Can’t believe it’s already Friday and the end of July! Been trying to make plans to get together with the Butt Sistahs for dinner and we wrestled with several dates before settling on Thursday, August 7th. I have to admit that one shocked me too! I’ll be back to work by then!
Don’t know what I’m going to wind up doing today. I’m developing a blister on my heel so I shouldn’t get on the treadmill. Can’t figure out the blister. Same shoes I’ve worn on the treadmill for three months now and I got a little “rub” during Wednesday’s workout which escalated to a blister after yesterday’s workout. Not doing the treadmill gives me almost two hours off! Can’t get in the pool because of my hand.
Speaking of my hand…I had to change the bandage yesterday and I was shocked and downright mortified to undo all that gauze and see this teeny, tiny, itty-bitty, little incision. Didn’t take the last little scrap of bandage off but I bet there’s not room for two stiches under there. Good Lord! Looks to me like he could have done it just as easily with a little local anesthesia. I bought gauze pads and gauze wrap to redo it the same way Dr. Salaman did and wound up just putting a bandaid on it. In fact, I just took the bandaid and the last little scrap off while I’m sitting here and it has two (2) little stitches. Think I’ve probably gotten all the sympathy mileage I’m gonna get with this thing. Maybe I should put my arm in a sling and try to get another day or so out of it…
Just had a thought (don’t get them very often, they give me headaches)…I could dig through my DVDs and old workout tapes and find a low impact workout that I could do barefoot on the carpet. Ow! I have a headache.
10:00 - Weighed myself. 174…I hate those damn scales.
Feeling very lethargic and unmotivated (Could it be working my ass off and showing 174 on the scales?????????) so I’m going to make a list of things I’m going to do today and mark them off as I get them taken care of:
Plant at least 15 more plants today
Do low-impact workout
Get twine for moonflowers
Tie twine around the fence for moonflowers to climb
11:30 - Found an old Jane Fonda VCR tape from way back in the 80s. All that big hair and the guys wearing ripped T-shirts. Everybody in shiny leotards with leg warmers. I should get a lot of credit for hanging in there for an hour till it ended. It had elevator music and was really, really boring! Still, my arms are killing me and I did manage to work up a sweat. What’s that say about my arms? Gotta do something about that.
1:00 - Cleaned the bathroom. Not the old windex and scrubbing bubbles but the “once in a blue moon, scrub the grout with an old toothbrush, coordinate all the towels, wash the shower curtain, shine all the chrome” kind of scrubbing. That way, if DH comes home and says “What have you been doing all day?” I can say, “Hello!!! Did you even look at the bathroom? I spent forever in there scrubbing nasty-ass man messes! And that’s with my injured hand!” He won’t have a clue what I mean about nasty-ass man messes but he knows better than to open that door.
Now, what’s next?
2:30 - Cleaned the kitchen, cleaned the bedroom, ran the vacuum, did a load of laundry, and took out the trash. Sheesh! Half this stuff wasn’t even on my list. Now I’m eating a bowl of soup for lunch. Don’t know why but I’m craving some homemade beer bread to go with it. Good thing I don’t have any. I broke the carafe to the coffeemaker when I was washing it. Had to go out to the shed and get a new coffee-maker. Got two coffee-makers, two table carafes, and two thermal coffee mugs not too long ago from Gevalia for $20.00 and they paid the shipping! I can put a new coffeemaker out cheaper than I can buy a new carafe. Why do they make those things out of glass, anyway?
DH gets home from work in 30 minutes. Guess I should try to make a run on the bedroom.
6:00 - Planted and watered 23 more plants and I’m halfway through with running twine and coaxing the moonflowers around it. Taking a break. I was getting grossed out. Sat down on a rug to work with the flowers and it was wet so my shorts are dirty and soggy. Washed my hand(s) but there’s still dirt under my nails and, since it rained a little this morning, mosquitoes are out. Can’t wait to finish running this twine and cross off the last thing on my list.
7:00 - Done! Now I’m going to go to my nice clean soaker tub and try to soak and scrub some of the grossness off my bod. Everyone around here doesn’t seem to know what to do with “you’re on your own for dinner” and I’m not cooking. DS says he’ll make diet chicken parmesiana if I’ll tell him how. Can’t beat that kind of deal!