Yesterday was an absolutely beautiful day. Today not as nice, a little more humid, but not bad at all for Aug!
Jojo, I'm very lazy with my hair as well. At least with long hair I can get away with not getting it regularly trimmed.
Joan, Newport Beach in CA? Sounds like rental is comfortable for the number of people that you have there. I'm sure you're enjoying the beach today!
Grandmom was a little out of it yesterday, she is on oxygen and a little forgetful. My mom was upset because last month my grandmom was a lot better. My aunt thinks she's just tired from visitors this weekend.
Long day yesterday, about 6 hours of driving for me. I can't stand driving for long because my back and hamstring start to hurt after the first hour. I had some tennis balls in a sock for my lower back and that helped. Also took some ibuprofen.
Tomorrow is housekeeper day and job fair at the school
Good morning from Newport Beach,,, CA--has been a great week so far but sadly DSIL and I took DD to the airport this morning at LAX at 4 am--was an easy drive about 40 min @ way at that hour but I came back and crashed and just woke up---it is nearly 9 am!
The bigger house has been great--two boys are sleeping on blow up beds but just because they don't want to share a queen sized bed. We are in a quieter area so night time is nice--no late parties to keep you awake. Also having space for four cars has been so convenient.
The ocean has been too rough for me to get in---two hurricanes way off the coast have cause high waves and I could not see risking getting hurt trying to boogie board--did a little yesterday as it had calmed somewhat for about four hours---then later it got rough again. The kids and DH and DSIL don't care--they have been living in the water.
We have walked and biked to coffee or lunch (yesterday). I cooked two days and had brought lots of my tomatoes so made bruschetta twice and caprese salad twice---DD said it was the best she'd ever tasted--it was the tomatoes and my special balsamic and oil that make it really special.
Molly flew back to Sacramento on Tuesday afternoon but we enjoyed her being here for a while---we played some games at night which was fun. Jordan's being here has been so nice-----he just fits right in and is so considerate and helpful. Everyone loves him and calls him the favorite grandchild--lovingly, and he seems to like it--calls DH and me grandma and grandpa. He loves playing board games so always participates. DGS16 has done okay---a few times, a bit sarcastic--sort of like his dad--but then seems to give it up and be normal with us--he asked his mom to take him to a special cove to surf so they had some alone time and had a positive conversation--said he may move back home again eventually and did not get mad when DD explained again the difference between antidepressants and drugs--in fact he seemed to actually be interested in hearing the science--no preaching, just facts. He told her his dad gives him money to go get his own dinner every night--he skips lunch--no food in the house--he has always been very slender but is thinner--dad is seldom home--so basically, he is sharing a house. I think he has actually enjoyed being around the family this week. There is a pool table here and they have been playing a lot of that too--he surfs whenever we head to the beach and sometimes longer.
DD flies in to NYC today to stay a couple days to watch DGD16's final program and to move her to the row house rented room in Harlem--where they will stay while she does the Rockettes for a week. They they fly home next Saturday and school starts Monday--w0w, what a summer she has had!
I really wish I could be there for the program---doubt there is even a video you can buy.
Good Morning. Walking done. One crocheted top finished. New edger here!
Can't remember if I told everyone the results of DH's card. appt. Dr. thinks that the spells that DH has had and his exercise tolerance may be related to him forming little clots and then passing them. He wants him to have echocardiagram in Dec. In the meantime we are to have our primary care appts. and will see about getting his med for depression adjusted. Had long discussion about the depression with the cardiologist. He agrees that he needs this re-evaluated and perhaps the med adjusted. He wants him to be on it for about a month then will prescribe an exercise program. I'm glad he has a plan now.
Joan you are so blessed to be able to get all your family together for a vacation every year. We have much less people in ours and just can't seem to get them all together. I think we are going to Savannah at Thanksgiving with DS's (oldest that lives near us) family.
Watching Perry Mason - one of my favorite old time shows!
Went to see Baby Driver day before last. Really enjoyed it! Liked the ending. To me a show that does not end well is not a good movie.
Finally got my hair cut - again, really short. So much easier to "fix" like this and I can just "let it go" on days that we are not going anywhere or doing anything.
My little 2 rose bushes in the front keep trying to come back and keep get eaten no matter what I put on them. The sprays seem to work on the other plants.
Weather here seems a little better. Not quite as hot.
nov21987,jmg44,jojowo,what would you all consider less to lose. I'm having a heck of a time losing anything this time around. I would love to lose 25 lbs. that's my doctor's goal for me. Do I belong here or in more to lose? I am definitely short 5'2" and 67 years old. Retired. Taking some religious classes and an art class coming up in October. I'm married and have a daughter and her husband and a 12 year old granddaughter. A tiny family indeed. Hope you all have a great day.
Annette--I think you "belong" whereever you feel you can develop a support group for your goal.
My goal has been to reach my LT goal again--it was set at 140 by my doctor even tho I am only 5 feet tall--but I quick going to monthly meetings after being discouraged for about a year trying to maintain that even--then I gained up to 153--today I weighed in at home---OMG 143.7---that is nearly 10 pounds and for the first time am doing it on my own. And I don;t feel as tho I have been on a diet. When at the beach for a week I had a bit of ice cream 4 times, I have occasionally had a bit of a group dessert and have enjoyed occasional bouts with banana bread or some other treat. Only thing I have not done is make cookies at home---I cannot be around cookies as I have no stop button. But what I have done is track faithfully on My Fitness Pal with the goal of upping my percent of fats and proteins--meeting their nutrition guidelines for me---I track all my exercise as well, sometimes eat the calories I earn and sometimes I don''t. When I dont I eat about 1200 to 1300 calories a day--this is set by MFPal which I set to lose 1 1/2 pounds a week. I started doing this on May 30. So I have not lost that much but I am fine with that--I figure the slower I lose the longer I will have managed my weight well and maybe have a chance of maintaining that. I am really trying to take control of this thing I have never really owned for 73 years---I want so much to walk back in just once to my WW meeting and get on the scale and have them be shocked that without the threat of meeting weekly, without anyone else seeing my weight I have it in control.
In the past 3 weeks the unimaginable has happened numerous times--people have asked me if I have been losing weight---itt is the best feeling. Also I am getting into my size 8 pants again which I could not unless they were all stretched out. I think I am thinner at 143 than I was before at 140 because of my core exercise--As of Monday I have been going to the new gym for a year! And that has not been sporadic because I just love my classes. So feeling good about personal goals. Especially feel empowered to have done this on my own with no extreme crazy stuff thrown in--slow and steady.
We ate out at Outback last night---love to get their half sized ahi tuna--it is tiny slices of cold tuna over a small amount of Asian slaw=--had a side of steamed veggies---it is a place I really like to eat now that they have that item on the menu.
Tonight we play cards with BF;s, tomorrow our travel crazy friends having a 50th birthday party for her (the one from Netherlands), and Sunday night dinner out and the broadway play Something Rotten. Busy weekend ahead!
Sue, glad you dinner turned out well and they you had a nice visit with SO;s friend.