So, what's going on in Jennville...
First, I've not been online much at all. Sam got me a Kindle for my upcoming birthday and I have been zipping my way through Project Gutenberg's archives, as well as many books sent to me by friends. I think I get online every two to three days, check my email, play my turns in Lexulous (formerly Scrabulous), and read a few headlines. It's weird not being online 8 to 10 hours a day, and I am enjoying the change for now.
Life in general is pretty good. My blood sugar is coming into control, my crazy is riding at anchor in the harbor of tranquility (except that I am realizing that I probably have Seasonal Affective Disorder, will be talking to the pdoc about this next week), and I've lost almost seventeen pounds without even working at it. I wonder what would happen if I really TRIED? Might need to buy all new clothes! That could be an interesting experience, shopping in the normal size section - I haven't been able to do THAT since I was about 15.
I turn 45 in less than two weeks. When I was 17 my Dad told me that at the rate I was going, I wouldn't make it past my 20th birthday. Twenty-five years after my 20th, I'm still here, and a large part of that is due to my Dad giving me a severely needed wake-up call. Stopped the heavy boozing, the heavy drug use, the partying and joy riding and insanity. Not overnight, but gradually.
And what have I learned?
Boring, as a way of life, is pretty good. My stepmother, Anne, once said to me that she was never truly happy until she realized and accepted that she was a "square". Seems that this is true for me, also. I'm a square. Granted, a weird one, but still mostly cubical. Perhaps with rounded corners and a psychedelic paint job. You can take the girl out of hippiedom, but you can't take the hippy out of the girl, and that's cool by me. My husband has hair past his shoulders, I like tie-dye, and my kids are into Cream and The Who.
I like living the predictable life. I like fixing meals for my family, doing laundry, washing the dog. I like going to church on Sundays (except when I'm sick like I was today!) and Breakfast Club with the ladies on Fridays, and lunch and shopping with my BFFWHLAGSAL (Best Friends Forver Who Have Lunch And Go Shopping A Lot). I like talking to my kids' teachers and getting ready for craft fairs and Wednesday night girls' night with my Mama Nita and my sissy Stacey. I like Tupperware parties and buying Avon and all that stuff.
I like my life, I'm in a good place emotionally and psychologically (and working on getting there physically). I'm truly blessed.
I think if my Dad were here, he'd be very happy to know this. :)
I'll try to post a little more often. Please let me know if there's anything important I've missed in your lives. I DO care!