I'm not sure where you disappeared too, and I'm awfully sorry if I upset you or hurt your feelings. I did not mean to, and I'm afraid I'm too harsh when I don't feel like connecting to the world. I'm not sure what I was upset about, it just went away (I think) without ever manifesting.
More good news. My dad asked Michelle to marry him, and she said yes. They bought some land in Lake Butler, either going to build a house or buy a manufactured home. They plan on getting a new bed soon, so I should have a big kids bed finally! =) Michelle took me shopping today while my dad changed my radiator. She bought me a microwave and a carry-on for my trip to Seattle and a ton of groceries. I'm super blessed.
I've decided also that I want to read 25 books this year. I've read 7 so far, so I'm a little behind on pace. My problem, as is my problem with most everything in my life, is that I can't get started. Once I start something, whoosh, it's done or close to done, but the act of starting is what holds me back. A tip on one of the uncluttering blogs I follow is the one-minute rule. If something takes a minute or less, just do it now. So often, some of the minor things we put off or dread take less than a minute. And when we put them off, they tend to add up or cause problems that take much much longer than a minute to solve. It is an easy, simple preventative measure that actually helps me feel good about doing the crap jobs around the house. I've also taken up with keeping the kitchen cleaner on a consistent basis--no dishes piling up, cleaning up messes as soon as possible. Just in general a more proactive approach, rather than a stressful reactive approach.
So my goal for this week is to be more mindful of the calories I'm consuming and putting in my body. Just watching, taking up keeping track again.