Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy Wednesday and belated Merry Christmas!

I hope you had a great holiday. I've been off work since Dec. 20th and wouldn't you know, I've been sick every day since. I've had some kind of cold-flu-like-crud and just since Monday, have felt like I'm getting over it. We had a nice Christmas. Very quiet and I was fine as long as I had my box of tissues handy.

Being sick during this time of year has saved me some calories. I haven't eaten as many of the goodies that are lurking everywhere. I usually make cookies, but not this year. Didn't make spinach dip to eat with sour dough. And guess what? We all survived.

I have been doing my Reverb10 - only mentally. I didn't feel like writing it all down but I like how the prompts have got me thinking. Less about my weight and more about living the life I want to live.

My son moved out this month. His very own first apartment! It's been exciting to get him all set up. I put together some kitchen stuff and bought him some new towels and odds and ends. He's doing it all himself, while still juggling three jobs and school, but it was time. He needed to get his own place. A place of his own. I'm so proud of him. Of course, a lot of his stuff is still here. His time is limited and I'll probably have to get a small storage space for the things that don't fit at his place. It's a very small garage apartment, but it's cute and perfect for him.

My birthday will be here in a couple of weeks. It kind of gets to me sometimes. I thought I'd have done more with my life by now, but we get out of life what we put into it, right? It's time to put more into it! Easy to say. Now I just need the courage to begin.

I hope you have a great rest of the week and a safe, happy new year! Thanks for your friendships. I love this blogging community.


  1. What an adventure for your son! That's such a big step for them and an adjustment for you, too!

    I'm so sorry that you've been suffering with the crud. It has been rampant this year, for sure.

    I think I learned the same lesson as far as Christmas stuff is concerned. It doesn't require the food orgy to still be good, ya know? I'm hoping that I can remember this next year.

    I hope 2011 is the year all your dreams come true, Tena.

  2. Awesome! Frst place on his own, how FUN!! I've always enjoyed moving. I know...crazy, but cearing clutter and organizing is my thing!!

    Well, no fun to be sick of Christmas, here is to it being all gone for your birthday and into 2011~

  3. Oh no. Sorry you've been sick. :( But the good thing is the calorie savings.

    Yay for your son. I kind of dread the day my daughter moves out. Childhood is going by way too fast. I'm happy for you son. This is an exciting time in his life.

    Here's to looking forward to a great 2011.

  4. Oh yes!! Very first apartment! What good memories. :) So sorry to hear you've been sick..hope you're on the mend now. :)

  5. Thanks everyone for the well wishes. I'm feeling much better!

  6. Hi Tena! So glad you are back but sorry you've been sick.

    I really focused on your statement that you are thinking "Less about my weight and more about living the life I want to live." Boy, did I need to hear that. I've gained a few pounds recently due to vacation/holiday/stress and my brain is telling me that it's the end of the world. In fact, I should be focused on my life rather than my weight.

    Anyway...don't stay away so long! I missed you!

  7. Glad you are feeling better!

  8. Happy Holidays Tena!

    It sounds like there have been some shifts...
    My birthday is just around the corner too, nothing like a New Year and New Age to get you thinking and {hopefully} moving.

    I am wishing you the very best in 2011 my Friend.