I hope everyone has some wonderful plans for the weekend. If not, then I hope you can relax and just enjoy spending some time taking care of yourself, that person we sometimes neglect. I am amazed at how many emails that I get from you gurls who say that after reading my blog you are starting to take care of yourself more and invest in you. How did we, as women, ever forget that we matter? I was guilty also, the children and Joe always came first. Truth is, they probably still do, but now I am able to at least spend a small amount of time tending to “my” needs also.
Ladies, I am struggling. I developed a horrible headache/sinus/weather related headache on the way back from Richmond Wednesday night and I still feel bad. I don’t even like to mention it or complain about it because there are so many people who are really sick and I feel like a whiney little baby. I don’t like not feeling good, (as if someone likes that) because I can’t think and concentrate. So, read with caution because my thoughts might not be cohesive.
The other day when I walked in the door from work, Joe announced to me that my father was now on Facebook. “What, are you sure?” was the first words out of my mouth. In the back of my mind, I was wondering how “he” would know before “I” did. After all, I am the first born child so it would just stand to reason that if my father was going to start a Facebook account and send out friend requests then I would be the first person he thought of. I told Joe that it must not be my daddy and that he better be careful who he was being friends with.
Do you ever feel like you have just got to recharge your batteries? You would think that after I spent last weekend in Georgia and went to the spa for a nice massage that my batteries would be nice and full. Evidently, that is not the case because I came home from work last night and fell asleep until 7:15 pm. I woke up almost in a panic that I didn’t go to the store and we had nothing to eat in the house, PLUS, I didn’t have anything written for the blog. It didn’t take long for my inner “Scarlett” to take over and before I knew it I was saying, “I’ll worry about going to the store tomorrow. We can scrounge tonight.” Lol!!! Poor, Joe.
After the stressful week at work, I am sure glad to see Friday roll around. Normally, I don’t pay much attention to what the day is but this week has really been a killer. I am not sure if you remember me telling you about my internet being out for about 2 weeks and I had to work by a hotspot of my phone. I am just thankful that I knew how to turn on a hotspot so that I could work. Anyway, we finally got that fixed even though it took two different technicians coming out to the house and replacing my modem and router. Here’s the thing, once all that got fixed my printer wouldn’t work.
Gurls, I had such a good time this past weekend that I am already trying to figure out how to go back. I told Joe that we need to take a long weekend and head back down when it gets a little warmer. The Lake Oconee area is so beautiful! I had a message last week from a follower, Debbie, that she lived in Lake Oconee and would love to meet if we could find the time. Once my Energizer Bunny Friend and I got to Lake Oconee we found out that we were the first ones to arrive so we asked about a good restaurant and went to eat. Debbie and I had exchanged phone numbers so I decided to call her while we were ordering our dinner. We talked for just a second and I told her we were eating at this restaurant. “Where are you? I am at the same restaurant!” Can you believe we were at the same place at the same time? It was so much fun meeting Debbie and her friend. We talked and talked and laughed so hard. I saw people giving us some looks like we were a little crazy. Lol!
Everyone needs to get away every now and then. My trip to Lake Oconee has provided some much need rest and relaxation. While relaxing was high on the agenda going out to eat for a nice dinner was even higher on the agenda. I knew we had dinner reservations on Saturday night and I was stressing over what to pack. I wanted to wear something that I hadn’t worn before and since I am traveling with a younger crowd I wanted to look really nice.
Today I got a new vacuum cleaner. That does not thrill me like it would some people. My Energizer Bunny Friend has a vacuum problem. She LOVES to vacuum, it is her therapy. I kid you not! She vacuums her house at least once a day and when she goes to visit friends they will “let” her vacuum their house to make her happy. 😳 Let’s just say that we are NOTHING alike in that regard. Lol! I do not like to vacuum my house much less anyone else’s house. Lol! But, I had to break down on Saturday and vacuum my house and the vacuum cleaner that we had was disgusting, stinky, and old.
I will be on the road again on Thursday. Does it seem like I am always going somewhere? I didn’t use to ever travel except for the occasional woman’s club meeting and to Tennesse for holidays and birthdays. Now, it seems like every time I turn around I am packing to go somewhere. This time it is a Spa trip to Lake Oconee in Georgia with 6 other Rodan + Fields ladies. I will be the oldest one there by probably 20 years. Whew! When you travel in the circles that I travel in (a younger crowd) you have to be confident and realistic. They keep me young and on my toes.
I am the kind of grandparent that will let their grandbabies do just about anything they want as long as they won’t get hurt doing it. So, Sunday night when Emersyn wanted to come over and play she gets to choose what we do. First on the agenda was a banana popsicle that she was thrilled I remembered to pick up at the store. Next was our coloring project which will take us months to finish because it is so complicated. Then she moved on to playing a version of Angry Birds on my phone which “she” downloaded herself. Lol! Then things got funny.