I have had a very hard time getting the energy to blog. John trip went on forever and I sunk into a slight depression. I tried to stay busy with friends ( I have the best friends) and of course I worked a great deal.
Sadie and I went through Halloween with John. I had wanted to get her a pumpkin outfit and John had told me that he didn't think I should dress up the dog. WELL, since he wasn't home to care about it I picked up this mailman outfit just for him! He was a mailman/postmaster...so there!! I took Sadie over to my sisters for some trick or treat fun and then sat lonely at my house for about 15 kids. One little boy went running up the driveway yelling, "Mom, they have a mailman dog in there". Sadie did love greeting all the kids at the door.
I enjoyed a fall afternoon with Michael, Lisa and Payton. We walked in the fall leaves and did a little bowling! It was a nice distraction. It was good to spend time with them and get out of my lonely home. I love having them so close now.
John finally came home. He was gone for over 6 weeks. He most of the time seems in better spirits and has been much better about expressing his feelings to me. This has been a hard struggle and I know it isn't going to be fun. But for now, we are starting have more fun and I see pieces of the old John back.
We had our Thanksgiving meal at Michael and Lisa's house. They prepared a wonderful meal. It was very relaxing going to their home and having a small crowd. Two nights later they treated us to a night out at the theater to see A Christmas Story put on at the Tacoma Little Theater. It was so much fun.
There has been a lot of things happening in our lives as late. There have been other sad news in our family this fall. I am crushed by it and trying hard to understand it all. My son decided he did not want to be in his marriage. My daughter-in-law is so devastated. I was in shock. I thought they would be together for ever. I still hope that he will change his mind and go back. The holidays have been tough on my daughter-in-law and the kids. I cried myself to sleep last night about it. With that note...I will blog about the good part of December and Christmas before the end of the month.
Life does have many ups and downs. I am hoping the new year has many UP times.