Archive for July, 2010

LIFE CHANGES

Monday, July 26th, 2010

My life has changed significantly since I last posted.

My husband of almost 34 years has left me.  Our situation had not been good for about 6 weeks.  He told me on Friday afternoon (July 16, 2010) that he thought he should leave and Saturday morning confirmed that he indeed was leaving.  He must have put on his power wheels because when I got home from work about 4, he had almost finished removing his personal belongings from the house, with the help of his perfect daughter (she said to me “I am not a sinner”)  and her husband, except for his weight lifting equipment.  Why on earth did he leave that?!

I still do not understand this:  Saturday morning he mowed the yard, changed the air filter for the A/C, and bought a loaf of bread.  Why on earth would he do this if he did not care anymore.  True, he does not care enough or he would never have let what happened happen.

I am hurt and disappointed but I will move on and one day will be able to accept my life as it is and be happy.

Someone saw me on July 14 before he left and again on July 24 after he had left and told me that I looked relieved.  I would not say that I am relieved but am no longer wondering what will happen next.

LIFE GOES ON !!!!!!!

WRINKLES

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Wrinkles are usually an unavoidable part of growing older.  Some folks use different measures to hide their wrinkles for a while, such as face lifts, creams, lotions.  Some even try filling them with make-up.   Eventually, all will have some wrinkles if they live long enough.

Wrinkle creams reviewed may give an idea of which cream works the best but none are guaranteed to solve the wrinkle problem and I am sure some of them are quite spendy.

Guess I will just keep my wrinkles and be thankful, that I have lived long enough to have them.  Vainness is not in my personality and I am thankful for that too.

WOULD BE RICH

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

There are several ways to be rich.  Monies left to you by inheritance, winning the lottery, investing wisely (or with luck), working very hard at a good paying job and saving more than you spend.  Others may get rich through inventions.

If I could come up with a sure solution on how to reduce belly fat, my working days would be over and so would those for some that I hold dear.  I have read this and read that but have yet to find a real solution.

WORK-OUT

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

I do not do work-outs for exercise.  I only walk and have almost stopped that, maybe Monday will be a good day to start walking again.  I am beginning to think liposuction may be better for me than the best ab workout. I have always had a poochy stomach and as I get older it gets worse.

I just am not disciplined enough to do daily exercise or even every other day.  I do enjoy walking when I do it but have to motivate myself to even start that.  I know I could loose some stomach and weight if I were to start smoking again.  That price is NOT what I am willing to pay.

NEEDED

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

I do not lie on purpose.  I may say something that I think is the truth and later find out it is not.  For instance, I put corn in the freezer recently and thought that I had 46 pints.  The next time I was cleaning behind the bar I found some bags that had fallen over behind it, so I corrected this lie.  Some may say oh that was a mistake.  Either way, I had mislead and felt the need to correct.

Some folks may be in the need of office furniture, but what he/she really needs is to learn to tell the truth. Not half the truth but all of the truth.  Will elaborate more later.

OLD SAYINGS

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

A co-worker and I were discussing things our parents said–little short sayings that had a depth of meaning.  My older brother also had a few good ones, too.

I told her Mother would say things like “pretty is as pretty does”, “every cloud has a silver lining”, “you can’t judge a book by it’s cover”, “beauty is only skin deep”, “you wear your heart on your sleeve”, “you are getting the cart ahead of the horse”.

Her dad said similar things–”if the shoe fits, wear it”, “let sleeping dogs lie”, “the dog that barks loudest is the guilty one” “if you lay down with dogs, you gonna get up with fleas” “keep the wagon in the road”.

Two my brother said a lot are “whatever blows up your frock tail” and “whatever peels your banana”.  He also would say “don’t cry over spilled milk”.

We thought it odd that we grew up in different parts of the state and all of these sayings were familiar to both of us.

How about it readers, leave comments as to what you heard from your parents or older siblings.

CAR /TRUCK REPAIR

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

WOW! auto repairs can run into big bucks.  Even a simple oil change can be as much or more than $50.  That is not chicken feed.  If one has to have major work done, forget the vacation.

One economical place for repairs is Dallas Auto Repair.  If I lived in that area, they would be on speed dial in my phone.  They are not restricted to oil changes and wiper blade replacement.  I am sure that they can repair a Chevrolet Silverado as easily as they can a car or truck of any make and model.

I am thinking I may soon be in need of a brake job, too bad that I will have to sell an arm and leg and may even have to cash in my life insurance just to pay for it.

If I ever drive to Dallas again, I will have to go to this auto shop and have my car checked just ’cause I can.

LACK of SLEEP

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

For years I have not been able to sleep at night.  I was blaming it on my thyroid condition and really thought that was the problem.  I even had the MD prescribe sleeping pills for a short period of time.

Another health issue popped up and another MD took me off of caffeine.  This meant no regular coffee at night.  To my surprise, I started sleeping much better and have very few nights that I do not sleep well.  I am now drinking decaf coffee and very little tea.  I drink maybe a glass of tea a month, lots of water and a few flavored waters.  instead of carbonated drinks, I have been mostly a water drinker since 2006.

BROTHER COMING

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

My brother is coming today!  My brother is coming today!  My brother is coming today!

I am always glad to see my brother.  Can you tell?  He is always the one that does the traveling to see me.  I really need to change that.  Maybe one day.

PROBLEM

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Since my thyroid surgery, I have had real problems with my hair.  The biggest problem is the lack of hair.

Last week I went to the hairdresser that I was going to a couple of years ago and we discussed that the texture of my hair had changed since she last did it.  Also how the cowlicks in the front have become so prominent, the color to be used the next time I go in and the possibility of a hair loss cure.

I will probably pass on the cure and depend on my doctor to get my meds right.  I have been waiting since 2006 for him to do this.  Oh well, I will just depend on her expertise to gather from what I am saying as to the cut I want.