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 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.



lanurseprn said...

Wow your pictures are beautiful!! Just gorgeous! I can't take my eyes off of them! I look forward to when you can take more.
Good luck with BIL. What a hassle, huh?
OUCH on the nail!!! OMG I'd scream! I'm such a wimp! LOL!
Get some rest before tonights shift.

jimsulliv3 said...

Beautiful pictures, Julie - Sorry about the splinter. I'm also an offspring of the Klutz clan.


madcobug said...

Those pictures are just beautiful. Sorry about you nail. I hope it doesn't give you a lot of trouble. Helen

rbrown6172 said...

wow...the pix are beautiful.  that's the only thing that makes me sorry we don't get much really is beautiful.  :) what a creative and wonderful way you are emptying your mil's closet.  sorry about the does sound painful.  hoping that both hands are well very soon.

radar446 said...

Ooooh, looks chilly there.  Wish we would get some winter weather, but I guess we will settle for some much needed rain.


rdautumnsage said...

It looks like that here now, it's been snowing slowly all night. Yeah, I'm up at 3AM sleep seems to be a distant memory these days. Sounds like your making quite a bit of progress on you MIL's home. I don't think BIL will get the hint, he seems rather thick in the head that way. I hope he doesn't give you and Rick any problems when it's time for him to hit the road. Wishing you and Rick a wonderful , loving New Years all the year long. (Hugs) Indigo

cacklinrosie101 said...

I used to count grams of fat and then also mg of sodium when my BP went up.  I've slacked on both, and it's showing.  I have to get used to not eating every time I think I feel hungy.  Chris

carolelainedodd said...

Everything looks so pretty covered in snow.  Love the pictures.  We still have no snow.!!!! You had me biting on my hand while I was reading about your splinter.  Ouch!! That must hurt so bad.  Hope it heals quickly.  Your BIL must have the skin of a rhino, he doesn't seem to get hints does he.???  I hope he doesn't make things unpleasant for you.
Take care