Thursday, August 23, 2012
Usually I am a fairly patient person. I have to be with a husband with a neurological disorder, difficult family and well I am getting older not younger. Usually I am content with my degree of patience. Averting tantrums on the homefront is usually a snap, family can be thought about later and their stuff can be ignored as a rule. What else can you do? But in May our old dog died, sad but inevitable. Then our delightful pup was killed by accident that one I had far more difficulty with. A lot of family crap happened, not able to deal quite as easily with it as usual. That is how I came to tell my youngest daughter that she had a big mouth and that she thinks she knows everything. Ouch! She is angry, never mind that I hit the nail on the head. Her older sister had a long talk with me yesterday(when did she get to be the mom and I the kid?) But the gist of what she said was 1. Mom, people are all varying degrees of difficult and you need to tolerate them. You will only make friends with those whom you enjoy but she is your daughter. 2. No matter what you cannot go all your life without those two grandkids we all adore. Amen to that! So now what. Cards and letters first, Then phone and ask to talk to grandkids. 3. After a while you will go there and pretend nothing ever happened. So sayeth the wise daughter. AMEN
Other than that I love spark coach, am doing well tracking food, trying out exercises and if I can simmer down I will get onto the last of ElizRns stuff. My wight is finally down below 145, just. I have been there a long time and want to get better. I have thought of a new hairdo that I can make happen so here comes the new me!