First, I am doing this post by microphone. Because I am just that lazy. But mostly tired. I woke up last night at 4:30 and couldn’t get back to sleep. And our house is cold because the furnace has stopped working. We do have a gas fireplace that Norbert loves. And space heaters. We won’t die.
And it’s cold. A whole 9° below freezing. Yes. Yes, I know other parts of the country are 30° cooler but this is cold for this Pacific Northwest girl. I put on two pairs of socks this morning. Oh yes, I did. Norbert has given up trying to get outside. The snow is too cold on his delicate pink paws.
This afternoon after work I stopped and bought new lights and Garland and ribbon for our Christmas tree. The stuff we currently have is crap. I told my husband that none of it is going on the tree this year. It looks like hell. Half the lights don’t work. The Garland is stringy with big chunks missing. He of course, thinks it’s fine. Just like a man. (My apologies to my male readers. You know I love you!)
I’m continuing to lose weight. Just shy of 25 pounds now. My goal in December is to lose half a pound. It isn’t a lofty goal but I don’t want to gain in December after trying so hard to lose as much as I have. Come January I will be trying harder. I hope to get to my goal weight by the end of April. We’ll see. It will be a total of 44 pounds. I know I can do this. I’m very optimistic this time. This is the only time I have ever lost weight and it hasn’t been a total battle.
Not much going on in my world. December usually brings up feelings of melancholy. I miss my mom. I miss my aunts and uncles. And I miss my grandparents. In the two years around my mom’s death I lost seven other family members. It is only now that I’m wrapping my head around that fact. I am getting to be one of the oldest in my family. Not quite, but there is not a lot of the older generation left. One day I would like to do a post on all my grandparents. I was blessed with not only wonderful grandparents but great grandparents as well. I also had great step grandparents. I look back at pictures and see just how much love was surrounding me. I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that all my grandparents adored me. They all made me feel like I was their favorite. What a great legacy I have been given. I hope one day to have grandchildren of my own and the pass that legacy on.
Well, that is all for now. I am sitting wrapped up in my shawl that was given to me by Hospice after my mom died. It brings more than just physical warmth. I hope you are all doing well, and focusing on the good and the right and the beautiful. It is out there.