- The young lady about whom I wrote a couple of posts ago eagerly agreed to a Bible Study with me. The study lasts 40 days and takes about an hour a day. It was my bright idea that we begin on November 23 so that Day 40 would fall on January 1. So where did I think I was going to find another hour a day when I've already mentioned that my own personal devotion time was slipping!
- Our Christmas program at church is Sunday night. In the past two weeks, there have been three extra rehearsals with a 3-hour dress rehearsal this coming Saturday morning.
- MIL has re-entered the picture making some unspoken, but very real demands on my time and for the first time since FIL died in August, has begun talking about how hard things are and making it through the holidays. She has also asked that I help her with her shopping. For the first time, I'm feeling just a bit "put upon" to use a southern cliche. She has been running all over town by herself - she doesn't need my "help." It's just a reason to be with someone else and I happen to be that person.
- My own shopping has to get done sometime.
- Mr. B's schedule is relentless until he finishes school on December 17.
- I'm trying to get a trip to Florida planned that this year, will include MIL. That requires some venturing into less familiar territory as she isn't exactly interested in the same kinds of activities as we are.
- My oldest niece will graduate from the University of Tennessee in a couple of weeks meaning more parties, activities and company that weekend.
- I have not been feeling quite up to par, so have several doctor appointments scheduled over the next couple of weeks. Nothing serious, just some nagging fatigue along with some aches and pains that could be caused by who knows what and therein lies the frustration.
- I really, really, really want to write a blog post more often than once a week. All these thoughts are floating around in my head and I simply can't sit down long enough to get started.
How I wish I could go back to August 21 and NOT take that first bite of the yummy congealed salad that was brought in after FIL died. It had been weeks since I'd eaten off-plan and the scale was starting to move following a lengthy plateau. But once it started, the snowball effect took over and three months later, I'm still paying the price for that one single bite!
So there you have it! And as I was debating whether to lay all this out or just type up a quick post about my wonderful hike last Saturday, Martina McBride's Happy Girl came to mind and I found myself singing the lyrics................................
Just 'cause I complain
Let the axis twirl
I'm a happy girl