Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I Have Been Remiss....

....in all things lately.  I feel like I have so much to do and to remember and people to talk to and places to go and stuff to put away and just argh.  Do you ever feel like this and you just want to go and read a good book or watch a marathon of "Unsolved Mysteries" curled up on the couch or just something other than what you really have to do?  Yeah - well I don't have cable and I haven't been to the library [another thing I have to do] in weeks, so.....

....if you don't mind - I am going to try and clean up some of my mess in a blog post.

I need to start by thanking all of you for your kind, heartfelt comments - especially regarding my Dad, my husband and the post "Bringing my A Game".  If there is one thing the "30 Days of Truth" has shown me is that I have really amazing friends and that I am an incredibly lucky woman.  Thank you Tadpoles for always being here for me.  You guys truly get me through.

Onto my sodium intake- [::waving at Tessa and Barbara:: hi guys!] - I haven't been posting this for two reasons and don't anyone yell at me [for the second reason] because I am not in the mood cranky. heehee.  First reason is it didn't seem appropriate on my last couple of posts, especially Dad's, so I didn't - but I did email Tessa, so she knows.  It's important I don't let my buddies down - they are doing awesome! SO AWESOME!  You need to go check out their awesomeness.  I am not kidding.  Second - there was no reason to post my sodium because, to be honest, I haven't eaten anything of substance in a few days.  [Move your fingers away from that comment button now.]  I have been feeling like crap.  I know I need to eat and I do have stuff in the house but besides some grapes [no sodium] there hasn't been anything that sits well in my stomach.  In fact - Pooldad even made me corned beef and cabbage and that didn't taste good even after I saved up all day to enjoy it. What's a girl to do?

I have been meaning to post these pics of the wonderfulness I was gifted by my best pal Olde Bagg.  Wallene and I received a surprise Halloween box in the mail from her.  Just fabulous! Look!:

LOVE!

See the sign above our wreath - she MADE that.
That is some talent Tadpoles, let me tell ya'.
Also in the box was a handmade spider that Wallene used on her costume, some Halloween clips that Bagg made herself and a Pumpkin Pez.  It was such a wonderful, heartfelt surprise.  Thank you again.

What else?  Oh! I know I probably shouldn't post this because - meh...it might not come to fruition, but....eek! so excited! Pooldad has promised to take me to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in two weeks.  How cool is that going to be?  He and I both decided if not now, then when? We are going to order one those Thanksgiving meals that you get at your local grocery store to have when we get home Thursday evening - we figure the day is going to be more about the parade and enjoying New York with the kids then about the food.

Finally - my family is working so hard to get the house in order.  We have slacked off for the past few months because of a lot of stuff but now it is all coming together.  We are even [gasp!] decorating.  I swear - and I think it looks kind of good.  We still have to wait on probate in SC before we can pick up all of the stuff from my Mom's estate :( - but Pooldad wants to be ready and it looks as tho' we are going to be.  This is also very exciting.  Squirrel is going to come home in two weeks [YAY!] and wonder where her old house went and who has possessed her family.  Finally, after 4 years, it looks as tho' we actually live here. Sweet.  [I do have to add that we are still actively looking for a single story home to better accommodate me but so far no luck.] We just thought we might as well start hanging up stuff if we were ever going to look like we didn't just move in, y'know?  Although - I don't think I am done with this because now I need to take pictures and post them so you guys can see all their great efforts.

I hope you all have a great Tuesday.  Thanks again for everything Tadpoles.  You rock my world!

18 comments:

Rudee said...

The parade sounds like great fun. I know you'll all have a great time!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

total awesomeness! the parade will be a blast. can't wait to see pictures of it.

Linda in New Mexico said...

I'm so excited for you...the parade, lotsa pix please??????
I am also excited for you, that your family took it upon themselves (winking at Wallene) and got pictures and whatnots put around and did the deco thing for you. Yay for your family, they are so dear.
And Ms. Squirrel coming home for T day is lovely. I remember just waiting for Shelley to come through the door so I could hug and squeeze and feed her. Some days it's still like that except I want her to hug me and squeeze me and feed the kids....tee hee. The Olde Bagg

Khadra said...

So jealous of the Macy parade! I hope you do get to go!

Jeannie said...

Honey - try to get something else into you so you have the strength for the parade!

colenic said...

YAY!! I am so excited that you are going to be able to cross the macy's day parade off your list...just make sure you get there super early!!! What an awesome way to spend the holiday with your family....I am so excited for you...I agree...lots of pics...
the Halloween decorations are awesome....

Barbara said...

Hi Skippy! Thanks for the shout out. Hehe.

I totally get what your feeling. I always feel like I have so much to do but no motivation to do it. I would always rather read or watch TV instead.

I'm sorry you are having food issues, I hope it gets better soon. You really do need to eat more than grapes..But I'm not going to yell at you, just hope that things start to taste better for you and don't bother your tummy so you can eat more.

Love the pics. What a great surprise gift. I hope you have a totally awesome time at the parade, that sounds so cool. And I'm glad your house is finally coming together too. :0)

ANichols.Too said...

the macy's parade--how neat is that?!? gather your strength; it'll probably be exhausting (but in a good way!)

don't worry--no lectures from here...you already know everything i'd say anyways and i know you aren't exactly not eating from choice. i just hope it gets a little better for you!

Amy said...

THE PARADE!!! I am so jealous. You're right, Thanksgiving is about family, not the food. You are going to have so much fun. I wish I lived closer, I would come with you and by your personal photographer.

mybizzykitchen.com said...

That's awesome you are going to the parade! So excited for you!

You know I was wondering how much easier your life would be without a bedroom on the 2nd floor - my husband hates stairs so I slightly (not really!) know how you feel - a ranch would be perfect for you.

Fingers crossed you'll be able to do that some day - can't wait to see your decorating - you said he had not decorating skillz too!

Diane Laney Fitzpatrick said...

I'm so happy that you're going to the parade! Go early and get a good spot. I went a few years ago when my daughter's marching band marched in it. If you're in the city the night before, you can go watch them blowing up the balloons. Have SO MUCH fun!

Michaela said...

Hi Baby, I am excited for you about going to the Parade! And, Squirrel coming home for Thanksgiving. Yay!!! I have been absent from blogworld lately because of being very busy with teaching, rehearsals, and practice. But I am thinking of you and sending love and hugs...xxxooo

Bouncin' Barb said...

Skippy...OMG I'm so excited for you to go to NYC. Bring really warm clothes and get their really, really early. We'll look for you on TV. I know it will wear you out but...what an experience. Glad you're enjoying the decorating. And you are a SA because you "just checked" your blogs and are at 700!!! Too cute.

Tessa said...

I would be jealous but I don't have a clue what the Macy's parade is. The only one I have ever heard about is the Rose Bowl Parade. But I am happy for you, any time you can cross something off your list of dreams is a wonderful thing. As for recording your solium intake, don't be fretting about that. You can actually skip it if you want to. Just keep those grapes in the fridge. Start to feel better soon my friend, big hugs!!! Luv ya.

Sandra said...

I do hope you go to the parade, 1. because you deserve it and 2...ummm...terrific blog fodder!

RV Vagabonds said...

Busy, busy, busy. Please don't tire yourself out too much with the house--save your strength for that fabulouso trip to NY and the parade. Yay for parades!

Sounds like life is pretty good right now. I am happy for you. Hugs.

Linda in New Mexico said...

My dear, I have left you an award on my bloggie this morning because you are so special to me. You know how I feel about awards.....just the giving is the thing...you don't have to pass it on if you choose not to. Just saying, "you're a goodie, to me". The Olde Bagg

sapphireblue said...

I need that witch sign.