Where Has the Time Gone?

I swear, it was just Thanksgiving!!

This winter has gone fast… and slow. You know what I mean. I feel some days like I'm going a hundred miles an hour, but failing to get anywhere.

Mom is doing okay. She's more stable than she was, now that she's off the pain meds, and has put her foot down that she will not go back to her medical doctor. The one who noticed the memory and alchohol issues. Go figure. Not sure how that's all going to work out when and if she gets worse, but for now she seems to be doing okay. About a week ago I noticed the wine bottle go back into the frig and it's gone down to nothing, but as long as she's not driving, not on pain pills, and she IS an adult (yes, yes, she is…) I'm just going to ignore it. Having her dog home to take care of has helped. It has been good company for her.

I have finally gotten in some jammie days. Imposed by illness, as it were… but still. A jammie day is a jammie day no matter how you can get it. I had a cold that I fought for a few days last week but think I'm on the mend now.

I even logged into World of Warcraft over the weekend. First time in over a month. That was a shock. Suprised they even remembered me. I am the leader of the guild, but that doesn't mean much if people get a wild hair to leave. I'm just lucky I have such a good supportive group.

I see my comments and traffic around here has slowed way up as well. Sorry. I guess it is hard to hold people's attention when you are as boring as I have been…  for those of you still coming, thank you. I would say it is my New Years' resolution to do better at blogging and visiting others blogs, but hell… it is February and I'm not sure how that would work. I believe the expiration date on resolutions is long past.

On a happy note, today is my youngest son and his brides' one year wedding anniversary. Hard to believe it was only a year ago that I had gotten out of my neck brace from my back surgery and gussied up to go to their wedding. A lot can happen in a year, can't it?

Now, for those of you who are still coming around I have a favor to ask. I don't know how I'm ever going to catch up on your blogs and all I've missed, so why don't you just tell me the highlights of, say, your last six months? Help me catch up that way…? It would be much appreciated and I can feel like I'm not quite so in the dark. Pretty please?

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17 thoughts on “Where Has the Time Gone?”

  1. The ‘highlights,’ if you will:

    1. Hockey
    2. Sick the month of December
    3. Snow
    4. Vacationing in Florida the end of this month

    Good grief–my life isn’t worth living, is it? 😀 I guess you don’t have to worry about trying to read my blog to catch up with MY life!

    Glad to hear you are doing better.

  2. Glad you all are doing okay — it’s always tough the first few months afterward and getting back to “normal” or whatever that might be. It does seem like yesterday that you were going to your son’s wedding.

    In a nutshell for the past six months, my dad passed away in October from cancer and I’ve survived two layoffs so far (not sure what’s going to happen to the company as a whole). Ted and I are still together but not “yet” engaged (but will be at some point!).

  3. Highlights? No highlights. I have cat pictures. I’m on vacation now, so there will be stuff about the time you get around to looking, maybe 🙂

  4. Mine is easy as I haven’t posted but in a nutshell
    1. new granddaughter in Dec–enjoyed the lovely Iowa weather for 3 weeks.
    2. Knitting birthday gift.
    that is all I have posted lately. Too busy reading everyone’s gossip on facebook.

  5. Six months?
    How about two?
    December: Snow, freezing, rain, flooding, family in from Utah, snowy rescues, Latteland cut off from the rest of the world for a week.
    January: Working seven days a week, V makes it to Nationals in Debate, is a finalist. We loan the kids a couple of hundred bucks and they stiff us. I have a bad cold.
    In other words, things are normal.

  6. I have no idea where the time goes either…one of these days, I swear.

    As for me, I am getting divorced and moving to Florida. This is probably a really good thing though.

    Nothing else is new!

  7. Highlights?
    Let’s six months?
    We went to Newfoundland and I fell in love with Gros Morne National Park.
    The Boy started Grade 3
    I got a new job — almost kind of sort of…

    I’m sure there are other things.

    Glad your mom is doing better. She sounds like my grandfather. We just ignore his drinking too. I reckon at 94, if he wants to drink himself into a stupour he should go for it.

  8. Wow…How the fuck (pardon my french) has it been a year since your boy’s wedding?

    I mean, really?

    Oh, and just about the only thing of note that I’ve posted on can be found from the ‘things have got to change’ link on my front page.

    Glad your mom’s doing better, even if she is hitting the sauce (but i do it too so who am i to judge) and that things have kinda settled down for you.

    Oh, and you might ask Em to invite me to her blog, as she recently changed the access, and I’ve been missing her since her ‘pumpkin post.’

    Unless, of course, she suddenly decided that she doesn’t want me around any more.

    Buenos con queso,


  9. Sue..glad things are a little better for you.

    Seems like yesterday since your son’s wedding. I just remember that greenish picture of you around that time..with a neck brace, I think. 🙂

    Two funerals in my family, my Aunt Polly in August, and another last month. My cousin and her husband were involved in a head-on collion on New Year’s Day. He was killed instantly, and she died five days later. They had been married less than four months.

    I got sick while I was down there, and spent the next three weeks in bed after I got back home.

    We’ve had snow, snow, and more snow, and I am ready for springtime, and sunshine.

    I’ve been checking in to see if you’d posted..I’m glad you’re back. 🙂

    P.S. I’m still playing detective. 😉

  10. Not too many highlights. Still plugging along same as ever. Freaking out with the whole registering-for-kindergarten thing because… my baby can NOT be that old already!

  11. I’ll always be here.

    Last six months?

    Boyfriend troubles. Too much work. Seattle shut down by 2 inches of snow. Pup had surgery today and we’re still waiting to hear the results. I have a nasty head cold.

    Man, that is a depressing recap.

  12. lets see…
    birthday but i didn’t get older
    son wrecked car, but his body is a-ok
    love Larry even more
    not much bloggin either, its winter after all!
    thats about it foe me…;)
    welcome back

  13. Sheesh, I can’t believe that was a year ago, feels like only a couple of months, doesn’t time fly.

    I’m glad your Mum is doing better, I wouldn’t worry about the drinking, unless she’s downing a bottle of scotch a day. Maybe it’s just what helps her get through. You guys have been through so much.

    Update? Well five out of the last six months of my life have been same old same old, but in the last four weeks – my life has changed completely. I’ve met my knight in shining armour!! Woo hoo!
    Something had to go right eventually, didn’t it!

    Hope to hear more from you soon, glad you’re ok.

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