So much for the bright and promising future that I foresaw in the last post. The past month and a half has been exceptionally painful.
A couple of days after I last posted I heard that a good friend had died suddenly of cancer. She had so many plans for her recent early retirement, and she had no time at all to pursue any of them.
Then, two weeks after that, and one week before Christmas, my boyfriend of 16.5 years announced that he’d found someone else and we were finished. She’s just barely over half his age. “Devastated” doesn’t quite cover it, somehow. I’ve been so numb ever since that I’m barely functional.
Needless to say, nothing much constructive has been done around the house in the last six weeks.
On a more positive note, I’ve managed to lose 28 lbs over the last few months, putting me at the halfway mark in my goal to lose all the weight I put on a few years ago due to medication. Yay me!
I’m hoping that the rest of 2011 will be an improvement over the beginning few weeks. To quote HRM Elizabeth II, this has been an “annus horribilus” so far.