The big news is I continue to drop the lbs.
I'm down 28.8 lbs. since getting home from the hospital on April 5th.
Counting the 18 lbs. I took off the 4 days I was IN the hospital, that makes a weight(and water) loss of 46.8 lbs.
I don't care for blogs that go on and on about diets and dieting and loosing(or gaining) weight, they bore me to tears and I rather think MY weight journey is boring all of you as well, so I won't be making this sort of post a regular thing.
But I could use some "atta girls" and encouragement now and again, so you may see a desperate plea for High Fives now and again. ;-)
Perhaps I'll make a tab on the blog and I can post all the "Downsizing of Sluggy" reads there so those who are yawning even now at this mention of weight loss don't have to suffer through another one, but those who can't get enough of me(hehehe)can stay updated when there is less of me to love.
The big job this weekend was going through the stockpile and cleaning up the garage. No matter how much I organize out there and try to keep it picked up, the other humans living here like to leave their stuff everywhere and trash my system. It's my lot in life......at least until they all leave home. lol
So it started out as just going through the stockpile to get rid of everything I can no longer eat. We did keep a little for the other people who live here since they can still eat it and they like it.
Things I no longer eat from my stockpile, due to the sodium content, that we either eliminated totally or just kept a few of are.....
*Knorr's Rice and/or Noodle Sides
*boxed Mac & Cheese
*packaged Taco Seasoning
*Lipton dry Soup Mix
*Seasoned Bread Crumbs
*various canned Veggies
*As well as boxes of Cereal past their use by date(the kids never ate them) 8-(
I was going to throw out the Stove Top Stuffing but if I don't use the flavor packet(and make up my own spices/seasonings from scratch), I can still use the bread cubes.
We kept all the A-1 Steak Sauce too since #2 Son prefers to drown his pork chops and steak in it. shudder
What is leaving is 10 boxes filled with products. I'll let the brother in-law go through it all to see if there is anything he'll use before I freecycle it all and trash what no one wants.
I also gleaned another box full of toys and housewares to take to Salvation Army while we were in the garage.
I am STILL trying to learn Windows 8 on my new laptop. It is so user Unfriendly! I am taking so long to get the hang of it that I fear some of that weight loss was grey matter. lol
The most insane thing is that the mail program in W8 no longer supports a POP email account...which is what I have with my ISP.
So Hubs set it up with my Yahoo email(web based email) and some other hocus-pocus so that now I can get my email from my POP account into the mail program BUT email won't go to my Inbox. He had to set up a separate folder in the mail program and all my mail goes into that.
I also can't upload photos from my camera to this laptop. My camera technology is now officially OBSOLETE.
Hubs has to upload my camera card to his desktop machine and then email the photos to me.....into my "special folder" in this stupid W8 mail program.
And I can't find any photo editing feature/software on this laptop......there might be one but I don't possess enough brain cells any longer to FIND it!
Plus my Wand Scanner, which I use to digitize all the old family photos in the scrapbooks.....the laptop has no orifice in which to insert the micro card adapter. At the least, I need to buy something else to get the laptop to download the photos.
And since I'm on the subject of photos......I thought I had saved all my photos onto a flash drive from the desktop computer before it died. Since Judy never posted about her Swap Sister presents and she STILL is not responding to my emails, I was going to post some photos of her goodies.
By the way, I was her Swapper person if you didn't figure that out from my last sentence. lol
I had taken pictures of her goodies before I sent them off.
Well, evidently I deleted them or never transferred the photos onto the flash drive since I can't find them!
I guess no one will ever see the awesome goodies I sent her and realize what a wonderful Swap Sender I am. ;-)
Daughter is in her last week of classes for the term at the college.
#2 Son had his school orchestra and jazz concerts this past week. The Jazz Festival was today and he has a recital this week along with the students of his flute teacher.
One of the highlights of my week was chatting with Mark of Our Simple Lives on the phone. The only thing missing was a box of wine...... ;-)
Mark and Fred joined the "Parent of a Teen" Club this week, when their son turned 13. Hoist a glass or three to them with me!
And then go check out Mark's Facebook page for his side hustle HERE. He's filling up garages at a swift clip in south central PA with his vintage, Mid-Century Modern, Danish and otherwise fashionable furniture.
Yes, Mark is now a furniture pimp.
He's got inventory to move so if you are looking for stunning furnishings, check him out.
Of course when he brought up his new furniture buying/selling obsession I got to tell him he was turning into a hoarder, just like me.
Last night was the Junior/Senior Prom. I snapped a few photos of #2 Son and his Date before they left for another photo session at another girl's house, and then on to the Prom.
I told them to look off into the distance for this one.....I kind of like it because they both started loosening up and had fun with this one.
This week I have 2 medical appointments-a CT scan and a follow-up with my new family doctor group. The following Wednesday I report to the Sleep Disorders Center. I suspect that will be a fun filled outing as well.
What's new in your world?