Sure didn’t see this coming. If I had, I would have tried to get some plants in last night. Woke up and it was dark at 9:30 a.m. It’s been pouring since then. The paper says we’re getting the remnants of Dolly today and tonight.
I’m absolutely sure the neighbors think I’m crazy but I might try to get out there and get some plants in the ground between the showers. Why not reinforce the crazies?
Today is my youngest grandson’s birthday! Scoutman will be seven years old today. They were going to come over here this evening for a cookout, swim, and birthday party but we’ll probably have to do some adjusting to the party plans.
I’ve been eating horribly lately. Never eat breakfast, sometimes skip lunch, and then eat dinner and hit the snacks. Calorie wise, I’ve been okay although on the high end but nutrition wise, I’m sure it’s a disaster. This is a difficult time for me. The last few days before I go back to work and I’m resisting any kind of routine. Didn’t exercise at all yesterday although I sweated buckets waiting out in the sun for two hours on an asphalt parking lot for the Habitat truck to arrive. Don’t think we can count ten minutes in the pool last night. Alright, let’s quit talking about it and deal with it. Right this minute, I’m making a “perfect day” commitment. For starters, I guess I should go weigh myself…173. I’ll try again after I take off my bandage and shave my legs and underarms. For now, I’m going to hit the treadmill.
1:30 – Did the 3 more miles workout – 95 minutes, 685 calories, 3.1 all the way up and 3.0 all the way back down. Gotta return a bunch of phone calls that came in while I was working out.
2:45 – One of the phone calls was from DS. Seems Stacy is getting “freaky” again. I guess they won’t be coming over for Scout’s birthday this evening. I wish he wouldn’t use me as a sounding board. I know he’s only venting but he doesn’t realize how it affects me when he tells me about the crap she pulls and then he forgives her but I can’t. “Why would she do that, Mom?” Because she’s got problems!!! She always will. She’ll always do irrational, crazy things and you’ll always forgive her and take her back. I know he needs the sounding board. I know he needs to tell me about it. Still, I wish I could just say, “I don’t want to hear it. Don’t throw this burden on me and get me to where I can’t stand the sight of her and then pretend like it never happened when you make up! Either deal with it once and for all or shut-up about it!” She’s bi-polar for God’s sake! Of course she does horrible things! Why does he look for rationale when there isn’t any?
5:30 – I’m sure you’ve read it somewhere…When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping. So I did. Finally found a good, basic, crew neck shirt like I wanted to go under my jackets. Got two white ones, one black, one lime green, one dull green, one peach, one orange, one yellow, one pink, and one red. Bought three belts – one silver chain, one silver leather, and one pink. My new jackets arrived the day before yesterday so I’m all set! Maybe I’ll have Sistah Pam take a picture tomorrow when we’re teaching this inservice. Yeah, that’s right, I have to work from 7:30 to 3:30 tomorrow. It’ll probably kill me.
7:15 – Got 10 more plants in the ground. About 5 of them were biggies. Had to finally give up. After this morning’s rain, the mosquitoes were out in force. Damn things nearly ate me alive! So…I went out and cleaned the RV. Made the bed and did the dishes from the grandkiddies sleep over. I cleaned it pretty good after we got back from vacation but I never did clean the carpet and upholstery. I need to get that done. I have a steam cleaner but prefer the big units that you can rent so I guess I’ll rent one when I get a chance and plan on shampooing the carpets in the house at the same time. Ugghhh…