A different sort of challenge for me
There was an article about self talk and how when we start life style change, we're all gung-ho, but after a while, we start talking to ourselves, putting us down because we slip or lose our enthusiasm.
My situation is a bit different. I'v... Read more
Not much of a blog
I took a photos of myself today. The swelling is almost completely gone now so this is pretty accurate to the "end result" the surgeon was expecting. I guess it takes some people as long as a year, so I was ahead of the curve. He said I still... Read more
A couple of things occured to me today
Three. Three things occurred to me today.
1) I survived my first day back at the gym. Not quite at the level I left at, but I'll get there. I'd thought about adding 2 more days a week to the gym. I might eventually, but not this week. ... Read more
What's that word I'm looking for? Insane?
I know I'm starting to feel better now. I can tell because I'm restless. My mother has episodes of restlessness. They were more intense when she was younger. It's physical for her. She has to escape. She would drive to Provincetown (the ve... Read more
Getting back into a routine while procrastinating
As of yesterday, I was cleared to start working out again. I've decided to hold off until next week to do so however. My old routine, the one I want to get back, I went to the gym before work on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I don't like sta... Read more
Things I need to remember (post-op)
March 17th is the big day for restrictions being lifted. This is when I can start working out again, lifting, and trying food that requires more chewing effort - sandwiches, chicken, an attempt at steak.
I ate some egg salad yesterday and ... Read more
March 1st - reflections on February
February was a kind of big deal for me. We had one snow storm after another with no melting in between. Almost 100 inches of snow all told. I love the snow, but I was worried about it interfering with my scheduled jaw surgery (It didn't) and ... Read more
Wired shut for at least one more week.
It's snowing again. There are leaks in the kitchen and bathroom downstairs. Ice dams on the roof line there.
Visited with the surgeon who assisted my DR during surgery. My DR got called out of state for a family emergency. Short versi... Read more
More snow pictures
Well, we've gotten a bit more snow. No school for the kid today or tomorrow. More snow coming Thursday and Sunday. With highs in the teens, there won't be much melting. It's unbelievable how much snow there is.
Let's start with the snow in the driveway. It's snowing again now and is supposed to go on for a few days, dropping another foot (or more) by Monday. There is no place to put more snow. Read more
Super Bowl Sunday ~ Last day before surgery (and perhaps another snow storm)
This is a quick one today. For those not following my "saga", I am having jaw surgery tomorrow. I've known I've needed this for a while (I've needed the surgery longer than I have not needed it - I was 19 when I found out my jaw wasn't aligned... Read more
Photos of what I'm stocking up on for post-op
I won't show pictures of the liquid diet items, but I'll give you an inventory none the less. One of my problems is food allergies, particularly to corn, so all Ensure products are off the table so to speak. I've managed to get 18 protein dri... Read more
Trying to organize before surgery
Next month is FINALLY the surgery on my jaw. I'll be out of work for 3 weeks. For some period of time, I won't be allowed to drive. I'm also the one who does all the bill paying and grocery shopping so I need to plan things out.
First is... Read more
Things could be worse doesn't mean things don't suck
This is entirely a 1st world vent with attempts to off-set it. Yes, things could be so much worse, but that doesn't mean life is all happy and good.
My middle son is smart and talented and lazy. My side of the family has struggled with ... Read more
How this Pagan does Advent
When I attended the Unitarian-Universalist church, there was a giving tree for advent. I liked the idea then and I still try to follow it. Back then they told us what to bring, so week 1 might have been gloves, hats, mittens, week 2 might have... Read more
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