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Difficult couple of days

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

This week in March brings back lost of sad memories as 6 years ago my dad passed away on the 5th and the next morning we had a phone call from England to tell us DH's dad passed away suddenly as well. He had just celebrated his birthday and seemed very well.
This resulted in nightmare logistics running around 2 continents amidst a lot of sadness.
The memory is still a hard one, even after a number of years.

Apart from the memories this week hasn't gone well... We are battling red tape at immigration and after more than a month still don't have our new visa card and we ended up cancelling our trip to Alamos and we'll try again next month. To travel to Alamos we need our visa card to get a car permit, so it's no go.
On to of that I have had problems with my Jeep, which is always upsetting to me as I have had it for 15-1/2 years and I love that car! It's nothing major but it was just another thing to add to the stress!

My eating and exercise have been on track. I am recovering from the bread test and this morning I changed up my exercise - I did a SP video: Chi Gong - something different...

Let's make today a better day!
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  • CELLO23
    Sorry you've been having a rough patch, Lis - hope you get the visa situation sorted out soon. That must be a worry. Well done on keeping to your plan despite feeling down! emoticon emoticon
    2355 days ago
  • DIVAGLOW
    So sorry that it's been a rough month for you so for with missing your Dad. ((((((BIG HUGS))))))
    I hope things get cleared up with the Visas and that you're able to get them so you can do what you need to do.
    2355 days ago
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  • PEPPYPATTI
    So sorry to hear of your losses so close. And sorry to hear about your Visa problems. Hopefully you will be able to get it resolved soon! Way to go on your exercise! To a better day!
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    2356 days ago
  • WALLAHALLA
    Good for you for not letting your emotions control your eating and exercise habits. It is so easy to use that as an excuse. I admire your strength, self-discipline, and resolve. You are a great role model!
    2356 days ago
  • MEXGAL1
    Oh Lis, I am so sorry for your rough patch. I know the sadness of losing a Dad. I lost mine now 11 years ago and I miss him everyday. He was my buddy and loved me so much. I miss him putting his arms around my waist and hugging me and saying how much he loved me.
    So I am thinking of you today and wishing you strengh and sending hugs.
    The visa thing and the new rules are driving us crazy as well. Our one car is plated in the states and we are told if we go to permenant resident status we can't have a car that is plated in the US, And our FM3 only have one more year on them before we would now have to go back to the states and renew. Oh well always something in Mexico.
    I must say too that we are also frustrated that we just spent $750 on a new TV reciever and once again it's not working and no guarentee. It's those little things in Mexico that can be annoying.
    Many thoughts.
    Sallie
    2356 days ago
  • MAUREENIE1
    Hi Lis, So sorry to hear about your rough patch. I know what you mean about the sadness that it is triggered on the anniversary of a loved one's passing. Every year in October I start to feel blue and I don't know why and then I remember, this is when my mom was in her comma and then passed after 1 month. I am sending you a big hug to cheer you up.

    Here it comes...... emoticon
    Take care! There are better days ahead.

    2356 days ago
  • MELINDA382
    Sending best wishes and support your way during this difficult time. If you need any encouragement to stick to your Plan now, please let me know.
    2356 days ago
  • MELTEAGUE
    So sorry for your sadness! I can relate! AND you did NOT emotional eat! That is HUGE!!!

    Hope today is a better and hoping the JEEP feels better soon too! :-)
    2356 days ago
  • CAREN_BLUEJEANS
    I'm so sorry for your loss, so close on the heels of the memorial day of your own Dad. Good luck on the visa.
    2356 days ago
  • D-ABBY
    Praying for God to work all things together for your good and His glory in due season that will provide an optimal trip of joy and peace. Praying for you in this season of grief's anniversary. Sending big hugs and praying over your car as I do. Our car is 13 years old and starting to show signs of trouble ahead. It is a Mustang and has been the best car ever for us. Except for it's small size, I love it. DH wants me to start looking for what I want in a vehicle, and one thing I look forward to is a larger vehicle with 4 doors! Hang in there. HUGS!
    2356 days ago
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