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bearcountrygg - Friday May 24, 2019
(Working on New Habits)
Weight: 0.0

Going out of town...just for an overnight...back to where we came from originally.......will be decorating graves.....having to mark one cemetary off the list this year because it is in what is now a very dangerous place to be....last year there were 4 gun shots while I was putting flowers on my brother and grandparents graves....pretty scary....so will never go back there again.....not only was the cemetary scary...but the route to it is just as dangerous.....It's hard to believe that it is where I grew up and D and I lived when we were first married.  Pontiac, Michigan is not a place to be anymore......but will be going to Clarkston and Imlay City....where our parents and other grandparents are buried.  I plan to do a little shopping possibly if I have time...I really miss the stores there. 

D and I went to look at 23 acres for sale up here last night....and I thought we were in the sticks here!!!!!  Oh my gosh!!!   No mail delivery, no garbage pick up.......we would have to get out and unlock 2 gates and reclose them every time we went anywhere.......2 track path......nope...won't be doing that.  It made pulling into our driveway at home look like the city...LOL...I think it gave me a new perspective on things.  Besides...we really do not need to be building another new house...we aren't kids anymore.

Still on the liquid fast and my pants are fitting looser..in fact I think the ones I was wearing yesterday need to end up in the donation bag. 

Most likely I will stop the liquid fast this afternoon........driving for several hours would probably be better on a regular diet anyway.....but I have really enjoyed the fast this time...it was beneficial and i have not had a difficult time with it at all.....and even yesterday while i was watching some youtube videos about restaurants .....even they didn't tempt me......I think I will make this a regular part of my eating habits.  Getting closer to goal gets harder and harder...but that really makes a difference.  Funny how actually easy it was to lose the big wt.......yet the last few the body just does not want to let go of with out doing something drastic...most likely it will want to keep coming back...and will probably be difficult to keep off....but I'm committed to getting rid of it anyway.

Just coffee and water this morning.....I don't think I will take the laptop with me this time.......and posting from the phone is a pain......most likely will be back on Sunday.


legcramps on 05/24/2019:
Enjoy your trip, be safe!

bearcountrygg on 05/24/2019:
Just doing this on the phone. So far so good. In the hotel now.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/24/2019:
I wonder if Pontiac michigan is where the pontiac cars were made?!

Nice job staying on your fast.

Def easier to lose the first time or lost the big amount. def harder as you get closer to goal!

I hate posting from the phone, toO!

I will also be going to visit a couple cemeteries over the weekend. maybe even the one of my own grandparents,since it is rather close.

bearcountrygg on 05/24/2019:
On phone so. Yes Pontiac Michigan is where pontiacs were made..... my dad worked for Pontiac motors for his entire career. Stayed on the liquid fast until about 3:00. Then had fast food while I drove. It’s still kind of just sitting there..... . 4 graves done and 4 more in the morning. Just relaxing now.....

Donkey on 05/25/2019:
That's kind of funny to read about your adventures out to "the sticks", because I too consider, from what you've described, your lifestyle to be in the country, with rustic charm (but indoor plumbing!). I don't know if I could do that. I feel that my life is already too monochromatic living in the sleepy suburbs. I'd love to have more friends of color and different persuasions.

BearCountryGG on 05/25/2019:
I.... thought we lived in the country...LOL....and we do...but now what I saw the other day was even more country...LOL...too much country for sure...and NOT doing that. D and I had always worked with a wide variety of people of color and nationality and we stay in contact with many of them......they have usually been comfortable coming to where ever we have lived ( we kept one of D's bosses 2 mules at our house for several years)He has since passed away but as a black man he did avoid certain areas but he always was comfortable and welcome at our house....One of my best friends in the world is a muslim female doctor...so we still get the opportunity to make friends of all diffferent cultures....and they are all welcome at our house...so i don't feel like I am missing anything by being in the country....often our friends come here to get away from the city life and just relax. The country is a slower pace.....after just getting home from 24 hours in the city I am probably happier to be here today than I ever have been....

bearcountrygg - Thursday May 23, 2019
(Working on New Habits)
Weight: 0.0

Day 3 of liquid diet and feeling fantastic........Pants are looser and it has probably been easier this time than any time in the past.........will most likely break the fast tomorrow....possibly saturday....will see.   Raining a ton today so will be an inside day.  Plenty to get done here so that is good.  Making D a crockpot stew today, need to get these cold weather foods in before it gets too hot for them. 

Maria7 on 05/23/2019:
Have been reading your daily posts altho I have not signed on DD for a few days. Happy that Samson has fit into your family so sweetly. He has a very good home with lots of love. The crockpot stew sounds good for a rainy day. Hope Y'all have a nice day today.

BearCountryGG on 05/23/2019:
He is a sweetheart...I don't know how we got so lucky. Stew is smelling good...hope D enjoys it....!!

Donkey on 05/23/2019:
Yesterday, I was so bloated- to the point where I had trouble functioning. So uncomfortable! Glad to hear you are in the opposite spot!

BearCountryGG on 05/23/2019:
I've had bloated days and they are miserable...and I'm sure they were caused by either what I was eating or the quantity ....for me it just seems to work that way. But yeah...no fun for sure.

horn_of_plenty on 05/23/2019:
Stew sounds soooo wonderful :) if i were home more, i think i'd love sipping on soup.

BearCountryGG on 05/23/2019:
He liked it. Soup is appealing to me a lot lately.....

bearcountrygg - Wednesday May 22, 2019
(Working on New Habits)
Weight: 0.0

Again...no appetite...so just listening to that and drinking coffee......( did have a muscle milk later last night that I didn't put on yesterdays because I didn't want to bring a previous day up to  the top here.....)....I do have a few errands to run today so will be leaving in a bit.  Definately not eating by the clock is energizing for me........looking back now I have off and on in the past just eaten because it was time too......and that is really not necessary for me...I actually feel better and have more energy when I only eat when hungry.  I do remember my Dad at times also just eating once a day...and it also energized him.....Especially in the last few years......eating just made me tired........lessons here for me.....I run on empty a lot better than i run on full. 

Did the errands locally ...4 stops........and back at home

Lunch will be soup and apple mango juice for me......had my first cola in  a long time...and enjoyed that...but don't want to start that habit up again.  I decided that I'm so into liquids for the last day and a half...that this would be a good time to do a liquid fast for a few days...I'm feeling so good right now...and I like the light feeling of liquid fasts........I've done them many times before and they usually mean a good loss.......so I will take advantage of this......and I just love the lightness of them......so this afternoon I had jello and hot chocolate......more for the calories than anything......still need to keep the cals going or metabolism drops.  Continuing with the water too.  Planning on continuing tomorrow too........will see after that...I usually go for about 4 to 5 days.


horn_of_plenty on 05/23/2019:
it's always nice to spend the day out, doing errands. burns a lot of calories rather than sitting around ;)

bearcountrygg - Tuesday May 21, 2019
(Working on New Habits)
Weight: 0.0

Looks like it will be a nice day.........enough to keep me busy and active.  Not at all hungry so just coffee with almond milk so far.  Clothes fitting better again so that is nice. 

Sampson is fitting in very nicely here...he is my dream cat........I would love to know who had him first because he knows his name and comes when i call him......he knows the word NO...as in ( get off the table or cupboard)...I won't let him up there willingly but my guess is his last people did...so we are working on that......he knows "good boy"...and he seems to know when we are talking about him...he is very vocal and carries on a conversation ( I don't know what we are talking about...but....)....he is a sweetheart. He has taken to the scratching post well so that was the main issue...I can see that he wants to learn......not nearly as aloof as all of our past cats...he really wants to be good......Even D who is really a dog person...says he is the best cat he has ever seen and that is saying alot.  I don't know how I got so lucky.

Basically ended up eating 2 meals yesterday, a light breakfast and a normal noon meal and then just water for the rest of the day..( also a cup of hot chocolate).....definately very used to less food....and I feel better with small servings...so it feels like I'm in the old groove that i was in for so many years..........No need to get on the scales or count anything.....it's just happening naturally again and that feels great....I have always believed if I left things to nature it would all work out and it is.........Eating what I want and only when hungry is my best possible way to live....satisfaction is high and cravings are basically non existant that way.

Putting online shopping in the past and I feel at peace with that..........thankful that the bank stopped the perp that tried to charge 3 things in about 2 minutes.........They know who they are, they were paying their own late bills so they were stupid along with their lawlessness.......Walmart needs to be a lot more careful who they allow to sell online on their site.............As always...I'm taking this as a sign that i need to handle aquiring things differently....lesson learned......and it will force us to save more, use up what we have and preplan for shopping trips instead of just buying aimlessly........it turns out it was a good thing...lesson learned.

I just know for myself....the lessons are out there...when they need to be learned......they will be put before me.....and I will learn rhem or not...if not...they will be put before me again later.  There is a lot of peace in that knowlege.

Chilly enough for beef soup for lunch with snapple and pomegranate powder added.  Phone ringing all morning...sister in law in intensive care with sepsis.......son just wanting to chat 3 times.........got basically nothing done but that's okay.....

Had another cup of coffee with almond milk....not really interested in eating today....and I feel great .  It has turned into a total phone day......and sitting around.....Thinking that this is perfect soup weather arounnd here right now.....need to think about using some up tomorrow and the rest of the week...sure won't want that in the summer......good time to use it. 



horn_of_plenty on 05/21/2019:
awwww Sampson sounds delightful!!!! how adorable!

they also say it with exercise and recovery that listening to your body is the best way.

i would just die if i couldn't shop online!

enjoy your lunch, what a great idea to add that tasty powder.

i'm sorry to hear of your sister in law. i will say a prayer for her.

BearCountryGG on 05/21/2019:
I loved shopping online ...it was so easy...but it is easy to get out of hand for me too.....I will miss it but it will also work as a money saver. That pomegranate powder punched the flavor up even more......Sister in law is 55 and was healthy....it all started because she was itching her exzema.....now she is fighting for her life...hard for all of us to believe....and it all happened in just hours....by the time she reached the hospital she was struggling to breathe and her blood pressure had dropped. Went right into surgery and now has a soft ball sized open wound on her leg.....shocking how fast things can develop. Thank you for the prayers....

Donkey on 05/21/2019:
Good for you for cutting out the online spending!

BearCountryGG on 05/22/2019:
It will be a money saver for sure...I swear....online shopping is an addiction too.

bearcountrygg - Monday May 20, 2019
(Working on New Habits)
Weight: 0.0

Up and waiting for the guys to come and work on the barn roof...so far...no show.......( and they said they may get here at 7:30...hummmm.....Woke up to 3 warnings from the bank that someone had used our credit card and it was declined 3 times yesterday.........called bank....and the total was almost $700........cancelled that card...that is what I get for shopping on Amazon again...and ebay ( paypal)...been there and had the same problem before........I had just gotten so that I was comfortable using the card online again.....back to in person shopping only......booked a hotel rm by phone today.......so lucky that the bank stopped them ( charges to AT&T bill, Comcast Bill and a theatre)....if this keeps up we will be paying in cash more and more.   On top of that the freezer door came open apparently yesterday and now it looks like a snow storm hit in there.......good reason not to shop...and to use up the contents of that snowy freezer now....goodbye to schwans once again too.

coffee and strawberry yogurt

Donkey on 05/20/2019:
Have you protected your WiFi with a password yet? You seem to get hit with an awful lot of online fraud.

BearCountryGG on 05/20/2019:
Yes...it's protected....it appears to be a seller through amazon again....we were staying away from amazon but this particular seller sent our purchase somewhere else and in hind sight...they have almost all 1 out of 5 stars.....and have a history of this.....no more amazon for us.

BearCountryGG on 05/20/2019:
I thnk we are running into this because we are shopping online for basically everything.....and the local store is awful....but we have decided that it is just time to drive to the nearest shopping area which is over an hour away....and call it good....probably once a month and make do with what we have the rest of the time.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/20/2019:
you have very VERY bad luck with the fraud!

BearCountryGG on 05/20/2019:
Luckily the bank catches them before they actually get the money...all 3 things were done within a couple of minutes....they stopped them.

bearcountrygg - Sunday May 19, 2019
(Working on New Habits)
Weight: 0.0

Up at about 5:30 or so....coffee,  the news, looked over a new magazine that came yesterday.......read an article about lyme disease and it occurred to me that it will be a year since my tick bite......I cannot believe how fast time is going.  No lyme for me but definately a bacterial issue with a little irritation and itching on the spot...where there is a small scar...the general consensus is that they do inject some bacteria that is just going to be an irritant...I have heard of people having that surrounding area cut out because of it....I won't do that though. 

Bath and dressed in clothes that make me feel chilly so that I get plenty done.

Laundry going...currently washing my rolling luggage in the washer....this could go good or very bad.....ready for whatever happens as long as it doesn't damage the washer.....

Moving things around today.......last of the exercise equipment goes to the basement....and will make a serviceable exercise area there that is a little more inviting and enticing.  Also fixing up a table area there for my crafts and other things....I still have some stained glass supplies and scrapbooking things that I would like to get back too.......moving around had meant that those things had to be stored away.  Time to get them back out.......Raining now so no outside work today.

Breakfast was hearty.....toasted bagel, butter, peanut butter, banana, grapes......hearing really good things about bananas...used to be really allergic to them ( mouth blisters on contact)....but that is no longer a problem and I am glad about that.

Luggage came out of the washer beautifully...wish I had known that before.....

Just put dinner in the oven, chicken noodle casserole with peas...will seerve with coleslaw.......already had a Built bar as a snack...having a hungry day...but that is ok because yesterday wasn't.....things do have a way with working out over time I guess...my guess is tomorrow will be light eating.

The built bars are interesting........I was wondering about the soft chewy filling and was questioning what it was made from..........according to the box...whatever it is, it's made with gelatine.....that explains a lot......these things are very low cal...and very much a candy bar...yet contain protein........they do take away a sweet craving......but I doubt if I will ever order them again....they can be a trigger for sure.....They all look alike...different flavors that are very light/slight.......definately interesting and delicious...but probably not a good thing to get too hooked on.



Horn_of_plenty on 05/19/2019:
Wow, washing your rolling luggage huh!? i guess there's a removable inside fabric part. :)

I have vacuumed the inside part of my own luggage, i don't know, it got sandy :) I also have bought small oil scents that i have left in there to diffuse the luggage. someone who was a smoker gave it to me - and i had to work to get that horrible smell out. these oil pods worked great.

my father uses the basement for laundry and also exercise equipment. it's nice bc here's high windows that he could probably open for ventilation if he wanted to.

bananas are high sugar, but offer lots of goodness too. they are so great for digestion when you are bloated they calm things down, they are also great for people who exercise. i used to be so fearful of them, now i reach for them especially when i'm sore and know that their nutrition will be helpful.

BearCountryGG on 05/19/2019:
Nope...no removeable parts...just stuck it all in there and is was getting a good cleaning the last time I looked...hope it comes out okay....It will be needed for an overnight trip on friday...but if it's ruined I can just use some other bag. It's black and I just wasn't convinced I would be happy with spot cleaning.....it's been all over the place and can be replaced if necessary...so far...so good....LOL...I do love bananas...but they can slow my wt loss....but it's worth it.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/20/2019:
What setting did you use to wash? delicates?

BearCountryGG on 05/20/2019:
Nope...Hot and regular....worked amazingly!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/20/2019:
I don't think i've tried the built bars yet, but i have a few new bars i have ordered that i am REALLY happy with. new brands that use better ingredients. all keto or higher fat / protein for a nice snack at work or home that hits the spot.

BearCountryGG on 05/20/2019:
Probably best to stick with those...these are too candy bar like.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/20/2019:
When i eat bananas, they are either with some kinda light drink during exercise or after....or, i have started to occasionally have it after my lunch at work as my carb. when you eat them after the meal, the sugars, it supposedly doesn't cause as big a spike in blood sugars. anyways, i wanted to write more about bananas.

BearCountryGG on 05/20/2019:
Good souce of potassium...and all kinds of great affects on the body......I feel good when I eat them now...not like the old allergic days where the skin in my mouth blistered immediatly....nice to have that finally stop...I went years before trying them again...but it was worth it.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/20/2019:
oh, and are you air drying the luggage?

BearCountryGG on 05/20/2019:
Yes....it is nylon so I just let the air get to all pockets and the main interior area and it dried over night...looks like new...amazing!!

bearcountrygg - Saturday May 18, 2019
(Working on New Habits)
Weight: 0.0

I recently realized something that kind of boggles my mind....This winter I had purchased 3 heavy fluffy fleece type tops because I get cold in the winter..( D as well as the doctor says to keep the house temp 68 degrees year around with a window cracked open)......i get cold year around at that temp...plus I'm Hypothyroid which makes me cold too....so these three warm heavy tops were so comfy this winter...but I also notice that when I'm wearing them I just want to snuggle up and watch tv or read.......I don't really want to move around..........then I realized that if I wore short sleeved tops...i moved around a lot more because apparently my body was trying to create warmth itself...so a lot more gets done........that also burns calories.  I was a child of the 50's where we HAD to wear dresses to school....which basically also required dressier shoes......we froze in the winter...little cotton dresses and black patent leather shoes aren't very warm in the winter.  We were allowed to put some pants on for the walk to school and during recess...but they came off when our coats came off......we had rubber boots that you wear your shoes in...not warm...but waterproof....We were cold and we lived with it....funny how over the next many years I kept that style of dressing...I wore sleeveless tops in the winter.....I had a sweater that I put on as needed...but basically...I continued to dress that way for the first 40 years of my life........and I stayed thin......And through those years I also had a very limited wardrobe...I wore what I had and never considered adding to it unless totally necessary.....Then....suddenly I started shopping for fun from a discount store that carried designer clothes at a steep discount and my wardrobe suddenly grew and grew...I bought warm clothes and bought and bought....and I started gaining weight........I got sedentary....started drinking diet and regular pop....got even more sedentary.....ate more, sat more, drank pop more, was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, ...lost wt, gained it back, and since then i have fought the wt...on and off and on and off....what changed?  I had spent my first 40 years wearing basically the same clothes year around in 4 season Michigan.....I was moving to stay warm, I was burning calories...I was healthier...yes...when I was thin I did have PCOS, asthma, allergies and the after affects of a heart attack during surgery for the PCOS....but I kept busy and stayed thin......it was when I started wearing warm snuggly clothes during the winter that i started putting the weight on...is it a coicidence?  I have to wonder........Today no matter how cold I get...I'm wearing short sleeves..........as a test.


Edit...WOW...what a difference, short sleeves for me from now on...no matter the weather.....staying warm or over warm just makes me lazy and sleepy...being cool to chilly is energizing.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/19/2019:
well, i also wear a fleece top around my apt, most of the year when i'm indoors!

BearCountryGG on 05/19/2019:
Makes me sleepy and lazy.....real wake up call for me.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/19/2019:
at work, i also have to wear a fleece bc i am just freezing sitting there...if i were up and moving, i wouldn't need it as much - that's true!

bearcountrygg - Friday May 17, 2019
(Working on New Habits)
Weight: 0.0

Lots to keep busy with today.....seems like there is no reason why not to literally work around here every day for at least 8 hours.......I loved having a job yet when i retired I stopped keeping busy all day.....and now I wonder why................this place provides plenty of things to do.  While activity really in the long run actually burns few calories it does help keep me from being sedentary, and it does provide ways to keep limber............it also keeps me from eating other than planned meals.  I guess when I retired i decided to just sit down and try to enjoy a life of leisure since I was no longer punching a time clock........but looking back now I can see that i was happier staying busy.........I have always believed that home needs to be run like a business because basically that is what it is.......and it allowed us to have a nice comfortable retirement........but the business should not have stopped because of retirement...it should have just become easier to run......Since I have taken the emphasis off of dieting and put it on staying busy clothes are getting looser again.........and i am feeling better in general.  Still avoiding the scales although I did get new batteries and it is ready in case I want to check on it....but I'm better not doing that.  I guess the main thing for myself...is that I will self regulate without thinking about it as long as I don't dwell on a diet or weigh ins or calories..........the non diet diet...what a novel idea for me...but it makes sense. 

Getting a lot done, large equipment delivery today, a walk behind brushhog so that D doesn't have to wrestle the big one onto the tractor.....sold the big one...YEAH.......got rid of some ladders last night too.....still some unneeded tools and equipment here to get rid of...but making it all easier for D will be a lot better.  This place will be as old age friendly as we can make it soon.  Neighbors are doing the same thing at their houses right now too.......nifty little community we have going on here right now.  We really all understand each other and why we are living so remotely.  It is a nice life here.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/17/2019:
i'll write more later, but, you keeping up with activity during the day is definitely a GREAT thing :) it DOES burn more calories than you'd think and you are also using your mind to do these tasks. it's great.

BearCountryGG on 05/17/2019:
The day really goes by fast too.....just getting things done does good things for my attitude too.

legcramps on 05/17/2019:
Very good idea to makes things easier for you both; the less you have to stress about getting in or out of the way, the easier it will be to finish the things you need to do on a daily basis and just live a lot healthier mentally! Have a great day!

BearCountryGG on 05/17/2019:
Yes...So true!

bearcountrygg - Thursday May 16, 2019
(Working on New Habits)
Weight: 0.0

Up a little after 6 and not hungry...so starting with coffee and waiting for hunger to hit.  I think today will be a bedroom declutter.....too many odds and ends have made their way there and they just aren't working....I had thought that keeping the exercise equipment in there would make it more of an incentive to use...but now I believe the opposite...any equipment in there is going to the basement.........i need to spot clean the rolling luggage...and just generally declutter...not starting closets or drawers though...that will be for another day...will also dust and vaccum in there......would also be nice to declutter the master bath if I have the energy....yesterday I was so lazy AND UNMOTIVATED...today I want to get things accomplished......funny how that mood changes so often.   Also remembered i had put bulk chicken and ground beef in the fridge 2 days ago...and forgot to package them...UGH...HAS to be done today or I will lose them all together.  Definately feeling the need to load up my cars backseat again for the thrift shop.....the older I get ( and it's happening way too fast)....the less I want to have to dust and push around.......and deal with........after yesterdays rather unhealthy meals I am definately wanting something a bit better today......I do seem to balance myself out like that...including with cals........I really do think I would benefit just listening to myself more instead of trying to follow a "program"........I really do self regulate all across the board...why did I ever think I needed to have to follow a "diet"...or a book.....?  I really just need to listen to my body....it worked just fine for 40 years....until I fell into that trap.................

Not hungry...had coffee...not eating until the need arises......getting that room fixed up now.

Making good headway on the master Bd rm......had a quick breakfast when I felt the hunger........so far the desk is cleared off......and organized...bed made, some others things neatened up........things just seem to end up there......need to start taking things directly to the basement......new habit to be started today!!

Chicken in the oven and starting to smell good.  Roasting more potatoes...so easy, the tiny yellow ones are so clean all I have to do is wash them off, add a little olive oil and seasonings and roast until done........way easy.  Haven't decided about what veggie yet.....

horn_of_plenty on 05/16/2019:

i also balance cals. some days more, some days less is my approach also.

you remind me: i'm roasting or cooking, haven't decided yet!, my potatoes tonight! and freezing some for future meals! I may just steam them, so i can roast them another time, just wanna get them cooked this weekend!

BearCountryGG on 05/16/2019:
I do like a clean house.....and maybe more importantly when i'm cleaning I'm not eating...LOL...it is so nice to have foods ready to go...potatoes are a good source of potassium!!!

bearcountrygg - Wednesday May 15, 2019
(Working on New Habits)
Weight: 0.0

Yesterday was busy...and got a lot done that had kind of been hanging over my head......today the septic gets pumped..."LOVELY".....but a country necessity..Got up at 5:30 and made biscuits and sausage gravy for breakfast........D is working outside all day so he needed something hearty to stick with him......I couldn't resist too.....it has been a very long time since I made that.  BUT...it made me sleepy and I went back to bed again.....something for me to remember........but at 10...I'm still full... so snacking averted.  Bath done now and time to get busy around here.........simple lunch of hot dogs, a veg and chips because people will be coming and going around here all day so it has to be quick and easy....D is selling a flat bed trailer and that guy may come to pick it up today....also MR Sampson seems to like scratching the walls....UGH...so we are trying different scratching posts....I am amazed at catnip spray.....that stuff is great....tall scratching post to arrive anyday now.........his dishes got delivered to someone else in another town the other day ........I think we are spending more money on Mr Sampson than we did babies...LOL.....

After spending a couple of days very busy...i would love to just sit down and veg today...I can see age creeping in and slowing me down more and more......just doing some easy things today...........need to book a hotel for the 24th....need to balance bank books, need to gather trash to take to the rd.....need to download some things to my card.....probably another nap....UGH

Maria7 on 05/15/2019:
I know all about the septic tank being pumped. Like you say, a necessity when live out in the country. Glad that Mr. Sampson is getting settled in good. Funny about the money part...I am learning that animals are an ongoing cost that is always more than anticipated before getting them...we have chickens, too and pay more to have them than if we simply bought eggs at a store, ha. But happy we have them as well as our boys (cats). Have a good evening.

BearCountryGG on 05/15/2019:
Pets are worth it..Sampson keeps things hopping around here...we are glad we got him.......our youngest son has had chickens and he says the same things as you...buying eggs would be cheaper but they like their chickens...

Horn_of_plenty on 05/15/2019:
awwwww so cute you are spoiling your kitty ;)

napping sounds so so so wonderful!

there are many times when i yearn for more time off work because the schedule just wears me out so much when i try to fit in other things. really, the change to a public transportation commute from previous driving has been GOOD but it also takes more of my day up...but, i prefer it.

like you, lately i just want naps and more naps. should be another great weekend for sleeping though, especially with being able to sleep in a little bit come Friday with the day off! :)

sleep is good for you - i have a "Great Aunt" or something in my family. she's around 88 and still owns an art gallery. she takes naps there during the day each day usually after lunch.she has an assistant that can help customers and she just sneaks away upstairs and takes a nap. she looks absoutely amazing at 88, more like she is 75.

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