Wednesday, December 07, 2011
We worked for hours decorating our front yard!Strategically placing lights,ornaments,yard art and tinsel.Nothing was left Our little grandkids were coming over last night to get some goodies and see what we had done.We are stunned but are hoping the folks that didn it enjoy them as much as we did.I refuse to cry over it or be upset.Worse things are going on in this world!I am not happy but,I know Christmas is much deeper.We are going to go and buy some more things tomorrow after i get done walking dogs at the no kill shelter. SUSAN
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Josiah greeted me with a piece of mistletoe grinning and winking...he's 94! I kissed his nose,gave him a hug and moved over to the ladies gossiping...Oh Susan they sang my name..theres a new resident named Carey!We should warn you he doesnt talk to anyone!!Well,we'll see about that I sang back.He was sitting in a chair clutching a photo...looking sad and miserable.I intro'd myself and squatted in front of him on my knees...no response..I took both of his hands,tell me your story...He turned and looked at me...He shook his head and turned away.Carey,I just met you and I dont know you but,Life is too short to look away and be sad!Everyone here has a story and you are no different..
Well,I'll be here if you want to talk...I hugged him warmly and turned to leave
He reached out and took my hand and with tears in his eyes started telling his story.Turns out he felt abandoned by his son and daughter when his wife passed away.I told him that being alone is awful compared to being in a community of laughter and love.They didnt do it to you,they did it for you Carey!They couldnt be there for you so they made a painful decision to place you where you were not alone.He wiped his tears and hugged me.
he sees it from another view and went to meet the group!
The ladies started primping and smiling,the fellas slapped his back and welcomed him
I brought him some coffee and cookies
the nurses said I was a miracle worker!
I am just a friend!
We are planning a potluck for the residents next week.
Bernie called me yesterday and said Carey is an outgoing
friendly man and keeps asking when you'll be back.
She said he has a girlfriend...Chloe!
I plan on giving Carey an old fashion shave kit I found at a flea market
for Christmas..he has a collection! SUSAN
Monday, December 05, 2011
I have done my exercise and brushed my dog.Now I wash clothes,bust the dishwasher,make the bed,return emails,vacuum the floors,mop,cook dinner ahead of time,fold clothes,hang coats,take my daughter to work,fetch the trash dumper,pay some bills,feed the dog and file some important papers...and my husband thinks I take it easy???Oh if only you worked as hard as i do he says you could complain,which i dont do.So,im relaxing on the computer and drinking a hot mug of coffee!NOTHING stays done around a house and you all know what i mean.My dd just called me and asked me to bake 20 dozen cookies for the Special Ed kids at her high school..they are having them a Christmas cookie decorating party...I love helping and I dont mind at all.My oldest grandson will pick up the ready to bake cookie dough to help.My GF is taking some dough to her house to bake also.My dishwasher only rinses and my washer is acting crazy...time to go to LOWES!!LOL... SUSAN
Sunday, December 04, 2011
I went to the doctor to renew some meds and my BP was 158/100!!The staff immediately lay me down and put an IV in my arm.I really have been under stress with alot of issues..my MIL is vey sick,my BIL is getting his leg amputated from diabetes comps,my daughters are having problems with relationships and jobs and I am having probs with BP meds making me dizzy and nauseous.I AM NOT GOING DOWN so,I have been learning meditation,yoga and have been walking my dog in the chilly rain.I came back home checked my BP and it was 125/72!!I told my daughters that if they wernt dying,dont talk to me about anything that will worry me and ditto for the inlaws..I love them all but,cant handle their ISSUES!IM a worrier and always have been...I am otherwise sooo healthy and am turning around my weight and have dropped 7 pounds!!My DH gets my phone for me and asks if its important and if not he listens to the person calling...I went to my coconut cake friend and told her if I mean anything to her she will not try to force feed me anymore junk!I said If I was an alcoholic,would you insist I drink alcohol??Her face turned red and she apologized..RITA is 325lb,5ft.5inch,47 year old and thinks she is loving me with food,she has offered to start walking with me three days a week to help us both with our health.She has 4 kids and decided she needs to be around for herself and them...YAY RITA!It's very important not to let ME down and to keep on going forward with my healthy lifestyle!No matter what
I have to do it for ME
I cant let anyone BULLY me
I cant give in to whining
THANK YOU is small compared to what I want to say
to you all...When I need a lift
SPARK PEOPLE is where I am
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
I put everyone else first and dont know if I'll ever change!I adore people of all races,religions,sizes!I could strike up a talk with Jack the Ripper...LOL..I hold doors,give up my seat to elders,Give help where help is needed,support abused women,volunteer at the old folks home,But,I come last!I have trouble putting Me first!My daddy's mama said we were conceited if we put ourselves before others...Grandma was sweet and loving but expected us to be grownups in the mind.She talked to us like we were grown folk.I was 4 the first time she made me kneel on the stairs and pray for an hour for saying..HUH!Now at age 51 im on a trek to try putting me first.Im afraid of what my kids and dh will think of me..will they think im going bonkers?Not speaking up to them and swallowing any comments i might have,has put me back on the road to FATTY MCFAT GIRL!I do not like confrontation,so i keep quiet when im dying to speak up..example..my galpal asked me over for tea and talk,she brought out a coconut cake and cut me a giant slice...I didnt want the cake and tried to say so but she wouldnt hear me,i gave her son my cake and she says good huh?Of course he hollers,I ate it mama!So she says im a sorry friend and i apologized..where were my balls when i should have spoken up and said she was the sorry friend to force cake on me?She rolled her eyes and cut more cake for me!!I told her no cake please but she cut it anyway...why am i a challenge to my friends?They are expecting me to fail
Im expecting me to fail but im trying so damned hard to grow a pair and learn to speak up more...i like peace!
My mama always got on me for not speaking up
my husband scolds me for giving the waitress too much money
my daughter talks crap to me if i give the kids food
My opinion just dont matter
My neighbor brought over a ton of xmas cookies
I fed them to neighborhood kids
I put a sign on the front door..DO NOT FEED THE BEAR!
they all walk past it and laugh!
Kayla has a good idea...YELL YOUR HEAD OFF MAMA!!!
right,that'll get their attention for sure!
I am fat because of my weakness.
I am fat because I eat away my frustrations
I am fat because Im hurting inside
I have this,its just a matter of time... SUSAN
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