Oh The Challenges Of A New Year!
Thursday, January 08, 2009
Greetings & Salutations My Friends!
Oh my goodness but what a year 2008 was! So many blessings and also some tragedies. I lost a very dear friend and peer to cancer and my heart still grieves, but I know I will see her again.
My own health has fluctuated and declined rapidly and when I had to stop my membership to the gym I lost all energy, but as of next week I'll be going every day if only to walk. I am determined to beat my ailments and lassitude.
I have my first meeting with OA today. I really wanted Weight Watchers, but their isn't a chapter close to me and I couldn't afford the fees, so this will at least put me in touch with people who are struggling like I am with weight and health issues. Not that my Sparky friends don't help...you DO! So much, but I need social contact as well, I've been isolated to my computer for too many years and I'm quickly reaching burnout. If I didn't have a computer, I'd have practically no life at all and that's just too sad for words.
The financial struggles of 2008 have segued into 2009 with not one, but two episodes of myriad viruses and Internet attacks so badly crashed my computer that I had to do a complete system restore back to the original operating system. YIPES! The second one I did by myself so that at least didn't cost me another arm.
The cost of healthy living is going to cause me to have another medical issue...lol an ULCER! But I've pretty much gotten a specific list that will do me for a week that is fairly inexpensive. Palatable and nutritious if not exciting lol.
Imagine my surprise (NOT) when in my email there was a blurb where President Elect Obama said we may have dire times ahead...uh Duh! I think most of us could predict that. Now I wonder what the government (and "We The People) will do about it.
Some good news, I joined Faulkner County Freecycle which is a free membership to post offers for things people no longer need, or if they've gotten new, so it doesn't go to a landfill. Some of you may be interested in googling a freecycle in your own city. Anyway, through that we became proud new parents of a precious little silver-white Persian I named Princess Sabella, a.k.a Little Bit and Precious. She is tiny even though between 3 and 5 years old she's the size of a half grown kitten. She came to us very neglected. Starved to the point of death (the first thing she did when she got here was to attack the food bowls! Poor baby, I was so shocked. She also has a bad cold and her fur had been whacked off I'm guessing due to matting because she wasn't cared for at all. It's been six days now and she has another appointment with the vet to see about the "cold" which I fear is more than that now, and her tiny little pushed in nose can't catch the air to breathe properly. I really come close to losing my Christianity over such abuse. I am confidant however that she will get well and become the beautiful and happy cat that she is meant to be.
I thought long and hard on my resolutions because there are so many things that I need to change, but we can't have too many as to make it unreasonable to expect success so below are the 4 that I've chosen. I ask that you support me with prayer and accountability because my friends....I'M BAAAACCCCK!!!!!!!!
1. STOP SMOKING JANUARY 9TH. HUBBY TOO.
2. GET BACK INTO MY EXERCISE ROUTINE!
3. SURROUND MYSELF WITH POSITIVES, NO NEGATIVES AND EAT, SLEEP, BREATHE ALL THINGS HEALTHY 24/7
4. LAST BUT NOT AT ALL LEAST...ONLY SPEND A COUPLE OF HOURS ON THE COMPUTER DAILY, AND TO FULLY LIVE LIFE ACTIVELY, NOT READ IT!
I hope that your 2009 will be full of many blessings and successes and that you will achieve all your goals. As always, thank you for reading me, and always, always, for your kind and generous support. I'll see you soon.
Love and God Bless you and yours, Pami xoxox