Happy Tuesday everyone! I am sitting here debating whether or not to get my butt (more like my legs) in gear and go for a walk at the park before it gets hot. I NEED to walk in order to lose weight. Eating a healthy diet (WW style) is not enough for me. Even if I walk slowly it will help me to get on the losing path. I know one thing is for sure when my FIL comes to stay with us I will definitely start walking. Walking is therapeutic for me; however, it's the getting started that is the hardest for me to do because...I. Am. A. Lazy. Person. At. Heart.
, bless your heart. Up at 2am. I've started the habit of waking up at 3am and going downstairs and watching tv until I'm bleary eyed enough to go back to sleep in bed. And then I'm awake at 5:15 for a few minutes (alarm goes off for Wayne) then I'm awake for the day at 6:30am. I know also what you are going through because of the heat and the ac not running properly. I went through that last summer. Heat makes me one cranky lady. Just ask Wayne! I'm sorry about Fortune. I would be doing the same thing--feeding him anything (besides chocolate) to get that medicine down his throat. Wayne used to have that duty with our dog of a long time ago. We keep saying we're going to adopt a new dog but we haven't yet. I'm thinking of doing that AFTER my FIL is back home on his own.
, Wayne would love to have two dogs! He would get a kick out of watching your two go at it over a toy. He gets so much joy out of having a dog. I'm thinking about surprising him for his birthday in July. However, the one criteria I want in a dog is I want him to be a Virginia Beach puppy. I want a dog that barks with a Virginian accent!
You're right...I can lose weight! I can do this! Goodness gracious I've lost enough pounds in my lifetime to know I can do this. BOTH of us can!
, spring missed us this year. It's supposed to get up to 97 on Thursday. It will be in the low 90's today. Delaware's corn crop is starting to wilt according to the newspaper this morning. I'm the same way--there are moments for me when I feel confused or forgetful. I don't know how much my FIL's confusion is from being in the hospital since April 27 and how much is contributed to his age of 86. Wayne says that is just one thing we'll take a day at a time.
, I have been maintaining this weight for too long now. I've maintained for so long I am now used to this body and feel fat. Yeah...I know at this weight I am...but you know that feeling when you've lost a chunk of weight and you "feel thin"? I miss that feeling now and I want to feel the thinness again. Does that make sense because it makes sense to me!
My FIL wants to go home so badly. He hasn't seen the inside of his home (or the outside for that matter) since April 27. If I were him I would want to go home also. He says his leg no longer hurts. And he doesn't understand why the doctor is not allowing him to put any weight on his leg now. I tell him the doctor is just being cautious so when he does give him the go-ahead to put weight on it he will be that much stronger. He does not want to come to Delaware. Not even viewing it as a visit...and truthfully that is all it is--a visit. I tell him its just a transition phase from the hospital to our house and then to his house. I tell him everyone needs a little help every now and then and that it has nothing to do with that he is not an independent person that can take care of himself. He can take care of himself. He just cannot keep his house clean...and I don't tell him this (but Wayne has) but he's just too tight with money (think Scrooge) to pay anyone to come in every now and then to do the heavy duty stuff to keep the house clean. Personally, I have my doubts whether or not I will be bringing him back to Delaware with him. He is a stubborn old goat (and I say that with love because I do care for him even if he annoys the heck out of me most of the time). Wayne thinks he'll come to Delaware but it's how long we can keep him here that he questions!
Okay...enough is enough. I need to stop typing. I need to drag on my walking clothes and hit the path at the park.
Everyone, try to stay cool. Donna Faye
, stay downstairs where it's cool. Drink a lot of water!!!