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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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  • v ROCKLADY39
    Thank you both!
    1301 days ago
  • v ONENEL
    Sorry for your Loss

    Congrats on the no smoking and Happy Belated Birthday. Glad that you are back and wishing you all the best
    1301 days ago
  • v 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!
    1301 days ago
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