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.
Nan, It could be the ice doing what you said. I don't think it will ruin the house or deck. If it is much colder than normal the frost can get deep. This can push the posts that support the deck up out of the ground a little, a lot if the posts are not dug deep enough. It might be shifting a little and making the noise. I hope the posts are at least 3 feet deep or is sits on pads or footings. This is the most common cause of damage to them here. There are a lot of porches and decks that are heaving upward. I know here when you walk on frozen porches the boards can make a lot of noise also. It resonates through the boards and gets loud. I hope this helps.
Good evening and thank you all so much for the birthday wishes. It was a good day. I had to work of course, but work was not bad. Afterwards we went out to eat a simple dinner as a family. It was nice.
Friday my brother is hosting a gathering at his house for friends and family. Hopefully my DW will go with. She has not said for sure yet. She still has a lot of heartburn with him, something I could deal without it.
Today was not a good day. I was told recently by my boss to keep up the good work and keep doing what I am doing. I had to sit with three of them and defend myself. I do what I can and it's not enough for them. I need to look for a new job before I lose my mind. I doubt they would ever fire me but I am ready for change. I rather live poor and happy.
Cece, sorry about your friend moving away. I know you need her now more than ever.
I wanted to post last night but it was down when I was online.
I hope you all stay warm and safe. Less than 20 miles from here the air temp was -41 this morning. I was lucky to have -14 I suppose. They said with the lack of wind the cold settled in some low areas.