Still Here

Yeah, I'm still here. Lucky to get a post a week out, but hate to just give up the ghost and say "on hiatus"… or, even worse, "quitting the blog"…   sooooo I am posting just to let you know that neither of those are happening. Happy?

Been getting back in the swing of working, at least half days. The time change still has me messed up – more so than other times when it has changed. I'm not sure why. When I was at my mom's for that couple of months, my Hubs and daughter managed to get the puppies so they sleep later in the morning. That's part of it. I don't get awakened by quiet woofs at five a.m., so it is easier to sleep later. I suspect as things get busier at work and when the guys get in the field, then I will finally get back on my more normal schedule, but right now I feel like a lazy sack of shit.

Also been working with my mom on my dad's memorial service – or whatever you call it. We are going to have it in mid-April on his birthday. It happens to fall on a Sunday, so it will work out pretty well. We're just keeping it small, about 30 people, just mainly immediate family. I have a cousin who is a minister who is going to say a few words and one of my aunts has been putting together a DVD of pictures that were my grandparents. It should be neat. There is a chance of snow every day this week… hopefully by mid-April the weather will straighten itself out.

I've been (as always) struggling with my weight. I go up and down with the stress and lost about 10 lbs when I had that bad cold. Amazing how little you can eat when you can't taste anything. I've always said I'd be really thin if I hated food! At any rate, I am buying my son and daughter-in-law's treadmill off of them and hopefully will be getting into the swing of things soon. I'm hoping that helps, just to get moving. I'm such a couch potato. I like being outside, but I am challenged by cold-weather asthma if I try to walk in the cold, and a klutz gene which causes me to find any and all rough dips, holes, and other numerous places to fall or turn or sprain ankles when walking on anything but a perfectly smooth surface. So I'm thinking, treadmill is the key. 

If you are still here… thanks for dropping by. One of these days I may actually get back in the swing of things!

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6 thoughts on “Still Here”

  1. Glad to hear that you’re okay — you’ll blog again when you feel like it (if FB doesn’t take over!). I struggle with the weight and probably always will. I have an elliptical at home, which has helped me to be more regular with at least doing “something.” I have to watch TV while I do it, though.

  2. Don’t worry about us, you just make sure YOU are ok. We’ll still be here whether you post once a day, once a week or once a year.
    I’m struggling with my weight at the moment too and it’s about to come into winter when all I do is hibernate so i’m in a mess of trouble. I agree with your “if I didn’t like food i’d be thin” lline!!
    Brilliant. Take care, Bri

  3. I check here for new posts almost every day. I’m glad when I find one, but I know how tough it can be to get the words on the ‘page’ when life’s dealing you a crap hand.

    I’ve been there.

    Take care.


  4. A treadmill is a great idea! You can set it up so that you have the tv in front of it :o)

    I’m kind of going through this type of thing now, as well. I think it’s the March/April transition into new seasons thing.

  5. No hurry to turn thigs around. We will still come around to see how you’re doing, You had a tough winter, but Spring is inevitable.

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