Friday, June 3, 2011

Life goes on...

Ahh, does go on.  Blogging seems to get put on the back burner if I don't have anything that I think is extremely interesting.  Why should that be?  Everyday life is interesting. The fact that we wake up every morning to greet another day is interesting.  Who is to say that me mentioning all my crazy ailments isn't interesting?

In the past few weeks, I have turned my ankle and had to baby it for an entire...evening.  My habit of sitting in a folding chair outside while supervising DH's many chores, afforded me a lovely spider bite that didn't abate until I finally found the Benadryl several days later.  It even blistered at the bite sight (rhyme time) and I had to repeatedly "doctor" it to get it to heal.  Shucks, I still have a scab from that.  And I closed the refrigerator door on said injury the other night and that hurt like crazy and now I have a huge bruise on my inside left forearm from....wait for it....pinching my own arm, while sleeping in a tight ball with my arm trapped between my still somewhat plump knees. Ahh, the joys of growing older.  I always have bruised easily and I don't think that will be changing.

And so it goes here in my corner of the world.  I am still working out 5-6 days a week and am keeping my calories between 1200-1400.  I'm weighing in at 175 and all my size 18 jeans are finally too big.  Needless to say my current swimsuit is too large, so I went to the mall (even though there was a stabbing there the previous day) and got a mix and match type suit.  Full coverage bottom with a kicky little skirt combined with a nice Delta Burke top.  I will still be in big girl sizes for a while yet, so I just better deal with that.  The pool at our fitness center does not have a deep end, so we will be checking out the city pool on the other side of town.  Hopefully the kiddies will stay in the shallow end and now that I can swim and have fun in the deep end, I will be doing just that. I will be keeping plenty of SPF 30 or higher in reach. Look up lily white in the dictionary, and you will see my picture.

I'm still having fun with polymer clay and am currently trying to decide if the July Birthday Girl will be getting her usual object d'art, or something fun from one of the many online stores that I am so fond of checking out.  Oh, well..I do still have several weeks.

Hubby and I have a commencement to attend in the morning at eleven.  The daughter of one of our friends is valedictorian of her class.  I'm interested to see what she will be saying.  Graduation speeches are probably a bit different than they were in 1971.  I doubt if she will advise her friends to "keep on truckin" and hopefully she won't fall off her massive platforms that match her white mini dress.  But who knows?

Well, that's it for me for now.  Hope everyone is having a great week.  Take care and keep those cards and letters comin'.


Crafty Gal Linda said...

I love your updates! Congrats on your incredible shrinking body. WOOT! Have fun at the graduation ceremony. I doubt you will see any rainbow platforms (I remember a teen neighbor when I was about 9 or 10 zipping around in those babies) but I'm sure you will see some interesting attire!

Peri said...

It is beginning to sound as though you have reached the age of "O Darn it!" where you hurt yourself all the time just by being older than 50!
Glad the clothes no longer fit --that means new clothes and that is always fun!
If you were going to be attending the graduation in Southern California, you would indeed see the platforms only they would be high-heeled versions so it looks like the girl is walking on a really steep hillside made of cork! Does that mean the 70's are back???
Help. I didn't care for the 70's in the 70's!
Congrats on maintaining the weight!

Lesley Chandler said...

It's inspiring to me that you are pushing forward and working out and all and seeing results. Ah, yes getting older, I find that I am having to work at it too. I have gained so much weight in the last few years. I started trying to eat better last week. Now I need to incorporate some exercise-but it is so hot outside. My favorite exercise is walking. Guess I need to get up early!