Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Have been battling an upper respiratory infection...again. I hate to be a "johnny one note," but with the CFIDS, this is a recurrent theme I simply have to live with. It has taught me to just keep plugging and to refuse to allow discouragement to overwhelm me, regardless. Some days, I just have to spend in bed and be grateful that I have a bed to curl up in! I haven't made much progress in the diet/fitness realm, but I am proud of my accomplishment in the perseverence/contentment arena.

On another note, I did get my paintings done...all except one, finished an article for publication, and did an interview with a regional magazine, so life is by no means bleak...I'll take accomplishment in whatever flavor I can find it! (Chocolate is preferable!)

My old Alma Mater came up with an incredible win in the NCAA basketball tournament Monday night...thought I'd develop ulcers and heart failure before that 3-pointer by Mario Chalmers to send the game into overtime! My son (the one who coaches hockey @ Kansas) and I were on the phone long distance back and forth during the whole game...sports, particularly K. U. sports, is the language he speaks most passionately, so I've learned to speak same...another area for gratitude...to be able to share something with him. What is "weight loss" compared to the treasure of this relationship??!! I'm not giving up on my own goals, mind you, but I'm learning not to miss out on joy in other areas...it makes the struggle less wearing all around. Cheers, gang!
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