madaboutmoose's Journal, 19 January 2013

Oh my. I ended up not feeling well last night and tried to eat myself to feeling better. Hummus, carrots, a Cliff bar, some dark chocolate, and Sun Chips. Didn't work. Ended up taking pills. Oh well. Today is a new day, right?

I don't know what the problem was. I haven't had a migraine is forever but it felt like a migraine. Dang.

Got very chilly in the house last night. Neither one of us woke up and stoked the fire. I woke up but never went down stairs. I guess I should have it is only up to 53 in the house now!! BRRRR!!!

I think we have some running around to do today. DH needs to go into work and finish his time card. We need a new 'sprayer' for our sink, dog bones, other little odds and ends. DH didn't work last night, decided to burn some comp time. We watched Brave and a very strange movie with Johnny Depp called Dead Man. Very weird movie. Black and White and odd. Can't say that I recommend it but it did hold my attention. Brave was quite enjoyable. Great animation.

Glad to have 3 days off with DH. I don't know what we'll do but at least we'll have time together. Of course there are all the household things to do like laundry. So exciting. LOL!!

I think we'll stop by Spuds (local restaurant) and see if we can still get into to the couple's cooking class coming up. It's $100 for the two of us and we get to cook with the chef and eat dinner. Wine is included although DH doesn't drink wine and I'm not supposed to because of the migraines. I might risk it. I don't know what we'll cook but we really like the food there. It's been our "fav" place to eat lately. They do awesome soups, salads, baked potatoes and sandwiches.

Work was VERY busy yesterday. Made an appointment for a new kiddo and her family. Very sad. Dad murdered Mom about a month ago and the little one was in the house. No one knows what the little one heard or saw but Dad's in jail and Mom is gone. Can you imagine how confusing that must be for an under 2 year old? I hope I can help the family get through this horrid time.

Lately I'm flummoxed by how quickly time goes by. I can't believe I'm into my 26th year with my DH. In some ways it seems like I've been with him forever. In other ways the day we met feels like yesterday. It especially strikes me as I work with young folks (in their 20's and 30's) who are stressing about "arriving" so their lives are "settled." It just never happens. Life unfolds. It contains many challenges, difficulties, and sorrows. It also contains great joy if we know how to acknowledge the joys that we have. 29 seems like yesterday. I remember how I felt, what I worried about, what I hoped for ... and while I've had many joys there have also been great disappointments and struggles. I wish I had learned to be in the moment earlier in my life ... I wish I could convince others to not focus so much on the past and the future ... for me as well. That is why I am so OCD about being grateful, remembering that life is a journey not a destination, about being kind to myself on the journey. I've learned so much and still have so much to learn ... no, not to learn, it is about practicing each and every day to be able to see what wonder life beholds and how blessed I am and not become overwhelmed with the things that appear to not go well.

Enjoying some Winter Blend coffee from Trader Joe's this morning with a wonderful hint of cinnamon and Grapefruit, Pineapple, Orange juice!! The coffee reminds me of coffee we had in Cabo, on our last morning at a tiny hole in the wall restaurant where we had breakfast before leaving for the airport. It was flavored with cinnamon ... and the breakfast was delicious. Oh how I long to go back for another 2 weeks ... I hope we find a way to vacation again ... we have so much fun!!!

And so my friends ... despite eating too much yesterday ... not feeling well yesterday ... a long and stressful day at work I am indeed grateful!!!

Sunshine finally broke through cloudy skies yesterday giving us pink skies as the sun dipped behind the mountains!!!

The days ARE getting longer ... oh the hope of Spring!!!

Time with DH ... I'm overwhelmed with how much I love that man ... that I feel more deeply about him than when we were first wed ... that he is still by my side.

NOT beating up on myself today ... I've always been in such a hurry to get to "goal weight" and this week has had several detours and I'm not freaking out about it!!! That, my friends, is a miracle!!!

Grapefruit. A local market had 5 lbs bags of grapefruit on sale for $2.88 each, limit 4 bags ... I bought 4!!!

The internet ... I resisted being "online" when it was first available ... resisted "joining groups" ... and here I am on Fatsecret for years now and have made so many connections with people I now truly consider my friends ... who would have ever thunk it!!

Kind of chatty this morning, aren't I? LOL!!! Guess I "should" do something else ... what? Oh who knows. I think a nice pot of chicken, veggie, rice soup is in my future!!! Maybe I'll get that started. Maybe I'll treat myself to a few games of Bejeweled Blitz ... maybe I'll surf the net for airfares to Los Angeles for my cousin's wedding in April. I'm sure I can get myself into plenty of trouble if I only give it a good try!!! Have a great weekend. Count your blessings everyday ... no matter how trivial or small they seem ... life is indeed good.


LOVE LOVE LOVE this journal and LOVE that you are my friend!!!! 
19 Jan 13 by member: chattycathy1955
Couple's cooking class? How fun! Love how grateful and appreciative and reflective you are about your life. You're wonderful. Your DH is so lucky (I'm sure he knows that). So glad you help us to remember to count our blessings. Thanks Carol. 
19 Jan 13 by member: Helewis
BTW, your chart looks amazing. 
19 Jan 13 by member: Helewis
Thanks for sharing. I was feeling a bit down because the scale was not working with me in spite of a good week. I managed to pick myself up, but now after reading your journal it really put me solidly back mentally with some much needed perspective.  
19 Jan 13 by member: Josie Ann
I'm with,love,love this journal...I know what you mean..about lving the man you have been with for soo long..we have been together for almost 39 years and I love mine as much if not more than when we first got married..we are very lucky my friend...I also loved the movie "Brave"..had a good plot and the animation is good..Your are sooo right for us to count our blessings..there are soo many people that are far worse off than we are..Love and Hugs my Bejeweld Blitz buddy...:O) 
19 Jan 13 by member: BHA


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