Happy Monday! I have a couple day off, so I thought I'd stop in and say hi.
It's cold here in southeastern MA, 32° right now with a wind chill of 21! I went out and did a couple errands, and it wasn't that bad. Now that the sun has set, I'm sure the cold will come back fast.
Seven is a great age for a little boy. They know SO much, but they're still in awe of what you teach them. I remember when each of our nieces and nephews were "little ones", and they won't be little before you know it. My first-born niece just had her first child, and it was well after the wedding. *sigh* They do grow up so fast!
I'm going through a clumsy phase - anyone else have this? I fall over tote bags (yeah, I should have turned on the light), boxes, the bed"026 I landed on the floor of my home office last Thursday, got a couple scrapes and bruises, and have no idea why it happened.
Take your meds and supplements, and have the best day you can possibly have! LouView Thread
We got almost a foot of snow where I live, light and fluffy, not good for snowmen. It made DHs chore of shoveling easier. LOL It's bitterly cold, 10° and feels like -8°, and even the elderly dog liked being out in it. I'm going to look for a sweater in a minute.
While out with the dog, the back door got stuck shut. Pull as I might, it was stuck at the top, and I just couldn't do it. We waited about 20 minutes outside in the storm waiting for DH to get home. One mighty tug and we were in.
Work has kept me away from my FMily, and tho' I miss you all I'm glad for the income. My cold seems to be over, but I ate something with cheese over the weekend (probably the croutons on a salad), and I've been coughing up a storm. Does anyone else have food allergies? It's amazing what has mold in it (my allergy). I also have break outs, so I'm coughing and itching.
Nothing else new here, so I'll head off for lunch. Wishing you the best day you can possibly have, LouView Thread
It's cold and snowing in southeastern Mass. Everything has a light coat of white, and it's quite pretty. The birds are waiting for more seed and suet in the feeders.
I'm working again, so I won't be here as often as I'd like. The 65-mile commute is tolerable when I think of the billable hours. LOL The work is good, the people are once. I've been freelancing in that building for 17 years, three owners, and countless products.
MiMi's right about pacing, whether you're cooking dinner, walking at the mall, or shoveling snow. A couple winters ago DH was working late, but a walk had to be done. so I shoveled backwards. UI'm a righty, so I turned the handle around and shoveled leftie. It was slow, and progress was made, but I wasn't exhausted.
I wish you all the best day - and the best weekend - you can possible have! LouView Thread
14 sunny degrees here, and I have no plans to go out in it! I'm staying warm wearing cards and fleeces. I so hate the cold, even if I do get to show off my hang-knits. I hope everyone in this "polar vortex" stays warm, too!
DH says Polar Vortex would be a good name for a band. I'm thinking a jazz combo"026
Nothing else here. I'm muddling through the head cold-sore throat thing. Every day is something new and different. I wish you all there vast day you can possibly have, LouView Thread
Warm-ish here, 56 and raining. We're under a fog warning, gee big surprise, and met of the snow has melted. We'll be back to the bitter cold tomorrow, it'll be 16 at this time, but it's nice to not have to wrap that scarf twice around my neck!
I've been sick and found out over the weekend I have herpangina, a virus that effects the mouth and throat. It's usually found in little kids, and we can't figure out where I caught it, maybe Christmas, but I only saw one of the little ones. I;ve learned that it's almost impossible to gargle with a gel (lidocaine). The throat pain is awful, and I can't wait til it's all gone!
There was an awful fire in my beloved downtown, took down a very old, historic building and destroyed one business. I'm hoping the hair/nail salon can recover, they've been around for many years and have quite a following. I've heard that another salon has offered their space to the stylists, that's a really classy thing to do!
Nothing else exciting here, so I wish you all the best day you can possibly have, LouView Thread
Take each day as it presents itself. If you have a good day DON'T try to get everything done! Go slow, do what you can. If the next day is a good day too, go slow and do what you can. Rest when you need it. Save up energy stores for what's important - you and your girls.
I have an electric skillet I use often, and forgot that crock pots have become popular again. DH is an awesome, cook, and took over the kitchen when I had my last bout of lower back problems. I'm not ready to do it all yet, but someday"026
Hello, melissa and welcome. You are among friends here.
I'm sorry you're going through this with two daughters. Ask the older one to tell the younger what you were like before FM, how you could run, play, cook etc. Can you manage group cooking for meals? One daughter helps cook, the other handles clean up. Or gather everything on Saturday or Sunday for cooking during the week. Simple, good recipies can be found all over the web. Some of my faves are cooked in one pan, easy on clean-up. and very easy to adapt to your taste, food allergies, etc.
Can you get a friend to help you out one day a week? Your older girl might need some respite, I can only imagine imagine how she is trying to help. Let her know how much you appreciate her help.
You have a lot going on, and I hope your docs are taking with each other. I've heard of cases where one med adversely affects another because Doc 12 didn't know what Doc 2 has prescribed. DO make sure your meds are compatible, even if that means spending extra tike with a doc, NP, PA or pharmacist.
There are some good resources in the right-hand column. Also check out http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/ . It has good tips for us, and you have to check out The Spoon Theory - it will help you explain to your girls and other people what it's like to be in your body.
Have your doc check you for Vitamin D deficiency, too. Sounds simple, but we who live in the northern hemisphere are usually lacking in D.
Have the best day you can possibly have, LouView Thread
Cold and snowing here in southeastern New England. It's very cold out, 27 or so, and the snow is fluffy and dry. The bulk of the storm will hit tonight, and although it'll be deep it'll be light. That way DH won't get hurt shoveling. LOL
I too have "the cold that's going around." I think I caught it Christmas Day, but it doesn't matter where I got it. I have high BP< and have to be careful of what I take. Delsym usually does the trick, and it's one of the few cough syrups that does;t make me gag!
Wherever you are, wherever you're gong, enjoy the day.,.And have the best day you can possibly have! LouView Thread
Cold and damp here, 41 now and it will get colder. I don't know whether it's better dry or wet when it's this cold. We'll have cold all week, and they're tackling a "major snow event" for Thursday.
Haha. Mimi, it's the 30th, not the 20th.
I'm looking forward to the new year. Usually, it's not that important to me, but for me and triskaidekaphobics, 2013 has been awful. The world is a mess, the US economy is in the pits, I'm struggling to find work (the current situation won't last forever), and the loss of family, including Dad, has sucked the life right out of me. I might just go to bed early and wait for 2014. Not that I'm sleeping either, just to make a point.
I too have a could, the rice I paid for playing with my 3-year-old nephew Christmas Day, and I don't care. *cough* It's not that bad, I can manage the coughing (tho' my throat hurts), but the sniffling and nose blowing is making me crazy. One last reason to hate 2013.
I hope the end of 2013 is the best year end you can have. And I pray that 2014 will be the best year ever for us all. couldn't it be great if: 1. FM finally got a spokesmodel? 2. Researchers found the reason for FM and 2a. there was a cure?
Wishing all the best days ahead you ca possibly have! LouView Thread
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