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Holiday curse

Friday, December 13, 2013

Every Holiday season we have bad luck through the whole time. My husband is the one who has to fix everything which is why he hates the holidays, but it is frustrating for me too because I feel so bad for him that things are going so badly during these times. I can usually keep my Christmas spirit up, but this year I'm in the hating the season myself. Hopefully things will settle down, but with the bad luck of this year we have had anyway, I feel that the holidays are going to just continue with things going bad. The furnace acted up and took 3 visits with the furnace people before things settled down. The sewer pump went to hell and had to get a new one(a lot of work for my husband). The drains froze and took 2 days for him to be able to get them to work again. They weren't working again today and flooded the bathroom. Yesterday the drain for the washing machine was froze and forgot to check it first, so it flooded the bathroom also. The air compressor he uses to air up the tires on the 4 wheeler that has a plow on that he uses to do all the smaller areas that a large plow can't do that needs to be done broke down today and he had to fix that so he couldn't do the areas he wanted to do. The 4 wheeler was being stubborn about starting too. He put in a new wood stove in the addition, but took a lot longer to do than it would have just because of all the other problems that kept interrupting him being able to work on getting that done. Both of us have had bad luck with bashing up our knuckles and I took a chunk out of the side of my index finger on the left had while cutting pieces for the quilts I am doing(I think I was trying to go to fast and that's why it jumped the side of the cutting piece use for running the cutter against. There has been more, but I can't think of it all right now. I get super busy during the holidays and don't check in as much as I would like to. I'm trying to get some Christmas spirit, but I am not there yet. Hopefully I do get there before Christmas day. With the way things are going, I'm not holding my breath on that. My husband just wants to get 2013 over with because so many things have been bad this year. I'm glad I'm in DBT because helps to be able to talk with others who understand how this can make my bipolar depression, SAD, and other things I have worse and I'm not getting in too bad of a low. I think I'm in the same mode as my husband and can't wait for 2013 to be over. I hope the new year will be better! Hope all of you are having a wonderful Holiday season and not having my problems, deaths or other things going wrong.

  
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SUNSET09 12/14/2013 1:25AM

  emoticon You've had such a great year up until now. Stop, breathe and take it slow. You even mentioned that some of it is due to carelessness. It's never a good time for things to go wrong however, there's so many good things as without the not so good, we wouldn't be able to recognize these things. It'll get better, put it in your spirit! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 12/13/2013 9:26PM

    Hope things turn around for you soon!!

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Quilting, exercise and the furnace

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Got one quilt top almost all the way done. Only 4 more to go for the quilts doing for Christmas. Had a great day energy wise yesterday and not a whole lot of pain. Today, quite a bit of pain and tired. Furnace acting up again too. Will have to call again. Why can't they find the problem? It is driving me nuts!!!!! It takes a space heater a long time to heat a room even when it is closed off. It slows down my exercise and my projects that I need to do for Christmas. I want it fixed now, but Lord only knows when it will actually be fixed. I know my problems are not as bad as other peoples, but it is not helpful to have these issues either. I have a hard enough problem keeping up to my exercise and getting my projects done. I do my exercise in my craft room as well as my crafts, so not having the furnace working properly really affects my getting things done. My sleep times fluctuate a lot no matter what I do, but I am trying not to give up doing the exercise just because I got up later(which I used to do) because getting up later kept making me feel too lazy. I have to adapt to the way things are not the way I wish it would go. The exercise is a key piece to helping me loose weight and to help with the fibromyalgia too. The furnace situation is really throwing a damper in things for me. The furnace guy was just here on Thursday. The furnace worked great yesterday and now back to not wanting to turn on today. Frustration in these things doesn't help with my depression either. But that is depression for a reason not the depression for no reason that I get too. I still have to try and get things done even with all the obstacles that I am having now. Having so many appointments is bad enough for interfering with my energy, exercise and getting things done. Need to still do my exercise today and will try to figure out exactly which way I want to do the two princess quilts. At least getting the plan for those two will be accomplishing something today. I need to not give up so easily. Having the furnace working properly would at least not be another deterrent.

  
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FRAN0426 11/18/2013 10:49PM

    Sure hope your heating problem is resulved soon. It is so much better to have heat to be able to continue working on projects and exercising.

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USMAWIFE 11/18/2013 8:36PM

    good luck with the quilt tops

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GHOSTFLAMES 11/17/2013 5:59PM

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Busy, Busy, Busy

Thursday, November 14, 2013

I have been super busy. I have many projects to finish for Christmas, and lots of appointments. I don't know about anyone else, but I hope I finish the projects quick. I don't think it is going to go as quickly as I want as the quilts are time consuming. The other projects are not super easy either. Everything takes longer than I expect. My fibromyalgia can and does play a big part in that. I didn't get all the summer projects done that I wanted to get done, but I will have them on my list for next year. Maybe the weather, my body, and state of mind will be better and more cooperative. We are having furnace issues, which have interfered with the projects and exercise that I want to do. I do not function well in the cold. I try to keep moving around to help with staying warm, but if my hands are too cold I cannot work on the crafts right. Furnace guy is supposed to be out today. Hopefully better than the idiot we called last year. My husband had to correct a bunch of stuff he did. Then it ran all winter until spring, and then started acting up again. Last year was the first we had any problems with it since we got it. It is a fuel oil furnace with electronic components. The electronic components make it harder to work on. My husband could fix the problems with the other furnace until it gave out. I appreciate my husband tremendously. We do not need repair people for hardly anything as he does electric, plumbing, building, sewer, and many more. The car can be tricky because so many computer components in the car, so that goes to the garage to fix and thank God we found a reliable one that does the work correctly and doesn't over charge. They have looked at things for us and if nothing is wrong they do not charge us for the checking, test drive, and testing for us. Money is so tight with all the prices going up on everything. Every time you turn around the prices have gone up again. Chocolate is outrageous, but we buy several types for the grandkids for the different holidays and have a little for us. Anyway, my wish is to be done or almost done with all the handmade items by the end of the month. It will cause less stress to make sure things are done. I should have been working on them more during the summer. Oh well things usually work out, I just want to prevent some of the Christmas rush. We love all the grandchildren and more will come through the years as Mandi & Brandon will be trying one more time for a boy, and our youngest daughter has not had any yet. She needs to find the right partner first and her luck with the guys she has dated just haven't been Mr. Right yet. It gets costly to make sure all the grandkids get stuff from Grandma and Grandpa as well as the rest of the family we buy for. We all agree that the kids are the most important to get for. I stress to the kids to make sure they are buying for their families first before anything for us. We understand all to well how stretched money gets for the season. As we get older, and their kids get older, a great present for me would be to help put up and take down the stuff for Christmas. Christmas is my favorite holiday and have a lot (emphasis on lot!!!) to put up. I don't know when I would want to do less. Holiday lights are calming and make me Happy, so they are a great help to have up. Every room gets lights and decorations. My husband helps with some of the light putting up, but putting the nic nacs, Christmas village (which has gotten very big) and all of that to me. He does help with the meals though and does a lot for those which is a huge help. Hope all of you are able to get all your stuff done early and make the holidays a real enjoyment!

  
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SMIDGON 11/14/2013 12:39PM

    What with Fibro., CFS, osteripous, etc.,etc.,etc. it gets harder every year. What you might try is a year round tree. We have one in the family room by the fireplace. I décor it for every season. I have clear lights , this year I added a red,white,blue strand which can be disconnected from the clear one. Summer and holidays they are all on; then the colored ones will just be unplugged.

My DGC all live in the next state; so, they are not around to help. To be truthful, I am 73 and could use quite a lot of help. I have a balance problem, and, subject to falling. Add to that brittle bones.

For Thanksgiving I have put very little out; as DD2 is having it; then later DD1.. Christmas is here, so I am on my own.

I know where you are coming from!

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Time flys by too quickly

Monday, October 07, 2013

October already. Trying to make sure have all the supplies for the Christmas gifts that I am making and get busy on them. Time has gone by way too fast. Try and finish summer things and now need to get busy making sure ready for winter. Have had a lot of appointments. I wish they didn't seem to take so much of my time but they do. I swear they wear me out more than exercise does. I don't know if others feel this way, but my husband says the same thing. Wish I could have more energy. I hate feeling so far behind on what I want to get done. Haven't put up any Halloween decorations yet either. It still gets to me at times when I see the pictures of how thin I used to be and how I look now. I try to keep a stiff upper lip, but I feel I loose the battle a lot. I hope things get better soon. Winter is hard for me too. I know where to get the uv bulbs for my existing light fixtures if the lamp thing still does not go through.

  
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JUST_BRENDA 10/7/2013 6:51AM

    Personally, I rely on coffee!!! am only otherwise my insomnia is worse

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SMIDGON 10/7/2013 6:31AM

    I know exactly how you feel!
I look at photos and journals of how I use to be; and, then now! I can't even get in to my Rheu.! She called in sick! Do you suppose at my age; they are trying to figure out just how much they are going to do for me? I am 73! With Fibro., CFS; Heridity Neuropathy. {Balance] Osteoporous! Let's face it; this ole grey mare is not what she use to be!!!

I, like you, no energy! God will be with us; no matter what! It's still hard, right?

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Exercise getting better.

Sunday, September 01, 2013

It would be nice to be able to have the colorful trees they can have in warmer climates. I got my zumba exercise done twice this week. Today I made it through the whole step-by-step DVD. I had to pause it and walk around until my heart rate and breathing were at a good level to go again. Hoping to get into a good routine and stay in that routine even in winter. Even got more cleaning done this week than have in a long time. Normally if I had a good day for cleaning I would get a lot done, but my fibromyagia would hurt like the devil for the next two to three days.

  
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OTEN36 9/3/2013 5:28AM

    Good Job on the zumba. I wished I could do that but not right now. I do however enjoy working out in the swimming pool.
I'll get back on the treadmill this week and start there.
Thanks for the inspiration.
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NANA-B-FITZ 9/1/2013 11:43PM

    I'm not even close to being ready for zumba exercise emoticon
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KITTYCAT64 9/1/2013 7:24PM

    I try to t think of what I am doing as play. Boy, do I get you about doing too much then having a flare. I have made SP my full-time job, until I am used to walking , because if I do them both together I would end up in bed. You are doing great. Hugs Cathy emoticon


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WEARINGTHIN 9/1/2013 12:49AM

    Exercise often does get better when you are consistent with it. Many people begin to miss their exercise when they have days off. The key is to be doing something you like enough to do for a really lllooonnnngg time. Good luck, Glenn

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ZRIE014 9/1/2013 12:44AM

  keep with it

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