Monday, April 12, 2010
I've been absent from blogging here for a while, so I thought I'd do a little recap of my time... It is now April. Hard to believe, but here it is. And nearly mid-April at that! wow. March was a blur and frankly, I can't remember too much of what happened other than following the usual path of life. There were birthdays... my mom's and mine. I made an "executive" decision back during my mother's birthday that I was done with the usual sister-drama, and I did not go up to my sister's for my mom's birthday. I decided I do not need the negativity in my life that my sister (and her husband) inevitably bring. Avoidant, yes.... Necessary, absolutely! So, I had my folks down the next weekend. What my sister thinks of this, I do not know nor do I care. Done. My birthday was low-key and that was perfectly great. It was a gorgeous Spring day that day, so I spent most of it outside getting in the first turning of the soil in our veggie garden. Then, my husband and I headed up to the "big city" for some oompah birthday celebration at the German restaurant... Schmidt's. mmmm... beer and Bahama Mamas and cream puffs! decadent!
Then, suddenly it was April! This month started off perfectly delightful with a little vacay to North Myrtle Beach. I did much relaxing, walking on the beach, yoga, meditating and reflecting. It was perfect.... just what I needed. The weather was darn near perfect as well. I got a massage while there so that rounded it out well. :-) Came home to bad news that my husband's grandmother had taking a turn for the worse and was not likely to make it much longer. She ended up passing the next day. We are in St. Louis now... had her funeral today. There is little reason for sorrow though... she was 92 and lived a full life. She was also experiencing reoccurring problems and a lot of pain, so she was ready.
I've done a pretty darn good job with finding healthy opportunities with all this traveling. Too much food, no doubt. But, I did a TON of exercise while in NMB... I walked that beach several times, many times for an hour each. And, while here in St. Louis, I've gotten outside for walks around our hotel and in the immediate area everyday. Actually just got back from a 40 minute walk just a bit ago. Very nice weather here too which makes it easy.
Well... that's pretty much the synopsis of my absence from blogging. Now I'm just looking forward to wrapping up this school year and making some plans for next year. There is a possible retirement at my workplace that I'm waiting to feel the effects of. Additionally, I've got my resume and applications out to be on the safe side. I figure I deserve to continue to *try* for happiness in my career, even though it is starting to feel like a never-ending search.