Wow! I’m really doing a horrible job of keeping up on this blog. Part of that is because I’ve actually started working now and even though I’ve only worked four shifts now, I’m still pretty beat. I’m at McDonald’s and I’ve only done four 3-hour shifts. But I’m definitely not used to being on my feet constantly and all the physical labor. I’ve been doing dining room and bathrooms; which includes cleaning tables, sweeping, mopping, taking trash out, cleaning windows, maintaining drink station and cleaning bathrooms too. It’s a lot especially when it’s busy. Today was my first time working solo.
Friday 5/24 was a trigger date as it would’ve been my 28 year wedding anniversary. I got through the day much better than I anticipated I would. I didn’t break down in tears or anything. The weather was dreary. I did have to work for a few hours and after that came home and did laundry and dishes. I would’ve rather done something else but it was raining so I was limited and I didn’t have a lot of money. I did good keeping myself busy. I wrote my first entry in my new journal. It’s a personalized journal. Each page has a scripture with my name incorporated into it. It’s such a cool little journal.
Saturday 5/25 was my birthday! I am now 48 years old! Or should I say young? I’m not afraid of my age. I feel I look good for my age. I think that comes from good genes but also not wearing makeup. I had to work on my birthday also. But then afterwards, I went to my aunt and uncles. We watched some movies and then went and cleaned graves at the cemetery. After that, we went to my happy place! We had a picnic at the beach, walked the beach and we swung on the swings (which I’m calling a non scale victory), we watched the sunset and then watched the musical fountains. Swinging was so much fun! The whole night was fun. I’ll insert some pictures …or try…
Sunday 5/26, I went to church and it was my first time volunteering the Welcome Table. When I got there, I took a picture of myself and I just loved the picture because you could see my collar bones protruding. It quickly became my new favorite. After church I got some supplies and went and cleaned the grave stones of my moms and grandparents. I still have more stones to go in the family plot. The act of cleaning the stones was very therapeutic for me. I had some music playing and sang along at times. The weather was perfect and I actually got my first bit of sunburn. I need to buy some sunscreen! Later in the evening, I went with my friend Malia to her church for game night. That was fun too. We played a game called Silly Street with her grandkids and her son.
My heart goes out to all those affected by the horrible weather activity. The news just said there have been over 200 tornadoes reported in the last week in the Midwest. It makes me wanna cry. And I have. And there continues to be watches and warnings.
Also my respect to all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our beautiful country, the land of the free because of those brave men and women. Thank you for your service…I know I’m technically a little late as Memorial Day is now over. However, I am always respectful and grateful for those that serve.
Now, it’s the 28th and it’s Oaklee’s birthday! She is two today. I’m making her peanut butter pup-cakes later. I will make sure to share photos.
I’ve reconnected with a friend that I hadn’t seen since high school. We have been chatting on Facebook Messenger and it’s been really nice. We may get together on Thursday and I’m really excited to be honest.
My depression has not been so rough lately and I attribute that to nicer weather and being able to get out and enjoy nature more. I’ve lost a few pounds again. I feel like I’m back on track again with my weight loss. I’ve been tracking my food with my LoseIt app. I track my activity with the map my fitness app on my phone or the health app as well. On my wish list is an Apple Watch because I’m not allowed to have my phone on me at work and I’d love to know what kind of steps I’m getting in during that time.
As far as my living situation, I’m still looking but no luck. My credit is really poor. My brother mentioned maybe going in together on a place as they are trying to find something closer to their work as well. It may be an option, as long as it’s affordable and the place is decent size for all of us. They have four kids.
Well I think that’s it for now. Thanks for following along.
I wish you peace, love and happiness wherever you are in this beautiful world.
Dottie May 🌻💕