Thursday, December 13, 2012
It's That Time of Year...
I took ten days to do some relaxing and visiting in Florida. I was hoping to meet up with my half-brother Gary for the first time, but that didn't materialize. Instead, I saw my friends David and David and Rick and traveled between St. Pete, Sarasota, Tampa, Orlando and Daytona. It was a good way to wrap up a particularly difficult landscaping season but my head wasn't really into it. I've gained some weight back and wasn't feeling up to laying out in the sun... and I got the flu a few days before I left to come back home, so I was just eager to get back.
I have a number of projects to concentrate on this winter but, first, I need to get myself organized and wrap up a few things before I go forward. My Dad started his radiation therapy for his throat cancer, so I'm keeping an eye on him, anticipating week 4 - 7 to be more difficult as his throat gets more sore and he won't be able to eat easily. I'm throwing him a birthday party on Sunday with several relatives that haven't seen each other in many years, so it should be nice. Thank goodness for my friend Robin who is helping me with the food since I am less than stellar in the kitchen.
I'm doing well with my normal winter depression. I feel hopeful. I've already started my diet earlier this week and lost 4 pounds. I need to get to the gym and get back into my routine. This is the second end-of-the-season with experiencing back problems and it makes me nervous wondering if I'm going to have a repeat of last year not being able to walk and in bed for months... and how long I'll be able to do this line of work. At the same time, I'm considering expanding my business next season because I don't feel like I'm accomplishing enough in life any more. A busy mind is a healthy mind... I have too much down time and I need to push myself.
I'm present in my current self-dealt mood. It's a good day.