Thursday, December 30, 2010
- Lose the last 15 to 20 pounds.
- Quit smoking (again).
- Save more money.
- Find a better paying job, with better hours.
- Meet someone special.
- Attend more social events.
My New Year's wish...
- Get the house built before the end of 2011.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Your Life is Better Than 45% of All People
Your life is pretty average, with lots of normal ups and downs.
You're on the way to having a better life, as long as you focus on what's really important.
Remember to take the time to do the things that you like best, and let the little things slide.
No one on their deathbed ever wished that they spent more time worrying or complaining!
Sunday, December 26, 2010
- My mother's breast cancer, mastectomy and recovery.
- My father's tumors in his lungs and his treatment.
- My father's slow decline in health and stamina from emphysema.
- Finishing up projects at the old place to get it on the market.
- Completing my Web Design Certificate.
- Becoming employed after nearly two years.
- Being invited to many events and parties.
- Making new friends and reconnecting with old ones.
- Standing at a total lose of 80 pounds. Down from 270 to 190.
- Having my goal weight of 175 pounds within reach.
- Finally having money once again.
And the biggest, best thing is all my blogger buddies who encouraged me, and witnessed the progression from down trodden misfit to employed social butterfly. I would not have believed so much was possible to pack into a year. Next year will find it hard to top all of this. I look forward the New Year with much optimism and careful planning as I can muster. I'm anxious to see what it hold in store.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
You Are Kind and Caring
You're the type of person who just naturally appreciates and respects others. You think ill of very few people.
You are naturally open minded and nonjudgmental. You're a good listener, and you end up hearing many secrets.
You reach out to everyone during the holidays, and your acts of kindness and generosity are remembered throughout the year.
You are easily touched this time of year. Even the right holiday card or little gift can move you.
- Healthy parents.
- For my dog to be healthyand happy.
- Higher pay and better hours.
- Passage of marriage equality.
- Lose another 15 pounds and tighten everything back up.
- More parties, events, etc. to attend.
- An end to the war.
- Not to be involved in another war.
- The economy to return to previous levels without the frivolity.
- An end to hunger, proverty and homelessness in this country.
- The Christian Right to realize they aren't.
And the biggest wish of all:
- I find a man of my very own before my parents are gone,so they will know I'm loved and cared for.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
In other sad news today, my uncle, my father's youngest brother was rushed to the hospital last night, unable to breathe. He has the same problem my father does. He is currently using a breathing tube. My father has felt too bad to even visit yet. One of my aunts stayed with him last night till 2am. Where his daughter, son in law or grandchildren are at is beyond me. He had part of his jaw removed years ago because of cancer and has used a feeding tube since. He is in bad shape, even before this happened. My father fears the worse. This will be the beginning of the end for him.
It is deeply disturbing when these things happen to family members. More disturbing to see how their immediate family members respond (or not). My parents have helped both of these relatives immensely over the years when needed. It makes me angry. As long as there is a breath left in me, it will never happen to my parents, sister or her family. That I can swear to.
Friday, December 3, 2010
I had decided against pursuing the position at this time. My mother told me that my father has stage 4 emphysema so I'm hesitate to take on more responsibility given the uncertainty with his health. He is now on oxygen all most all of the time he is at home and uses his inhaler often. It won't get any better sadly. My mother expressed her concern that he may not be here for next Christmas. That worries me too. Despite the fact that I know my parents will not live forever, it still feels like a punch in the gut to hear it spoken aloud. I guess I can only be there anyway I can for them and do what I can. I can't worry about the future or things I can't change. I can only deal with the here and now. That is more than enough.