Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Tuesday but it's Monday for me...

Took two buckets of cleaning stuff, a mop, paper towels, a gallon of Simple Green and a vacuum cleaner bag and spent 4 hours cleaning yesterday (not counting my travel time). I stopped by my sister's as I was leaving and she was on the phone with Dottie discussing how neither of them could imagine calling my Dad to come clean their house...lol!

Since it was the 1st and I did get my retirement check (thank you very much, GM!) I was supposed to make the shopping run yesterday, but didn't. I'm off in a few minutes to do that and if I'm lucky get my flu shot (finally)!

Bill coming home to surprise everyone for Thanksgiving was a treat, even though I ended being the one to pick him up at the airport with Laura because her car was "down". It also brought to light that she has been accepted at American University for her Master's program and will be moving to D.C. with him at Christmas. Yesterday came about because she is in finals right now, and trying to sublet their apartment so they don't have to break their lease.

So, except for possibly shampooing the carpet after their stuff is out, the apartment is essentially clean; time I wouldn't want to give up at Christmas!

I'm finally down one size, (about 30 pounds and at least 4 inches) after all these months, though I'm still not getting the time in my dungeon I planned or hoped for.
When I retired I never dreamed that there wouldn't be enough hours in the day! I had planned for those numbers to be at least double that!

Thanks to all who have left such wonderful comments while I've been "riding the whirlwind" and hopefully after CVS, GNC, the Chevy dealer's, Costco, Sam's and Wal-Mart I'll find time to visit a few of you before I start dinner...

Missing each of you very much...may the week be kind!

alan

8 comments:

zilla said...

Mmmmm...Simple Green is my absolute favorite fragrance! I sometimes still use it for general cleaning, but it tends to get stolen whenever I have it on hand, so I use my second favorite more often than not, which is something I buy at the natural foods co-op called Naturally Clean Kitchen.

30 pounds and 4 inches tells me you can afford to save the dungeon for your less busy days. You're getting great work-outs while you're being so helpful to your family!

ryssee said...

Wow are you busy lately!
Congrats on the weight loss. 30 lbs is fantastic!

LucyTolliday said...

Congrats on your loss weight wise.

Sassy said...

Got my flu shot last week.

Now if I could just lose some pounds. :p

Ian said...

Hi Alan,

I have gone down 3 belt notches since I first mentioned diet, probably about 20 pounds or so? I will explain to you later the secret , suffice to say I do not recommend it :-)

mrsmadrigal said...

Your family is so lucky to have you.

And congratulations on the weight loss.

nerdgirlsspace said...

Im so amazed at your weight loss progress. incredible.....

nerdgirlsspace said...

Im so amazed at your weight loss progress. incredible.....