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66 days to Paradise...

Monday, June 11, 2012

Back to work today for a rest.. We did get the pool liner all cut up, rolled into huge bundles and Kristy hauled them out to the street for trash pickup tomorrow. They are wet, heavy with sand from the deep end,,, I am sure glad I have my Rubbermaid yard buggy to haul these things!! We spent two solid hours in 90 degree heat, 98% humidity, getting this done,, I could not move anymore so we did not flip the pool cover and dump it in the deep end.. that is for tomorrow.. We did get all of the bricks out of the deep end and loaded them into the buggy, I hosed them all off of scum, slime, nightcrawlers, snails, etc,, wet composty leaves..
stacked them on the deck until after I get the dump truck through the yard and get the hole filled in..
That water smells exactly like a cow died, putrified in its' own manure for about twenty years. I have mucked more stalls than I care to count, know of what I speak...
We did get a lot fo toxins out through sweat during that time though.. it kind of felt good to do that.. we did have to re-hydrate later,,, felt dizzy..
we were good later,, I was so hungry,, but Kristy grilled mock steaks for her, grilled those sheepshead from Texas, with dill weed, lemon pepper and non-transfat oleo..
I never had sheepshead fish before, but Dan and Patsy, friends, brought it back from their winter there two years ago.. it tastes like whitefish!! I was stunned!!
I cannot abide the smell or taste of any seafood.. these were caught off Mustang Island, (Galveston), TX.

Kristy has been gradually leaving salt off her foods.. she used to put the shaker right near her plate and season foods before tasting, like her dad.. now she leaves teh shaker in teh cabinet!! I am so happy..

Today it is humid (95%), 80 degrees, the air is thick and sticky,, supposed to get thunderstorms.. indoors cleaning today..

I do believe that my investment of super-insulating my full attic, is paying off..yesterday in the 90 degree heat, our home was 72 degrees BEFORE the A/C was turned on..It only kicked on three times the whole day, so we turned it off last night,, today too,, a cool 72 degrees in here today!!
This is a good day, not a lot of fibro pain...

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/14/2012 9:32PM

    WAY TO GO!! That's an awful lot of work that you and K completed. Glad it is staying cooler in the house.

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PANNSTRICK 6/11/2012 10:38PM

    Way to go!! It always makes you feel better when you've accomplished a task.
emoticon JOB!!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 6/11/2012 7:56PM

    wow! It's really warming up there. A balmy 70 degrees here. You two did an awfl lot of work hat's good and I bet you are feeling better, too.

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GERIKRAGH 6/11/2012 1:05PM

    Sounds like you got a lot done. Congrats!

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NAKIOMA 6/11/2012 12:55PM

    Wow - what a day you both put in. Think you deserve a little down time now though. ................enjoy - the heaviest is already done.................Naki

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67 days...

Sunday, June 10, 2012

When I return home from shopping this morning, I am going out and work on the pool liner again,,Supposed to be 90 degrees, so I will purge some toxins out there!! I am SO blessed to have gotten A/C a few years ago, now that the pool is gone.
Once inside alter, I have laundry, cleaning, bill paying to do, so it is never dull...

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/10/2012 10:39PM

    67 days and counting...
Hope you were able to enjoy your AC today and get all those little tasks completed. What all is left to do on the pool liner? Is the water all off it or has it just rained more? Hope you take it easy out there in the heat.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 6/10/2012 10:49AM

    tsk tsk... you and K need a day of nothingness.

Enjoy the cool a/c indoors.

We ahve sunshine today! Yay!

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68 days left

Saturday, June 09, 2012

I am now posting my countdown to make the vacation time seem more real. I have already started bundling sunscreens, books, foods that are convenient yet nourishing for our trip. SInce I made up a packing list the day after my LAST vacation, I am set for knowing what to bring. WHen I called to deposit $$ for reserve, I had a list made up of things I did NOT see last year in teh one bedroom cabin, so asked owners exactly what is in the kitchen.

She was surprised that I was so early and organized, that I thought of little things that most people do not think of until they get up there.. I am a list person, checking things off as I go,,I have always been like that, but now with the fibromyalgia, it is essential that I do or I would forget everything.. I do..

The high temps and high humidity keeps me in the house today,, 70 degrees in here without a/c..just closed windows..
no sleep again last night even after a pain pill, so will do things I can do without pain indoors..

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/10/2012 2:02AM

    My dd is also a list person and the most organized person I have ever met. She probably gets it honestly although I am sure it drives her dh a bit crazy. But she is always prepared.
Sure hope you are able to get some relief from your pain. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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NORASPAT 6/9/2012 8:26PM

    Linda i too am a list person. Every time we make a trip I make a list and check it off.
Unfortunately I often come home with the next list to add to the first list. Usually by list #3 I am organised again.
Hope you can find some pain relief, HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 6/9/2012 4:48PM

    Very good to be organized.

You and K need some rest and do nothing for one day.

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A nice sunny day.

Friday, June 08, 2012

As we travel through this life, we are meant to stop and appreciate things that we see in our everyday life. Count the veins in a leaf, get really close to a flower when bumblebee is in it(no, they will not sting you) or just sit and watch birds or ants go along their industrious way. It will make you feel lazy and make you want to do SOMETHING to feel useful!!
My personal favorite is ants. Been doing it since I can remember... Get comfortable by an anthill or a crack in the sidewalk anywhere and watch them,, you cannot stop them from their journey to get and fetch and serve the hill!! reminds me of my job....

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/8/2012 9:55PM

    I lost my response before it posted. UGH!!! Great blog. Hope this means you are feeling better. I do stop and smell the flowers, watch the animals, etc. when walking our trails. Yesterday I was watching the ants between the sidewalks when I took out the trash.
Hope you are getting some restful sleep.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 6/8/2012 4:32PM

    Nice visual, Lin

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THRIVE2DAY 6/8/2012 4:19PM

    I love watching the sun rise as I'm walking my 2 miles in the park. When I'm done, I enjoy the morning outside on my porch with my puppies as we watch and listen to the birds.
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NORASPAT 6/8/2012 2:40PM

    LINDA, those were very nice sentiments watching nature. How is work going these days. I know your vacation is a while away, I hope you are feeling better by now. HUGS PAT in MAINE emoticon emoticon

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GERIKRAGH 6/8/2012 1:23PM

    Great advice. Thank you. I DO stop and smell flowers, but I don't examine them closely.

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Thursday, June 07, 2012

Trying to add even more water intake today,, Still taking the white kidney bean extract and

7 keto DHEA, Still having the hot electric needles pain everywhere, not as frequently, but enough to make more than a 45 minute sleep cycle impossible... This morning , after seven trips to the ladies room at night, I got up and fell to the floor with dizziness,,, the fluid buildup in m inner ear was bad, so went to work anyway,, hoping to lose the water over the course of the day, it was along day too, I worked over yesterday and today for a coworker to get the extra hours..
tomorrow I am not volunteering to stay for anybody, I am in pain and exhausted, this darned fibromyalgia is accelerating..

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/8/2012 7:28AM

    I hope that you are soon able to get some restful sleep and that the pain eases for you. I have no idea how you are doing all that you do. Praying for you and your DD.

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  A friend of mine with meniere's disease (with vertigo and fluid build up behind her ears) has been helped by taking curcumin (the active ingredient in tumeric).

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DEBBIEANNE1124 6/7/2012 4:37PM

    hot electric needle??? That sounds like what i felt in the hands wrists and arms when i had carpal tunnel syndrom. Where else are you feeling that? Is that actually what fibro feels like? A friend told me fibro feels like really bad muscle spasms. Hope you and Kristy can both forget about chores and REST.

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