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.