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January 31, 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Well after a very hectic and stressfull fall and well thru December, I have gained weight but am now back on track. I hit fabulous 50 at the beginning of the month, however it wasn't the happy occasion I thought it would be.
You see my Dad had been sick since well last January, getting better then getting sick again. About October it became a real roller coaster ride, ending in his Death on Decemember 5, 2012.
I was lucky enough to have spend the last 5 days of of his life with him 24/7. The days before he had his knee surgery on November 29, 2012 I saw him just about every day. I am thankful for our time together, nights sleeping in his hospital room and just laughing together about stupid things like we always did. I know he is no longer in pain and is at peace now, but I miss him. We always called each other when it snowed, how much snow did you get was the question of the day. I only live 8 miles from my parents, but we are slightly higher in elevation. The first snow was hard. this year I just haven't even measured our snow, I will get back to doing that next year.
I slipped off the no smoking train for about a month, but I have not had a cig since right around Christmas, can't remember the day but doesn't matter. What matters is I am not smoking now.
So My fabulous 50 birthday was nice, just not quite the same without Dad there to make fun of me too. But my husband and 4 of our close friends had a mini surprise party for me and we laughed all night.
Now I am back to eating right, fixing salads and good food for my husband and I to eat. I am NOT on a diet, I am changing the way I eat. I eat what I want and when I want I just choose different things to eat and when I shop I am not buying a bunch of crap. Well I do have to say the trip to the candy store for hard candies is a must, helps me to not smoke. Will eliminate those after I am firmly back on track.
Well that is the latest, not a great fall and winter but it will get better as time goes on. Life is Good and I am still my optimistic self.
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    Thank you both!
    1750 days ago
    Sorry for your Loss

    Congrats on the no smoking and Happy Belated Birthday. Glad that you are back and wishing you all the best
    1750 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    You can do it. Just do it one day at a time. I am so sorry for the loss of your father. That is tough but he will always be in your heart and I hope it does give you comfort to know that he is no longer in any pain!
    Best wishes for the year to get better!
    1750 days ago
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