I have started sleeping later in the morning and it's been messing with my morning routine so last night I set the alarm on my phone to get up at 5am. The problem with this is I was awake on and off between 4:15 and 5:00. I finally got up at 4:45, started the coffeepot and did my exercises while the coffee perked. The timing is almost perfect for me to be done by the time the coffee is ready.
I've been trying to spend more time reading my Bible each morning and that is why I wanted to get back to my 5:00 wake up time. We try to walk between 7:30 and 8:00 each morning, and today was no different. We got in our 2 miles and managed to walk just a tad bit faster than yesterday.
Other than doing things here and going to the grocery store later today we had no plans, so our goal was to get some projects done. I started the laundry and Dean finished up two projects for me. We didn't have anywhere to hang things up that I wanted to have a better way to keep track of; and I wanted it to be a magnetic board. I found two metal sheets at Hobby Lobby over a year, or two ago. Originally I thought I would attach them to the freezer doors, but I decided it just wouldn't look good. We finally decided to paint the metal sheets brown and today Dean hung them on the wall by the coffeepot.
|Our magnetic note board.|
I now have the monthly calendar for here in the park attached so we can keep track of the activities, and the bottom will be an area I can showoff our grandkids. I need to print a few more grandchildren's pictures off and have them made into magnets to add to the collection.
The shelving we bought to hang in the pantry needed something to cushion it so it would not damage the inside of the door, especially when we are on the road. We used weather stripping and attached it to the back of each of the baskets. It looks like it will do the trick and I guess time will tell.
My sister Cindy gave me a plaque for Christmas and I finally got it hung up.
I was doing some straightening up on our dining table (used as our desk) and ran across the book that came with my exercise armband (similar to a fitbit). After looking through it I realized I could set an alarm on my armband to wake me up in the morning, rather than using my phone. I was able to get that set up - now I just hope it works!
I mentioned recently Dean got a new watch that provided information on golf courses. He spent time working with it this afternoon to make sure it would function as needed. He is playing golf tomorrow with Dave so he wanted to be prepared.
It's been pretty cool and drizzly here the past couple of days so we were glad it warmed up some today. I went outside and swept all of our "concrete" off. It was just nice to be outside.
We made a trip to Walmart for groceries. So far we are doing great on our budget with both groceries and dining out. Today was the largest amount of groceries we've needed since we arrived, but it was less than I expected.
Dean grilled chicken tenders and I sauted vegetables for dinner tonight. It really hit the spot. We are trying very hard to keep the calories down and get some exercise every day. My blood pressure is back to normal so something's working. Once I had the dishes taken care of, I headed to the clubhouse to play Hand, Knee & Foot. I really enjoy playing and meeting the ladies here in the park.
Our granddaughter Kamron called me after their basketball game tonight to let me know she made 2 points in the game. She really didn't expect to play since it's a tournament and she's an underclassman. She was fouled during the game and made both of her free throw shots. We were really proud of her! I told her it must be from those good genes - her mama and daddy both played basketball. Jaxson even talked to me for a few minutes, but he was on his way to bed, so it was a very sparse conversation!
We had a full day, and getting things done or ticked off your list, always makes it very worthwhile. We've got all kinds of things planned for the next week or so, so we'll have lots to share and hopefully some pictures as well.