Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Itchy Scratchy


  Something has been giving me an all over itch. I was just dealing with it for the past two days and today I decided to take a Zyrtec and see what happens. The itch went away. So something is giving me an allergic reaction. Probably the pollen. The counts have been high.
 What has been going on? I bought a bunch of veggie plants for the yard and the garden this past weekend. Today I finished tilling the garden bed on the side of the house and planted tomatoes, Japanese eggplants, and cucumbers. I have jalapenos, black bell peppers, watermelons, cherry tomatoes, and some annual flowers. I need to buy some soil to get those going too. The watermelons are a crap shoot. I think they will die and never grow but I have to give it a try.
  It is nicer here and not as cold as it used to be. Nights are still cool and great for sleeping. Just a weird season we are having.

  I pulled out all of my summer clothes from last year. I am able to fit into two pairs of capris that did not fit at all before. I also have some pants that used to be snug, that fit wonderfully now. I think I am liking this new eating and getting more active in my life. I am still afraid to walk yet. One day I will just do it but not yet. Still afraid I will hurt my feet.
I have some yoga dvds that I am going to pull out today and give them a try tomorrow. That is if I am not scratching my skin off.

  I have a dilemma. For the past week, I have woken up twice with fluid running out of my nose again. Last night was the 2nd time. I do not have a cold or any post nasal drip. I am worried that I have a hole in my head or the work the Dr did on my mastoid opened up. Should I do a wait and see? Or should I call to make an appointment asap?
 I think I do not want to go through the surgery again. That is why. Ugh. If anyone gives me some advice, I will truly think it through.

I am so lazy today. I do not even want to cook dinner. I did laundry, planted, vacuumed the living room, and that is about it. I could do so much more but I am not feeling it. I think I will get in my jammies and just relax.

 I will make sure to take pictures of the veggies as they grow!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Grill is built!

Aussie brand charcoal grill

 She is built! I started her off with the wheels that were a pain in the ass 3 years ago. After that, Hubs came in and helped because some of the work was a two man job. We will christen her this weekend with BBQ rib tips and chicken. Yummy!

 I wanted to tell you about two new apps that I added to my phone. One is called MyFitnessPal and it helps you track your daily exercise and food. You tell it how much you want to lose and it will tell you how many calories you need to consume and burn. Plus water consumption. I started it yesterday. Pretty cool. You can add friends from Facebook so you can track theirs and they can track yours.
  Then I added another app called Sworkit. It is a circuit training app. You want to do some abdominals in 5 minutes. It will give you an exercise, actually has a video to show you what to do, and then it times you while you do it. Nice, huh? I will be trying that one out. I thought I would share. Maybe you all would like to try them too. They are free to download.

I am gonna get off now. I am in a cleaning jag and I know it will die down soon and then I will be Mrs Lump. So have a great week.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Dog Days of Spring


   They have not started to itch yet, thank goodness. I have not seen one flea. I am glad for the cooler weather for that, at least. Unfortunately, My allergies are bad this year. I have been taking Zyrtec religiously every morning  but it is just making me functional at best.The lilac by the front porch is winning. But I love it. I love the smell but it does not love me. I planted it for my Mother`s memory. We had a couple lilac bushes on the side of the house that we shared with the neighbor next door. He did not care if we picked them and when he died, the place stayed vacant for a couple seasons. Fast forward to when we got the current owner. She and her Mother did not care that they were on the border. They cut them down. Really for no reason because they never did anything to that part of the  yard. She never did anything garden wise to the yard. I think they were just being bitches, because I wanted them to just leave them because they smelled nice. . Before that deed happened, I was able to get one season out...When my Mother died. We had everyone come over to my house after the funeral and I had picked every single flower off both bushes. I had two large bouquets in my twin green vases. Everyone loved it. I did it because I knew she loved them. Hence, that is why I planted my own in my own yard that no one else could control...except my allergies! Ha!
 I suffer now but I will be okay in a week or two.

   I started this post yesterday (Saturday) but I got distracted. Hubs was doing weed whacking and needed me to tell him what not to whack. Then I had to transplant the basil in different pots. It seems that the metal tub I have out front does not drain well enough. I hope they do not die. I have six plants and I want them all to get nice and big. I planted them in old floor plant pots. Two in each pot. They have plenty of room.  Next weekend I will buy my tomato and pepper plants. The kid needs me to buy her some for the community garden because she has to work the book sale . She and her friend are working the community garden plots this year. I just was not feeling it about going there every day in the summer. I could just plant stuff at home.

     I won $12 off the Mega Millions on Friday. I won jack squat off the Powerball last night. Oh well, no fancy vacations away to Fiji for me.   Today, I am going to attempt to put the $7 grill together. If you do not know what I am talking about, let me explain. Maybe 2 winters ago..or 3, I went to Home Depot to buy a new shovel. I think it was in February and ours had broken. Anyway, they had a display out front of a bunch of charcoal grills for clearance. $7 a piece. Now they were nothing fancy like Charbroil but it was the steal of the century. It is still not put together. I now know why. It was my head thing. I just wasnt able to read the instructions and comprehend. Hubs tried but got frustrated right off the bat. So it sat in the box for 2-3 years. Instructions and all. So I brought it up yesterday. I am going to attempt to put it together today. I will have to do it inside instead of the patio like I planned, cause it is raining.
Wish me luck! Hope I can do it. I will take a picture if I did.

Enjoy your Sunday

Monday, May 13, 2013

It is all about ME

*267* <----this is gonna end NOW!

  No more going up on the scale dammit. I said no junk food and we have spoiled that rule time and time again. Well it is a new day. I have a new agenda in life. I am all about ME now. I will do for Hubs but it is just the two of us now. Edit Edit Edit!

 So I need to get back on track with the eating better, getting exercise, purging the house of all this crap, and try to find a small pinch of energy at the end of the day to be able to hold a conversation with my husband without falling asleep. This bitch is tired!

Gotta edit so nobodies feelings are hurt and I am not ostracized in my own house. Whoever told them..I hope you develop a severe case of crotch rot that is resistant to antibiotics!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother`s Day 2013


Happy Mother`s Day to all the moms out there!! 

If you want to stay warm and fuzzy from your high of being loved by your not read further. It will burst your bubble and I do not want to do that. I am just venting because I do not have anyone else to vent to. (yes, hubs but he has heard enough) So I vent to myself on here. It is cathartic really. Some may say pathetic but fuck you to you, you narrow assed hick. <--nobody in particular. 

  I am guessing one of two things. 
Either someone told my children about my blog posts OR they really do not like me. Ever since MD, they have both been shunning me. Oh and if I ask them a question or statement, I get short, curt answers that hurt my feelings.
I am not going to ask. So the feeling of this weekend get to continue on. IF one of their friends told them, Thank you very much. Now I have no place to open up about my feelings that is free to me. I might as well just curl up into a fucking ball now cause I am such a bad parent.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Crappiest Weekend on the Planet Begins.


 The depression is already settling in nicely today.

I have a feeling the kids have been told about my MD rant. Otherwise they are treating me extra crappy for some other reason and I do not want to know.

So I am editing myself. We shall see if I am back talking about anything else but sunny shit. That will be fun!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

What in the hell

As fattening as they are, those look tasty


  I change my eating habits and I gain 2 lbs. That sucks rocks. I was expecting to see some lowering of the scale. I definitely have not been eating any of the stuff in the picture. Keep on keeping on I guess.
  My movement uptake has improved. Yesterday was a busy day. I have my morning shit to do then I helped Chelsea clean out the garden beds and add a whole wheelbarrow`s full of compost to top them off. That required slinging a shovel. We were one of the last beds to be cleaned out. They emailed us to basically clean it or lose it. It has been *so not feeling it *kind of Spring planting weather because it has been cold so many of us at the garden waited.  But it is all cleaned out now. She planted her herbs and lettuce. I will plant two tomato plants in the other bed for her and the rest of the space is for her and her friend to use all season. I will come and water for them in the summer. You need to do that every single day when it is hot out.
 On Sunday, I cleaned out the entire front yard. bagged about 6 bags and they all went to the dump. I even dug up this pesky thorny rose weed that I have been just dealing with for years. I have to finish up the small side area where the oil pipe is (that is where they put the oil into the house). I did much other there but there are alot of baby trees I need to pull up.

  Technically, I have not been exercising but I have been doing alot of shit. Loads of laundry up and down the stairs. Cleaning house and such. I am doing more than I used to do so it should show something but it  has not yet. That is okay. I will keep it up.

I hate the blue color sample that I chose for the kitchen. I have decided it is too dark. I want this room to be blue but not that one. My kid`s friend suggested that I paint all the walls white. I explained to him that I lived in apartment`s my entire life until we bought this house 15 years ago. Even as a child. And they all had white walls. I decided that I was not going to have one white colored wall in my house as long as I was living.  Now, when it comes time to sell, we will paint all the walls white. Better for selling. But not now. Hell to the no. So it is back to the drawing board on that color. I like the gray that I picked for the living room. Next time I have some extra cash, I am going to buy the paint in that color and get moving on it.

 As for what am I going to do today. I think I will finish the side yard stuff and bag it, clean the messy assed kitchen, TRY and tackle this massive amount of clothing that has been left near the front door of the basement, and clean the living room. I also have four basil plants that I am going to put in the big pot out front. I hope they grow massive!
Yup, it is lazy children week here at my homestead. Like I do not have enough to fucking do. I definitely want to get the yard work done before tomorrow. Going to finally rain here for the next couple of days.

 Hope you have a nice week ahead. I know I will try!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

No potato chips in the shopping cart


Wheat bread! Fish! Chicken! Not a junk food in sight!!

 We did decide to buy the large bag of pretzel sticks. It fills my large cookie jar. I do not feel about pretzels the way I do about other snacks. So I can have them around and just eat a little when I need something in between meals. I am serious when I said I was doing this. Natalie and I went shopping. We bought fruits, vegs, nuts, fish, chicken, some chorizo which was uber cheap on sale (we like to eat with eggs), 2 packages of 18 eggs, and other stuff. Everything for snacking and eating that is healthy.  I also replaced my whey protein drink for breakfast every morning. I have eggs hard boiling on the stove. I have to cut up celery to store in a water container for snacks. We have nuts and dried fruits. She and I did a really good job shopping.
 Ate a healthy lunch and dinner is going to be a rotisserie chicken, baked sweet potatoes, and corn on the cob. Probably a salad too.

  As I said before, I will post my weight changes on Mondays. And I will start moving my ass tomorrow. I am going to try out the Zumba on our Wii.  That should be interesting.

 Oh yeah, no more diet soda either. I have been banned from it.