Monday, January 20, 2014
Well - those that I've "friended" here know how my father-in-law has been so sick for the past several years. In December he returned to the hospital yet again after we've already been on such a roller coaster ride - he did not return home with us this time.
He lost his battle with COPD on January 4, 2014. It has been such an emotional time. That said to say I have NOT taken care of myself during the past 9 months or more to be honest. I've tried on and off but never have been able to get back into it whole-heartedly.
Our home is now for sale as we try to decide IF we should take in my mother-in-law - which again would be another MAJOR change. She just turned 73 and is actually pretty healthy and gets around very well but has never been alone after being married to my father-in-law for over 50 years. She's not difficult in a "bad" way - just very 'scatter-brained', wants everyone to do things for her all the time, etc. She's a great grandmother but can be difficult to handle at times is all. We're praying hard for an answer on that one.
Needless to say - I've handled funeral arrangements, contacted the Navy, the US Postal Service and all life insurance carriers as needed and completed paperwork - which has been a full-time job all it's own.
Speaking of job - again, those that know me here - I FINALLY left the miserable, horrible, hateful employment I was in for 6 years!!! I had enough! I did give a notice but it infuriated the boss so bad that he told me a notice was not required and to "leave now". So, yeah - I was worried for a minute - hoping I had 2 weeks to job hunt - and that's just why he did that (shows how hateful) BUT I called another firm that I knew had been looking and had even given them a resume last year and they were thrilled to have me! SO that has been another change. I can handle the work - but just a different routine and way of doing things as well as being the one to put procedures in place has been tiring.
Needless to say - I have NOT exercised AT ALL....only if cleaning my house often for house showings counts - that's it. LOL
I NEED and I WANT to get this weight off!! ALL of it this time. Tired of it haunting me - I feel miserable due to this weight. Hoping all of my long time Spark Friends are still here and can give encouragement as well as new friends.
Thank goodness for those NEW BEGINNINGS!