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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

So, I have really been trying to stay on track and I think that I have made some progress. I am eating more regularly than I have in many years, much less meal skipping. I have been exercising as much as I can at the present time. I even bought a new pair of walking shoes. I am drinking 8 glasses of water daily. I'm tracking my food. The bottom line is "my scale won't budge". Oh let me clarify, it does fluctuate about 1/2 of a pound up and down. So I revise my diagnosis, the scale is not stuck-apparently I am stuck. I must admit that I continue to have totally sleepless nights; however, not as many as before. Last night I did not have one second of sleep. I don't ever nap. so you would think that I would sleep. Oh the joys of Restless Leg Syndrome and a C-PAP machine!!

On a different note (no pun intended), I am in the process of buying a mandolin from a guy in British Columbia. I should receive it by the end of next week. I had started to take mandolin lessons as part of my own contrived physical therapy program to alleviate my severe tremor that developed after shoulder surgeries. Then I wanted a "stand alone" instrument so I switched to guitar. Well that guitar seemed "gigantor" and I downscaled to ukelele. The uke is fun; however, my instructor said that he thought that I would be able to return to the mandolin now if I still wanted to play my Irish tunes. I found what looks to be an awesome mandolin in the classified section of the "Mandolin Café". I will continue with the ukelele, bodhran, harmonica, and add the mandolin. After all, why play 1 instrument well when you can play 4 instruments poorly? Hence, my self imposed moniker is totally accurate, "Jane of All Trades-Master of None"!!

I hope that all of you that read this purposeless diatribe are doing well and I am sure that those of you who do not read it will do even better... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Hi Jane, the scale will move eventually, don't fret. Enjoy all of your instruments! Yes, Harry and I had a great time in Maine, but we didn't go to LL Bean. Just got busy with other things. Have a great Sunday! Jeneen
    3148 days ago
    Oh Jane! There are few blogs I read that talk of pain and yet put a smile on my face! I believe you must have a good sense of humor. I feel I do too but I can't seem to get it in" writing"! (no pun intended). For me, humor keeps my forever linger depression & anxiety at bay! Yep no med (@ 43 yr old) just laughter and GOD's grace!

    Well back to the point...I am so glad that the mandolin was approved for you to play again! And the icing on the cake...it will help with your injuries! Irish music huh? I only know some sad and depressing ones. Well unless I recall James Cagney musicals...however I am not sure that is Irish music or just American ballads. I wish I could play any instrument. Alas never had the opportunity! I do think about the piano...I watch and listen to Alicia Keys and more closer to my "days" Billy Joel and long to play!

    Oh I found my "feet" portrait of my hubby and me! I will soon scan and download. I let you know when I get it done.
    3152 days ago
    emoticon I feel the same way too!
    3152 days ago
    So is mine. Yuck
    3152 days ago
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