Saturday, March 15, 2014
It really went pretty well. I got a ton of paperwork caught up that I got behind on with so much going on at work, I wasn't really too tired until around 8am when I was coming home, and didn't eat like I usually do! I usually eat like 5 times when I do those long shifts! I wasn't that hungry, only had 3 meals and a then 2 snacks of fruit and vegetables. That was a win!
Got my grocery shopping done after work, since I HATE going on the weekends but it was not bad at 7am. I bet I would go crazy with cart rage if I went now! Now I need to finish the menu plan, since I had to adapt a bit based on the produce selection. It's nice having this evening off to get prepared, and make a plan!
Charlie had a playdate before work and was so happy! His buddy got fixed and couldn't play for 10 days, so now they are back in business! They are so cute together! I tried to get pics, but they are constantly moving!
While the circumstances were poor as to why I did this overnight shift, it really worked out. I would do another Friday and take off Saturday. I think I was so spent the last time because I did 3 in a week, and 2 doubles. One seems to agree with me just fine!
Friday, March 14, 2014
The blizzard was pretty bad, the worst of it was at night so I don't have any pictures. I had to snowblow waist-high drifts at work because it all HAPPENNED to drift onto the sidewalks!! That took an hour and a half!! On top of 20 minutes shoveling to get my car out to go to work, shoveling sidewalks at work before the snowblowing, digging out my car and the work van when it got stuck because the plow company SUCKS, and a LOT of hard work! I am so sore, and did not get enough sleep to heal it all!
Now, because my coworkers are A-H&^%#$ and don't put in for time off as they are supposed to, the overnight staff "SUDDENLY" as of Tues. has to go out of town for a wedding!!?? RIGHT! ANd Obama is paying my taxes this year!! NO ONE is invited to a wedding on 3 days notice!! NO ONE!! A-Ho#$$$@!! So Now I m working 5p-7a tomorrow. We couldn't find anyone on such short notice. Time off policy does not even let us reprimand him for this!! There is no BEATING FISTS emoticon!
So I got Saturday as soon as I wake up and Sunday and Monday off. I am going to make the most of it I am hoping to not be sore anymore and get into a Y routine again! Plus outside! But shoveling and snowblowing like that definitely counted for a HARD workout! STILL SO sore, even in my hands!! From an hour and a half squeezing the triggers on the snow blower!
Monday, March 10, 2014
It was 49 degrees today and I actually saw some SUN!! Tomorrow should be the same as well, so we are hoping to go out again in the morning! THEN, the snowstorm warning starts, and the temps go back down to single digits at night. Guess it was fun while it lasted!
Charlie and I did another 3 miles today, and he enjoyed thoroughly getting as muddy and wet as possible via puddles and soggy patches of ground!! We were on paved paths, but he seeks it out! Loves to get as gross as possible! I need to install a hose next to my doorway so I can hose him down before he comes in! Mud season is upon us! This is pretty much how he looked today, but this is from last year.
I am sore-ish and out of shape, but I am not going to let that stop me from enjoying the thaw! It feels great to have SUN on me and be out in the fresh air! Need to head to bed early tonight so I can get some more rays before work tomorrow!
DH has finally decided he is ready to get back to working out and is going to join the Y with me! We will sign him up Thursday night after work! I am so happy he is taking it upon himself to take improving his health seriously! HE brought it up! He has been eating the healthier options I have been getting him without complaint, including low-carb wraps and flatbreads! He still takes in a lot of sugar in things, but I am working on that slowly. Step 1, healthier/organics, Step2, wean the sugar!
Off to do some food prep. I managed to get ahold of a lot of my farm eggs I love, so this week is Egg salad and hard boiled eggs for breakfast. I need to make my mayo as well, and my dinner. Have my menus planned for the week now, so I feel prepared for the work week!
Sunday, March 09, 2014
I am not 100% but close to it. The brain fog has lifted, The fatigue has lifted, most of the cramping has gone away, and just some lingering sinus issues and GI weirdness remain. I was active and did a 3 mile run/walk with Charlie, shopped, and am relaxing now before making something for dinner. DH thought he was being funny when he said "Let's go out!", but my death stare and the "SERIOUSLY???!! DID you just SAY that??!!" took care of it!
I also got my Birthday present from FIL (early)! Tickets to see Heart in concert next month!! I had said I wanted to go and he tucked the money into an envelope with coupons they share every week! I ordered the tickets today! I think it is a fitting present too, to see an older band when I am officially turning old! Plus, inspiration seeing them still able to perform when they have to be older than me since they have been around so long!
All in all, a good day. Now what the heck am I gonna make for dinner?! Poor planning on my part due to my sickness last week! I usually have a menu laid out for at least a week, if not more.
Sunday, March 09, 2014
I am STILL not right almost a week later! Now I have TOM on top of it, and the worst cramps I have had in 2 years!! Complete with back spasms, GI issues and nausea! Fantastic! I wish I had gone down for something better than cheese fries...something I hadn't had in a couple years like a sub and some beer! Oh well, once again, I live and learn.
Inflammation is NO JOKE!! I went from sinus stuff to headaches to bodyaches to sweating and chills to joint pain to GI stuff, back to headaches, bad back ache and more sweating and chills, then the TOM started! I slept 14 hours a day all week! And felt like I could sleep more!
Managed to go to work today, and be somewhat productive. There were a few things I couldn't wrap my brain around or that made my headache worse, but I managed to do what I had to for today. One of my co workers I think was trying to make me feel bad for calling in sick this week. While I am sorry they had a tough week, I was not exactly having fun! I did not take the bait. I just said "Oh looks like we ALL had a bad week!" I was not about to let her guilt me for staying home with all the symptoms I ended up having and the level of pain and fatigue I had! Is it my own fault? Sure. But I had no way of knowing all this would happen, as it hasn't before from something like this.
Here is to waking up tomorrow feeling GREAT and having a great day! Power of positive thinking!!
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