Thursday, July 10, 2008

Body Aches and Car Trouble

Well, it is 930am and I have been awake for a little over 3 hours now. Ugh. I am not sleeping real well and keep waking up very early and not being able to go back to sleep. My body is not happy about that. I keep increasing the melatonin I take 2 hours before bedtime like my shrink told me to until I am sleeping a solid 7 1/2 to 8hours a night and it's just not there. I get maybe one good nights sleep a week. It's starting to catch up with me.

My body is still punishing me for last Friday, the 4Th of July. I spent the day doing two parades for the campaign. We had had a cold front come through the day before but, they kept saying the rain would be out of here for the 4Th. So, I dress in white shorts, my blue campaign t-shirt ad tennis shoes and head out. I take along the only rain coat I have, one from the GAP, that looks better than works better. And a take a black boonie hat to cover my head should the sun come out cause my head likes to burn. Already done that this summer.

Anyhow, the first parade was in Hilliard and I got at the meet-up about 845am. Ready to go. While standing there waiting, it starts to rain. I have my jacket on and pull my boonie hat on to try to keep my head dry. Then the rain stops, and it actually felt like it warmed up a little. Oh, I forgot to mention it was freezing! So, by the time the parade actually starts, I have tossed the jacket in the car that follows us in parades and just keep my hat with me. We aren't very far into the parade when the rain starts again. And I am not talking sprinkles here and there. I am talking flat out rain. So, I pull my jacket out of the car and put it on, continuing to walk in the parade. By the time we get to the end of the parade, it's raining fairly hard. And cold.

A bunch of us pile into a vehicle quickly for a ride back to the beginning of the parade where all of us parked. This is always the plan, which is good, cause some parades are looooong and you don't want to have to walk the parade and then walk back, ya know? (The Galloway parade the week before was 5 miles!) So, we pile into this little suv for a ride back to the beginning. I get dropped off second, I think, cause I am parked the farthest away. So, I get in the car, start it up and turn the heat on. It's JULY and I am running the HEAT! This is the craziest weather.

So, the good candidate buys lunch for those of us who show up at the restaurant. Cece's Pizza. At least it was warm and dry and warm food. By the time we get done with lunch and it's time to drive to Plain City for their parade, my body is really starting to hurt and my voice is starting to go.

The Plain City parade was mercifully short. It sprinkled a little in the beginning, but for the most time was dry, just wet ground and mud everywhere. I didn't hang around very long after that parade, wasn't sure I had the strength to drive home.

I got home a little after 4pm. I had left the house that morning at about 815am. It was a long day. I quickly took the dog out and then changed out of my wet clothes into dry, flannel pjs to warm up. I should've taken a shower, but I didn't. I just wanted to get dry, warm and off my feet. I think I heard them say on the news that night or the next day that it was the coldest 4Th of July here on record, but I couldn't swear to it. I may have just dreamed it since I was so cold.

Saturday I woke up feeling like I'd been run over by a truck. Saturday was a workout day. I didn't walk, because I had walked so much the day before, but I did manage to do the weights and rest of the workout later Saturday afternoon. I had to go out to fill my script for my ADD medicine and get a few things from the grocery in order to fix supper. The rest of the day, I didn't do much of anything. And all of my fibro "trigger points" hurt so bad. They are still hurting.

Sunday morning I was awake too early, as usual, and mad that I couldn't get back to sleep. I finally got up and ironed my clothes for church. Then I got in the shower and just stood there. I took my time getting ready and chose comfortable skirt and shirt with comfortable shoes for church. No fuss, no muss. I read my Bible chapter (I am now in Acts) and had my prayer time. Got to church with plenty of time to spare. Have to always allow time to pee etc., before the service starts. The rest of Sunday, I just hung out here at home, chillin'.

Monday morning I had an appointment to see my counselor at 830am! Ugh! And it was a workout day again, this every other day thing seems to be too quick sometimes. So I was up at 630am, on purpose, to get my workout in. I got that done and got in the shower. Then I read my Bible and had prayer time while my hair dried. Monday was a definite no make-up day and I have enough of a tan to go without. So, I got all ready, pulled on soccer shorts and a tank top, my beach shoes, walked the dog and was out the door by 8am.

After seeing my counselor we took the car to the garage. It's not been running real well and lately has actually started to get scary. It either won't start or it will start, then stall or it will race. When it races, that's when it gets scary. That car will do somewhere between 50-70mph all by itself, without my touching the gas pedal. So much fun! So, we take it to the garage, grab some lunch, then I come home and do my usual Monday cleaning routine (clean bathroom, do laundry, changed blankets and sheets on bed, swept bath and kitchen floors, washed bathroom and kitchen rugs). Somewhere along the way( I highly suspect while changing the bed) I tweaked my back. In the muscle, not bone. So, on top of all my fibro stuff hurting like crazy this week, my back has had a fairly consistent ache since Monday.

Tuesday we get the car. We go eat. I am driving it and it seems to be running fine. Get it home and put it in the garage for the night. No problem.

Yesterday morning, I get up, put on my workout gear (yes, it's that time again) and walk the dog. I see that it has rained and looks like it might rain again, but hope I can get to the park to do my walk before the rain gets here. (Monday I couldn't walk at the park cause it was too early. I don't think the park opens til 8am.) So, I get in the car to try to get to park and get my walk in and the engine is racing a little. Hmmm. I think maybe it will settle down once I get it running for a bit and go ahead and head out to the park. I get out on the main drag and that car takes off. If I don't ride the brakes, it will do 50mph all by itself again. Frustration.

So, I turn around and come back home. Text hubby at work that the car is up to its old tricks. He says to call the mechanic, tell him and see if we can take it back to him yesterday afternoon. So, we do. I have hubby drive the car cause I am tired of driving that thing and being afraid of what it's going to do. Of course, we get there, to the garage, and it hadn't acted up for him. I swear that car hates me. So, we leave it with the mechanic, again. I don't think he really knows where to look to see what's wrong. He and hubby talked about what it might be and some things he would check, but the mechanic can't get it to act up for him either. I am telling you, this car hates me.

We come back to the house. I cook a quick dinner and we eat and hang for a bit. I had already emailed my Beth Moore small group leader and told her I probably wasn't going to make it last night cause of the car situation. She had already written back before we took the car back to the garage and said no worries, I wasn't the only one with car problems yesterday.

So, now I am just waiting. I don't really expect to get the car back today. I honestly don't want it back until it's fixed.

My workouts this week have all been on the treadmill for the walk and I hate that. I much prefer to be outside for the walking part, not staring at grey walls. I will probably be inside again for tomorrows workout. Oh well, at least I am getting the workouts done. That's something, I guess.

My work in the Beth Moore study workbook and my daily Bible reading and prayer time is really getting cool. I am learning a lot and I feel closer to God every day. I was sorry I had to miss the Beth Moore study meeting last night, but the workbook work for this week was powerful. It really was. It really made an impact on me.

My counselor and I are still working strong. I am doing workbook homework for her too. But this Monday we are also adding something new that we will be working on. I am not going to go into details, but suffice it to say, it will be intense hard work. But, it's got to be done. Got to get that stuff out and dealt with, ya know?

Well, I guess I have babbled enough for now. Oh, remember how cold it was on the 4Th? This Saturday it's supposed to be about 92 degrees with high humidity. Ugh. Like I said, craziest weather.

This week I will leave you with Psalm 122 this week. May God Bless each and every one of you!

Psalm 122

I was glad when they said to me,
"Let us go to the house of the Lord."
Our feet are standing
Within your gates, O Jerusalem,
Jerusalem, this is built
As a city that is compact together;
To which the tribes go up, even the tribes of the Lord-
An ordinance for Israel-
To give thanks to the name of the Lord.
For there thrones were set for judgement,
The thrones of the house of David.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
"May they prosper who love you.
"May peace be within your walls,
And prosperity within your palaces."
For the sake of my brothers and my friends,
I will now say, "May peace be within you."
For the sakeof the house of the Lord our God,
I will see your good.

Talk to ya'll later!!!

1 comment:

Milly said...

I'm praying that it all gets better for you