December 8, 2011 — – Miss Girl, my spoiled rotten basset hound, got me up at 1:30 to go to the bathroom. Yes, I know her name is weird. It’s kind of a nick-name. I always add “Miss” or “Mister” before a dog’s name when I’m talking to them and “girl” just followed behind so fluently that it stuck. She answers to it. She acts like the diva/drama queen name it is so we left it. But as for getting up at 1:30am, I am ready for a full night’s sleep. My brain doesn’t function properly without lots of sleep.
I have gone a 2nd night without pain spasms and a 2nd day without spasms at my desk. It’s been great. I hope it stays that way!
December 9, 2011 – – I went to WalMart after work and walked around and didn’t have any pain so I stuck around and just enjoyed walking and browsing! It was awesome!I’ve finally gotten back into some of my size 18-20 size shirts. I’ll be glad when my butt follows suit and my HUGE arms. 🙂
December 10, 2011 – – Another gray and gloomy weather weekend. Oh well. I’m going to color my hair today and bathe the dog (she stinks!) So after I bathed the dog, I went outside and spoke to the little miniature dachshund that lives behind us. She is so adorable. Poor thing, she was shaking so badly. It was cold outside and she was cold. I put some birdseed on the ground (for the deer and the mourning doves). I saw fresh deer skat so I know they came to visit last night or early this morning, looking for food.
I trimmed the dog’s toenails and gave her some cheese and then took some pieces to the little dog behind us. She likes cheese, too. It breaks my heart to see her cold and crying. I wish I could warm her up. Her little toenails are so long they are curving. I think since they had a baby, the dog got tossed outside. It is just so sad. I prayed for her before I did my Bible study today.
It is so funny that Beth Moore spoke on yielding to others, being merciful, etc. because that was what I had talked to the Lord about earlier this week when Boss mentioned the business growing and hiring someone else to sit at the front desk and answer phones and do purchasing. I really like being in an office full of men. There’s no pretense, competition or jealousy going on like it typically does with women. I can be myself and not think about it. But He answered me with this study today. I do need Him to heal my insecurity and my mind. I thought back just a few years ago at how immature my thought process was and each year, He’s healing it little by little. The Lord can do amazing things if we just let Him.
December 12, 2011 – Yesterday was rough. Had a migraine that just about made me sick before I finally went to bed to get some relief.
Migraine is gone but I am still fighting the Christmas issue with food. Boss brought in some dark chocolate peppermint bark that looked amazing. I want some Christmas cookies but I know me. If I start eating one, I don’t think I’ll be able to stop. I am like an alcoholic but with sweets. No can do. Not even a little bit.
I’ll be glad when Christmas is over. The “in your face” sweets will be gone.
December 18, 2011 — A co-worker’s wife introduced me to “The Pioneer Woman” via Facebook and I didn’t quite get it. This week, she sent a book to work with him for me to read. I started reading her (the Pioneer Woman—a.k.a. Ree Drummond) story Saturday afternoon and finished it Sunday afternoon. Best love story I ever read. It was real. It didn’t have a ton of sex in it. It reminded me of why I fell in love with my husband all those years ago and I still love him. She has a show on Food Network and Hallmark Man and I watched her Christmas special this morning. I just don’t think I could ever love cooking that much. The prime rib looked good, though. 🙂
I noticed today that my size 22 jeans are loose. Yippeeeeee!
Yesterday, I added a couple of things to my stretching routine—stomach crunches and floor push-ups. My triceps were burning! Still having issues with the sciatic nerve but not as bad. I just really wish that I could get out of emptying the packages/pallets when they come in. That does not help at all. Bending, bending, climbing, stooping, climbing and more bending. It aggravates my thigh and sciatic nerve for days.
It’s a cold, quiet Sunday evening. I’m loving being at home with Hallmark Man and my dog. All of us nestled up in comfy clothes with the lit Christmas tree glowing softly nearby. We took our coffee table to Son’s house earlier. He needed something to put his TV on in his “game room” and I needed to get that out of the living room. It was just crowding things. Now the room is much more “spacious” looking. The furniture isn’t all crammed together.
I want to get them some things to help decorate their house. Their living room is so sparse and naked. I thought about a plant but between Chewy and Griz (their new golden retriever puppy), the plant wouldn’t stand a chance. Rubbermaid containers? Crock pot? Mirror for the wall? I’ll have to think on that. 🙂