Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Mostly-Good Weekend


I had a relatively busy weekend.  I started it all off Friday night by having dinner with one of my besties.  Even though we didn’t have the whole crowd there, I still wanted Mexican and Terri didn’t argue.  So I had my regular… #56, no beans.  It was lovely.  And the conversation was even better.

I sang at mass Saturday night, so I needed to practice for that.  And it went off without a hitch.  LIE!  I made a few errors.  But nothing they’ll fire me over.  After that, I went out to dinner with my mom, Aunt Joanie and Uncle Leo, and Uncle Ed.  We went to Montana Mike’s for steak.  But only three of us ordered a steak.  It was good but I could only eat half of it at that meal.

Sunday I volunteered to work at the St. Martin’s Hog Roast.  They do this every year, the weekend before Labor Day Weekend.  This year, they offered to let the Catholic War Veterans help.  That’s why I was there.  I’m a Catholic War Veteran member.  I spent the day mostly dipping baked beans and potato salad.  I made sure to look everyone in the eye and tell them to enjoy their lunch.  It was a good time.

Sunday night, I developed a headache.  It kind of felt like a migraine, but I wasn’t throwing up.  Anyway, it kept me from sleeping well Sunday night.  So I called in sick Monday morning and went back to bed.  I slept until after 10am.  It was so nice to be able to finally get some quality sleep.  By mid-afternoon, my headache was gone.  Praise the Lord!  I finished the day reading Janet Evanovich’s “Two for the Dough”.

All in all, it was a good weekend, even with the headache.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Ten Years

Although I've been inconsistent sometimes... Although I've simply copied and pasted sometimes... Although some of my blog posts are only seven words long... I've been blogging to Scripted Notions for ten years.  Actually, it'll be ten years next month.  But I thought that was something to be celebrated.  So celebrate with me as we take a look back at what the heck I've been talking about!


In 2008, I was complaining about an all-day headache.  I was also practicing inconsistent parenting.  I was very frustrated that day.  You can read all about it here.


In 2009, I didn't actually post on the 26th, but around that time I was complaining about being tired, sleeping my weekend away, and being a lazy bum.  You can read about that here.


In 2010, I didn't post on the 26th.  In fact, I only had one post during the entire month of August and it was my Mary Kay I-Story.  We all came up with a story that expressed why we chose to do Mary Kay.  I published mine on my blog.  I no longer do Mary Kay, but you can read about it here.


In 2011, I didn't post on the 26th, but that month, I thought I was in love.  Let me tell you this about that... I totally made up that relationship in my head.  I wanted to be in love, but I was the only one.  You can see that post here.


In 2012, it was a Sunday and I was posting about one of the readings I'd heard at mass that weekend.  So in this post, you'll read Joshua 24, Decide today whom you will serve.


In 2013, I didn't post on the 26th.  But around that time is when I decided to go gray.  I haven't colored my hair since then... and probably never will again.  See that post here.


In 2014, I didn't post on the 26th, but I was all about posting psalms at that time.  So you can read that here.


In 2015, I didn't post on the 26th, but I was rejoicing about being depression free for three months in a row.  You can read about that here.


This year, I've been depression free for over eight months.  I have a new job that I've been doing for about three months now and I'm really enjoying it.  It's very challenging, but good.  Really good, in fact.  Callan is three, sweet and smart and such a joy to be around.  Xavier is five months, growing like a week, and learning to say mama.  I just bought a new car and I'm rereading all of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum novels.  Life is good.  Life is very good in my world right now.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Imagine a Cheesy Grin





I have been depression free for more than eight months now.  I mentioned that to my counselor when I saw him Saturday afternoon.  A little later in the conversation, I referred to myself as a depressive.  He suggested that maybe that description didn’t pertain to me anymore… since I’d gone so long without a depressive episode.

That made me smile.  I smiled big.  This is the first time in YEARS that I’ve gone this long without a depressive day.  And to think that it’s been long enough that it’s not even accurate to refer to myself as a depressive?  Just, wow!


I feel so blessed.  Thank You, Lord, for answered prayers!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016