Saturday, March 01, 2014
First I want to say to all who left such wonderful comments for me yesterday. I truly do appreciate it. I knew if I wrote a blog and asked for help, I would get it.
I am going to make a list of everything that I like to do. Then I will make phone calls to the proper places to find out if they are in need of any volunteers.
I took the first step in getting myself out of the house by stepping down as team leader of Positively Yours....A License to Succeed. I lead the team for 2 years. It is a big commitment to lead a team and very time consuming. I also co lead Dealing with Depression. I am on the computer all day and I have to get away from that. This was a step in that direction.
I won't leave SP and will continue to spark everyday, just not for 10 hours a day. One of the things that SP stresses is moderation. I am now going to apply that to other areas of my life beside nutrition and fitness.
I wish everyone a Happy safe, healthy and productive March.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Thank goodness it is Friday. I post that in huddles on Friday, and I say it sometimes. It doesn't really mean anything to me. Friday is just a name for another day. I understand that for many people it means the end of the work week. I am disabled and don't work. I am home 24/7. It has been pointed out to me almost on a daily basis that is my choice. to a certain extent. I can volunteer, really? I have tried. It is almost as hard as getting a job. You would think it is easy, after all it is free help for whoever you want to volunteer for. That use to be the case but not anymore. This is particularly true if you want to work with children. When the weather turns warmer, I am going to try again. I will try at the Hospital for Special Care where I go to the pool. I said I didn't want to volunteer there because I didn't want to get attached to anyone and have them die. That would throw me for a tailspin. I remember when my friend Debbie's grandmother died. I still miss her terribly. We did alot together. She became my Grandma. I was talking about her one day to my Mom and I said Grandma and she said you never did that with Grandma and when I told her Debbie's grandma she said "That wasn't your grandmother". She was annoyed. But she was, my real grandma, my Mom's Mom died when I was 13, she had 72 grandchildren 19 great grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She knew who we were because we saw her all the time but we just visited her, I didn't do things with her. I do miss her terribly though, and her death really affected me. We do talk about her alot. "I am going to give you holy hannah she use to say." Everyone said she was a saint and I can remember staring at her when I was little looking for those wings. She caught me a couple times.
I am on disability and that is really a fixed income. There aren't many things you can do. Yes, I can go to the mall, I can go shopping, but I can't afford to buy anything so what fun is it. It is just a tease and depresses me. I can't go to the Friday night single dances, the movies, the bars(not that I would anyway)bowling, you get the drift. The point of this. My friend said I don't get out to meet people. How can I? It takes $$$$. I would like to. I only have one friend, Gary. We do some things together, but we aren't a couple. That was 15 years ago and water under the bridge. Never again, it wouldn't work, didn't then, never will. He has been married and divorced since then. Do I love him, with all my heart, but not that way.
I wrote a blog on hump day. Just another day. Friday just another day. The weekend, just more days. I have a goal this year to change that. In January I think I mentioned I want to make more friends in real life and start having a life. I am tired of existing. My plan of action will start with a volunteer job. That will get me out of the house for a couple hours a week. If you have any ideas that are free or cheap, please leave them.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
My friend Gary sent these pictures to me the last time he was in New York. Remember it is winter. He must be freezing his &^%$% off.
Okay, notice the coat on the lady hugging the cowboy.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
It all turned out good. Gary was suppose to come over in the afternoon to take me grocery shopping. He called when he was suppose to be coming and said he had to take his Dad to the Dr. He was in pain. This was at 2pm and that he wanted to know if I still would want to go at 7pm. This caused me to wonder if he was telling me the truth. Why 5 hours to take his Dad to the Dr? He wanted to do something else, but I said yes I still wanted to go At 7:08 we were off. Boy, did we do a shopping.
They had 1/2 gallon of Hood ice cream on sale 2/$5.00. For some reason I have been craving junk food for the last couple days and there is none in my house. If they had chocolate chip cookie dough I was going to buy some. They didn't. THey had a new kind, chocolate peanut butter cup with caramel. Ooooohhhhhh. I pulled it out and read the label. Bonnie. I wanted a treat but having a 1/2 gallon of ice cream in my freezer was worrisome. I knew I would keep at it until it was gone and it wouldn't take all that long. I learned from having the Magnum bars. Gary suggested having a serving and throwing the rest out. No, I don't waste food. I went and bought a Friendly's sundae cup, chocolate chip cookie dough sundae. It cost almost as much as the 1/2 gallon but was one serving. I enjoyed it and was satisfied. I had my treat with no temptation in the freezer.
I also did good. I bought apples, pears, grapes, blueberries, raspberries and bananas. The lean cuisine frozen dinners were on sale and they had a great variety for once. I bought my cottage cheese, milk and eggs. I am all set.
When we got home, Gary stayed for awhile and we sat and talked. We haven't seen each other for I can't remember the last time I saw him. I know it was before Christmas. It did turn out to be a very nice Wednesday night. I had a special Wednesday. See it doesn't take much to make me happy.
to all those that answered my plea for ideas on how to make a Wednesday stand out.
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