Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Getting back into the swing of things

Well a new year and hopefully a new me.  At least I can say now things are somewhat back to normal.  Finally and I mean finally I have been released from the breast surgeon.  I had to go back several times for drainage from under my arm.  I came to find out that she didn’t want to put a drainage tube in because of my skin disorder and feared further infection.  So I needed to go through the slow process of healing and had to get it drained every couple of weeks.  My next step is to have a mammo in six months to make sure all is clear and nothing else has developed.
Holidays were nice and I enjoyed being home for 12 days.  Last weekend I packed all the Christmas decorations away.  Always seems funny once you put it all away, the rooms look bigger and empty.  So I immediately decorated for Valentine’s Day.  Now I am just looking forward to spring.  It is this time of the year that I really don’t like.  Gloomy, dark, chances of snow.  I fear the snow, mainly walking and driving in it.  I think if it could be promised to me it wouldn’t snow, I would be such a happy camper.
Also too right now I am happy but not earlier, unfortunately I caught some type of virus.  It certainly got me good.  Many of my co-workers were sick also.  I am grateful though it wasn’t the flu just a heavy dose of a head cold but I actually had to take off from work.  My head was so congested that it made me light headed and dizzy often.  I couldn’t remember having such symptoms before.  Also too with this flu outbreak I haven’t seen my dad at the nursing home.  I got a call last week from them asking that we refrain from visiting.  That many of the residents on his floor have the flu.  Thank goodness I finally got him a phone; at least I can talk to him.  Also I am thankful he is doing ok.  He did have a stomach virus two weeks ago but he is better now.
As for my weight, well since finding out about the surgery until the beginning of the year I gain 14 pounds.  Shameful I know but I think I have finally got my head on straight again.  Last week at TOPS I lost 3 ½ pounds.  So I am just trying to move in the right direction again.  Plus speaking about TOPS, well I am doing a lot of thinking right now.  The ladies are telling me that they want me to continue to be their leader.  I do appreciate the compliments but I really can’t seem to make up my mind if I want to.  I certainly am not going to quit TOPS but I don’t know if I still have it in me to continue to be the leader.  I wish I could just make up my mind. 
The kids are doing well which matters the most to me.  They are busy making their wedding plans and such.  I just wish my daughter would get on the ball with her dress.  I am beginning to get worried about it but you certainly can’t tell her what to do.  She is very high strung and when she is ready, she is ready.   As for my son, well it is tax season and he is starting to get very busy.  Usually this time of year I hardly see him but fortunately do speak to him maybe once a week. 
Hubby is getting better too, especially with Max gone (can’t believe he is gone now for 3 months now).  He still has his picture on the end table with his bell collar.  But if anything he can talk about him without getting choke up.  Hubby is even talking about us going away.  Again I will believe it when it happens.
I am looking forward to this weekend.  My girlfriend and I are going to a wine painting party. My niece and sister went to one after Thanksgiving and they had a blast.  Everyone paints the same picture, something simple but as you paint you enjoy a glass of wine and a small snack.  So my niece found out you can have your own party, well you need a certain amount of people.  So she gathered one.  We are going this Saturday.  Should be lots of fun.  I wonder what we are going to paint. 
Now that I am thinking about it I will be busy at least once a month.  In February I am going to my girlfriend’s future daughter in law bridal shower.  Then in March will be the wedding.  My other girlfriend is throwing a 50th birthday party for her boyfriend.  My other girlfriend is turning 50 and I am certain her hubby is going to throw a party.  Then before you know it I will be busy with my daughter’s bridal shower.  My goodness, just talking about it makes it almost summer time. 
Well need to get to work, it is that time of year with closing the books from the old year and opening the New Year.  Lots of work needs to get done. 
Until later…………….

1 comment:

  1. Being TOPS leader is a lot of work---but I have found that a chapter is only as good as their leader---and I bet you are a great one! Keep up the great work! ~Amy aka thatTOPSlady