Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Our local weatherman said there was 72 degrees from how the temperature felt last Tuesday and Tuesday. Our wind chill last Tuesday was -9F. Today it was 63F. I was loving the 50s from the last few days but it got up to 63 today. The sun has been shining all three days. It's been gorgeous. A cold front will come through tomorrow and drove it back to the 40s but I don't care. As long as it is above freezing I don't care. That cold snap of Arctic cold got too me.
Our yard is a wet swampy sponge right now. Across the street in the deep shade there's still snow. The drifts and where the snow plow can has just about completely melted. At the bottom of the street water is completely over it.
I've been feeding the birds since last week. They are so happy. I walk outside to their songs. I stand at the front door and watch them. Im seeing an assortment of little song birds.
I ordered a few add on to my Musfits box. One was chis seeds. I've had bought drinks with them in there in the past. So I decided to try them in other things. I have a jar of chia pudding in the refrigerator. I forgot the honey but it's tasting interesting already. I also made some overnight oats with vanilla honey, dried mixed berries, chia seeds and the oats. I stirred both up a little while ago and sampled them. Pretty good. Looks like I have something new in my line up. I'm working to change my diet. About 90% of my fruits and vegetables are organic now. That's thanks to my Misfits box and so are my add on I add to my order. Plus I look for organic when I shop now more than I did. My granddaughter came over and asked if she could have my oranges. She's almost 5, and I said how many and she said 5 and counted them out for her bag.
My son and her are watching the rock tumbler I bought because she's a rockhound. They checked the rocks out and put them in to the polish stage. Then I showed her some rough rocks I had and she is excited about tumbling them. Then I surprised her with a bag of polished gems and rocks. She had a fit. She was so excited when I told her she could pick out some to take home. In the end I kept a few and gave her the rest. Then the tumbler kit had a necklace and Keychain so my son fixed them for her. She was so happy. He said she walked in the house and announced to everyone she had some pretty rocks.
She also got to throw our some birdseed too. She got tickled watching the birds. A to see life like a child.
I took a short walk. It was short because my feet got wet from the water running in the street. Itvwas so nice to get outside.
Tomorrow is my dr appt with my primary physician. I'm hoping the lab work is better this time than last. March 5th is my retina specialist. I have an appointment on March 15th with my glaucoma doctor which might have to be changed. I also have an extended visit with my neurologist for my migraines and sleep study I requested. I have sleep apnea. I can't stand anything over my face. pTSd. So I'm going to try it again. Hopefully I won't have to change that. I just remembered that I need to schedule my mammogram too. I'll do that later in the week.
I didn't feel up to getting my haircut. My pain levels are through the roof and my ribs were hurting so bad..I may call tomorrow and set up an appointment.im to the point I'd just like to shave my head and get a wig. Unfortunately I hate anything on my head. Gives me a headache which turns into a migraine because it always starts on my past concussion sites. My body hates me, lol.
I hope you all are doing okay. Don't get discouraged when you feel you're not doing things quickly on your journey. Our bodies change as we age. Believe I know, I'm 66. Ugh! It was so much easier to lose weight before the two traumatic brain injuries that cost me my shirt term memories and ability to spell words. I can read them, no problem but to write or type those words is horrible. Spellchecker can't even figure me out, lol. If you mess up. Stop and evaluate what is going on with your life. See what your stressor are. I overdid everything and totally exhausted myself, mentally, physically and emotionally. It's been a slow recovery. I have to listen to what my body needs. I'm having trouble sleeping with it all too. I'm working on that too. Another reason for the sleep study. So I'm readjusting each day to help move myself forward again. I'm basically taking baby steps to get back to my old self. I've had to rest more than usual. The hood news is fir the most part my mind is more focused. I'm watching what I eat. I'm walking at the pace my body needs to fully heal. Strength training is still on hold because of my necks, collarbone and shoulders. The pain is still causing difficulties lifting any thing over a couple pounds. I've been throw thus many times and I know pushing will only injure me more. I have a pinched nerve in my neck and another in my left arm. They're both screaming at me too. So I must find patience again.
Be kind to yourselves. Live yourself now, not at some magical.point in the future. Live your life now. None of us are guaranteed a tomorrow. Do what you love now. Stay safe. Treat yourselves kindly. Sending you much love and hugs. Thank you for stopping by