Random threads...

This week I begin a 8 week weight loss contest at work. There are two others on my team and we're equally unmotivated. I don't know if I can do this. Money is tight and it's difficult to eat properly on a uber tight budget. I don't sleep well and I can't lose the stress. So many obstacles. We'll see how it goes. I have invited God along on the journey. That should help.
My 9 year old daughter, my Aunt, My Aunt's grand daughter and I went to Build a bear Workshop last weekend. My daughter had a special Christmas gift given her by my Aunt and Uncle and it was time to build a bear. Josie was very sad approaching Christmas this year. She missed and misses Grandma so badly. She wouldn't really share with anyone what she wanted for Christmas this year. My theory is that things didn't really interest her because she couldn't have what her heart really wanted...Grandma. My Aunt and I decided it would be a good thing for her to have some sort of stuffed animal to be her surrogate hugger in Grandma's absence. They did a really nice job making it a special thing at the store. It touched me to see the caring that happened there. Appropriately she chose the Peace and Friendship bear to be her Grandma's helper.
Enough for now. Maybe I can sleep...praying so.