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Trying To Get Back In The Groove

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

It was hot but not as humid over the weekend, even into Monday - only in the mid 80s. Today it is humid and hot again though.

Saturday my son was off work and went to a friend's house. We had planned to take the air conditioner in for repair but they were not at the repair shop so we drove the 60 miles to my MIL's and priced some more stuff. My hubby is sick of it and he moaned and groaned and begged to quit and I ignored him and we pushed on. We stayed until we were half starved - no lunch again. I wanted to stay and get the garage done at least but he was crabby and insisted on leaving at 6 P.M. Low blood sugar does that to you. LOL. We ate at Backyard Burger as he could not make it home.

Sunday hubby and I got some more work done outside at home. We ended up soaked but not half dead from dehydration as we often are. He fixed the back door and straightened up the pole barn some. I cleaned the new grill, washed a teak lounger, watered the flower pots and raised beds close to the house, burned the trash, filled the feeders and bird baths. We moved the old grill to it's new spot and we cleaned it.

Monday I spent 5.5 hours thoroughly cleaning the screen room. It's 11 x 22 feet long. I took all the furniture out except for the wicker dinette table which is heavy. I washed everything and put it back. I found 2 dead mice and tons of spiders. I was soaked. Hubby still needs to clean the spa out. It's huge and deep and I don't like to get in it when no one is home. We went to Tractor Supply when hubby got off work. Hubby needs a weed eater and is shopping for one. We ate at Burger King and then went and got some Black Raspberry ice cream. We sat in the screen room last night. Hubby loved it. It is so nice in there at night.

Today my son was off and we did 4 loads of laundry. It gets done so much faster with the new washer and dryer. When we do it in the pole barn it takes all day. We get it done in half the time. I made a huge crock pot full of Italian beef.

I am getting my exercise in consistently again - 5-6 miles a day. When I'm home I'm eating better too.

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  • no profile photo CD4892468
    LOL the new washer and dryer is making life easier on you, I see!
    3094 days ago
    have you tried burger king sweet potato fries yet! I haven't and I am dying too! It hasn't been as hot here but Morticia I still am too hot! The kids say they r done with the camper and the hot tub so hubby can clean them and pack them up for winter! The g kids know they go back to school soon and that is where their sites are set! When everyone is gone is the only time I go in the hot tub! love being alone! Well you got a lot done! Your MIL must have had a huge amount of things! My brother started on my moms stuff when she was still alive lol told her he was just helping her to clean but we all knew better! geesssss going to watch a bit of tv have a wonderful evening Morticia! You earned it!

    luv ya much,

    linda emoticon
    3098 days ago
    wowee need a nap just reading about it lol
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    3098 days ago
    You are a busy lady! The sun room sounds like such a pleasant place to spend the evenings. Good going on your exercise.
    3099 days ago
  • CHERRY666
    Wow! You've been very busy. That crockpot full of italian beef sounds like it would be extra tasty after a day of hard work. (I'm curious, do you have a recipe you could share?)
    3099 days ago
    Sounds like u been super busy! That house work really does add up in calories! When we were moving and cleaning I wore my HRM and burned 600+ calories a day.
    3099 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10266745
    Don't forget to log those misc. household chores in the fitness tracker! All that hard work counts!!!! Getting back to your regular routine and being able to eat meals at home will help too. emoticon If you ever feel the need to burn off excess energy when you're finished please feel free to come on down to Atlanta! LOL I admire your effort but don't have the fortitude or wherewithal to do half as much in twice the time... whew! emoticon
    3099 days ago
    You are getting back in the groove..getting your exercise and eating healthy. Surely all of that work you are doing must burn off calories!

    Great job on staying healthy.

    3099 days ago
    It's always good to be back in the routine... once the chores are done.

    3099 days ago
    Moving along! Glad you seem to be feeling better. I, too, am getting back on track--long story but ready to get back in the saddle, so to speak! Would be so happy if this hot weather would break, if even for a short time. Please remind me of these words when I'm complaining of cold weather this winter!!!
    3099 days ago
    Sure wish I got half as much done in a day as you do! Hope you are getting closer to the end on your MIL estate. So glad you are enjoying your new washing and dryer. Have a wonderful Wednesday!!!
    3099 days ago
    You are one busy lady. I can understand how tired of the business of
    MIL's house you and especially your hubby are. I pray that it will all
    finish soon for you as you have the drive there and back as well. emoticon emoticon Wow, what a relief to know that the washing gets done in
    half the time. I love that you are back to your normal positive self. I wish I
    could come and give you a hand with the cleaning.
    I'm glad that the temperature has cooled down for you.
    Have a great month and a great day. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3099 days ago
    I love the feeling of accomplishment after I've completed a lot of cleaning chores (and I don't ever come close to what you accomplish!) Good job!!
    3099 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5645667
    What a busy bee you are Tish ..
    Poor Hubby can't keep up with you ....
    I bet you burnt off some calories ...
    Your screen house and spa sound awesome ... glad your new washing machine and dryer are working so well ..
    Have a good sleep tonight my friend .. Sweet dreams Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon
    3099 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8557947
    Congrats on accomplishing so many goals! Way to go! Your stamina is to be admired!!! Sounds like you and hubby are making everything comfy and cozy at home while getting things done. That is awesome. You are so blessed to have a loving hubby who helps out. Good for you, GF. And congrats on getting more done at MIL's. You are making so much progress. Awesome, awesome! I am sure with all your work and fitness minutes you are strengthening and burning off those bloody fat cells! Ha, ha. You are doing great! Thank you for sharing your exploits with us and I hope that your day tomorrow is fantastic! Keep up the good work! You can do it!
    Hugs, Karen emoticon
    3099 days ago
  • 0309COOKIE
    What is Italian beef?
    3099 days ago
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  • no profile photo CD5927538
    glad you are getting back into a routine..what is italian beef?
    3099 days ago
    I'm gonna come to the cabin and help you do the laundry and help clean up, all with the ulterior motive of having some the that Italian beef and Black Raspberry ice cream! Hoping you are doing well!
    Thanks for posting on my blog, you are so much appreciated!
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    3099 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3409143
    Glad you like your new washer and dryer. I think I might get a gazebo fro the back yard next year. Sometimes it tires me out just reading about what you do !!
    3099 days ago
    Sounds like things are going a little more smoothly! emoticon emoticon
    3099 days ago
    Oh, that screen room sounds so nice!
    3099 days ago
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