Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Quick update on dad: He has plateaued and there has been no significant decline since before the holidays. He's in good spirits; lucid most of the time. Hospice indicates that he could rapidly decline from here or it could be a very slow process. I love him so much!
We leave tomorrow for Hawaii. For those who don't know, this is a business trip for my hubby but I am tagging along. (how often do you get a chance to just go to Hawaii?). On January 29 we will celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary (and I love him more now--I have a great husband!) So we decided I would go on this trip with him as our celebration! We will stay a couple of extra days but it still is not a lot of time for sight seeing. That's OK. We will make the best of it and just having a few days alone together in warm weather is a gift. So I have been packing. The problem for me is we will have at least 2 work related events; what to wear??? I'm trying hard to realize that IT DOESN'T MATTER!!! I am 61 years old, retired, and these people hardly (or don't) know me. I've decided it's vanity that makes me think these people care or notice what I'm wearing. Insecurity rears its ugly head!!
I have not walked since before Christmas and I tried to keep eating in control but am starting to lose that battle. I'm not down or upset about it. I know what I'm doing. I did get my cold weather walking gear for Christmas so I know I'm set when we return. I am taking my warm weather walking gear and have updated and organized my ipod. I will be walking in the warm Hawaii sun every day.
and then can continue in the nasty cold of northern virginia when I get home next week. Not to worry!
I hate to fly so this is not a fun time but I am getting excited for this opportunity to see Hawaii. I will get my walking program up and "running" (no pun intended) while there but can make no promises about my eating! That may have to wait for my return.
I could have done better in December but all in all, I'm OK. I don't feel out of control but ready to get back in routine.
Aloha!! See you in a week!