Thursday, September 22, 2016

Wednesday post on Thursday?

I normally like to update here on Wednesday, but as you see that did not happen this week. This week has been crazy busy but all in a good way.

Monday, my brother arrived in town for a brief visit with our mom and stayed with hubby and I.  He also has a high school friend here in town that he contacted and had dinner with one evening.  He left this morning to head home.  He lives in East Texas, so that is quite a trip and he does it on his motorcycle.  It's a nice bike though and very quite!  He said that 10 hours in the seat is not too bad at all.  Wow, I don't think I could do that.  I have a hard time doing 8 hours in a car!

I started back to the gym on Sunday and was very faithful all week until yesterday.  I needed a day off to let my muscles recoup.  This morning, I was back at the gym working all those rested muscles out again.  My energy level has increased already just from the few days I have been back at it.  I also have noticed my stress level is down too.  Ok, so maybe my Doctor was right and exercise is good for you.  Darn it.................Hate when she knows what she is talking about.

I started on Weight Watcher Sunday also.  My first meeting I was able to get to was last night.  I think I am doing pretty good and once I figure out all the ins and outs of the app on my phone/tablet, it will go much smoother.  Plus, there are some little things that are not in the app that make a big difference on your daily totals.  For instance..........If you blend your fruit into a smoothie, it is 2 points for each 1/2 cup of fruit.  (bananas are 5 points blended) If you eat/chew the fruit it is 0 points!  I had been having a smoothie each morning for the past several month and could not figure out why my weight was not moving.  Now I know.  Your stomach has to work in different ways for solid food vs. blended/liquidfied foods.  Go figure. Anyway, now that I know that, I have changed up my breakfast.  Otherwise, I am doing well on the plan and love the fact I can eat ANY food I want.

Tuesday was kind of a quiet day for us.  I picked up our grand daughter from school and took her to her volleyball game and that was about all I did for the day.  (Other than the gym) So I got some knitting done that day which will be posted about on Sunday.

Wednesday morning, Brother and I went looking at group homes for our mom to move into. She is in an assisted living home now and it is fine other than it is quite a drive for me to go and see her.  We found a couple of very nice homes that are less than 1/2 a mile from my house.  I would feel so much better with her closer to me in case of an emergency.  We gave her all the info on the homes and told her she needs to make the decision if she wants to move or stay where she is.  We won't make it for her.  

The past 24 hours have been tough on me.  I know mom will get great care where she is and also in either of the 2 new places we found.  I worry about her finances, her happiness, her ability to adjust to change, her health, and all sorts of stuff.  Talked to hubby about my concerns this morning and he gave me sound advice...................Turn it over to God.  Dang it..................another great idea.  So that is what I did.  While I was on the treadmill this morning, I turned it all over to Him and told Him not to let me take it back........EVER!

My mind is much more at peace, my stomach is no longer in knots, I feel like a large burden has been lifted off of me.  Can I get an AMEN?

So for the rest of today, I will do laundry, smoke a turkey breast, knit on my WIP's (works in progress) and maybe watch a movie or two that we have recorded.  If my mom calls and says she wants to move, than I will be doing some fast and furious leg work to see if I can get her moved out by the 8th of next month.

So...........until next time......................Happy Crafting

1 comment:

  1. Wow! You have a lot on your plate but I hope it all works out well for you, your Mother and your family. Good for you on your WW and exercising and I hope you get some time to craft and relax with a peaceful heart and mind.

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