Saturday, December 25, 2010

The Grinch

My song! 2 posts in 1 day. I'm finally at a great piece of mind on Christmas. I loved Christmas as a kid. Mom always made sure we had wonderful Christmases. They all were very memorable. But, now i could care less. Through the years, there has always been some pressure from family, peers or media. You have to be celebrating or buying presents, putting up decorations, spending time with family etc..... Bill always became irritable and depressed, i just dreaded it all, Then i read a book called "How to simplify your life" She said "Don't enjoy Christmas?" Skip it! "It's Okay" I don't know why it took a book to change my ways, but I did it. I told everyone, family and friends "No presents please" and don't look for us on Christmas day. Bill and i have worked every Christmas for 27 years. No regrets and stress free. "You say it's Christmas today". " Oh yeah, i guess it is. Whatever!!

The passage

Wow, I've been doing some reading and just finished a book called The Passage by Justin Cronin. I couldn't put it down and I WAS sooo DISSAPOINTED when i finished it. I wanted MORE!!! Go pick up this book. Curl up in that cozy couch and blanket and read this book. I haven't been doing to much else. I fell on the ice and sprained my wrist. OOOUCH!! I've been thinking about cleaning my house, but i haven't gotten very far.
I've been dealing with Hot Flashes and all that go with them. I'm looking into Bio identical hormones. Any one out there have any opinions on this? 2 good friends of mine have tried it and have nothing but great things to say. I need to get my life back (notice my absence),I'm willing to give it a try.

The Passage by Justin Cronin

The Passage by Justin Cronin

Monday, December 6, 2010

The lastest

Well, i got a call yesterday morning from my sister. Mom fell in the bathroom and broke her hip. We just talked her into getting a life alert. So, I'm hoping her healing time is speedy. and her attitude is positive. At 85 we will see. She has been riding a stationary bike for an hour every day for years. So she's in pretty good shape, I'm just worried about her mind. She's petrified of nursing homes. (who can blame her).

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Who's been sleeping in my bed

I'm still here. I went home to see mom this last weekend. It's getting really hard to communicate with mom now. She can't hear ANYTHING. Hearing aids don't help. I really feel for her. She must feel so isolated most of the time. She is 85 and lives by herself. We all decided to take the car keys. She left the car running for 3 days and again 5 days. Car has some dents that she can't remember where they came from. Healthy but the hearing is a really problem.
Anyway. I was there sat. and Sunday and Monday. On Saturday night i kept hearing footsteps and thumping around. I was laying on the couch watching TV. Mom went to bed. I thought What is she doing up there. I went up stairs to check on her. She was fast asleep. Went back down but kept hearing the footsteps and thumping. I just kind of forgot about it thinking it's just the furnace or something. I went to bed around 1:30 and i opened to patio door in my room to get some cool air in there and i shut the door to the hallway. We were going to meet my aunt for breakfast Sunday morning. It was around 7:00 and light out and i was awake but, all curled up. I heard the door open and someone walking toward my bed, I was thinking it was mom coming to wake me up for breakfast. Then before i know it i"m being hit in the chest with such force it knocks me on my back, and takes my breath away. I was sleeping on my side. It felt like I was hit with a volleyball HARD. I sat up fast, nothing there. The door was open. What the hell was THAT. Who was that and what is it doing at my moms house????? I haven't been able to think of any thing else. I'm worried that there is something living with mom. I've never noticed anything like that before. What are your thoughts on that one? Any explanations?