Friday, February 15, 2013

Randomness Post #7,921

Okay. I really haven't done 7,921 randomness posts, but it feels like I've been doing about 7,921 different things lately that are just really random. Lucky you. You get to share in that randomness again today.

1) I have had a sinus headache/infection/want-to-chop-off-my-head pain for the past three weeks. The doctor thought I had an infection and gave me some antibiotics plus a prescription of Prednisone. I do not like steroids because of their weight-gaining side effects. I have enough trouble in that department, thank you very much, and I am attempting to get rid of the stupid infection by just using the antibiotics.

2) Which brings to mind another point that really irritated me about the doctor's office. I told her I was on methotrexate for my rheumatoid arthritis. Since my rheumatologist did not want to put me on Prednisone, I called him when I got home and told him about it. They said NOT to take my regular dose of methotrexate this week if I was going to take the Prednisone. WHY didn't my regular doctor tell me this? I would have been double-dosing myself with imuno-suppressants! Grrrr. This, dear friends, is why you must ALWAYS be pro-active with your health.

3) Speaking of health, I have dropped some weight due to my new eating plan. It's actually pretty easy - I don't have to eat any special foods or anything like that. I went to see a nutritionist and she has me on 140 carbs max a day. Each meal has to be balanced with a serving of grain, protein, fruit, veggies, and milk. Portion sizes are a must. It's pretty basic nutrition and it is working. I pack my lunch every day and I'm already back in a pair of jeans I haven't been able to wear for two years.

4) Tonight's fun activity will be a home viewing of Skyfall, the latest James Bond film. We went to see it in the theater and as I am a huge James Bond fan (and Daniel Craig fan), I bought the DVD when it came out this week. If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend it.

5) We're about to have a big change at my house. My mother is going to be staying with us while she searches for a job. It's going to be fun and challenging and interesting. However, the key to all this is communication - frequent, honest, and open - and lots of prayer. That's the only way to make this work.
And I think I need to follow this mantra, too.  Wise Yoda was, yes!

6) I'm trying to finish my novel and have been attempting to write every night. I hope to get more done this weekend.

7) My daughter has a huge crush on the bass guitar player for the rock band, Shinedown. We are going to see them in concert in March. My daughter drew a picture of him and wanted to Tweet it to him. Since I gave up Twitter two months ago, I set up another account just so I could send that Tweet to him. Though I hope I don't get sucked into yet another social media website, it was totally worth it just to see her excitement over the possibility that her idol was going to see her drawing.

8) I'm not blogging very much lately. I think this is because a) I don't have much to say; b) I'm too busy with other social media stuff like Pinterest and Facebook. The blog has suffered as a result. Sorry.

9) For Valentine's Day, my husband asked me if I wanted flowers or dinner. I said dinner (because I very rarely eat out anymore due to my new eating habits). Yesterday, though, he surprised me by dedicating a song to me on Facebook. Since my hubby is quite the typical tough guy, this touched me much more than a bouquet of roses. I love being married to my best friend.

10) The weather can't decide what to do around here. Some days, we hit 52 degrees and only need a jacket. Then the next day, it plunges back into the 20s and snows. I am oddly looking forward to spring already.

11) Going to the library and picking out new books to read still gives me a thrill after all these years. I'm headed there over my lunch break and can't wait. I hope the thrill never goes away.

12)  It's Friday. Hurrah!

10 comments:

  1. I love randomness posts! All sorts of happening for you and yours. I hope you are over that sinus infection, ouch! Will keep you in my prayers for continued weight loss (something I need to consider) and for your mum's presence to be filled with much joy (and plentiful communication!).

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    1. Yes, communication will definitely be the key in this whole thing. :) Good thing my mom and I are are both writers!

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  2. Wow!! Busy, busy lady! I hope that the sinus infection is on the way out. They can be so hard to get rid of.
    Yay for losing weight!
    Good luck with getting the novel finished.

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    1. Sinus infection is better - thanks!

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  3. Hugs and prayers, my sweet friend! Always:) Thanks for catching all of us up-and great job on getting back into those jeans! So cool!!

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    1. It's been a hard road, but worth it!

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  4. I love these random posts. It's so fun getting a sneak peak into other people's lives. :)

    I hope you are feeling better, and glad you are so proactive in your own health. I've found that to be a necessity, too.

    Congrats on the weight loss - that is awesome! It's time I put a lot more effort into that area of my life as well. And yay for a husband who is your best friend... and can still sweep you off your feet. :)

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    1. Thanks, Heidi! The weight loss has been a tough road - but completely worth it. And thank goodness my sinus infection is gone. Hurrah! :)

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  5. I like these random posts! Skyfall is on our viewing list this week too, and now Argo

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    1. I've heard Argo is really good. And I think you'll love Skyfall!

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