Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Time to reactivate this blog

It has been quite a while since I updated this. So much has happened. I started college, took some courses and was in the middle of two online courses when I had to have a total hip replacement. I was in quite a bit of pain prior to the surgery and quite honestly, it was an impediment to studying and learning. I had to withdraw, but I will resume as soon as I have healed sufficiently. I will have to have the other hip done too. I am on medical leave from my job and I miss working very much.
I have also renewed my membership in "Everyday Matters" and in Drawspace and I plan on getting creative very soon.
I am so happy to be back to a degree of normalcy. Gotta go for now, must do my physical therapy exercises.

Monday, March 01, 2010

The weekend from Hell

Last Friday, I had the "inurnment" of my husband's ashes at the National Cemetery. My sister, Marianne, and brother in law, Jim, and my daughter, Karen, were all in attendance. I was bitterly disappointed, as the funeral director did not arrange for an Honor Guard. I thought this had been discussed, but apparently not! Karen and I will have to arrange for this as my husband was so proud of his military service during WWII and Korea and he truly deserves this honor.
Things went even further south from there. Saturday it was necessary to bring my 12 yr old toy poodle to the emergency vet where he had to be put to sleep. Thank God, Karen was with me, and although it was hard on her as well, she helped me get through this ordeal. She is a very wise soul and distracted me for the rest of the weekend by taking me to the movies.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Long time no blog

It has been a while since I have posted here. Several reasons, I have been hanging out on Facebook and other social networking sites, and I have started school. At the ripe age of 60, soon to be 61, I have gotten an opportunity to go to college, I am studying to be a mental health therapist. It is a little intimidating to go back to school. I haven't been in a classroom in 42 years!

Monday was the first day of classes and I misread my schedule and showed up 3 hrs early. It gave me an opportunity to get my student I.D. card (now I can opt for a senior citizen discount or student discount, LOL), and to explore the library.

I realize I have at least 6 years of study ahead of me, and even if I don't get to practice as a therapist, I am looking forward to this journey. Wish me luck, the future looks bright.