Monday, November 26, 2012

Post thanksgiving

Our family had a nice thanksgiving, I hope everyone else did too.  we had my step son for the entire weekend (starting from thursday until sunday).  Let me just say that boy definately does not have ADD or anything.  he spent hours playing on his lap top (he is 12 by the way).  he plays a game called minecraft, which i dont understand. 
it is not usual for us to have him for that extended period of time.  the last time we had him longer than normal was when we went to disney world.  I think it is a nice break from him to come to our house where there is no toddler (just a few cats and a dog) roaming around.  his little brother is around 2 1/2 years old. 
as for thanksgiving we actually went into new jersey to celebrate with the inlaws.  The sister in law got a part time job working at bath and body works since she broke up with her b/f a few weeks ago. during the week she works at a daycare, she recently graduated from college and last i heard she was trying to join the police academy.  but SIL was there since it was thanksgiving.  Mother in law had to work (she is a nurse) so she came home to a nice cooked dinner.  Father in law was having issue with his mother (i just refer to her as grandma since the only grandma i had died when i was in 3rd grade) grandma is in her mid 80s and a little out of sorts.  i say she lives off spite.  i actually like his grandma, she is always nice to me, but not so much to her own flesh and blood.  grandma lives with her "sweetie" and they fight like cats and dogs and she accuses him of abusing her.  meanwhile if anyone is abusing anyone its grandma, treating him like a servant.
so the in laws solutions to this are to have her move into their home (she doesnt want to) or move her into an assisted living place, grandma has so many health problems (mostly involving the bladder) that it would benefit her to be in a place where you can get more care "as needed" and then there is the slight issue of her sueing almost every doc that touches her-a lot of places turn her away now. 
so this was upsetting my father in law (that is his mother).  so he ended up turning off his cell phone saying he was enjoying the day with the family that wants to be near him.
the turkey was awesome,  i think my sister in law made it.  i ate until i was stuffed.  we also ate dinner at 3pm.  i never had dinner that night, now that i think about it i don't think my step son did either. 
Black friday: my original plan was to go to kohls and look at sweaters.  then i found out the sale was online and starting before midnight.  so i logged onto their site and dropped a few items into my shopping cart.  and i went to check out and it was like "sorry for the delay" my guess is that everyone else was attempting to do the same thing i did.  so i tried again in an hour and then just gave up and went to bed.  so friday morning i tried again and i got myself locked out (seriously i just made up the password yesterday, how did i forget it already?) so i was like screw it, and i drove to the store (i had two coupons-one for 15% off my entire order and the other for $5 off my purchase on that day only-but in store only for the second one, also the online ordering place had put 6 dollars ish in sales tax on my clothes-sorry buddy i live in PA there is no sales tax on clothing)
so while at the store i found everything i was looking for and the one sweater already had a snag in it before i tried it on, so i put that one back.  i got a few good deals, everyone got brand new pj's to wear and i got a new sweater and a new shirt.  my total was around 85 bucks.  i got $15 in kohls cash to use starting today.  i saved a ton of money by the way. 
i was in line to pay for about 20 minutes. the line was almost to the back of the store.  but it wasnt too bad.  i also went to target and got cat food (my cats were hungry) and picked up lunch for me and the guys.  as you can tell i didnt work on friday. 
on the working out front, i went to the gym Friday and Sunday over this weekend.  I am using this Zombies! run app. which im not a zombies lover, and i find the one ladies voice to be super annoying,  i paid 8.99 for this app hoping it would keep my interest and now im just hoping it either gets more interesting OR i am done using it. 
tonight after work im getting my hair cut and dyed.  i have naturally curly hair and a thyroid condition, so i lose my hair like crazy (and it has been like this for years and im not bald yet) so i keep my hair somewhat short.  a lady that i met at hair cuttery a zillion years ago does it at her house.  she is an interesting character,  we share the same b day (april 7) but she is two years younger than me.  she used to be really big too, i think she wore a size 24, but she went on some crazy crash diet and lost a ton of weight (it was not healthy, she didnt eat 3 or 4 days a week) somehow she got on a half iron man circuit and a trainer and eats every day of the week now but became a vegan (no meat or dairy).  she keeps trying to talk me into joining her but her diets are too extreme for me. 
so maybe tomorrow i will have some funny story to tell, last time i was over her house she had gotten her purse stolen while out for a jog.  and someone had cashed a check at the bank using her checkbook and ID and left her very poor.  she had her friend over (he had his g/f with him) to try to reset her passwords on her accounts.  she kept saying how her identity had been stolen and she was really upset.  the best part about that story was the teller knew her-and it took her a while before she was like wait that wasnt A!!  which is how they caught the error.  so odd.

Starting Weight: 213.4
Current Weight: 209.4
Pounds loss: 4
Goal Weight: 155
Pounds to go: 54.4

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