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WE came bac hoem a day early since Bob’s allergies were bothering him so badly.  We had a pretty good time considering everything. My sister’s baby was cute, cute and we all had fun spoiling him before we got away from my parents’ house yesterday.  My middle daughter watched from afar–she didn’t want anything to do with him; she doesn’t really like little ones.

So we drove two hours to get back here before lunch and ate out, went to the grocery store, then came home.  Bob went back out to deposit his check and now he is trying to rest his voice from so much talking.

So now I need to do my writing/reading for class at some point and see what is going on with that.  We will see how it goes.  Hope everyone has a good kickoff to the Christmas season this weekend!


Kids Home

Have my middle one back under my roof for a little while. She’s going up for Thanksgiving with us then going back to Starkville on Friday.  She has two and a half weeks of exams left before she comes back.  She comes home December 21 then heads to NYC with her friend  and comes home again only to go  back to Starkville on Jan 2.  She doesn’t know when she’s going back to GA yet so we are waiting on that.

Whew.  Just typing all that made me tired.

WE’re going to try to clean up with her this afternoon and get all the Christmas boxes put back away and not leave them for when we get back.  We will see how it goes.  I want to put one more box on the big tree and then call it a season. Fun!

I am sleepy today but my mood is holding up well.  So that helps. ROlling with the punches thus far. We will see ow it continues once I am upstate.

WEll, last post this week so hopefully everyone has a good Thanksgiving and weekend after that. We hope to do well and hopefully Mississippi State will come throught with a victory on THanksgiving Day.



So far we have our two smaller trees up and have taken a break for lunch.  We will work on te bigger tree later this afternoon.  It’s been fun but tiring.

We slept in so that’s the way it went.  We will see what all we can accomplish after we eat.  I got us both big Dr. Pepper’s  so maybe we will have more strength for the afternoon

It’s hot and windy here–perfect tornado weather.  I hope we are spared that.  But it feels awful outside like one could blow up any second.

I wish I could feel better.  I am so tired and I shouldn’t be.

WE leave tomorrow for THanksgiving preparations. Hope everyone has a great THanksgiving week.



Thanksgiving Week

So my youngest is off school this week but had a dance clinic scheduled this morning so she will be there most of the day.  I am not sure how I’m going to spend my time.  We have all the Christmas trees out of storage so we can put them  up before we leave for deer camp on Wednesday. We will see how it all goes.

I need to exercise starting today–my back and knees are letting me know they’ve reached their carrying capacity now.  I’m not sure how to start. I had a friend tell me she started Pilates by looking up videos on youtube and following them. I don’t know about that. I’m still into the idea of walking but I realized I don’t have any athletic shoes to start doing that. And I don’t really want to buy any before Christmas. I need to go get fitted for a pair that won’t hurt me. Or my plantar fasciitis. I suppose whenever it kicks back in, I’ll just have to take meds and suffer through it.

I’m also going to go back to cutting calories. I just can’t afford to eat like I have been. I hate this. I’m not looking at  doing it for aesthetic reasons, but the fear is still there that if I get skinny I’ll start getting manic again.  I just feel trapped.

Hope everyone else is looking at a good start to the week.  Happy Monday!



WEnt shopping this morning for soe Christmasy tops.  I have run out of tops to wear to Christmas get togethers and such so I went out and bought some with my birthday gift card at Belk’s.  Did really good too–got three casual ones and one really dressy jacket and shirt combo.  SO I was proud of myself getting so many sales items.

Rainy weather here today.  Hopefully it will not rain at the ballgame my daughter will be playing at tonight.  Bob and I are going out to eat tonight and I’m not sure where.  WE will figure it out tonight.

I am feeling better than I have all week.  I think just planning fun things for myself has helped.  We will see what happens next week with all the family stuff.  I think it will go well too.  Hopefully so.

Hope everyone has a good weekend  and enjoys preparing for Thanksgiving here in America.  Love to everyone.

Busy Morning

I go out this morning and get my hair cut and colored then go eat with KT Morgan for lunch.  So I think it’s going to be a good morning.

I feel better this morning than I have been.  I maybe finally got good sleep and got up on time and am not now sleepy like usual.  Hopefully I’ve turned a corner on the bad mood and can now feel better through the holidays.  ‘

Hopefully my youngest and I can do the Christmas trees this year–my middle one is usually my organizer but I don’t think she’s going to be home right after THanksgiving to help us out.  Oh well.  My and the young one can handle it I think. We will concentrate on the newest ornaments and another box of the old ones and maybe let that be all we put up.

I need to run to my hair appointment.  Hope everyone else has a good rest of the week.  Thanks for reading!


Christmas Music

Ive resorted to listening to my favorite Christmas CD’s to ty to up my mood.  But it’s not working.  I am just so down.  I wish I could find a way to pick myself up.  I may go out to eat today.  Ask Bob if he wants to.

I’m trying to get more awake and aware but I just want to go to bed.  ANd I dont’ want to be down over Chirstmas and ruin everything  for the kids. Anyway.

But my house will be clean today so that is nice.  Finally able to get Christy and rCandy over and help with the house and I finally am not too sick to do anything.

I have work I need to be doing for class but I’m not up to even that yet. I just don’t know what to do with myself.

I think I may just read this afternoon and try and forget about everything–get out something escapist and goof off a bit but constructively.

ANyway.  Hopefully I will perk up before the day is out.  ANd stay out of bed.




I’m still in kind of a sour mood and anxious. I can’t put my finger on why right now. Maybe it’s just the impending holidays. I’m not really feeling the Christmas spirit. And I don’t know what to do to cheer myself up.

Candy and Christy come tomorrow and help me clean up.  We will see how that goes.  It really needs it and I need help.

My youngest is still not completely over her illness–she is coughing still and very tired.  But she can’t miss so much school. So we wil see what happens today.  She wanted to skip dance yesterday but Bob told her to go and do her best.

I guess I need to find a way to get started today.  I just want to crawl back into the bed. But I will try not to anymore today.  Hope everyone else is having a good day.




Did one of my interviews for the disability story.  I talked with a recent retiree I knew from when I worked there–she was able to speak to a lot of things about casework and how the agency was set up and everything else now, augmenting what I remembered about it.  I need to check on a few other things, but look forward to getting this story together.

My youngest went back to school today and I haven’t heard from her so I assume everything is going well.  Hopefully she will not have trouble making up the work she missed.

Not much else is going on right now.  I need to get to the grocery store and get dinner tonight.  And cancel Blue Apron for Thanksgiving week.  WE will see how it all goes.

My mood is not very good.  I want to go back to sleep.  I feel really really anxious right now and don’t want to get into why because it will sound silly.

I think I need to run and gets things done today–hopefully that will put my anxiety on the back burner.  Hope everyone is having a good start to their week.  Thanks for reading.


DOctor Visit

Had to go to my female doctor this morning–mammogram and such  Just as fun as always.  But took up most of the morning so I am a little behind again.  I just want to feel caught up again.

Doctor talked to me about my weight and blood pressure. My BP was really high and it’s not normally like that.  Se we will see what happens.  SHe just asked me to keep an eye on it.  Before she left, she said I might want to look into gastric sleeve surgery.

I don’t think I’d be a candidate because I’m not THAT big. Of course, if I don’t stop gaining, I will be “THAT big”. SO there.

My youngest is doing better and should be able to go to school Monday. Going to cook good stuff tonight so as to boost her up and get some real food into her.

SOmeday I will feel better about myself.  I’m just not sure when that will be.