rr~Stupid crud. Maybe tomorrow, I guess I'll see how I feel in the morning...
rr~Stupid crud. Maybe tomorrow, I guess I'll see how I feel in the morning...
JayGee, I understand how you're feeling, and I think Jess's wisdom is particularly apt. Especially with your pain and dx issues these past couple years. I was thinking about it, and I actually wonder wth my dh was thinking when he married me. I was a basket case and a serious mess. The darker part of me wonders whether he homed in on my fragility and neediness as a weakness to exploit, or whether he saw past that into my real potential (haha). And that makes me think about where he was in his life then. He was a mess, too. We do change, over and over, and in our case, thank G!d we do. I guess I'd ask whether there was a vision in the first place. Or whether there could be one now. I don't think it's ever too late to create a vision to work toward, and a shared vision can be an incredibly bolstering thing. It can sort of be "the real," serving as an anchor as we pitch through the waves.
I went completely off the rails for M's bday. I was handling things well until the cakes. Well, now the cakes are gone, and I guess since we're still here, Age of Aquarius and all that, I figured today was as good a day as any to commit to another real W30. That's it; I am in. There's no good reason I shouldn't, and a lot of good reasons I should, so I am. Today was day 1 and it got ugly. Carb flu for real. But I survived that, and I also spent a couple hours sunbathing on the beach, a half an hour cycling, and half an hour doing yoga.
I have good coffee and coconut milk for the morning. There are good eggs in the fridge and the makings of a nice salad. Of course, there are also 5 boxes of lokum, since dh got home last night from Turkey. And one of those boxes is the milk kind with coconut and pistachios. And I am leaving them alone because I am feeling like garbage from the sugar, and don't need dairy pimples all over my chin to add to the mess.
Don't celebrate Christmas, so might as well get a head start on my new year. Everyone else will be MIA until NYE or later, too, which should make it easy for me to choose better.
Have also started putting pressure on dh to plan a vacation. He needs to look at his calendar now and make a plan. He's still saying Malaysia. I guess I should see what tickets will run...
Oh, yes and tomorrow is also our for reals 15-year anniversary. So there is also that.
Happy Saturday, folks!
I went for my 100,000 check up yesterday. I was at the doctor's for an hour and a half. I got stabbed, sucked, poked, and prodded. The doctor carved out my callus from my heel to get at my planter's wart that I've been unsuccessfully trying to file down and treat all natural like. Now I have a huge hole in the bottom of my foot. I'm also up quite a few pounds, so it's time redouble the efforts to monitor my eating and get daily exercise. The good news is the my RP is now cleared to walk up to two miles as long as it's not too fast and there are no hills. At the moment, that goes ok with the mongo hole in the bottom of my foot.
And now my knee hurts more because I've been walking a little funny on my foot, and then I had the great idea that maybe jumping rope would be a good way to get some cardio.
My MIL has been here for 72 hours now. I'm spent. She's a nice woman and does the dishes, but she talks constantly at volumes appropriate of a rock concert, often interrupting someone already talking. We've been working hard with the kids on not interrupting in the last few months, and we'd made a ton of progress. Now it's *gone*. 3 days of modeling that you interrupt the 7 year old talking about his day at school to talk about how much of DH's the playground was covered when he was in elementary school and the kids are back to square one.
Hey, she does the dishes.
JayGee, you've had a lot of upheaval in your life in the last several years. Be gentle with yourself as you find your way.
Real, yes, we generally keep a rather quiet house. It's a lot of what makes school hard for my kids. The lunch room is the worst part of their days.
I hope your niece recovers quickly. My doctor mentioned that their office (3 doctors) has been seeing 1 case of pneumonia per hour this week. It's been a bad season.
JayGee, I can't say anything that lofty and sparkle haven't already said more articulately. Be kind with yourself.
Geo, this may be dense, but what's a 100,000 check up (google brings up all car-related links)? I've been working on some plantar warts via natural measures, and have successfully made a huge natural hole in the bottom of one heel. Ew. Good luck with your MIL visit.
Real, sending lots of healthy vibes to your niece and to your whole family.
jo, happy anniversary. Wishing you the best of success with all of your New Year's goals.
Safe travels, lofty.
My week in a nutshell: Big snowfall and power outage Wednesday, husband and I both hit by the "barfing" virus on Thursday, last day of lab testing at the college yesterday, more snow, more shovelling, a night shift at the hospital last night (there is something poetic about staying up for the "longest night", even if it's still the same number of hours) and a ton more snow today. All of my exercise has been shovelling at times with very heavy slushy snow. I'm mostly ready for Christmas except for some stocking stuffers and the final grocery store trip planned for early tomorrow morning. I am officially finished working until the 27th, but that doesn't stop the hospital from calling...
Resolution list is in progress- this is the first year in many that I've accomplished everything on my list and am not carrying anything over to next year!! Amusingly, when I reviewed last year's list I had thought that I had put something about treating my feet (plantar warts and occasional fungus and generally abused and not sandal-friendly) on my resolution list. I didn't, perhaps knowing that I wouldn't quite finish in 2012. It's well underway, and I hope to wear sandals again in 2013. Other goals are not just applying for masters programs but actually starting classes (see how wily wording got me off easy last year...), a trail half marathon, and something being more playful and less serious in my casual interactions with people. Still thinking- I usually have about 6-10 items on the annual "to-do" list.
I have lost the kids crazy carpets and can't find them anywhere. We're off to the sledding hill with frisbees to slide on. I want the exercise of a walk into town and to get out of the house to recover from my post-night-shift fog. While I was sleeping the family cleaned the kitchen and vacuumed and made me happy to wake up in a cleaner house than the one I feel asleep in :)
:lol I left out the word "mile." As in, yeah, I went in for my 100,000 mile check up, as you would for a car. I had this long list of tiny things like a car would need a bunch of squeaks and rattles checked out.
Awesome job in the resolutions list, most notably in making a list that's doable. Figuring out realistic goals is always hardest for me.
Geo, I hope your foot heals quickly.
tjsmama - skiing sounds like fun!
jo - good for you to start W30 again. It was so good for you last year. I hope the yucky part passes fast for you!
runningmommy - that is a lot of Christmas celebrations! I hope they are all fun
Mel - I hope you are feeling better after that nasty bug.
Sounds like there is lots of cookie making going on in Dingo land! I was going to make cookies with dd this afternoon but couldn't find the recipe and so we made peppermint popcorn bark instead. That is some seriously yummy stuff - popcorn tossed with melted white chocolate and crushed candy canes. We seem to have an awful lot of sweets around the house right now so I am not worrying about doing much more baking but I will make some of the special cookies for dessert on Tuesday. Probably some peppermint bark too. Can you tell that chocolate and peppermint is one of my favourite flavour combinations? Right up there with lemon and garlic
All of my Christmas prep is done, I just have to clean out the fridge to make room for the turkey to start thawing tonight. That should leave the next couple of days for knitting and hanging out with my kids. I think having lots of knitting will keep me sane - and warm. h wants us to be using the woodstove more and spending less on heating. It is tricky because the older I get, the more the firewood in the house triggers my asthma and dd1's skin reacts to the heat badly and she hates it when the fire is lit - but it is a lot cheaper. He asked me to program the thermostat for 16C in the day and 15C at night. I always feel the cold intensely so I think I am just going to have to double up on the use of my inhalers and knit more to stay warm.