Thursday, November 28, 2013
I was really doing so good on this 5% challenge, then life happened. First I went on a 10 day cruise, yea! But the food was so good. The dinners are killers. I did ok with breakfast and lunch because I went through the line, but the dining room was a whole new story. My sister and I walked at least a mile each day, but that was not enough to keep up with the dining room! Then at the end of the trip, we were able to find a wi fi spot and decided to download all past emails and facebook. Seems our father had passed away 5 days earlier. It was very hard not being able to do anything while out of the country. Daddy is in a much better place. He had gone down each visit since Mom died a year ago. He had no desire to live without her. Fortunately, our brother was able to get home and be with him until the end. We were also very blessed to be able to keep him at home right up to the end. That was very important to him. When we finally got back to the states we had to change from summer clothes to winter and get to GA. After the funeral we began to pack up our parents house. I believe we did a lot, but there is too much left. We had to leave and go back to our homes for the holidays. My own children always come home for Thanksgiving, but I really have not been in much of a holiday mood. I have much to be thankful for, but just don't feel all happy, happy like usually. I will work on this. Now I am behind on exercise since we didn't find time while in GA. My new goal will be to begin as soon as all company has left. I just don't have the energy to get it going right now, but I will make myself get back into as soon as I can have a "normal" routine.