Mrs. Karen forum buddy - I am glad you are so happy!!! I hope you were able to get your shopping done the other day, and that you can surprise John with his birthday gift. I know what you mean - my h and I ALWAYS set a budget for holidays and he ALWAYS went over but not me. lol! So then he'd give me wonderful gifts and I'd give him 'in budget' gifts. So this year for his birthday last month I scrapped the budget and just bought him whatever I wanted. It was a lot more fun and he lvoed his gifts.
Gill, I'm glad you and yoru boys can spend Christmas with your parents. It's good to have family, isn't it. That's nice that you garden some. I think it is a therapeutic sort of thing, and being I don't do it, I appreciate the properties that do. It gives a lift to see.
No Karen, no gardening for me this year either. Yes, we'll be moving again. 99.999999 % sure of that. Our lease is up in April and this place is not ideal at all except for the kindness of the landlords.
Gill, did you look up the artist Karen was talking about
named Kevin Daniel? He does beautiful stuff. Karen, his prints in barnwood frame would be just perfect! I can totally picture that!
I am wondering the same thing - if it's okay to keep posting here just about
our daily lives and getting to know each other. I have to say it has been like a life line for me these past weeks and definitely gives a lift from teh blues. I guess the mods. will tell us if this is appropriate for this particular forum.
As for me, well...I'm still feeling crappy, but not as crappy. It seems as long as I don't eat and just sleep a lot, I'm not too bad. ha! I'm taking this herbal thing the lady here recommended. I noticed almost an immediate difference in how my stomach felt, but I guess I need to keep taking it. Sigh. Btw, she's alright - it's another couple that I have felt the strangeness with, but don't see them that much anymore. Kind of just decided I need to stop reaching out becuase it just sets me up to feel more rejection. So am just trying to let them be who they are and stepping back from it now that I can.
My h booked our tickets home and then the people we are staying with told us if we had chosen a different day we probably could have saved around $200. bummer! Oh well. At least we are going home!!! Won't be long now.
I am still enjoying my midnight tv oldies - although Three's Company was a bit too hyper for me tonight. Gets on my nerves to watch people quarreling over stupid things - I like to laugh, but just find that too much noise after awhile is over the top. On a more peaceful note, I went for a walk with h tonight. It is more like summer here than winter! I am told this is the warmest winter they ever had. I can still wear a fall coat most days, but if I didn't have these health issues, just a sweat shirt would probably do. I find I get cold easily so I bundle up way more than most folks.
I'm sorry I'm all over the place. I am trying to reply to todays posts and the one I hadn't energy to respond to a few days ago - re. the post you wrote Karen, that I said I'd wished I had the energy to respond to at the time, but didn't. So a few days late, but to respond to it further, just wanted to say that I am happy for you that you feel a sense of belonging with John with being married. I think you and I are very similar and I feel like I know you too, and what I was going to say also is that this is just another way we are similar as I too really cherish feeling I belong. But still hope to have kids, because even though I'm married to a great guy, I still long for a family with kids. I know you have John's family and Gill has her boys, but me, besides the hubby I don't really have 'family.' So we'll just see what the future holds. It's a new year, with new hope for us all.
Hope everyone has a good rest tonight and has all their shopping done or near done. :0)
Oh wait! Karen, you also wrote about
Christmas being too commericialized. Is it bad where you are that way too Gill? I find sometimes that the holidays sometimes are not what we hope for but I like to think that we can choose to celebrate in spite of the difficulties and sorrows - though I know for some, it's a lot more difficult than others. My point is, that for many years I tried to make it the perfect day, but I'm learning that just like every other day of the year, it's really what we make it to a big degree. . But really, since feeling the depression since this past summer, this is a principle I am applying to every day now. But I digress.. Anyway, I think a lot of people are trying to redefine this holiday to give it meaning apart from all the commercialism. I say Good for them!
love and hugs, Embers
Post Edited (manyembers) : 12/21/2007 11:49:26 PM (GMT-7)