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5.2 miles isn't bad...

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Cooper and I only walked 5.2 miles today. I slept through my alarm this morning, so we only had an hour to walk this morning before company came. My brother showed up too with 2 gallons of water for drinking. My company didn't leave until nearly 2pm. After she left Cooper and I went out for a quick walk around the block, before my dad picked us up for my afternoon appointment. We dropped Cooper off at the farm so he could play with kids, and I toddled off to shop for groceries and to go to my appointment with my therapist. I managed to fit everything in and make it back to pick up my dad just after 5pm. We drove out to the farm to pick up the dog and my youngest niece, but had to wait a little while as my mom had taken them to chorale rehearsal. (My niece sings, and my mom waits in the car for her and Cooper went along for the company.) Anyways... got home, put away the groceries and headed right back out to walk Cooper one last time. Came in from that and made supper, fiddled around on the computer a little bit then read a book.

The water problem in my village might be fixed by Saturday, but possibly not until next Wednesday. I hear conflicting stories from different people. Washing dishes becomes more of a chore when you have to boil the water first. I only have one big pot, so it takes a while to boil enough water. I am really glad my brother brought me that bottled water, because even after boiling it the water looks and tastes a little funny. I definitely miss using tap water and it has only been two days. I am spoiled!

I had an interesting session with my therapist today. She says my anxiety sounds less like social anxiety and more like agoraphobia. I have to learn to balance between reducing my anxiety and not becoming too isolated. I need to lower my anxiety levels, but the easiest way to do that is to stay home. I stay by myself too much and I start isolating and cutting myself off from social interactions which isn't healthy. I need to find a middle ground. I like being by myself a lot of the time, but I do get lonely occasionally. I find that if I don't tend to my friendships and family relationships that when I need company it is difficult to come by. Relationships take work. Sometimes they are worth the effort...
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  • KARIDIAN1
    Sounds like you are making progress with the anxiety. I like to be alone sometimes and am used to it from when Jim was a sales rep and traveled a lot on the road. Working retail means surrounded by tons of people too. So some down time alone or time with hubby is fine with me.

    Hope the water problem gets fixed soon.
    1395 days ago
  • LIVINGFREE19
    Great job on the exercise!

    I hope your water problem gets solved soon. It has gone on for awhile!

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    1395 days ago
  • COMEONMA
    It sounds like Cooper does a great job of keeping you out and connected. Keep connected there and that may help.
    1396 days ago
  • BIGPAWSUP
    I'm not into crowds either. You can do this, I know how hard it can be but you will find your balance.

    Wow, you're having a long boil order. Longest I've ever had was 3 days and it felt like forever. Hope you get your tap back soon.
    1396 days ago
  • RG_DFW
    Good way to fit in a day's fitness around the other things going on
    1396 days ago
  • DESERTDREAMERS
    I hate crowds - avoid the malls at holidays like the plague. I keep working because if I didn't, I could stay in my house & just get out to walk the dogs for days on end. emoticon
    1396 days ago
  • KALISWALKER
    I had to look it up. I can understand it, I don't like going to malls, airports, etc.

    I am sure Cooper enjoyed his time with your family. He is lucky to have a dog sitter.
    1396 days ago
  • FITCOUGARMOM
    Hunny Im so glad you posted that!! This sounds so much like me with the social issues. I want friends but dont want to tend to the relationship because I cant step outside of being by myself. I too need to find a middle ground. Im glad we are friends though even though we may not talk much I know you are there whenever I need someone to talk to!!
    1396 days ago
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