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May Has Been Busy and Hard

Monday, May 20, 2019

I have been continuing to do pretty well with food, water, and some with exercise. Last Wednesday, my niece and I went bowling. Since I don't drive, we walked. We ended up taking a detour both ways for various reasons. We ended up walking 7+ miles (ended the day with 21K steps total) and also bowling for over 1.5 hours. We forgot the sunscreen and ended up with sunburns too. Add PMS symptoms making me tired into that, and it took me a few days to feel better again. I'm still feeling tired. That felt good though, I was not super sore the next day, not as bad as I would have imagined. And it felt great to get 21K steps. I never would have thought I could do that right now. The fact that I didn't pay for it with more than feeling tired (which I think was 60% due to sunburn and PMS tiredness to be honest) is a confidence boost.

This month:

April 28 and into the beginning of the month- feeling off because I had to have a talk with my niece and brother about him teasing her (nothing bad but she is irritated and as a teenager reacts with attitude). So I felt off for the whole week pretty much.

May 4th- My parents had to put their dog, Daisy, down. If you have known me for a while, you know I had probably posted pictures and talked about her a lot on here when I first got back on, from 2014-2016. She was only 10. She was a family dog and I helped take care of her for most of her life, until the past couple of years, since both of my parents are disabled.

May 8th- Walk or Bike to School Day (we didn't end up walking but we planned on it)

May 12th- Mother's Day, 2000+ miles away from my mom for the second year in a row and only the third Mother's Day we've ever spent apart. With her recent health issues, she has kidney disease and was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's, it is even harder this year. Plus, it was also harder since they had had to put their dog down so recently.

May 15th- Bowling and a bunch of walking with my niece.

May 19th (yesterday)- I had to send one of my rats to a rescue because he had a health issue I wasn't able to treat at home and was getting worse. It's not a common issue either, otherwise I probably would have been able to treat it myself. I'm super sad. Financially, April and May have been tough.
Future happenings:

Tomorrow the 21st- Network meeting again.

Friday the 24th- Kindy 500 at the boys' school, so I'm going to try to go watch the youngest race with his car. We still need to make the car itself! It will be made out of cardboard, paper plates, and yarn, they sent instructions home last week.

Next Tuesday the 28th- Field Day at the boys' school. I know I talked about how I was applying to be a volunteer. Well, I just got confirmation that I will be volunteering! So now I'm nervous. However, that day of bowling and walking shows me that I can physically do it, even if I'm sore and tired for a while afterward!

Next Thursday the 30th- Last day of school for the boys and only a half day.
Not only all that, but my bed frame is broken and I can't afford to replace it right now, so I have two pillows under my mattress to keep it from poking me and it's not the most comfortable thing.

My Katie (my 16 year old cat) has been crying at night all week last week and acting like she has kitty dementia. Last night was the first night she didn't cry all night because I've been finding solutions to help her be more comfortable.

So, I'm ready to turn this month around. I am determined to find work so I can make some money this month. All the money I have already made went straight to bills, pet food, and new running shoes which I hadn't replaced in almost 2 years so it was a desperate need. I got the running shoes on sale for $50 which if you know how much running shoes cost, that is a steal. They were on a closeout sale.

I'm pretty much broke right now :/ and I don't see additional work coming in right now, but I should have some work coming in next month. I just have things I need to get this month and it doesn't look like I'll be able to.
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    Wow, you have been busy. I'm sorry about your mom's dog and your pets as well. Pets bring us so much love and joy, but it's horrible when they pass on. Hang in there, you're a strong woman!
    23 days ago
    love your blog
    28 days ago
    Sounds like a busy few weeks!
    29 days ago

    I love when I find a great deal on good runners! Good luck finding work, no fun when we run out of month before we run out of month.
    29 days ago
    Wishing you luck finding work. You've had it difficult for awhile! good luck and hope June is an easier month.

    So very sorry to hear about your rat and poor Daisy. HUGS
    29 days ago
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