Good afternoon everyone. I woke to snow this am. It kept on going until about 11. We have about 5" of fresh fluff. I had to move snow but it wasn't bad with the snow blower. It is the time of year we usually get the most of it here.
I had a cup of coffee with my brother and then got busy. I am doing a few other chores today as well because they have to get done. I have spread them out a bit to keep from crossing the line.
It's back to work tomorrow and we will see how it goes. The DW is pushing me to work as much as they will let me. I wish she could see I am doing as much as I can. I just can't work like I used to without it biting me. Part of me want to argue, part wants to push until I break to prove a point. I went to bed upset and she was argumentative. I woke to no apology, but she was apologetic in her behavior. She is getting better and understanding my limits, but it is still a battle some days.
Things are pretty good today. The sun is out and it's warmer. Tomorrow we get a 2 day cold blast. After that is supposed to be nicer with normal temps.
I hope you all have a wonderful day! Take care everyone.
Good evening everyone. I did try to take it easy yesterday. At noon it was up to almost 30, warmer than it had been in some time. The sum was bright and warm. I was about to drag the boys out to walk down by the lake. Work called, they had a bad breakdown and to the mill I went. I figured it would not take more than an hr or two. I did not pack a lunch or my afternoon Gabapentin. I ended up there until 6:30. It could have been worse. The job went good once parts arrived and I was on my way. I left thinking, this was a hard job and I will be hurting tomorrow.
I usually don't feel the effects of an activity until the next morning. I am a mess today. I did something to my middle spine. I have one vertebra there that I injured way back. It decided to say hello again. It is hard to tilt or twist left. It does not keep me from moving but it is very uncomfortable. My neck, shoulders, knee, and even my abs are upset.
On a good note, I will get almost 60hrs this week and I do not want them all so I took tomorrow and Friday off. I will still be ahead and can have a healing day tomorrow. If I am well I will work Friday and soak up some ot. If not I will get that off too.
I have a massage tomorrow right when I need it most. It will be welcomed for sure. I highly recommend trying massage if you don't. The right therapist can help so much. Finding the right one can be a trick though. I think of them like carpenters. If you can find one who is not very busy they are probably not for a reason. The good ones are booked a ways out.
Work has been very challenging. I am trying to embrace that and not let anything get to me. I try to focus on the solutions, not the problems or their origin. This is not an easy task some days. Today was alright though and life goes on.
I want to wish a Happy Birthday to Cece and Nan's DH.
Cece, glad you had a couple nice little B-day perks. I hope you are resting and sleep better tonight.
Nancy, I bet you are sick of snow by now. We have almost nothing here but we usually get a lot in March. 2-4 on the way tonight and tomorrow. The ice on Lake Superior is so clear you can see deep into the water. I need to walk out in the bay and see for myself.
Mel, I have the some issue when I don't feel well. I try to be aware of it but I am still not as pleasant for sure. I hope you feel better.
It's Saturday finally, I hope you all have a relaxing weekend planned. I have a few things on my list to take care of. I try to spread things out much more now rather than cramming it all into one day. It's part of learning to pace, a key ingredient we all need to have.
This is an amazing place for suffers to learn and share. I have learned so much from all of you here, and will continue to.
Today should be a good day here. It is below zero this morning but we are supposed to see 22 and sunny. This is still cold, but much warmer than it has been. It will be warm enough to bundle up for a walk. I need the natural D.
I want to congratulate Mel on a job well done.
I would also like to send prayers to Linda R. for her and her family.
Mimi, I hope you are just running late this am, hopefully from extra sleep.
To all, have a great day, remember to pace! Take care everyone.
Good evening. It was sunny and cold here, but better than cloudy and cold. The days are getting longer. I need all the sun I can get.
Last night was rough. My fibro issues popped up after behaving for a while. I was getting my old sharp stabbing pains out of nowhere in my legs. I did not sleep well and woke at 3 like it was my usual 5. It took a bit but I did get a little more after that.
I had to run my son to the next town after dinner. He and the DW babysit together in a huge three story turn of the century home. It is a grand house. There are 7 or 8 bedrooms and amazing old woodwork. I had a tour before heading home.
Now it's time to relax, the end of the work week is in sight. My nerves are better, stress is lower. things are good today.
Stay warm and safe, take care and have a good night everyone.
I am thinking spring as here as well. It looks like we may not see below zero temps after Friday morning. Here's hoping. It has been a good winter compared to last, but it's been tougher on me this time around.
This weekend I have to clean the Jeep for storage. It will sit until May or June for fishing. I have a few things to repair and now they can wait for warmer weather.
Work has been alright the last few days. I just press on as we all do when things are tough. I was very upset last week, but it does no good to let things get to me.
I have a massage on Tuesday. A good therapist can help a lot. Finding a good one is not easy, but if you do it can be a big help. I try to go once a month.
There's not much going on here. I have a big orange cat keeping my legs warm, my secondary heating pad.
Mel, great job! I am sure you will do just as well on your state test.
Mimi, stay warm and safe. I hope the snow melts quickly.
Good evening everyone. It is cold here as it seems to be everywhere right now. On the bright side it will be warmer tonight because of a little snow. I hope when we get to March the below zero stuff is finally over. We have a few more bitter days ahead.
Today was good. After reflecting a bit and calming down, I realize I do need to keep the path I am on. I make a good wage and my family needs it. I am too sensitive to criticism of my work. I will not be able to do it forever, but I will do it while I can. Sometimes I just feel crazy and that I have no way out of a problem. Most of the time anything can be handled with patience. I have a tremendous amount, but it does wear thin sometimes.
Mimi, my whole family has had a bad cold, one at a time. I have been lucky enough to dodge it so far. I hope you can too. As for tea, lemon ginger is what I usually have. It's very good for you.
Mel, I hope you can reduce the anxiety. I do know that any caffeine and sugar can make things worse. It did for me.
My best this week was spending time with family and friends. I also get a boost by playing music. It takes my mind out of it's normal ramblings and always helps me focus on better things than how I feel. I have major focus issues.
Good morning everyone. It has been a nice weekend with lots of friends and family, I needed the smiles and laughter. My brother had a gathering on Friday and that went very good. My DW came with and nobody argued. We all just appreciated finally social after a long winter hibernation. All of the cousins had a great time as well.
Last night the DW made manicotti. It is amazing and we all look forward to it, it is expensive and laborious, worth all of it. She then made my favorite cake. It is just a box lemon cake. The frosting is Cool Whip with vanilla pudding, mandarin oranges, and pineapple.
I also bought a small, sensible newer car yesterday. I need a more reliable daily driver. I set a payment budget and went shopping after that. It is a 12 Chevy Cruze, just a base model, but they come with lots of features these days. Its a very nice blue color. I have not had a new car of my own since 1998, this is close and will last me a very long time. One huge stressor averted. The Jeep is now just a toy and will last longer as well.
Mimi, I hope your loved ones feel better soon. I wonder if the pipe fractured from freezing? I hate going under our house, no fun at all.
Nancy, critters in the walls? Crazy, they can do so much damage. I hope you get rid of it soon. You are so right about perception. The hair, maybe that's why I am so cold.. I know I should grow it out for warmth, I just rather not have much hair though.
It was -13 this am, the sun is out and there is no wind than k god. I have to go to Duluth to get new work boots today, it should be a relaxing day overall.
I hope you all have a wonderful day. Take care everyone.