Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Shoveling Snow

 Well, we may be doing a lot of this tomorrow if the weather forecasters are right.  Not looking forward to it.  And I always worry about Donald, Adam and Meghan driving in the snow and rain.   I've been blessed to be able to stay home and not have to go out into this mess.....oops, but I'm remembering just now that I have one more day before the emissions testing on my car expires.  Drats!!  That means I have to go to the emissions place.  *shaking my head*  I need to start getting things done when I'm thinking about them.  

I took my car in for service last Thursday.  That car sucked up $590.00 of my money! LOL  Unreal.  I don't know how people afford service on their cars.  Seriously.  For 35 years my husband has taken care of the maintenance on our vehicles when needed because we didn't have extra money to spend on the cars.  So when I bought my Hyundai two years ago I decided that it was easier to take it into the dealership for service and give Donald a break from worrying and working on the car.  Especially in the weather; there would be times he'd be out in the snow or rain under the car and I would feel so bad for him.  So taking my car in  for service is a break for him, but boy, he has to work overtime sometimes to pay for it.  Crazy.

Little by little and step by small step I have been cleaning up around here.  Donald sometimes complains that he 'just took the trash out' and it's filled up again.  I told him to be proud of a filled up trash can.  That means I'm cleaning and getting rid of stuff we don't need.  And it really feels good too, to walk into a room and see it organized and cleaned.  The dumb thing is is that I forget to take pictures of the before and then when I'm done and look at what my hard work has accomplished I think to myself, 'I should have taken a before picture'.  Duh!  Story of my life! 

I so can't wait for spring, I so can't wait for spring!  Winter is just so 'live in the cave' kind of thing.  It's okay for a couple of days, but I would love to be planting a garden and smelling fresh cut grass and sitting outside.  

April is my birthday so I look forward to that because spring is right around the corner.  My mom said that when she brought me home from the hospital it was snowing.  Maybe that's why I don't like the snow, per se.  :)


Saturday, January 11, 2014

It's Time to Get Back to my Blog!!

I didn't expect to be gone so long, but wouldn't you know it, on Thanksgiving night I got sick.  I had gotten some type of intestinal bug.  While at my brother's house I started feeling chilly, which, when that happens, I know that I'm getting sick.  So, me and the family left to come home, but on the way home i was feeling sick to my stomach.  By the time we arrived home I was soooo cold that I went to my bed with my coat, hat and gloves on.  I pulled the blanket on me and I was still cold.  Meghan went to get another blanket for me and she put that on me and I was still cold!!  Let's just say, it was downhill from there.  It took me a good 3 1/2 weeks just to get somewhat back to normal.  I took a leave of absence from my volunteering, but I'm trying to decide when's the best time to go back.  

As I was getting better, the day before Christmas Donald came down with what I had.  It didn't stop him from enjoying Christmas, though.  

We had a good new years.  Meghan was with us, but Adam had to work.  
 January has really claimed itself...we've had snow, winds and temps as low as 5 degrees.  The poor dog; she hasn't been able to go outside and run to her hearts content like in the summer time.  It's basically go out and come in.  Then lay around the house all day as there's nothing for her to do.  

Little by little, I'm decluttering and organizing.  Years, when I was having depression really bad, I had let things get really out of control.  I'm happy now that I'm tackling it.  Although one might not be able to see what's being done, I can see it and it's exciting to have things organized again.  Yes, it's going to take me awhile, maybe even this whole year to get things done, but I am keeping my eyes on the end result.  

 So this is the a short update on me.  Next post will not be as long!