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Feet Don't Fail Me Now!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

emoticonSince I didn't sleep a wink last night I figured my engine would die out in the middle of my busy day. emoticon But, I was really counting on my feet to keep going. To my surprise it's my aching feet that dragged me to my computer. Ah, to rest a bit. Uh Oh, my eyelids are getting heavy. Hmmm....guess it's just one of those days when this body does not have any intention of getting through our to do list. emoticon So, maybe that's o.k. Maybe I'll just rest a bit emoticon and get myself going in time to meet the grandkids after school and cuddle that little 8 1/2 month old baby girl. emoticon I can't get enough of any of them. What a blessing to have them so near. Maybe we can read together or play some board games until I recharge. One can only hope. So....FEET...and the rest of this body.... emoticonplease, please, please don't fail me now. Have a great day friends! emoticon emoticon

  
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SARAHTAIT 9/10/2010 10:45AM

    Hope your feet keep on plodding along...thois grandbabies are sooo worth it. I wish mine was closer but I never get to see her. But one day I will I am sure. Give yours a BIG hug from me......
Hugs,
Sarah

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HAPPYMOM8 9/8/2010 7:36PM

    Feet dod't fail her now! Better get some shut eye though. Those babies are worth it. Pat

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 9/8/2010 6:26PM

    Gota love those baby feet. Hope you get some sleep. emoticon

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DAISYDAY25 9/8/2010 6:05PM

  I can relate to the tired I have not got enough sleep for about a week and it is taking its toll

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I No Better

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

So there I was again....standing in front of the fridge trolling for something to munch. I wasn't really hungry. I really needed to be checking things off my to do list. But, instead, I was distracting myself by staring at the contents of that darned fridge. I know what is good for me....a walk, emoticon some lunges, a few weights, emoticon some water. emoticon I am learning to actually 'no' better day by day. If I know, I should be able to 'no'. So I closed the fridge and stepped away. I paused to think. I took inventory. I know I'm not really hungry. Today I will 'no' better! This is a very good day. I hope it is a very good day for you as well! emoticon emoticon

  
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ANNE-ELIZ 9/7/2010 11:33PM

    I know that you know how to NO!

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GGMOM06 9/7/2010 8:35PM

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MEADSBAY 9/7/2010 5:11PM

    Thanks so much!
Just what I needed to hear right this very moment!
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BECCAW1977 9/7/2010 4:02PM

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SHANNAN85 9/7/2010 3:48PM

  That's AWESOME!!
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In the Eye of the Storm

Saturday, September 04, 2010

emoticonAs I watched reports of Hurricane Earl these past few days a number of things popped into my brain. Lately my life has felt a bit stormy. emoticon There is so much chaos around me with our daughter's family living with us, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon with us buying a condo and preparing to close on that and start moving these boxes I've been packing, with my 96 year old mom whose medical care I'm trying to manage from a couple of states away, emoticon with several groups counting on my volunteering, etc. etc. etc. Add to that the chaos of my body that always wants to rebel in response to migraines, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis and a thyroid that seems to need constant supervision. emoticon It does feel stormy at times. But there are other times, like this very moment when I feel the peace and calm in the eye of that storm. My daughter's family went to work on their house in another state that they are renting rooms to students in while they are here. emoticon It is a huge mansion and they didn't feel they could sell it just now. They left their German Shepherd with us and he has been a fun resident. emoticon All is ready for our condo close according to our funding agent and realtor, but we're opting only to close a week earlier than originally set. I need the time to pack. We could be camping with a big group this weekend, emoticon but with the dog here we decided to just go up for this evening and then for the day tomorrow. Again, less storminess of weathering cold night and setting up all the camp stuff. It will just be peace and beauty and friendship. I continue with my many volunteer endeavors, but for whatever reason each of those is in a calm place at the moment. Praise God. emoticon Each brings a different joy to my life and what can sometimes be difficult and stressful is so peaceful today. It is lovely to be resting in the eye. But, I know it can't last. I will use this time to catch my breath, get some exercise, emoticon get some sleep, emoticon pack a few boxes emoticon emoticon emoticonand enjoy my husband and friends. emoticon I know the storminess will be here soon enough. Sometime Monday afternoon the other side of that hurricane will be upon us. And so it goes. Storms come and go and if we and our loved ones survive we have much to be thankful for. I hope you are having a day that brings you whatever it is that you need the very most just now. Blessings emoticon

  
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ANNE-ELIZ 9/5/2010 10:29PM

    Enjoy the calm!... whether it's the calm before the storm or that inside the eye...

It's important to know whether to batten down the hatches or run for cover...

but for now, just enjoy! emoticon

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ANNTORR53 9/5/2010 7:37PM

    You life has similarities to mine. I have been a live in caregiver for my mother and I work a full time job. I also just have to ask God for discernment and strength to continue. When my stress level is high it is very hard for my body to let go. I need the calm time now. I am in the process of moving out of my mom's. I have to take care of myself which is not an easy thing for me to do. I am a caretaker and I am too codependent.

Humm..... I think I needed to say that. Codependency.

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SARAHTAIT 9/5/2010 7:46AM

    I can totally relate-my life has been once big storm yet I seek His face during it and find my peace and try my best to stay sane during these times when all chaos is breaking things apart. Thank God for sending us His Son to give us Rest when we are weary.
Hugs,
Sarah

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DEE107 9/4/2010 10:42PM

    Hope the storm passed you by as it did us too Hugs

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SMIDGON 9/4/2010 6:11PM

    I too have migraines, fibromylgia, chronic fatique. When all these ravage us at the same time, it is very dramictic. We just do what we have to do. It's hard, very hard.
God Bless and keep up the best you cn do.
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MEADSBAY 9/4/2010 5:14PM

    We really have to just pause and make the time to appreciate those peaceful moments in our lives.
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JUDY4652 9/4/2010 4:10PM

    You are juggling everything extremely well at the moment, and making the right decisions to still be able to join in things with your friends without upheavals. Well done!! Enjoy your weekend, and stay safe!

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KSHAGGY 9/4/2010 4:02PM

    Very nicely said....enjoy your weekend!

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Inspections!!???

Thursday, September 02, 2010

We're downsizing to a small condo soon and we've just gone through the inspection process. emoticon So many little details that add up to a lot of dollars. Will the seller agree to pay or will it all fall to us? I don't know, but it got me to thinking about the inspection process of myself. I do look at myself and pick at all the little flaws. emoticon
I focus on all the details that are wrong - those few gray hairs, the dry skin, the lack of coordination and energy, those stubborn pounds, the bad choices, the fitful sleep, etc. etc. etc. Negative, so negative. All this negative thinking brings me to unhealthy places.
When I look at what will soon be my new home I see a beautifully remodeled space all on one level. I see the roof garden emoticon emoticon and amazing views. I see the exercise room, emoticon the hot tub, the sauna, the lovely clubhouse space. I can also look at me and see the wife, the daughter, the mother, the sister, the friend, the volunteer, and the GRANDMA. emoticon I see the years of wonderful memories and the wonderful memories yet to be made. I see the healthy foods emoticon and water that have given me enough energy for this day. emoticon I see the results of a decent number of sleep hours. emoticon I see the gifts and blessings that flow into and through my life. Yes, I think...there is a time for inspection. And there is a time to give thanks emoticon and a time to enjoy this moment. emoticon I pray you have many joyous moments today as you see the wonderful you that you are right now! emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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ANNE-ELIZ 9/3/2010 9:58PM

    AMEN!

What a great blog!

Thank you. emoticon

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MEXGAL1 9/2/2010 10:39PM

    great blog. thanks for sharing.
Sallie

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MEADSBAY 9/2/2010 9:05PM

    SWEET!
I loved this blog.
thnx!
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(btw- home inspectors always feel like they have to find things to justify their fees- negotiate w/the sellers)

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NURSNANA 9/2/2010 8:34PM

    Good reminder for all of us! You are not alone when you slip into negative thoughts! Your condo sounds so lovely! I hope someday we can move into a condo! Thanks for all of your thought provoking blogs! Hugs, Nancy emoticon

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KAREN42BOYS 9/2/2010 6:31PM

    what a beautiful and fresh way of looking at this!

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JUDY1676 9/2/2010 6:07PM

    What a great reflection! Thanks for sharing!

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GRANPATTIE 9/2/2010 3:45PM

    This was such a nice blog. We sometimes get trapped into all those "little things" about ourselves and forget about all the blessings. When I count mine today, you'll be one of them! Thanks for posting this.

Pat

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SPEEDY143 9/2/2010 3:26PM

    emoticonI'll be counting my blessing today... and naming them one by one emoticon

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Worn out --- not again!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

I am so exhausted. Everyone in my household has been sick. That's part of the 'joy' of having grandkids living here and returning to school. They left for their house this morning for a weekend with daddy who isn't able to move here until March due to his practice contract (neurologist). Anyway, we have four days and nights without the little ones so I'm hoping I can get some things done that need doing. But, I also hope we can get healthy here as there is a move in our future in about 4 weeks. I must spend time each day sorting and discarding. I'm glad there is so much to co that is so physical. I know this is good for me on so many levels. But, still it is hard, very hard. I look forward to the weekend when my husband will be here to help. I think we can accomplish a lot if we just determine to do so. Yes, I'm worn out...again! But, I do see the light at the end of the tunnel and am thankful for every moment of extra movement this allows me to do. Have a great day everyone!

  
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ANNE-ELIZ 9/1/2010 10:21PM

    How familiar is that refrain!? Feel a bit better, work really hard, get really exhausted, rest a bit, feel a bit better, work a bit harder get even more exhausted.

That's not to say that there's not a vast amount of stuff to do.

Maintaining balance when the ground keeps changing beneath us is no easy feat.

Figuring out the difference between being tired and being EXHAUSTED and what it takes to get back from each of those states, is a very difficult proposition. emoticon

I second the motion for rest! emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 8/26/2010 4:08PM

    Make sure that you get plenty of rest. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NKBEAUTY 8/26/2010 4:00PM

    Sorry to hear that you are tired...I know EXACTLY how you feel. Wishing you a nice rest...take care,

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