Wednesday, June 29, 2011
I dropped out of 3 teams today...sigh. Thanks to those of you who offered support last night when I mentioned I was going to do this. I view this as a temporary thing. If nothing else, curiosity will get me to rejoin and check in on my SP friends. I hope, rather, that I rejoin and jump in with full energy. In the meantime, I need to get my act together.
I have been doing tax research at work for more than a week. I LOVE the law but would rather read case law (judicial opinions) instead of statutes any day of the week. But I am BLESSED to be working, so I am not going to complain! Since this is not particularly interesting to me and it is frustrating when I don't find the answers at the first pass, I have to step away from the computer frequently (and load up on the caffeine - only a little joke!).
Speaking of caffeine, I have cut way back on my diet soda. Not by intention except that I decided not to have any soda until I'd had at least 5 glasses of water. I have been drinking more waterand less soda.
Last weekend, I bought a Conair thermal spa bath mat from my neighbor who's selling her home and retiring to FL. I used it tonight and it really helped my aching body. My tender Achilles tendon is still sore, but the inflammation is greatly reduced. BF is diabetic, so he tried it and his feet feel much better! I hope this stimulates his circulation.
Thanks for the Spark Goodies and positive thoughts!
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
In the next day or so, I will leave a few teams. Not because I don't care about my SparkFriends or the focus of the team, but for myself. I am on overload in far too many areas of my life and I need to take small steps towards restoring balance.
One team seems to need more involvement than I can fairly give. How can I help others when I am paddling backwards on my own Spark journey? I have gained nearly 10 pounds in the past 2+ weeks and I cannot let that continue.
In other news - the shoulder feels great. The wrist sprain is still there, but not nearly as painful. Worload is nuts, but I am so grateful to be working, I can't complain. Fires everywhere, including beautiful New Mexico (I grew up there). People are evacuating and abandoning their pets.
I could go on. We all have our own songs to sing about life!
Now it's time to log off and get some sleep!
As I drift off to sleep, I pray for the safety of the fire fighters and their support staff, I pray for rain and I pray for people and issues I care about. Thank you - gratitude is part of prayer and I am grateful for you.
Monday, June 27, 2011
I stepped on the scale this morning. Up again. Not so much from overeating as it is from under-exercising. My shoulder and wrist sprain are much better, as is the tendonitis. I go in tomorrow for the follow-up appointment on the sprains.
The tape measure also gave unhappy numbers but there were some surprises.
I did not eat a balanced plate today despite better intentions. Good thing I get to try again tomorrow!
My pedometer's battery is dying and I won't be able to replace that before tomorrow's walk at the VA. I'll probably use the numbers I did last time I went there plus more because of the trip to the doctor and some other errands.
Still, I end the day in an upbeat fashion and will build on the foundation tomorrow.
Thanks for the SparkGoodies, the comments and all the support!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
I tripped at work today. It was actually at the cafe next door. There was an uncovered outlet in the floor that did not have the proper cover plate. My shoe caught an edge and I fell. My cup of coffee, my apple and my breakfast went flying. I landed on my left arm and knee, wrenching my right wrist and shoulder as I fell. I was so empbarrassed! It did not seem that bad at first, but the shoulder started hurting, my wrist was quite swollen.
HR and Facilities sent me to the workers comp clinic. What a fun way to waste several hours - not! I had so many x rays, I am surprised I don't glow! Inflammation galore! I have ice packs, a splint and anti-inflammatory and pain killer. I am to be on limited duty for a while. Not sure what that means since I spend all day in front of the computer!
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