Good evening everyone. It's a little dreary here today but no rain from the nearby front. It is supposed to cool down to the upper 50's after this weekend so I will be sure to enjoy it. It will also be the peak for fall colors as I mentioned. I will have to remember to bring my camera.
Work was a little crazy, but in a good way. I had a few problems to address but they made the day go by fast. This worked out alright. I got my breaks late and the day was over before I knew it. My hands and wrists are really unhappy but I did not feel it until I got home. I think the Aleve gets me through work.
I got home and had coffee. After, I jumped on the elliptical. I haven't done it in a while. My bad knee was touchy just walking, but I did my 20 minutes to get some much needed cardio and I got through it without issue. It was not easy but I feel much better afterwards.
Mimi, praying you get your much needed sleep. I will until you get it.
Bette, the Honda Fit is a fantastic car. The Caravan's are very versatile but they were never really great cars. I had a used 96 Honda Accord with 240 thousand miles that drove better than My Cousin's 2012 Town and Country van. Build quality is top notch. It was such a good car I sold it to my neighbor 3 years ago and he is still driving it.
Lou, kitchen sounds amazing! Great progress!
Mel, these people always inspire me.
Linda R, I should have thought of this. I have had meds do the same thing to me a few years back. I am glad you figured it out.
Good afternoon everyone. It's still nice here but a little overcast due to a rain chance that hasn't materialized as of yet. I wish I had a picture of the sunrise this morning, breathtaking.
Work was alright. I good friend was on administrative leave. He made a mistake and had to face the music like any of us. Today we found out he gets to come back but gets three days off without pay. This is better than losing a good paying job for sure.
I am very sore still. The last two days combined with the weather change can really cause problems, but I got through work so time to rest up for tomorrow. I should be able to leave early Friday since I will have 40hrs in by 10 am. If I do we will fish Friday afternoon. It is supposed to be in the mid 70's.
Mimi, The holidays are far too commercial. I understand the money companies make is important the their survival but it gets earlier every year. Silly!
Laura, I feel your rain pain. I find that addressing every thing I can helps. Weather it be a clutter on a desk or a financial problem, they all reduce stress.
Linda, glad you had a good ME day.
Mel, we need our sleep. Don't feel bad if you need more time.
Good evening everyone. It was a good weekend and I did get some good rest. Saturday we had to go to a friends college graduation party. All day, until we left, I had a couple small things to do here, easy stuff. I got done early and snuck in a nap until the DW was ready to go at 5. The function was very low key and relaxing. We had guests that night who were going to stay in their camper but it broke down 3 miles from here. They were also very mellow.
Today we slept in a little. I was up early, but laid in bed long enough to squeeze in some extra sleep. We had coffee with our guests and I got the boat ready to go out for a bit. The DW and my youngest and I went out for a couple hours on our lucky little lake and we caught five keepers. It's been a good year there. I came home and cleaned fish then went to my brothers to cook dinner around a fire pit with the kids. This was very nice too. He does cause a bit of my stress but I need to see him on a regular basis, must be a twin thing.
All in all a good weekend allowing for some decompression. I did too much today, not much rest time, but things are good. Hopefully work is not too crazy, a lot happened there over the last few days.
I hope you all have a much needed good night's rest. Have a great day tomorrow. Take care everyone.
Welcome Satel. I am much like you. I ran myself into the ground working 50-60 hrs a week and mostly 12hr shifts for almost 20 years. I also never dealt with any of my stressors. I think this is what set my system off. It started just a couple years ago. I am 39.
I take and ati-rheumatic for arthritis, and Gabapentin, along with muscle relaxers for my back issues. The best advice I can give is to never give up trying to feel better. Eat as well as you can, move as well as you can, drink plenty of water, and try to sleep enough. Stick around with these very caring people. When even my wife would not talk to me about it they were always here for support.
I changed my hobbies to adapt to my limitations. This is ongoing. It doesn't mean we can't have fun and still enjoy life.
Depression is a tough one, we need healthy distractions. I find that is bothers me more when I am idle than when my brain is busy.
Good evening everyone, late post so I will keep it short. It was a good day here today, the weather was decent and work was quiet. I felt better than normal, I think it helped talking to the wife.
Mimi, glad you got the washer working. It sure is a pain when they don't.
Mary, I hope you do not have seizures and that your current treatment helps for the long term.
Laura, I presumed the dishwasher door.
Mel, we had more snow days than ever last year, even here where we have to get over a foot to close them.
Bette, CV boots or axle boots cover the moving joints on the axle shafts that drive the front wheels of your Caravan. If they are left damaged dirt and salt get in the joint requiring completely new shafts. I had one replaced on a car once for about $65 but this was some years ago. I do all my own work these days. I hope it doesn't cost much either.
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Good evening, and interesting poll, thanks for that. I had a pretty good day. I do think my problem is stress related. On a positive note, I did get the courage to share these episodes with my wife today. I was afraid she would not be supportive. She is but refuses to let me take an anti-depressant. I tried two of them before. One was not a good fit. The other worked well. I had incredible focus. It made me dead tired though. At the time I tried them both the DW and I were not doing well. She hold the meds accountable. They may have been a factor, but not the cause. We had other serious issues then.
So step one is complete, the next is to get an appointment with my doctor and sort this mess out. I rather have something I can take for an attack than something I have to add to my dailies. We will see, I will keep you posted. Thank you all for the much needed support!
They are saying a low of 33 with frost possible in the am. I better get the scrapers out or the shed and In the cars. The wind shifted at noon today and it dropped a good 15 degrees instantly. 50 is not cold, but it sure felt like it when it dropped that quick with a steady wind.
Gabapentin has seemed to work well for me. I take 200mg 3x a day, the minimum working dose as I recall. I know some take much more but at this level it helps me wit minimal side effects. I noticed minor focus issues and little else.
Mimi, Mel, Mary, Linda R, Laura B, Lou, I hope you all have a great night. Take care everyone.