Thursday, September 24, 2015

Still Ain't Got It !

Ain't got what? you ask!  The OOMPH to get things done.  I'm thinking the biggest problem is....ME ! and all that's rattling around in my brain.  It's become so very hard to stay focused on any one thing no matter how hard I try.

Though I no longer have the responsibilities on my shoulders for anything pertaining to my dad, the known goings-on still weigh me down and I don't sleep well.  And I'm working hard at keeping my sister's emotions-that-become-regretable-actions under control in all of this.

My home has been so very neglected for so very long, I'm just overwhelmed.  I get side-tracked so easily.  Putting away laundry, oh, this needs to go elsewhere, or putting the dishes away, oh, this drawer needs to be cleaned out.  Perhaps you've had those times too.

And, after a wonderful month and a half without it, the vertigo is back - quite annoying as it decreases both my ability to focus and my physical work efforts.

I am determined to make progress, even if it is only in the same way as you eat an bite at a time.  It surely could be a smaller elephant!

I've started creating lists on my new cell phone.  I'm finding I really like having it for some things, even if I haven't received a single call, or made one, in the nearly two weeks since I got it.  I can text now :)  it tracks my steps, I can keep my calendar at hand, I can track so many things via lists, and I used those lists when I went grocery shopping the other not all is a negative, there are positives.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Great Dinner

Marty's birthday was this past Thursday.  As it turned out, his company was having a "Luau" themed event after work that day, and then he had his guy-night meeting, so he wasn't home to have our usual dinner out birthday night.  Then we had our usual Friday night take-out as none of us were hungry enough to go out for a big special meal.

We decided to go out last night instead, and he chose to go to Red Lobster.  YUM!  I love seafood, but neither of us love seafood prices, so went but restrained ourselves.  Nick would have loved to have had a $30+ crab fest meal, but we kind of nixed that for this time (his birthday is next month) and we all had an under $20 meal apiece.  RL has a 4-course meal option with selections under soup, salad, entree, dessert for just under $18.  Marty ate all of his but was pretty stuffed, Nick, as he has a mild cold effecting appetite, ate about 2/3rds of his, and I ate about half of mine.  Nick and I will enjoy our leftovers for lunch here shortly.    If you've never had their Cheddar Bay biscuits, you can purchase the mix at Costco now.  They are SO good.  We could make a (rather unbalanced) meal out of them alone...and they bring more if you request them.  So we had those, I order the cheesy potato bacon soup (optional was New England clam chowder), a Caesar salad, and my entree was shrimp (6) chili grilled on a stick with a mango-something salsa plus Coconut Shrimp (4) with a pina colada sauce plus rice pilaf plus wonderful whole green beans, and then caramel cheesecake.  For the price, I really hadn't expected that much food on the plate.  I'm drooling now, in anticipation of my leftovers!

We then came home rather than go to the mall as planned, where I was supposed to move into the modern age and get a new smart phone (MY late birthday present) to replace my tiny clam shell pay-as-you-go phone.  I'm perfectly happy keeping my cheap inexpensive phone, but more folks are trying to text me and clam shell models are a pain to text on, the battery barely holds a charge, and my screen is uber-tiny, so though it's now going to cost a whole lot more than a $10 top-up every 45 days, I'll be 'upgrading'.

Tomorrow, later in the day, we'll be heading to one of Marty's friends to enjoy a BBQ dinner.  I get to make potato salad - not a bad deal!  I've never been to their home, but know the wife only a little - we're friends on Facebook but have only met a few times briefly, though she's a quilter too so we may have lots to talk about.

I pray everyone enjoys, and has a safe holiday weekend for what remains of it.
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