Friday, August 23, 2013
I found this on another friends spark page so thought I would add it onto mine. With my answers of course!
"Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you
and help your SparkFriends get to know you.
Where is my cell phone?
Connected to the charger on the bookcase in the living room
Yes, still asleep.
brown & silver
Sadly she passed away 11/14/12.
Alive and kicking and will outlive us all just for spite!
Your favorite thing?
My laptop. Always said I didn't want one until I got it and then loved it!
Your dream last night?
Was going to go get my mom a snack since she couldn't walk very far.
Unsweetened iced tea
What room are you in?
Living room (on the laptop that I said I never wanted)
Cross stitch, cooking, reading, computer games, (does relaxing count as a hobby?)
That I'll die before I ever get to see my granddads graduate, since I still don't have any. And that we won't be able to get our house paid off before my husband retires.
Where do you want to be in 6 years?
Happy and secure
Where were you last night?
Something that you aren't?
I've ate a few
Wish list item?
Purple Plymouth Prowler
Last thing you did?
Started my spark teams check in thread.
What are you wearing?
shorts and shirt
2 Dachshunds, 1 Terrier mix, 1 Jack Russell puppy, and a 15 year old part Maine Coon cat named Harry (and she's a girl).
None here in Georgia, but have a few that I talk to on facebook.
It's been hard.
Annoyed at the dogs.
My mom who passed away and my son & daughter in law because they live in Canada and I haven't seen them since June 2012
2004 Pontiac Gran Prix GTP with a turbo charged engine
Something you're not wearing?
Shoes (hate to wear them)
Your favorite store?
Target? Don't really have one.
Your favorite color?
Tie between Emerald Green/Pastel Pink
When is the last time you cried?
Cried about my mom 2 nights ago.
Favorite place to eat?
Home. I get tired of being gone.
Favorite place I'd like to be right now?
On a cruise ship! But have to wait until 12/2014 then going on an 11 day Southern Caribbean cruise.
Monday, September 29, 2008
....gaining weight that is! For the past 2 months I have let things in life get in the way of my dieting and exercise and it's coming to an end. Today!!!! I've gained 9 pounds over the past 2 months when I should have lost 9 pounds, and I've had enough. I'm not going to take it anymore!! So that scale is going to start heading south as of today.
I'm terrible about letting the little things bother me and being the emotional eater that I am, it really plays havoc on my diet. I know to some that may be an excuse, but if you've never had to deal with emotional eating, then it's hard to explain the feelings that come over you and how it's almost impossible to control it at times. I know that if I wasn't taking med's for stress and anxiety, that I would be a lot heavier than I am now. But between the med's and Spark I've kept it under control better. So thank you to my friends here at spark for letting me come to you when I need someone to talk to and it's also nice to know that I'm not the only one who deals with it.
I just feel overwhelmed at the moment. So much is going on in my life at the moment. And only one of them is something to look forward to, and that's being able to live with my husband again next summer. Because we have been living apart for over 2 years now and I've had enough. It would be different if we were in our 20's or 30's with lots of years ahead of us. But I'm 47 and he's going to be 53 this year. And both of his parents passed away before they were 70. In fact his father was only in his 50's. So the health in his family isn't good.
Not to mention I'm tired of living apart. I'm tired of being alone. I truly feel more like a single mom now than when I really was one. So I got fed up with the town we are in and the drama that my daughter is going through at the moment here and I told Bob that he's getting a wife and stepdaughter next summer whether he wants one or not. I told him that I don't care if we live in Memphis, Atlanta or Timbuktu! I know he didn't want to move us to Memphis only to have to move again to Atlanta because of his job. I understand that. We didn't want to keep moving the kids around. But we also didn't know it was going to take 3 years to finally get to Georgia either. So I don't know where we will be living come next summer, but it's going to be together.
So now I need to start getting the house ready to sell. And that's one of the things that's stressing me. It's not like Bob can come home on weekends or anything. He hasn't been out here since last Christmas. So it's up to me to get everything ready. I need to have the carpet replaced, I need to have a new front and back door put on, I need to paint the entire inside of the house. I need to buy screens for the windows that don't have them, I need to paint the cabinets and doors. I need to make sure the yard is looking good and the dogs sure haven't helped on that one!
So I feel overwhelmed. Then there's my son Austin who will turn 19 this week and he's moving to Canada the end of November. And as his mom I worry. I don't know if he realizes just what's involved in picking up and immigrating to another country. And is the end of November really a good time of year to drive to Alberta, Canada?? But his friends birthday is the beginning of December and he wants to be there by then. I prefer he waits until spring, at least. But I prefer next summer to be totally honest. But heaven forbid I say anything to him about it because then I'm being the nagging mother. And since I'm an adult and he's 18, then what do I know!! But it would have been nice to have one more Christmas with him.
And I cry every time I think about him moving. I wouldn't care if he moved all the way across the United States. That wouldn't bother me. What bothers me is moving to a totally different country. I don't even have a passport. So if something was to happen to him, I couldn't even come up there. I don't have a copy of my birth certificate to even apply for one. So I've got to try and get a copy from Missouri, where I was born at, and get one. I don't even know how to go about getting my birth certificate. Where do I even start at? And even though my son is an adult. Though I don't really consider18 to be much of an adult, it's my job as a mom to be concerned about him. Especially since he just graduated high school and has never been out on his own before. I believe he's thinking more with his hormones than his mind at the moment.
Well it's Monday, a new week and almost a new month. So it's time to get a plan and do it. I should be a lot lighter than what I am and it's really bothering me that I can't get it under control at the moment. So Lord, give me the strength and motivation and encouragement that I need to do this. And you can throw in some humor too!
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
.... and time to get back to work on spark again. I missed it really while gone. I can sure tell a difference in how I feel when I'm not following it. So since Friday is the first day of a new month, it's going to be the first day of starting over for me. I could start over tomorrow but I have to ease my way back into it!!
Vacation was good. Bob and I spent 4 nights in Tucson and then 5 nights in Vegas. I really loved Tucson and almost wished we had bypassed Vegas and just stayed in Tucson. I loved Vegas the last time we went (6 years ago), but this time was different. You couldn't walk out of your hotel without being approached by time share people with people promising you dinners or shows for just a few hours of your time! It was really getting annoying. But they were outside of every hotel!!! It really just turned me off big time. And it didn't help that I got really sick Wednesday night and spent most of Thursday and Friday in bed. It's going to be awhile before I can eat a hamburger with guacamole and a side order of onion rings again. Not a pretty site!! But I'm about back to normal thank goodness!!
I haven't weighed myself since before vacation. I'm sure I gained a little but hopefully not a lot. We did a lot of walking. And when I say "a lot", I mean I was getting up to 20,000 steps in on some days. And averaging about 15,000 on most of the other days. And we'd only eat breakfast and dinner each day. And I made sure that I consumed a ton of water since it was over 100 degrees outside everyday. I think next year I would rather go somewhere cooler and quieter. Maybe a cabin in the woods at a lake. No crowds, no noise, no heatwave!
My daughter came home today. She had flown to Georgia to stay with her grandparents while Bob and I went on vacation. I cried when I saw her get off the plane today. I was so happy to have her home. But after a trip to the mall for school shoes and some clothes, she was home and gone again! Making up for lost time with her friends. So here I am alone again. But only for a few hours.
Guess it's time to wrap this up and check out spark and see what new things I can discover about it.
Monday, July 14, 2008
.....counting down until I get to see my husband Bob again!! I'm so happy and excited and even starting to get a few butterflies! We are leaving Wednesday for 4 nights in Tucson and then 5 nights in Las Vegas. We are going to meet each other at DFW airport tomorrow night. I'm driving down from Oklahoma and he's flying in from Memphis, TN. I booked us a hotel room at the fancy hotel at the airport and we are going to spend the night there and then fly out the next afternoon for vacation. We will get to spend 11 nights together. That's the longest period of time that we have spent together in the past 2 years that he's been living and working in Memphis. We only see each other once every 3 or 4 months. But hopefully by this time next year we will be living under the same roof again!
My daughter Jeannine flew out to Georgia to stay 2.5 weeks with my parents and my son will be staying here working and looking after the house while I'm gone. My mom was hoping to take Jeannine and go rent a condo at the beach in Georgia for a couple of nights while she's there, but my dad is still in the hospital. It's been 3 weeks as of this Wednesday. And now they have him moved to a rehab center and said he may be there for another 2 weeks. He has no upper body strength and can't push himself up with his arms because of it. He tries to walk with a walker, but can't hold himself up on it. I feel terrible for my dad. This is a man that was always on the go and doing yard work and cutting firewood and now he's having to wear depends and use a walker at the moment. And he's only 69. It kills me not to be there to see him. My mom is beginning to think that he may have suffered a small heart attack during his hospital stay after surgery. Hopefully he wil be back home soon. There is this part of me that feels so guilty for going on a vacation and not going to see my father. But there is nothing I can do for him and we had no idea that his hospital stay would go from a predicted 2 night stay, to an unpredicted 4-5 week stay. And the reservations were already made and paid for.
Of course I will be taking a spark break while on vacation. Which means more than likely a weight gain. However I'm willing to make that sacrifice to spend this time with Bob. I'm not going to gorge myself and eat until I'm totally stuffed. But at the same time I'm not going to say no to desserts and treats. I'm going to enjoy myself and I know what the consequences are. But I'm hoping with all of the walking that we will be doing, that my weight gain will stay at a minimum.
I will maybe have computer access while in Tucson, and will try and check in with my spark teams, which by the way I took over as co-leader on another team yesterday, but while in Vegas I won't have computer access. Bob is bringing his work laptop but it's strictly for work matters and so I won't be able to use it. I'll miss all of my spark friends while on vacation. They've become like family to me!
See you in a couple of weeks!!
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