Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Peeking Out Of My Hole For A Moment....

Wow, it has been almost a week since I last wrote. Maybe I did fall off the edge of the earth!!

Or something....

Actually, I've been dragging myself around the place for a few days. This last weekend was busy with Tiffany's graduation and visitors and all. I was just wiped out. And I don't bounce back quickly.

I would sit down at my computer to write, but all I really wanted to do was go back to bed... So I did.

Of course, NCIS kept me company, so I wasn't completely bored. I'm up to season 4, still haven't opened the box with season 6. I ordered it weeks ago, but decided not to watch the season I haven't seen yet until I reviewed all the seasons up to that point. It is starting to get very interesting. Have I ever mentioned that I don't have cable or satellite tv? I don't catch the latest shows, but it is great for having no commercials. The only thing I really miss from cable is Glenn Beck, and I can't justify spending a small fortune every month for just one show.

I'm still feeling like my head is in a fog... not thinking all that clearly.

Fibromyalgia is such a drag. You think you are getting on top of it all, and start to feel human again, then WHAM!! You do too much and it knocks you back to the floor. Now too much is a relative word. Too much actually means you behaved like a normal person with a normal day and normal activities. Fibromyalgia won't let you be normal.

I got a call from a friend this afternoon inviting me to a Relief Society activity tonight. Relief Society is the oldest woman's organization in the USA. It is the woman's organization in my church. They are making bread and strawberry jam tonight. It is women visiting and helping each other. I had to pass. My goal is to make it to church on Sunday so I have to build my energy back up. But she will give me a ride to church on Sunday so I won't have to walk.

I took my walk today. I am starting to really hate the walks. I hurt when I take them, but I hurt more when I don't. I think it is because the air is so wet. The cold didn't seem to bother me, but the wet is. I love the rain too, so this is a frustrating thing for me. I used to take walks in the rain, now my bones creak more and my muscles complain more when the water falls from the sky. While in Arizona the heat had that effect on me. I guess I can't win... The better thing would be to beat the fibromyalgia. Any suggestions?

I went to the dentist yesterday. I was tired when I went in and exhausted when I left. He checked the wound left from the extraction. It looks good. Then he cleaned my teeth. OUCH!! That is what happens when you wait years between cleanings. I don't plan to neglect my teeth again, the cleanings WILL take place on time. On the bright side, my teeth look good again.

The dentist gave me a kit for cavity prevention. In it are some mints. They are made with Xylitol. Xylitol actually kills the bacteria that causes cavities. It is good for the teeth. It also is sweet, so it tastes good. Danny has been looking for gum and mints that contain Xylitol without also containing artificial sweeteners for a long time. This one fits the bill. check it out, I ordered a sample pack. I am looking forward to chewing gum again, I had to stop because of that pesky tooth. With it gone, I can also eat popcorn again!! YEA!! I really missed popcorn.

We had a family dinner on Monday night. We met at my favorite restaurant, Chang's Mongolian Grill. We were celebrating Tiffany's accomplishment. She is graduated!!! Almost the whole family was there and then some. The only ones missing were Chris and his family. We missed him.

But also in attendance were the kid's dad, my first husband. And his mom. There could have been some stressful moments, not everyone likes each other, but it didn't happen that way. We were there for Tiffany, so everyone set aside their differences and enjoyed the evening. Even got a group picture which I'm not allowed to post unfortunately because there are little kids in the pictures and the parents are very protective.

So... this is my update. I hope my head starts working again soon.... I miss my writing.

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