OK – I know it has been a week – where has the time gone? Well, as long as we are on the subject, how much do you guys want to hear from me? We have done it daily, every 2 days, every 3 days and now weekly. What do you think? The reason that I have been stretching it out is I figured you were tired of the same old sleep, sleep, sleep…LOL
Well I really don’t have much to report, being on a schedule again has helped my attitude immensely. I have still been sleeping about 10 -12 hours, arise to the morning routine – Brush teeth and tongue, swish with Biotene, apply body lotion then fix my smoothie. Next up is answering emails then a walk then I eat lunch and on Tuesdays and Thursdays I take a shower and leave for yoga at 5. When I get home, it is dinner and every other night I do the epsom salt and baking soda soak before I do the teeth and grease myself down again and bed. It works! Throw in a small task or two and I have completed a day without much time to worry about what I am not doing! It does present some problems though, the other day I was assigned some neck exercises from the crew at Shands because, as we call it around here, my “waddle” is collecting lymph and I need to exercise my neck to tighten it up and force the lymph out. I just need another 30 or so minutes a day to “tighten up.” Not complaining because it adds to my day but I guess that I am going to have to start getting up sooner! Especially after the weekend that we had.
Saturday the SoMMa meeting was featuring a demonstration by Micheal Grecian and I wanted to go. Micheal is a rep for paint and brush lines and is an incredible artist. He was showing us applications for different products and letting us play with them. So I got up early, yes like 7 am, to get there, because Kat was going to spend the morning with the Wood Carvers. I had a great time trying the products and getting to see the folks. I had not been to one of our meetings since October. Next was home to meet Kat and a nap before a party at Keoni’s and Amy’s that was being held for my niece Abby who was visiting from Oregon.
We did not leave the party until 11:30 and I did not sleep well because I was so tired. Sunday I got up about 1 and laid on the couch until 3 to watch the Jaguars and was back in bed by 8 o’clock. I had a really good time and it cost me 3 days to get back to “normal” but it was worth it. I could not do it every day but knowing that I am going to do it and planning for the recovery make it tolerable.
I know what you are thinking……what craziness has the boy been up to? It doesn’t stop guys, there is always some train of insanity running between my ears. Since I started using the moisturizing lotion, hypo-allergenic, fragrance and color free, I have started breaking out across my chest and in my arm pits. Now it doesn’t itch or hurt so what’s the foul? It is just one more of the little things that continue to sprout up. Oh yeah and because I wore my ear rings Saturday my ear lobes started oozing again and my sinus passages are bleeding and raw while the radiated skin sluffs away. Please don’t feel sorry or take this wrong. I know that every bit of this is part of the plan. I know that I will come out of this ordeal different – mentally, spiritually and physically and I, like most people, have fear of the unknown. But God is good and I know in my heart that whatever the changes are they will be just what I need to serve his purpose for me here on earth. I pray each morning and God gives me the willingness to walk through the fear not for Him to remove the obstacle.
As always, I am blessed. I have food in the pantry, a roof over my head, clean clothes and people who love me unconditionally. All I need is for you to tell me how much you want to hear from me.
LESSON OF DAY – “Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.” Eddie Rickenbacker