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Quiet Friday -- Pretty Much...

I just did the treadmill for twenty minutes -- which is less than I've been doing, but better than nothing. (I've been trying to do thirty minutes at a pop.) The good things? I barely held on at all, I did it at a higher speed and I even did an incline for part of the time. So I'm happy. I really need to be okay with starting out slow and building up.

Right now I'm having stomach cramps. Probably from dinner... ??? We had chili really late. And then I also had some meat sticks. I ate those in place of MORE chili, because sometimes I don't handle chili well. This is one of those interesting facts in my life. When I was younger I used to eat chili all the time. Then over time I became intolerant of beans (not allergic, mind you, but I'd have a lot of issues when eating them -- and that included peanuts and peanut butter, too). In recent months Marilyn and I have eaten a lot of refried beans -- and I've been tolerating those quite well. And I've actually been healthier since we started to have them frequently. But I still need to watch myself with chili, even so...

I didn't eat my Activia today -- so the cramps may be from that (and no bm today -- yes, that's TMI, sorry about that).

I didn't get the Christmas tree down today. Marilyn was home sick again and it's easier to do when the car isn't in the garage (which is where we store the packed up tree).

Stupid thing I did today? I had the recycling roller bin and compost roller bin down at the curb. Marilyn and I went out to do some necessary shopping for groceries (we were OUT of some essentials) -- and when we got home I went down to bring up the roller bins and put them away. (We keep the blue recycling bin in the garage -- and the green compost bin outside in a corner created from the garage meeting our cedar fence in the back. We can't have it to close to the doors of the garage because of the smell, which is impossible to change.)

I discover that both are still full -- and, wow, I'm angry! I put them away, planning to call and complain when I can (figuring that will be Monday). The compost bin was especially HEAVY, and I'm sore and tired still from yesterday -- so it was no fun wrestling it back up from the curb! Then I think about it and realize there may have been a one day delay because of the New Year's Day holiday. I phone neighbors June and Jim and, yep, we're getting pickup tomorrow morning! So now I have to haul those BACK again. (sigh) Idiot me!

I did Remote in to the Server and the computer for Danielle and get her set up in her new spot today. She'll be sitting where Brenda was last year -- which is the Events Assistant spot (right near Sara and Shelley -- and across from Ashley). That went really well. I had to phone Danielle and talk her through the final step, which is setting up the dual monitors (which can't be done Remotely...).

I spent much of the day reading and sleeping, frankly. And I don't even feel bad about it. (smile) I'm thinking of the reading as RESEARCH, only -- and I find it pretty painful. I think I'll do a separate entry just about that, so I'll stop on the subject for now...

As I said, we did go and get groceries, which was a good thing. And we discussed our budget, because things are really tight for us right now -- just as I know it is for many of our friends. We plan to make some changes to help us cut back on spending. Anyway, we'll have a better idea of where we are when we have our taxes done.

Sister Sue heard back from her important email -- which I think is WONDERFUL! Obviously having the right email address made all the difference. I'm glad to know the man who received it was so quick to respond -- he's someone Sue knows well, and I think he has a lot of respect for her. (Hopefully Sue was as pleased as I am.)

It's been very COLD here. I was outside chatting with a neighbor while messing with those bins (as mentioned above), and I thought I'd die. (brr) I seem to be fighting a cold (what's new???). But hopefully I won't get sick. (fingers crossed)

And that's my Friday! How was your day?

Tags: 2013, activia, ashley, book, budget, cramps, danielle, dinner, email, exercise, festival, food, garbage-and-recycling, january-2013, june-and-jim, marilyn, marilyn-sick, money, reading, remote, research, sara, server, shelley, sister-sue, treadmill, work

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