Update on life

Right now I am sitting here with my shins – or is it calves (?) screaming in pain and wondering if it is all worth it.
My friend and I have decided that we each need to lose some weight – both of us coincidentally need to lose the same amount.
We have decided to walk.
So, yesterday I drove to her house and we walked in her neighborhood.  We walked a mile. We walked it at a brisker pace than I am used to moving.  By nightfall I was hurting.
Today she wanted to walk again.  She drove to my house. We walked my dead end street from one end to the other and back again.
I am beat.
I want a shower, followed by a long soak in a hot tub……..problem – I am longer than our tub.
My lower legs want some relief.

For rainy days we have the treadmill that I snagged at a garage sale this weekend for $50.  She said she will bring over her weights, my body winced in pain.

It is so dang easy to put this stupid weight on – why oh why is it so much work to take it off??

Ok, got to trudge down some stairs to do the laundry.  Ow, ow, ow………….

This is just plain no fun

I am sick.  Not just sick with the bronchitis because that is almost totally gone; but sick as in ate some really bad food.
I was trying to eat a bit healthier. Went into a name brand restaurant for lunch on Tuesday and ordered their lunch combo of a “fresh garden salad” and a “loaded baked potato”.
Ok, so maybe the loaded baked potato wasn’t the healthiest of choices, but they taste good and I was being good with the salad instead of ordering a big ole burger or that plate of chicken alfredo with penne pasta that I was thinking about.

By nightfall I was starting to really feel ill, by morning I was ill and it was the salad to blame.

Here comes the Thank God moment because if I wasn’t already sick and taking antibiotics for the bronchitis this food poisoning would have landed me smack dab in the hospital.  It has been brutal to be sure but according to our friendly physician I will survive and should be back on my feet and eating solid food by Sunday – which is good since St. Paddy’s day is on Monday.

I am taking a stronger antibiotic, pain pills with codeine (since “all those addicts are constipated”) and of course chomping on Pepto Bismal pills whenever needed.  Yup, doc was on a roll today.  I also am sucking down jello and Vernor’s ginger ale (is there any other kind?); all while the rest of them eat a nice grilled chicken with real mashed potatoes dinner downstairs that is wafting up here to the bed and slowly driving me crazy.

Oh hark, I hear the sound of jello being delivered as someone is coming.  Quick, hide, duck under the covers and moan loudly – and pray that they don’t notice the laptop is running………….

Been Silent for a Long Time

Hi Gentle Readers,
Thank you for stopping by to see if I am still saying anything.

Other than the post about our good friend and brother John passing from this earth, I have been silent for quite some time.

A lot has been going on in our lives.  We have moved off of Long Island, so we no longer live in a place where the majority of people are self-absorbed and have superiority complexes that are way over the top. If you are from there and reading this, don’t bother getting offended unless I have described you.

We have moved back to our semi-rural home in the Great Lakes region.  People are more laid back here and not so worried about how they look to others; they worry more about how to provide for their families – families and friends matter more to them than material things or appearances.  At least that has been our experience.  I love the fact that people you don’t know talk to you in stores; offer their little frequent shopper card if you don’t have one so that you too can save on items.  I love the fact that Meijer doesn’t even require one.  I love being able to walk out to my mailbox in my pjs and not get a phone call about my choice of fashion.  We are now more content.

College Girl will be graduating next May.  High School Girl just started college.  Now I have to figure out some way to talk about them without being confusing….. hmmmm will have to sleep on that one.

Injuries we sustained in the motor vehicle accident have impacted our way of doing things; slow us way down, but haven’t totally stopped us yet.  (I type mostly with one hand now, instead of two)

I’ve driven over 5000 miles from the end of July till about now and I am sort of sick of the inside of our vehicle; tomorrow will once again find me behind the wheel.  I am looking forward to a day or two where I don’t have to drive anywhere unless I absolutely want to.

Sweet hubby is having surgery next week and has to be off most of his medication for 5 days before hand – that includes most of his current pain meds.  He has already warned me that he will be difficult to live with till he goes back on it.  I think that I will either go live with my Mimi or journey up to Momma’s.  I don’t want/need anymore stress right now.  (But of course you know I won’t – I will stay and try to make him as comfortable as possible.  Did you really think that I wouldn’t??)

Well, still have a room to paint, furniture to move around and many, many, many boxes to unload and things to put away.  Anyone care to come help??  grin