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Powerless

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Woke up this morning to find we had no power. We spent most of the day in kind of a limbo because we spoke to no one and were not sure when we would get the power back. My shoulder was in pain all day because of the driving yesterday so I just was in a funk. By 3:30 the power came back and we tried to spend some time working on the roof. By 5:30 we gave it up and were lazy again. We had soft boiled eggs for supper and are calling it a day.

  
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A New Hairdo and Gaining Control

Thursday, September 13, 2012

I vowed today I would find a hairdresser who would listen to me and help me overcome the hurdles to starting a new hairstyle and I found a great girl. She listened intently and did as I asked, which was to comb it all forward, trim bangs, eliminate the side part and trim the back and sides so it will eventually fall the way I want it to. She also was very interested in our pioneering work in Mexico for our Faith (Bahai). So it was worth the exorbitant price I paid because I got everything I wanted plus she was so open minded it was a treat.

On the way in to the city I drove for 2.5 hrs while the hubby drove 1 hr. It is a little lopsided but as soon as I start driving he falls asleep so it seems fair that I drive more. Same thing on the way back. Any way, it gave me a lot of time to think and I thought a lot about control. We cannot control the weather.....so we dress accordingly. We cannot control our abilities....so we work with what we have (the story of the talents comes to mind). Some of us are meant to be scientists, surgeons and CEOs but most of us are not. A friend of mine was content to work at MacDonalds all her working life and she may have felt she was not cut out for higher aspirations. She was an exemplary employee and loved by all. I have done many things some I was better at than others but if I could do it all over again I would have been a teacher, that was what made me happiest and I could have been good at it other than the dabbling I have done. But that brings me to the fact that I was a great wife but the marriage was a disaster. I was a great mom but because of other people's actions and choices some of my children made, 2 out of 4 relationships are strained. These were things I had little or no control over. My second marriage is excellent but at least he gives it about 20% which seems to be enough if I give it 80%. That is so much better than nothing. So what do I have control over: world finances?, wether or not my siblings or friends love me? my gentics (as in my height or bone structure, coloring or general attractiveness? No I don't have control over any of these. So what it boils down to is that the only thing I have control over is MY ACTIONS and the EMOTIONS I ALLOW TO RUN RIOT. That is very humbling but it is also freeing in that I need not worry about all those other things I cannot control but I must deal with the things I can control. I can choose what to eat and when, I can choose to exercise and to get enough sleep. Those are the things to concentrate on and I will just pray about the rest and leave them to the Creator as he is in charge of those.

  
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SHERYLDS 9/13/2012 9:29AM

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ELAYNE39 9/13/2012 8:44AM

    Congrats on finding a great hairstylist! Lucky you!

Your blog reminds me of the Serenity Prayer......changes the things you can, accept what you can't change, and wisdom to know the difference. Great thought for the day! Thank You.

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Tuesday!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I had decided to try to blog regularly in order to fulfill my commitment to journal regularly and I am happy that I did. It is working out okay. Toda;y I need to make a couple of calls to check on medical stuff and I need to get on my bike to try it out finally. I need to do that along with roofing and a walk with Shirley again. Yesterday she called and we walked the dogs. We came upon a ground nest of wasps and both of her dogs were stung. We kept on going and after a while I suddenly felt a very sharp poke at the junction of my leg and butt cheek. Sure enough I was stung. Crap!!!! Oh well at least I am not allergic to the darn things. My daughter told me the other day that she again had an allergic reaction and she still has no idea what she is allergic to. She has had it in many locations, many times of year and under many different circumstances but even though she has been medically tested no answers. She may never know. Nothing too exciting in my life but lots of healthy food, and exercise.

  
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SHERYLDS 9/11/2012 12:18PM

    I'm a city gal .... never knew wasp had ground nests.
Sorry for your plight...hope you and your daughter fare better.
Keep walking ... great progress.

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An Iffy Day!

Monday, September 10, 2012

1.On the plus side yesterday the neighbor did not light a fire so we got a lot done. 2. I made cookies in the afternoon and was able to stick to just a few. I used an artificial sweetner instead of half the sugar so they were not quite as evil. Plus I added oats to up my oats in general. 3. We cut off our TV signal a couple of months ago and since then we only watch Netflix. First we watched all the Bones episodes and a couple of movies and then we started on MI5. They are exciting to the max but a tad depressing. So we have been on the look out for something a little cheerier and boy did we find it "Lie to Me". It is so good, exciting and uplifting while being very educational at the same time. We are thrilled to have made this discovery. On the not so good side our neighbor lit a fire first thing this morning. It is a cool day but oh well! We will see what can be done after we get the day started. When my husband enters meltdown which he often does I tell him to try to live moment to moment and maybe it will not be so difficult. I totall;y see that he is having problems with his mental capacity and that would be a symptom of his neurological disorder. I wish I knew the name of it so that I could investigate it further but the neurologist was not very forthcoming and seemed a cranky person as well so it discouraged any further questions. Ticks me off and I think I will have a chat with our nurse practitioner about it because after requisitioning the MRI the neurologist has jus totally written him off.
My shoulder is improving slowly but surely. The pinched nerve in my neck and the fact that my shoulder bone warped forward ever so slightly is making me so much more aware of the need to get exercise and eat properly. Again I applaud my therapist and I see a path to good health being imperative if I want to enjoy the next 30 (?) yrs.

  
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REACHING4HOME 9/10/2012 3:39PM

    ALL IN ALL, IT SOUNDS LIKE THINGS ARE GOING QUITE WELL FOR YOU. THAT IS REALLY GOOD TO HEAR.
ERIN

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Smoke and Mirrors

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Yesterday my husband and I were working on the roof as usual which means cutting tin and placing it where it belongs and then I screw it into place with an electric drill. My husband is allergic to smoke. This is a huge thing for us as we cannot go anywhere that there is smoke. Well as we are working merrily away the neighbor lit a fire in her furnace and the smoke came out of her chimney. At first it drifted in the opposite direction than us but eventually it came our way. My husband had a meltdown as he always does when it comes to smoke. Silly fool accused me of not supporting him enough as I should be able to do something about this. I told him that he is a fool and should grow up. It was not a serious quarrel but I see the writing on the wall about his future participation in the work on the roof. So am I prepared to finish it myself? I have been thinking about this and if I have a blade to cut tin on the skill saw I may be able to do 95% of the work. How the heck do I get into these ridiculous situations???? Shoulder still sore but getting better and at least I have cooked a fair amount of food ahead so that frees up some time for me. I will have to do a lot of praying in order to get through the next couple of weeks.

  
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WONDERFUL2BME 9/10/2012 2:19AM

    Wow, sounds like quite the job. I do a lot of the fix its around my place, but I have never done roof work. Be careful!

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SHERYLDS 9/9/2012 11:36AM

    I'm allergic to smoke ... but it's cigarette smoke.
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