Sunday, January 31, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
The morning was spent in town. We went to the big tent for the craft show and beginning of the car show. The car show is Saturday and Sunday. But a few were in place. We saw a Studebaker. Definitely doesn't look like the one in back forty. :D We talked to a couple who had a photography booth.
Looked at a few booths outside, nothing new. Stopped at The Gambler, which is an RV supply store. Got gas for the generator and water. We buy water here. Cheapest place we have found is five gallons for a buck. We got a burger at Burger King. Last stop I picked up produce and bread while Dwain mailed a birthday card to our good friend Carol. Carol is a great friend (not just a good friend) and she always reads my blog. :D She is older than I am! Hee Hee
After we got home, Dwain started putting together a clothes line. Saturday will be wash day. I worked on the computer until our neighbors stopped by while on a walk. They are from Canada. We had a nice visit.
My Fibromyalgia is doing ok today. I had cramping in the back of my upper legs after walking down town. Still protesting a little tonight. I did have something different happen this morning. As I was sitting up in bed before getting up, quite a bit of tearing poured from my left eye. This has never happened before. I probably wouldn't have thought much of it, but a friend on the Facebook Fibromyalgia site commented about doing the same thing the day before. I will check my favorite Fibromyalgia book, Fibromyalgia Up Close and Personal, to see if the good doctor discusses this issue.
Still have a sink full of dishes that need to be done. Will write more tomorrow.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Here are a group of sayings I found in a women's health magazine with my comments.
JUST DO IT: Choose to be happy
Can we "choose" to be happy when in so much pain? I believe we can. I have the hardest time being happy when I'm by myself. I feel the pain more when alone, nothing to distract me. After I've had a great visit with a friend either in person or on the telephone, my pain is increased. I never knew it took so much energy to talk...
Monday, January 25, 2010
Today I've had a productive day. Completed many chores in the morning and had a relaxful afternoon.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
We arrived in Quartzsite, Arizona at 2:30. We did not have difficulty finding a place to park our Montana. I took care of sitting up the inside of the RV. Dwain set up the outside, plus set up the TV and internet satellites. He also got the solar panel frame put together.
Tomorrow we will go the the Big Event tent. It is the last day. We will go in the morning. We want to be home by 1 pm because the AFC and NFC games are on in the afternoon.
Right now too tired to right so will head for bed and write more tomorrow.
Friday, January 22, 2010
I receive GREAT support from members, female and male, although mostly female. They are supportive and great fun. I also find support in talking to others about symptoms. So many times we don't realize that something they are experiencing is a Fibromyalgia symptom. When we have that realization it is such relief.
Not feeling as well today as yesterday. Had to take add'l medication. Have errands and laundry to do this afternoon. We are leaving Apple Valley, California tomorrow.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Tomorrow is errand and laundry day. Planning to leave Apple Valley on Saturday. We will drive to Quartzsite, Arizona, which is about a five hour drive, arriving in time to set up our dish and satellite..gotta be ready to watch the big football games!
My Fibromyalgia did well today. I had an hour and a half nap this afternoon. :D
I feel lucky...have you been lucky today? Maybe the cap came off the container easily. The door didn't hit you in the butt on your way out. Had the rain stopped when you needed to go outside? Your taxes are done. The baby slept through the night.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Are you joyful? I have found it difficult to be "joyful" since Fibromyalgia came to stay in my life. When you have continous pain throught your body, 24/7, it's hard to be "joyful." On the other hand, I have found "joy" in people, situations and things. My family and friends provide joy on a continual basis. The clerk at the grocery store? A few days ago it was the postal worker. The simplest situations provide joy...sunsets/sunrises, hearing the voices of my grandchildren and seeing their joy of life. Your favorite music? Have you ever found joy in looking at a beautiful flower with drew drops? The joy of seeing the arrival of an airplane carrying someone you love? A see-through container with seashells that you collected yourself? Your favorite tea cup?
I hope you can find "joy" in your life...it surrounds you and when you find it, your Fibromyalgia feels better.
Purposefully find something that makes you "joyful" today.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
My Fibromyalgia is doing well since we started our trip. I needed quiet time. I pushed myself over the holiday. I must find a solution to make Christmas festive ahead of time rather than having tasks close to Christmas. Maybe I can come to an understanding that many don't need to be done. I am aware I push my self too far and I need to remedy the situation.
I do enjoy our traveling. There is lots to see and many simple things in life to enjoy.
I hope everyone had a great holiday. We did. Our kids were able to come together for 1 1/2 days. It was great having them all under one roof, enjoying each other.