Monday, November 24, 2008

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Wow, I have been one neglectful blogger!! I apologize to all of you who regularly check for new content, it really has been too long since I last posted something new. It's been a combination of factors from health to personal, and I have several rants started that at some point I might just post. . .

Anyway, I am still awaiting an answer on my thyroid biopsy (taken last Wed.) and have a few other critical health issues going on. Despite those things, I had a nice weekend. I met a funny, smart, kind woman who has become a new friend since moving to our diggs in October, and we got together on Saturday for tea and scones. She then took me around town and showed me where there are some great shops I didn't know about. It is so wonderful to live in an area where the people are friendly and kind, especially after where we've been living for the past year.

Saturday evening mom and I had a friend over for pizza and a movie (hey in these economic times a movie from the library and a pizza is a big night!). We watched one of my all time favorite film noir classics "Double Indemnity"! I never tire of a great film with snappy dialog and witty banter.

Sunday we tried a new parish close to home for Mass, which was very good. They just refurbished the church and it looked beautiful. After Mass, despite the freezing temperatures, we took a nice walk. I had promised my mom that I would bring her over to the area my friend had shown me on Saturday and let her see some of the shops for herself. We both love 5 & 10 cent stores (variety stores, whatever you call them where you live!). They have become a lost breed and I was so excited to discover one right here in town. We spent a good amount of time just browsing in there and discovering all the neat stuff they carry that you can't find anywhere anymore.

I've been a bit frustrated lately, between doctor's appointments and dealing with pharmacy and cable issues and the frustrations of living life with so many chronic illnesses, it's had me down. It was nice to have a weekend away from all that, with friends and family. Of course now I am paying (physically) for the activity, but once in awhile you've got to push yourself and pay for it later. I am suffering from vertigo, so I can't read or write a long post. Hopefully it will be a short bout this time.

So that's what new in my neck of the woods, what's up with YOU? I really want to know. . .

3 comments:

Daisy said...

Isn't it strange how they used to have "dime stores" and now they have "dollar stores"?

Viki said...

Hey girl! Sorry to hear about the oven predicament and the health things. You know I can relate. T and I both had sinus infections a few weeks ago and, as is usually the case, they're back. We were worse a few days ago. I think we're feeling better now. Maybe it's just our allergies mixed with asthma, who knows! You know the drill. A 5 & dime store, huh? Haven't heard that phrase in a long time! :) I'm glad you and your mom were able to get out and enjoy yourselves for a while. Will it be a quiet TDay with you two eating your frozen turkey at home then? Maybe you can find someone with a gril...

Take care!
V

Connie said...

Glad you had some "down time" for yourself. Yes you do have to give in to those urges now and then and just enjoy.

Gosh I remember the 5 and 10 cent stores. We had those in NY. And remember when you could buy a piece of candy for a penny? LOL...showing my age now.

Hope you're feeling better & if we don't "talk", Happy Thanksgiving!