I apoligize for not being here and there lately. I have been feeling a little bit disconnected with my blog-nality. I haven't even been reading many blogs either and not sure why exactly. This incessant rain has me a little down. We've gone from summer straight to fall/winter and that usually sets in a depression phase for me. I NEED sunshine! Actually, I feel great. My workouts have been awesome (thanks W) and my eating is not too bad. I've been taking my vitamins and minerals and they have been helping my skin issues. Let me tell you something, when I turned 50 (now 53) my skin decided to make a u-turn from oil to the sahara desert, except for my face and hair, that is consistently oil. I can't believe how it has changed.
(Okay, keep reading if you want but this is going to be a rambling post today...)
I have a lot of stuff on my mind as of late. I'm excited with Thanksgiving rolling around as our youngest is going to be home for 2 weeks and I'M going to cook Thanksgiving dinner. I so missed that last year and I have decided that even if it was just The Hubby and myself that I was going to do it. I think my Daddy will be traveling to stay with his sister in Arizona for about 4 months and we all think that would be awesome for him. That also means that, if he goes, we are going to get in his house, rent a POD, and move all the furniture out to paint and recarpet and get it nice for when he comes back. I'm very excited about that.
Part of my sadness, I think, is that our friend K who we set up with Bee after his wife (my best friend) died are getting married December 5. That does have me a bit wonky but I'm so very glad for them both. With this being put out there I'm feeling, yet again, the effects of the loss of my friend and confident in Gail and my mother. I have a lot of friends, many, many friends but those two were the ones that I could tell ANYTHING and EVERYTHING to and not feel that I was bad or weird. Don't you have different levels of friends that you can spill it all out to and some that you have to be careful what you divulge. I have friends that I just have to keep my lips a little more silent and I don't like that. I like to be who I am and say what I want to say. Those two people in my life did not judge me at all in anything I shared with them. I just don't have that anymore, not even with The Hubby to an extent. It's just different with women and men relationships, even married ones. Don't get me wrong, The Hubby and I are very, very close but you know when you have a gripe about the spouse you need a sounding board sometimes and those boards for me are just gone. I can't talk to my girls, at least I don't think I should, it's just not right. I'm still flailing out there trying to find my balance in the world of friendship. It will get better, eventually but for now I'm just sad about it all.