Sunday, December 30, 2007
Day 3 of the rest of my Life
We had some very pretty winter weather yesterday. It was just like all the trees were flocked. Every fence was lined, every tree branch, light pole. Really pretty. Wish I had had the time to drive around and get some really good shots but this gives you an idea.
Yesterday we worked at my MIL's house all day. I had a man from the college who puts on plays and does the costumes come and look through my MIL's clothes. They love all time periods for the plays they put out. It is wonderful to know that his next play, Godspell, is going to have a couple of items of my MIL's in it. Next I will contact the local costume supply house. They rent out costumes for Halloween and other things and buy used clothes. Yes, your 80 clothes are wanted as are your 60's 70's and such. Some of the items I will sell in my shop. These wonderful silk pajama's from Japan brought over by relatives stationed there pre occupation. A couple of fur coats. Anything that is left after that is getting donated to the women's shelter and aide center.
We also shredded a ton of paperwork. Identity thief's are stealing your medical record id these days so any old medical bills should be shredded along with any bank records etc.... I also was checking out her old oak table and some others furniture. Being the very unlucky type person I seem to be these days I got a huge sliver under my nail that went halfway down. The wood is soft so it was near impossible to get out. I ended up cutting my nail open to the sliver as much as I could stand ( hurt really bad) and Rick pulled it out. There is still some there and it hurts like a dickens. I am soaking it in Epsom salts. My poor hands. My other finger remains swollen and painful and now this is on my other hand. What a klutz I am.
Today I am finishing the thank you cards and I work tonight at 11. It will be a very long day. And I am watching what I eat.
Weighed in today - 2.5 pounds. If you have been reading my journal you know I don't really diet but I do count calories and watch what type of food I eat. I fudged a little yesterday but stayed under 2000 calories. I keep track of the food I eat on Slimfast.com which is a great site. It keeps track of the calories, and nutritional value of foods and you try and stay in the range. I have it set to 1500 calories. I am behind on my water again but will make up for it today as I am off work until tonight. I am on my way again. Still haven't hit the gym but with my knee acting up I had better wait a few days until it calms down. That darn treadmill just kills my knees.
So that is my day. I feel like we are making progress, but we have a long way to go. BIL is still squatting at the house and doing nothing but messing it up. I did bring up him moving yesterday. They turned off the cable and the phone is next. We need to make him uncomfortable at the house.
Have a great Happy New Years everyone.
Posted by Julie at 12:17 PM