Friday, September 18, 2009


TGIF....wait, it doesn't mean the work, it means the week is over.  I am glad the week is over, actually the past two weeks.  I have run myself to death and I'm a little tired, but it is a good tired.  I feel good.  I also got to sleep in until 7:30 and that is a big improvement over 4:45 AM.  Yes, I finally feel good again after a year of ick.  I have amped up my workouts with trainer "W" to three days a week, in a row and I can surely feel it but it is a good ache.  It feels like I am finally making headway again into the weight loss/ship-shape world.  The bowling started again and I'm doing pretty good with that too.  My art classes have also ramped up again and that is a rush except I'm finding it hard to squeeze a minute or two into painting.  My busy schedule with work and all is also affecting my blogging world and that just can't happen.  I will have to spend Sunday, all day playing catch up on my reader that is full to bursting.  Sorry everyone if I have not been around but I will get there.  It is fall now, at least this next week and I feel the urge to get rid of stuff, change the closet around and just kind of a "fall cleaning" instead of spring.  This is also being pushed into over-drive today because tomorrow I am having The Hubby's family over for dinner (15 of us) for a spaghetti dinner.  YIKES!  The guest room bed and floor has become my closet as of late and that HAS to be addressed, TODAY!  The house will be cleaned today with help from my friend so I can concentrate on the "closet".  Since the meal is simple I won't visit the store until tomorrow probably.  I have to get my grocery list together first and I have to find time to concentrate on it so I don't miss a thing.  I'm a little antsy with the family coming over with our new addition to the family.  There is a new great-nephew along with his brother and girly cousin.  My fear is not that Clayton will be good, it is that the kids will be good to him and not accidently let him out.  He doesn't necessarily come when he calls very well yet.  He is also so very friendly that he wants to be in your face to love you and I don't want him to "love-attack" my MIL either.  I am just a worrier, face it. 

The purpose for the dinner tomorrow is two-fold.  First it is to celebrate the month of September birthdays of our SIL, MIL and most important B's 30th birthday.  OH MY GOSH!  I am actually going to have a 30 year.  That is very surreal to me as most of the time I feel 30.  The second part is that The Hubby's side of the family has been a little disjointed as of late and it has always been my job to get us together and keep us together.  We've had the BIL retiring and moving with wife back to Oklahoma.  The MIL has moved into the Montereau Retirement place and there has been the new addition to the family, great-nephew.  We have not been at a family gathering, all together in a long time and I know that Thanksgiving and Christmas will be a challenge.  I miss the family.  So tomorrow we all we be here, probably minus the SIL as she already gave her regrets the minute I sent out the invite two months ago...I'm being mean but we'll see.

Today is also going to be a very, very sad day for me as I am losing a dear and very old friend.  I told The Hubby and B that at 2 pm today I do not want to be disturbed in anyway as I will be plopped down in front of the television to watch the final day of Guiding Light.  I know, I know I have harped on this but you have to understand that it is like a family to me as it has been a part of my life my entire life.  It is, was a last link between my mother and I.  Yes, I figured out part of my sadness on this and I have a feeling it will be the same for my Daddy.  I have watched this show everyday without fail for the past month and this week I have cried every single day.  Today will be no exception as an era is ending and I don't think people really realize that.  It is a link for a lot of people.  Today is for my Momma!

Toodles all and hopefully I'll get to commenting this weekend for everyone. 


Char said...

you do sound so busy. have a great weekend

Anonymous said...

Hope your weekend is great and I get the T.V. show saddness.... T.V., movies, actors, singers they link to much more then entertainment - I have the same deep saddness with the passing of Patrick Swayze.

lagirl/sweet tea said...

It's a lot of hard work being the one who tries to keep the family connected, but it's soooo worth it. Hope the dinner goes well, and I'm sure it will.

So glad you're enjoying Clayton.
He'll be exhausted by the time the family leaves tomorrow.

Kay said...

I'm sorry about Guiding Light being gone. I'll be thinking about you.

AnnetteK said...

I bawled when all through GL Thursday and Friday. So bummed, but I did like how they ended it. :(