17 November 2014

Still Here!

Monday Update

I've been thinking to myself that I should make an attempt at the Microblog Monday style of posting.  I usually think of this on a different day of the week, and since I am finding it easy to not post, well, yeah, nothing has gotten posted to my poor old lonely blog.  BUT, today is Monday, and here I am.  Woot!  I'mma do a little bullet list... cuz that's easy.

  • Sleeping Arrangements: When last we compared notes, T and I were fussing over who got to sleep on which side of the bed.  Well, you'll be happy to find that we have resolved that issue.  We were alternating sides, a month on the right, a month on the left, and that was working well.  But, then, she tweaked her shoulder again and it was giving her so much pain that she couldn't sleep comfortably on either side.  Basically, she needed the whole bed.  Fortunately, we have two beds.  We are now sleeping in different rooms, but both are so much better rested.  I confess, I like it better.  We sleep together sometimes, and not just for sex, but really, it is just so much more comfortable to have the bed to yourself.

  • Holidays: Thanksgiving is just around the damn corner.  This used to be one of my favorite holidays.  There would be delicious food, beautiful dishes and silverware, and the best of company.  Besides my daughter and parents, one of my brothers would come, several cousins, and friends who didn't have anywhere special to be.  The house smells wonderful, there's a football game, glasses of wine while cooking... what's not to like?  But, now, it has dwindled.  My mom is gone.  My daughter lives away.  Nobody is calling to ask if there is room for an extra at the table.  I'm probably going to the in-laws for dinner and then cooking a very reduced meal for my dad and brother the next day.  I feel that I have to produce some kind of festive celebration to share with them, or they won't observe it at all.  They are likely to have a cheese pizza.  But, it'll probably just be the four of us, so I think I'll just cook a turkey breast.  I'd like a half a turkey but have yet to find such a thing in my grocer's meat department.  I'm sorry if I sound like I am whining.  I miss my mom.  

  • Birthdays: T's birthday is next Sunday.  I already took her out for her big gift.  It was actually pretty fantastic, if I do say so myself!  It was the Big Birthday Adventure!  And, I kept it completely secret and she had no idea what we were doing so that was fun for me.  Especially fun since she liked it.  Would have been an expensive drag if she hadn't.  So, what was it, you ask?  We went ZIP LINING!  Actually, it was more than zip lining.  We went to this place.  Tree to Tree Aerial Adventure Park!  It was so fun!  It's an aerial obstacle course with lots of zip lines.  Wow.  We were exhausted when we got home!  But, it was possibly the best present I have ever gotten her.  She loved it.  So did I!  But, her birthday is still coming up and I have to get her a couple of small gifts to open, just because.  So, yeah, shopping.  Besides T, there are several other November birthdays all clumped together.  My dad, T, T's brother, my nephew, my favorite cousin, my sister in law... November is now competing with April for most expensive birthday month.
So, that's it for this Monday.  I understand that the point of the microblog Mondays is that one doesn't feel pressured to put together a lengthy post.  I like that.  I'll try again.  Really!


8thday said...

Do my eyes deceive me? A post from plufrompdx???

I think my ideal sleeping arrangement would be to fall asleep with Martha, and then have her get up and move to another bed. I like having that sense of security I get when we spoon as we fall asleep, but then she generates a lot of body heat through the night which aggravates my estrogen depleted flashing body. And she snores. But then I’d like her to come back shortly before I wake up because I do like having her there first thing. But I suppose all that bed hopping would be too much to ask for : ) I agree with you though - it is more comfortable to have the bed to yourself for sleeping.

I am sorry your Thanksgiving has devolved. I feel the same way about Easter which was the only official holiday I spent with my mother. (we always did a joint xmas/birthday with her in January) They leave such unfillable holes don’t they?

I keep forgetting that Martha and T share a birthday. I am not done shopping yet (I got her some clothes since she has lost so much weight) but I don’t know what else to get. We have an adventure park like that near us but I don’t think either of us could do it. Kudos to you guys for surviving!

Lastly, I am thrilled that you will try blogging again! Seriously. Thrilled.

the only daughter said...

The Monday deal-e-o is pretty cool. I have even written prior to Monday (usually Saturday night) and schedule it to post on Monday. Easy Peasy. I'm trying to work my way up to twice a week.

Our holidays have been subdued for a while now but with mom gone, nearly non-existent. For my daughter's sake, I'm trying.

*I* could never do it but the zip line thing does sound like fun.

Happy Birthday to T. Welcome back. :-)

earthandink said...

I am so thrilled that you did a microblog monday post! yay! And you can do it whenever you want!

Also, Martha and T share the same birthday? I'm feeling like worlds are colliding or something. How wild.

I am glad the bed thing has worked out. Personally, I just want a giant bed and someone in it!

I will come to Thanksgiving next year. I will even bring Tofurkey. ;)