Wishing it was Friday on Wednesday

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Registered: 09-25-2003
Wishing it was Friday on Wednesday
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Wed, 02-26-2014 - 8:24am

It is FREEZING, and I am ready to say, "goodbye" to winter!  I worked with my intense manager yesterday, so when I came home, I was completely exhausted.  When I got home,  I found legal documents stemming from my ex who wants more money from me aka, I am going back to court.  His OCD and anger towards me seem to never end.  So. I have seven days to come up with tons of documents.  UGH!  I have a full day of work, and then hopefully, I teach Linedancing.  Dancing makes all of my problems disappear, and I could use that right about now.

GR, I can't wait to see your noodle dress.  Karla, prayers to your granddaughter and kudos to you for the running achievements...be careful, though!  I agree, though, that you should be careful on ambien...that may be why is why your dreams are so exaggerated...and my friend's mom was getting up in the middle of the night, doing strange things, and never remembering any of it.  EL (?), yes, I would be totally ticked off at the agent.  Even if you get the insurance policy thru her, expect problems down the road with her clerical/logistical errors.  I find that people "show up as who they are" and don't change.

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Wed, 02-26-2014 - 12:56pm

I've had a very rough week both at home and at the office.  DH and are not on good terms at the moment, and the office, well it just sucks right now, so I am in a horrible mood lately.  That retreat would be really really nice right now!  I think we are just about finished with the car stuff finally, once we get the check it'll just go into the bank until May, closer to the time ODD comes home from college before we get her a different one.  I am leaving work a bit early to get to the chiropractor this afternoon for an adjustment.  I haven't done much of anything this week, I had planned on getting up early to do yoga each day, however my 4 year old has had other plans for me...  And work has been too hectic to get to cross fit this week.

Elc, you asked about Ambien, I do not take it, but I have an old boss I still work on projects with occassionally that takes it.  She bites her finger nails completely off in her sleep when she is taking it. 

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Registered: 03-15-2004
Wed, 02-26-2014 - 5:57pm

So glad the day is almost over!  Did a bunch of work stuff this morning and I had a client this afternoon.  No workout for me.  

Re: the Ambien, if I'm traveling and sleeping somewhere unfamiliar, I always take it.  I completely suck at being a reasonable human being without adequate sleep.  I decided a couple of months ago that while I'm trying to get my immune system back, I'm not going to worry about taking sleeping aids.  At home, I alternate between 2.5 - 5 mgs of Ambien, Bendaryl, Valerian root and another herbal sleep aid called Alteril.  I've taken it on and off for years and never done anything weird on it but I know people who do.  I do have very odd (and sometimes upsetting) dreams on Benadryl.  

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Wed, 02-26-2014 - 6:46pm

I got up and it was 14 degrees outside. They are telling us to prepare for the possibility of a major ice storm this weekend. Ugg-it's almost March and we are still dealing with this winter garbage!

On a better note, my granddaughter is doing better. She isn't so irritated and angry. She is much calmer and easier to handle. She can't walk by herself yet but the tone in her legs has gone from nearly unbendable to very loose so we are hopeful things will stay more like this. 

Arryl, so sorry to hear about you and your hubby. I think all couples go through spells like this especially when you have been together for a while and you have all kinds of kids, etc involved.

About the Ambien...I have been taking it for years and have never done anything out of the ordinary. I know several people who take it and have never done anything like that. I don't sleep super "hard" though so maybe those who are doing the weird stuff are the ones who need a lower dose or something different all together. 

I ran a few miles on the tread today and lifted some weights. I have to work tomorrow evening and Friday so I don't think I will get much more exercising in this week.

Praying for rain instead of ice/snow!!

Karla
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Registered: 05-08-2006
Wed, 02-26-2014 - 9:25pm
It is freezing here today too, but it didn't snow so I feel ahead of the game. I made zuchini lasagna tonight. My family gave me a mandolins sliced for Christmas...I was a little intimidated, but it was easy to use and awesome...perfect even slices in seconds. I called my sister in law to tell her it is the coolest thing I have ever owned. And the lasagna looks great. I made risotto to go with it becaus I wasn't sure what to do for a starch when the main meal is carb free lasagna.,,,and my oal wasn't low carb. My work is ugly this week too...something has to give, but the runup to it is excruciating...lots of finger pointing and nastiness. I plan to retire when this project ends, so although I catch collateral damage, a lot oesn't matter to me. But my boss is a 'nice guy' and that makes him unable to stand up for us or protect us and I can't seem able to not do that....but I know that 'this too will pass'. Karla, glad your granddaughter is getting better. I went to the gym, foam rolled, 12 minute bike warmup, lifting or legs, abs. The gym is what stands between me and 'the edge' lately....I was very tired when we started with squats, I think today was the losest I ever came to saying 'I just can't do this' but I went one set at a time, and eventually, I was done. This was a night when paying for a trainer was well worth it, because I couldn't think of any excuse iwasn't willing omgive him for giving in....if I has been on my own, I might have waled. Hope wherever you are the sun shines tomorrow!
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Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 02-27-2014 - 8:04am

Arryl, have you considered an overnight somewhere, not a retreat? It might tide you over and there isn't as much pressure in finding the "right" place or traveling.  Sometimes I relish being alone in a nice hotel w/ nothing to do.






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Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 02-27-2014 - 8:06am

I heard on the radio that hotels have been having more problems lately w/ travelers who take Ambien or other sleep aids and sleep walk naked into the lobbies w/out ever knowing it.  They said people take it when they travel and don't normally so they don't know what it does to them. I think it's so funny.






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Registered: 07-26-1999
Thu, 02-27-2014 - 10:40am
Jean, DH has suggested a weekend in a hotel or something, and while I know that wouldn't be a bad idea and while I would relish some time along, I think it would almost drive me nuts to be by myself with nothing to do for the weekend, if that makes sense. When I lived in Michigan, I would occasionally schedule a day long rock climbing thing with a local company that was about 2 hours from home. It was something I liked doing that no one else I knew did and it was a nice "alone" thing I could do. I would spend the day rock climbing and then the night in a near by hotel and come home the following afternoon. It was great, but I haven't found anything like that to do around here. Maybe I am looking "the wrong way" or something.... BTW, DH and I did a day rock climbing a year ago, I got it for us as an anniversary present, he had never been rock climbing. He was okay with it, but didn't have quite the enthusiasm I had for it. We struggle finding things we like to do together, he's an extrovert that likes to be out doing stuff all the time, I am an introvert that is perfectly happy at home most of the time or likes just a simple dinner and movie out.
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Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 02-27-2014 - 4:03pm

Do you have Meet Up where you are?  There are some great activities there.  When my kids were young, I felt funny by myself because I was so used to having someone around. But now I love being alone. I eat at restaurants alone, have no problems going to movies by myself. I love being w/ others, too, but there's something nice about quiet for me.