Not the Best Way to Wake Up!

October 12, 2014

I didn’t get a blog posted on Friday morning. Nope. I had other things going on. Let’s see….

Friday morning, at 5:00 am, Mike woke me up saying….”I think Tucker pooped in his kennel”.

First of all, I’m not one of those people that gets out of the bed in the morning feeling elated and overjoyed. Never have been. My feet touch the floor, I sit on the side of the bed pondering…..”What day is this? Why did morning come so fast?”  I slowly walk to the bathroom. I brush my teeth, (not really, but I guess I should, right?) I go downstairs, I let the dogs out, and I start my coffee. By coffee time, I have realized what day it actually is, and I start to come alive.

Hearing the words….”pooped in his kennel”….at 5:00 am, dreaming about more sleep, didn’t really help me come alive in a positive manner. I literally got out of bed stomping, and I stomped all over the house, looking for the dog shampoo, slamming cabinet doors, collecting towels and yelling random stuff that didn’t make any sense at all.  Then I stomped into the bathroom to start the bath water. Tucker hates a bath just as much as he hates being in the kennel, so by the end of the bath, I was drenched and the tub needed to be disinfected. Mike was outside taking care of the kennel, but I had to inform him that he was doing it all wrong (because you guys…I was cranky and still asleep!). At 5:00 am, everybody is doing everything wrong, as far as I’m concerned. You can imagine the next 30 minutes or so, and if you can’t, then that’s probably best.

At 6:33 am, I stepped in a wet spot on the carpet in the living room. I’m assuming all of the negative energy I was giving off in the house, sent Tucker into an anxiety frenzy, and he pee’d on the carpet. I cleaned that up! At this point, everyone I know is stupid and all dogs are stupid and carpet is stupid and dog kennels are stupid and sleep is stupid and husbands are stupid and Friday’s are stupid and just plain old life… stupid.

At 8:15 am, (and this is NOT a joke!), the chirping started! I can never figure out which smoke alarm is chirping, and I faithfully change all of the batteries every 6 months! What the H E double hockey sticks?????? Now the dogs think everything in life is stupid. I go to Walmart and I buy batteries. I come home, I stomp into the garage to get the ladder. I stomp to the basement, I stomp upstairs. Stomping is hard while carrying a ladder, but I was really serious about stomping. After changing all nine of the ridiculously placed smoke detectors (Yes, I realize that this could one day save my life) the flipping chirping continued. I could die.

I remembered that last year I bought a carbon monoxide detector. I changed the battery in it. The chirping stopped. I stopped stomping. My legs were tired.

I wanted a Bloody Mary, but instead, I cleaned out every single cabinet in my kitchen! It actually felt good to take out all of that frustration on cleaning and organizing instead of eating a package of cinnamon rolls. The only downfall of my emotional cleaning, is that I likely threw away things in an emotional state, and later I’ll be wondering where certain things are But really, who needs 25 plastic Christmas cookie plates and veggie platters?

I went to the later WW meeting. I drove from there to meet a friend for lunch, where I had a bloody mary.

When I got home from a long lunch with my friend, Tucker had pooped in the kennel again. This bath was outside in the backyard. Another disinfecting of the kennel.

Saturday morning I slept in until about 9:00. Tucker slept in our bed on a 5′ leash all night, with the leash around my wrist. Mike is wondering how long it will take of for him to just poop in the bed. That’s not really going to happen, right?

Some days with that dog are just so exhausting. I try so hard to remain patient. I would feel nothing but guilt if I were to get rid of him. He would only become someone else’s problem. I feel like he is here for a reason. Not sure what it is yet. Teaching me how to properly clean up poop?? He really is 95% really good dog. Some days I think I must be crazy for putting up with him, other days I wonder how could I ever get rid of him? 

I left the house at 10:00 am to go to an early show with a friend. We saw Gone Girl. Creepy weird. I never did get a blog written yesterday either. 

I made a pot of Turkey Chili and I feel like that’s all we have been eating since I made it! Chili, honey crisp apples, banana’s and eggs!

This is what I ate on Thursday!


Pumpkin Oatmeal

Frothy Coffee





This ridiculously HUGE Honeycrisp Apple

with 1 T. Jiffy Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter





Dole Chopped Salad





Zoodles, Red Onion, 1/4 C. Garlic

Sautéed in Olive Oil

1/4 C. Ragu Light Alfredo Sauce





Un-pictured Frozen Yogurt




Sautéed Red Onions, Zucchini, Cooked Sweet Potato

Topped with One Egg and 1/8 chopped Avocado




These are just a few of the things that I’ve had to eat on Friday and Saturday!

Turkey Chili

Cheese, Sour Cream

10 PPV



Turkey Chili in a Corn Tortilla with Cheese




Egg Whites

Pumpkin Spice English Muffin with Pumpkin Butter




Weight Watcher’s Points Plus

I can eat 26 PPV a day.

I can earn Activity Points by doing exercise, and eat them if I choose.

I have an allowance of 49 extra points that I can dip into throughout the week if I choose.

I should drink a minimum of 6 (8 oz) glasses of water each day.

My Weight Watcher Week Begins on Friday’s


Thursday’s Menu

Breakfast = Oatmeal, Frothy Coffee (5)

Snack = Apple, PB (2)

Lunch =  Salad (4)

Snack = Veggies and Alfredo (3)

Un-pictured Frozen Yogurt (5)

Dinner = Veggies and Eggs (8)

Total = 22

Exercise = Walked 3 Miles

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 3

Activity Points Earned This Week = 24

How many glasses of water I drank for the day = 10

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 7


After all of the doggy business, I’ve enjoyed a movie, watching the KC Royals win a few really exciting games with friends, lunch out….and Mike and I had a much needed date night last night. My weight stayed the same this week, and considering that I had a four pound loss last week, I didn’t expect the scale to move, even though I had a successful week. I had points left over from my weekly allowance and I earned 24 activity points. My goal was to walk 20 miles this week, and I walked 21 miles! I got in all of my water, but I did not get in a Yoga class, and I am really missing those.

I’ve got a great week planned out, and I’m going to Yoga tonight, which I wouldn’t typically do on a Sunday, but it’s a stretch class and I know I need it.

Make a plan for yourself and have an awesome Week!


“love the life you live, live the life you love”