I weighed-in yesterday at a loss... then I ate very light all day yesterday but put salsa on my salad that had gone bad without me realizing it!
I was so sick all last night... and this morning... and weighed-in with a gain! I just hope my body recovers enough to lose it + more this week!
I am really beginning to become overwhelmed again....
July painting deadlines
+ exercise/lose weight/eat healthy
+ decluttering 25 years of piles
+ home remodeling/repairing
+ yard remodeling (my husband wants me to help him build a waterfall. I'm the handyman in the house.)
+ Plus, I need to begin training for the mountain hike! I am ready to scream! I may need to decline on the mountain hike... but I need the challenge to get my butt in gear to lose this weight.
I don't know what to do or how to function-- I'm shutting down!
RACCOONS IN OUR ATTIC:
Last weekend, we had to get the wildlife guy out here to help us get rid of a family of raccoons living in our attic... last week and all weekend. Here's what happened:
My husband kept hearing noises up in the attic. Thinking it was birds, the wildlife guy came out and rigged our vents to let the birds out but not back in... rigged our fireplace chimney so critters no longer have access.
I saw a possum, a raccoon then a skunk go under the neighbor's deck at different times where she had some broken lattice... so she called the wildlife guy out and we caught ourselves a few scared neighborhood cats... then a racoon who was VERY hostile and aggressive in the trap.
Then three days later we learned why she was so angry... we found her three babies nested in our attic! They were only about 2 weeks old. (It's too late for baby raccoons!)
We couldn't get to the babies so we opened the vent and put peanut butter on the ledge. The next day two of the babies made it close enough to the "light" that we grabbed one, and the other came running toward us to be rescued, too!
Then, an hour later, we still heard noises and discovered one more baby. In our attempt to rescue him, he fell down between the wall boards in my studio. We had to clear everything out of the way and cut multiple holes in the wall board to rescue him. (Aaargh! Now I've got yet one more thing to repair!!!)
The baby raccoons are adorable and doing well now. A friend of mine took them in and is feeding them to get their stength back... then will take them to a wildlife rescue place:
They are adorable! But I feel sooooo badly about not knowing about them when the mother was taken away. I'm just sick about it... but It is supposed to be too late in the year for racoons to have babies.
The wildlife guy said he took her about 10 miles out into the country and there was no way to locate her at this point.
--- tip of the iceberg!-- I've got so much to do and pay for.....
Then today, someone stole all my hubcaps off my Envoy!!! I am emotionally overwhelmed and shutting down!
"What noise were they making... something's in my attic, too!"
The noise they made were rustling, scratching noises. We found two dead squirrels up there, too, when we rescued that last baby!