These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Busy day

I've been gone just about all day, and I'm tired. In fact, I'm freakin' tired!

First of all, I woke this morning at around 4:00. Well actually, it was about the 5th time I'd wakened in the night. All night long I was waking from being too hot, throwing the covers back, and falling back to sleep. Then I'd be chilly, wake and tug the blanket and sheet back up, only to repeat in again in 45 minutes or an hour. At 4:00, I finally woke enough to realize something was wrong. The house was too warm. I keep the thermostat at 58° at night, and it was too warm.

I got up and checked the thermostat. Apparently the electrical outage yesterday canceled out the programming. It was on 68°, my daytime temp. I manually bumped it down for a couple hours and returned to bed. But the deed was done .... I was too awake to go back to sleep. After an hour of trying, I gave up and turned on the TV.

Around 6:00 I made coffee and crawled back in bed till it was ready, then had two cups while in bed. Finally, around 6:45 I heard Linda stirring, and I got up for the day. My fibromyalgia has been active the last few days, and losing sleep really aggravates it. This particular time, I'm having a lot of tactile sensitivity and discomfort, specifically the skin on my thighs. So clothes touching my legs is uncomfortable, regardless of the softness. I really hate losing sleep when I'm having increased problems with fibro.

We had breakfast, showered and headed into Ruidoso. Both of us had several errands in common areas. We had fun, including a stop at a consignment shop where I found a couple nice outfits for next to nothing. We had lunch at a new restaurant which was very good. We lingered there, and I needed it for energy restoration. After one long stop for Linda, we realized it was after 4:00 and we were due at a gallery show at 5:00. We buzzed home and dropped our perishables, changed clothes and took off in the other direction for the gallery in Carrizozo.

I had a lot of fun at the gallery. I saw more people I knew than usual, and it was not overly crowded, so there was time to really visit while viewing the artist's works. We left around 7:00 to come home, talked to a friend on the phone for a while, and now, I'm so ready for bed! I hope I can sleep in a little tomorrow. I'll take a muscle relaxer to decrease the fibro aches, and that might help me get solid rest. At any rate, I'm probably not doing a lot tomorrow.

Later in the week I'm headed to the Lubbock area to spend a short time with my sister. She will soon be moving to another home. The facility she is in was chosen to meet the needs of her husband, and now that he has died, she will be moving to one that has more active residents and a better schedule of activities. She needs that. While she has some physical limitations, they are minor, and she will enjoy being with people like herself who can do more. I will be helping her to begin packing for the move while we visit for a few days. It will help her in several ways, I hope. Then next month I will return to TX to bring here here to stay with me for a few days. The Iris Farm will be in full bloom around Mother's Day, and I think we will both enjoy a trip there, as well as to the Lavender Farm. And around June, I hope to take her with me to visit our brother in Colorado. He has Parkinson's and isn't traveling much. It will be good for all three of us to be together a few days, I think.

yawwwwwnnnnn. OK, that's it! I'm off to bed!


  1. When in Lubbock, if you go by the new-place-to-be, would you take note of the colors and window coverings? I still have some things stored here that might be of use. -S

  2. Well I hope you had a better sleep last night! I hate those nights of tossing and turning. Getting up at 4:00a.m. is just to darn early. I hope your Fibro is settling down too today. You sure have been busy. And I think it's great that you'll get to visit with your brother and sister soon. Love Di ♥

  3. Hey, kiddo, I will do that. Does she know how to get there? or can you send me an address so I can GPS it?

    Di, I did sleep, and much better! Yep, me, too. I hope it works out right for all of us. It will be a very good thing.

  4. I'm tired just listening to you. Hope you get some good rest tonight.

  5. I've just been catching up on your blog. It sure seems as though a lot has been going on in your life! I'm glad you're going to help your sister move, and your June trip to Colorado sounds great. As I have found out with my sister, life is short, and planning to get together with your siblings is wise.


  6. MJ, I will. I rested well last night, and I'm headed there again right now.

    Betty, my life seems to be busier than the average, and I don't know why. Even if I stay home, I'm busy!

    I'm the youngest of our sibling group, and by several years, so I'm very aware of time. It's not easy at any age. How is your sister?

  7. Sounds like you had some wonderful times, but I am now tirrrrrred with you. :-)

    ( your banner!)

  8. Thanks, Cheryl. Wait till you read a post I'll be doing later today! ;D

    And the banner.... It's an old picture, from the Kansas City area, actually. But I decided we all needed a whiff of spring. This has been on hellava winter!

  9. are busy. I am glad you will get to spend some time with your sister and how wonderful that she will be able to come spend a few days with you.


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