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Midnight Meanderings - Update!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Moving is going GREAT! The best bonus to it is finally figuring out how out of shape I am. That sounds awful, and it is, but I honestly didn't realize that I was this out of shape!! How is that possible? I was lazy. Now, I feel horrible admitting this, but I have to admit it out loud for it to be resolved. I can name a dozen medical things that are holding me back, but the fact still remains that I wasn't doing what I should be doing to get in better shape. So I'm paying for it now in soreness, a pulled tendon, a pulled muscle, not being able to do much to help with the moving... yeah, it sucks. But I'm doing what I can and pushing through. Admitting you have a problem is the first step to solving said problem.

I missed my Physical Therapy appointment, but got the kiddos enrolled in their new school and even did a tour of the school. They were super nervous, but now are more excited. I love how organized the school is! I'll follow up with PT after Thanksgiving.

My appointments seem to have all fallen on this week. I've got to try to reschedule them all, except the dietitian appointment, which I can't reschedule or I risk delaying my surgery. Friday is my sleep study, but DH accepted an invite to a Thanksgiving party with our new Bible study group and I really want to go to it. I want to get 'plugged in' with this church. Hopefully I can delay it to the end of Dec or the beginning of Jan. I'm really excited for the party.

And if we can pull off unpacking enough for a housewarming party, I plan on having one mid-December!! My first 'party' in my new house, I hope I can pull it off!! At the rate we are going, I'll be able to, boxes will all be either emptied or stored. I just hope we don't run out of steam. If we do, I'll have it mid January. That is one thing I want to start doing, I don't know how the rest of the family will respond to it, but i want to host once a month or bi-monthly family and/or friend get togethers. Yes they will be food centered, having a meal, but I think I'll be able to handle it. Before surgery I'll be on a planned diet with restrictions, and after I'll be on the gastric bypass 'diet'. So it should not be difficult. Yes the smells will be yummy, but after feeling every bit of my weight and how out of shape I am this week, I think I'll manage just fine. I will, however, have a plan in place, just in case!!

So why am I up typing at O' dark-thirty? My cough has come back with a vengeance. To the point that I've been waking the kids, and DH stayed up earlier till I came back to bed from a coughing fit to tell me to make an asap appointment to get something to help with this. It is frustrating. Once I start coughing there is no help for it but to get up and get something to eat or drink and wait it out. Hot things are great on it and help it to stop, but other than that I just go curl up on my bean bag and wait it out, coughing all the while.

Sorry if I haven't gotten back to you or emailed or anything, we are so busy from before sun-up to long-long after with packing, cleaning and unpacking, I doubt I'll have any time during the day to get on SP, probably just my midnight meanderings. And then after I won't be getting on the computer as much at all. New house, new rules, new habits. I'm trying not to be lazy in the new house I don't want to be sitting at the computer as much. I want to spend my mornings in the exercise room (previous owners finished the basement and turned a section of it into an exercise room, flooring and all! I LOVE it!) and with my kiddos. I'm getting a doable routine in place for my day to day tasks and such, we are going to turn a corner of the bedroom into a small sewing corner, hopefully that won't take long at all after we get moved out. Every time I think that can wait because I don't want to go up the stairs, I go up the stairs. We have a two story with basement, so stairs are a many times a day thing. My legs and abs feel it too. But, I'm not going to be lazy about it, I am going to just do it!

My BFF called and wrote me a text after, we couldn't talk long because we were in the middle of moving stuff. The text said that she was so happy to hear me sound so joyful. That is awesome. It has been a long, hard year and I've mostly been depressed. I'm tired and I ache, but I'm happy. And for me, being happy amidst all this change, is a big step. I am looking forward to change and that is a change for me, LOL. It's going to take a lot of hard work and time, but I think with God's help I can do it.

Now to go see if I can sleep for more than an hour before my next coughing fit!

Have a Spark*tastic day, or if you can't, then have a day. Just a day. *hugs*
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    853 days ago
    Praising God for the good things going on in your life now! What a blessing to see things come together. You've got a busy time ahead of you, but with your drive and motivation you'll have no problem. I'll say a few little prayers for you along the way. If it starts to get overwhelming, take a deep breath, say a little prayer and just take the next step. You've got this!!

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    870 days ago
    Are you sure I didn't write this? I am going through the same thing and I am not sure I will be ready for Thanksgiving.
    870 days ago
    Colds really are awful. Hope you are feeling better.
    870 days ago
  • EISSA7
    Awesome that you are so happy, hopeful, getting routines in place, and planning future social events!
    Yes, you found the key and it is “don’t be lazy!”
    870 days ago
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