FaceTime with Grandson, Working on Mom’s Move, and Thai Dinner with Friends

We got to face time with this one yesterday. He actually looked at us and coo’d a bit! He was smiling and talking – well trying to. He looks all big in his toddler like clothes!

Here you can see his birth mark on his wrist. That came up after we left. Katy forgot to tell us about it and I was like “what is that on his arm?”. The doc said it would go away one day. I had one on my tummy. Anyway I thought I’d mention it because you might notice and wonder what it was.

Our progress on Mom’s Move:

George has an appointment with the Realtor in Columbia at lunch time today to discuss list price and date. All of which has been cleared with Mom.

I looked up storage facilities and prices. They were much less than I thought. But we have about 3 in the immediate area and can branch out if needed. Too early to book it as we don’t know exact timing yet.

I scored 5 boxes already and see that you can buy them from U-Haul or even Amazon. So we may have to order a kit of boxes.

I looked into Power of Attorney and got confused as there are so many kinds. I need to find the form so we can get notarized. I need to understand what it is we are trying to do. In other words, what decisions it is she wants us to make. There are different kinds. I’m not very good at this kind of stuff. I’m about to learn. I don’t know if it is for when she is disabled, or for now, or for later. I need to see what the intent is before I do any further research. Mom just said we needed to do it and I offered to check into it but have no idea what I’m doing or why! lol. I just thought it was a simple form or document I was retrieving. This is not my area of expertise but I’m about to learn. So I will talk to Mom and George again about it.

And that is all I know really.

We had dinner with friends last night at a local Thai place called Smiley Thai. I got the crispy duck with veggies. It was so good. It came with a side of rice. I didn’t realize it was my rice, so I didn’t eat it. That was good though I was full enough.

Back at Weight Loss Efforts….So today is cleanse day for me! And hopefully I’ll be able to lose some weight and get back in my clothes. I have two tubs of clothes I can’t wear anymore and wanting to get back in them. The only way I ever lost weight was to do an intermittent cleanse/fast. It resets my body somehow and makes my body work the way it should.

I’ve been doing some research on leaky gut syndrome and the ability to lose weight and how your body blocks you from it and how your metabolism can get messed up – and mainly how to get out of this loop. I’ll share my findings soon when I can get life to slow down a bit.

You know I love to research things and learn things. So I’m learning a few things and if I unlock the secrets to weight loss I will let you know. I certainly have a few things I’m going to try. Everything seems to lie within the gut!

So ya’ll have a splendid Tuesday. I’m going to go close payroll! And maybe get to work before the rain does but I think I’m gonna run into it.

Hair Cut….

OH – I forgot to tell ya! I got up yesterday and cut my own hair and love it, lol! You can kinda see it in the FaceTime above. But I just couldn’t wait til my next hair appointment. Now I’ll likely have to cancel it. But that is ok. The hair stylist made fun of my cut but I tell ya, I’ve not had compliments on my hair much except for when I cut it myself. So who cares if it is uneven, if it looks better uneven, lol!

Thank You to my Readers and Supporters and Our Yard’s Spring Blooms

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Well, THANK YOU – each one of you that commented either here or my Facebook or Instagram. I appreciate you so much. I felt your support yesterday. We were all so tired. I think our nerves had built up over the past 2 weeks as we realized how possible and how quick the ball would start rolling. It was a lot to think about at once. Poor Mom’s head must be exhausted. She was praised for her fervor and inquisitiveness in our meetings. She is a sharp one and she thinks of a lot of things and wants to be prepared for everything and very careful. It’s kinda neat that we all have our “roles” we can play in this to make it happen. Each of our talents bouncing off each other as a team to “get her done”. And I appreciate your support. As I mentioned we have a long way to go before this actually happens, but it seems very probable and if something were to change there are options and minimal losses. But we are all rolling forward. I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your support and comments after the contract was signed yesterday.

We have a little more energy today. A few more plans! I took Mom home mid day and made the trek back in. I have video’d some today from a spring aspect. Got me some “B Roll” activity. Bees and flowers! ;-). Here’s a shot of our blooms this weekend. We loved seeing the dogwoods!

George worked in the yard some while I took Mom home. I was supposed to start my weigh in numbers today but Mom was here and we were busy this morning. I reserve the right to do this any day of this week. Sunday was going to be my weigh in day. I’m too tired at days end now. So I’ll put it off. I’d rather relax and blog as the sun is low in the sky, George has fixed me a “sun downer” and my rest and planning mode is beginning.

I’ve much to do personally. I also have some other things to share on some things I’ve done research on as time allows.

I’ll probably not post again until Tues morning or Wed morning. George just said dinner was ready so I gotta run.

House Building Process: Eating an Elephant One Bite at a Time

Well it’s signed! It’s not quite sealed and delivered yet, but it’s signed. We were told it was a good thing we put the deposit down early in the week because two people wanted that upgraded lot. I feel good knowing the contract is signed. But there is a lot to do and a long way to go.

In today’s meeting, she only had to make structural decisions for the most part, paying the earnest money and so forth. We did not get to pick out all of the details inside yet. This is a big drawn out process, but I will say it is very structured and very thorough. Anything worth doing certainly is!

I think I will be taking a lot of vacation days and can see that a trip to Texas may not be in the works this year for us. When you consider going to all these meetings, closing, moving (probably twice as her house will sell early we think). I’ll likely not have any days left. But at least I get to see my grandson in June as they are coming here. I will need to reserve some time to move her here and then also move her again in the new place after it’s built. Also it does not include doc appointments. But those I might can just take a half day as she’ll be up here before long. I also was planning to take some time off for flooring to be put in our house here. That WILL happen at some point. I’m not willing to budge on that one!

But we’ll work it out. Maybe we can take a long weekend to TX, but when you consider flight, hotel, and rental car for just a few days it’s just really expensive and then all over in a heartbeat. So I don’t know. Anyway, it’s important we get Mom up here. I’m so excited about the whole darn thing and to have her close to us. And God has answered our prayers so we will make it happen and gladly donate the time. But I was truly surprised at all the meetings. And she said it would have to be done during the week and not on weekends.

Here’s Mom’s house plans.

So the next step is Mom has to provide proof of funding once the GoodAll president has signed off on it. She has to provide notes from bank the $ is there, proof of value of her home that she is selling, proof of investment values, etc. And then we will get a meeting to pick her particulars, her upgrades, flooring, appliances, everything down to the knobs and the fixtures.

Afterwards we went to the Lost Cajun. The place I wanted us to eat Local Joe’s is not open on Saturday. I mean what is up with that? lol. OH well. The 2nd place we wanted to go closed at 3. I mean come on Mount Juliet, people need to eat on Saturday! So we went to one of George’s favorite places, the Lost Cajun. I knew Mom would like the catfish and I also knew George would be thrilled. I tried to eat healthy and got the shrimp dish below. I did not eat the bread. And when I was through I felt like I’d not eaten much. lol. Mom gave me a piece of her catfish and some fries. Oh well, so much for trying to be good. But honestly it was like I had a shrimp cocktail appetizer and I was starved. We didn’t get lunch!

Fancy was looking at me like she wanted to ask me a question. Like she’s saying “What’s happening Sonya?” She smiled at me and laid her head back down when I told her how pretty she was.

Our meeting today took about 4.5 hours. We were all worn out. I thought I’d get something done this afternoon on my to do list but just cannot hardly move. Anyway, we are fixing breakfast burritos here at home in the morning. And then I’ll take Mom back to Columbia and then I have a list of things to do to get ready for the work week. Geez. It’ll be a very short weekend for us. At least I started doing laundry on Thursday night knowing the weekend would be so busy. Hopefully we will have next weekend free.

I was going to start my cleanse day Monday but we have plans to eat with friends that will soon be moving out of town. So I will start the cleanse Tuesday I guess and hope all goes well while I close payroll.

Ok over and out. It’s almost bedtime again. I think I’m sleeping on the couch. It’s not working to sleep with George. I tried it last week and had to move out again. Between Roger needing to get up and George getting up, my own getting up and then add in his snoring – just nooooo. Our sofa is really comfy. So it is not an issue at all. Some of my best sleep has been there. When I had a cold I would often go sleep there back when Katy was home. I never wanted to mess up the other beds, lol. But anyway, all is well.

We are all happy, tired, and a bit overwhelmed with all we will do but we will take it one step at a time.

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It’ll be like eating an elephant one bite at a time. We will figure it all out. My job right now is to check on storage facility costs, locations, and sizes, and costs. And I have to check on power of attorney, as Mom asked me to check on that. George will be speaking with Mom’s realtor the first part of the week to get her house going and up for sale.

We are keeping our eyes on the end target though, and I’m looking forward to cooking a celebratory meal for us all in Mom’s new kitchen. Mom said she wouldn’t charge much! lol