So last time I was here, we were having coffee and discussing life. Several weeks have past and I have had a lot of time to reflect on things.
Grandma made it back safely to her home in Florida where her son and extended family are doing everything they can to make life easy for her. The northern Long clan is happy that she has support down there.
I had felt that my doctors appointment on the 16th went very well. I was left with hope that I would get answers for the weight gain, tiredness and other issues that have left me less then myself. My new doctor took the time to listen to everything I said. “We will get to the bottom of it!” was her response. In reality, I was told everything looked good (thankfully) but to take B12 and call if things get worse. Otherwise, there is nothing to do at this time. Sigh….Honestly, I was going to just take it anyway before going for blood work but I caved to peer pressure. This is the exact reason why I don’t use doctors. I always feel like going is a big waste of time. Rant over. Thank God I have my yoga to keep me sane. Breathe in the good. Release the bad.
The weather finally turned to summer! We totally skipped spring this year. Having the sun up and 60* weather by 6:00AM is my silver lining. I freeze in my office every day so I am loving the act of throwing my hair up in a big bun, opening the sunroof/windows in my car, cranking the radio and singing loudly.
This is the total mood changer for me. It is time to find myself again. I think I started to lose myself in the rain and aches and pain. Maybe all I needed was the feel of warm sun on my face.
It’s Memorial Weekend. Time for outdoor BBQ’s with family. This is one of my favorite weekends of the year. My family means everything to me. Each year the dynamic changes. For some it’s a new divorce. For others it’s a new baby to celebrate. It is always nice to catch up with everyone even if it’s just for a few hours until the next time we see each other again. Sure, there is Facebook and other social media to stay in touch. But there is nothing better then sharing a meal and laughing together.
The weather it beautiful. The birds are singing. My lilac bush is sending it’s sweet scent in through my front door. As I sit here listening to the world around me, I give thanks for what I have. I remember those who came before me. I silently thank those who fought to secure my freedom and protection of this beautiful country that we live in. Even though I know I am hard on myself at times, I forgive myself and I am grateful for being surrounded by so much love and light of so many amazing people in my life.
I wish you all a happy and safe Memorial weekend.