Saturday, May 08, 2010
My weight has stayed the same since Christmas which is the longest plateau I have ever had in my life! I will say that much of it is due to lack of exercise but my nutritional efforts have not changed...still on track there. I stay on the lower side of my intake and certainly don't feel deprived or hungry so I think I am ok there. I have gotten into a bit of a rut eating the same foods so maybe I need to eat some different things...I just don't know at this point how to change things up. Since the weather has gotten nicer I have gone out a few times and walked but now these damned gnats have moved in and when your outside they swarm your face so bad you can't even enjoy being outdoors. The more steam you generate by walking briskly only causes the swarms to get worse. The only way you can walk is to wear a mask but that sucks because it gets wet with sweat and pretty soon it is collapsing around your face. I AM CLAUSTROPHOBIC so that doesn't cut the mustard with this old girl! I don't want to work out to DVDs because I am stuck in doors for 6 or more months out of the year due to our crappy winters! So it is all about being outside in the good weather! Any suggestions would be welcome!
On the other side of the coin...we are in the final week before our new Grandson comes to stay. My daughter has really had a tough go of it the past few weeks fighting off getting pre-eclampsia. Her last check up showed that her blood pressure has stabilized and we only hope that this coming week things stay in good shape and her scheduled C section for the 14th goes without any hitches. She has been nesting in a HUGE way the past few weeks...everything in her house was turned upside down and inside out, cleaning, moving here moving stuff there!!! WOW it made me tired just thinking about it! So I will be scarce over the next few weeks helping her adjust to the new babe plus keeping our 2 1/2 year old Grandson busy and feeling loved. I think he will adjust well as he loves babies and he is SO helpful. Such a precious little man! Of course I will be posting pictures so all of you will get to see our new baby!! VERY EXCITING!
On one of my status messages I had mentioned that we were approached to have our Flower Garden photographed by the editor of Country living magazine. They saw our pictures I had posted on Better Homes and Garden online in their country gardens section. My hubby freaked out when they contacted us and said he wasn't a professional gardener. I calmed his nerves and told him he didn't have to be a "Master Gardener" to show off his green thumb and the artistry that went into that garden and the beautiful cord wood garden shed that he built from scratch. They will be coming the end of June or the first of July for the photo shoot and they said they would be here most of the day. I assume to catch the garden in morning and evening lighting. I find it very exciting and after a long winter with snow up to our a$$es I am looking forward to this very much!
So tomorrow is Mother's Day and my hubby asked me what I wanted. All I said was I wanted to improve the living conditions of my ring neck doves that we have. They are nesting and they need more room to expand their families as well. Gosh everything is expecting around here LOL! Of course my hubby has watched me care for animals for the past 33 years of our life together so wanting this for Mothers day doesn't come to any surprise to him. He just smiled and said ok we will work on this today. So that is what I will be doing for the rest of today once I get off this computer. LOL! Here is a picture of what my doves look like:
I just want to wish all the ladies out there a very Happy Mothers day and hope that the time spent with your families tomorrow is relaxed and full of love. Remember to make memories!!