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Friday, October 9, 2015

Friday Fragments

With all the commotion around here for the past few weeks, I haven’t had much to save, but here’s my offering for this week.

Success: I was nervous about being alone yesterday, but I quelled my fears by reminding myself that my husband was only ten minutes away, I had my alert button, and I really was stronger than my doubts. I did stay in a very small circle, though, going no farther than the family room, breakfast room, kitchen, and powder room. All I did was watch TV and read. I can get my email and FB on my phone, so I didn’t venture out to the computer. The time went by quickly, and I was proud of myself for getting through it. Now, I’ll venture a little farther each time, until I’m back to my old ways, again. I just have to keep my mind on what I’m doing, so there will be no more falls.

Party: We celebrated my husband’s birthday on Wednesday, and all the gang was here. The two little guys were beside themselves with anticipation of the Disney trip, so it was wild around here. They both went to their little art room and painted pictures for Poppy, and insisted that he hang them. The meal wasn’t as great as I had hoped, but that was my fault. I had my husband help me, which we’ve done before, but I think I need to be right there while he’s working. The lasagna was all right, but it needed more sauce. The meatballs should have been mixed more thoroughly, and the cake could have used another fifteen minutes in the oven. No one complained, though, so it was fine. It’s just my Virgo perfectionism acting up.

Weather: We had a lot of wet weather last week, but we missed Joaquin – yay! Our poor beaches are a mess with all the wet windy weather. Now, the temps are either in the 60s [coolish] or 70s [nice.] We may get rain again tonight, but otherwise we’re having stretches of beautiful days. No colored leaves, yet, but that will happen soon.

Learning More: My two boys will be overseeing the construction of our new ‘home,’ and I’m starting to get enthused. First of all, the space is huge – about the area of our downstairs here. They’re designing a living/dining room with a kitchen/eating area attached. Then a large bedroom with accessible bathroom will be off a hall from there. We’ll have our own storage/closet space. There are steps to the main house, but we’re getting a stair lift! So the idea of losing the suite didn’t bother me as much. I wish they could get started before settlement, but my husband said that’s not legal.

Books/TV: For a little while, I seemed to have lost my sense of concentration. I think with the falls, my husband’s hospital stay, and our nebulous future, my stress level rose dramatically. I just couldn’t stay focused. That alone was scary, but when I realized it might stay that way because of the MS, I worried. However, little by little, my mind is starting to heal, too. I’m finishing The Girl on the Train, but it’s dragging. I have more books waiting, so I’m going to try to read more each day.
The only new network show I’m watching is Code Black. I love medical shows. My son said he’s enjoying Limitless, but I haven’t tried it. My Saturdays are filled with watching all my DVRed shows.

That’s really all I’ve got. Have a great weekend.

Peace,
Muff

10 comments:

  1. i'm glad you did well muff!! you should ask Santa for an ipad. you can get one on the cheap these days and they are really wonderful if you are confined. no wires, long battery life and much easier to work from than a phone. i put mine on my verizon plan and it is only 10 bucks a month.

    i think the storm tonight is suppose to be a big one, then a gorgeous weekend!!!!

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    1. I'm thinking about going back to a laptop. I love my PC with all the bells and whistles and giant monitor, but I like the idea of portability, too. I've played around with the iPad, though, and that's another route to consider.
      Hope you enjoyed the cool weekend!

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  2. You sound better! It will all work out! :)

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    1. Little by little, I'm getting there!

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  3. Well done, well done! And if your mind is engaging, how it does it is not a problem... It's just the way it is, today, whenever today might be. I asked my MD one day that I seem to be having problems with names, is it [quivering] THE DISEASE?!? He said no, you're just getting older. So I said, that's supposed to make me feel better?

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    1. I know -- such alternatives: the progressing disease or advancing old age. What a choice!!

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  4. Well done, indeed! We do what we can with what we got, MS or not, and it sounds like that's exactly what you did--an well, too! Bravo!

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    1. I still find that if I think and believe I CAN accomplish a task, I do better than when I say, "I can't do it." My mind plays such tricks.

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  5. Hi Muff - your new home sounds perfect. A bittersweet blessing. How well I know. I am glad you did ok alone - I am facing that next Sunday/Monday when Skipp travels about 375 miles to our new home to meet w/the realtor and give our deposit and set the closing and final details the builders still need to complete. Our lives certainly paralell one another. Amazing huh? Would you like to be facebook friends. I dont know your name to friend request you. Mine is Gail Eichinger if you would like to connect via facebook. Talkj soon, rest often,
    Love Gail
    peace...

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    1. I'm at the point that I could not be alone overnight anymore. So, I commend you on your bravery. I'll look you up on FB!

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