Monday, June 20, 2011
So today the stress of everything just hit me. Well actually it started last night. I saw a commercial for potato chips and dip and I drove (1 mile) to the store and bought chips and sour cream and onion dip mix. The good is that I got lightly salted chips and reduced fat sour cream. The bad news is .... that's about all I've eaten since then. I have not wanted any "real" food today. So I decided to just eat what I was in the mood for today. We will see what happens tomorrow.
My father-in-law hasn't declined a great deal yet but it is still time consuming making sure he has someone to get his meals and meds. Lately we have been hitting up fast food places as we literally have no time to cook. I suppose we could eat PBJ but that would get old after a while. So I have decided that I will just maintain.... again.... I have not gained anything so I suppose that is a bonus. I am still exercising three times a week and other than today.... mostly try to make wise choices foodwise.
I didn't realize how mentally draining it is to care for someone. Even though we aren't actually over there all the time doing the caring.
My stepson is in the Coast Guard and he is serving a one year stint in Bahrain. He gets to come home this weekend for 2 weeks R&R. I can't wait to see him. Then he returns to Bahrain to finish his last 6 months. This has been a stressful year to be certain. Maybe even the most stressful thus far? I don't know. Things always seem worse when you are experiencing it than it maybe was.
Sooo... I think I'll go eat a bowl of cereal, put on my jammies and try to hug the cat. She's in hunting mode since the warm weather arrived and isn't as available for hugging as she was in the winter. LOL Hubby is working off his stress in the "mancave"(garage).
To quote Scarlet O'Hara... Tomorrow is another day!