I feel as if I have ran up on an old friend and we need to catch up on each other's lives. I'm good. I really am. Save the fact that I am a burning inferno several times a day, and most of the night. I was on an excellent medication for my hormones, but had heart issues so had to come off of it. I thought I could handle the hot flashes with no medication, but it is just not so. I can't get enough sleep to function, and the hot flashes keep my hair looking dirty/greasy. Today I go to the doctor to see if I can tolerate another medication, maybe something topical. We shall see. Pray!
My life is a hot mess on a plate, but I am coping well. What choice do I have really? I think living in an unstable household as a small child taught me coping skills that are helping in my daily walk. We have a new grandchild on the way, as son's gf T is 22 weeks pregnant. It is a little girl. Their situation is not great, so it makes me sad for this baby. I love children, and wish they all came into the world into good situations. A good situation in my mind is a home, with at least one working parent. Siblings that are not in bad situations themselves. Married people, or at least completely committed to each other. At this moment my son and his gf have not been working, though he does have a new job now. They don't have their own place. The old saying "They don't have a pot to piss in, nor a window to throw it out of" comes to mind. They have nothing, and can offer nothing to this little child. Just makes me angry that people have zero forethought. I pray daily about this situation, and maybe, just maybe it will work out okay. It is what it is I suppose.
Still have a full house every single day in the daycare. 7 three year olds, and 8 when JH comes to visit every month. We have fun together, and this little group gets along well with one another, which is a plus. We have 5 boys, and two girls. They are all kind of calm, which I like. No one has stepped out as the wild child, though I am expecting someone to eventually. I hope not, but it never fails.
RJ and I are working our fingers to the bone to pay our bills. It is getting increasingly hard to do. What is up with that? We both work full time jobs, and generally he works overtime every single week. Our electricity bill has been between $350-480 every month for the entire Summer. That has not helped at all. I'm trying to juggle the funds into a better situation, but so far that hasn't helped. That plus we have had a lot of vehicle repairs as of late. That is never less than $150.00, and generally it is more in the $3-400.00 range. We don't ever give up though. We just keep plugging along making the best of it. No choices. Bleh! I bet there are millions of people in the same boat, just plugging along. Bless us all.
My daughter Sunshine is doing well, which of course I always knew she would. She works at her alma mater, dates a great guy, and is buying her/their first home. They close on the 8th and start a new chapter together. Super exciting stuff right there. She has a stable job, and though she needs a new vehicle, she has her ducks in a row. She has the forethought to plan to purchase a vehicle in the next couple of years, and to stick with a long term plan. She has almost finished her masters degree, and I am super proud of her. How can my children be so different? I'm blaming genetics.
I've been on a low calorie, low carb diet for some time now. I haven't lost a lot of weight, but have lost some inches. I haven't had the energy for working out, since I don't sleep well at night. I love to work out, so that is telling. I am praying the new meds will give me my energy back, and allow me to sleep at night. Something has to give in that department.
Well peeps I have to hop off of here and get this party started. I hope you are all doing well, and can not wait to catch up with everyone.
peace :D shemelts