Glad I had all day at home. Spent the day going back and forth between packing the last stuff I have in the house and watching segments from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. I am still working hard on getting out the door by mid-morning tomorrow and setting up in the garage. I had … Continue reading The “Last Minute Move” Weight-Lifting and Cardio Workout.
I'm becoming a burned-out, worn-out, strung-out mess that just wants to pull the covers over my head and have everything done as best it can be done and move on. But time doesn't work that way, and it hasn't been my friend this whole crazy time. I did a little enjoying yesterday, which nearly got … Continue reading Learning to Enjoy a Moment (or Hour) of Calm in the Midst of Chaos
My day started off with headache and nausea, because I finally remembered this was the first day I was going to go into a therapist's office. And I got there later than I planned, but at least I made it. It took me three tries to make the phone call for the appointment in the … Continue reading Big and Bigger Changes All Around: From Therapy to a Dog
I heard a little about this, but thanks to clearing out my house and trying to get my brain back on track and life moving on, I hadn't paid much if any attention to the news in a week. So, I missed this gem from a few days ago. Lawson Craddock I heard was from … Continue reading Lawson Craddock, or, a Houston athlete who made promises & kept on going…
My week's been a blur. I haven't been on the internet in days, because less than three hours after I finished the post that ended up scheduled for Wednesday, I got a call from the police to get home ASAP. I'd just been writing about my dad and me in the past week, and how … Continue reading Making the Call No One Wants to Make, After Getting the Call No One Wants…
I was THIS close to just letting the hunger headache stick around and annoy me all day rather than eat. My habits and my tastes have gotten THAT bad, people. THAT BAD. I've written before about not wanting to eat anything because all I seem to get is fast food and stuff that flat out … Continue reading This Week’s Experiment: getting away from fast food for a week… and hopefully forever.
I say "pseudo-caregiver" because my dad can mostly take care of himself...at least, I think he can. We suck at getting to the bottom of things in this family, and it's something I've brought up a few times before, many months ago. Well, I've spent weeks trying to get over throat issues and chest congestion, … Continue reading Depression & Guilt as a pseudo-Caregiver: My journey toward understanding & some much needed changes…
Yeah, I don't mean it has to be all at the same time. Like I could break it up into a couple sets throughout the day or something, but that's what I want to aim for--be able to do 100 push-ups a day. Maybe next year I'll go for sit-ups (shudder). That said, yes, it's … Continue reading A new, fun (painful, crazy) goal: be able to do 100 push-ups a day by the New Year.
I can't figure out how this works. I know the old maxim, drink plenty of liquids. Keep yourself hydrated. Coat that throat with good liquids. I drank so much hot tea with honey, cherry 7-up, orange juice, and Starbucks' strawberry acai refreshers (the only caffeine I could keep down in small amounts) to numb or … Continue reading Fighting Dehydration During and After Illness…with acid reflux
I was doing wrapping up a stream of consciousness writing assignment (my faithful wastebasket next to me so I can hock up my lungs a bit at a time), writing away when it hit me. Could this be a psychosomatic issue? Can you get cold/flu/whatever-like symptoms in order to avoid something? My mind-body connection seems … Continue reading #069–Why is it EVERY TIME I take actual steps to make positive changes in my life, I suddenly get sick?