Morning Coffee and Coyotes

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Hey friends. I’m just sitting here having my morning coffee and thinking about how blessed we are. I’m not too sure what I should blog about today and the daily prompt was a little too heavy for me. Our new home is coming along and we love it! A friend of mine in the area was able to come over and visit for a few hours the other day. 🙂

I’ve been trying to get back into my routine of daily exercise. Nothing major right now, just walking. I’m signed up on the app NextDoor and I’m seeing a lot of posts about coyotes in the area. I haven’t run up on any yet and I don’t plan to! I’ve been taking Moki to the dog park just to be on the safe side. I’m only willing to walk on the streets when Cedric and I go together to take Moki out.

I was able to get a free membership at Planet Fitness because of my Silver Sneakers membership! No, I haven’t gone and worked out yet but I promise…. soon. lol I’m fighting with my anxiety every day to do things differently. I’m winning! One step at a time!

Are any of you members of Planet Fitness or Silver Sneakers?

Too Many Balls In The Air

It feels like I have too many balls in the air right now! Sometimes I feel frazzled when too much is happening!

My surgery on the 26th of January went well. I’m back to eating mush until my gums heal, but they are coming along. They are more painful now than when I had the teeth extracted. I guess that’s from the gum “shaving”! In another week or two, the stitches should have come out and I can go back in to redo my impressions.

We are steadily settling into the townhome. There are a lot of differences from the old apartment, but that’s what we wanted. Moki hasn’t truly gotten to enjoy the backyard yet, especially now with the ice coverage. Spring is coming for her!

Hubby is home with us until Friday because of this Texas weather. I always love his company ❤️. We have been watching Netflix, Prime and Hulu like crazy! We started a new series on Prime this morning called Three Pines. We are only on episode 3, but it seems pretty good. Hubby and I love a good mystery!

I’m really looking forward to this weather breaking. I’m not a fan of winter at all. It’s actually kind of depressing. Moki doesn’t seem to like it much either! Life goes on. We shall be victorious! 😅


What many people don’t understand is that people with depression have so many things to deal with that they don’t ever get mentioned. The thoughts about everything going on can really weigh on you. We have a whole second set of things to handle beyond the surface. All I can do is my best.

Life Changes: We Are All Moved In

We have finally moved to the next city over into a townhouse. We finally have a backyard for Moki to run around in (not that she is enjoying it yet). I don’t think she realizes that it’s hers. There is some work that needs to be done to it, but we’re excited! . We have boxes and crap everywhere, but we are finally in here!

Small Backyard for Moki

Our plan is to rent here for 2 to 3 years and then finance a home…our first.

We have a million boxes to unpack before I can settle in but Cedric did a lot of work to get the important things done. Most of the kitchen and living room are livable, so I can manage. I just wanted to pop in and let everyone know that I am still around! Just busy!

Our new neighborhood has a Walkability score of 60, so I’m anxious to get moving. I’ve gained a few pounds back and I’m not happy about it! We want this move to be a new beginning for our family and it will be as long as we make some necessary changes.

Thank you, Lord, that the move went smoothly.

Morning Coffee Breakthrough

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I feel like today is going to be a slow day. I’m here with my cup of coffee and Moki trying to figure out my plans. I know I need to pack some things. We are moving to a townhouse in February and so I’ve been trying to pack slowly so I don’t feel overwhelmed at the last minute. But truth be told, my sister made a good point when I mentioned this to her:

“You can throw all of that stuff out because you obviously don’t need it”.

Meaning, if I can pack it up six months out, then do I really need it at all? I hadn’t thought of it that way! It makes me want to go back through what I’ve packed and reevaluate everything! I’ve been told by my husband that I do tend to hold onto things for no reason.

OK. I guess that’s my plan for this day. To purge. This move starts a new journey in our lives, so I need to let go of the old to make room for the new!

PS. In case I haven’t mentioned it lately, I just want to say that I appreciate everyone who has ever stopped by my blog. I so appreciate the love and encouragement from all of you!

The Meme That Stopped Me in My Tracks!

I came across a meme the other day that said,

“5 years ago, you dreamed about where you are now!”

Now THAT is something to think about.

5 years ago, I was just marrying the love of my life. I was still working but struggling with anxiety every day. I had just gone through kidney surgery a year before. We lived in a rundown apartment in Pleasant Grove, TX and little did I know that God was moving in unimaginable ways behind the scenes!

So many wonderful things happened in the next five years:

  • My marriage
  • My 9 weeks of residential PTSD treatment (yes, that was a good thing!)
  • I finally received 100% VA Disability Compensation that I had been working towards for over 10 years.
  • Hubby and I went on our first ever cruise to the Bahamas!

God has truly blessed us! I have a 24-year-old son who is out on his own, working and enjoying his life. Oops, I forgot something big! Moki!!

Moki Baby

We got our baby when she was 8 weeks old and eventually, I fell in love with her. It took a minute, but we made it!

Don’t let anyone make you believe that things can’t change!

Short Story: Walking is Dangerous!

Walking Moki

It’s been a rough few days for me. Who knew that walking could add to that?! I’m waiting to talk to my doctor next week about my insomnia. It’s not new, but I’m tired of dealing with it. I’ve been trying not to ask for a sleeping pill, but I don’t really have a choice now. My husband is complaining of me being “gripey” during the day!

I took something to make me sleep all day yesterday, so this morning, I figured I would get up and walk my dog, Moki. Just a quick mile outside of the apartment complex…I went around 10 am and that wasn’t early enough! I had made the turn and we were on our way back when I started feeling faint! Thankfully, there was shade in various places, so each time I got to it, I stopped. I even had to sit down on this perch I found to catch my breath.

See, I’m a diabetic and I got up this morning and decided to walk without eating or drinking anything! I knew that was iffy, but I did it anyway. Lesson Learned! I thought my blood sugar would be low when I got back in and checked it, but it was 241!! I don’t know what was going on, so I’ve just been resting ever since.

My blood sugar is back to normal now, so I’m good. I just need to talk to my doctor about a few things to put my mind at ease…and oh yeah, I need to get that shingles shot, since I’m 50 now!

Should I be concerned about this shingles vaccine?