Getting Cold Thursday

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Getting Cold Thursday
Thu, 10-24-2013 - 8:01am

It's like fall hit suddenly!  I'm teaching step this morning and that's about it. I'm just so low in energy these days.  Once I get moving, I'm fine but I have to get motivated to move.  I'm seriously thinking of hiring someone to rake the leaves this year. I don't want to deal w/ it and it's discouraging to rake 15 bags of leaves and then have more fall overnight where it looks the same again.  LOL, one reason I loved the house was the huge oak trees out front.


Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 10-24-2013 - 11:19am

My granddaughter is out of surgery and the surgeon said it went well. We are all just praying her recovery goes very smoothly. I have developed a runny nose so I may not get to see her until Saturday. I'm sure it is just allergies but  they are taking no chances since her spinal fluid is involved and I don't blame them. 

I lifted weights yesterday afternoon then went to Insanity class, got up very early this morning and jogged 5 miles (in 34 degrees!). I am non-stressed now that everything appears to be going well so of course I am now starving. lol

I really appreciate all the positive thoughts from everyone. :-)

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Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Thu, 10-24-2013 - 9:44am

It's too easy to get lost in the abyss of the internet.  I really should get to much to do!  I went linedancing last night.  The dance floor was PACKED.  Unfortunatly, they didn't play all of the songs (dances) I would have liked, but it was all good.  My gf shorted out when it seemed like our waitress was clearing gf's drink every time we went to the dancefloor.  We complained, but all they did was give her a card that says, "keep my drink here."  :P  Very annoying.

Karla, saying a prayer for your gd.  Jean, enjoy your class!  GR, your sinus issue is so horrible...hope you get some real answers!  EL, I think you should judge your workout levels by the darth vader breath that Jean spoke of.  SJ, how many laps did you swim today?  the PA said I might never be able to swim without pain.  :(  "Just the cold, hard facts, please."   Ah, well, at least I can dance and do yoga!

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 10-24-2013 - 9:01am

I had a horrible night... sinus headache that I could not get to go away.  I finally got up, took a massive dose of tylenol and advil (which is a last resort), had some cottage cheese and was able to sleep a little longer.  Needless to say, I'm rather tired so I'm going to skip the workout today.  I've got an allergist appointment this morning.  Hopefully, he's gotten my bloodwork back and we'll know if the magic injections are working.  I'm having lunch with OP and then probably resting the remainder of the day.  

Writer set back...  the company that suspended me fired me yesterday.  I honestly think it was probably a matter of time.  The CE's give each article a score but you don't ever see the score - you just see an overall average of all the scores.  And we aren't allowed to have relationships with the CE so it's not like you can talk to them and find out why they scored the way they did (and improve from there).  I had been doing a lot of reading online about other folks' experiences with this company and apparently, if your scores were under a certain point (mine were just under that point), they let you go.  No probation, no nothing.  Had it not been for the plag issue, I probably would have been under the radar for a while longer but they would have probably fired me anyway.  Ah well.  Althought it was exciting to earn money and be published so quickly, their strict template made it feel creatively stifling.    

Onward and upward.  I've got several job possibilities in the works.  I got a job yesterday reading a thriller novel and writing a 200 word honest review.  It pays $20 but that's $20 more than I get paid to read the thrillers that I usually read anyway.  Money Mouth

Karla, thinking happy thoughts for you and yours this morning.  Let us know how everything went.