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A Snowy Wednesday

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

It's snowing. So here's a funny story. Last night I was falling asleep around 10:30pm, and I started getting text messages about my old base having delayed reporting this coming morning (I am still on the emergency text message alert list apparently), so I checked to see if my base would have delayed reporting in the morning, too. Indeed, my base would have delayed reporting as well, since we were expecting a big snow storm over night, with the possibility of accumulating 6 inches! So knowing that I wouldnt have to be at work until 9:30am, I turned my alarm off and tried to go to sleep. And when I woke up this morning there was no snow on the ground! Figures. When I finally left for work this morning, though, it had started snowing. I just looked outside and we probably have close to an inch now. Its sticking to the roads. I wonder if they will send us home early, too?!

I had a really good dance class last night, and I was in a pretty good mood when I got home. And then my mom wanted me to call her so I did and she was miserable :( Which really upset me. She was fine last week and now she's miserable again because she's bored since she cant go to work and she cant go out where there are large crowds because she cant risk getting sick with a weakened immune system from the chemo. I feel bad for her, I really do. But she was acting ridiculous - saying she was going to stop getting treatments because this is a waste of her time and she doesnt feel sick and its no big deal. And it was just so hurtful that she was acting that way because we all want her to get better so that she doesnt face this again in the future, and she just wants to quit because she is bored. Regardless, nothing I said to her was what she wanted to hear, and when I finally hung up, I was so frustrated and mad, I was shaking and couldnt fall asleep! J was already asleep and I left him like 5 text messages because I was so frustrated I just had to get it out of my system. :/ I hope she is in a better mood in the coming days. The silly part is that when I was visiting last week, I took her out shopping a few times, and she was so tired from the chemo that she couldnt stay out that long anyway! *sigh* Now I feel even more worried about her than I did before I went to visit!! So much for my stress seeming to diminish.

In other news, I think I have finally finished Christmas shopping for J. I bought him 4 different things, 3 small things and one somewhat expensive item. I might get him one more thing, but I think for the most part I am done and if I dont get anything else, I will still feel ok about it. Especially considering he hasnt given me any ideas on what to get him this year. I am hoping to get the rest of my Christmas shopping done soon. I am afraid to buy anything that I need/want until I know how much I will spend on Christmas presents, so easier to get it all done I suppose. Plus, I am really wanting to get my hair cut and highlighted soon, so that is incentive, right?

Yesterday I briefly mentioned this, but I bought a living social voucher for 10 classes at a local yoga studio. Yes, I am willing to give yoga another try. I figure the dvds I try are always so boring but I know so many people who love yoga, so maybe a studio with actual yoga classes will be better? I am hoping to try my first class this weekend. I am feeling pretty optimistic about it, and I am really hoping that I will enjoy it. They offer a variety of different classes at many different times of the day, and its a donation studio, so you pay with donations - there is no set price (though they say $7-$12 is the average donation they get per class) or you can do a monthly donation, too. It's not too far away either. Not as close as my dance studio, but not driving to the other side of the city either.

Oh, also, I bought the Erin Condren Life Planner yesterday! I am so, so excited! I learned about these over the summer and became kind of obsessed with them but was waiting until the end of the year to purchase one. I love paper planners and paper calendars. I occassionally use the calendar on my phone for doctors appointments because I frequently forget about them and it will alert me so I dont forget. But I use my paper calendar on my desk so much more, so I am excited to have a fantastic planner that will actually fit in my purse! It should come before Christmas and it really might be the most exciting thing I am looking forward to.

Other than that, just trying to stay warm. It's going to be -5 tonight! I hate cold weather :( I am scheduled to run a 5k on Saturday but its going to be less than 20 degrees so I cant guarantee that I will drag my butt outside for that. My body hates running in anything under 40 degrees. I did recently invest in some under armour cold gear with the fleece lining, so we'll see. And then next week starts half marathon training! Hooray! My mom and I purchased our flights to Disney for the Princess Half Marathon while I was visiting last week. I still need to work on hotel reservations - I need to go to the Tickets & Travel place on base so I can get my military discounted room rates. We want to stay in one of the Deluxe Resorts this year, so I am hoping the discounted rates will be good!
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TIME4DEE 12/7/2013 5:29PM

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CLCCOOL 12/5/2013 9:57PM

    I had a snow day too...I don't like it, it makes me lazy! Stay warm

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CARADAWN 12/5/2013 7:20PM

    I hate running in the freezing cold too! I hope your are able to get up for the race this weekend :)

I am sorry to hear your mom is feeling down. At least she does have family to unload on, even though it puts a burden on you too. I hope that her treatments fly by and she can start on the healing process.

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COOP9002 12/5/2013 11:39AM

    Blessings upon you today.

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GEMLADYONE 12/5/2013 10:11AM

    You'll manage to do your 5K and feel good about it...good thing you bought the cold weather gear to run in, so you're prepared!

Hang in there with your mom...it's hard for her and she probably just wishes you were still there. emoticon

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SLEEPYDEAN 12/4/2013 6:38PM

    I'm sorry to hear about your mom. My mom was so positive throughout that at some points I was like its okay for you to show me you're scared, mad, in pain etc. I remember having to keep her segregated while going through chemo, she couldn't even go to church for a couple months. I finally got her masks to wear and she just didnt shake hands when it was that time in the service.

Maybe you could look into support groups at the hospital for her. Our hospital also does like Yoga/Pilates classes for cancer patients. Maybe she could give something like that a try on a "good" day. The American Cancer Society also does classes through a local center and one is Look Good, Feel Better and it goes over makeup, accessory tips. Not sure if she's into those types of things, but might be worth it for her to try something.

Stay safe with that wintery weather.

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NATPLUMMER 12/4/2013 2:33PM

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