I've just got a minute before I have to get busy with school work. I've been sick for about a week now (sore throat, headaches, laryngitis, and an upset tummy) and I'm behind on just about everything. At least I finished the reading for one of my classes last night
I have missed you all! I hope things are looking up for those of you who are going through tough times and everyone who's been sick is feeling better.
I'm just here for a minute while I take a sanity break. *HUGE HUGS* to all of you who are going through so much. I wish I had ideas for things that would help, or I was at least near enough to give you a hug in person
My schedule today was busy - get the kids off to school, study, rush to the pool since I was running late from studying longer than I'd intended to, pool exercises, work, and more studying. I normally fit in a mini study session between arriving at work and having to start working, too. I've spent the last 3 1/2 hours studying and my brain needs a break! School hasn't been going quite as smoothly as it did the last couple of semesters. My PT pool exercises have been scheduled for 3 mornings a week, which is when I would normally get all my school work done. So as of Monday, I'll be going in after work
My brain is tired. I think I'll go do something that doesn't require much thinking
Lou - No, you definitely are not the only woman who hates shoe shopping. I have one pair of tennis shoes, one pair of sandals, and a pair of rubber shoes (can't find rubber boots that fit me correctly). Any other shoes I own are ones I'm either no longer allowed to wear (no heels since back surgery) or I bought them when I had surgery so I could slip them on without bending.
I also have one pair of house slippers that my kids gave me for christmas almost two years ago.
If I can't wear my (broken down) sandals or tennis shoes, it's probably not a place I want to go
I'm just on for a minute. Dinner will be done soon and school started on Tuesday of this week. I have reading to do for two classes and an assignment to start.
My pool exercises are going fairly well. The therapist who is supervising me added two new exercises. It really took a lot out of me today, but DH went to the store and is making dinner
It's really nice to be back at work (in a school), volunteering (in another school), and back in school myself. Some form of "school" and "education" fill up most of my waking hours during the school year lol
Tomorrow will be a fun and busy day. I'm getting my hair cut and we have errands to run afterwards.
I've got to run. I need to try to finish reading my assigned chapters tonight so I'll have more time for everything else this weekend.
We're all writing short posts today lol I always wake up early, but this time I was able to get back to sleep. It's either I get up early and I'm more tired than usual or I manage to get back to sleep and then I hurt a lot more when I wake up. It won't be so bad in a few hours
I'm having an awful time finding where that line has disappeared to. I have started breaking up my errands over several days, but I'm still doing too much. I spent about half an hour in the pool, doing easy exercises, and made two short stops to pick up my books for this semester and to get the last couple of things for my curtains (drapery rod & buttons). It was too much
I've got two loads of laundry that have to be done today (already have one load in the washer) and I'll be picking up DS15 this afternoon. He's spent the last couple of nights with his best friend and his best friend's mom is supposed to be off work this afternoon, so we'll get to catch up. I had planned on working on my curtains some more and repotting the other half of The Beast today, but now I'm thinking it's probably not a good idea.
MiMi - I hope Alec has an easy transition and he likes his new teacher I'm sure he'll be making a lot of new friends soon.
Teelady - Yuck - storms are such an unpleasant thing to wake up to. I hope it isn't aggravating your FM symptoms.
Linda R. - I hope your weather stays nice while you're running errands.
Time for me to figure out something for breakfast. Hhmmm...I think DH is trying to hint at something. I've been sitting here for half an hour and just now realized he left a slurpee cup and change sitting on my desk lol Just goes to show how well aware of my surroundings I am (not) this morning
I'm feeling pretty good this morning I wasn't feeling too well for most of yesterday, but DH & I were able to spend some time together late in the evening so the day ended well. It's noisy around here this morning. The strata council that was in charge before we moved in here didn't maintain the property as they should have, so the 'new' strata council is working on repairing things. All of our fences in our back yards are being taken down this week. I'm hoping they'll move on to the exterior walls after the new fences are up. We have several areas where the shingles are loose or have come off.
It's so good to have my family back together again. It just doesn't feel right when DS15 is away visiting his father. Other than when I had my back surgery (both kids had to stay with their fathers for a few weeks), neither of my kids had been away from me for more than a week or two before we moved here.
MiMi, I hope your furkid's new meds help soon. Maybe he just needs to be on them for a while longer before they start working well?
It's MUCH cooler today! I definitely prefer the 60s and 70s to 90* weather. Our heat index was 100 or more a couple of days ago.
I've been busy today. I had to run to walmart this morning to pick up chocolate milk for DH & DS12, and found a padded lap desk for $12. I have a hard time using my laptop sometimes because of the pressure on my legs. This should help quite a bit
I was smart and only went to one grocery store after walmart. I wasn't able to get everything I needed there, but it's probably better for me to put it off until later today or sometime tomorrow. It sure gets annoying to have to break things down over several days or trips instead of getting it all done at once. Oh well...at least I found my old starbucks gift card and had enough to get myself a treat I usually only get white chocolate mochas about once a year, if that, but this one makes two this year
~air hugs~ I hope you've all had a fun, relaxing weekend
I hope you're all having a good weekend. I was busy earlier and now I'm paying for it. But I got a few things done that needed to be done, so it's not so bad. DS15 went shopping with me, so I was able to get a lot of the big stuff taken care of.
I'd better get off here so I can get dinner started. DH had to cook again last night because I wasn't feeling too well. We usually try to trade off or cook together, but my body's been saying NO far too often lately.
As well as I can figure, my FM symptoms began not too long after my hysterectomy. I was 22 then and I'm 33 now. I still have at least one of my ovaries and I haven't gone through menopause yet. DH teases me frequently about my 'hot flashes' and keeps saying I'm menopausal View Thread
I hope you've all had a good week It's been a long week for me. I had my exercise program on Monday morning, DS15 came home Wednesday morning, and I took both kids with me this morning when I went back to the gym. DS12 swims in the pool and DS15 kept me company (and did some working out of his own, too). The program I've been following so far seems to be aggravating my FM symptoms, so starting Monday I'll be using the pool instead of some of the machines.
My body seems to be going haywire lately, as far as the FM goes. I'm to the point where I'm wondering if my bad flare ever really ended. I'm not hurting nearly as much as I was (6-8 now instead of 8-9 during this last flare), but it's still bad every afternoon & evening. I feel ok for a few hours and then it hits HARD and doesn't ease up until late at night.
I'm back to feeling angry and sad. There are so many things I want to do, but can't. Like today - I only managed to get through my exercise program and one short trip to a grocery store. I still need to go to three more stores this weekend. DH tries to help me and he points it out when I should stop doing something. I'm trying to learn to accept it gracefully when he says something about me needing to stop, but it hurts to hear it.
MiMi and angelswife - I hope PT starts working for you both soon. It can be hard to find the right fit, with both the therapist and the PT program. I hope you both have good therapists who will work with you.
Linda R. - I hope your hep C test comes back negative. There always seems to be something new to worry about
Teelady - Have fun with your friends this weekend and I hope you'll continue to get plenty of rest
Lou - Have fun tomorrow We're having our version of a heat wave right now - in the 90s and no wind. At least the humidity is low! I'm so happy we don't get high temperatures very often since we don't have AC!
cece - I hope your computer starts behaving itself. I got a new one a couple of weeks ago and it's had plenty of issues already. I had to restore it to factory settings (after installing all my programs and moving nearly everything to it from my old computer) not too long after I got it and last weekend I had to reformat it. I'm *hoping* it'll behave now.
I need to get off here so I can make dinner. Hope you all are having a great end to your week and you have something fun to do this weekend I'm planning on a few hours of reading and maybe a little game time.