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And so it goes, I guess . . . . .

Thursday, December 08, 2011

This week is not pleasant. The weather has been all over the place - snow, COLD (a high of 11 degrees farenheit on Monday!), warmer but windy. I still have a head cold or sinus infection or some such thing that has a negative impact on how I feel, but I have no fever and I don't feel sick enough to stay home. Exercise feels like more of a challenge than usual and I find am really having to force myself to do just about anything at all. I'm getting it done and making sure I can checkit off my daily list, but only barely. Thank goodness for my teams and challenges and friends here who keep me honest. The weekend is nearly here and that's a good thing!

This will be my first Christmas without my mother alive and that is going o be strange. I am already so sick of the nasty people in the stores and the greed and the advertising inferring we all need to buy MORE junk. I almost feel like wearing a button that says BAH-HUMBUG, but the people who don't understand the meaning of Christmas wouldn't be able to understand it ayhow.
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  • WALKINGWOMAN07
    I hope that your Christmas went okay. I know that I dread this first Christmas in my life.

    Irene
    2390 days ago
  • CANDOK1260
    i THINK YOU MIGHT BE GOING THRU WHAT i GO THRU EVERY eASTER, mY DAD DIE AROUND EASTER IN 1968 AND EVERY EASTER i JUST GET SICK AND FEEL REALLY SAD AND BAD. bUT i WILL TELL YOU IT DOES PAST AND EVERY YEAR IT GET A LITTLE BETTER. emoticon
    2409 days ago
  • LA_COOKS
    Keep in mind that we are in our shortest days of the year right now. This generally comes with feelings of bah and humbug-ness. We are cold here too so I feel your pain, although the snow has stayed away this far, thank goodness. I know this is not easy for everyone, but try to avoid your big box stores this holiday. I made it a point to shop at a couple of local places (vintage, gift stores, wine shops) this year and it has been great. The stores are never really crowded and I get to know the owners who truly appreciate my business. Warm wishes to you. You will shake the funk off soon enough and it will be spring before you know it!
    2411 days ago
  • 44ANGEL
    An interesting blog. I feel like I'm reading my own words. The last two weeks I have had to force myself to get my exercising done. And it has felt more like a chore.

    This time of year is very depressing for me. It brings back memories of my brother who passed away at the age of 24 from a brain tumor. Even though he has been gone for 13 years it feels like he passed away yesterday.

    I am the biggest SCROOGE there is. I don't like crowds because people can be annoying. I don't like spending money, but I do like to do my Christmas baking, decorating, listening to Christmas music and watching Christmas shows/movies.

    I too think a lot of people have forgotten what the true meaning of Christmas is (talking about adults). It's not about presents. The first present of Christmas was a child. I don't ever forget that, because without God, we would not exist.

    If your like me, spending Christmas without a loved one for the first time will be hard. Make sure that you have support around you. Lean on those people as they may need that same support from you. Take care and try to enjoy the holiday season.


    2412 days ago
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