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Where I’ve been and where I’m going.
Wow. That’s a loaded phrase. Let’s try this: Previously on “Don’t Wanna Hear It”….
Since I was last here, Logan has had a birthday. He now runs all over the place like a little maniac. He is starting to talk and test his boundaries. He is still an angel for me, cuddling during the day to hear me read stories to him and to watch movies. We are both particularly fond of Kung Fu Panda 2 and he likes ‘air chopping’ and saying “eeee YAH!” We have made it through the holidays without him pulling down the tree, smashing my snow globes, or breaking any of my ornaments. (Now his parents’ house? Different story all together!)
As for my own kids? Babygirl is still in school and working her ass off. She is still with her hockey player boyfriend and is happy. Son2 is seeing his ex-girlfriend. When I asked if they were ‘back together’, I was told “We are two adults who are simply enjoying each other’s company.” I assume that means “Yes, but let’s not discuss it.” LOL
Hubs had a heart attack just before Thanksgiving. I can’t say that I was much surprised. He doesn’t eat healthy foods, he is a meat and potatoes guy. Very rarely are vegetables on his plate. He smokes alot. And running a business is stressful. This is something I have kind of been expecting, just not so soon. He had a stent installed and is responding exceedingly well to his meds. He started taking it easy, goes to rehab regularly, and cut back on the smoking. This whole diet thing will be what gives ME a heart attack. We enjoy going out to dinner for steaks or burgers. Not allowed very much any more. I used to use lots of frozen and prepared foods. These all contained lots of sodium, MSG, and the bad fats. Cooking has been a challenge to say the least. It has been a month and half and already he is tired of turkey. I must say, though, that he has been a champ. He has gone shopping and read every fucking label on every fucking food item we bought. Mayonnaise, salad dressings, condiments, and snacks have been replaced. Peanut butter is now ‘all natural’, jelly is now ‘preserves’ and breads are now ‘whole grain’. This isn’t a huge adjustment. But the vegetables are bought fresh and if I wait for him to be ‘in the mood’ to eat or try them, they spoil much faster. This will take a lot of patience…..
And lastly, me…
I got to see so many of my friends this year. I went to Kentucky to see many, many friends. It was like a family reunion. Bonds were forged, others strengthened. It was wonderful to have the support of these special people during the stressful time my hubs was in the hospital. I couldn’t have done it without them. I have lost weight and gained it back. I am looking forward to losing it again since our diet is changing.
New year, new us.
In addition to the new diet, we are trying to quit smoking….again. This time BOTH of us are trying! I can feel it in my bones, this time it’s going to work. It is so hard to do this alone and the fact that he is trying is monumental. I am less likely to cheat just knowing how hard this is for him and I don’t want to tempt him.
Some things changed and some things stayed the same. I am looking forward to the new year. I have my husband, my kids, my parents and overall good health. I also have you. My faithful friends and readers. I plan on spending more time here. Here’s hoping…..
Love you all.