Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013


 Gobble till you Wobble.
First off, I have a issue with the keyboard. The letter *N* is sticking. I have to rock the key to make it work. So if I  missed a word to fix with auto correct, you know why.

  Today is not Turkey day for us in this household. We were invited to a friends for dinner this year but they have to work today. So we eat tomorrow. I am treating today like any other. We are having chicken wings for our holiday meal and it will be good. I probably cannot eat half the stuff on their menu anyway so I am going to enjoy today`s dinner.  I have not been eating correct anyway but I want to at least give it some effort before December 1st when I am back on the wagon,
 I am going to bake peanut butter cookies and lemon bars today. I have my Italian shrimp salad to make and I have two pies from the bakery. One is bourbon pecan for tomorrow and the other is apple crumb for the family here at the house. I do not feel bad that I did not bake. I just did not feel like it.
 My plans for today are simple. I am going to bake and cook low key for us. I am goig to cover the windows in the living room (way past due) and then we are going to decorate the Christmas tree. I think that is an absolutely lovely plan. Don't you?

Gonna go. Hate fiddling with the letter N.  I must start shopping for a new computer soon.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Drowning in a sea of clutter


 First off we must talk about Doctor Who.
Oh yeah! Two more days until we see some David Tennant and Billie Piper. I cannot WAIT!

 Sorry I have not posted, if anyone cares. I have been literally drowning in filth and clutter. Nothing is more joyous than cleaning up after other adults. Joy To The World! I want to get rid of shit and make this place less ADHD and more about being fucking clean. I am glad that I now know why my family is dirty and my sick ass cannot keep up. They are getting help to learn about it and hopefully be able to help me. Sometimes I just want to run away.
I am boxing stuff up and having large furniture pieces taken away by a charity. I have to empty them out, semi organize all the crap and then paint, get shelving and have this place looking the way that I want it. The problem is that I have a couple adult children that do not know how to let go of shit. Since I am getting rid of that big armoire, the ugly bookshelf and the Ikea coffee table..I need to box up all that stuff that was stored inside of them. You know what that means right?
There is shit piled E-V-E-R-Y-W-H-E-R-E. I have boxes piled with stuff and the stuff will get piled in the corner after the corner is free from the big furniture going away.
 I do have plans and I am slowly making dents. All the canning and cleaning stuff are going on the metal shelves at the bottom of the stairs in the basement. Once I get that out of the way, and all the plants in safe sunny places...I can start tossing.
 It is really hard, you know? I am dealing with full blown perimenopause so I just yell at people for no reason and take things the wrong way at the drop of a hat.
I am a mess. But I am still exercising and eating healthy. The weight loss as stalled but the inches are coming off. I have to drop the carbs again. I started eating them again but not at the level before. I had to use insulin. Then my weight loss stopped. I know what I have to do. I am going to start again on December 1st. I gave myself a date. Otherwise, everything is good.

Okay...this was quick but I really need to get working on the clutter around here. It might not bother them but it bothers me to no end.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

It`s brick outside


I will give you a little lesson in urban language. When someone says it is brick is as cold as a witches tit outside. Cold as a hibernating bears buttocks outside. It is like January out there! Thankfully, it is going to warm up soon. It is cold out but not as cold as the past couple of days. We even had a smidge of snow. It will be close to 60 deg F on Sunday so we can all stop our whining and get over it. I have leaves to rake and bag and windows to cover very soon.

The walkway and steps are all done. He just has to come back this weekend and fill in the gaps on the sides. This is the pic before he started pouring the cement. (see-ment)

This is when he was all done. We were only allowed to walk on those first sections because they had cured first. We were able to walk to the left of the stairs to go to the car.

Our stairs are fixed and we have a railing!!! You do not even know. I have wanted a railing since the first winter we lived here. Now anyone can use it to get up the stairs without struggling. Yes!
Too much excitement for a railing but it was much needed. He added an extra step because of the way he leveled the walkway. It is good. I was telling Kid number 2 that her little self would have loved this new walkway. Give her a fresh bucket of sidewalk chalk and she would have been in heaven.

  Let me think. What else?
Everyone that I go to the gym with has something wrong with them so they cannot go. One is sick with that virus that is going around. One pulled a muscle in her calf from over doing it. And one fell down some stairs and sprained her ankle. I am all alone out there in gym land. I have no problem going. That is not it. I just get bored and I know if I do not have people to chit chat with, I will cut that shit short. There are tvs to watch so I guess I could do that but still...I like human interaction. We motivate each other. Nobody to motivate me now. Today is my NON GYM day anyway. I do not do Thursdays. I want one day were I can just do what I want or basically catch up on shit.
   I just finished cleaning the downstairs bathroom. That is basically become the girl`s bathroom and for anyone that comes over. It is embarrassing. These girls do not clean a thing so when I get to it, it is awful. I boxed up kid number 1s bathroom stuff. We got rid of the toilet surround cabinet thing because it was Ikea and it was busted. So she had all her stuff on every surface in there. You could not clean. So I took a small cardboard box and put all her hair and face stuff in there and put the box on the floor. I will explain that it is better for now. It is gross for other people to use the bathroom and have to look at her stuff. With opened containers and hairs everywhere. She will brush her hair and then she has her hairs stuck on every damn surface. I love her but she should learn to clean up after herself.
 I have a mini milestone to report. Last Spring, a friend gave me a few clothing items from her stash. Really nice things but all too small for me. They were put away for the warmer months. This past week she gave me another bag of stuff and in there was a red wool coat (length past my butt) and it was from LL Bean. Size 14-16. Too snug for me so I put it in closet. There was the grey wool Lane Bryant coat (same length) from the Spring. I wanted to try it on because of the cold snap. I have that long camel coat I bought for $5 this past Spring but I am not ready for that yet.
The size 14-16 coat fits me! Now, It is a bit snug in the shoulders. Usually when that happens, I will take it off but it was only a bit snug. It buttoned and fits perfectly. Hubs said it looks good. Now..I could never wear a bulky sweater underneath it but that is now.
This is the motivation that I needed. I had been slacking on the healthy eating. This fueled my engine that I can lose weight. I can wear nice things. I can be a size 14-16!  I wish my ass and gut had gotten them memo from the upper body. My bottom half is in Purgatory. We are between sizes. I can wear a size 20 but it is getting too big. I have not found the right pair of size 18 that I can wear without pinching off the gut fat with the zipper. Sucks for sure.

 Otherwise, everything is going fine. We are invited to a friend`s house for Thanksgiving this year. I am thankful for that. And when the weekend comes, I will be in short sleeves again!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

A woman`s work is never done


  There are a shit ton of leaves to bag plus there are still a shit ton in the trees. We lost two HUGE branches yesterday in the top yard from the storm. We are going to have to hire someone with a chainsaw to break them up.  At least the front walkway is almost completed. I have an extra step and a new railing. I will take pics when all the construction stuff is put away. We bought a used (practically new) washer and dryer set. Now we need an electrician to come and change the plug for the dryer. More money! More money! oh you get the point. Nothing can be easy. And I am in a bad mood. I am not going to get into specifics why but just know that is not cause I have my period. Shit hit the fan yesterday and it is going to take awhile for me to get back in a better mood.
  Christmas is fast approaching and then the end of the year. We are going to have a Christmas but it just wont be super abundant. I do not want to go back to the way it used to be. Simple and easy but with a few presents to make it nice. Not all sad like last year. I am not going to put a tree up until close to Thanksgiving. I am not going all out either. I just want a simple tree and that is all. I need to get the painting done. Hubs and child #2 are major procrastinators. Child #1 just doesn't give a shit. I am just a tired bitch with too much on her plate and do not have the time to do the painting also. I will get to it when I can.
  Today I have to groom the dog, do laundry, clean the kitchen, and vacuum. Yup. That is my Sunday. I am tired of having a dirty house so I have been cleaning it as best as I can. I do not even want to think of all the yard work that I have to do.

  Yeah, I am in a bad mood and it shows. I have nothing nice to say at all. I am going to just do what I have to do and not bother with anyone else. Fuck em.  Like I said, I am not going to say why I am in bad mood but it was enough of a something to kick me into a depressive funk. I am not going to eat my troubles away. Do not worry your pretty little heads over that. I am just going to mope around and read my books. I bought the new Stephen King and the new Wally Lamb and they are both hardcover books. No kindle for this bitch. Well I have one but kid #1 took it. She asked to borrow it and I have not seen it since.

Okay. Enough of this crap. I have housework to do and I am still sitting here. Hopefully the next time I post, I will have pics of the new walkway and I will be in a much better mood. Or at least one of those will be true.