Monday, October 31, 2011

Day 694.

Hi everyone!

Quick little update since it's been a hell of a weekend.

My brother & I went to visit Mom. She is ok, just really bored out of her mind. The weekend is the worst time to be admitted to the hospital since no one is around. But she is up and about and in good spirits. She just wants to go home already.

The plan is for her to stay one more night, get an electrocardiogram on Monday, and then hopefully go home. That test will hopefully shock her heart out of the arrithymia (fingers crossed.) Apparently, this is a lot more common than I thought. For now, she's been taken off the IV meds and is taking meds orally. I'm not as worried now as I was on Friday because now I know all the information.

Thanks so much for all of your kind words and well wishes! I appreciate them so much! I wish I could hug everyone of you.

I'll update later when I know more.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Day 693 - Extended stay.

Quick thank you to all who left comments & tweeted me their well wishes about my mother. You guys are awesome!

Here's the dilly so far. She has to stay again tonight. There's a possibility she may be released tomorrow, but I'm not getting my hopes up just yet. I know Mom wants to come home because she misses us and misses the dogs. But if an extended stay in the hospital is what she needs right now, then so be it. Dad misses her, but he'll never admit it. Old fashioned, what can I tell ya?

Mom is doing well, she looks & sounds great, except for the fact that she just wants to go home already, but when it comes to the heart, you can't take chances. So another night it is.

Last night, Wendy & Carlton (her husband) picked me up and drove me to Mom's car. They were so great about it. They asked me how she was doing and to let them know if there was anything else they could do. So sweet of them. Just made me feel even more guilty for bitching about the wedding. Sigh. Well, that's over now, and I told them both how much I appreciated them doing this for me.

This morning, I got up late because of the hectic day I spent yesterday. So I didn't go to my WW meeting. I had trouble just getting started. Added to all of this was the weather. A Nor'Easter, to be exact. In October. Can you imagine? It's freezing cold here now, and it's been raining/freezing all day.

I didn't work out yesterday. So today, I decided to go all in. I started with 20 minutes on the inclined treadmill, then I did The Firm Get Chisel'd with Rebekah Sturkie. Rebekah is not for everyone - she's definitely not everyone's cup of tea. She can be way too perky, way too vocal with the "Woos!" and my personal favorite, "Scream if you gotta!" Seriously though, if you see her abs in this DVD, you really just want to punch the TV screen, whiling aiming straight at her head. But, I burned 652 calories.
I had a good day overall. Tracked everything, got in all of my requirements, and went over my points slightly. I'm ok with that.

Wrapping up now. Make good choices!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Day 692.

I have to make this a quick post because I'm really tired and my brain is fried.

My mother had been complaining of shortness of breath and an erratic heart beat. She went to her doctor, they took an echocardiogram, and her doctor immediately told her to get to the ER. She suspected a-fibrulation, and she didn't even want Mom to drive. So freaking out, I left work early to pick her up, leaving her car about 25 minutes away from my house. I drove her directly to the ER, and they admitted her overnight. They put her on cardizem and heparin. Blood work, chest x-ray, and more tests will follow later tonight. Around 5PM, she told me to go home because Dad shouldn't be left alone either. Nor the Yorkies.

Speaking of which, when I got home, one of the dogs had left me a nasty, smelly surprise. On the carpet. Awesome.

I texted my BFF to ask her if she could drive me to get my Mom's car, and she said of course. Without hesitation. I told her the deets, and she send Mom lots of good vibes. And of course I felt guilty for pissing & moaning the way that I did during her wedding. I'm a horrible best friend. "Anything for you, Kel." is what she actually said. Yup, I'm horrible. The guilt is just washing over me. Sigh. But thank God for her.

So I'm waiting for her to come & get me to drive me over to the car. I just want this day to be over, but I know that Mom's condition could've been a lot worse.

Hopefully, she'll be released tomorrow. And I wonder if she'll need to go to a cardiologist now. I think they'll tell me all that when she gets released.

Anywho, that's all the information, so I will update when I know more.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Day 691.

First, kudos to Tim for posting that Yankees socks pic. =)

Second, an amazing opportunity came up today. It's not something that I want to talk about just yet or go into a lot of detail. But I will say this.

If this opportunity had come up a year ago or 2 years ago, I'm not sure I would've given it a lot of thought or consideration. In fact, I'm positive I wouldn't have. But if there's just one thing I've learned along this journey, it's that at some point, you just have to step out of your comfort zone. Every once in a while, it's ok to take a leap of faith. So today, that's what I did. Instead of saying no and shooting down the opportunity, I said, why not? Just do it.

And while I'm not sure what the outcome is yet, the point is I'm ok either way.

And that's always a good thing. =)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Day 690 - Pics or It Didn't Happen.

We live in that kind of world now, doncha think?

Pics or it didn't happen.

Yesterday & today I've been starting my workout late. For the simple reason that I just didn't feel like it. I didn't want to. If you follow me on Twitter, you'll see that I even tweeted my lack of interest in working out. Kicking & screaming, encouraged by awesome tweeps (Tim) & the knowledge that I know I'll feel better after I'm done with it.

So, dragging my feet, stomping around like a brat, I just did it. And today I started my workout later than ever. But I did it.

I decided not to do the treadmill, and just did a short Firm DVD - Power Half Hour with Emily Welsh. I wanted to up my calorie burn, so I did an extra 10 minutes of heavy sculpting after the DVD was done. 306 calories burned in the books.
See, Tim? It happened. So somewhere out there, a crazy Brit who insists he's a Mets fan owes me a pic of him wearing Yankees socks. That's right, pics or it didn't happen. K? =)

Anywho, good day today. I tracked everything, stayed within my points, and got in all of my requirements. Can't complain.

Wrapping up now. Thanks for reading. Make good choices!

Tim - I better see pics! Pics or it didn't happen!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Day 689 - I can't stop sneezing.

I think I'm sick. I can't stop sneezing, and I have that stuffy feeling in my head. Allergies have never ever lasted this long. Dammit - I really hate being sick. I'm the worst sick person in the world. I whine, complain & cry about everything like a little bitch.

The skin on my nose is starting to get really dry from the amount of tissues I've had to use today. And it hurts. See? I told you I'm a bad sick person.

I didn't feel like doing a Firm DVD today. So instead I did 25 minutes on the inclined treadmill, then I did some sculpting for 20 minutes. Whew - I got in a great workout. 532 calories burned! See?
I have to get an eyebrow wax soon. Like ASAP.

It was a good day, in spite of all the damn sneezing. Stayed within my points, got in all of my requirements, and tracked everything.

I have to wrap up now because Sons of Anarchy will be on soon. Seriously, I don't believe for a second that Juice is dead. I swear I heard the branch snap, so while I'm holding out hope that he's still alive, I also know that if SAMCRO finds out he was a rat, they'll just kill him anyway. =(


Ok, I couldn't resist. I don't understand why Piney didn't just tell Jax about those letters! It was a perfect opportunity, and it was like a countdown to Piney's death from that scene on. =( RIP Piney. I'll miss you.

As for his "contingencies", I have a theory about that. I think maybe Piney gave Lyla John Teller's letters for safekeeping, and that's why she did a runner last week. That and because her brand new husband banged that much-hated pornstar, whatever her name is. I could be wrong, but I like my theory.

I told you Juice didn't die - I told you that branch snapped! But he's a marked man anyway, methinks. As is Clay, that motherfucker. I think the show will finally end with Jax killing Clay once he finds out that Clay killed his father. That's the only way the show can end, I think. I think Clay and probably Jax both have to die. Kind of like with The Sopranos - the only way that show could end was with Tony getting whacked. It's the only thing that makes sense.

Chibs, I'm surprised you didn't just off Juice when you found he tried to kill himself! But I like that you showed your human side. Makes you more likable, more relatable. Like I said though, Juice is not much longer for this world. And when Clay shot & killed Piney, it made me wish that it had been Juice instead.

Human head chili, anyone? No? No takers? Way to use your head there, Chuck. (Sorry, I couldn't resist.) But seriously, putting the severed heads in the chili pot and then serving said head chili to the police was just awesome, Chuck.

Thanks for reading. And make good choices!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Day 688 - Better!

First, thank you all for your comments about my foot yesterday. You guys are the bestest, I swear. I am happy to report that my foot started to feel better last night after I published my post. Gotta love that ice & elevation! Today, I walked around with no problem at all. It just felt a little painful, but certainly not as bad as it was last night. Last night was major pain - I'm not kidding. And the swelling has gone down a lot too, so I'm really happy about that.

I felt good enough to work out today. And I did a hardcore workout too, to make up for not working out yesterday. I had to run to the grocery store at lunch, so no lunch time workout for me. When I got home from work, I started with 21 minutes on the inclined treadmill, then I did The Firm Calorie Killer with Nancy Tucker. Man, I could tell that I hadn't done this DVD in a loong time because I was huffing & puffing my way to the very end. And I burned 739 calories!
Yup - sweaty sexiness, people. My sports bra was totally soaked. And I was majorly funky - I couldn't wait to shower!

On a side note, football fans - I really had no idea that Peyton Manning was a one-man team, did you? I mean, even when Tom Brady was out for the year with his injury, the Patriots still went 11-5 with a backup QB no one had ever heard of. I read that #PeytonForMVP was trending all over Twitter today, and I totally believe it. I mean, did anyone see the game last night? 62-7! Really? The Colts just looked bad - what an awful team they are without Peyton. In fact, my FB status today was "thinks the Indianapolis Colts really, really miss Peyton Manning right about now." LOL My Jets came from behind to beat the Chargers, so I'm in a good mood.

Good day. Foot is at about 95 % now. I was sneezing all day at work, and I felt congested. Stupid allergies. I even took Mucinex, Nasonex & Allegra today to cover all my bases! I tracked everything, stayed within my points, and got in all of my requirements.

Wrapping up now. Thanks for reading. Make good choices!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Day 687 - Clumsy.

I met my contractor at the apartment today to go over a few quick things. He's going to start on Tuesday, and he will be putting down my new kitchen tiles, and taking down the kitchen cabinets. Then he'll start painting. He said the painting should be done by the end of the week. Which means that I can start shopping for furniture. I didn't want to get furniture until after all the painting was done.

Anywho, I was walking to my car afterwards when I took a nasty spill face first into the side of my car. Apparently, I misjudged where the curb was, and I went flying. I was graceful like a ballerina, lemme tell you. My right foot twisted, and I scraped my left leg a little. I was fine immediately afterwards, a little embarrassed, a little sore, majorly clumsy, but nothing major.

I went to Home Depot again (I swear that place is becoming my 2nd home) where I got a new stainless steel kitchen sink, new faucets, white paint for all the wall trims, and a sliding glass door for my bathroom. Again, I was fine, walking fine, so I didn't think anything of it. I dropped the stuff off at my place, and came back home.

Fast forward 6 hours later, and this is what my right foot looks like now. Awesome.
I'm also in a major amount of pain right now, which I didn't have before. I can't put any weight on my right foot at all. You can see where the swelling is, right where my foot meets my ankle. Keep in mind my ankle doesn't hurt at all, it's the top of my foot that is killing me. I'm keeping it elevated and putting ice on it to reduce the swelling as much as possible. I've also taken Ibuprofen too. Fuck me, it really hurts.

So much for working out today.

My eating was spot on though. Tracked everything, got in all of my requirements, and stayed within my points.

Ooh, Walking Dead! (Spoilers ahead, so stop reading now if you haven't seen the episode yet. Fair warning.)

The doctor removing that bullet fragment from Carl's intestines wasn't nearly as bad as Daryl's autopsy of the walker last week. That scene was just disgusting.

The chick on the horse with the bad was major badass! Kinda like playing polo with walkers. Awesomeness.

But Shane & the guy who accidentally shot Carl getting stuck in that school?! Seriously, you guys? What a cliffhanger. But what are the odds that a doctor would be right around the corner to help Carl?

So I've been sneezing all day up until tonight, when the foot pain started to really settle in. Ok, I'm wrapping up now, because the it's getting late. The ice is helping with the pain, thank goodness.

Thanks for reading. And make good choices.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Days 683-686 - You Have Mail.

Ok, for real now, I'm going back to posting everyday. I promise. I really hate bunching everything together. It's just not my thing.

I've been so involved with moving the stuff that I have over to my new place. Who knew that could be so time consuming? Not I. Who knew that could be a workout in itself? Not I.

I borrowed a truck lift from work to help me with some of the heavy stuff that I got. Today I bought an over the range microwave that went onto the lift. Pretty awesome, that thing, I have to say. So pretty much all the stuff that I bought for my place is in. I still need to get furniture, but I don't want to do that until the place is painted. I think I'll wait for the Veteran's Day sales first though.

I still hadn't gotten my mail because no one bothered to tell me which mailbox is mine. All the units are assigned mailbox numbers, which are located outside the building. When I went to the management office to ask, they looked at me like I had 8 heads. One of the girls there said no one has ever asked them that question before. I said I find that really hard to believe. Don't you people have a record of which mailboxes belong to which tenant? Nope. Can you believe that? I don't. These ppl were NOT helpful. Fucking ridiculous.

So today, I thought I would wait for the mailman. While I was waiting, I thought, why don't I just try the key on all the mailboxes one more time and see what happens? I had tried this before, but no luck. I was determined today. This time, instead of turning the key clockwise, I turned it counter clockwise. And wouldn't you know it, the fucking thing worked?! I felt like such an idiot! And sure enough, I had mail. Including the bill for my first mortgage payment, which I am sending out tomorrow, even though the post office is closed. Don't care, I have errands to run, and I have to pass by the post office anyway.

I've been hot & cold with the weight loss journey lately. This move and renovation has thrown me off track some days, and then other days I've been spot on. I refuse to make excuses, I'm just stating facts. Today has been a great day.

I owe you a sweaty pic, which meant I had to get a work out in. So I started with 15 minutes on the inclined treadmill, then I did The Firm Power Sculpt with Allie del Rio. I did an extra 10 minutes of heavy sculpting to get in a longer workout. I burned 512 calories. See?
That is real sweat, people. And I have to say, I felt really good afterwards.

Like I said, it was a good day. I tracked everything, got in all of my requirements, and stayed within my points.

I will be posting tomorrow, for realsies. Sorry for the sporadic posts, I can't stand it. So here's to being back everyday. =)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Days 681 & 682.

Today was a long day.

Last night was Monday Night Football, and I struggled to stay awake to watch the game. The Jets beat the Dolphins, but it definitely was not a well played game at all. Their running game (or lack thereof) has me worried.

I was going to be busy after work today, so at lunch time I decided to get in a quick workout. This is what 25 minutes on the inclined treadmill looks like.
I had an appointment with the kitchen designer at Home Depot after work today. The designer was a nice guy, but like any salesperson, he tried to talk me into buying crap I don't need - crown mouldings, back splash, extra expensive wood for the cabinets. I was like, look dude, just stop. For realz. In the end, I wound up spending about $1,000 LESS than I expected. Totally awesome. I didn't get home until almost 9PM though. Exhausted and starving. I got home in time to watch Dancing with the Stars and then Sons of Anarchy.

OMG OMG OMG (Sons of Anarchy Spoilers) No JUICE, NOOOOO!!! Why? Your storyline this season didn't make any sense to me! Why the fuck would you kill yourself? NOOOOOOOO! WTF, Kurt Sutter? Seriously? I'd rather you kill off Lyla or some other bullshit character. OMG OMG OMG

Whoa, heart is pounding, see Juice wrap those chains around his neck is still fresh in my mind. It's late, & I gotta wrap this one up now. Peace out yo. I'll miss you Juice.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Days 678-680.

So the plan to go to my apartment and clean the place from top to bottom this weekend? Didn't happen. Wasn't feeling it.

Know what did happen? Know what I was feeling? A workout! (I'm such a dork, I know.)

I decided I had to get a workout in stat. Like ASAP. So I put on the workout gear, strapped on my Polar HRM, and got to work. I started with 15 minutes on the inclined treadmill, then I did The Firm Maximum Cardio with Carissa Foster. I burned 784 calories. See?
Better angle, I think. You don't see the double chin too too much here, which is always a good thing.

So I've been hearing pretty spectacular things about The Walking Dead, but I never saw it when it aired last year. Today, AMC was having an all day marathon of the show, leading up to the season premiere tonight. Can I just say that I fucking love this show now? Holy Crap, it's sooo good! (Spoilers coming up.)

Ok, so what the hell happened to Sophia? Anyone think she's still alive? And the ending?! Gasp! Marla & I thought it might've been Daryl's brother who fired. Those of you who saw the show, what did you think? Daryl gutting that walker to see if he had feasted on Sophia was a nice touch - disgusting, but pretty awesome too. How many of you thought Rick would hurl? How many of you almost hurled along with Rick? I'm totally raising my hand here. Those special effects and the sound of Daryl's hand wading into the bowels of that dead walker almost brought up my dinner. Fucking great.

Tim, I tried not to spoil too much. And I did give you fair warning. K?

Good day. I stayed within my points, got in all of my requirements, and tracked everything.

Wrapping up now. I'm going to try to go back to posting everyday, no matter how busy I get.

Thanks for reading. And make good choices!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Days 675-677

So in my condo/co-op, if I want to do major renovation, I have to submit to the board what is called an alteration agreement. I have to outline what I want to do, submit it for approval, WITH A FEE, they approve it, then work can begin.

I've been toying with the idea of not submitting anything. One of my coworkers used to live in a co-op, and when they did redid the kitchen, they went & got approval first. When they redid the bathroom, they didn't say anything, and everything went off without a hitch. Eventually, they moved to a house. One of her friends decided to redo her kitchen, didn't get approval and someone ratted her out (nosy, good-for-nothing neighbors), and the board slapped her with a $5,000 fine! Can you believe that? So she warned me that neighbors are nosy, and best to do everything above board. Because you never know. So annoying.

I got an email confirmation that the floor tiles I ordered will be delivered on Monday. So Monday at lunch time, I'm going run over to the main office, with my forms and THE EFFING FEE, and get started on this thing already for approval.

Yesterday, the Home Depot guy came out to take exact measurements of my kitchen and photos for the cabinets I want to order. I'm not even sure what I want yet, but something economical and not hideous looking would be awesome. Tim, I'm definitely posting before & after pics of my place once everything is done, I promise. The way it looks now, this is the place where yellow walls and checkers-looking kitchen floor came to die. I'm not kidding. The kitchen floor right now is black and white tiles. Not even tiles. It's just disgusting, I can't even talk about it right now.

My BFF called me last night, and we had the shortest conversation ever. She can't believe how un-excited I sound about moving to my new place. She was like, but you made a good decision, etc. I sounded disappointed and a little depressed, and I guess she didn't want to talk to a depressed person for very long. I haven't been calling her that much either, and my mother actually asked me if we were fighting or had a falling out. Of course we're not, I just have a lot of things going on right now.

Oh, and before I forget, Mary & Kepa's wedding day is tomorrow! I am so excited for them, so happy that they were able to find each other through the bloggy world. If you check out Mary's blog today, the super awesome Tara, whom I absolutely love because of our mutual fondness for dropping EFF bombs left and right, wrote a guest post for her. Oh yeah, and Tara has lost like 120 lbs. too, so she knows her shit. Check it out, since Ms. Tara also found her love through the WL bloggy world too!

I soooo would love for that to happen to me - how cool would that be?! They are just proof that it does happen people, so you just never know.

This weekend, I'm going to clean the new place from top to bottom. I also need to work out again, because it has been a while. A long while, and my body is starting to feel it. Ick.

That's all for now.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Days 672-674.

Anyone see Sons of Anarchy last night? (Spoilers.)

How awesome was that mirror scene? I really thought Jax would wind up betraying Tara with that skank again, but man, was I wrong! Now, I'm not condoning violence of any kind here, but how stupid was Ima for getting involved with an involved Son again? Seriously, Ima? When Jax smashed her face into the mirror and spit on her, I was just sitting there with my mouth hanging open. Whoa. Wonder if she got the hint to stay away from SAMCRO?

And Juice, Juice . . . what is going on with you? Why are you so ready to believe and help the Sheriff of Nottingham betray your own club? I have to say though, that blood splatter when he shot the other member (I can't remember his name now) was pretty awesome. And Chibs, after Miles fired 4 more shots into him after he's already dead: "Think you got him?" I'm thinking Chibs is starting to suspect somethin'. The look he gave Juice. . . .

Clay - I really want to support you, but now I'm just starting to hate your guts. Putting a hit out on your almost daughter-in-law like that. This is very Shakespearan of you, Clay. I can see where the writers are going with this storyline and not so much Juice's. I have a feeling Juice will not be too much longer in this world.

Today after work, I have to go pick up a garbage can and a Swiffer and then go to the apartment to start cleaning up the place a little. The guy is coming tomorrow to start painting, and then the Home Depot guy is coming to take measurements of my kitchen for the cabinets. And the granite countertops. God help me. I also have to drop off a decorating agreement and deposit to the condo board, which I find really annoying, but whatever.

So that's been my life so far, people. I feel terrible that I've been neglecting reading your blogs, but I'm trying to read as much as I can. I'm actually busy at work, and after work, I've been doing condo stuff.

That's all I got for now.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Days 669-671.

I really don't like these drive-by posts. I've been so busy with the condo, and I feel as if I'm neglecting my blog, which I know I am. =(

Friday & Saturday, I made 2 trips to Home Depot alone, getting stuff for my place and hauling it over there. I had to get grout and floor adhesive - and lemme tell you - that shizz is heavy!

Yesterday, we went to my brother's house. Sonia is such a delight. She's the sweetest kid, I love her so much. I brought her a Thomas the Train coloring book and a box of crayons, and we spent a little time coloring before we took her to the park to run around and play. She loves Thomas and even has train tracks and all the little train characters from the show. One of her birthday gifts from me last year was a Thomas the Train sheet set for her bed.

It was so hot yesterday here in NY. Monday will be like that too, and then it's supposed to taper off. We'll see.

Anywho, that's all I really have for now. I'm seriously thinking of maybe taking a break from blogging until I after the place is done and I move. Which would be about a month, and that really breaks my heart. I love blogging, I love reading your comments, and I love reading your blogs too, but I feel like I'm not doing this space any justice at all right now. What do you guys think?

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Day 668 - Raging Acne Skin Visit.

So I went to the dermatologist today. Lots of fun. She took the needle to my face, popped open the huge zits on my left cheek (the bad ones are only one side of my face for some reason) and injected the with anti inflammatories. Already, the swelling and redness are going down.

Sorry for these drive-by posts. I've been super busy with all the condo stuff. I've been bleeding money, and I'm trying to get it into my head that it's just for now, just in the beginning that I'll be spending all this money. It doesn't make it any easier though. =(

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Day 667 - Eye doctor.

Just a quick update, ya'll.

So today I decided to go to the eye doctor. I started reading all these things about pinkeye on What if it's allergic pinkeye, because I'm allergic to my dogs. So I decided to call my parents' eye doctor and got an appointment right after work.

I'm glad I went. He gave me a script for a stronger antibiotic. Still eye drops, but way stronger. In fact, after I used them in my eyes the first time, I could feel them going into my nasal passage down the back of my throat. Yup. And my eyeball looks less pink already. Thanks God.

Oh, and he didn't even charge me for the visit! Then again, he didn't give me a full eye exam either, where they make you read that eye chart. But he did tell me that I needed to go to an eye doctor covered by my insurance to see why I keep getting pinkeye soon.

Tomorrow, another trip to yet another doctor. This time to the dermatologist for my raging adult acne. Awesome.

That's my life in a nut shell, people.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Day 666 - Pink Eye Again.

What are the odds of getting pink eye twice in a 10 week time span?

This girl. WTF?!

I woke up this morning and my right eye was bright pink. The same eye that had it last time. Fucking awesome.

The good news is I still have some of the eye drops left over from the last time I had it. The bad news is I'm not sure how long it will last. Ugh.

How the heck did I get pink eye again? It's not like I have kids or am around kids in any way shape or form. So how the hell did I get it again? Wish I knew, wish I could tell ya. Shrug.

My eye is itchy and watery. I'm washing my hands and staying away from touching it, even though I really want to. SOB.

Oh well, nothing to do about it except take the drops and pray this goes away fast.

Sons of Anarchy & the Yankee game tonight. AJ Burnett is pitching, which means that Yankee fans around the country will probably have heart attacks.

Wrapping up now, because now I'm tired. Yawn.

Day 665 - Quick Update.

Hi people,

I don't like missing posts, so here's a quick update.

Remember how I told you that the previous owners left some furniture in the kitchen? Namely, a wooden table, 2 stools, and a wood pantry that looks like it came from Ikea? And remember how I told you that the super told me it would cost $40 for him to carry it out and dump it? If I didn't say that here, sorry. I know I said it for sure on Twatter. hehe I've just been so busy & frazzled running around doing stuff and buying stuff for my condo that I can't really remember what I said or what day it is sometimes.

Anywho, so I was sitting here at work today thinking about it, and the more I thought about it, the more frustrated I got. I mean, first of all, it's not my furniture. Second of all, I don't know why other's people's problems have to be mine. And third, why should I have to dole out anything at all? It's not about the $40 - believe me, I piss $40 outta my butt all the time. It's the principle of the matter. It's the fact that I HAVE TO BE THE ONE TO PAY ANYTHING AT ALL. Oh yeah, I got myself all good & wound up. Over $40. That's right.

Now, I was thinking about just paying the damn fee, but then I said, wait a second. That's not right. And normally, I would've just said, Fuck it, and I would've just handed it over to just get the situation resolved and over with.

But because I got myself all riled up, I decided to be proactive and take matters into my own hands. So I called the previous owner's real estate agent, and explained the situation to him. I made it a point to say listen buddy, it's really not about the $40, it's the principle of the matter. This is not my furniture, so this fee should not be my problem at all, na'mean?

He was really nice about it, and he apologized on their behalf. I said I appreciate that, but the apology really should be coming from them, which he said he understood completely. So he told me to send him an email with all the information and my contact info, since he was driving to a meeting. Which I did.

Later, he called me, and he told me that because the previous owners are having a rough time at the moment, he would pay the fee on their behalf. Apparently, the wife had twin girls recently, and one of the babies is still in the hospital. At the closing, I vaguely heard things about the heart, and a damaged ventricle or valve, but I wasn't really paying attention because I had to sign all these forms in triplicate and sign all these checks, too. I could stop by his office after work.

So I told him that was very nice of him to do, but him paying the fee wasn't the point. They should be the ones to pay it. So he said that he was willing to do that for them because of the rough time they're going through, but that he would definitely tell them about it. I told him I felt really odd accepting the fee from him, and that I wouldn't do it. He said, don't feel strange about it, and to pick up the fee from his office. He explained that because he used to live in the complex I'm moving to, he wanted me to start out on the right foot there, and that he had no problem doing this. Wasn't that very kind of him? Talk about going above and beyond for your clients.

Long story short, I picked up the fee, and dropped it off. He put the money in a very nice card for me, and he wrote that he hoped I loved living in my new place. If I ever need a real estate agent in the future, I'm going to him.

So much for this being a quick update. LOL.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Day 664.

I had a really busy Sunday today.

It feels like everyday from now on until the day I move will be busy & jampacked. Today, I had to take the dogs for their final round of shots for the year and picked up heartworm meds for them too. Oh, and now Lika's already having a reaction to the vaccine. She was fine immediately right after, but this evening she's a little lethargic, and she's got the trembles. My poor baby.

I also had to go back to the paint store because I changed my mind about the colors I wanted for my living room and my bedroom. Oh, and I'm stuck with the paint I had originally chosen because it's been mixed already. It's my fault really, because I didn't take the time to think about it first. Oh well.

I had to go to the apartment to drop the paint off and a huge Target bag full of stuff. This week, the plan is to drop off more stuff so that I don't have to do one giant ass move all at once.

But before I did any of that, I worked out! I started with 20 minutes on the inclined treadmill, then I did The Firm Super Sculpting. Old school Firm DVD, with the leotards and the panty hose and the high tops, but still very, very effective. I poured sweat and burned 692 calories. See?
I really wish my acne would finally get under control, but easier said than done.

Good day. Tracked everything, stayed within my points, and got in all of my requirements.

Yawn. I'm getting tired, so I'll be wrapping up now. Thanks for reading. And make good choices!

Day 663 - Super Busy!

Quick post, I'm so tired!

Today, I went to WW, went to the paint store, dropped off more stuff at my place, and went to this kitchen cabinet store to order my cabinets.

I didn't bring the exact measurements of my kitchen, so I have to go back tomorrow to do that, and then email the guy at the store so he can come up with a quote for me. It's frightening how much I'll be spending, but I just have to grit my teeth, bite the bullet, and any other cliche I can think of.

Good day with food though, even though I didn't work out. Tracked everything, went over my points a little, and got in all of my requirements. I'm ok with it.

Wrapping up now. Thanks for reading. Make good choices!