Damage Control

rmrmr

Cathlete
I'm on PTO this week. We have our condo but DH didn't take the time off work and I didn't want to go by myself. We've been unpacking and decluttering. We put together 3 bar stools for the kitchen island today. Our new bedroom furniture and and corner piece for the sectional are going to be delivered on Oct. 6th. I ordered a custom kitchen table and it will not get here until early December.

I started back working out yesterday. Yesterday was a heavy leg wkout and today was Upper Body and cardio circuit. I haven't been very consistent with my workouts. My work schedule sometimes get in the way. I feel like I should just get up earlier and get it done before I start work. Oh, I got a squat rack and bench for my birthday. I need to clean the cement in my workout room and see if it needs sealed or not. There is a lot of powder on the floor and it gets on my stability balls, weighted balls etc. I want to get that taken care of this week and have DS1 put together my squat rack. Tonight DS1 and walked around the neighborhood. I'm looking for landscaping ideas by looking at other corner lots. I think we are done spending money for awhile. We have until end of May or June next year and it's too late in the year anyway.

Just do what ever you like. I'm just trying to keep moving. I'm definitely slowing down though. This aging thing really sucks. Enjoy the fall colors!!
 

rmrmr

Cathlete
We've been getting a lot done in the house. Finally our furniture is scheduled to be delivered on Oct. 6th. We will be so happy to have bed to sleep in and not be on the floor. I've also worked out everyday M-F. It's easy to do when I'm off work.

How has your week been going?
 

Beth-B-Fit

Cathlete
I know-work cuts into all my free time, too! You are so fortunate to have a squat rack. STS Meso 3 will be awesome to do with it. Glad you had some time off to get organized and get your house more in order.

Things here are quiet-not complaining about that though-the older I get the less drama I want. Work has been challenging because believe it or not we are down 4 nurses and a lab person in my office. I never expected to see that in a doctor's office. So, everybody else has to pick up all the slack. The patient's suffer because of this. There are too many phone calls, e-mails, prior authorizations, and patients to actually see to be able to get it all done. It's painful to see. I don't know how much longer I'm going to stay in nursing. It's been nearly 12 years and I feel like I want to maybe start working part time.

My dad is done three weeks of his radiation as of yesterday! I'm making him soup today. He's having a real hard time swallowing at this point.

We're driving over to the Sheetz (12 miles away) for gas this weekend. That's my big outing! I try to stay unmasked all weekend.

Off to watch soccer, make soup, do my laundry, etc. Have a great weekend!
Beth
 

rmrmr

Cathlete
Wow, that is a huge nurse shortage for a Dr. Office. What else would you like to do, if not nursing? It is a very stressful career. My niece is still enjoying it, but she's just getting started. She really likes only having to work 3 days/week. I'm not sure I could hang with the 12 hour shifts. That must be brutal. Even a Dr. office, it may be less time, but constantly on your feet and moving all day.

Our bedframe and corner piece for the sectional arrived yesterday. No more sleeping on the floor! I think the living room window coverings may be ready next week, fingers crossed. Hopefully the bedroom window coverings will be here by end of the month. The house is finally coming together. It is taking forever though. The kitchen table won't get here until late Nov to mid Dec., and then we will still have to get chairs. I ordered the table online and don't want to get the chairs until the table arrives and we can match the color.

bbl
 

Beth-B-Fit

Cathlete
Not much happening here. I'm working Sunday for 4 hours at the Walk In Clinic and then have a 12 hour shift on Thursday. On the opposite end of that I am off next Friday so will have a 3 day weekend!

Still walking a lot and enjoying the last warm days. Making soups every weekend for my dad. Today's is clam chowder. He's lost 10 pounds so far-harder and harder to swallow. On Friday I'll take him to his appointment-at least I get to go with him once! After that he'll only have one week left.

So, really, not a whole lot going on!

Beth
 

rmrmr

Cathlete
I'm in an online training class 4 hrs per day this week. My brain is on overload and my company is pushing getting these certifications. It's so stressful. I did get in a workout Wednesday through Monday. Nothing yesterday or today. We have a cold front coming in and it's windy and cold today. It's been pretty nice thus far so I can't complain. I bought a new workout TV today to replace the one that was broken in the move. I think DS1 and I are going to set my workout room back up since the floor is dry now. I'm hoping he will put together the squat rack too. I just need to get a longer bar for it. I'm also thinking of getting a bike trainer so I can use my road bike as a spin bike. I just don't feel comfortable riding on the streets anymore.

It's getting to be soup weather here too. I may pull out the autumn fresh start recipes. I think those have some nice soups in them.

Glad to hear your dad's treatment is almost over. I hope he makes a full recovery. I can't imagine how stressful that must be. I'm hosting Thanksgiving this year (my first time ever). There too many people at my SIL's and my MIL won't go over there with so many people. The girls will be here too. There will just be 8 of us and that's just fine with me. Will your DS2 be coming home for Thanksgiving or Christmas this year? Is he still liking his job and liking California?

ttyl
 

Beth-B-Fit

Cathlete
DH isn't sure he wants to have Thanksgiving! We still might and it there would be 7 of us here. DS2 probably shouldn't fly until there's a vaccine. He still likes Cali. He's putting his application out now. He has some master plan of how long he wants to stay in jobs and feels like he's ready for the next step. He has a new girlfriend, so we haven't heard much from him.

Covid is really ramping up here. Our county is now in the orange. It's getting scary going to work. Friday I finally had a day off. We got our affairs in order with our lawyer which was one of my goals this year. I was also able to take my dad to his treatment and spend a little one on one with just him-so nice!

I'm making butternut squash soup today. Still walking and doing lower body weights. I pulled my trap muscle and am letting it heal before doing any upper body for a while. It's hard to sleep, so I know I better rest it.

Hope you're having a good weekend!

Beth
 

rmrmr

Cathlete
I'm not sure if seen on the news, our state is on fire. We have so many fires burning, and we are between 3 of them. Saturday we had yellow air quality. The smell of smoke was so strong and the ash covering the cars was horrible. We had 2 new fires start this past weekend. We desperately need some rain.

Some of our counties are seeing an increase in Covid cases too. The county mayors are limiting the number of folks allowed to gather to 5, down from 10. Wear masks inside and out. I don't wear a mask outside. I'm by myself when I walk and social distance if someone is near. We need to get a handle on this.

My weight has been pretty stable and I'm going to go back to the Galveston diet. It's a higher fat type diet-not keto though. It's high in anti-inflammatory foods, lots of nuts and seeds, fresh vegetables and fruits and limited meat. I'm continuing with thewkout app and throwing in Cathe on occasion.

Did you see there is going to be a virtual road trip? Sounds like it will be 11/13-14, or 11/20-21. It sounds like a lot of fun, but not sure I'm willing to pay for it since we can't be in person. I'm thinking about it though.

Our window coverings are being installed tomorrow in the family room and the master bedroom patio door. The rest of the master bedroom should be installed the last week of Oct or 1st week of November. The security cameras are being installed on Wednesday and on Thursday the new home warranty rep will be here to go over our list and get everything scheduled. Finally, things are coming together.

Your soup sounds delicious. I need to revisit my soup recipes. Glad you got some one on one time with your Dad. Cherish every moment. I'm ready for this pandemic to be over too. I can't imagine working in health care. Hope your trap heals quickly.

ttyl
 

Our Newsletter

Get awesome content delivered straight to your inbox.

Top