Hello friends! Please, pull up a chair, grab a mug and pour yourself a nice cup of joe, and lets chat. I haven’t been around much, I know. I apologize for that but it’s been quite a week for me. Plans were made and disrupted and there were days I spent miserable in bed and late nights I spent with friends laughing and catching up. I want to tell you all about it!
If we were having coffee I would tell you that this week we got our first real taste of winter. We got a bit of rain that turned to snow and left a frosty layer over the whole city. It wasn’t that bad, but it was a reminder that worse is on the way. Luckily, the weather predictions show favorable conditions for at least the next week so I am breathing a sigh of relief.
I’ve never liked winter and this time of year gives me a feeling of dread. I am reminded I am on the verge of being miserable for months on end. I know it sounds like I’m being dramatic, I might be, but bitter cold days on end make life hard. They are uncomfortable and exhausting. They are depressing….I can’t wait until next spring.
There is a chance we may be taking a trip up to the mountains this February to stay with friends in a cabin. There will be skiing and other winter fun that I have never in all my years living so close to the Rocky Mountains participated in. Despite thos mountains being Colorado’s tourist cash cow and winter sports being the “thing” everyone else does here, I’ve never had an interest. I am going this year so that I can find out what it is about snow and winter everyone likes so damn much.
Or maybe I’ll be proven right and I’ll get to live comfortably in my hate of the winter months for the remainder of my life.
If we were having coffee I would tell you that earlier this week I wasn’t feeling so good. My stomach has been hurting for awhile and I have been having headaches again. The stomach thing isn’t new, I’ve always had problems with that. I hope to finally start addressing it next month by making a few appointments for testing. I hope to finally get some answers about what is going on with me.
As for the headaches, sometimes migraines, those have been ongoing too. They got better after I got better glasses but they still come and go. I take something and the pain goes away but I have pressure in my head and I feel tired. If I don’t take something it gets worse until I can’t stand any light or sound and I feel like vomiting.
I spent a day at home, in bed, dealing with both of these issues. I was miserable and I was bored. I feel a little better now but not all the way better. For now I am taking care of myself the best I can, healthy food and lots of rest and fluids.
If we were having coffee I would tell you that I had the great honor of attending a friends beautiful wedding this weekend. This friend and I were coworkers and we became close but her dream was to join the military and see the world so just as we were really starting to get close, she had to leave. I’ve missed her a lot, she is the type of person who is always smiling and wanting to do new things. She dragged me along to many an outing I didn’t want to be involved in that I ended up enjoying. She taught me to say yes more often.
She is stationed here now so she is back, not close by but closer than she was before. After we had time to catch up we both hope that now we can see each other much more often.
Her wedding was gorgeous and so much fun, especially the after party. We went to Dave and Busters and had drinks and played a few games. We met so many new people and left with the possibility of new friendships forming. We left early though because some of the guests were getting a little too wild for me. I declined an invitation to the after-after party but I hope my friend had a wonderful night.
Once again me and my lady are thinking of our own wedding plans again. I think we may have set a date finally and we have a few venues we want to go see, we just have to find the time is all.
If we were having coffee I would take a moment to apologize for being a bad blogger lately. Many of you have stopped by and left comments here and I have been terrible about replying. I have spent all my time writing and drawing and reading and I didn’t have the time left over that I thought I would for my dear readers. This seems terribly ungrateful of me and I am so sorry. I will make this right though! This coming week I am going to schedule in some time for conversation with you all.
I do want you to know that even if I don’t always reply I do appreciate the time taken to read what I have to say and to let me know what you think. Thank you so much, all of you! I promise to do my best to reply to every comment I haven’t answered and to keep up with new ones.
In addition, I will be taking a look at all my new followers blogs too. I look forward to meeting all of you!
If we were having coffee I would tell you that as much as I love chatting with you I have to go. It’s getting late and I have been very lazy this morning. There is so much I have to do to prepare for the coming week and if I don’t get started right now then I won’t get started at all.
Thank you for stopping by, it’s been nice. I really hope you are having a good weekend and I urge you to enjoy what is left of it. Tomorrow means a new week and back to work for us all. I hope yours will be happy and productive :)