Saturday, November 29, 2008
WOW, where is this month going????? I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We certainly did, and it was so good to get mom over to my brothers in our new little Mini Cooper! The walker did fit!! PTL!! This car gets 35MPG...so that is a big plus!!
I have been decorating for Christmas, so on my feet a lot, and my back is feeling it! BUT PTL, I love this time of the year! It is just extra special.......and hopefully people are really praising our God for this is the season for it...with the birth of our Lord. I know it really was not Dec. 25. I believe it was October. OK, do NOT get me wrong, I praise God everyday, but I am hoping more people do and come to know our Lord!
How was your self control over Thanksgiving? Mine was pretty good. I did have 1 deviled egg, and it was soooooooo good, but only a small piece of pumpkin pie for dessert. I did enjoy the turkey white meat and a little stuffing and squash. My sis-in-law did a great job!
Well, I am going to really try to continue to lose weight during this holiday season....or at least maintain......I AM NOT going to gain weight....I already have that fixed in my mind!
Here is a quote from the Bible:
The Lord is the strength of my life.......of whom shall I be afraid? Psalms 27:1
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I ran my errands for T-day tomorrow....I am bringing the tossed salad! YEAH, so I know that will be healthy. I make my own dressing......just a smidge of olive oil...maybe 1 tbsp. , splash in the red wine vinegar, but first you add about 1 1/2 tsp of sugar and 1/2 tsp. salt then you add the wet ingredients over the salad...which will be huge for 5 people. It is sooooooo good!!!!
Tomorrow is about what we can eat......not what we can't. There is no reason why we can't have a little of it all.......enjoy, but do NOT leave the table stuffed...like a turkey.....enjoy it enough to be just satisfied and feel good mentally and physically!!
Here is another quote from my fitness devotional:
No one knows what he can do till he tries!
Happy healthy Thanksgiving!!!!!
Monday, November 24, 2008
All of a sudden........what I had written disappeared.....I hit a wrong key!!!!! Oops!!
Here is the condensed version......Today was the funeral for Roxann....I am sure it went well, and I am so glad we went yesterday to pay our last respects. There is snow on the ground and I probably would have had to stay at mom's overnight, and we are going back to Vassar on T-day, and I teach RE tomorrow afternoon, so glad we spent the day yesterday with Roxann's family and my mom. If the funeral had been Sunday, We definitely would have attended.
Hubby and I talked to his sis yesterday......her ex killed himself on the 8th, and she is doing a bit better, sleeping at least and eating a little, and she was glad we called her......it still has to be so difficult for her.........I cannot even imagine.
I hope I am not bringing anyone down with all the death stuff I have been through lately. It does help to journal it and talk about it.
It has been probably 10 or more days since I have gotten on that scale, so tomorrow is the day!
Here is a quote from my fitness devotional:
Congratulate yourself on your efforts so far. sometime we got so caught up in making progress that we forget to give ourselves credit for what we have accomplished!!!!!!!! That is so true.....Right now, all of you........say, WOW, I am doing it!!! Slow but sure.......(for me anyway)~~~~
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Hubby and I went to Vassar to say one last goodbye to Roxann. Mom did not go; she didn't want to get out in the cold, so I did not force the issue.....would have liked her to go just to get out of the house, but that was ok. It was really unreal seeing Roxann lying in a casket....WOW, and she was so gray, but her color was not good when I saw her on the 13th. I got to meet her two sons and her grandchildren. Roxann was divorced when she died, but her ex was there. I did not meet him.......Roxann did not talk highly of him, and I decided not to go introduce myself to me. I only wanted it to be a happy time.......as much as that could be. I did get teary eyed, however, seeing Roxann there......I did almost start to cry, but Bill put his arm around me and that made me feel a little better. On the upswing........there were a few of my classmates there. I called a few that I had phone #s for or email addresses, and they turned up!!!!! That was really great as we had a mini reunion!!!!! We also promised to stay in touch, and I am sure we will.
It has been a very long day......week really, and I am planning to really get out of my funk........I promise. I have kept up the exercise and the eating has been so so.......not great, but I have not gone off the deep end........as I may have in the past.....so I am counting that as good!
I found this quote in an old Weight Watchers manual:
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought!
WOW.......now that is food for thought!!!! Have a blessed evening!
I came back about 1/2 hour after I posted this to praise God in getting me through this and to thank him again for having Roxann in my life this past year. I think it has somehow made me a different person. Love is something all of us should give freely and on a daily basis.........I love all of you for taking time to read my blogs and give me encouragement and support......and I truly mean that!!! Her death somehow is helping me to live a better life......if that makes sense to you. I just see things and people in a different light. Life is fragile.....handle with care.......and love and thank God every day for those that are in your life and show and tell them how much you care!
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