Thanks for the b'day wishes. I got through the day ok......it was a dreary, rainy, cool day, which added to my sadness. DD#1 called early and we had a nice chat, DS called later in the day (working on a major project for his grad school course, so he's always running a few steps behind these days). DD#2 made dinner and a cheesecake for me, plus she went grocery shopping with me. She was a huge sweetie for me, and I so appreciate that. One of my best friends as a kid called me too - right before bedtime. She had me on her to-do list, but didn't get everything done, then remembered at the last minute. She was so funny - I can totally see her having her OH S*** moment when she remembered! She's one of those incredibly animated individuals, even now at 52!
My brother called me yesterday - forgot on Sat. but called me first thing Sun. (of course, I was at church, so I called him back and got his voice mail, so he called me back again! LOL!) I feel better about that - he did remember to call me last year too....only one in my family to call in years. No cards from anyone (yes, including my mother), but the phone call was nice. And.......he and his DW are talking about coming up for a visit this summer - first time they will have been to our house since we built it and moved in Nov. '98. DH says he'll believe it when he sees it, but at least they're talking about visiting. Couldn't even get that out of them before...
We had a nice dinner out last night. We went to this little restaurant that's in an old farmhouse. Swiss continental cuisine. Very rich food, and on the surface, it looks expensive. But, the price next to the entree also includes an appetizer, salad, entree and dessert. It's always been our favorite place, but it's a little dressy, and of course, the rich food makes it something to do on a special occasion rather than a monthly thing. DD#2 went with us and she enjoyed it too (having spent 9 months living in Paris, she rather enjoys that European dining experience - you know, the one where they don't rush you through the meal to boot you out the door so they can bring in the next diners?) Anyway, it was a nice end to the weekend.
But.........the weight loss/exercise is kaput, so I have to start over again. (haven't gotten on the scales, but it was a crappy 4-5 days, so I'm realistic about things). The ionizer is helping, allergy-wise, but I haven't been sleeping well, so I'm exhausted in the morning (it's hormonal - damned perimenopause). Tomorrow will get an honest attempt at getting out the door for my walk!
Well, better get back to work........this has been a long post! Thanks again for the b'day greetings. It sure means a lot!
I'm strong, successful, and will achieve anything I put my mind to!