Saturday, December 01, 2012
First off I am ecstatic to report I dropped 3 lbs at my last weigh in on the 27th. That counts for Thanksgiving week with 3 moderate meals of "turkey with all the trimmings" (not all in the same day mind you) and 1/2 slice of pumpkin pie included. I am super proud of myself. This brings me down 24 lbs with only 6 lbs to go to eliminate the reminder of this year's regain. So far so good!
In other news, I have been without my computer for the past week. Prior to that I had only intermittent access to the internet. Virus issues! The Geek Squad at Best Buy has been doing their thing with it and returned it to me late yesterday. I learned the viruses (2) tagged along when I downloaded the latest version of Adobe Flash. I wasn't even aware that could happen. Let me tell you it's rough when you have no internet. I didn't realise how much I have come to depend on it to keep in touch with family and friends. Nevertheless I did managed to get a lot done.
Our Christmas decorations outside are up. DH and I bought 3 new pieces this year. A set of white light Christmas Trees (1 large, 1 small), a large white light Reindeer and a tall inflatable Nutcracker. These go along well with our Super duper inflatable Santa, super duper tall inflatable penguin, inflatable Mickey Mouse with presents, and hard plastic light up Santa, stackable gifts, Polar Bear, and Snowman. Our house, hedge, and bushes, are all trimmed in white lights and our sidewalk is lined with candy canes. Garland, big red bows and wreaths here and there add the finishing touches. Next up the inside and 2 Christmas trees (1 with ornaments we have collected from our families as well as throughout the years), and 1 Disney inspired complete with monorail running underneath!
I also got busy tackling the office desk, my dressers, and my side of the closet. This weekend I need to sort through my husband's dressers and his side of the closet, with or without his help I might add. Most likely without since he HATES getting rid of anything!!
As for this week, plans to take the grandson to the movies on Tuesday are in the works. So is the official start of our Christmas shopping. I found out the other day that in our county alone there will be 1200 children slated to go without Christmas presents this year. It's times like these I really wish I would win the lottery (of course I would first have to play it) but nonetheless DH and I will do our best to buy for as many as we can. The Angel Tree and Toys for Tots have been our charities of choice at Christmas time for years now. We also do a local food drive. And for the past 5 years we have made certain to include our grandson in our participation in hopes the act of giving whether it be with food, clothing, gifts or time, rubs off on him.
As for our daughter, she is still grouchy and mean spirited as ever. No changes expected but I must say she is doing well in her first semester back at college. I pray she hangs in there this time around and finishes what she starts. Believe it or not she wants to be an RN. I say more power to her. Perhaps she will eventually learn to care, not judge and have compassion in the process. There is always hope, right? In the meantime I will pray mightily for her future patients.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
I had a nice time with the husband, daughter, grandson, daughter's boyfriend Dan and adopted daughter Faye yesterday celebrating Thanksgiving. Dinner was yummy. The pies were a hit especially the Apple Pecan! And Disney On Ice was a lot of fun! The grandson would attest to that. His favorite part was CARS followed by Toy Story.
As for any "drama". Yes, there were remarks made to try and upset the day but my suit of armor held and the smiles on my grandson's face as well as seeing him have so much fun, diminished their stings. I am thankful to say I got through the day intact!
Today will be a quiet one spent watching the Macy's parade, cropping photos from last night and later having left over Turkey with all the trimmings once again with just the husband and me. *And even though I allowed for a "free day" yesterday I have eaten quite moderately. No free for all feasting for me this holiday. What a change!
Wishing all my Spark friends a wonderful Thanksgiving! Praying the day is full of love, laughter and fun for all. I am so thankful to have found Sparkpeople. It has helped me so much the last couple of years in my endeavor to lose weight and learn to take better care of myself. The friends I have found here are , each and everyone. You all are my rock to lean on when times are difficult, my cheerleaders when things are going well and each of you have helped and inspired me more than you will ever know. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
I refused to type up a paper for the husband today. He has gotten himself into a legal financial tight spot regarding a credit card which has been on going for 3 years. He has now been subpoenaed. I have offered him my advice, help and support up until today. Once more he has decided not to respect nor follow anything I have to say on the matter and has ended up in more trouble. Today I finally drew the line and told him he was on his own. He can type up his own response to the attorneys or find someone else to do it for him. It was a small line in the sand, true but I don't feel I should help him out again only to have him not listen to sound advice and therefore dig the hole deeper.
Well all hell broke loose! He called our daughter and asked her to do it for him. After a small hassle she decided to help him out. At the same time the two of them came to the conclusion that "I" was the real problem. I wasn't being a good, dutiful wife. So for that the daughter decided I was not allowed to see my grandson today as planned. I was being punished for saying no to typing up the paper. UNBELIEVABLE! I lost precious time with my grandson over this.
After trying in vain to get both of them to see the error of their ways I realized there was nothing I could do. My daughter had made up her mind. Like I have said before she will use any reason to hurt. Her view on the subject is that I should have done "my duty" as DH's wife even if I was frustrated with his stupidity. Her words! I look at it in terms that it is a paper for God's sake. Not a huge deal breaker in my book and certainly not something that should have been tied to time spent with the grandson. DH refuses to listen to anyone's advice, especially mine, not only in this instance but in others, and keeps making poor financial choices. I have had it, and feel if he wants to continue making bad choices than by God he needs to take full responsibility for them and can type up his own responses to attorneys and such. At the moment however he is over at the daughter's, having her do his work for him and I might add, seeing our grandson.
Frustration and anger are but two of the feelings running rampant in me at the moment. Sadness at missing out on the little guy today is HUGE to say the least.
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