Yesterday and today have been mostly quiet and primarily solitary, though I did go out and walk with my brother and father this morning. I talk on the phone with my BFF, Jen, at least once a day, but other than that I screen my calls and genera... Read more
The power of language
So, I have been thinking about the difference between "obsession" and being "vigilant". In my handy Merriam Webster's college dictionary "obsession is defined as "a persistent disturbing preoccupation with an often unreasonable idea or feeling... Read more
A little knowledge is scary...
I should never try to Google medical research to try and figure out stuff online by myself... especially late at night. LOL... I took the available information to a relative who is a medical professional, and she gave me her opinion on the info... Read more
My blood sugar seems to be returning to normal, but I am still feeling paranoid about it bottoming out unexpectedly... so I have made some modifications to my fitness patterns. I have shortened my walks and runs (and reduced my pace), and reduc... Read more
Just one more thing...
I had a critical reaction to the medication I am taking to treat the lupus. It was a one in a million thing. It could have been fatal. No thanks to my doctor's office I am okay now, I did all the research, and made all the phone calls to fig... Read more
Cooper is going to get spoiled... (well, maybe he already is...)
The other tenants in my apartment building tend to adore Cooper (with a few glaring exceptions), but he has always been a bit standoffish. He is quite a mama's boy, and sticks close to me, which I think is just about right. He would sniff fing... Read more
Dealing with insomnia
I have been having trouble with insomnia for the last three to four weeks. Every once in a while I get a good night's sleep, but more often I catnap (though my dog might take exception to that term)... until I get frustrated with the whole proc... Read more
Doing this out of a place of love... not to punish
Yes, I became morbidly obese because of my choices and decisions when it came to food and exercise, but there were reasons for those choices and decisions. Just changing the outward patterns feels like a punishment to me, because I am depriving... Read more
What is the key?
Sometimes friends cut you off with no explanation... just sudden silence. I try not to take offense. I know circumstances change. Expectations shift. Perceptions and assumptions get altered or re-formed. Our lives are not static. Life requ... Read more
Wet day... but I still got out there
I had errands to run with my BFF, and walks to take, and a short run to entertain myself with... and I only took a break when the thunder started rumbling. The rain actually felt good after the scorching weather we have been having the past cou... Read more
A change of pace for my poor Cooper...
I know it isn't really nice to laugh at Cooper's traumatic experiences with plastic lawn ornaments... but they are so darn funny! Anyways, this morning we had a change of pace, and encountered a plethora of orange cats... who all seemed to choo... Read more
Just one more thing
Had to have some more medical tests today. The tech was certain the doctor WOULD be following up with me, which makes me wonder what she saw in the results, but really, at this point, it is just one more thing. I think I have reached my thresh... Read more
...And there were the feral flamingos....
Someone "flamingo bombed" the little park space down by the creek where Cooper and I walked this morning on our early walk. So, there were random plastic, pink, lawn flamingos just perched in the bushes... waiting to scare the stuffing out of m... Read more
Garden gnomes for the Win
I was walking Cooper out to my Dad's house yesterday morning about 6:30am, and we had made it about one mile, and he was lifting a leg against a tree in a nice, residential neighborhood (where people tend to be "lawn proud"), and as he is reliev... Read more
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Blessing in disguise...
So, the car I share with my brother just feels really unsafe to me... the fact that it has no front brakes just worries me to no end (there are a number of other problems as well). As a result I am going to try not to need to drive it. That me... Read more