I'm off today and I'm doing some cleaning around here. I'm washing laundry (including the shower curtain liner that looks grungy), washing dishes, floors.....you know how it goes. All that mundane stuff that is boring to do. Oh yeah, I'm soaking the living room window blinds in the bathtub with greased lightening. I don't know how else to get them clean so that's what I came up with. I never cleaned them when we first moved in here....I was more concerned with getting a job at that time.
Painting all those window panes really sucks. It's so time consuming. Sometimes when I get home from work I'll work on it for awhile or sometimes before work depending on what my hours are. I came home from work one day and found out that Russell had replaced one of the bottoms of the windows with a new board cause the old one was rotted. He did a really good job. We can't call the landlord and ask him to do things like this cause Russell is the maintenance man for all his rental properties. So back to what I'm doing today. I'm going to put the rest of the curtains back up in this room. It's really one long room that has a living room area, dining room then a small kitchen. It's a really old house so the set up is not that great but for us it's just a temporary place to live. Russell does not understand why I want to fix this place up. For one we will probably be here until 2010 when his child support will be over with. Another thing is this, I really think that environment plays a part in mood. If you live in a crappy environment...how are you supposed to be in a happy mood? If you look around and things don't look nice how are you even supposed to get motivated to keep the place clean, cook etc?
Once again, I'm giving up the diet drinks....diet coke...diet pepsi...I had been drinking way too much of it. I don't know if it has anything to do with it but I had a migraine for couple of days and I felt miserable. I had it to the point that I was very nauseous and throwing up. So it's been about 5 days now since I've had any. Russell got rid of the worst of the headache for me with his healing method. I think that the aspartame in diet drinks is way more addictive than we realize. I gave it up before for quite awhile and hopefully I can give it up for good this time. I've been trying to eat better as well, cutting out the junk food. You should see what people at Walmart eat in the breakroom! It's like a junkfood palace. Big huge plates of fried food from the deli, junk from the vending machines, take out food....you name it, they eat it. I go home at lunch time and try to stay away from there on my breaks. I've been drinking a lot of green tea. (the hot kind, not cold). Green tea is even supposed to be good for decreasing the appetite and I do notice that effect. The more I drink, the less hungry I feel. I drink it with honey, not sugar so I think it's a little bit healthier. What I really need to do is come up with some good dinner ideas that are healthy (not fried) but still taste good. To all the wonderful cooks out there.....any ideas?
I'm not going on a diet because from past experiences, they don't work. But I've felt rather blah lately and my body is telling me to make better choices in eating and cooking. Right now I'm drinking Goji Berry Pomegrante green tea and that's gotta be better than diet coke right? It tastes really good too with a little honey in it.
Well we did have an interesting *incident* the other day. I was giving Russell a hair cut with the electric clippers and thought it was not working right. So he took it and adjusted it and he said try it now. I didn't realize the 1/2 inch attatchment that I was not using that was not on there any longer. Well I tried it all right and now he has a bald spot. I was crying about it but he said just use the 1/4 inch attatchment and cut my hair. He said...It's just hair and will grow back. He said he even thought it was kinda funny. But I didn't! This is not the first time it happened either. Can you believe he still let me cut his hair after I did it the first time? At least this time, it's in a spot that is covered by the hat he wears. That's how you know a man really loves you.....when he still trusts you to cut his hair after you give him a bald spot. ;)