My first clue that maybe summer was over is that I've felt very, very achy and sore this week. Clue number two is that's it's been raining, raining, raining and it's only about 45 degrees out. Which is why I'm feeling very, very achy. Every year I think I can't live through another fall and winter and every year, here I sit! lol! I guess I'm tougher than I thought!
Mel and I went together to see Lindsay (my therapist) last week. She's Mel's therapist too, so she knows the whole family history... Poor girl, by the time we're done with her, she's going to be the one needing therapy! Anyway, it worked out good, I thought. Mel is the one I usually "unload" on anyway and she helps me see things a little clearer, so it was good to have her at the session. I think it helped both of us really, we could bounce ideas off of each other and Lindsay. I took pity on Lindsay this week though, I went by myself. We've come to a couple of conclusions lately that have been right here all the time, I just couldn't see them. Kind of like not seeing the forest for the trees. I feel better -- mentally anyway.
I can't believe it's October already. Mom's birthday is on Sunday. I'm off the next 2 days, so maybe Steve and I can fit some shopping in some evening. I ordered a book that I thought she'd like, but I was thinking more in terms of Christmas for that, but if it comes before Sunday, maybe we can just give her that and rest until Christmas shopping starts! Which should be pretty soon. The way this year has flown past, Christmas will be here and I won't be ready. Not like that's unusual...
I've gotten some cartridges for my Cricut on eBay and I've been working like crazy getting some scrapbook stuff done. I started 2 scrapbooks for myself of each of my great nephews and I've been working on both of those. Plus I have one of Steve's family history with lots of old newspaper clippings, wedding announcements, graduation announcements and stuff that I've been working on. I hope to have that one done pretty quick. I got one for my family stuff, but I'm going to have to do some digging to find things. Nobody saved articles and announcements like Steve's Aunt Phyllis! At least nobody in our family did! I have some old letters that belonged to my grandmother - and her photo albums to work with for a start. I also have a scrapbook of my grandfather's on my mom's side that has a lot of his Masonic stuff in it, so I can use that. I should have fun working on it. I also have to redo Sarah's baby book, but I think the envelope of stuff is in Mel's garage. I have to get some boxes that I had left with her earlier this summer. I shouldn't be whining about not having anything to do, that's for sure!
Meg was home for the weekend. Well, she was in Omaha anyway, didn't spend too much time at home! She had a wedding to go to and a couple other "social obligations", so we didn't see much of her. I hope she had a good weekend!
I had to take Sophie to the vet yesterday. Sunday night Steve noticed she was limping and by the time we went to bed, she wasn't putting any weight a all on her right front paw. She was still favoring that leg yesterday morning, so I took her to the vet. He couldn't find anything wrong. Not a single thing. He checked her ears, her neck, her back, moved her leg all over the place and nothing. Little snot. I think she was just mad because we weren't home all day Sunday and so she was looking for a little attention. Oh yes, dachshunds do that! Little faker!
Sunday we went to FAMC's first family fun day. Ho hum. There were a couple bounce rooms for younger kids, face painting, and a clown doing balloon sculptures, but the only adult activities they had were gaming tables and bingo. Woo hoo. We hung around hoping to win one of the raffles, but no such luck. They did have a meal for us, barbecued turkey, pork, or roast beef sandwiches. They were okay. I might think twice before I got next year. The big prize at the raffle was a Wii - every hospital employee was entered in that drawing, so I didn't think I'd win, but I was hoping. I think a Wii would be fun - but not enough fun that I'm going to buy one!
Saturday there was a craft show at the MAC in Council Bluffs. We went to that for a little bit. The way my back has been feeling lately, walking around isn't on my list of favorite things to do. I was on the lookout for some angels. I thought there'd be a lot with Christmas coming, but it was focused more on Halloween and Thanksgiving. Hardly any angels at all. It was fun. I love the MAC, you don't have to pay to park and it's only 6 bucks to get in. The show at the Qwest costs 7 bucks to get in and 6 bucks to park (in the next county it feels like). They had lots of nice stuff, but I was broke, so I only got a small wall hanging for the living room. I have to think Christmas here and quit buying things I want...
After the craft show we came home and Steve brewed a batch of his Christmas beer and I worked for a couple hours and slept for a couple hours... It was a good day. I think that may have been our last 80 degree day this year though.
That's it for now. Later.