It’s been awhile. So many amazing things to tell you. Well my daughter’s house finally got built. We moved in the weekend before Christmas. It was a bit hectic because we were all working while trying to get the house ready for the holidays. We got it all done with everyone’s help. It wax absolutely perfect. The best Christmas I’ve had in years. I loved watching the kids interact with each other. They even had an arm wrestling match. Pretty hilarious. I even joined in. Of course I got beat.. But the kids had amazing time. We all got what we wanted for Christmas. My granddaughter got all kinds of toys. And of course the older kids had to try them all out to make sure they worked properly.. Pretty amazing!! Lots of laughter!
My sweet baby girl is so excited for Halloween to get here already. Isn’t she the cutest?! She loves being a cute little kitty cat. She’s always asking her mommy to draw her whiskers on. This year will be her first time trick or treating. I’m very much looking forward to watching her experience it for the very first time.
Another night not able to sleep. I’ve been watching NCIS reruns.. Its the only show that I can watch over and over. Other than not being able to sleep, life has been really good lately. I started a new job a month ago. I’m a bookkeeper at a retail store. I really like it. My coworkers are nice and my boss is pretty amazing. I never would have thought I’d be good at bookkeeping. I’ve always thought I was bad at numbers. It’s one of the reasons why I would never apply for any kind of bank jobs or anything that had to do with money. But I guess I was wrong. Another check mark on my list of “Facing my fears!” But I’m so grateful for this job. It’s been a long time coming. I feel truly blessed.
I said goodbye to my beautiful grandmother this last Saturday. She was the most loving person I have ever known. A quote from my cousin Aaron: “If I can learn to love and be loved even a fraction of how this woman loved and was loved, life will be a success.” My grandmother Phyllis was 95 years old. She had an amazing life!!
I’ve been going through pictures and letters that she saved all these years that I wrote to her. And I’m so grateful she did. So many memories!! She did this for all my family members. She wrote our names on the envelopes. My children will be getting these memories now. My grandmother was amazing! I will miss her tremendously.
I had shoulder surgery back in April. I tore my rotator cuff. Not really sure how I did it but I’m so glad I got the surgery done. I dealt with the pain for so many years. At first I was getting cortisone shots every 4 months. But after awhile it stopped working. And I was also taking Norcos. Not a good thing to be taking all the time.
I started doing physical therapy shortly after my surgery. It was hard the first couple of times but got easier the more I did it. Today was graduation day! My last day doing physical therapy. My shoulder is so much better. I no longer have pain. I’m able to carry groceries, pick up my granddaughter and sleep on my right side with no pain. I feel amazing! I am so grateful for Spine and Sport. I couldn’t have done it without them.
My mom and I went to the salon yesterday to get touch ups on our eyebrows. It’s been three years since we got it done. I have to say I’m glad I have my eyebrows done. Especially since mine are so thin. I don’t ever have to worry about doing them everyday. I do have to tell you that the procedure is a little painful even though they put numbing cream on. But not as painful as when you get permanent eyeliner!! Yeah, I decided to get them done too. What the hell was I thinking?! It hurt so bad. Worse than my tattoo on my upper back. And I have high tolerance for pain.. I’ve been putting ice on it. It’s still pretty swollen though.
Now that I’m fifty one years old my body is definitely not the same. I have cottage cheese thighs. I have uneven skin tone on my face. I have puffy and sunken under eyes. It bothers me tremendously. I feel very self conscious about them. I would love to get fillers but it’s a bit too pricey for me. I know, I should just love myself the way I am. But it’s so hard when everyone on Instagram looks so amazing.. Yes I know they don’t really look like that.. It still doesn’t change how I feel though, unfortunately. Why do some of us women feel that way? I think I’ll leave that talk for another time..
Hope you all are all enjoying your weekend with your family and friends!
Harper and I did some errands earlier today. We went to the grocery store to get some odds and ends. Then to the pharmacy to get my medicine. She loves to go places all the time. It doesn’t matter where either as long as she gets to go.
Harper is with me a couple of times a week. Mainly Thursday and Friday. Sometimes on the weekend if her parents have somewhere to go. Monday-Wednesday she’s with her other grandma. But when she’s with me I like to take her places. She loves going to the beach, zoo, aquarium, park and shopping… When we’re at home I like to do arts and crafts with her and watch her Disney movies. I have a lot of fun when we’re together. She’s always making me laugh..
Have a great weekend and thank you so much for visiting me❤️