Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
I really need to spend my computer time more wisely, like getting caught up on bills and entering receipts into Quicken. It's just not as fun as keeping up with all of my bloggety friends!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
I am currently at Mary Free Bed rehab center. My spirits are good!
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Sunday, January 11, 2009
I don't like to travel.
I don't like groups of people.
I have had bad experiences with groups of women.
I was worried about messing up singing/playing in front of people.
Did you notice a common thread? Did you notice that every one of those sentences started with the word "I"? These are the sentences that have caused me stress over the past few weeks.
As I pulled out of the driveway to go to the retreat on Friday, I realized that I was so overwhelmed with ALL of the stressors, any one of which would have had me freaked out, that I was actually rather calm! Maybe numb is a better word, but I was dealing with it nonetheless.
I arrived at the retreat center warmly greeted by the retreat committee members, staying in a room alone (whew!) with just a few there to start out with handling the set up.
Once we all arrived and everyone was checked in and completed with the registration process it was time for me to lead the group in song. By this time I'd had an epiphany. This was not about me! This was about a group of women looking forward to change, and my opportunity to help them focus on God.
Halfway through the first verse I realized these 40 women were singing so loudly, they could barely hear me playing! Well, if they can hardly hear me, they certainly can't hear me make any mistakes, right?! J
Things only got better after that. Playing, singing, pure joy!
Certainly we had some exciting experiences…games were played, food was consumed, laughter occurred, firefighters were called (false alarm that rang for 1 hour-ugh), hearts were moved. Wow!
Why was I so worried? Oh, yes, I lost my focus and used the word "I" too many times.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
It was a big transition since Pat had been home the whole time too.
It was quiet when they all left, and I had plenty to do to keep me busy today. I like having the freedom to come and go as I please when they are gone, but even when they are home, they are getting rather self sufficient.
I guess the conclusion that I came to this year was that I wasn't as happy for vacation to end and to have "my" life back this year as much as I have in the past.
Oh crap, this is another one of those "getting older" things isn't it?
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Today I am suffering from an epic hangover unlike one I have ever experienced on New Year's Day.
This hangover is unusual because it was not caused by alcohol. Instead it was caused by excessive salt, sugar, caffeine, dehydration and staying awake until 8:45 a.m.
The hangover is also caused by disappointment. Disappointment over the fact that the over the hill chaperone doesn't get to play in the Halo Xbox gaming extravaganza whereby 21 people were playing the game in tournament fashion. Not because she wasn't invited, not because there weren't enough controllers and Xbox's to log on to play, but because when given the opportunity, she just couldn't figure out the controller.
As my son would say, "Epic fail! Mom"