Good morning. I hope everyone is having a good day so far. Mine has been busy, already. Our neighbor's (the ones from OR) refrigerator quit last week, so I had to get husband to go see if we could fix it. We also had to remove all the food that has spoiled. Anyway, last week we took it all apart and determined that the defrost timer was probably the problem, so we ordered a new one, which came in late yesterday, so we went to install it this morning. When we left it was cooling and seemed to be working properly! Yay us!!
It's been a pretty busy week, all around. The calligraphy guild I belong to is gearing up to start our new season (we don't have meetings/classes during the summer), so we're busy getting everything sorted out for that. I also started PT on Wednesday and had it again on Friday. I'll go every day this coming week, then will go Tue/Thu until the end of October. I'm glad the therapy center is only a couple miles from my house!!
I'm also trying to get some work done in my shop, along with finding time to practice calligraphy, etc. On Tuesday, I'm starting a new class - painting with acrylics. That will be Tuesday for the next 4 weeks. I spent quite a bit of time gathering supplies and getting prepared.
My weight has been all over the map again, but not as bad as it was a couple of weeks ago. Last week, I was down almost 4 lbs from that high after we traveled for a couple of days. This week, I'm down another 2.4 lbs. I'm happy with that. It's starting to be a bit cooler here now, so hopefully, I'll be able to start getting out and walking in the evenings again. My neighbor will be returning from OR on the 26th of this month (for the winter), so we'll start walking every day again. I've been told I need to start doing stretches before I walk/exercise and supposedly that will help my cramps. I'm trying to figure out the best stretches to accomplish that.
I need to do more research about the cramps. They get so painful and none of the things I've been told to try have helped. I got a really bad one in my foot the other night and since I have to stand up when they hit, to get them to release, I tried getting out of bed - I tried to put weight on my foot and it wouldn't hold me so I ended up falling on the floor. Just ended up with a couple of bruises, but it's not good to become a fall risk at my age!! I'm hoping that stretching, walking, etc will help make my muscles stronger as well as help with some weight loss. No doubt the excess weight I'm carrying is making it harder to maintain good balance, as well.
So - that's my story. I hope y'all had a good week and were able to meet your goals. I look forward to hearing about them.
~~Wishing everyone a wonderful, successful week~~