Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Tuesday August 31, 2021

 So this is a particularly hard time of year for me, and my family.

August 28  was the death anniversary of my nana's passing (four years ago now)

And then Sept 5th, will be one year since pawpaw died last year.

And this week we are doing quite a bit. I am going to try to make myself think of these things as a DISTRACTION from the bad feels and rather not.... a burden to bear on top of them.

On friday we are meeting old friends in town for dinner. And saturday is football game day-- so obviously there will be a cookout.

My husband and I will move our grocery shopping to Sunday morning because doing it on saturday morning would be horrible given all the people who will be buying stuff for their own saturday football cookouts.

And then the little girl we baby sit will be coming sunday afternoon.

But all I can seem to focus on is death and my grandparents being gone.

I'm sleeping a lot, crying, I'm either eating too much or not enough--- the usual I guess.

As of today I have been logging my calories for 100 days in a row!!!!! Whether I over ate or under ate ... I logged my calories for 100 days straight.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

I posted this yesterday on FB but here you go

 Let me tell y'all what happened yesterday.

So I was supposed to have a telehealth psych visit at 10am.
So I log in and sit there.
I wait.
At 10:35 I leave and call the office. She tells me he's running behind and to go wait longer.
So I go log in again and wait.
And wait.
And wait.
At 11:30 I call back.
Get told to wait some more.
it took me calling like four times. Getting put on hold a few times. To finally find out that.... Oh... My psych decided to not do telehealth anymore.
And I wasn't informed
They actually confirmed my visit on Friday. And even sent me the usual text to join the telehealth site. Like nothing had changed.
So I finally get a hold of a worker who had some kind of sense and she set me up with a nurse practitioner for telehealth today who... May or may not be able to write all my prescriptions because I take controlled substances (for anxiety and insomnia) and some practitioners can't legally prescribe those but I guess ill find out today.

On top of this I have therapy on telehealth an hour before the nurse. So I'll be on my phone for two hours today.

This is the second time in the last month that the place I go to for mental health has fucked up. And I'm having PTSD flash backs from the times in the past where the place I went before kept screwing me over and I had no other options for my treatment so I had to keep putting up with it.

Can you imagine sitting on your phone waiting for a doctor for three hours only to end up calling the office three or four times to finally find out your doctor won't see you unless you drive 1.5 hours for a 10 min visit just to get your medicine and then go home. Because that what I'm expected to do now. Unless the practitioner can help me.

And if I don't get my med script on time I'll run out of medication. So there's that too.

And please don't tell me to try another doctor office. We literally looked everywhere in Tuscaloosa county and there is no where. That why we resorted to Birmingham in the first place.

Saturday, August 14, 2021

SAT AUGUST 14, 2021

 my husband and I have the house to ourselves for a full whole weekend 

its the first time in ages we've been alone for the weekend

its very nice

the little one we babysit comes on Monday-- that's why we have a weekend, and my parents aren't coming because they're on vacation.

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Thursday August 5, 2021 -- HAPPY AUGUST


I have been sick for almost a week. I went monday and got tested for Covid--- negative 

then i went to the doctor because I knew I was sick but didn't know with what or how bad it might be. I just had/have a very bad sinus infection. They prescribed me a ridiculously strong antibiotic and gave me a steroid shot.

and about three ... well, four week ago now, I fell and hurt my arm. I thought it would get better on its own, but I eventually went to the doctor and found out I have fractured my arm. 

I have never fractured or broken anything in my entire life, so i guess you can say I hit a milestone in life. lol

The fracture is a non-displaced one, and had started healing by the time I went to the doctor (I waited three weeks because I was so convinced it was nothing) 

if i had went sooner i'd have been in an arm sling for a while but they told me that by three weeks out i didn't need one unless it was hurting particularly bad. So I didn't purchase one. waste of money at that point, in my opinion.

Anyway, So just yesterday my husband had oral surgery and it turned out to be a bigger deal than we ever thought it would be. We are in a wait and see what happens situation with his recovery. But he made it through and is ok, worried but he is ok all in all, i think I've done my best to try and take care of him. I've cooked him meals and brought him what he needed until he decided he didn't need me so much lol


I let him have the bed to himself for the first night and I will again tonight. I mean, sometimes its just nice to be able to roll all around on the bed for a night or two and not worry about disturbing someone you're sleeping next to. And we have spare beds right now.

And at the same time as this, we have been baby sitting the little girl we watch for two days straight-- her father had some doctor stuff and they needed us to keep her.

She has been good, very goofy. She is learning more words and small phrases. I think the cutest thing she says right now is.. when she drops something from her highchair is says "uh oh i drop" and i can't not smile. it is so adorable

This month there are a LOT of birthdays. My friend Alaina, Martin, Mom, my brother, my friend John, and my late pawpaw just to name a few. There are many more. it seems like there are a ton of birthday in August and April. 

I've been watching Downton Abbey (finally) and I am ADDICTED to it.

I watch it and make jewelry (nothing complicated, because I want to be able to pay attention)

I'm still playing Animal Crossing, but I haven't played Stardew Valley in a few weeks.

I'm still dieting. I've lost 28 pounds. 


I've been logging my calories in an app called "Lose It" for... what is it, 73 days now? I have to keep doing it because I've challenged myself to do it to at least 100 days straight. even if i have a "bad" day and eat too much. Still keeping track is important.

I finished a journal tuesday night. I started it in January. It was a very cute one... the cover was little watercolor images of cacti and succulents in cute little pots.

my new one is just plain hot pink.

I've started doing journal prompts. usually of the therapeutic or soul searching kind. like "what give you joy" and "what should you let go of?"

Also writing in some nice inspiration or amusing quotes, Using some stickers. might do some doodles in there.

Journaling is good for me. therapeutic and helps me remember things--- just like my planner and this blog. 

I also need projects like this blog and my planner and such to keep myself going. There are times I have so little to do or look foreward to. It gets me in bad feelings a lot.

The next big things are... my wedding anniversary in Sept, and then we will go to visit my husband's mother and his family in November.

I'm sure there's more but off the top of my head I can't think of anything else.

my my, i think this might be one of my longer blog posts in a while!!!