My People

My People
My matched set of grandchildren - Oliver and Cosette

Sunday, July 31, 2016

My Super Sunday (that's just bait and switch, it was quite boring)

Hello dear blog readers! I almost let the day go by without a post but then I thought... I've got a bit of a streak going, why mess that up? Even if I don't have anything the least bit interesting to say.

Pain wise... I'm hobbled quite a bit today. Do you really want me to list all the parts that hurt or should I list the parts that don't... that might be shorter. The piriformis syndrome came back with a vengeance today. I canNOT find a comfortable position to sit in. If I turn toward the left to take the pressure off that right cheek that is constantly in spasms then it hurts the left hip. If I recline back to take the pressure off the right cheek it feels like someone is stabbing me in the tailbone. My right hip hurts. My legs hurt. I mean... seriously... this is one of those days that makes me understand the people who get addicted to pain meds or end their own lives because of uncontrolled pain. It was another "pick up Austin" day so I had to just tough it out again and not take anything for pain until he was home. Pop says to blame my sister-in-law (choir director) for scheduling choir practice at time to pick Austin up... I think I'll just blame Austin for not driving yet BUT... at the same time... I don't want him to drive until he is ready because if something happened I would never forgive myself. I didn't drive until I was in my late twenties. My mom didn't drive until her thirties. It's just that way for some folks. So even though it sucks to have to tough it out during the day... it's ok. (Do I sound like a Jewish mom there? Better I should suff-uh than have my son be stressed by having to drive....)

But I did more today than suffer and complain! Yes! I went online shopping! I had a little zulily haul. I bought two tunic-ish/longish shirts to wear with leggings or yoga pants. One is brown and long sleeved. One is purple and short sleeved and has pockets! I bought a long sleeved black shirt for layering because it's usually cool down here in the Whine Cellar. I bought a pair of purple leggings AND I bought a new sterling silver ring. I still have five fingers without rings. My total with shipping was $67. A bit of a splurge but I needed a few new pieces. I had a big Old Navy order ready to go Friday night with all kinds of great stuff for Oliver, some cute things - especially tights - for Cosette, several of my staple wardrobe pieces, all at clearance prices and... the site crashed when I tried to check out. That haul was over $100 - but I had so much stuff in that cart! Cody sent me some links for some things they need from Carter's so that will be my next haul. I wanted to get a few things for Cosette to have for when she stays with us but ... we're not really asking for overnights with her until she's 2, so as to not interrupt the mother/child nursing bond.

I wanted to find a necklace or ring that I could engrave with Oliver and Cosette. Or maybe do a charm bracelet that lists all my loves on it. Ryan, Sara, Cody, Marquee, Austin, Cosette and Oliver. Maybe I'll work on the charm bracelet.

Other than online shopping today I .... picked Austin up from work. I got there early so I could get a Starbucks mango iced black tea. I also made a quick trip through the market and bought flavored creamer for Austin and plain half and half for my morning chai tea. I got cherries, bananas and cut melon. I bought a lot of yogurt. I've been enjoying yogurt in the morning lately. But not this morning. Today I had a brown sugar and cinnamon pop tart. I don't know where I came from but it was laying there on the tray on my kitchen table so I thought... why not? Pop tarts don't go bad. Do they? Then I had a frozen smart ones meal for lunch - oriental chicken. I thought we weren't allow to use "oriental" anymore. It ok. Filled me enough to get to dinner which was... steamed shrimp. And that's all. I didn't feel like eating. I felt even less like preparing something or ... God forbid... COOKING something... so I had myself a shrimp coctail without the pretty glass. Just a little paper plate. And it was good.

Today at Ingles somebody tried to walk out of the store with a cart full of ribs and other expensive meat that they didn't pay for. They walked right past the manager and immediately got caught. I asked Austin if it was a local or a tourist and he didn't know. I tell ya what, if you want to know what's going on in Cleveland, Georgia, you just head down to the Ingles in town. They seem to have their finger on the pulse. You can watch the world go by sitting in the parking lot. Since we're a "tourist" town it's not unusual to have people stop in and stock up for their vacation cabin... or for camping... or maybe just to get drunk ridin' the hooch. Or shootin' the hooch? I live here and I can't even keep it straight. One thing is for sure... there are too many people shopping in their swimsuits but I've ranted about that already this week.

So that's about it y'all. Sorry for the whine, wish I could offer you wine instead. Maybe something exciting and blog worthy will happen this week... hang in there, it's got to get better than this,  right??

Happy... day that starts tomorrow that we aren't going to mention in case some of you don't want to think about it yet. We're gonna have a good week... let's go in with a song in our heart and a spring in our step and trust God to get us through whatever's coming! Love and hugs, everybody... forgive the typos and the stuff that doesn't make sense... I'm dozing off on the keyboard.