Sunday evening….beginning of another week….tomorrow brings more rock and bricks…the yard should be complete before sunset!!! I think the guys that are doing the job are so ready to be done…they both have full time jobs laying concrete….so I know this is stressing them…we hired the neighbor who is a carpenter to do 2 set of steps and a small deck out back…plus finish the kitchen where the dishwasher is and lay all the base board…my brother has seen his word and recommended him…this is what he does for a living….we worked out in the Arizona room…got things moved around and the floor mopped…cleaned windows and vacuumed out the dust in the inner windows…amazing at how much dust gets in…it is so fine and silky…pros and cons with living in a new place….reminds me of living on the coast in Washington state…kinda exciting to have to relearn how to live in new territory….
Been doing okay on the food end of life…no journaling…life is just a little crazy, I haven’t mentioned to anyone that my son and his new bride have separated….something they both new before I left California, they choose not to tell me because they didn’t want to change my plans…so they waited until the end of January to tell me…of course I am heart broken for both of them….being a survivor of 2 divorces I am away of how difficult it is to get your center back and start living again….anyway just a huge stressor on my part…I realize there is nothing I can do to help them through this but be here if they need to talk….but it can sure keep you up at night……of course I am not using this as an excuse to eat, but man it would be easy to let it get out of control…..so I am happy that I am staying right at 260…up some weeks and then back down….I am hoping after the house is done and life is somewhat back to order… I am going to the gym and getting into some sort of routine….is that a pitiful excuse or what….
My hand joints have been exhibiting new bumps and swelling…guess its bound to happen…progression of the wonderful disease of arthritis….its not as bad as a lot others…and I am thankful that I have only a minimal amount of pain….the low humidity and warmth of the sun certainly is a huge help…..
I do have a new picture to share with you….this giant saguaro skeleton came with the house, she was buried in the sand rotting, so I dug her up and we stood her by the fence on the rocks so we could wire her to the brick fence….she even has an arm,, making her over 50 for sure…probably more like 80+ the niece wasn’t sure where her aunt got it but its certainly a wonderful trophy for me…LOL may not look like a lot to some…but they are hard to come by…its against the law to pick up even dead saguaro in the desert…
Love the clean, sand free yard….