IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE–I think perhaps we might want to put a little Irish Creme in it. Just sayin’. And, you would laugh and agree. Oh, screw the coffee and let’s have a bit of wine! I think we both deserve it, how about you?
I’d have to confess to you that I have been very, very lethargic and depressed. No, not the serious depression like I had years ago. Just down. There just seems to be so little point to doing anything. Why bother? I have NEVER allowed dirty dishes to sit in the kitchen sink. They have always been put in the dishwasher and put away. Yesterday I noticed that there was no more room in the sink for another dirty dish and chastised myself for letting myself get THAT lazy. Seriously! Then I cried. Why does doing the dishes even hurt my heart?
I’d tell you that my daughter, K, bought a motorcycle. She came out to tell me about it because she was having it delivered to my house to store for the winter and I actually didn’t care. I normally would have not been happy with her decision. But, much to her shock and surprise, I cried and told her that if that makes her happy and that is what she needs to motivate herself to lose weight (what her reasoning was with me), then go for it. Life is just too short! She 39 and she might as well live it while she can. Yes, I know I can still live my life and do things that make me happy, but when you have been part of a couple for 43 years it is hard to find the things that make just YOU happy. I feel as though I lost my life when Mike died and now I am just going through the motions, and not doing that very well.
I’d have to smile and tell you that, yes, I have lost weight. Dropped four sizes in the last five months. I needed to get rid of that extra poundage anyway, but this was not the way I intended. There are still a few more pounds that need to come off and if they do, they do. It doesn’t matter either way, except I feel better not carrying around 30 pounds I didn’t need. I guess stress will put it on you, and stress will take it off of you, just depends on how the switch in the brain works. Cooking for one person is pointless. It’s easier to just fix a sandwich or a microwave meal. Besides, who has time to cook when you are doing the outside chores, inside chores and working a full-time job? By the time I get settled down for the evening it is past nine and who wants to eat a meal then? Shredded wheat has become a staple in my diet.
I’d also tell you that my hip is still bothering me a lot and I’ve called the doctor to tell him I don’t think the injection worked. He said I should have had relief within three days. Not so much. It hurts to sit for any length of time, then it hurts like the dickens to get up and try to walk. Once I get moving, it is better for a while and then back to pain. Waiting to hear back from Dr. as to what to do now.
And, I’d have to fill you in on the newest member of my furry family. Phoebe. A little 12 week old kitten. She is the most cuddly and sweetest thing ever! Abby (dog) doesn’t mind her at all and I thought for sure she would have a problem with her moving in. Orville, (male cat) on the other hand is NOT HAPPY! The moment he saw what was in the carrying crate he went nuts and made hissing and growling sounds that were intended to put the fear of God into the kitty, but she just looked at him as if to say “what’s your problem?” and continued her investigation of the house. She has settled in very well and even enjoys helping my youngest granddaughter do her homework!
Phoebe was a stray that showed up at a relative’s house and they didn’t want her, and were going to take her to the pound and I took her. I know…what was I thinking?! Oh, well. The vet said so long as I didn’t become a cat hoarder I was alright. HaHa!
My glass of virtual wine is empty, and so I think it best to end this post now. I hope anyone who has shared this “coffee” time with me has a good day and enjoyed the chat. Hugs!