There’s usually one in every extended circle…a person who just begs to be talked about once they leave the room. Fodder. The chick who greatly exaggerates every story she tells…when you were there to see it firsthand. The pathological liar. The cynic, the smart-aleck, the know-it-all. What I wonder is…am I that person for my circle? Not because I exaggerate, or am a know-it-all, or tell tales…but because of my great propensity to eat. I can sure put it away…quickly, too. I’m not one to snatch food off of another’s plate, so my friends and family are in no danger of starving around me. I don’t take food from children. Unless it’s a cookie. I’m joking. Mostly. I really, really need change in my life.
My new word (term) this week is Palliative Care: (from Latin palliare, to cloak) is any form of medical care or treatment that concentrates on reducing the severity of disease symptoms, rather than striving to halt, delay, or reverse progression of the disease itself or provide a cure. The goal is to prevent and relieve suffering and to improve quality of life for people (dogs, that is) facing serious, complex illness (from Wikipedia…I love that site!). Poor Peppy isn’t doing too well right now. We have one more medicine to give him that we will start him on today. If that doesn’t provide some relief for him, we will be facing a very difficult decision.
I am noticing that my skin is changing. Again. At one time I had non-problematic skin…no flaking, no pits, splotches, dark circles, no “fine lines,” no wrinkles. These days, I have it all! I sound beautiful, yes? I have been looking for a new makeup. My Revlon ColorStay isn’t friendly to my face any more…where once it was perfect. So, I’m looking at old-lady make up. Any suggestions? I have tried several, and am not finding anything great and wonderful. I’m just hoping I’m not beyond great and wonderful! I do not intend to spend a ton of money, either, though I am willing to spend some. When I think of the mega-bucks I spent on wrinkle cream, lotions, and potions before I got the bad skin…well, I just feel plain snookered! Time stops for no one, and it’s getting harder to disguise that it hasn’t stopped for me, either. I’m tired of fighting it, too. I have even outright admitted my age lately, much to the surprise of at least one person (sideways glance at Gina).
Another thing I can’t deny is how time has touched my parents. Each year that passes, I realize more and more how important they are to me, and how blessed I am. This morning, my dad is in the hospital with some (as of yet) unknown infection.
I made it out on Black Friday. I waited until late in the day, and ventured out to Hobby Lobby (LOVE that store) and Sam’s. Neither place was overly crowded, and I found good parking places at both stores. I didn’t spend a lot of money, either. Yay, me! I also went to Target and WalMart this weekend…it was pretty crowded, but I still found a good parking places. I do love the Christmas Season…but I do not enjoy shopping or crowds. This year, I am actually going to send out Christmas cards!
Have a wonderful Monday!