Good Monday one and all. I hope your today is a good one and that fibro issues and pain are not a part of it.
It's sunny right now, and warm, but rain showers are due in later. The rain is coming in from the west as what's left over from the storms that caused so much flooding in California. Nothing like that due here tho. Thank goodness for that.
I have few plans for my today. I have a 1:30 appointment to get my back adjusted. ( I go again for that on Wed and then again on Friday this week only.) Maybe I'll go to Hobby Lobby for a few small Christmas ornaments afterwards. Love the stores in December that are all decorated in all their holiday finery. Bright reds, silvers, gold and greens. So much twinkle. Love the music and the Happy Holiday wishes you hear. Lovely.
On Wednesday I get my bi yearly lubricant in my left knee. Not fun but if it staves off knee surgery I'm taking it. After that pretty much done with yearly's and bi yearlies. Having fibro isn't just painful it's always having to see doctors for this symptom and that. Doctors and more doctors. It gets so old.
Nancy, it was lovely yesterday. Venders all dressed in Victorian clothes. Groups of carolers singing period songs. Musicians on each block playing violins and horns with happy songs of the holidays.They had a snow machine up on the roof of a store and every so often you'd see snow that left small snowflakes drifting along in the air and since it was cold it just felt so right. It was crowded though with so many people walking down the main street with booths where cars would be parked. The stores were all open but so crowded.
I only bought some silver glitter beeswax candles.So pretty worth the long wait to pay for them. DH spent his money on a bag of kettle corn and candied pecans. The man who was roasting chestnuts had left so I didn't get to buy any. There were food trucks parked on side streets but the lines to order were way too long to interest either of us in ordering. We stopped a jamba juice on the way home and got something instead. It was a nice few hours and even though lovely as all get out this will be my last year going to it. Well maybe.
Okay need to get this day moving along so will close this post here by wishing each of you the very best day possible. Gentle hugs, Linda RView Thread
Good Sunday one and all. I hope this day finds each of you in a good place and that your day is fibro pain and issue free.
It's overcast here and around 40. I am getting tired of sunless days. Looked at the long range forecast and it will stay warmer than normal for December. Nice. No chance of snow here this month or for Christmas and I know my GC are not going to like that. I on the other hand am over the moon happy that we've gone this far into December without either snow or ice. Yea that!
Today DH and I are heading up to Old Town Franklin to be a part of the holiday cheer. The main town square is decked out in all things that say Victorian Christmas. Music, dress, foods.. a very nice way to spend an afternoon.
Like so many here we've attended Christmas parties the past few days. Wednesday we attended one that was given for the GM retirees. Nice. Last night we attended on for Knights of Columbus, 4th degree, at our Catholic Church. Also, very nice. Today before heading to Old Town Franklin DH is part of an Honor Guard at mass celebrating the Feast Day for Our Lady of Guadalupe. And this too is a nice event to be part of. Food is always good too. Next weekend Lowes is having their company party. And then it's Christmas. Gosh this month went by fast.
Speaking of fast I have to exit here. I have to get the day going. Here's wishing each of you a wonderful day... Gentle hugs, Linda RView Thread
Laura thank you so much for the post about our family loss. I am hopeful that 2015 will be a much better one for all of us.
We have family in Portland and Seattle and heard their horror stories about their trees down and power outages. Am glad that they, and you, got through it safe and sound.
Be so careful when you have a shingles outbreak as you can pass it on. I got the shingles vaccination and have been outbreak free for 3 years. You many want to look into getting the vaccination for it as well.
Good TGIF to one and to all. I do hope that your today is going well and that fibro issues and pain are not a part of your day.
Gosh it seems as though it has been forever since I've had a chance to stop by and wish everyone well. It's been just up and down with me the past few weeks. Reasons: I have been sick with a really bad, and never ending, fibro flare, for one. Then busy on other days playing catch up. Between getting caught up with the things I didn't get done on the 'down and out' days and being sick on others the weeks have just gotten away from me.
And I too love the holiday season which is in full swing now. <3 The sights and the sounds of the season are just wonderful. It's getting cold here as well so it is feeling like Christmas time. I don't think we'll be getting Christmas Eve snow but the chill in the air is making it feel as it will. Nice.
DH and I have gotten all the lights outside up and they went on the first of December like we had hoped. The inside of the house looks quite cheerie.We found a lot of our family ornaments over at our DD's house so they went up onto the tree. Very pretty. Also, DH and I had a Christmas get together with our middle and youngest daughter in Gatlinburg,TN last weekend and I bought the loveliest glass Mistletoe ornament.It is just so lovely. I have it hanging up over the door between our kitchen and living room. It catches the light from the back windows and just livens up the living room.
Have to make this short as I have my 3 month appointment with my Neurologist for my 'trigger point' shots in an hour. A not to miss for me. Having been so ill these past weeks with fibro symptoms I don't want to add migraines to the mix. And I am finishing up the last of my bi yearly appointments next week and will be done with dr visits until May and June. Well except for my yearly eye exam in January and the dentist.
Once again the shadow of death has come to our family. DH's niece passed away quietly yesterday losing her 2 1/2 year battle with terminal breast to bone cancer. DH and I are so sad to lose her, but, she suffered so much this past year we are relieved she no longer has pain. And just hours after getting the news of her passing we find out DH's ex sister in law is losing her 5 year struggle with Lupus. We have had so much loss and sorrow this year I doubt we can absorb much more.
Okay, will close this here with best wishes to each of you for a wonderful day. Gentle hugs Linda RView Thread
Good Cyber Monday one and all. I do hope that everyone is well and that fibro issues and pain have not been an issue.
I have been MIA again, Lost of things keeping me away from the laptop lately. I hope everyone has been doing well since last I was able to check in.
It's overcast here today. Yesterday was 70 something and sunshine most of the day. I hear we are to have strong storms at some point today. Hope not, but I haven't even been watching the news of late so I will have to look into our local weather for today.
I have done some Cyber Monday shopping and saved a lot. I didn't do a single store last Friday and don't feel I've missed out on anything. DH and I have so much and need so little these days. Our DD's are getting money as our the GC. I have gotten one thoughtful gift to put under their tree and then they will have a card with money. So for me shopping this year will be a one and done kind of deal.
Cory, again let me say how very sorry I am for your mother's hospitalization. I am sending prayers your way.
Not a lot for me to post about today, just checking in to say Hello and wish everyone a wonderful day.
Good Saturday everybody. I do hope that your weekend is starting nicely and that the weekend will be fibro issue and pain free.
Well it's going to be nice and warm for us here in middle TN. 62 during the day and only 49 tonight. There is rain due in tomorrow afternoon and because it will be warm at 63 the line of storms may turn strong. UGH
DD and family are due here around one to help put out the Christmas lights. I usually don't put things out till after Thanksgiving but DD wants the house to look festive for the little ones on thursday. OK I can go with that. DH is coming home early to help put things up on the second story roof. Knowing the family was coming today DH and I went through the lights a few days ago and we have enough lights to been seen from space if DD thinks to put them up.
Spent the last few days nursing the cold that I thought I had gotten ahead of. Nope. To add insult to injury I am also in a fibro flare. This is not uncommon for during the holiday season. It's either a cold or the never ending flare. I hate winter. I hate the cold that triggers the flares.
I haven't heard back from my GYN test, but at least that yearly exam is behind me. Now it's on to my other appointments. Monday I see my Urologist for my bi yearly exam. Over the next few weeks it will be a flurry of bi yearly or yearly medical appointments until the week right before Christmas. But when done, if all is well with me, I will not have to see a doctor until May or June. Yeah that.
Am still waiting with sadness for the sad news phone calls that will come soon.My best friend was keeping in touch with me by phone last week. This week a few fb messages. Now those have stopped. I am sure the doctors sent her home Wed so she could be at home when the time for her to stop overcomes. And that is a good thing. I know it is what she wants.
I called my life long friend yesterday to talk about her soon to arrive grandson. But when I hadn't gotten a call back and when she didn't return my calls I left a call me back it's urgent message she finally did. I asked her why she hadn't called me back she said she hadn't called me before because she didn't want to hear the news that our friend had passed. Death affects those close and those not so close to the person. And honestly I do believe that she too has had too much sad news from me this past year. I wish I didn't have to know either.
Except for the visit from my DD and family I have a low key day going on. And this is good I feel so lethargic and run down.
Okay, let me wish everyone a wonderful pain day. To those here who are dealing with a snow dig out I send <<HUGS>>
Good Thursday one and all. As per my usual I wish each of you a fibro issue and pain free day.
It's a bit warmer here today with lots of sunshine. It should go up to about 48 here and then down to 28 tonight. We'll get all the way up to 60 on Saturday with, again, rain. Then we'll be looking for thunderstorms to roll in with the warm temps. Some might be strong. Just what we need possible tornadoes and a trip down into the cellar.
Let me say Thank You to all those who posted about my SIL. With the knowledge, in advance, of someone's closeness to death it's always hard to get one's head around it. Your understanding and warmth helped me. I am dealing with it day by day and knowing that she is in so much pain I know, that for her, moving on will be a relief. I am getting some comfort in that. But it's never easy to say goodbye to someone you've spent over half your life with.
Got my GYN yearly out of the way. Waiting now for the pap smear results. I forgot to ask the dr when can I stop taking the pap. I heard it was 70 so I have a few years yet to do these if that's the number you get to stop at. I also wanted to double check what the suggested age mammograms can stop. I have been taking both every year since the age of 35, for no other reason than better safe than sorry. I have also been getting the flu shot for the same amount of time and have been told over and over the shot is a waste of time. ??
No plans for my day. Maybe a trip to some discount stores but that's about all. Slow days are the best.
Okay, let me wish each of you a good day. I know many of us have been dealing with frigid cold, record snowfall or both. I wish each of you a warm day, no snow and relief from any more of this bad weather.