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Today will be better

Monday, August 22, 2011

Yesterday was an accumulation of many uck days in a row. Today will be better. My meltdown is over. That took help from people who care. I thank all of you who stopped by my page and/or sent sparkmails with encouragement.

Today it's going to be a day of much needed rest. I'm not going to expect anything from myself other than to try to learn how to totally relax. There is nothing I can do to take the burden off my hubby - I can't change the army's schedule.

I am going to be praying for all those who have served or are currently serving that have given me the right to relax and recoup.

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MCJULIEO 8/22/2011 12:56PM

    It already is better... we're rooting for you!

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CED1976 8/22/2011 10:51AM

    it has just been plain hot lately and with being tired anyway you are feeling down. don't let it get to you. emoticon hang in there, remember one foot in front of the other, just one day at a time and you will get from here to there. i'm here for you too emoticon you are going to be ok! emoticon

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GRAMLORI 8/22/2011 8:14AM

You're right.....we can't do anything about the army....they just "are". So relax, do what's good for YOU today, and never stop praying. Take care of you, because if you don't, you can't take care of your soldier.

BIG emoticon being sent to you from way down south. I will also be praying for you, my friend. emoticon. Praying for the peace of God to rest within your soul. emoticon

Hang in there, you're not alone.
Your sister in Christ,

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Too Tired to be Tired

Sunday, August 21, 2011

I hate fibro. I feel too old for army life. Please forgive my rant.

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GRAMLORI 8/22/2011 8:49AM

    What rant? emoticon

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CATHYGETSFIT 8/22/2011 12:17AM

    That's what all of your Spark friends & other friends are for, is to listen to you through the good times and the not so good times!


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DUSTYPRAIRIE 8/21/2011 8:26PM

    you all are SPECTACULAR! one of the things about fibro - you forget how to spell and do arithmatic. (sigh)

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65GOINGSTRONG 8/21/2011 7:12PM

  From one vet to another, it's part of the price we paid. I empathize with you. Weather doesn't help. Take care and try not to stress out (if it's possible).

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SMIDGON 8/21/2011 7:02PM

    Hey, you don't need to ask forgiveness. All of us, who have Fibro know where your at!

Just came home from a large picnic. Had a great time, but, was so 'bone-tired' I couldn't even think straight. Had to take a nap.



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JUNEBUG1944 8/21/2011 5:41PM

    That's the beauty of SP, you can rant all you want! We're here to listen, help, and encourage.

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A New Week!

Monday, August 08, 2011

Usually Sunday is my day to set goals for the upcoming week. Yesterday was so out of kilter, though. From the looks of it, so will all week be. Hubby is in the midst of his AT (annual training, army speak) and his schedule is erractic. My animals are even off schedule.

What to do? Main meals earlier in the day. Desserts for an anytime supper. (anyone who knows me knows that could be a whole grain waffle with berries and nuts). Try to sleep.

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WALNUT5612 8/12/2011 7:26PM

    Hope your week went well!!!

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COMPUCATHY 8/12/2011 8:12AM

    Hope your week went well and you have a great TGIF! Sounds like you are "going with the flow" and "rolling with the punches". Atta girl! Keep up the good work! Thanks for all your encouragement! Spark on! emoticon

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CED1976 8/11/2011 7:50AM

    good idea to set goals you can attain. keep up the good work. you're doing great! army life isn't easy under the best of circumstances (retired AF here) but training days and TDYs are the PITTS. just do what you can to keep on track and know that you will get where you what to be by putting on foot in front of the other and taking it one day at a time. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Goodbye July

Sunday, July 31, 2011

The month started off great. I was on track with goals, learning new exercises, and staying very close to my nutrient plan. Then the fibro monster hit. I got off track. I got back on trackfor several days once he backed off. I should have known better - don't over-do. But I didn't so I did. It wasn't even strenous exercise - just lots of moving and dancing as I was able to catch up on some much needed housework. Of course that led to another flare.

It got me down but so many Sparklers contacted me with understanding, reassurance and encouragement. SP has incredible members.

I'm due to start a new challenge tomorrow. It is going to be good to start fresh in a new week, a new month. I will look back only to remember not to repeat the same mistakes. I'm going to find a local Spark buddy to walk and talk with.

July, Good-bye.

(note: I plan to put a picture of the sun setting over the mountains this evening.)

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4EVER21B 8/2/2011 3:07PM

    emoticon You are doing just fine!

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  Last July was so much fun for me. We went to CA for vacation and I walked on the beach and swam in a lake and just relaxed, had fun. This July was not fun, so I say farewell July. I hope August is better!

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SACOST 7/31/2011 3:32PM

    You have such courage and determination. I hope that August is a great month for you.
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PARKERB2 7/31/2011 10:19AM

    We can look forward to be able to start fresh as a new month begins. I think that is great. Hang in there and have a good journey. Have a good day. emoticon

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Gotta Smile!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The barnyard animals were going crazy from 2am on. My dogs stayed quiet, though. But then, they don't go after a pack (of coyotes) but will run off a soloist. This went on til daybreak. Finally my dogs went out, but quietly. I left the door open so they could come back in when they were ready. I heard something come in and thought nothing about it until a duck started quacking at me and running in circles. How a pekin managed to get out I don't know - they don't fly. Just the same, there it was in the middle of the parlor.

I had to smile.

It got back outside but ran around like crazy. I guess I could count running around trying to get it back into it's yard as some exercise. It's advised to break the (exercise) routine. I did.

Another smile.

I was more than awake so decided to get to town early. The sun was breaking over the plains. The earth seemed to glow. Everything was so fresh and new. An antelope appeared next to me and he ran just ahead of me for about 1/2 mile. Finally he gracefully lept over a barbed wire fence. Magnificent!

The contented smile stayed plastered on my face all the way to town.

God is good.

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PRECIOUSMAZIE 7/28/2011 10:08AM

    I love living in the county! Being a city girl from birth I never knew the country could be so beautiful or so noisy until I move to KY and now live in the Smokies. Your story just emphasizes how wonderful county life and life in general is! Please keep sharing! God is Good!

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GRAMLORI 7/28/2011 9:36AM

    How funny!! And then to watch the antelope......beautiful! A great way to start off your day!

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MEGMCDO 7/27/2011 3:40PM

    Your blog post made me laugh! I don't live on a farm, but in a rural community, and we have two hens. I can't imagine one of them ending up in the living room running around. Just the image makes me smile.

And your description of your early trip into town was beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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