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Holding on

Saturday, February 09, 2013

It's just past noon and I'm trying for another day to hold on to the terrific two's. So far so good. I only went back up about 1.5 pounds last week, but I figured that would happen as a post weight loss adjustment. I wasn't thrilled about it, but wasn't surprised or upset either.
emoticon emoticon Family has moved back in temporarily, but both of them are constantly on their tablet, phones and computers, so there's basically NO TALK in the house at all. It's like being lonely in a crowd. At least when I'm alone I can talk out loud to God or myself, or make phone calls in privacy. I never feel lonely when I'm by myself. My daughter lives on the couch and with the snow storm she's spending days and nights ten feet from me but doesn't seem to want to have conversation, and I don't text, so there you are emoticon BUT IT HAS BEEN FUN PLAYING MOMMY AND GRANDMA and making dinners and packing lunches for my grandson. But now there's no break because they can't go out to their jobs due to the high snow fall amounts. All the roads are closed by county mandate.
The old expression comes to mind.."Gag me with a spoon," but I'm trying not to say things I shouldn't or eat snacks I shouldn't. It's a daily battle just to hold the line with all the stress, and not gag me with a spoon, or fork for that matter! emoticon They should be going in to their new apartment in about a week so I just need to hold on a little longer, surrender to what is and be grateful for what I do have for now.
REMEMBER: emoticon I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. And I DO emoticon THEM with all my emoticon
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  • JILL313
    Just Grin & Try to bare it a little longer. . .I'm so glad they found an apartment and will be moving there shortly. I'm kind of surprised you all don't talk together more. . .it's kind of sad that they prefer being online or on their phones. . .Take good care of yourself and I can imagine it would be stressful by now. Praying for you to have strength to eat healthy and move more. Your health still should be a top priority now.


    2713 days ago
    Patty, you are a strong person and YOU CAN DO IT!! Hang in there and don't let it get you down, friend! Hugs, Jeannie
    2713 days ago
  • JEANNE229
    Tie a knot and hang on tight!
    2713 days ago
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    your in my prayers Patty! Just keep looking up! emoticon
    2713 days ago
  • JOURNEY1986
    I don't know the whole story, but I have to ask, have you told your daughter you would like to talk to her more? Or ask her to be mentally around more?

    I used to put my IPod on in the car using my earbuds. It was something I always did growing up. My parents would talk and the kids would put our music on. It was a habit of mine I didn't think anything about - until I went on a long car ride with my Mom and went to put my IPod on and my Mom said, "come on Jen, it's just the two of us, do you really need to use those?" but the tone she used said the rest - she wanted to talk, she didn't want to feel like the only one in the car, she didn't want to be ignored, etc. But I didn't even realize how I was coming across until she said something, I was just following my normal habit, and thinking that she would be happy listening to the car radio while I listened to my music. Now I know better, and am more considerate.

    Again, I have no idea of the back story, whether or not you've talked to your daughter or told her how you feel. But if you haven't, it's worth a shot. Sometimes us kids don't even realize that our parents want our company, we just think everyone is content doing their own thing and not being interupted. emoticon
    2713 days ago
    Hang in there! emoticon
    2713 days ago
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