survivingmiddleage

the ups and downs of life

Done

I am done with many things. This blog is one of them. I will continue with my other one, but I just don’t have anything to say right now. For the people who have read this one that I don’t know, thank you. It means a lot that a stranger would care about what I had to say. For the people I do know that have read it, thank you as well.

I am possibly shutting down my Facebook account, as well. I’m unsure on that one.

Goodbye. Thank you for everything. Good luck!

Dull As Dirt It Seems

I have been busy. You’d think that is a good thing. No. I am working like crazy. This is our busiest season. I don’t have time for much of anything. I try to communicate outside of work and apparently because right now I only have time for work I am dull. I know there need to be changes. Yeah, I know. I also know I am very responsible and always have been. I have a job that requires a lot of responsibility and a lot of hours.

I have recently been told I need to get a life. Funny thing is that when I do have free time, nobody is available to speak to me or do anything. It’s frustrating and there are times when it is just downright hurtful.

I wish people would quit judging me. Realize I am on my own. I have NO ONE to turn to for ANYTHING in life. I HAVE to work to just SURVIVE and have the basics. I don’t have cable. I don’t have a Kindle or a Nook. I pay my bills and buy groceries and pay for my internet and that is absolutely IT! Otherwise I would not have any contact with the world except for talking to the wild people I speak to at work. And those are not people I actually choose to speak with.

So frankly the people I do try to speak with ought to feel honored that I have allowed them in. I don’t speak with many people on purpose.

Happy Belated New Year!

I know we’re half-way through January. Sorry for my tardiness. I have been sick for most of the year. It made me angry that I seemed to get a flu shot for no reason. I ended up getting the flu. It knocked me out of commission for a while. I didn’t even have time to figure out what it was to try to ward it off. It was hard and fast! A medical professional I know recommended zinc so it wouldn’t be a bad idea to take some extra so you don’t get this same stuff. It was horrendous!

I have the same ol’ resolutions as always. I am still working on weight loss. I am continuing with the development of my personal education of my artistic endeavors. I am learning to let go of stress. It just makes me angry and anxious. So rather than stay stressed, I do what a good Southerner should: Let go! And let God! It’s an easier-said-than-done notion, but it is helpful. I just pray when I am stressed.

So I hope your new year is going well. Mine started out crappy but it will get better! Maybe I am over this plague and can move on!

Jesus and Santa Love Me

I should have bought a birthday cake. I can’t bake too well so it would do better to buy a cake. But Jesus needed a birthday cake. I am just so grateful Jesus loves me and so many more. Today is His dedicated birthday. It’s such a special day. I am glad that is available to all to celebrate.

Santa also loves me. He has sent some “elves” to bring me goodies. It has put a smile on my face this year. A smile is a powerful thing for me and for others. It’s like a light that radiates from my core. I’m grateful Santa has so many elves. It’s a blessing.

I hope you are all having a merry Christmas. Blessings to you all!

Almost There!

Nativity scene at Sacred Heart Catholic Church...

Earlier this month I was struggling! I was working hours that were beyond difficult. I made it to 2 days before Christmas and I have survived so far. :) I have seen the nicer side of people.  I have also seen the bad side of people, but I try to see the positive. (Last night a lady had a horrific fit on me at work and I just had to be very blase’ about the whole thing and treat her like a petulant child having a fit.) I have seen people help each other. I have seen some help people in dire straits. I have had people in stores help me find things and do it cheerfully. I have had friends come out of the woodwork and just be so sweet and special that it made my heart sing.

This is the best Christmas I have had in years. Yes, I do still miss several people. Yes, I have lost many loved ones along the way. But I have gained many through the year as well. Some of the people I have lost were through death and some were due to the fact that they just needed to be out of my life. To those of my friends and family who are reading this blog, I love you and appreciate you and my heart is overflowing because of your care and kindness. Thank you.

For the people who follow my blog, thank you. You also bring something to my heart. You don’t know me and yet you take time from your lives to come here. Thank you. It means more than you know.

I hope everyone has a merry Christmas. I hope if you don’t know the reason for the season that you learn more about it. Jesus is truly amazing and I am blessed because of all He has done for me.

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