Happy Veteran's Day to all who served and who are currently serving!
It's been a while so I figured I'd drop in and post about what's been going on in my world.
First off, an update on Mr. Bill is that there really is no update at this time. He's still in the hospital and we're all going in and helping/sitting with him on a rotating schedule. We have decided that we can back off some of the time that we are spending up there so no more overnights. The nurses have him right outside their station and as long as we are there when the doctors/physical therapists/social workers come by - mainly in the morning and also we will be there to assist him with his meals. He can't really feed himself either so that's the main reason for us needing to be there. The doctors have decided that he is not a viable candidate for the back surgery due to the osteoporosis so it has to basically repair on its own and that will take a lot of time. He has very few moments of recognition and mostly doesn't even realize we are there, much less can hold a conversation. It's just heartbreaking. Chris, his brother and mom are also starting to look into options for his after-hospital care.
Our lives have been in such chaos lately, but since this is pretty much the new norm for us now, I've got to figure out a way to make things work out. So I've got the crock pot going now and also going to make 2 more dinners that we can reheat during the week and also use as lunches too. In addition to that, I'm planning on getting back on track with the exercise. I felt so bad the last week and a half going without so no more. I am back on track starting today.
Check out my snazzy new Bondi Band, I won from Running on Candy! I'm completely sold on Bondi Bands now and about to go order me a few!
I managed to get a 1 mile run in and a 1 mile walk this morning (no problems with the heels or the Achilles so yay!) I wish I could have done more, but I've got a TON to do today. Mountain of laundry is waiting, plus I'm meeting my mom and dad to take my dad to lunch for Veteran's Day and then also maybe to a movie. (And get those meals finished too...). I was hoping to be able to mow the grass today but not sure if I can swing that or not. Geez, I hope this is the last time this year that we'll have to mow. Our poor yard is so out of hand right now.
I had a pretty major milestone come and go last Thursday. I really meant to come and post about it but time just got away from me. Last Thursday I hit my 1 year mark! Not only is it the whole lifestyle change, longest streak ever for me, but it's also the 365th day since I had a soda of any kind! I didn't hit my goal of 60 pounds down but I'm officially at 56.4 for the year. Not too shabby!
Ok now a quick weekend update. I got off work early last Friday and tried to convince Chris to play hooky and go with me to watch Thor 2 before going to the hospital. He apparently was either too busy or too chicken (he said he was too busy....booo!) so I went all by myself. I FREAKING LOVED IT! Love love love! I liked it much better than the 1st Thor movie but not quite as much as I loved The Avengers. The next morning (Saturday) alarm goes off at 5:30, so we get up and head back up to the hospital. I brought a change of nice clothes since I had to go to a funeral service for a friend's mom later that morning. After the service, I ran home to brew a pot of coffee and head back up to the hospital. Saturday night, we had an impromptu Mini Work reunion for a few of us former movie theater employees. Do you ever have that one job that you just always look back on and love? The movie theater was that for me. Now don't get me wrong, I love what I do now but all the stars just aligned or something with the movie theater. It was a blast and I love all my former co-workers A few of us were able to get together for some drinks and dinner on Saturday night. I think we would have had a better turn out if LSU wasn't playing Alabama. Anyway, it was a great night seeing some old friends. I loved this reunion more than I would my own high school reunion and I think we are going to start putting our heads together and plan a big event one of these days.
|Apparently I missed the memo.. Horizontal Stripes NEVER look good.|
Sunday we did the hospital thing and since Mr. Bill was sleeping pretty much all day, we left around 2 and got our groceries done and then pretty much collapsed the rest of Sunday until The Walking Dead came on.
How was your weekend? Did you do anything exciting? Did you watch Thor 2? How did you like it, if so?