Monday, October 17, 2011

Giving it up

I woke up this morning thinking it was afternoon and Tom had left for work, which put me in a panic as Zach and I had errands to run.  Only to discover that a 1 was hidden on my clock, making it 11:28 instead of 1:28.  And Tom had gone to put gas in the truck (which I had done yesterday but he didn't know that) so it wasn't as dire as I thought it was.

We ended up not running all the errands though because I forgot the paperwork to clear the title on the car.  That's the third time I've forgotten everything.  Instead we hit the library, which was a feat in itself as the parking lot entrance is being torn up so you have to walk all the way around to the front on a very narrow road to get in.  They are providing roadside service for disabled patrons.  As inconvenient as it was, I do love this library and the people there.  I got all my books and then some and headed back to the car.

Next was the credit union so Zach could deposit his birthday money (yesterday was the big 23) and his loan money so he can send his payment off tomorrow.  Then to the store where I bought a new phone because we're down to one that works and it's in the dining room where I trip over everything in the night when it rings.  Or in the morning.  I don't think it rings at all when I'm awake.  I've been putting it off for ages but I decided to get it over with before they went up in price. 

Mostly, though, we just got healthy foods.  We're going to give up beef and switch to turkey, fish and chicken.  And eat less of it all, focusing more on veg and grains.  But I'm not going to diet because I always binge when I do that and end up gaining even more weight.  Just like this past summer when I gained.  I'm not sure how much because I refuse to get on the scale and put myself under that pressure, but we're going to focus on health and being able to be more active than how much we weight.

So we didn't make it to the library here in our bitty town so Zach can sign up to volunteer and we didn't make it to the DMV so we'll do that on Thursday so I've got a couple of days at home to work on winterizing and getting the garden ready for winter.  And laundry.  And cooking.

And hopefully I'll start putting pictures up on my blog again.  I'm giving up my Sims game on facebook because it's sucking the life out of me.  It slows the computer down to a crawl and takes up so much time.  When the game gets to be a burden instead of a joy, it's time to quit.  Plus there are so many books to read and so many projects to be done, including art, knitting and spinning.  I really need to dye my singles and get my fleece ready to spin.  And the enjoyment factor out of those projects are much more than playing a computer game.

But for now I've got supper to fix and a hot shower for my achy joints and muscles and then bed...early.  With knitting and reading to follow.


1 comment:

knittingdragonflies said...

I'm with you on the facebook thing. I just had to give my games up cold turkey, it was as bad as when I stopped smoking, LOL. But it was such a big time suck, I tend to get so obsessed with games.
Now I have time to read blogs, and keep up with things. LOL
Hey, if I don't write it down I forget it. Nice to know I'm not the only one loosing everything but my head.
Take care