It's beginning to feel like winter

@BelleStarr (61046)
United States
December 20, 2022 4:33pm CST
Hello everyone, I just got back in after running errands with Kasey. It is frigid outside, low 30s. And we have an artic freeze coming for Christmas. Friday we expect 2-3 inches of rain and then the freeze on Saturday and Sunday which may mean icy road conditions. Not much news here. We plod along as usual. In early November we went up to North Conway NH and did some shopping and took a steam train ride. It was a nice change of scenery. Then I spent a week with my brother in Vermont, also nice. My grandson Danny is staying at my house which means I don't have to worry about it, which is good. I have been doing a lot of writing, Danny says my writing is my alcohol, my way to escape, I agree but we all do what we need to do to survive. We've already had some snow but it is all melted now. I try to keep myself as busy as possible, I drive Chris to work and Kasey picks him up. He has been made the assistant manager which is good for him, his hard work is recognized. Josh has been promoted to assistant manager too at the Dollar General where he works, so also a good worker. We are making plans for Christmas eve and Christmas day. The boys will be here Christmas eve, Josh and Chris have to work but they will be here when they get out. It is a casual evening, with pizza and snacks. Christmas day it is prime rib and ham. Kasey's mother-in-law will join us and Jason and Jen. That's about it for me. I have given up going to the Y, it is just too far from here. I am going to have to develop an exercise program for myself. I may need a total shoulder replacement, I am still deciding if it is worth the inconvenience it will cause me. I hope everyone has a very happy holiday no matter what you celebrate. Happy Hanukkah, and Merry Christmas and if you don't celebrate then I wish you well.
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@celticeagle (162765)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Dec 22
Sounds like a festive time for you. Writing is a good escape. I journaled for many years. It is a very good therapy. Happy holidays.
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@BelleStarr (61046)
• United States
21 Dec 22
Happy holidays to you as well. It isn't always easy to be festive at this time of year but it is family time for sure. I haven't journaled in years, I know I should it helps with grief but I'm not ready for deep thought yet lol
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@celticeagle (162765)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Dec 22
@BelleStarr .......I know how that is. Maybe you can make it a new year's resolution.
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@LadyDuck (466075)
• Switzerland
21 Dec 22
Hello, it's nice to see you around. We are having a very quiet Christmas together. My husband get very tired doing very little things, so we stay home. Happy Holidays to you.
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@BelleStarr (61046)
• United States
21 Dec 22
Happy Holidays to you too Anna and a very happy New Year.
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@LadyDuck (466075)
• Switzerland
21 Dec 22
@BelleStarr To you too Belle, I hope to see a better one.
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@just4him (314069)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Dec 22
I'm glad you had an interesting trip to Vermont and New Hampshire. It's good you had your grandson watch the house while you were gone. Merry Christmas. I hope the day is perfect.
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@BelleStarr (61046)
• United States
31 Dec 22
I hope you had a lovely Christmas and I bet you have plenty of snow. We got rain here.
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@just4him (314069)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Dec 22
@BelleStarr We did have. We got seven inches with the major storm that hit us and the rest of the country. It's gone now except for some snow piles. We had a record-breaking 51 degrees a couple of days ago. Yes, I had a wonderful Christmas with my son, his girlfriend, and her father. My grandson showed up for dessert, bearing a beautiful gift.
@Courtlynn (67031)
• United States
27 Dec 22
I know you said you'd come on but I for whatever reason, forgot to come on myself to see if you ever did.. so.. just seeing this, sorry. Lol. I hope you had as good of a Christmas as possible with your family.. and I'm jealous of your prime rib.
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@BelleStarr (61046)
• United States
30 Dec 22
It was wonderful prime rib, very tasty, it was a big hit. We had a very nice Christmas, all the boys were here. I hope you're was wonderful as well.
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@Courtlynn (67031)
• United States
31 Dec 22
@BelleStarr it was pretty good over here. Few things that upset me other than my girl not being here another year, but did my best to celebrate! Thank you.
@kobesbuddy (77314)
• East Tawas, Michigan
20 Dec 22
I also write and read, to get away from the situations of everyday life. My sister had her shoulder operated on, now she's doing real good! Merry Christmas to you and your family, Belle:)
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@BelleStarr (61046)
• United States
21 Dec 22
Merry Christmas to you too Kharla and a very wonderful New Year.
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@BelleStarr (61046)
• United States
21 Dec 22
@kobesbuddy Thank you Kharla, yes he is very good and it does comfort me.
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@kobesbuddy (77314)
• East Tawas, Michigan
21 Dec 22
@BelleStarr God is very good to his children and he love you, Belle:) xoxo
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@LindaOHio (165281)
• United States
21 Dec 22
So glad to hear from you! You were missed. Thanks so much for the update. Sounds like you will have a nice Christmas. We are hunkering down for this s**w storm that's coming Thursday and Friday. I'm sorry to hear about your shoulder replacement. I may need one too; but I'm putting off going to get an X-ray. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Don't be such a stranger!!!
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@BelleStarr (61046)
• United States
21 Dec 22
I had an MRI that showed severe arthritis, a bone spur, a tear, a cyst, and fluid. lol Is that all I ask? So it is pretty far gone and I feel a lot of weakness in my arm. I hate the thought of surgery but it is affecting my sleep. I did 6 months of PT with no improvement.
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@LindaOHio (165281)
• United States
22 Dec 22
@BelleStarr A replacement will make you feel so much better. I had a knee and hip replacement which stopped the pain in those parts. Good luck with the surgery!
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@rebelann (111942)
• El Paso, Texas
21 Dec 22
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, I'm so glad to hear you're doing well.
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@rebelann (111942)
• El Paso, Texas
31 Dec 22
It's so good to see you here. I hope you're having a lot of real world things keeping you busy.
@BelleStarr (61046)
• United States
31 Dec 22
Thank you and tight back at you. I look forward to a better 2023.
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@RebeccasFarm (87187)
• United States
20 Dec 22
Yes if you can manage without the shoulder replacement I would reconsider..I understand that Belle. Anyway, so good to see you here and I know this Christmas will be different for you..it is for me too Wish I could have gone with you up North..you know I love New England xo A very Merry Christmas to you all there Belle. Love to you Oh update here for us we had moved to a new place well not new but down the road a piece and I had been sick a long time but starting to pick up.
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@BelleStarr (61046)
• United States
31 Dec 22
A very merry Christmas to you as well. I will be going to Vermont again soon I'm sure. I wish I could take you with me. I'm so glad you have moved and so sorry to hear you are not well. Lots of love heading your way and prayers for your health as well.
• United States
31 Dec 22
@BelleStarr Doing a bit better now thank you Belle. Oh yes I would have so loved to go with you. I pray you are well.
@Juliaacv (49372)
• Canada
20 Dec 22
I see blue skies in your photo, we do not get alot of that at this time of the year. Today is the last day of autumn, tomorrow we begin the season of winter. I love to read about your family and how you are all trudging along as you call it, although I am sure that there is much laughter and fun as you trudge. Merry Christmas to you and to you lovely family.
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@BelleStarr (61046)
• United States
31 Dec 22
Thank you yes, we do laugh a lot and talk about all the funny things Al's used to say. He was a funny guy lol I love reading about your granddaughters as well and I hope your holidays were amazing.
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@Juliaacv (49372)
• Canada
31 Dec 22
@BelleStarr That makes me so relieved to hear that now you can speak of Al and his funny ways. I know that when we first lose a loved one, it is just too painful to speak of them, our hearts have to heal a bit first and our minds need to realize that they were here but are gone. That can take time, but it sounds like Al's memory is alive and well. The twins were so busy here on Christmas day. It was fun, but tiring also. They crawl everywhere, and find something-anything, to pull themselves up with. Harper is a climber, so her hands are always over her head to see what she can pull herself higher up. She took a hold of the end of the tablecloth and almost brought that and all of the dishes down. It would have been comical, but sad also. Your heart must just be so full of sweet memories of your grandchildren as you have so many. In my experience, besides the true love of my life (my hubs) the grands are richest blessings for me.
@marlina (154156)
• Canada
21 Dec 22
Lovely to hear from you again.
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@BelleStarr (61046)
• United States
22 Dec 22
Thank you and good to hear from you too.
@marlina (154156)
• Canada
21 Dec 22
Happy holidays to you and your family.
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@BelleStarr (61046)
• United States
22 Dec 22
Thank you and the same to you.
@wolfgirl569 (99651)
• Marion, Ohio
21 Dec 22
Glad to see you back and hear things are going good.
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@BelleStarr (61046)
• United States
22 Dec 22
Thanks and I hope allis well with you. I know I have missed a lot in the last year.
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@wolfgirl569 (99651)
• Marion, Ohio
22 Dec 22
@BelleStarr Good here. Just waiting to see what this storm does here.
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@RubyHawk (99410)
• Atlanta, Georgia
21 Dec 22
It’s nice to see you back on Mylot. If you remember you invited me to Mylot after Bubblews closed down. It’s good to see you are doing well. I’m still doing my best but as you know it isn’t easy. But we keep keeping on. I spend a lot of time writing too. It helps keep me sane. Hope you have a good Christmas with family. I hope you don’t have to have the surgery.
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@BelleStarr (61046)
• United States
22 Dec 22
Thanks, Ruby, I know you know what I am going through, it is unimaginable this grief but I have so much love and happiness too. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and here's to a better new year.
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@RubyHawk (99410)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Dec 22
@BelleStarr Thank you, and here’s to a better day for both of us. Have a wonderful Christmas.
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@Adie04 (17360)
21 Dec 22
For me, it's not beginning to feel like winter or Christmas, but it's beginning to feel like I'm getting old
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@BelleStarr (61046)
• United States
31 Dec 22
Well I am old so I guess that is the difference lol
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@Adie04 (17360)
31 Dec 22
@BelleStarr LOL! We are getting older everyday
@RasmaSandra (76093)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
21 Dec 22
Glad to hear you'll have family around you at Christmas, I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas,
• United States
21 Dec 22
Happy to see you stop by and update us all. I'm glad you and the family are doing ok and getting through each day as best as you can. Sorry to hear about your shoulder. Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year!
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@BelleStarr (61046)
• United States
22 Dec 22
Thank you so much, I think of you every time we go down to the cottage in PA. We planned to go to the Christmas market in Bethlehem this year, it is a favorite of ours but Jack had a basketball game and life here got in the way. Merry Christmas to you too.
@JudyEv (331375)
• Rockingham, Australia
21 Dec 22
So nice to hear from you again. I hope you enjoy the Christmas season and manage to stay warm. We'll be trying to stay cool.
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@BelleStarr (61046)
• United States
31 Dec 22
lol I know it is so hard for me to imagine December as being summer. I hope you had a great Christmas as well.
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@Lucky15 (37377)
• Philippines
21 Dec 22
sending you my warm greetings, merry Christmas!
@Elizaby (6901)
• Pensacola, Florida
21 Dec 22
Glad to see your post and that you are doing ok. I haven't posted much either as many who I communicate with aren't posting either. Please message me the best address so I get your Christmas card in the mail.
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@BelleStarr (61046)
• United States
31 Dec 22
THank you for your card. I appreciate it. I haven't done any this year, I just wasn't up for it but I hope by next year things will be better.
@porwest (80976)
• United States
21 Dec 22
Looks like you have a very busy schedule ahead. It seems like winter is rearing its ugly head here too. Although I am in Dubuque, Iowa right now on business and off to Milwaukee tomorrow. It should make the travels fun because they are calling for extreme cold and lots of snow. I am hoping to bypass all of it before I arrive back home Thursday night. Wish me luck.