As 2015 ends …

It's New Year's Eve, and we have awesome plans ... to have no particular plans. As is typical for us, we are staying in, possibly going to bed before midnight, and looking forward to a nice 3-day weekend. Hopefully without a blood sugar low. Man I HATE when that happens under normal circumstances, but when…

Pushing through to the end of 2015

The final days of 2015 are here, and my thoughts are turning to the new year with its new challenges and all that fresh potential. I am no longer interested in setting goals or making resolutions, but there is much to be said for a new book of dates. Lots of hopes for the next…

My new doc

Today was my first personal adventure into the Kaiser for healthcare and meeting my new doc. But before I get into that, I am already frustrated with the website and healthcare madness. I just received my new card in the mail today (up until now I have been using my application and the medical record…

Year-end countdown

I feel as if I am on some sort of deathwatch, with the final days of 2015 upon us. While I have some grief and sadness in my life right now, it was actually a good year. M and I are living our lives and things are progressing in good ways, and majority of those…

“Hey girlie” no more and looking forward

Christmas week was tumultuous, the unexpected loss of my¬†very dear old friend the Saturday before left me feeling shattered¬†with grief and more fragile than I ever care to admit. My world is a smaller place without him in it anymore, and as much as anything I mourn our silly, intermittent communications throughout the year. Hard…

Hot mess

Why is it the one time I stop somewhere after the gym is the Sunday morning when lots of people I know are out shopping? M has this lower leg itch thing that flares up frequently in the winter, and his favored treatment is a Walmart-branded anti-itch cream. He had texted me at the gym…

Saturday

Our Christmas was extremely low-key with out of town friends visiting and many other friends unexpectedly stopping by to say hello and stay to chat awhile. We went for a walk in the morning, cooked and had a Christmas lunch/dinner affair mid afternoon and snacked and ate desserts and sugar with visiting friends and neighbors…

Bah humbug

Christmas is a now a couple of days away, we have house guests arriving tonight, and all I can think is "is it over yet?" Yep, having a bah humbug attitude. This is nothing new, because I have been out of sync with the holiday spirit all season. It was bad enough before my friend…

Home enhancement projects 2016

So last night M finally, FINALLY agreed that rebuilding the deck might be bettered hired out to the professionals. It's not that I think he cannot do it; I am absolutely certain he would do a stellar job. However, it's been 7 long months since our concrete was finished and we remain stair-less and having…