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Swimmingly and Shoppingly

May 14th, 2016 at 02:58 pm

I received my $15 check from Pinecone today and sold 2 dozen duck eggs for $10. That'll go into the moving fund on Monday.

I also went to the pool today and swam laps for an hour. Well, mostly swam laps. When my arms would get too tired then I would walk the laps. Part of my physical therapy exercises are to walk forward one length of the pool, then backwards one length, then sideways with the left leg being the lead leg, then reverse with the right leg being the lead leg. I lost track of how many laps I actually did, but I was in there for the whole hour, then did some stretches and then sat in the hot tub for 15 minutes (glorious).

It's been a while since I've been to the pool and I will probably pay for all that exercise tomorrow, but for now I feel really good. My diet has been stuck in a rut (though I hit my dietbet goal for this month last month) and I think it is because I've been slacking on the exercise. I haven't been sleeping great either, and again, the exercise usually helps with that. I have a feeling I will sleep like a log tonight.

I found out from DH that it could be a couple more weeks before we know anything about the contract. No one knows why it is taking so long for them to make a decision. The current contract ends mid-June. I would hope they would come to a decision by then, but I'm not really holding my breath. It's more like I'm waiting for the chance to inhale.

The stress of not knowing has been messing with my eating as well. Which is why I forced myself to get back in the pool. I will go again tomorrow, too. It is a better way to channel stress than through food. Or shopping.

Although I did go shopping. I bought a new, smaller kiddie pool for the ducks to replace the other one that is harder to dump. And I also got new sheets and pillow cases for the bed and a new pillow, plus sunscreen and bug spray. I'm going to donate our old sheets to the animal shelter. They are always looking for sheets, blankets, and towels.

Yesterday I also bought my sun 3 tank tops, 2 shirts, and 5 pairs of shorts for the summer. He has grown so much the last year. And I got 3 tank tops for my daughter. I am sure when my husband comes home he will need to buy shorts. He has shrunk out of his old ones and I'm not sure he has any from before in his current size. We did get him a swim suit last time he was home and one in the next size down as well as he is still losing pretty fast, and swim suits don't stay on the rack very long around here. By actual summer, they are usually gone.

All of the spending was planned though and budgeted for.

4 Responses to “Swimmingly and Shoppingly”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Getting back in the pool was a good idea - both to help manage your stress and for the exercise. Hope it doesn't take as long as your DH thinks to get the word.

  2. jp Says:

    For our ducks, we found that the green turtle sandbox worked the best/longest. It was thicker plastic, so it wouldn't bend when you dumped it and the feet would help steady it while dumping. (we found it at a garage sale, so it was cheap too)

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    JP--We've been using the green turtle sand box, but it is awkward for me to dump because I have bad hands. I agree it holds up well. We wanted something a little smaller and lighter.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Glad you did so much in the pool -- hope you weren't too tired and sore as a result.

    I'm a stress eater and it drives me crazy. Funny how food can be so comforting.

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