Making a plan on Monday

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Making a plan on Monday
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Mon, 12-09-2013 - 10:43am

There is not enough time in the day to get everything done before the holiday arrives. Therefore, I have got to set my priorities and just get the essentials done!  It was a relaxing weekend, with the work out, cleaning, lots of administrative work, and finding out that I will be back in court for divorce stuff soon. I also set up an appointment with the therapist because I am quite overwhelmed with everything on my plate. I am getting the impression that I just need to stay busy with positive actions so that I don't visit the "Darkside."  Is that a positive goal?. For some reason, when Karla said a huge storm was approaching, I didn't think it applied to me,  Even though we live in neighboring states. I guess that shows and I really am stressed out. I shoveled twice last night, and now I need to shovel and snow blow again. We definitely got hit with the white stuff. Shoveling is a nice, low-level cardio workout. I am thinking about dog training tonight, as well, and I just ordered a dog backpack that I could put a sign, "therapy dog and training" so I can take him to other public places. I have plans to go line dancing this week, and I'm hoping to go to the salsa class, as well. I can see that my husband is getting annoyed with all of my plans to go out and do fun things. I think he would like me to just stay at home and sit next to him when he watches TV. But I am too bored with that, and I find that it gives me too much time to think about depressing thoughts. In a sense, I feel like I'm staying busy with fun things so I don't fall into a depressive funk with all of the other negative things going on in my life. How is everyone else doing out there?

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Tue, 12-10-2013 - 9:10am

SJ, you are so smart!  My mother does not have an 8 inch fracture...it turns out she has an enlarged, swollen artery due to bleeding?  The ortho had to consult with the senior partner to confirm.  She (and I) are so relieved!  Karla and Jean, I can't imagine not having power!

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Tue, 12-10-2013 - 8:21am

Hey now!  If you do standing abs correctly, you can get quite a good abdominal workout.  

There are days when I don't know how I manage two men either...  Cool

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Mon, 12-09-2013 - 10:45pm

'warm' wishes to everyone buried in snow and ice, and especially if you have no power....we had snow this morning but rain later...although if it freezes we'll have skating rinks....FSN, your divorce issues are unbelievable...hopefully this will end when your children reach a certain age...Soon...And I'd be concerned that two radiologists could misread an X-ray....my mother used to sometimes tell us things that had happened to her, or people had told her, and we would think she was whacky...and they always turned out to be true?..makes it hardto judge what is happening. .....Karla, sounds like you are the center of your family....hope you are building good 'snowbound' memories. Gymrat, that you manage to deal effectively with two men amazes me...I am too lazy to deal with one. Today wasmy lasted three days off...although I spent a lot f time on the phone and with Email...I hada lively weekend and got a lot done...cards, post office, decorations out. I have too much stuff for the size of my house (and no cellar, garage, or attic to stash stuff in). I reorgazpnized some things, and donated some books and sorted out clo thes for donations, and Threw away paper...problem is not solved but progress was made. I am still on track eith 'work out every day in December'. I walked 3 miles on Saturday ( to and from someplace at 1.5 each way). Last night, I. Did standing abs...kind of lame, but I did walk a lot so counting it. Today was lifting for chest and back and ran 2 miles....back towork tomorrow....

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Mon, 12-09-2013 - 3:54pm

I am feeling so relieved. First, I don't know if I told you, my mother fractured her arm. She couldn't remember when she did it, so I have been very down. However, after seeing a specialist, she found out that the two prior clinicians read the x-ray wrong. She does not have an 8 inch fracture in her arm. The prior clinicians mistook of swollen vein or vessel as a fracture. Also, It looks like the notification I got about court documents is not what I thought it was. However, it gave me a kick in the butt to find a new lawyer so I have an appointment set up tomorrow to hire a new lawyer. With the ladder in place, I am thinking that perhaps I should find a European vacation for my family which includes my stepson. At least, that is how I feel at the moment.

Karla, I am so happy to hear that your pain is subsiding. If you give yourself enough rest, he will be back to running in no time.  Homer at, I want to join you today, but I have too much work to do!  Jean, if you are out there, I hope you have heat! I saw on Facebook that some of my friends on the East Coast also have no school, But no power is much worse! Okay, back to work...

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Mon, 12-09-2013 - 3:27pm

I feel like I need to change my name to "homerat76"...  LOL.  

FSN, I'm glad you made an appointment to see a therapist.  I remember my therapist telling me once that if I wanted to see her in December, I needed to book early because that's when everybody goes.  It's unfortunate that your husband is getting annoyed with your plans.  I feel fortunate that DH and OP are generally in sync with what we want to do.  We do a lot of TV watching but we go out a fair amount too. 

Karla, your ice scraping reminded me of my days living in Missouri.  I do NOT miss having to scrape the car.  And right now is a good reminder of why we put up with 110 degree summers...  this is why.  Stay warm and keep the snow monsters away.  Tongue Out 

I did a strength workout this morning and am heading to training shortly.  Finished up a few projects this morning and submitted more proposals for work.  I'm finding that a lot getting jobs is pitching ideas.  With my health being what it is, I'm pretty short on ideas.  Tell me exactly what to do and I'll do but generating my own ideas for content sounds super hard.  I think my brain is tired on top of everything else.  

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Mon, 12-09-2013 - 12:23pm

Fresh, our states aren't the only ones that got hit. Apparently Jean doesn't have power. We lost power twice but thankfully it didn't stay off long. I too spent several hours shoveling and loved every minute of it. My house was so full of people with babies crying and music blasting that standing out in the quite cold was wonderful. What I didn't enjoy was getting the ice off my car. It took me forever just to get into my car the first day so I could turn it on and get my ice scraper out. I bet I scraped for 45 minutes. Again I had to scrape ice this morning and they are calling for more freezing rain later this week. Ugg. I would rather deal with a foot of snow than freezing rain!

I am keeping Christmas shopping under control this year. I just bought the last toy I am going to buy and once I get my teenage daughter a few small items, I am done. 

I have not run since last week and I am seeing definite improvement in my foot. I am going to give it at least another week or two before I attempt to jog again. My foot hurt so bad after my attempt to jog I was worried I could have a fracture but after just a few days off it is way improved. I did get to the gym yesterday afternoon for some weight lifting and plan to get there again today for some weights. 

Hope everyone who isn't enjoying 70 degree weather is staying warm. ;-)

Karla
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