Sorry I’ve been so ‘lax’ in writing lately; still trying to get over the ‘creeping crud’ sickness – for want of a better name. Been dragging through the days with my head feeling like a 50 lb. block of cement – not fun. It’s kind of going away and I’m slowly returning to the ‘old’ me, but the operative word is “SLOWLY”.
Even though I’ve been feeling really rotten, that doesn’t stop the constant march of things to do around here. I’ll admit – I skipped church last Sunday simply because I couldn’t envision me trying to SING in choir, or (at that point) even THINK straight! Monday began the “Mom’s Taxi” of driving – my usual schedule. Tuesday was Knit Night (we had 15 people – 2 new ones!); the bad part? My head was so stuffed up I couldn’t keep my thoughts together! It got comical (to everyone else – not me) because people would ask me questions/directions/advice, etc. and my answers were all jumbled – it ended up people would help ‘translate’ for me! Weds. was supposed to be our Special Needs group but our weather was so bad with 65 MPH winds, we ended up canceling (YAY!) Thurs. was a luncheon with some ladies I used to work with 27 years ago – that was ‘interesting’; there were about 12 people, I knew about 5. People recognized me, but I didn’t remember them (MAJOR Senior moments occurred that day – helped along, of course, by the fact that I still had a big, stuffy head so thoughts were fragmented at best). After leaving the lunch a little early (I was the first to leave) had to rush home to babysit my grandson. That worked out OK, he mostly played by himself or watched TV. Friday was my special needs group’s Harvest Party – lots of activity, standing (more like running) for 3 hours – I made it through, was really tired afterward, but it worked out OK. (ended up sleeping ‘in’ 1 1/2 hours later than normal this morning, but I earned it!). Am feeling a little better today – no BIG plans, for a change! Oh, in between all the above activities, youngest son had 2 Color Guard practices, and 2 competitions (translation: me driving all over). He’s at their last competition right now in Clarkston; if they rank high enough, their group will be able to compete at the BIG one at Ford Field Nov. 7th; we’ll see… he’s already signed up for Winter Guard; same idea (flags/guns/sabers) but this will all be indoors – Yay! I wouldn’t want to be him/them – they’re practicing this morning in 43 degree weather – not my idea of fun! Because of the height of their flags and the heights of their saber tosses (20 ft in the air), they have to be outside (lots of thin layering of the clothing – can’t even wear jackets or heavy clothing because it gets caught in the ‘equipment’).
So – that’s the plight of my days this past week – not very exciting or fun but I made it through to today – YAY! Right now it’s just my husband and I at home (almost seems strange, we’re so rarely alone!). Middle son is attending “Comicon” in Detroit (that’s a yearly Japanese Anime convention) through Sunday, youngest is at the competition until 10 p.m. so, for a change, I have an almost FREE day! Have an afghan to ‘edge’ (I finished it about a week ago, just haven’t had the time or energy to do that!) and that’s about all I can think of on the agenda! Oh, managed to get the special needs group newsletter finished and mailed; that, in itself, is a feat – add to that not feeling well and you’ve got a real challenge! Since I’m the editor (and all other newspaper-like job titles) it’s a 1 1/2 day job; printing 50 double-sided 4 page editions. Glad that job is done for another 2 months.
Hopefully I’ll soon feel more like posting some good recipes, but for now, am just going to take it easy today.
Hope you have a great day!
PS: Don’t know about your house, but here the phone has been ringing off the hook every day with the political calls! Drives me nuts! So glad TUESDAY will end all that! Remember to vote!!!