Indulgence no longer has to feel guilty. Go ahead, treat yourself!
Hi ladies! Ive been dying to get on here and talk to you guys! I miss you all!I had the most glorious surprise when we got home from cleaning the old apartment today, and checked the mail! Lo and behold, we had our first piece of mail here at home and it was from you girls! I just cant thank you enough. It was such a sweet surprise, and I cant help but feel so loved by you ladies. Made me stop what I was doing a tear up! Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart. I dunno what I would do without each and every one of you.Seems like deep conversation today here! I dont have time to catch up and read through everyones posts, I barely just skimmed.Rebecca :P I would never just stop coming by. We didnt have our internet hooked up until yesterday afternoon, and we have just been non stop busy. I cant wait for everything to get unpacked, and for things to settle down. I want life to be normal. For now, every spare moment is spent unpacking, sorting, finding a place for everything... eck! I cant honestly say Im enjoying it LOL. I want it over with! Its definitely been a couple stressful days. I had a breakdown on Tuesday night. Couldnt help it, just had to let it out. Once I was done bawling like a baby for a while, I felt so much better (I continued to still unload the truck and cars while crying, I hafta be productive!)Sean goes back to work tomorrow, but Ill still be off just one more day. No resting for me tomorrow though! Im gonna be busy busy busy. We have everything inside the house now except stuff that will remain in the garage. And both cars fit in the garage tonight! Woo hoo! The stuff left behind in the garage really needs to be organized and sorted, but I think thatll be Seans thing. Very thankful that Sean and I did discuss a "schedule" for him getting out the door in the morning, and Im happy to report that with some planning ahead and prep work the night before, he will only have to get up 15 minutes earlier than he used to! That is such a blessing! I will get up a couple hours earlier than I usual did... but, I slept too much in the past anyway. No one needs 10 hours of sleep a night. Ill probably get 7-8 hours a night, which is perfect. May take me a while to get used to it, but ah well. The evenings will be the most hectic.We *love* our house. Honestly. Its better than I imagined. There are things Im noticing now that Im in here that I am not necessarily thrilled about (a couple unfinished pieces that should have been stained at the end of the stair rail...) just misc lil things like that. Im not fretting over them. We plan to stay forever so we have our lives to make it what we want. Also, now that were in here, and so busy doing other stuff, I find the sassy brassy stuff that I tend to hate, isnt bothering me so much Hahahaha. I just overlook it. I love being here. I love calling it home. Im so comfortable and happy here. And Noob? She LOVES it! She has so much room to run, she just loves playing on the stairs... she looks out the windows... all of it. I can tell how happy she is. Seans very happy too, dont think we could be happier :)My body, is killing me. Every move I make it protests. Sean and my brothers werent too sore, maybe a bit. But I sure am. Granted, I weigh a lot more than them, and Im sure its harder on my body. I forget that though, because I keep right up with them. I run up the stairs, I lift just as much, and on and on. But I can sure tell its hard on my body. Usually, not such a big deal. But its been like 8-10 hours physical labor every day since Tuesday LOL. Its almost a bit strange for us, having the blinds and windows open... we are so used to being locked up all the time pretty much, its very... weird to have the blinds open. Makes me feel insecure just a bit. No reason to obviously, were in a safe place. The only window outside of our fence is the kitchen window, but still... just feel exposed sometimes. It will take a while to get used to. Alright, Ive really spent as much time as I can spare on here tonight. Gonna try to get a little bit more done before I head up to shower and get to bed. Our room is so much bigger, love that too!Ill try to catch up each morning, since Ill be up anyway :)
Jill, that was the way the kids at school did that one year...wouldnt have been so bad if it had been once or twice...it was the over and over thing that was so bad...and why it took me such a long time to get over...although it still bothers me if I read a book or see a TV episode or something about something similar happening. The other years weren't bad because i had friends in the classroom, but that year I didn't...so glad that is over and done with!
Natasha, you sound so happy! Wonderful.
Waving hi to everybody. Still have a lot to do today.
Gonna try to make a couple small things then do the dishes. Will put the sausage in the freezer and go with leftovers tonight except will make some cornbread to go with it and some walnut jewel salad and wanting to make a lighter version of the old family recipe that I want to put in my Christmas cards but want to make sure it is right first because my version was never right. I found my original version (in my junior high writing) in my db's recipe box that my Mom and I put together for him.
Gotta run to the bank and post office and short trip to Michaels and Greenbacks (I think it is called Dollar tree now)...hunting for those precut foil pieces (wrappers) and holiday decorated baggies there and ink pads for my Christmas stamps at Michaels...gotta get stamps and pick up my mail at post office and have to get money order at bank to mail off.
Will also have to finish laundry and pack today because have to work next 4 days and then immediately leave for Indy early the next morning. Just hoping the days will not all be horrible ones or that they will put me on call one of the days.
After that may continue to work on addressing Christmas cards and may try crocheting a bit or organizing some of my recipe scrapbooking supplies or something. May take dogs on a walk or do a WATP DVD or something> Need to do something to get back to exercising. Have such a struggle the months it is too cold to swim.
Faith is not demanding what we want; it is trusting God's goodness in spite of life's tragedies. Dave Branon
Up and at em, with a headache. I tell ya, Ive just had too many headaches recently. Also a bit disappointed. I weighed last night for the first time in weeks and Im up in weight! Grr. Really, I havent been eating much, and have been super active, so unsure why Ive gained. Maybe water weight.Gonna finalize my grocery list for today. Shopping for Thanksgiving! I cant believe its less than a week away. Sure doesnt feel like it.Breakfast - OatmealLunch - UnsureDinner - Shake n Bake chicken thighs, mashed potatoes, corn
Hi Healthy Beauties!
Natasha, glad you received your first house-warming gift- we wanted you to feel loved. (((Hugs))) You sound so excited about your home- love it.... and I know your kitty feels so special now! The stairs are going to be great exercise for you- yep, you are going to be sore for a while- then - it'll pass- you are toning up those legs and thighs! :)
Going to wave and hug the rest of you- need to get off here and get some things done- will be by later on! I am making a list for DH's B'day meal- we are celebrating this Sunday- but his B'day isn't until after T'Giving- we want all the kiddos here. LOL His dessert of choice is coconut cake and I found a delectable looking recipe on Epicurious! Oh my!
It's better to look back on life and say: "I can't believe I did that." than to look back and say: "I wish I did that."
Natasha glad you like your gift! ;)
Sherry that was the way it was for me too...it lasted one year, but it was a misserable, unforgettable year!
Not sure what we are doing this weekend...going to see if dh will go to the Y with me today...
Hope everyone is doing well!
OK, busy day ahead. Heading up the mountain. I just wanted to stop by to post one thing because I think it's important.
Natasha: re your headaches. Have you checked your blood pressure lately? That's a big symptom. Plus you've been under stress and you used to take meds for it. Anyway, worth a check for sure. And re: the weight gain, eating too little can actually cause you to gain weight. Anyway, now that you are in your new house things will be normal.
OK, gotta run.
Good morning my sweet friends,Natasha ((((Hugs)))) That is so cool that your first piece of mail was from us! LOL Perfect Timing, huh?!I'm truly so happy for you - - - and sooooo happy for Noob! LOL I bet she does really love it. Wonder what's going through that puddy cat's mind right now. Freedom ! Room to Run ! LOLSorry you had a melt down - - - it's just stressfull - moving.When we were building this house - - - I had a melt down too - - - haha
We were scraping the concrete floors - preparing for the Tile laying (which we were doing ourselves) - - - Had to scrape the concrete because the Sheet rock guys thought we were laying carpet - and they weren't so careful - - - so anyway - I just sat down in the middle of one of the bedrooms - knees aching from laying tile, back hurting from scraping floors - fingers bleeding from laying tile - - I kid you not (hard work) - and I just had a bawling melt down.We put carpet in the bedrooms after that. LOL Poor dh.(((Sherry))) - kids can be cruel sometimes - I'm sorry you had to go through what you did.I had a rough childhood too - - - Memories still sting sometimes. (((Jill))) - sorry about your situation too (back in school).Mine lasted more than a year & more than one incident/different people - - - - - it's a long story - - - but......I guess I do try to forgive - anyone / anything - - - just because it eats at me until I do. I have had to learn to forgive for my own wellness. Like Muril says - hand them to God. He does a much better job at taking care of what bothers me than I do - - - - I tend to dwell otherwise. (easier said than done most of the time - I also have a tendancy to blame myself for everything - and pick the problem back up over and over in my head.) *shrugs*Well, waving to everyone - - -waiting for a phone call from a girl who once taught aerobics at the same time I did.She does Nails now - am going to see if I can switch to her.My nail guy did a wonderful job, but he wears a little mask (of couse - that's o.k.) - - but he talks very softly - and I just can not understand him - - - I want my nail day to be a 'Debi' Day - so I want to enjoy it. LOLWe shall see.............
Dusta - hope you and Mel are OK - - - (((hugs)))I am agreeing in prayer with you - daily - - - - pray for our country !
We went to Kroger and bought the fixings for DH's cake and also some items to round out our meal on Sunday with. We are having london broil and I bought the flank steaks for that at Sam's already.
Debi, you are probably a perfectionist and blame many things on yourself- right? I have that problemo- so I can spot it- when you said you picked it(burden) back up..... :( It helps if you remind yourself- you've done all you can do and let it go(keep on keeping on and it won't seem as fresh when you do think about- try not to dwell on it). I still don't know if we are going to Mom's for T'Gving or not- am trying to get her to come up here but she will not budge. LOL
Natasha, I was so busy this morning I skimmed right over you talking about your headache- great advice from Candy! Check out your bp. And...try to find some quiet time for you each day and remember that no matter what- eventually, it will all get unpacked- try not to stress over it a lot- the hard part is over with. Maybe some family can come and help too- or is that an option?
Candy, have a good day!
Dusta, how is Mel today-hope his blood is the right consistancy today.
Sherry, I haven't even thought about doing Christmas cards yet- but I better start thinking. LOL We need to get our family pic for the cards that's for sure.
Kris, thank you so much for the beautiful Thanksgiving card- you are so thoughtful.
Jill, I thought about going to Cato's today but decided it could wait. LOL Maybe some day...sigh
All of this talk about having a bad experience in school- I wasn't bullied or anything- but I wasn't in the popular clicks either. Later I realized that everyone by distancing themselves from certain 'clicks'- made them more popular. I remember the first class reunion- everyone was 'even steven' then- at least the ones that had matured enough to have developed a strong self image. It wasn't about status or money or prestige - it was about individuals and how well we had done with their lives and dreams-how happy we were.
Aren't you proud of the person you are today and haven't your grown emotionally- and aren't you so proud of the person you have become? That's what it's all about- right now! :)
Debi, Iove your idea of having a "Debi day" and in honor of it, I am going to plan a "Muril Day!" Thank you for the idea!
I challenge all the rest of you to do the same!
hello my little chickadees!
it's a lovely day here in Colorado - sunny (mostly) skies and crisp fresh air, I love it. Kids first day home from school! Katie and I went to walmart for the last couple things I keep forgetting and then I still forgot the cream ... somedays I just wonder!
Natasha, I bet your headaches are due to dehydration more than anything else - you know you aren't drinking enough with all the physical work you are doing .. drink something! :) usually blood pressure doesn't have any symptoms, hence the nickname silent killer, headaches would only be a symptom of extremely high - stroke level - hypertension. And, you are probably still adjusting to all the new smells (chemical stuff from carpets, woods, paints, etc.) in the new house which is why you are waking up with the headache. Also, probably dry in there. That's my 2 cents worth. Not to say you shouldn't check your bp though for sure!
Debi, it is sooooo hard to understand people wearing those masks, I understand why he wears one, but if he has a quiet voice anyway, yeah, I would be hard pressed to hear him either. You have your Debi day and enjoy it!
ok off to do more laundry before it multiplies again and takes over!!!!!!!!!!!
My "Babies" are growing up!!!!
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