Monday, March 29, 2010
This month has been very emotional and a whirlwind and it doesn't look like it will calm down soon. At the beginning of March we (my sister and Dad) met with a lawyer concerning Dad's financial situation. He got caught up in the ARM mortgages that are causing the big housing market foreclosures. The lawyer advised us to sell his primary residence as soon as possible. He has @5200sq ft home and it has been hard for him to keep up since Mom died.
So every weekend this month I have been up at Dad's (he lives 90 minutes away) cleaning, sorting, packing etc. etc. I have 3 sisters and we have been working together, though not all of us have been able to be there always at the same time.
Also, mid March we met with another lawyer concerning an right of way issue for our cabin. Our new neighbor has blocked all access across his property to our cabin. Our cabin is landlocked and the only access is through his property. So more legal issues!!
Then, yesterday, while meeting with Dad concerning a game plan for his house, figuring out a selling price (the car dealership in his backyard is interested in buying his home - pray that this goes through!), Dad throws a bombshell at us girls. He is engaged! He met this woman on Feb 28 for the first time and he proposes on Sat (the day after the 2 year anniversary of Mom's death). It was very emotional yesterday with this news, especially since us girls had been going through the last of mom's china and clothes.
I am kinda shell-shocked right now and all I want to do is eat today. But I know this is not the answer. I am glad I don't keep unhealthy snacks (especially cookies) in the house anymore -- my husband was just complaining about this on Friday. So, I had an extra big bowl of green bean and cabbage soup for lunch to fill me up. Though yesterday, my brother-in-law had brought us all a bag of miniature reeses. I did stay within in my calorie range for meals because I just had a piece of bread for supper--I didn't feel like eating then.
I am exhausted physically, mentally and emotionally, so I know it is going to be hard to exercise. I am going to try to take at least a 10 minute walk each day, whether inside the house or outside. I did take an hour nap midmorning because I "hit the wall". I praise the Lord for a wonderful daughter who told me to go lie down for a little while and she would take care of the kids! I do NOT want this to derail my efforts for losing weight!!