Monday Musings 1/29/18

The Girl's Got Sole - Monday Musings

Happy Monday! I know, Mondays are not always our favorite day of the week, but we’ve got to stay positive. I’ve learned that your attitude, your frame of mind can dictate so much about how your day will go. That said, I’m choosing to see this as a happy, good one!

Over the weekend, I went to go see my grandmother. Nana lives in an assisted living home, and it’s been kind of hard for me to think of her needing so much help to get through the day. This was my first visit to see in in far too long, and while it wasn’t the easiest thing, I am glad I did it.

Nana is 90 years old, and since her multiple falling episodes last year, her brain isn’t the same. She tends to only comprehend some of what you say to her, and she isn’t always there mentally. On my visit, she seemed to think my mom and I were there for some sort of meeting. Then, when the meeting didn’t seem to be happening, she told us that it was rude of these people to call a meeting and not show up. We told her that we were there to visit her, and it didn’t matter. Still, it bothered my grandmother.

The Girl's Got Sole - Nana & me

Seeing a family member go through this, and not being the person you once knew is rough. It saddens me, and while I plan on seeing her whenever I can, I choose to remember her for who she used to be. Nana used to be a great person to talk to about all sorts of things, especially news and politics. We didn’t always agree, but I miss being able to have a real conversation with her.

I was glad that my mom came with me, made the visit a little easier. It was also nice that I got a chance to see my Uncle George, who came by as we sat there with Nana. He’s been going through a lot himself health-wise, so I pray things get better for him soon. I look forward to having some family time again next month when my Aunt Kyle comes down for a visit. The family used to get together regularly when I was growing up, and in the last few years, that hasn’t happened like it used to.

That was the main highlight of my weekend, seeing my Nana and being able to do it with mom. And of course, I enjoyed a great run with my group that Saturday morning. We changed things up and ran in Apopka for some Florida hills. I definitely need to start doing more of those with First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon coming up in March!

The Girl's Got Sole - Saturday running group

On Sunday, I woke up with a crummy migraine. This annoyance took away half of my day. I ended up going back to sleep and finally was able to get out the door and hit the gym a bit after lunchtime. I was glad that it calmed down because I hate having to miss a workout. Stinks that I lost part of the day to the migraine though. Praise God that it went away.

The weekend is just never long enough, no matter how you look at it. I always say that we need another day between Saturday and Sunday. Ha! 🙂

Looking at this week, I’ve got 44 hours to work (we have been on required OT since January 2nd), and have my regular workouts on the schedule. I should also have an announcement by week’s end, something I’m really excited about! I can’t wait to let everyone know, as it’s something I’m really excited to be a part of.

How was your weekend? Did you do anything with family or friends?


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