Monday, December 7, 2015

Monday Morning This and That

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.

Norman Vincent Peale

 Good morning all.  School is out, and I find myself looking forward to the upcoming semester in February.  Not going to take so many classes, that's for sure.  I know my limit now.  At 68, soon to be 69 I am not the spring chicken I used to be.  Won't be going out much this week.  I have so many more to get gifts for this year, a wonderful feeling, so I did most of my ordering online through Amazon.  Will be staying here waiting for packages to arrive.  I had my daughter's and her hubby's sent directly to them, but this is a surprise for my grands and great grands so I'm having them sent here, packing them in a big box, and sending them off.  A little extra work, but I just didn't want packages going to them directly from Amazon.

Speaking of family, my granddaughter called me 'grandma' instead of 'Mary' the other day.  That brought tears to my eyes.  How long I have waited to be called that.  My daughter sent me a bracelet that belonged to my mom, and a little change purse that she took to church every week.  I shall cherish them. 

Had a pretty awesome weekend.  After running around all week I'd planned on staying in on Saturday, but UPS had messed up the delivery of a gift from my daughter, and rather than stress her out any further on the day of her phlebotomy test, I took a walk and picked up up.  She passed, by the way, and is now going for her internship.  So proud of my girl.

Later Saturday, my goddaughter/niece messaged me and asked if she and the children could attend church with me.  She is feeling so depressed and alone since her mom passed, and basically, you might as well say we are all that is left of my ex's family aside from the greedy sister in Florida.  So she drove all the way from Queens, and we all attended church together on yesterday.  Afterwards, I took them out and treated them to MacDonald's...big spender that I am, lol, but hey, MacDonald's isn't that cheap nowadays and being on a limited budget, I was rather relieved when the kids all chimed in that that was where they wanted to go for lunch. 

Hard to believe that the holidays are right around the corner.  Time has really gotten away from me.  Sometimes I just wish it would slow down a little so I could enjoy it.  My tree is up and my house decorated.  Three days of work for me.  It's not like it used to be when I could do it all in one day.  Have to take frequent sit-downs now that I am getting older.  I've most of my gifts bought, only have to get for the boys now.  Sort of overwhelming.  From buying for 4 people to now buying for 15, but I love doing things for my family.  I'm just so grateful to have them all in my life now...except for my eldest son.  He's not coming around, and I kind of don't expect him to.  Nothing much I can do but pray.

Well, as far as Weight Watchers goes, I am nearing that illusive 50 pound mark.  43.6 pounds gone now.  No more 3X for me.  I'm down to 1X.  One day I walked into the store and saw a gorgeous dress hanging on the rack.  Glad I had my sunglasses on because tears came to my eyes.  Not that I wanted to buy it, but the fact was, if I did, I could have and it would have fit.  No more leaving the store disappointed because I am too big for what they have.  I am feeling so good about that.

Well, that's about it for today.  I've so much to say but that will have to come another day.  So glad to be back amongst my friends.  I am blessed to have all of you.  Thanks for being there and worrying about me.  It means the world to me.


  1. Yeah, isn't Amazon awesome? Glad to hear the wee one called you "Grandma" and that you're being a good role model and mentor for your goddaughter/niece and her kids. And your weight loss is inspirational!

  2. You have a lot going on Mary, that's for sure. And so much good stuff. So happy for you about your beautiful family news and your weight loss. :) Merry soon to be Christmas!

  3. You are sooooo far ahead of me on the organisation front.
    Have a wonderful day/week/life.