Sunday, October 22, 2006

An Epic Week


Last week several important events occured.

On Tuesday, I made it to 29 years at my job. That's over half my life. One lady in the office has been there longer. She made it to 30 years this past Friday. There are several in the shop that have been there longer.

On Thursday, the company passed our sales figure for last year. It took us 10-2/3 months to pass that figure, as our end of the fiscal year is always November 30th.

On a personal note, I reached a new low. I hit 250#. That's down 235# from February 2005. Wow. Even I am impressed. Another 7-1/2#, and I will be 1/2 my highest weight.

I met with the landscape architect once again, after I'd put that project at the lake off months ago. Now I will be waiting on an appraisal of the cabin, to determine what I can or cannot do on that project. I'm wanting to get it done over the winter, so that by next Spring / Summer, the whole thing is done, and the workers are gone, so they do not interfere with the prime time for using the cabin. We'll see how that plan goes.

Back to my life...... and making it better.


Monday, October 16, 2006

Cruise ran aground


So sometimes things do not go as planned. I was all set to cruise the Mexican Riviera in 12 days, but after consulation with my knee Doctor's office, I will not be going.

My knee / leg is still not where it should be for me to really put that type of strain and exertion on it. While it is better than it has been, and continually does improve, I still have pain at times, and the clicking in the knee, as well as swelling. There sre some days I hobble around, and other days I get around great. However, either type of day, I cannot navigate steps / stairs / slopes well yet. I have to take one step at a time, and get both feet on it, before I can move to the next step.

I just finally realistically pictured all the standing in line at the airports, carrying luggage, sitting for hours on the cramped plane without being able to stretch the leg well at times. Add in the walking on the boat while it's rocking in the waves, the off-ship excursions, getting on and off the boat by stairs or ramp, etc. and all those scenarios could add to more discomfort and having to spend more time recouping while on vacation.

There will be other times better suited for taking a cruise for me. This was to be my reward for losing all the weight. But the loss of weight itself, is the reward, for better health, and hopefully longer, happier life.

I will live to cruise another day.