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legcramps - Thursday Dec 10, 2009

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Only just slightly tired this morning when I got to work.  I slept in this morning for a few extra minutes, couldn't get myself out of bed to save my life.  But i'm here.  I made it!

The first part of this week was pretty dreary for me at home.  There's a cold spell working it's way through this part of the world, so it's been difficult to get outside even for a few minutes.  I had nothing planned with friends or family either, so that made it even worse.  Last night, I begged a friend to let me come over and watch a movie with her and her husband, that's how much I wanted to get out of the house!  I even took my dog with me for a play date with their dog.  I know there are so many things I could be doing at home, but this weather makes me procrastinate, and I can only go so many days on my own!  That's my excuse of the day, anyways.

One up-side to being home so much lately means i've been cooking my suppers instead of grabbing crackers or frozen meals.  Last night I made burgers on the griller, with whole wheat buns and alfalfa sprouts.  Some coleslaw and cooked peas and i've got myself a pretty good meal - better than i've had at home for a long time!  I just KNOW that cooked peas bring me around to the brighter side of life.  I've also been eating bananas; they're supposed to be good sources of vitamin B-12 (energy).  I'm trying to remember to bring one to work with me and i've averaged probably 3 per week.  That's extremely good, since i'm not exactly a fan of bananas.

So, obviously, the only thing missing here is exercise.  It's crazy.  I used to pride myself on the amount of exercise I got in each week, going to various sporting events in the community and even travelling to play wallyball and badminton.  Sports were my life, I revolved around what I was going to kick butt in next.  That totally needs to be back in my life!  I think I need to start searching out some good activities, and if I have to drive to them I need to just suck it up and drive to them.  This old body needs some love and attention, and it's time to give back to the one thing that has gotten me so far. 

Be kind.  Be honest.  Be YOU.

doitup on 12/10/2009:
I miss sports as well. I played varsity field hockey for all four years of high school and I miss it SO MUCH its unbelievable. I just miss being active. going to the gym is just as successful, but definately not as fun. Is more of a chore now :(

legcramps - Tuesday Dec 08, 2009

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I woke up on the WRONG side of the bed today.  Holy.  I know I was dreaming (having a nightmare) about X as well, so that might have something to do with it.  Seriously, I am so angry today.  Grrr!

I have a shooting pain from my neck up into the back of my head.  It is hurting badly.  I have a tooth that needs a filling, and even that is hurting badly. 

What else?  The phone won't stop ringing, I have to sit through a meeting all morning without a break, it is MINUS 28 DEGREES CELSIUS outside...

I should've turned over and gone back to sleep.

doitup on 12/08/2009:
Hello! i'm sure you'll be glad to hear that you aren't the only one who has mornings like this and they are horribl! hope the rest of your day is well. Just try to stay positive.

legcramps - Friday Dec 04, 2009

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I didn't even sit down when I got home from work yesterday.  Instead, I threw on my tocque and gloves and went back outside to shovel.  It was a bit of work, and I don't think I even have a whole lot of area to shovel.  I think it took me close to 30 minutes to do it all.  My dog was able to run around for a bit, although most of the time she was cowering by the door because she was afraid of the shovel...

Then I played on the computer, payed some bills, and had friends over for coffee.  It was a good night.  I wish they were all like that.  I wonder if it had anything to do with spending some time outside...

I am probably having another friend over for coffee right after work today.  I think I will try to hit the hay early tonight (I hate doing this because I always feel like i'm missing out on something that's happening) and get up earlier tomorrow so that I have a full day to paint.  I am excited to get started.

I took Claritin yesterday morning because of the off-chance I had allergies that were acting up and that's why i've been sick for so long.  Sure enough, after a couple of hours I was feeling much better.  I'm a little sneezy and congested this morning, but hopefully the Claritin I took will kick in soon.

abfab_74 on 12/04/2009:
Sounds like you had a great day. I heard somewhere that shoveling snow is one of the highest calorie burning activities you can do, so kudos! Have fun painting!

legcramps - Thursday Dec 03, 2009

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Sick, sick, sick.

I didn't take the dog outside in the snow, and I didn't shovel either.  Now, I am packing the snow down on the path from my house to the garage from my frequent jaunts and it's forming a nice layer of ice.  Oh well.  Today after work I will bundle up and do the shovelling.  Maybe i'll have to take out the ice pick, too...

Still sick, I almost can't believe it.  On the other hand, everyone is sick, so i'm not really surprised it has held on for so long.  If this continues, I don't know if i'll be in good enough shape to paint this weekend.  I don't want to do a crappy job of it just because i'm not feeling well.

On the good side of things, I have everything I need for christmas gifts in the house.  All I need now is some wrapping paper.  I am glad I have it all done, except for the painting, because I really don't like shopping during the christmas season.  It's always so crowded and everything is laying haphazardly (?) on the shelves.  Sorting through things is not my forte!

hollybelle on 12/03/2009:
Sorry youre sick! How much snow do you have already?

legcramps - Tuesday Dec 01, 2009

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I would really like to take my dog for a walk today.  It snowed during the night and this morning we woke up to a covering of soft and sticky whiteness.  I will have to shovel for sure, anyways, so she and I can play in the backyard at the very least.

I have nothing planned for tonight.  I will read, rest, and hopefully rejuvenate.  My cold/flu is working it's way throughout my body.  Aches, congestion and sinus troubles.  I almost didn't make it to work, but then what would I do?!!

hollybelle on 12/01/2009:
Oh to walk doggies in the snow. Our dogs would love that, but we get snow very infrequently. Flurries are predicted for later this, though, so who knows! Hope you feel better soon.

legcramps - Monday Nov 30, 2009

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Weekend was okay.  Got a massage on Friday morning, then did some baking in the afternoon.  After that, I was toasters for the night.  Saturday attended a 70th Anniversary, then came home and hosted my annual bake/christmas exchange party.  Sunday watched the Grey Cup and did some household chores, then opted out of a family supper because - again - I was feeling rotten.  Today I still feel flushed.  I guess I need to start medicating for cold/flu.

I have a meeting this evening and Wednesday evening.  This weekend I need to set aside for painting.

I need to get outside more... the cloudy haze i've been friends with on and off for over 15 years needs to realize that it can't stick around any longer.  I'm sick of it.  Bad friend.  BAD!

legcramps - Thursday Nov 26, 2009

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I was right.  It was a long day yesterday.  Then when I finally made it back home last night, it took me a while to calm down enough to sleep.  Then I woke up at 2:30am, with severe stomach cramps and couldn't get back to sleep.  Maybe it is stress that brought it on.  I don't know, but I don't like it.  I'm very tired today.  Very.  Tired.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/27/2009:
sorry to hear of your recent stresses and losses in your family! i'm tired without all of that. so i can imagine. you probably do just need some alone time to relax and recoop. feel better!!! :-) stay well.

Donkey on 11/27/2009:
I'm so very sorry for your sorrows :-( I would guess it would be the stress. Please, be kind to yourself; allow yourself to grieve. I hope you will have the chance to rest.

legcramps - Wednesday Nov 25, 2009

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Funeral today.  There is one here in town as well.  The sad loss of a young man.  Heartwrenching.

I will not be drinking much water today as will be on the road a lot and don't want to be stopping all the time.  It's going to be a long day.

legcramps - Tuesday Nov 24, 2009

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Oh, so tired.

I am going to watch New Moon tonight with friends.  I'm such a... Girl.

Lots of water.  That's about all i've accomplished lately.

selina on 11/25/2009:
enjoy watching new moon. i'm reading breaking dawn, now. i'm a such a girl, too. keep up with the water drinking - it's also important...

legcramps - Monday Nov 23, 2009

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Chuggin along...

Another death in the family.  More fighting.  Less brain cells.

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