Finally made it Thursday/Friday

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Finally made it Thursday/Friday
Thu, 05-16-2013 - 9:16pm

Well it is pretty late here on Thursday so I thought I might as well call this the Thursday/Friday thread. There were server problems today here at iVillage so the boards were down most of the day (as most of you probably know). 

We had some great thunderstorms here today. Nothing severe;just good ole thunder,lightning and wind. I did manage to get to the gym to get in a few miles on the treadmill. I'd have preferred the park but I don't like to get out in the rain. 

How is everyone doing? Gym and Fresh, how are the allergies? Gym, the prednisone seems to have really helped my sister. I hope you are getting the same results. 

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Fri, 05-17-2013 - 9:13am

I missed you ladies yesterday!  

Thanks for asking, Karla.  The allergies seem to be pretty well managed.  Still on the prednisone for another month but dosage goes down another 10 mg today and that's where I'll stay for the remainder of the course.  I think it's helping but it's causing some serious mood issues...  that is apparently a common side effect... homicidal tendencies... Tongue Out  I've been extremely irritable and super low tolerance this week so I'm trying to keep an eye on that.  I'm actually passing on a party on Saturday because I just hate everybody right now.

The consult from Monday checked my references and wanted to hire me.  I turned her down.  The upside is that one of my clients wants to do 3 days instead of 2 so I'm still netting a little something.  

Got some bad news this week.  My mom told me about a "flutter between her boobs" and I fussed at her to get to a cardiologist immediately.  They found a fairly significant mass on her heart.  She's going to have an exploratory test next week but is a good candidate for surgery.  That's been pretty stressful...  

I've got an unusual Friday - two clients this morning.  Also need to do strength training myself.  Tonight, I have a tattoo consultation appointment and then we're going to a happy hour thing for a friend's birthday.  I'm a bit inclined to skip it except that this guy has become a better friend in the last year and he and his wife took me out to dinner last summer for my birthday since they couldn't attend my birthday event.  Also, OP came up last night to look at houses (he is trying to move closer), got a flat tire, they didn't fix it by the end of the day and took DH's car home.  We will need to swap cars tonight at the birthday thing.  

Because we're skipping the party, I have an entirely free weekend but I don't know what we're going to do yet.  Our anniversary party is in 3 weeks so we really have to go order a cake and food.  I've been waiting for a convenient opportunity to present itself but it hasn't so we just need to go do it.  

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 05-17-2013 - 1:56pm

I love good thunderstorms.  I find them really peaceful, especially when I'm safe at home.

Oh, I forgot that I couldn't get on yesterday.  I had a couple of clients today and went to parkour but they had cancelled the class. I guess I need to learn to check the schedule before I head out. I ended up going to zumba at the gym and I normally don't like zumba at the gym but this was almost manageable.I stayed the whole class which is good for me. I don't know if I told you all my new gym is my old gym renovated, two years later, by a different company, and should be expanding to double the size.  I've been really unhappy there but recently, I've run into some people from my old gym there, some of the older retired ladies and it's been a nice treat catching up w/ them. I'm thinking for the $27 a month, it might be worth keeping up the membership.  I hate the classes for the most part, though.

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 05-17-2013 - 2:00pm

Sorry to hear about your mom.  It could be something simple to fix?  I think the scary part if not knowing.  I'm a planner and need to know what's going on.

Have you asked the doctor about the prednisone and if there's anything to do about the homocidal tendencies?   Could it be aggravated to TOM?  I've found, as I've gotten perimenopausal that I'm like that just before TOM and I've never had PMS before. It started years ago.  I start feeling like everyone is against me and everyone starts bothering me.  It's all about me now that I think about it.  

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Fri, 05-17-2013 - 10:09pm
I was certain that yesterday was a sign that the boards are shutting down. and how will we find each other if they do? I enjoy you ladies so much and I would miss our discussions...Gymrat, so sorry about your mom...that is scary. And I am sure the prednisone doesn't help. Karla, I too love thunderstorms. My mother lived through a tornado, which is very rare in Massachusetts, and she was afraid of storms. But her way of dealing with it was to make us go down to the basement and she played games with I always think that storms are a time for fun! Jean, I hope that someday you find a great gym with great people for a great deserve that....and FSN, wherever you are, I hope you have a great weekend. I am working off and on all weekend...hard to resist snack food while listening to phone calls...I went to the gym yesterday and today...similar both days, bike, lift, abs, swim yesterday, ran 2 miles today in 26:13 - which is 40 seconds faster than Wednesday. I hope to go to Zumba tomorrow...
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Sat, 05-18-2013 - 1:35pm

Thanks--even if it's not a great price, I'd be willing to pay for a good gym as long as it's not too far from me. BTW, a few of us are on Facebook if you're interested. That way, if something happens to the board, we'd still be around. That is, if you're on and have a comfort level sharing.  I totally understand if you're not.  But, send me a message if you do.  And, let me know because I never check my messages here. FSN sent me one in November that I saw a few weeks ago and by then, we'd both forgotten what it meant!

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Sun, 05-19-2013 - 9:44am
Yeah! We're back on. I really missed the board on Thursday and Friday. I haven't been able to get on until today. Karla, are you enjoying this wonderful midwest weather? Gymrat, I empathize on the allergies. Although I am not on prednisone, I am taking a cocktail of different allergy meds and suffering through this flulike feelings. Jean, that's wonderful to be able to catch up with old friends. And, SJ, feel free to friend us on Facebook. It's interesting to put a face with the name. I planted our garden pots yesterday, and I am so thrilled that they are so beautiful. It's wonderful to see the splash of color. I did yoga on Friday and I'm going to yoga again today. I learned from my physical therapist that headstand and plow poses are very bad for My neck, so I will be doing a handstand when those poses are called for. I hope the instructor doesn't get upset. I am surprised that I am getting so much relief from the chiropractor, although I wonder if it's the physical therapist is really making the impact for the change. I am back to cooking very "clean", as I fell off the clean eating wagon for that. I am currently soaking beans, have sautéed numerous festivals, and even have cooked still cut oats the refrigerator. I am determined to keep my weight low, and, thus, keep my blood pressure, sugar levels, cholesterol down. Did I mention that my blood pressure is down about 20 points, so I don't have to go on meds? I don't know how much can be attributed to the weight loss and/or giving up caffeine. I don't know how long I can give a coffee, though. Having these allergies symptoms has made it even harder to not grab a coffee in the morning and an afternoon. Okay, got a run to yoga. Make it a great day guys.