Happy Monday! Cloudy and dreary here, but it's 76° with 74% humidity. Hard rain woke me, along with the AM radio crackle of lightning, and more is coming later. We had a couple partly-nice days for the weekend.
My brother got engaged a few weeks ago; I'm SO happy! His fiancée is a wonderful woman, she has a son who's 22, and she's never been married. She's afraid of becoming a Bridezilla, and asked me if it would be tacky for them to plan a big wedding, and if she should wear white. I told her she could wear anything she wants, and to plan they wedding they (she) want. I know Dad liked her, and I told them both he'd be very happy.
Then my cousin got engaged! They live in Japan, and she's visiting with her fiancé. He's nice, and has a great sense of humor. My great-niece (she's 3) wouldn't go near him or speak to him, and he made a game out of try ing to get her to say anything to him. It's like he's one of the family already.
Both couples will get married next year, September and October.
The final measure for the kitchen is this Friday, and then everything gets ordered. It's so exciting! And that's all I have to say about it.
DH is bicycling the Pan-Mass Challenge this weekend. The aim is to raise funds for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He's physically ready for the ride, but the fundraising part is a chore. I've collected a list of all the businesses (mostly restaurants) that will donate a portion of proceeds for a given day/time to a charity. we;ll deal with it after the ride. He has until Oct 1 to raise the amount he committed to; after that, they hit his credit card for the balance.
I wish you all the best day you can possibly have, LouView Thread
Sunny, warm and not humid here, but it'll be back Sunday with t-storms. You've gotta love summer, and I'm glad we have 4 seasons in New England.
I goofed, and the final measure for the kitchen is NEXT Friday. That's ok, it's progress and I'm giddy. I just have to find the floor I like; they quoted Pergo, but I don't like what they have. Hmmm"026.
Tomorrow we're going to an engagement party BBQ for one of my cousins; she lives in Japan, too. She and her 'boyfriend' have been together for years, we've gotten together with her, but never met him. My aunt is very happy for her youngest daughter!
Mimi, it sounds like an interesting study. You could be on the front lines of a 'cure' for all of us!
Mary, it sounds like you have a plan. when is your carpal-tunnel surgery? I'd like to use more natural and herbal meds, but there's so much available it's overwhelming for me. I love my yoga, and will do stretching poses throughout the day so I feel better. I have a sit-down job, so it's not easy; at least I'm home!
I wish you all the best day - and the best weekend - you can possibly have! LouView Thread
Be very careful when someone tells you they can cure or alleviate the symptoms with something as powerful as Human Growth Hormone. I don't think you should try anything called a hormone without your doc's knowledge and approval.
Still warm but not as humid here, they say no rain, but it looks like it could. It's very cloudy and dreary looking; no natural D for me today. I hate going outside when it feels like you're walking through steam.
DH and I signed the papers with Home Depot, and the kitchen project will start in 3-4 weeks. They have to do a final measure (tomorrow), order the cabinets and everything else, and coordinate people being here and doing things. I'm SO excited! My cabinets are from Woodmark (Newport honey maple), countertops are Silestone (Blue Sahara) and floor is a Pergo bamboo (and I have to pick out a color). It should be all done by the end of Sept.
No new wildlife in the house, I guess they got the message. DH said the first one was big, probably a parent, and the other two were small. They have all been disposed of.
With the kitchen resolution so close, I'm going to have to find something else to b***h about! LOL I'm sure I won't have to look far.
I wish you each the best day you can possibly have! LouView Thread
Hi Mel: We used to have cats, but when they left us, Yuki wouldn't tolerate another creature in the house. We are 'fur-kid-less' for the first time in 29 years. We'll look at another pet when the kitchen has been completed.
Exciting news on the kitchen coming tomorrow! LouView Thread
I'll bet we've all been through that: dealing with the pain while we're exhausted. Those are two of the classic symptoms of FM.
Are you sleeping at night? Some of us do, others don't. I've been in the latter category lately. Some nights I'm still awake at 3am! I've been taking Melatonin (3mg, with my doc's blessing) at bedtime, and it makes me tired enough to relax, which is also key.See if your doc thinks it will help you.
Remember that what works for one of us might not work for all of us.
I wish you the best day you can possibly have! LouView Thread
I blame the weather when I'm feeling low, Mother Nature is a b***h! It's hot and humid here, and I'm trying to 'lay low', as Mom used to say.
If OTC meds don't help, can you call your doc and get a recommendation to relieve your pain? My doc gave me a prescription pain med, nothing too strong, and when I'm feeling icky I take it to take the edge off. If it's there heat/humidity, does going to a store, library or mall help? I'm just thinking of what I do when I'm getting wrung out.
To help DH to understand, I have this website that might help: http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com It's a great read, and look at The Spoon Theory. It's a good way to let people know exactly how you feel. Some days we get fewer spoons.
What we don't know about each other! I worked for a major manufacturer/marketer of automotive aftermarket maintenance products. Some were actually OEM, too. Filters, brakes. and auto electronics, and I love/hate the color orange. LOLView Thread