I’m Feeling Inspired

II’ve been working hard over the past two months. Last time I saw my doctor we discussed a number of different issues ranging from anxiety to my blood pressure and my weight.

Since my last visit,  two months ago, I’ve dropped 12 pounds. My blood pressure is hovering at an almost-too-high place but it’s static (the bottom number is the issue). I’ve self-identified some of the triggers for my anxiety and I’ve taken on some different mindful/self-care activities.  [Read more…]

H is for Health

HI am sitting here pondering life – and my health in general – and thinking about what I wrote about fatigue the other day. I’m not over-tired, but a little weary, and considered taking a nap. But my drive to not give up on the A to Z challenge told me, “No! Go write your posts!” So here I am.

This post doesn’t really have TMI, but guys – if you don’t want to see a rant about the state of OBGYN care in the USA, feel free to move on – or at least scroll to the end.

This is a busy week for my health. I had a routine doc appointment yesterday. I have been going to Planned Parenthood for routine OBGYN care since I lost my insurance several years ago. [Read more…]

F is for Friends

FI’m feeling a little bit down in the dumps today – just a tiny bit blue. I have a lot on my plate this afternoon/evening and I think I’m just feeling a bit stressed out. A conversation I started with someone else last night also left me feeling a little irritated and I’m just not sure how I feel about it.

I’m not a social butterfly, by any means. I have very few true friends – time-tested and guaranteed to be there for me when I really need them. In the business(es) I’m in, it is often easy to confuse casual relationships with growing friendships, [Read more…]

E is for Energy

EToday is the first day I’ve felt like I have a bit of energy again. I was sick with the stomach virus the week before this. I started to feel better and then my man ended up with something similar this week. I ended up with some minor symptoms again (thankfully nothing major), and struggled for another day or so.

I woke up this morning a bit groggy but otherwise ready to face the day. We had 3 classes at the dojo, I ran several errands, and I’m just a tad tired now. I have a few hours of work to do and then I’ll (hopefully) get to sleep a little early.  [Read more…]

D is for Dog

dYes, she did. She went there. Dog.

I actually just got off the phone with my dad. He was telling me that the vet came to the house to see the dogs last night. The puppy is now 39 pounds. When they brought her home, she was only 7. She’s about 5 months now. She’s quick, solid, and super-smart. Satin is an adorable black lab. [Read more…]

C is for Cat (Shadow)

cC is for Cat!

I actually giggled at myself last night as I decided to make this my next topic. My cat, Shadow, is totally awesome. I then wondered how many different ways I could fit him into the A to Z challenge. C is for Cat; F is for Feline; P is for Paws; S is for Shadow?

Don’t worry. This is not my plan. [Read more…]