So, I thought it would be interesting to go back to last year's post around this time and see what was going on in my life a year ago. I had posted it on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009. Let's compare then to now:
Then: My husband had been going through a tough mental breakdown. We were so frustrated that we couldn't find someone to help him. We had an appointment with the local mental health center.
Now: He has been going to the mental health center regularly since then. He is on 3 types of medication. This medication has affected his personality in that he doesn't cut up with people like he once did. I miss that part of him, but I am glad that his mood stays pretty much the same instead of up and down. He was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. Last week he ran out of one of his meds, and I didn't realize it for about 3 days. I quickly went and got them refilled, but I think I am seeing the effects right now because he has been complaining a lot. Hopefully, he will be better in a day or so. He hurt his back a couple of weeks ago, and he missed some work. He's back to work now, but he says that his back is still hurting. He is not happy with his job. I hope most of this is more to do with the mental aspect of it and hoping that it works out...like I said above, in a day or two.
Then: Justin had lost his temp job, and he had a baby on the way, due towards the end of November.
Now: A couple of months ago, Justin FINALLY got a full-time job that he can live with! Chelsea has gone back to school at night, and she has quit her Ruby Tuesday job. My precious granddaughter was born a little early, November 10, due to Chelsea's blood pressure being too high. Millie is even sweeter than I could ever have imagined. They still live in Scottsboro, but I get to see them about once a week.
Then: It was homecoming week & Albertville was gearing up to play Ft. Payne. My boys did not have dates to homecoming, which was fine with me.
Now: I just got in from another game against Ft. Payne. They beat us 49-18. It wasn't homecoming. That comes up next week. So far, I don't have to worry about buying a corsage for a date, either.
So, that's the update. Some things have changed, but some things remain the same. Very interesting.