It's been over a week since I last posted an entry. Since then, I've been trained to be a mentor for the Peer to Peer education through NAMI. Yea!!!
I also was extremely tired last week. But I had appointments and
obligations and things along those lines so I didn't get to get caught
up on sleep. And now, I can't seem to relax enough to go to sleep.
Saturday, my guy and I went to see his sister and her new baby. The
little guy was so tuckered out, cuz being born is rough stuff, that he
snoozed right through all the commotion everybody made with the oooohs
and aaaaaaaahs. My guy and I gave a basket of onesies, sleepers, and
bibs. Oh, and one of those soft and squishee chicks that probably will
not make it into the baby's room as every one was coveting it.
When we left Tupelo, we drove down part of the Natchez Trace. The fall
foliage was beautiful. Lots of folks were out, enjoying the weather.
Then we stopped at The Sweet Potato Festival in Vardaman. It is a very
small town. I think the fest was really good sized for the area it was
in. There was lots of food, crafts, and games, as well as two
On the way back to my place, we stopped at Woodland Furniture. It is
HUGE. It occupies the buildings which used to house the school
system. There is a big map/directory posted outside the office, near
the parking-lot. We didn't even go through all the buildings. Mostly
we looked at desks and office chairs.
This week has been rushing by...Monday I finally got the flu shot.
Yea!! I didn't even get a fever. Sometimes, I get sorta blech for a
day or two afterwards, but still it's way better than the flu for me.
When I get the flu, it takes a good 2 or 3 months for me to
recuperate. So it is a good idea for me to get the shot if I can.
Last Friday, I started physical therapy. Today I had it again, and so
will I tomorrow. Usually it is a Mon-Wed-Fri thing, but my therapist
will not be here this Friday. Which is fine. I'll have 4 weeks. We
are working on strengthening my lower back, in particular. Actually,
my torso is receiving the full work-out. So far, it hasn't been too
taxing. I'm hoping that at the end of 4 weeks, I will be able to do
some of the exercises at home. Right now, mostof the therapy is on
machines, with weights for resistance.
November is full of friends' birthdays....if you are reading, Brenda,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY today the 9th. My friend up in PA is having her
birthday on the 11th, and another PA friend is having his the 17th.
J-Land's own Judy Heartsong is having her's on the 16th. If I had to
choice with whom to share my birthday, it would be her. So, Happy
Birthday to both of us.
Another friend here in MS is having his on the 22nd. AND MY GUY'S is the 28th.
Of course, Thanksgiving is right around the corner. In fact, I heard
an ad yesterday on the radio for the Christmas Parade that is scheduled
for this Friday. Can you believe it? I'm so not even ready for the
holidays this year. But ya know what? They are happening whether I am
ready or not.
I haven't seen my parents in a year. We might get together for
Christmas. But that remains to be seen. The price of gas has put a
crimp into travel plans. Also, there are other small issues, like the
furry critters. I don't think I want to load up my car with three
dogs. One of whom has a spastic colon, another who does not travel
well (he's a little guy and trembles, tucking himself into my chest and
trying to burrow under the seatbelt), and although Shaddow travels very
well, I think even she would find the space to be cramped. I'm not
sure if my folks could come this way or not. If they do, they'd have
to bring the RV cuz I don't have lots of sleeping room. Also, mom's
cat rules the RV when it is parked here. My dad's dog gets along well
with Shaddow but the other two little guys here haven't met him yet.
Clyde (dad's dog) is very mellow, so I am sure he won't have a
problem. But Ace, my boston terrier, gets to thinking he's big billy
bad-ass and sometimes his growling challenges are hard to ignore.
So that's all the news here...