Thursday, November 17, 2011

Just Me........Randomly

I have lost my blogging mojo over the last few weeks it seems. I have really had a lot on my mind lately. I read a post by the Grady Doctor that gave me some much needed perspective on things. When I say it was right on time....... I need to keep reminding myself of certain things.

The husband of one of my Sorors was diagnosed with colon cancer last week after a colonoscopy. He is only 42. The same age as me. His surgery is coming up next week. I am praying for his healing.

Work is robbing my spirit lately. I shake it off for a few days, but it just comes back. I won't bore you with the details but I just need to get my mind right. If I left this world tomorrow, somebody would come right in and do what I do, probably for less money. I need to do a better job of managing stress.

My step-daughter is pregnant. She has known for several months. She knew back when we talked in August when my former MIL passed away. I guess it just wasn't the right time to tell me. She admitted to me that she was excited AND scared. She is going to have a little girl. It is amazing to me. She is almost 24 now. When I started dating my ex-husband, she was 2 and I was 20.  I am feeling my age at the moment.

On a lighter note...............

I am sooooo ready for Thanksgiving next week. We are going to have a Karaoke Contest after dinner this year. We did the same thing before at our Mother's Day gathering so based on that alone, it should be very entertaining ! LOL Me, my sister & my cousin have been practicing our SWV songs by watching the videos on You Tube. My mom told me last week, her and my daddy are gonna sing some "Peaches & Herb" I forgot about them. LOL I am ready for some laughs.

We are continuing our family tradition of running the Turkey Trot. There are 12 of us that are committed this year. We get up early Thanksgiving Day & head downtown for the race. I have been on the treadmill in preparation, but not as much as I should have been. Man I keep losing and gaining the same 8-10 lbs ! I know I have the heart to finish the race but I know for a fact that, I will be "trotting like a turkey"....literally ! LOL

One of my closest friends has managed to fall into a serious love affair in record time. She is giving me the credit because she encountered this man at a Homecoming Event that I insisted that she attend. Low and behold she got reacquainted with a guy she dated briefly in college that she hasn't seen in over 20 years despite living in the same city. There was no bad breakup or bad blood between them, it was never exclusive or anything. He is a now a widower with children that he has raised alone for 8 years, marriage minded and in church. I am over the moon with excitement for her ! They both seem very happy about finding one another.

I am going to try to let the holidays pull me out of this little funk I am in. When we come back from visiting my family for Thanksgiving, it will be time for Mr. Mixologist to help me pick out a Christmas tree again. I had my first real tree last year & I am looking forward to it again this year.  Come on Spirit of Christmas.......I need you !

Thoughts ? Comments ? Questions ?

Beautifully Complex 


ichoosethesun said...

Welcome back! Spending time with family can be a great pick me up...I hope it does the trick ;-)

Anonymous said...

Hey lady, good to see you popping in. I can understand when there is lots going on and blogging falls to the back burner. I love the Thanksgiving karaoke contest! Rock it! Aww, I hope your friend and her fella make it work.

Beautifully Complex said...

I hope to have plenty of blog fodder from the holidays LOL
Yes, I am praying so hard for this to work!

Beautifully Complex said...


Thanks for stopping by my blog & commenting !
Yes, I feel so blessed to have my family.

Newy said...

My husband and I got back together after a 13 year hiatus. We had some growing up to do. It is AMAZING how in sync we are. Truly a case of right person wrong time the first time around. Congrats to your friend.

Beautifully Complex said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog & commenting !
I love to hear love stories. Sometimes timing is everything.Thanks for sharing.