Posted in Puzzle House

Our Remodeling Thru The Years

The first room was a large room and we made it into 2 rooms, one a bedroom and a bonus room. I’ll have to take some pictures when we go back. Missed taking them when done. Find some regular picts?

The backyard when hubby and his brother put up the fence. The two houses are gone behind the fence. They finally tore down. The two photos with the insulation and junk is now inside and a laundry room. Will find those.

It’s a 100-year-old house, two houses put together. I believe it was a shop house before someone lived in it. In fact, as a kid walking by a man would sit in his chair and wave to me. Nice person. He later died in the house and someone else moved in and began to fix it. I don’t think I ever told the kids that. Shh.

The green room became the oldest kid, daughter, is the room below the fence picture above. Then it became the youngest son. Painted it for him. lol

You can see the finished fence up above with hubby, thinking.

The blue room is actually the covered carport and became the second kid, son’s room. Then after him the third kids got it. We tore up the carpet because it was very dirty and were planning on different covering. That’s the youngest grown now son. I think he was a sophomore in the picture?

It was the only room completely finished before we tore it up. lol

I have so many pictures to sort thru. I think that is why I get bored, we have always been busy remodeling.

Right arm get better! 🙂

Posted in Family, Ramblings

Used My Dominate Hand Some

Yesterday, I wrapped packages! First since 2020 stroke. Tape was really fun, lol. The little pkg wasn’t so easy to do. But the flat pkgs were fun, my hand could hold the paper so I could wrap.

Good exercise for my hands and sticking my tongue out, lol.

I had to get the paper in the basement, so steps going down and I decided to do the weights. Played with the cats and gave them a treat.

I guess I dialed my youngest kid and didn’t realize it, side pocket dial. I could hear a voice say hello but thought I was hearing things. lol My phone is getting touchy. Deleted all apps til I am better. Except Instagram.

Ninja and Emo. I can’t wait to take care of them fully. I’m very thankful for hubby doing it but he doesn’t like them. He was always gone so it didn’t bother him that they were here but he knows I love them so he won’t get rid of them even though I was in tears and said I would be ok if he did. Good hubby, but they will be our last ones.

Posted in Family, Ramblings

More Exercising

This is in the library, I love this. I’ve done very little this year because hubby is a worry wart and feels I will fall, or the cats will trip me. I just go slow and watch for the cats, so now I am trying to do it every day. Right now, just the weight of the bars and leg thingy. It’s more to move my arms and legs. Will add weight later as I feel I should.

I used it more in the beginning before I got sick with my teeth last year, hubby would take me down. Getting sick takes a lot out of me. If I don’t move around, walk, stretch, simple exercises not aerobic but easy stuff my body gets unmovable. It must move! The stroke recovery is a weird thing. I can’t go backwards must move forward in recovery. Slow moving is a must.

It’s like I can’t just lay in bed or on the couch, must get up and move. I can’t wait til I move at least as fast as a rabbit and not like a turtle. lol

I try to do 30 reps of arms and 30 reps legs. It doesn’t seem like much, but a stroke makes you tired, extreme fatigue. I hate it. I wish I had never complained before the stroke.

I do 10 mins on this, sometimes I’ll do more if I have a burst of energy.

My little bike, lol, I use this 10 mins sometimes more. Just depends on what I do on the other things.

The treadmill in the back, granddaughter and hubby. 🙂 I use it mostly when I can’t go outside or do no walking around the house. 1000 steps at a time. Last week I did 3000 steps one day, full of energy. Then somedays I do laundry, go downstairs, etc. We have a flight of stairs up to Jessup’s room. Another flight going downstairs so lots of moving around.

Laundry is quite the exercise! I can’t hold a lot of clothes or towels so takes many trips which is steps!

I have hand weights and squeeze balls, so I do keep busy but sometimes that ugly procrastination creeps up.

I did love my therapy at the center downtown, but my teeth got in the way and had to stop. Sad face. It made me lose energy to go and don’t drive yet so it was an added problem. But I learned a lot in the short time I was there and try to do it at home. It got expensive for our budget also. Plus, I was not liking the cold, even in the heat, crazy. My temperature was out of wack for a year. So much better this year, feel normal. I tell you a stroke has been quite the experience. Don’t wish it on anyone.

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I’m an Idiot

All I had to do was go to the settings and change to public.

My goodness, that was never that way before. I got back my sharing stuff! Yay

Is it a way to trick people into buying the plans, crazy, but glad to have it back. Just never had to choose before, guess check the box in the settings everywhere!

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Posted in JC Home, Ramblings

Some things are getting easier!

Wearing jeans are getting easier, thank goodness. I love jeans. I’m a jean and t-shirt lady, it’s what I wore everyday before the stroke. I have 2 pairs, and another pair that fits but I didn’t realize it is the skinny jean kind. Fits but difficult to pull up and down with one arm mostly. So later I will wear them. 🙂

Summer time was even worse because I would be sweating and well that makes pants difficult. lol So, I mostly wore shorts which I do like. This year wasn’t as bad with being cold, back to my normal temperature, so shorts were the best. The first year of my stroke, I was so cold all time, perhaps due to circulation?

Even in the heat. I covered up with blankets a lot of the time and didn’t want the A/C on. But this year was more normal for me, yay, and everyone else. lol

The daughter bought several sweatpants and leggings so that was a great help. She said, I love to shop so let me spend it on you.

AH. It took a load off our minds.

But glad to say they are getting a little tight. Gaining back my weight. Was 190, then the stroke took me down to 150, and then my teeth problems I went to 120, I hadn’t been that small since early high school. Now I’m back to 150 the weight after my first kid and last kid. I gained all on my own glad to be back in the middle.

Just need to be able to do exercises and weights to build up the muscle. Due time, right, patience.

I have weights in the basement, so it’s patiently waiting for me to use them. I should have been doing them on a regular basis then maybe I wouldn’t have been in this spot. Sadly, only used like once a week here and there, thought my running around was a enough. Nope.

I went from being outside, volleyball, dance team, golf, and softball so regular movement. My 20s working several jobs, then chasing two young ones, and constantly activities with friends and family. My 30s two more kids and two teenagers working full time job and part time job. My 40s two boys active and two adult kids, chasing them but didn’t work, only at home and not really having friends other than the computer. I should have filled my extra time with exercise 3 times a week, think that would have helped.

So, people stay active! Don’t think just running around does the trick.

Eating healthy just isn’t enough. My heart is in good health, not the problem, veins are good, not the problem, BLOOD PRESSURE is what gave me the stroke.

Basically move, eat healthy, sleep 8 hours, and drink water.

I’m not the best at eating since I lost my teeth but we sure are trying. Fake teeth are getting better but I tend to eat more with the gums. Soft food which has changed my food habits. Still eat hamburgers but smaller and less toppings. Still drink a pop but greatly downsized and some days not at all. I’ve grown to love oatmeal, a few veggies than before and liking some fizzy drinks instead of pop. Good things have changed me not just the bad. 🙂

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Venting

The more I look at the free account the madder I get. It’s changed that you can’t even put share buttons on, it use to be free for those. Everybody is money hungry. I do some marketing on other sites and because I don’t pay, they say it’s private and don’t show my site, use to. ugh. I’m more stubborn, I will enjoy without. ugh.

At least I can see all my media photos without having to wait to add them I can just scroll through them all, 10 years’ worth. 🙂

My blog is more about practice writing and ideas and meeting new people. My “drinking bar” so to speak. lol

Last weekend hubby and I went 4 hours west of here back to my hometown, where we met one another and where family and friends are at. It was fun. We hadn’t stayed in a hotel forever. I know weird thrills. lol Good talks and good food.

The best ever pizza at the local bar, Reload, my daughter use to work there and she would pile on the toppings for us. Well the pizza is still yummy and I can eat it without the fake teeth! lol

The friend’s son made us dinner on Saturday, real mashed potatoes, smothered steak, homemade gravy, and I had ate the green beans already. He went to cooking college and enjoys making food for fun.

I needed people interaction, friends. But to be honest, my friend has dated hubby’s brother the last 20 years, engaged but who knows if they will get married. Just a piece of paper, right? So family too. Best of both worlds.

Hubby cut up his impala for parts for his impala here in JC. From one junk car to the other junk car. lol He likes it. His brother and him like old cars and fixing them up.

We drove around a bit and was surprised to see our little town added a small store

This is the new one. Funny story. My friend said the wife, owns Family Dollar and Dollar Tree, the husband who owns Dollar General, and they got divorced and to compete with him, she built family dollar. lol Typical small-town drama. Hope they make it work. The town is only under 2000 now.

We have had this one, my ex-boss use to rent to this company when I worked there (20 years). Then, sadly he passed away, and they built up along the HI way. Smart, they were down where the original store was when I worked there in high school.

I moved back from college and worked there again. The other grocery store sold to the boss, and we moved to the bigger building. We used to have two grocery stores and several other stores, meat place, convenience stores, etc. Town died in the 80s when Haliburton moved out. Sad. So did businesses. Then super Walmart moved into a town north of us about 28 miles and businesses died even more. It was hard to compete. My old supervisor owns it now, we didn’t get to see him maybe next time. I made a lot of friends there and still have.

My friend who is engaged to hubby’s brother is one friend I use to work with at the store. She got smart and quit and went to nursing school. She’s doing great, 5 more years and retiring, she can’t wait. I’m jealous, she has been on so many cruises and trips. She did it right changing careers. She’s a people person, helps anyone, but not afraid to give her opinion. We had many a drunk nights and went to dances. Fun.

Fun memories.

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Snippet from “Champion of Chaos” — The Witchy Warrior Blog

I have so many stories that I want to tell. So many adventures I want to share and take readers along with me. This story, the story of 21 Champions, is my favorite of my ideas for many reasons. It’s the first idea I jotted on paper in college. It’s the first story I dreamed […]

Snippet from “Champion of Chaos” — The Witchy Warrior Blog
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Mumble Talking

The short story. See if this is big enough. Write some words today. What will I write? One handed because two does not work well and that is ok for now. I am wearing my teeth on top. A bit of saliva. My eyesight is blurry. That makes things better. Text is bigger. I do not remember too much about a laptop because I was using a mouse for a long time before. Lots of changes to word. Must figure it all out again. See if this will help on the floor. I cannot type with two, sucks. Sitting on the floor with the laptop between my legs. Butt is still not big enough, it is skinny, so it is a little uncomfortable. Think I can get 500 words. A need a story. Think of one. I like that it capitalizes my words for me. I am eating a bologna sandwich. Yum. And a glass of milk. I am a slop eating with my teeth. It is only the top teeth. The bottom ones do not fit, they move while eating. We must get the denture fix stuff, it worked great on the top. But it costs and must wait a bit, that is ok. My top is ok, plus I eat a lot with no teeth. I have learned to gum stuff to death. Lol I hope I can transfer this to my blog wish word worked with it. Using one hand has its downfalls. And my nose runs so I have that obstacle. I might sit outside and read my friend’s e-book. Sounds like a plan.

I almost have the book done, reading that is. Been emotional the last two days, just the stupid stroke. Doctors said that would happen. But it is better than last summer, progress.