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December 2012, Still Here

Monday, December 24, 2012

I have not written a blog in over 4 months!
Been busy, running around, accomplishing nothing that matters, LOL.
Now it is almost Christmas. I had hoped to have lost some weight by now, but alas, it seems I am in holding pattern.

I am doing well physically. Walking with no problem. Scheduled several trips during the coming months, including a Europe cruise to Iceland this summer.

Meanwhile, stress seems to keep me fat. No big problems, just little ones.

Right now, I am trying to help a girlfriend deal with REAL stress. Her husband committed suicide in their master bathroom, Wed. Right before Christmas, no note. Her oldest daughter has just had her 5th surgery for tumors that keep reoccurring. She also has two teenagers. This man was my old "boss." I helped him start a real estate company that became the largest in the USA. They were "rich", well had plenty of money rolling in for several years. Large donations to charity and lots of buying of anything they wanted. (So much "wasting" of money in my opinion.) Living the good life.

He lost it all in the real estate crash. He could not handle it. He started eating, got diabetes, did not take his insulin, said it was too expensive, instead made fudge. His health deteriorated rapidly. Now 4-5 years later they are virtually penniless. No money for the bankruptcy attorney. House payment has not been made in over a year. The cabin in the mountains... lost. The beach house in California... lost. the boat... lost, the trike... lost, Jewellery, art, so many collectibles,... off to auction years ago for pennies on the dollar. They lost it all. For someone so smart he made many bad decisions. This was his last.

To do this to his family makes me angry. So selfish. To decide to give up due to money, and self destruction. The funeral is today, Christmas Eve. He sure did pick a horrible time to do this.

So yes, I have some problems, but nothing like this. I have plenty of money for food. My health is relatively good. I have a wonderful husband. I have some friends. Life is good. I am still working on losing weight, maybe someday I will succeed. Right now I am thankful for everything I have.

Merry Christmas!
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  • ETHNE28
    I have relatives in Iceland. Do enjoy if you haven't already gone. Nice page and blog!
    1362 days ago
    emoticon So happy to see you Blogging!! And getting Back On Track!!
    I am so sorry for your Friend!! It does seem that Problems 'Look' Bigger at the Holidays, but as you said, his Last Choice was his worst one!! Will be praying for his Family and Friends!!
    1395 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    Hi Judy! Merry Christmas. Your post hit me right where I needed it... in the heart. I'm sorry that you and your friends had such a rough Christmas with his passing. However, you are using it to put life in perspective and get moving, making it a learning experience. **HUGS**

    I'm still here too, but was having a bit of a burnout issue. Just because. But I'm back now to and ready to give it my best from now until...

    forever I guess.

    Hope your New year is fantastic!
    1400 days ago
  • MEME102
    Hi Judy - good to hear from you - Merry Christmas!

    So sorry to hear of your friends problems - she is lucky (and I bet very happy) to have you as a friend. I agree...he took the easy way out and now they have to cope with the mess he created plus his own mess!! So sad....sending up some prayers for the family!
    1402 days ago
    emoticon Merry Christmas. You are a good friend to be there in time of need.
    1403 days ago
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