It has been some time....
Friday, September 07, 2012
I haven't posted in some time.
My Sons are always on my mind... I'm a mom what can I say!
Brian paid us a surprise visit Labor Day weekend. It was very nice to see him and we spent some time together. He is struggling with his business in this economy. He also told me that he is now without health insurance, couldn't keep up... more worry for me. As he is the one who had 4 surgeries last year.
Joshua in New york is now working after being without a job for about 5 months. Working 12-14 hour days, He is single and young, but still how can you sustain that? I was helping him financially to make his rent at least so he would have a place to sleep and sending care packages, as at few times there was no food in the house. Still to worry.
Joe has a job, no worry there, but they have tried invetro fertilization 3 times and it did not work. They want children, I want grandchildren (I have never pressured or even asked!) It would be fun to spoil them! So my hear aches for them.
Phillip is working now full time at the Spa after being laid off from Sears after 12 years, he could have went somewhere else in the company as he was part of corporate, but he choose to step up at the Spa after he and his partner bough and renovated a franchise spa. It is doing very well and I am very happy for him and his partner.
Mom is holding her own. Mostly doing things on her own and independent. A blessing
Me, I'm stressed and tired all the time. Never enough hours in the day and I am either working or getting ready to leave again for negotiations. I have only gained about 15 lbs of my 50 lb weight loss back. So I'm rather maintaining right now. Not where I want to be, but at least not doing total damage! My schedule and times away from home, eating out a lot, out of necessity while traveling make it hard. I do try to pick the healthier menu choices, and eat more salads.
This economy is hurting everyone I know. It has also been a very HOT summer here in the Midwest, which made it very difficult for me to want to be outside again after work, after being outside working in it all day!
Well enough for now, just gotta keep on keeping on, trying harder, and not let life derail me to much!
Thanks to ALL my Spark friends for all the goodies and kind thoughts and just for being who you all are! We journey through life together, and I am blessed by knowing all of you and sharing pieces of ourselves on the threads and your blogs. THANK YOU and God bless each of you!