Sunday, November 15, 2009

Alive and Well

Yep. All good here at Smith central.

Superfluous pic of kitten - you're welcome.

Bob has been on vacation since Wednesday hence the radio silence. It's Sunday early morning and I've finally got a minute to myself.

Get this, went to Toronto on Thursday without any anxiety. It was like Anxiety forgot I existed.

Anxiety however, showed up on Friday night.

Showy bugger.

Basically Friday 1am I get a sore throat and a booming headache - also, I've been achy all week but I assumed it was from the treadmill (yep, I'm trying out daily exercise). I get it in my head that I now have the flu and pull my Hail Mary pass with a ginormous swig of NyQuil.

Friday best bud and son are coming out and Bob is not home. Usually no problem but because I have it in my head that the 'flu' might be in my body, I have anxiety about going out for dinner. I gulped down 2 anxiety pills and made it through. Couple of 'dizzy' moments but I didn't run screaming from the restaurant and hey, that's a win.

Bob's in full demo mode.

Best bud posted on her Facebook on Friday that it was 'random acts of kindness day' - when she got to the door I told her her random act of kindness was to NOT say 'OMG, you LIVE here!?

Kids would love it here. You can spell stuff on the furniture. Every single piece.

I felt bad that I didn't dust before best bud came over but oy, am I ever glad I didn't waste the energy. I woke up to more drywall dust as Bob carved out new doors. *cough, hack, cough*

I vacuumed on Tuesday and the house looks like it was last cleaned in the 80s.

The kitten doesn't know what to make of the big guy lugging stuff all through the house. For Emma, it's all old news. For me, it's just getting old.

Let's see, what else?

Right. I've been walking on the treadmill 5 days a week (I haven't made it to every day) and can do 40 minutes now without puking up a lung. The other night I did 50 minutes but I paid for it the next day.

I sleep better, I have more energy when I'm up and about and maybe it's keeping me healthy.

I'm also taking a multi-vitamin, Vitamin D and Vitamin C every morning. For the first week or two my body just laid it back out. Now I think some of it is getting absorbed into the blood stream.

So yeah. I'm trying to take some good care of myself because the winter months can slay me. I've decided they aren't allowed to take me out anymore!

On Monday I'm hoping to get to Nalini Singh's latest. (I returned the Anthology after Wendy let me know it was a re-print - just another reason for me to dislike trade backs.)

Oh! Final note.

If you buy gift certificates for peeps, keep the receipt and give it with the GC. Discovered one of my birthday GC for 25$ for books was never activated. Bob and my mom always give me the receipts but there was a desk move in between my B-day and now so I lost them.

Out 25 bucks!! Super sucks!

Bob couldn't figure out how someone could 'steal' the GC money because it would be in the computer. Simple slight of hand with another card I'm sure. Or, one of my friends pulled a 'ooops' and didn't load the card.

Okay, off to play a bit longer before hitting the sack.


Rosie said...

We spent the day yesterday looking up heating and air conditioning dual packs because our 25 year old unit is ka-put. GG is great with small home repairs, but putting in something like this, hooking up elec & gas, not so much.

Once we finish paying for those I want to do our bathrooms. Do you rent Bob out?? :-)

Kailana said...

Glad you are well! Are you doing Virtual Advent this year? Sign-ups started today. :)

CindyS said...

Rosie - how do you feel about not having a say in anything he does. Then you can have him ;)

Kailana - Oh! I should let others play but I'll drop in over the week and see how it's filling out!


Kelly & Marg said...

I am so glad you are joining in! Can you send me your email?

(virtualadvent (at) gmail (dot) com)


Holly said...

I remember reading something about a GC scam awhile back: Ppl would swipe the numbers off the back of the card then check online to see when it was activated. When it was, they'd use it, before you'd even have a chance.

I'm sorry you're out $25! that really sucks. :(

I wish I had demo as an excuse for why my house is overrun with dust, but sadly I don't. Well, laziness, I guess.

I'm so proud of you for walking on the treadmill! I'm going to start back on mine this week. I wanted to give my body a chance to get used to exercise again before I tried doing too much at once.

I hope you're feeling better now!

nath said...

Awww, she is sooo cute!!

So sorry about your house and the dust. And I say do not stress about getting sick. Simply take care of yourself and you're going to be fine :D

and sorry about the giftcard! That really sucks :(

CindyS said...

Thanks Holly - that means a lot to me. I just don't want to be a lump on the sofa this winter! I got to 50 minutes tonight - those last ten minutes were tough! And you need to take care of yourself - you'll be back in tip top shape in no time!

Nath - Pixie slays me with her cuteness! Course, all my cats have ;) Yep, definitely need to take care of ourselves. If only I could get off the pop!


LinnieGayl said...

Cindy, I'm sorry about the sore throat and the dust, but so very proud of you for using the treadmill & taking vitamins. What positive things you're doing!

Lynn Spencer said...

Sorry you're not feeling well, but it sounds like you're taking good care of yourself. I hope you feel better soon! And I hope that adorable kitty in the picture is being good to you! :-)

CindyS said...

I'm all better LinnieGayl and Lynn! Okay, kinda better - I have sniffles but I'll take it! I also got my H1N1 shot so 9 days and I'm all immune!!

Okay, hopefully I'll be posting tonight!