And mid-November at that! What the heck!? I see that my last update was back in August. *gulp*
Melissa and I were chatting about our blogs yesterday, and I was saying that every time I get the urge to just cancel my service/delete the site I simultaneously get the urge to make a post. Figure that out.
Most of my loyal readers (hi Jess!) see me every day, so y’all can feel free to skip the following updates…
I give this a solid ehhhh out of 10. I’m ok, nothing scary at the moment. I’ve been getting a lot of back spasms lately which really suck. Kinda messes up my entire body for a few days. My weight is not good. I really thought I could just chill out on the hard-core diet front. I thought I could just eat my vegan diet, low in oils and fats, and I would maintain or lose weight. I thought I could find that “balance” thing people talk about… where I can enjoy life AND find a healthy weight. Well, experiment over. Lesson learned. I’ve gained weight, I feel terrible. So, its back to measuring everything and counting calories. Not that that has proven to work for me either, but, I gotta do something.
Work is good. Same old same old! I’m just so extremely lucky that my work is so accommodating to me. I’ve had to miss a few days here and there because some days, I just literally can’t get out of bed. I feel a lot of guilt, but they know me and they know I wouldn’t intentionally take advantage. Anyway, it’s the first time I’ve felt like my “invisible illness” is visible. And that sort of annoys me.
They moved my Grammie into hospice care. She’s been in a nursing home for a bit now, so this isn’t a big shock. The other day was her birthday, 82! I went to visit her, brought her some birthday presents. She was so, so tired. And not just that physical kind of tired… but straight up tired of life tired. I know she’s very sick, and I know she will pass soon. Needless to say, she’s been on my mind a lot this week and I can’t help but think about the sadness of my mom losing her mom. It doesn’t matter how old they get, they never stop being your mom.
In happier news, I’m really looking forward to the first holiday season with Joel’s parents here. And my sister and her husband are coming home for Christmas as well. So, YAY for that!
We’ve been doing a lot of work on our house, all thanks to Joel’s Dad. It’s been just awesome. We’ve got a new roof coming our way this week! Not looking forward to the process of that… but so very needed after that last winter we had. It is so cool to finally be making a dent in our l-o-n-g to do lists around the house.
Since August… lets see… well in August we went camping, of course. Which was as magical as always. From the instant we pull into the campgrounds I feel brand new. Like I’m truly home. And like I should sell all my earthly possessions and live off the land like a wild woman.
In September, a friend and I went to a falconry session! We learned about falcons and hawks, and we got to fly and catch one multiple times! It was such an incredible experience.
We went to Florida in October. Also magical. We had a really nice, relaxing time. We got to stay with my sister for a night which was just… perfect. Seeing her, in her new life down there is just sort of bizarre but really comforting. She’s so tan!
My Birthday, of course! My birthday was great as always. So much love. So much love in fact, that its still going! People are STILL taking me out for my birthday! I got some truly thoughtful gifts, I made a delicious cake, and I had my family over to celebrate. Nothing better.
Halloween was fun! We have a party at work, and I was The Dude from The Big Lebowksi. Yep, it was as awesome as it sounds. I’ll try and do a picture post next and I’ll include one. It’s good.
Ok! I feel like that’s a pretty thorough update! Thanks for making it through it if you did! I’m going to try and update again soon. I only wish I had something helpful or interesting to share!
Love you all!