Sunday, April 17, 2011

Day 98

Wow. The year is going by so quickly… I wouldn’t have believed it was so far if I didn’t have excel keeping track for me.

I’ve had a lot on my mind the last couple of days. I keep going back to the quote: ‎"Try not to take things personally, what people often say is a reflection of them and not you."

Yesterday I had a good time with some of my fantastic friends; the first of many outings to keep me from being a hermit. It was also the first time that I can remember not having an anxiety attack before going out. This is such a milestone for me! And, if you decide to laugh at me for that being such a big deal, I don’t mind. I laugh at myself frequently. (As James Thurber said: “The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself.”)

My son & I have both spent the last two days outdoors…it’s been wonderful! Except the allergies. I spent all day working on the yard just so I could soak up the sun. I am glad that I’ve been busy the last couple of days. It’s made me feel a lot better emotionally.

After all of our going abouts today we watched a movie, during the previews we had the following conversation:

‎"Mom, we should buy 'Enchanted.'" "Why? You said you didn't like that movie, made me stop it half way through, and told me you never wanted to watch it ever again." "I think I'm old enough to understand it now."

It was hard for my not to laugh at his matter-of-fact statement: “I think I’m old enough to understand it now.”

Today was the second day in a row that I was able to talk to Mr. B. We decided we’ll go to Mt. Rushmore during his R&R because we wanted to camp and Little Monster has been begging to go there.

I have recently gotten into couponing. The rest of my evening will be spent watching “Army Wives” and inputting all my coupon/sale flyer information into the computer so that when I meet up with my friend on Tuesday to help her with her spreadsheet we can get a whole database going. My computer class, if nothing else, has helped me appreciate Microsoft Access.

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