Sunday, September 14, 2014
The start of school wears everyone out, yes? We who work at the school, the kids who have to get themselves back, even the groundskeepers...everyone has a few weeks of frenzied exhaustion before we sadly acknowledge that we are back in the routine and once again entrenched in academia for another year.
Thus starts my yearly battle with Seasonal Affective Disorder. The aptly-named winter blues creeps up on me as the days shorten, worsening as the winter clothes and blankets get unpacked. I am already maxed out on the anti-depressant I can take that works, so I wonder what method I will use to feel better for about six months. Bears have the right idea: eat a lot and take a long nap. I have the eating part mastered, lol, and I could get good at naps, too!
Speaking of God's cute creatures, the wasp nest is long gone. My son came down from Boston and dealt with it in the terminal sense. We had an excited afternoon when we found it still had some huge wasps lurking it, even after I had sprayed it four times.
He sprayed it very thoroughly, waited a bit, then battled it with a big stick, finally getting it onto the ground, where he buried it. Now there is a circular mark on the paint which is no problem compared to my fear and trembling at having the wasps dive-bombing every living creature within six months of my door. Gone but not forgotten.
I am still at it with the gym but only twice weekly for now. My energy level is much better. I also got back into making jewelry, but not to sell. Just a few things for myself. It is amazing how huge my stock of supplies for that hobby became--I could sell the supplies by the drawer-full.
Oh, and I made a set of curtains for my bathroom. Household hint: When you buy a shower curtain, buy two and use one to make the window curtain. My window takes a 72 inch curtain, impossible to find for bathrooms, so I have been doing this for 30 years of decorating. How do people who don't sew get along in their homes? Especially drape-aholics like me, who change them at least twice a year. I have a closet of just drapes, curtains & sheers. Really.
Other news? Let's see. While waiting for Game of Thrones to re-commence, I am watching Orphan Black and loving it. No movies lately, just TV. Lots of Kindle time, very little Very Best Friend time, lots of not much. It doesn't seem bland until I write it out, then I realize how mundane my daily life has gotten. Work? Fine. Health? Fine. Cats?...you get the picture.
So that's it for now. I am reading the blogs & status updates of my SP friends and hope everyone stays well. I pray for my friends as they need it and rejoice at their joys as they come along.
And now for a nice cuppa Tetley English blend tea to get the day started.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
This not pertinent to weight loss...Just another drama in my daily life...
I noticed this thing today and trust me, I am buying the long-range spray tomorrow and spraying it at night, then heading right into the house to hide! Yikes!
Spoken with accent...I don't need no stinking exterminator!!
Lol, be aware that I have sprayed these things before and the keys are darkness, stealth and speed. The nest is only a few feet away from the porch door into the house, so I am confident I can do this. Sadly, it has its own beauty and I regret killing the animals. But, and this is a huge BUT - they will get me first. Such a hawklike attitude!)
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
I work at a prep school and we started our meetings yesterday. I don't teach. I am the Head's exec. assistant, so I have to prepare and/or review all of the stuff that we do to set up the new year. And then take minutes on 5 days of meetings. Boy, it's a lot of detail and my mind is shot today, but I know consistency at the gym is important no matter how tired I get and Idragged in there after work.
It was very helpful in calming down two things: my state of mind and my sore back & chest. All the working out has awakened old issues in my shoulders due to the long inactive period since my surgeries and PT. My muscles are simply not understanding what I would like them to do, lol. Today I did not do any shoulder or back stuff but merely walked and biked, hoping to avoid losing my interest in the gym as it has been incredibly energizing for me to go. If it starts to hurt and Pam sort of fades out...not this time, I hope. Baby-ing my shoulders is only smart if I want to hang in there.
Nice Metamucil surprise package in the mail from Spark today! A huge box of stuff to test out and comment on. Not a problem at all, since I have IBS and have to take fiber supplements sometimes. I will switch to this brand and get back to Spark with my feedback. Very nice to get free stuff that you can use and to be useful to SP, too.
All is well. No word from DD, my boss seems to be okay and happier, car is fine, cats are fine and the weather is delightful. Gratitude all over the place from me!
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