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Frumpy, Fuming Friday!

Friday, May 11, 2012

I was really tired and a bit sore from yesterday, but still sleep won't come to me, so I rested in bed until I couldn't stand it any longer and got out and Sparked for a while, and then had breakfast. It was strange not exercising first thing in the morning, but decided to rest as I was going to an advanced step class in the evening.
My partner and I had another decent game, which is looking good for our tournament time in Penticton. She is going to see if she can get two more practise games with me before then. It will mean her cancelling games with her other partners.
Very sad news is my regular bridge partner for Tuesdays is in very bad shape. The MRI found a growth on her back that has been causing all her horrible back and hip pain -they have sent her to the cancer center :(( This really came on so very fast. She had been complaining about the hip pain which they had diagnosed as bursitis, but no treatment worked for that. Then the back pain came on suddenly and really ramped up. I hope they can do something for her.
Another lady from the club is battling lung cancer -shocking as neither her or her husband smoke although I wouldn't know if perhaps they might have at one time.
I was battling the ferocious winds walking to and from the club and actually felt it pushing me while I was on my scooter to the fitness facility in the evening. I wore a toque and a hood to keep the grit out of my ears and face as much as possible. Of course, when I got home, my apartment was flooded with the forced in smoke from my neighbor's. I opened the door, and tried to air it out to no avail, wasn't able to get so much as a breeze through, guess the wind was in the wrong direction :( I had a nice supper, and then discovered to my horror, there was NO hot water!! So no shower and no being able to get my very smelly laundry done :(
Mom is going to her water class Saturday morning, so I decided to go to my Zumba and kickboxing ones. We were going to go to the Farmer's Market Saturday morning, but by the time I get back and shower, it will pretty much be over :(
Weather permitting, we plan to go to my sister's farm for Sunday. If it rains, the roads will be impassable.
Don't expect much luck sleeping tonight either, its been heck being so stuffed up all the time from both the dirt blowing around outside and the smoke in my apartment.
Oh well, look forward to a quick night over at Mom's -she actually saw a raccoon this morning in her yard!! We have NEVER seen one of those around here before!!
Have a Super Saturday all!
Hugs,
Linda
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  • SILLYHP1953
    I'm sorry to hear about your friend, I hope they can do something for her. I can't image having to deal with cigarette smoke in your apt when you don't smoke, that is really terrible.
    1569 days ago
  • THJORA
    Very sorry to hear about your friends. :( Horrible for anyone to have to go through what they're going through.

    It sounds like a day full of adding insult to injury. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1598 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    Ouch! Hope you are feeling much better today. Sounds like you got a lot done even with not feeling so great.
    **HUGS**
    1599 days ago
  • HIKETOHEIGHTS
    Sorry about your partner emoticon I hope she will be okay! I can't wait till they figure cancer out and eliminate it. I know they will do it one day soon because so much money goes towards research it will have to happen.
    1599 days ago
  • REJ7777
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    My parents live in the country and have problems with raccoons who go through their garbage cans, or help themselves to dad's garden. They're very adept with those little paws of theirs, because of their "thumbs". But they're so cute! (Doesn't impress dad a bit.)
    1600 days ago
  • LORIDREX
    I knew as soon as I saw your title that it had been a bad day, and I knew smoke and dirt had to have something to do with it, and sure enough, it did! I'm so sorry about all that! I sure wish there was a solution!

    It is so hard to see what cancer does to those we care about. I am so glad that this world is NOT our home, and that we don't have to have only this life to look forward to!

    I hope your Mother's Day turns out great with your family! emoticon
    1600 days ago
  • MOMMA_BEAR_69
    I cannot imagine that they cannot or will not do something about that smoke!! That is horrible!!! Praying for your friends with cancer. Ken and I are heading to the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Philadelphia in the morning. He has appointments on Monday. Wishing you a great week of no smog or other pollution and lots of restful sleep. Tell you mom Happy Mother's Day!!!
    Blessings and hugs,
    Helen
    1600 days ago
  • POSITIVELY_EB
    Have you ever tried an air cleaner?? I'm sure someone has probably suggested it before.

    HUGS!
    1600 days ago
  • JUDITHWITHROW
    You inspire me that no matter what's going on you get in your workout.
    1600 days ago
  • ONEKIDSMOM
    emoticon Hope your Saturday has gone better. Thoughts and prayers for your bridge members / partner. And for you and the air at the apartment! Hope that rest comes to you tonight.
    1600 days ago
  • WATERMELLEN
    Oh dear oh dear oh dear . . . . not good at all.

    I am sorry you're dealing with so much all at once.

    Thank you for being such a great Spark friend: as I mark year 3, I'm very conscious of my gratitude for people like you!
    1600 days ago
  • LESLIES537
    What a day!! Hopefully today goes much better for you! emoticon
    1601 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    &&**&*&( Cancer! Prayers for your bridge friends.

    I hope you get some sleep!

    I think a raccoon broke into my place this morning. I woke up at 2:15 hearing a tearing noise. I bet a raccoon tore off some of the siding.
    1601 days ago
  • PCOH051610
    I cannot believe that you are still having to deal with the smoke issue of your neighbours. Boy, oh, boy, it must be awful for you.

    So sorry to hear of your friend's illness and pain. I hope she gets some answers soon regardless of what the news is.

    No hot water? Buggar! Glad to hear you are still able to spend a lot of time with your Mom - I'm sure it does you both the world of good.
    1601 days ago
  • LIBBYFITZ
    That smoke coming into your apartment is just ridiculouse! Must be very uncomfortable. What about a pedestal fan to blow it away? Would that help?

    Sorry about your friends with cancer. My best friend's MIL is dying with cancer and was told it would take 8 weeks and 8 months later she is still hanging in there. She refused treatment so is suffering severe bone pain in her leg as the cancer is now in her bones! I so believe in Euthinasia. So cruel!
    1601 days ago
  • MUSHCAT
    Sorry you had a fuming Friday. I hope the rest of the weekend, including Mothers Day is everything you are hoping for. I had an entire bad week with my migraines, but I am pushing myself bsck on track.
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    1601 days ago
  • LUVSBULLDOGS
    What is for sale at your Saturday market this time of year?

    Hope you have a great Saturday.
    1601 days ago
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