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LOL Oh yeah, I skipped yesterday, if you can’t say anything nice, say nothing at all. I couldn’t even do a vent post, because most of it… well ya’ll know I can swear. yeah… just a real humdinger of a day and let’s leave it at that! okie dokies.

So today, wow! Started out so pretty this morning, I slipped into my fave sandals, and now I’m wishing I brought a change of footwear. It’s pouring outside. Pretty in it’s own way. But my feet are wet. oooh not good. LOL

And it hasn’t been all that overwhelming or frustrating today. There have been moments, but I just breathe and let it go. No sense in keeping all that in, it takes away from my personal happiness, and drains me. And no, I know it’s not that easy. Otherwise I’d be out of a job. However you can learn to relax, reduce stress, and feel so much better, mentally and emotionally. And no, it doesn’t happen overnight. Let’s be realistic, it didn’t take you overnight to acquire all the habits you have, so… most habit changes take a year. There are research/journal articles on it on the web. But yes, to change a habit, it takes a year. So… being able to do what I do, and let it go, it took me a bit to learn and practice, to the point now, that it’s almost second nature.

Otherwise, I’m still writing, and omg I’ve gotten my email’s down. I’ll go on chrome tonight so I can get the exact number, I like knowing the numbers. I’m weird like that. So I am caught up and in the current month and year! WooHOOO! lol ๐Ÿ˜› ahhh it’s those little things…

I hope everyone is having a great week so far! till later…. HUGS!

Why?

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I’ve received a few email’s on why I haven’t touched on the Boston Marathon tragedy.

Honestly, while once upon a time, I wanted to be a journalist, I’m NOT! And while yes this is a horrible tragedy, it is getting enough attention through the ‘real’ media. Which is where it should be. IMO
Also I see various tragedies every day, not on this scale, but still… and so I blog about what I want, and try to keep it somewhat light, silly. Yesterday’s blog entry got a lot of likes, and was even re-blogged; thank you all very very much!! You have no idea what that means to me!! HUGS! ๐Ÿ˜€

Now then with that being said, what do I discuss today?
well honestly, I don’t know. Oooh, I got a new stress ball, and a tin of tea. Hubs brought me a world stress ball, that way I can hum, “I’ve got the whole world in my hands.” And possibly not rip it in half. The tin of tea was from a friend that understands the healthy benefits of a good cup of tea. It’s hard to be cranky or mopey when drinking tea. At least that’s my opinion. Oh right, and theirs too. ๐Ÿ™‚

Otherwise it’s a chilly Wednesday morning with some scattered rain here and there. Still beautiful, and peaceful in it’s own way. I’ve been plotting out the next bit in my story, as I’ve hit a snag, my own fault. I plotted before starting to write, but…lost that bit of paper. I have now downloaded a new app, imagine that, for just this purpose. Corraling my plot bunnies. ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ll do a mini review of it later and let ya’ll know what I think of it. It brags a lot of user friendliness, and ease of customization. Okie dokies. We’ll see.

Other than that, I’m thinking of starting a tradition here that I used to do on twitter and tumbler. Let’s see if anyone recognizes the #FollowFriday hastag? LOL ๐Ÿ˜› But yes, as a thank you to the one’s that consistently like my posts, and to the one’s that have reblogged me, I’m going to make you the first one’s on this Friday’s check out this blog. If you don’t want that, please leave me a comment. If you have a blog that you think I should take a lookie at, please leave me a comment with the link. I am voracious reader of a lot of different genres. So I appreciate different recommendations.

Guess that’s it for now, going back to plotting, squeezing the new stress ball, and enjoying a bit of tea. Ya’ll have a great day!

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Thank you!

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Thank you to those that have been ‘liking’ my posts and then following my blog, that’s outstanding!! ๐Ÿ˜€

And it’s another beautiful Monday morning, a little chilly out, but it hasn’t deterred me from wearing my sandals. LOL ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m so ready for the nice Spring weather. Including wearing my daisy wristlets, not quite a full arm warmer, but enough to comply with the dress code and cover up my tattoos, on my arms. Some days, I just don’t get it, they aren’t rude, crude or obnoxious. My right arm is Jeannie, from I Dream of Jeannie, and my left arm is Samantha from Bewitched. Both really cute little art pieces that were designed for me by two awesome artists. However, I do follow the rules, easier than being cranky about it.

If you noticed, there were no blogs Thursday and Friday, so let’s do a recap. LOL

Thursday; I woke up at 3a with a migraine Category OMG! I give them category ratings, 1-5 I can maybe deal and work through, 6-8 questionable about work, see what I can do, and if necessary go home early. 9 & 10, no way, I’m calling in. The OMG! Category, I’m about to go to the ER to get a shot, as soon as I can focus to drive. But I was never able to focus, I took what meds I do have for migraines, pulled down the black out curtains, turned off the heat, and turned on the fans. I prefer cold and dark. No lights, no smells, no noises. The pounding of my head is more than enough, however occasionally I have turned on some classical. Just no 1812 overture. Nature sounds….if they have repetive noise, no way. I have found an interesting little app, Omvana that has a nice relaxing channel on there, and I was using that on Thursday. I think by 8pm, I was able to sit up without falling over, or covering my head.

Friday; Got up early, was getting ready to fix the morning coffee, when Hubs informed me we had to stop for blood/labwork for him, before going to his procedure. So no coffee…he was fasting, and therefore I was fasting. ugh ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
Made it to the place that did his labwork, and he was out in fifteen minutes. Phlebotomists love him. Me, I’d be there for longer than fifteen minutes. And next stop was coffee at Starbuck’s before going to Indianapolis for his procedure. Which went well. He only whined for a few hours after.
While down in Indianapolis, and after having multiple packets lost, I decided to hand-deliver my application for testing for my Licensure. YAY! It was taken, and then I was informed that there is still one more step. ack ACK! I’ve been attempting since October to get the date for my test…okay, okay…I’m calm. And this morning I scheduled the last thing I needed for my application. A full Criminal Background Check, this is not a problem for me. I’ve had oh lets see, since I started the schooling for this profession, I’ve had five of these done, and I’m good!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Just one more little hurdle, and then it’s Exam time!!
After dropping that off, and receiving that news, we decided to go to TGIF’s for lunch, love their new less expensive menu options. Still an excellent meal, at a lower price. Plus going before 4p you also get a break on pricing.
And Hubs was feeling better, and wanting to go walk around the Mall before we headed home. So off to Castleton Square we went. For Mall walking, and people watching it’s a good mall. I did however go into a few of my favorite stores, and um…yeah, I found a pair of Hello Kitty hoop earrings for 50% off, and if I used my card-an additional 20% off. I couldn’t resist, okay, I probably could have, but I wanted them, and 70% off total, for a girl, that’s a D E A L! I know, guys are thinking, I could have saved 100% and not buy them. Yeah, yeah…whatev. LOL I’ll see if I can find a really good clear picture of them.
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back to it, Have an Awesome day!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Health and stuff

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So last week, no new posts from me. Well, I left work early on Tuesday with a high bp reading. Went to the ER and then the chest pains started. I was off work, on bed rest till Friday.

This past weekend, I did some cleaning, and emptied out two bookshelves. They are out the door. The room is much more open now. I like it. The one bookshelf had been rubbing against the wall, and I need to fix some paint there. Let’s hope the paint will defrost and still have the same color to it. I put it in the shed.

Other than that…trying to stay stress free-which meant dropping some drama queens from my FB friends. Honestly, one can only put up with their never ending “Oh poor me…” until you want to scream!

I’m back at work, and this week I’m on days. ๐Ÿ™‚

there will be some posts on the photoblog soonish, while I was in bed resting, I was playing on the iPad. Hey, that’s resting to me. Having fun!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Woot! Wednesday!

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And Happy Hump Day to you!

My boss bought our lunch today, perk day. I received my cute little certificate thingie that I’ve been here for three years. As of today, it’s been three years and two months. But hey, still good!! ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s still cold here, but not arctic chills like yesterday. I still have my coat and gloves, and I’m thinking some ear muffs would be good too.

And I’ve hit a wall…nothing really to vent about, nothing that I’ve got to share at the mo. I have started an interesting little series, okay, I started it back in October, and I still have to find the notebook, but when I do, I’ll be typing it up and putting it on the blog.

and wow! Seriously, my mind is a blank…cool, I finally get it. LOL Meditation, can’t make my mind quiet, and writing this now, it’s a total blank. lol :p

anywho, ya’ll have a great day! Stay warm, stay hydrated and stay Awesome!! ๐Ÿ˜€

yuck…

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so I’ve been feeling yucky lately, taking medicine to help with the sympoms. I think I have a flu or a virus. No real fever, just a lot of body aches, chills, and sinus issues.

so…not a lot to say. Take care, stay warm and hydrated!!

Happy New Years!

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So it’s the start of another New Year! And I don’t do the whole resolution thing, I gave it up one New Year’s and I’ve been good with it so far. I know what I need to do, and I do what I can.

I have a few upcoming medical appts that I’m a little nervous about. And I’ve also found out that depending on the strength and length of my migraines it appears to cause some memory loss. That is scary and weird. Anyone else ever hear of that?

My blood pressure has been behaving, unless I’m having a freak out. Which I try to not do anymore. There really is no reason to get all irritated with things/people I have no control over. What I do have control over is how I react/act to the situations. Wow! I’m actually doing what I preach to people. How cool is that? LOL ๐Ÿ˜€

Anywho the temp here is in the single digits, just above zero. So I’ve got the heat on in my office and I’ve layered my clothes. For those that don’t know, I’m a cold weather baby, I love it cold. But this morning is really testing that theory. ๐Ÿ˜‰ So wherever you are, please stay warm, safe and Happy!!

Happy Happy New Year! It’s 2013 Punkins, what shall we do?

Happy Fiday and an Update on moi…

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So for those not in the know, the day before Halloween I had a bad accident that resulted in a TBI, aka a concussion. I have suffered some brain damage- memory loss, mainly three hours prior to the accident and some other wacky stuff. I actually had forgotten my name. yeah…

and my blood pressure was skyrocketing. So I got permission to leave work, went to see the hubs and asked him what my name was. That went over really well. So he had the lovely pharmacist take my bp and he got permission to take me to the ER. Where it was determined I needed a CAT scan and an IV. woo…yay…

Before/after, I don’t know…the Cat Scan, it was determined that my brain was swelling. And that wasn’t good. So they gave me some medication in my IV to reduce the brain swelling and some morphine to reduce the pain, and hopefully my bp. Well it kinda worked. BP is very stubborn, the diastolic- your bottom number, was not going down, quite the opposite really. The Systolic-top number, was going down. So more pain medication to help me and my body to relax and I started to use my DBT skills to also help reduce my stress/tension and fear. UH, Yeah! Honestly, not knowing your name, losing three hours of memory-not recalling how you had recieved the TBI, and then finding out your brain is swelling-along with the fact I have permanent brain damage. so not very good.

Twelve hours later, after some food, the IV of meds, and Hubs helping calm me down, I was able to leave. I was off work for a week. not good, but I didn’t argue. I was scared.

That Monday I was due to go back to work, I received a phone call, the MRI that I was to have was due that day! So…called my boss, explained the stitch, and called hubs to drive me to FT Wayne VA for my MRI.

I wasn’t allowed to drive at that time. Still wasn’t medically cleared to put myself behind the steering wheel of a vehicle. Totally understood that concern.

So anywho, we made it to the MRI appt on time. Yay! And wow! Have they changed. Hubs was pacing the entire time I was in the tube. What should have been a 15 minute scan, turned out to be a 25 minute scan. Not that big of a deal, but enough to have Hubs freaking out. The techs told me that they had asked him if he was okay, and then offered to sit on him. LOL He’s very claustrophic. Which??? Okay, I was the one in the tube, not him. But I guess I really have scared him.

After that we got some food, and then back home. The first couple of days back at work, was interesting, and annoying- me personally. I kept double and triple-checking my work. Thank goodness, repition of a task, really does help you remember it. And this week I’m still not quite at 100%, more like 75-80% but, that’s still good in my book. I am driving, doing my job, and the smart ass level is finally coming back. As I’ve said previously, if I lose my sense of humor. I’m doomed! Doomed, I say! LOL (See!)

So that’s why I haven’t been posting in the past couple of weeks, resting and recuperating. Plus…memory issues, I had to remember some things. oops ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Oh and the change in the seasons, the temp has been dropping, causing some Fibro issues. I’m used to that now, but the migraines from the barometric pressure- yeah, never use to those. Ugh.

Internet is back down at the house as well, so…that will make some future posts sporadic again. Dangit, I am calling someone! No, not ghostbusters…LOL I want my net!!

Ya’ll have a safe and happy Friday!! Enjoy the weekend. Here in Indiana it’s supposed to be pretty nice, chilly-it’s fall, but still nice!

bleh

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bleh…not a bad day, I worked day shift, I was productive. So that’s all good.

And omg, when is the first freeze due? I have been getting a headache every day. It doesn’t feel like a sinus headache, but it’s aggravating and annoying. Today, I came home to take a nap. And it took the edge off…but it’s still here. ugh ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

And the fibro is picking up, so hopefully that means that the change of seasons is close. Always seems to get worse right between the two big seasons. From Summer to Fall, and from Winter to Spring. I just know that’s when I get more flare up’s of pain. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I love the change of seasons, really! I always have, and Fall has always been my favorite season, watching the change in nature. ๐Ÿ™‚

other than that, I’ve been writing with my co-writer, and I really love that! And bugging him that we need to go back to the original ‘chapters’ and move them along as we planned, as well as I need to go into the other wip’s and see what needs to be completed. WE have close to twenty or more stories in stages…ack! LOL
for a type A personality like me, that’s like um….O M G !

so time to go write. Later, take care!

ugh….

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so I made it to my appt this morning…had my blood pressure taken multiple times, I think I counted seven times..and then yay, the vampire was able to get my blood in one stick. My pulse was up, and the migraine was still really really bad. And, omg, I was right, my elevated blood pressure was causing my migraine.
since I didn’t have a driver, I wasn’t given the migraine shot. The doctor did give me the day off from work, with the order to RELAX!!
she also cancelled my old bp medication, as obviously it’s not working. And I got a pneumonia shot. cool. And yay, her bedside manner has improved! That’s always a plus. I was going to fire her in the past…because she wasn’t personable, and she treated me as if I was an annoyance in her day. Just because, I get free medical, due to my service in the ARMY and I’m a DAV, doesn’t mean, I put up with bad treatment. I deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. Same as how I treat the people that see me.

so, I’m hoping to find my co-writer, and see if he wants to write. I’ve added in some more to the wip. And I’ve decided to do my ‘status’ updates on Google + if you have my email addy, send me a request.

till later, I’m following doctor’s orders and relaxing. Writing to me, is very relaxing!!
He has such a beautiful smile!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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