Feeling Drained, and Sad
Monday, January 24, 2011
Yesterday I went to a friend's house for a special reason. My friend is Geoff. We went to Jr. High, and High School together. His wife Linda, moved to our area in the 9th grade, and also graduated with our High School class of '68. It doesn't seem that long to us mentally, but the years do not lie. Two years ago I was planning our 40th reunion. Geoff called me, and wanted to help me out. He lives close by, so this was perfect. Anyway, he helped me with planning, and calling, and gave me lots of moral support. And that is how you can describe Geoff. He rarely thought of himself, and was always there with a helping hand. With a smile on his face. Geoff is a true Gentlemen. Last year Geoff was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease. Normally most people live with this disease a few years before they become truly disabled. Unfortunately for Geoff, he is already in a wheel chair, and his speech is somewhat slurred. I have never seen something progress to fast. Two of our friends, and were on the football team with Geoff, planned a surprised party for Geoff. So about 20 of us showed up for moral support. Linda's Sister was there, and Geoff and Linda's Daughter and Son. Boy have they done a wonderful job with raising their kids. You can see the love they have for each other. Once in a while I have a hard time with certain situations, and this is one of them. I know we can't control what happens in life, and only the Good Lord has the reasons for what happens to us. But I do have to question, why Geoff. He is such a super person. I was sitting here, wondering if I should write a blog about Geoff, because I knew it wouldn't be a uplifting blog. Then my Hubby comes home from work tonight, and said he got an email at work from management. Seems they are thinking of deducting a days pay every two weeks, which is how he is paid. We are already struggling. But then who isn't these days. My Hubby is under a contract, and he thinks he will be working until Sept. They did tell him, they were pleased with his work, and will try their hardest to place him within the company once the contract ends. Boy do I have my fingers crossed. I am thankful he even has a job. There are a lot of people who don't. I guess I just feel down because I am worried about both situations. I feel like crying, yet I seldom cry, so I probably won't. I know, not good for you, but that is how I am.
However, I WILL NOT TURN TO FOOD FOR COMFORT. I gained a bit during the holidays, and have lost 5 of those pds. Only 3 more pds. to go until I reach 150 again. I am bound and determined to keep losing.
I want to thank all of my friends who sent me the "beautiful person" note. It put a smile on my face. So if you don't hear from me a lot this week, don't feel I'm not thinking of you. You all mean a lot to me!