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lazy day yesterday

Sunday, December 04, 2011

My meds make me drowsy, plus I am rising earlier to adjust the bod to that 4 a.m. clock starting tomorrow. Slept in chair for a few hours, got up, wrote out all of my Christmas cards except two that I do not have the winter addys to put on the envelope.
One last day of freedom until next AUgust... back to the grind. HOpe my hand performs after all that pain and time off....

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KILLERANGEL47 12/5/2011 4:33AM

    You are very organised! I have no idea what to give my family for Christmas and I definitely havenít done any cards! emoticon

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SLIMLILA 12/4/2011 10:37PM

    My dd has her plans made about Christmas cards too. She took baby to Walmart for photos today and when they come back on Dec. 16, she will enclose them in of cards...cutting it close but for people without a a computer, it will be special.

You take care of yourself and be safe.

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NORASPAT 12/4/2011 10:16PM

    I hope your meds do not make you drowsy driving to work in the early mornings. Do be careful and ease in to the work if you possibly can.

Take it easy HUGS Pat in Maine,xoxo emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MISSY994 12/4/2011 7:22AM

  what? You did your Christmas cards? I am beyond impressed. You are awesome, you're on top of things!

Sounds like you had an exhausted day yesterday, not a lazy day.

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Notice another

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Taking the time to notice another person's day, their mood.... maybe today I can do one thing to help or change somebody's mood or day to be better. I will try to be more aware and share something, whether it be time or talent, to help another person.. to be aware that I can make a difference in another person for better..

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KILLERANGEL47 12/5/2011 4:30AM

    That's a great idea!! emoticonThere are lots of people who need a bit of cheering up, it would really help lift their spirits! emoticon

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NORASPAT 12/3/2011 3:26PM

    Linda, that is definitely a positive part of spark. I am feeling so much more positive posting on peoples message boards these days. I like to encourage people but I do not want lots of friends to follow. I have the perfect number and when they want to friend me I thank them but I take my time in friending them. Some of them still correspond and I love it that way.
I just like talking and helping people who have situations I have been able to overcome and I am happy to share the positive outcomes for encouragement.
HUGS Linda you are special to me Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticonyou are emoticon emoticon

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Friday, December 02, 2011

I am seeing something this winter that I did not see last winter: I do not feel so depressed. Maybe it is the fact that we just got snow one day before December, maybe because I am not exhausted from working,, or the fact that mom is now in assisted living, parents home is finally being properly maintained. NOt sure, but am seeing that it is only four or five months of bitter,freezing cold left.

Went to workplace yesterday, discussed my work schedule for returning next week. I only work four hours a day, one day four and a half. A lot of things have changed since I left for surgery, so I was anxious about it, but it turns out that I do not have to be in as early as I thought. I get to sleep in until 4 a.m.!!

I had a wonderful massage by a senior student, have scheduled another for next Thursday after work! The massage school has a policy of giving you a free massage after you buy 6, so since I got $5 off mine yesterday, the next one will be $20 off! A 90 minute hot stone massage for $10!

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KILLERANGEL47 12/5/2011 4:27AM

    OMG! emoticonWhat a great deal!! emoticon It's hard to believe that most people are paying $200! I bet they would be so jealous!! emoticon


Iím glad you are feeling so much more optimistic and happy! emoticon I told you things would start looking up for you!
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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/2/2011 6:23PM

    Lucky you! about that massage. I could sure use one and ahve been emailing and calling massage schools. No responses as of yet.

I think you are feeling better because you ahd some much needed tme off work even if it was without pay you needed a break. You work too darn hard.

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NORASPAT 12/2/2011 9:49AM

    I am so glad to hear there is an improvement in your health.
Just thinking about all that went down last year with Mom and the kitchen. I am so happy you feel you are in a better, more optimistic place. I am so Happy for you.
I hope getting back to work even with the hours changed you will be able to get more sleep. I sure do hope it works out for you. HUGS Pat in Maine. HUGS emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KASEYCOFF 12/2/2011 6:28AM

    Good that you're feeling better about this winter - and I bet a discounted massage doesn't hurt, either--!

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hot stone massage

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Today I am having another hot stone massage return to work after three months unpaid time off for surgery. It is so easy to schedule one when you are not working. They are students and do a fantastic job, PLUS I have a coupon for $5 off their extremely reasonable rate of $30.00 for a 90 minute hot stone massage with reflexology if I choose, which I always do! $25 for a wonderful, healing treatment that costs over $200 down the street at a salon, done by someone who graduated from this school a few months ago, and did my value massage a few times while here!

I was very hesitant to spend $$ on this frivolity, but it is a great treatment for my fibromyalgia, arthritis, asthma, high blood pressure, so I have had a couple in the past three months.. Most of their clients get one every week or every other week! Oh, to be wealthy enough to be retired or just, well, wealthy! I do not drink (with the exception of the occasional glass of wine), gamble, or smoke anything, so I feel this is my healthy vice.

Since the temps are in the mid 20's now, I dread stepping my toe out the door, but I need to run more errands, get with moms snowplow guy to set up a schedule, and buy make-up stamps for some old stamps of mom's before the new year. The 45 cent stamp begins next month. I just bought twenty sheets of forever stamps to beat the new price.. emoticon

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KILLERANGEL47 12/5/2011 4:22AM

    Mmm...Sounds very luxurious!! emoticonMoney well spent, I say especailly since it's working so well for you!! emoticon

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NORASPAT 12/1/2011 5:59PM

    LINDA, I am so glad you have found a therapy that helps. It's great that you feel so much better after it nad being able to get it at an affordable price is even better. We are snow free for a few days. I got to take a walk today outdoors with DH nad Spark friend.
HUGS Pat in Maine.
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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/1/2011 2:11PM

    Oh wow! I want one of those so bad. I can sure use a hot stone massage. && don't forget to drink more water.

I called the local Cosmotology or massage school in Wilsonvill. Asked if they have a student clinic where they do massages for grading and was given a nmber. I called left a message and no one returned the call. Go figure...

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ERIN4771 12/1/2011 7:00AM

    as a massage therapist, i am so happy to hear you enjoying the benefits of this!!! with the fibro, it's a great thing especially!!! one way to look at it though, it's not frivolous to take something for yourself, for your health!! it's essential for muscle recovery, and mental state of mind....i'm glad you found a place that is reasonable (my center doesn't charge extra for stone massage, it's makes no sense in my mind).....take care of yourself, enjoy your time!!!

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First snowfall..

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Supposed to get 4-6 inches from last night until this morning, another inch of the stuff today!
DD was still pumping rainwater off the pool cover Monday evening, it was that warm, now BAM!! IT is a blizzard! We were out of town yesterday visiting my aunt in a nursing home,, 55 mph winds, rain, then sleet. Now this lovely stuff! Here we go winter of 2011-2012!

We will be homebound today, and I am so grateful I do not have to go back to work until next week! I am having problems with VERY swollen legs and ankles for some reason. The ankles were very bad last night:I elevated them, and now I just took some lasix,,, it is working!! THe ankles look much better.. Looks like only some treadmill and some exercises I saw on the Ellen show yesterday, I can do some of them even without using my hand.

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KILLERANGEL47 12/5/2011 4:18AM

    WOW! emoticonYou are lucky not to get burried! I'm glad your legs are much better! emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/30/2011 5:48PM

    Pictures of that snowfall please! You know i love pictures from your area of any season.
So sorry to hear that about your legs and ankles. Keep them elevated.

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KASEYCOFF 11/30/2011 12:01PM

    I have that swollen-ankles problem too sometimes. They suggested I lay on the floor with my legs at a 90 degree angle up along the wall. Nuisance, but - it works surprisingly well!

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HADYDADUBR 11/30/2011 9:42AM

    We got our first snow fall too.
Look after yourself.

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ERIN4771 11/30/2011 8:01AM

    glad the swelling is going down!! and yes, the first snowfall is the best, especially when it sticks around longer than a day emoticon...enjoy being cozy and warm in the house today!!!

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CORINNEMOMMY 11/30/2011 6:12AM

    Waiting for our first snowfall here in central ohio! Just a lot of rain now!

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    The first snowfall is always so pretty.........then I want it to melt :-) I hear what you're saying. The older I get the less I enjoy the thought of being out in it and don't like feeling trapped in my house. Great that you have a treadmill to keep those body parts moving. Stay warm, Pat

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ROX525 11/30/2011 5:18AM

    Long car travel really swells my legs. We are getting that horrible rain for 3 days now...They say snow for us Friday in Ohio. Not looking forward to it at all. Have a wonderful and safe week and weekend!

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