Woo Hoo

teawithlemonssmall.jpgI like this picture.

I finally figured out how to reply to individual comments on the actual comment. I hope. I will try it next time someone actually comments. 🙂

Having a good day. I am actually getting better over all. I am able to move more, and do more things, even things needing actual muscles. I’ve also lost five pounds. Moving actually works. Who knew? Trying butter coffee to boost metabolism, too. When I first heard about butter coffee, I was not impressed. I mean seriously, butter in your coffee. Ick and ewww. Then I read an article that stated butter in your coffee first thing revs metabolism and keeps energy levels up most of the day. Today is the first time I’ve tried it. Coffee and butter. Nothing else. I usually use light cream, cause it tastes best that way, and I never use sugar. I do not like sweet drinks, thank goodness, cause it means I am not addicted to soda even a little bit.

Anyway…yes I do tend to ramble. I am aware of this, people. So anyway, it actually isn’t unpalatable. After the first sip when I noticed the bitterness of coffee, it was fine. I liked it as much as with the light cream. I’m sure it’s more calories that way, but if it revs my metabolism, which the nurse told me was next to nil, it will balance out. I usually have just one cup a day, too, so not going to overdose on butter. Going to give it a trial. I want to be able to do things. I want to have some semblance of my life back, so I am willing to try things that sound weird if they have a chance of making a difference.

Also, it is a gorgeous, gorgeous day. Perfect balance of heat and humidity. No hot and stickies, always a good thing. I never look forward to hot and stickies. If it could stay like this all summer…well, I wish it would. Really, I do. Hope everyone is having a lovely whatever time of day it is where you are.


merrygoroundjpgFound this picture here:And Then We All Had Tea. Brought back memories. Both grade schools I went to had these. I remember flying off one and getting pretty banged up. Of course, I also remember getting hit in the head with a swing, and also being in three car accidents in one day, being knocked unconscious in the last one. And you wonder why my brain doesn’t work? Merry-go-rounds were fun, regardless. Nice memories.

I should maybe update?

Been an interesting month. I kind of tweaked my supplements, changed from whatever magnesium I was taking to magnesium citrate, added alpha-lipoic acid, cut D3 to 4000 IU, added a magnesium, zinc, calcium combo once a day, plain calcium once a day. I only had two bad days this week. Two. An actual record. I haven’t had three good days in a row for years, and rarely two. I had most of Sunday, all of Monday, Thursday, Friday, and yesterday as Getting Stuff Done and having fun days. Went out twice, had company three times, moved furniture, mostly with help but a bit by myself. This never happens. Today I am exhausted and in pain, but that’s after THREE days of doing things. Actual, physical things. Is it the supplements? Coincidence? Still cutting down the prednisone. Going to 2.5 mg this week. I usually have several really crap days after I cut the dose, but then I get somewhat better. Wonder how it will go this time.

Whatever is going on, I am not complaining, am not planning for it to last, or thinking ‘Yay, I’m all better.’ I am just reveling in each moment I am able to function like a real person. Then, too, spring is here, with a few sunny days, although it’s been a pretty gray month. Spring is always ‘cheering me up’ time.

I got Mother’s Day pressies, too. There’s also a humongous bluetooth speaker that fits under the tv, and lets me watch movies on my Fire while listening to them from over by the tv. Confusing, but much better sound. I have good kids. Yes. Yes I do. LOL

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2014-05-09 18.35.49Trees finally lost their blooms yesterday when it rained, and now I just see green leaves out my windows. They were lovely while they lasted. It was a good year for the flowering pears, in spite of me thinking it wasn’t going to be. Some years are spectacular, some not so much. This was closer to the spectacular side.

Oh, if anyone lives in Mass., there is a fantastic restaurant in Attleboro. My DD and I went there yesterday. Sangria’s is the name. Tapas. Best food ever. OMG. Little hole in the wall, dark, cool (which was good because yesterday was warm), not at all noisy. Fantastic wait staff, and the food was unbelievable. Not cheap, but worth every penny. Can’t wait to go back. We googled before hand, and most reviews were good. One person mentioned they had been there three times and weren’t happy any of them, never going back, then gave it three stars. How many stars do places they actually like get? There are only five max, usually. Struck me funny. Funny is good. Back to the couch. Moaning and groaning time is at hand. LOL

Struggling R Us

But I keep on keeping on, because it’s better than the alternative. I slept half the day after sleeping all night. What’s that about? I am going to make my usual mistake and buy actual food to actually cook things this week. We’ll see how that goes. I made a plan, though. Plans are good.

2014-05-01 15.02.43Found out this week that my building is not as safe as it used to be, mainly because idiot landlord. I keep looking at the ads, but there is nothing I can afford or will let me keep Gertrude. And moving. I can barely move me, let alone move house. I long for an outside of my own, though. Even a small balcony, where I could just have a chair and some container plants would be fantastic. Fourteen years in this prison box, and counting. Life moves on, and I am still here. Not going to let it beat me though. No I am not. I am nothing if not a determined idiot.

Yeah, my desk does kind of look like this. I don’t, however.>Oh, well