Current Mood: Accomplished & Beautiful Day & Contemplative
I hope everyone has had a good summer beginning. Ours has been below average on temps and way over on rain…icks….still waiting for summer weather…dry and comfortable. We were in the 60s this pass Wed/Thurs and we are suppose to be hitting the 90s this upcoming Wed/Thurs. Lets just say I’ll believe it when I see it. I really don’t want it to hit the 90s…I want mid 80s, that is perfect. Then our house doesn’t have that chill and we can wear shorts and tank tops. =)
I did finally vacuum out my poor truck in about a year today. Those spiders get into everything and left cobwebs everywhere….lol
We haven’t been up to much other then work and the normal. We do need to get a hike in, that I would like. Not sure where, at this time of the year the mountains and Crater Lake still have a bit of snow. If it melting you have higher rivers/creeks to deal with when crossing. So we have to balance that.
We will be heading up to Canada sometime this month for a bbq with our sister-in-law and our nephews. It will be to in remembrance of D, since it has been a year that we lost him. But it will be great to see how our nephews have grown, they are so young that they grow so fast. I miss seeing them.
We are still doing the gym. I know it sounds annoyingly repetitive, but considering it is so easy to fall into bad habits the fact that we are still doing a good one….I’m grateful and proud of. It has been over 2yrs and I’ll take it. I will say that I didn’t end the week on a good note. I did good Mon-Wed, but Thurs and Fri I was not mentally in it at all. I did get my cardio and weights in, but didn’t get my 20mins on abs. It didn’t help that I didn’t do very well on my eating habits this past week. Went over my normal daily 2k a day, so I need to do better this week. My sweet tooth and munch urges just kicked in big time….drove me nuts.
I spent the week doing my normal….working, what else? LOL Which is partly why I died at the gym Thurs and Fri, my brain was on that and won’t stop.
Last weekend I couldn’t get a hold of my extra sister. Her dad isn’t doing very well at all and is in hopice and I knew that she would be visiting and dealing with the drama that is her siblings. I knew that they would be totally, totally stressing her out and a few of siblings are good for tearing her down……and totally negate the ones that are supportive of her..ggrrr So I was totally stressing about getting a hold of her and checking in. Anything to make her feel better and let her vent.
Well, that didn’t happen, so I sent her encouraging texts and my little sister actually got lucky and got a hold of her. Since I wasn’t doing to good on making contact to her, I googled her parents and got their number and made a call. She wasn’t there, but I was able to find out what was going on and let her mom vent some. Between me trying to get a hold of her, texting and my sister actually making contact, it was a help to her and made her feel better.
I was not happy to hear what her siblings was putting her mom though and I knew if mom was going through hell, then my sister wasn’t doing too well. =( I let mom know that I was in her corner and whenever she needed to talk, she can vent at me.
My sister’s siblings were totally surprised to hear that I even called her mom just to make contact, that I wasn’t too happy about what mom was going through and then turn around and my little sister called her. Sad, that we give her more emotional support then her some of own drama selfish siblings. If her husband wasn’t there for support, she would’ve totally lost it…no idea how he puts up with her family sometimes. Tries and keeps peace just for her and her parents sake.
She is finally back home (a state away…which is a good thing when dealing with them) and eating, trying to get a sense of her self back, I spent 3 hours on the phone with her last night. She couldn’t hold anything down while dealing with them. I’m going to try and give her mom a call tomorrow to check in. I just suck at it due to the 3hr difference. I wish I could be there to help mom and her, those are the 2 that I really care and worry about.
My god daughter has made me feel old. She graduated from HS, turned 19 and is now expecting her baby in Dec….wow. I remember when her mom was pregnant with her at my HS graduation. I was so totally afraid that she was going to have her right there…..lol Ended up having her a few weeks later. I was looking at some pictures that were just taken barely 10yrs ago….damn, she has grown.
I found some paper where I can make my own postcards. If you didn’t know, when we travel I love getting postcards and sending it to my family. =) So now, unless we are doing a bunch of traveling and I want to get them postmarked from that location, I can just use the pictures that we take for them. I totally love that. Especially when we are doing hiking around here in OR. I spent time figuring out how to the line up everything and even printing out the addresses and messages on the back. With my horrible handwriting I’m doing the post office a favor…..lol I already sent out postcards from our visit to the coast in May…..grin
Our kitties are doing good. Drew and Sakura are now 2yrs old. Drew is such a long cat and is still in the over energetic teen stage that drives his sister Sakura nuts. Sakura has become a chunk bugger that is addicted to brushing…..grin She is such a spoiled daddy’s girl and Drew is very much a momma boy when it comes to bedtime. Alexis is going to be 16 this coming Oct and tries her best to ignore Drew and Sakura….lol
I’m currently half way through President Bill Clinton autobiography, My Life. It is huge with a lot of policy thoughts and stories on where they came from. You can tell that he likes to show where an idea came from. It is interesting. I have Audition by Barbara Walters and My Thirty Years Backstairs at the White House by Lillian Rogers Parks that I would love to get into next.
It is amazing how long it takes to right just a few things…..lol….but that is what is going on so far around here. =)