|all about a Tuesday|
November 23, 2021
It's cold here today. Like seep-into-your-bones cold. Disrespectful type cold, like who-left-the-door-to-Canada-open cold.
I admit I am a Class A weenie when it comes to the cold nowadays. I really don't know how I ever lived, nay, survived in Iowa. It was 25 degrees overnight, and just a scant two days ago, I was outside in sandals repotting plants. Sheesh.
I had a long talk with #1 asking about Thanksgiving day plans and such. It was a general catch-up since we'd not spoken in nearly a month.
Grading is coming along nicely, but the housework not so much. I've been doing piddly little projects I've put off like going through my shoes, or actually putting things away. I've let myself get lazy about some things. No bueno
With the nip in the air, talk about turkey, and Friendsgiving, I feel the holiday spirit welling up. This is good. Even though I'm not traveling this holiday season, there's a sense of hope, joy, and thankfulness. Further proof I'm pulling further out of the depression. I mean I'm wondering, where did I go? The cortisone shots have also helped tremendously. I don't feel like a useless lump.
Ah, but the sun is out despite the cold, and that always makes me better. I want to note something here too. The medication I've been talking for weight loss is a weird thing. It truly does suppress the hunger triggers. I rarely think of food these days...until my blood sugar starts tanking, and I have to eat or I feel nauseous and lethargic. Brian's picked up on this pretty quickly and asks now if I've eaten. It's been about five weeks now and my clothes are feeling looser. I also don't feel as tired as I have been.
So, there are positives.
Medication is not the last resort, surgery is, but I don't want to go that route if I can help it. I want to get the knees replaced, so I can get back to being active, probs not as gonzo before, but way more than the last year or so. I'm thankful I have options, and for a host of other things too. Let's see what doing this for a few months warrants.
'Spose I'll get back to my projects.
Be well friends,