That is a gray area for sure. As for exercising, in my mind I have great thoughts but my actions are weak and faulty. This area I sometimes feel lost. So with all of that, I am re-committing to at least post a couple times during the week, even if I don’t have much to say, to post something. Until later……………