Thursday, March 16, 2017

Four in the Morning, Yawning, Crapped-Out, Longing My Life Away

So, hey. It's been a while since I've really written here. How have you all been?

This last month has been riddled with migraines for me. I went 2 whole weeks with some kind of migraine. Some days were bearable, and some days I was on my meds and my head was a'spinnin'. Of course, the month before, I didn't have a migraine at all and that was the longest I had gone without a migraine since high school. So, I guess all I can do is ride the roller coaster and hope for the best.

I know I haven't been talking about my girly issues much either and I can only assume you are all missing that conversation (ahem). But whatever, I am having problems with ridiculously tight muscles and cramping of my legs all the way down to my feet, making running not so much fun. I know it's all part of my falling estrogen levels taking away much needed lubrication in my muscles and at some point, when I'm on the other side of all this bullshit, they might get better, but for now, I have to keep my runs nice and short. And on the days when my muscles are too tight to run at all, I go for nice walks.

The cats are doing well. They are happiest while sleeping in nests of soft, fleece, blankets.

Since the weather has still been so nice, we've been able to ride bikes every weekend since the middle of March. I feel pretty damn lucky.

I'm still making as much good food as I can, but not doing great on my sugar consumption. I know I blame everything on hormones (or lack thereof) but I don't know if I've craved bad food the way I have for the past year since I was in high school. If you know of where I could buy me some self-restraint, please let me know.

I am happily working on my new and improved, now taking up the whole front yard garden.

I have my seedlings planted and most of them have sprouted. I'm still waiting on the tomatoes and the gerbera daisies. I've heard that Gerbera daisies are almost impossible to grow from seed. I bought 100 seeds for $5 and I figure if I get even one of those to grow, I'll be even with what it costs to buy one plant and if I can't get any to grow...Well, I've wasted 5 bucks on worse things.

We've watched plenty of cheesy movies lately. John bought a copy of "Bringing Up Baby" and we're binge watching the "William and Mary" BBC show.

I am still doing pretty good on toning down my alcohol consumption. Here you can see where my root beer is being poured. Please note above where I said I'm still having big problems with sugar.

So, I'm going to keep on digging and working and playing and eating and watching and reading and spanking my cats and hope to be feeling better as soon as my hormones right themselves.

Here's hoping for a nice, warm, happy, feeling great Spring for all of us.


NoRegrets said...

Really?? you need to confront me with the reality of menopause when I just wrote what I did? ;-) I went three months without a period and then some shitty thing. I don't know what else I'm supposed to look out for, but I kinda don't want to because then I might make it happen.

Glad all is mostly well... sugar sucks. Don't eat it. Think it's horrible and it will be. (yeah right)

Tara Coady said...

Every woman has a different experience with it. Since our body chemistry is all so different. I just write about how perimenopause is affecting me, because I'm all self-indulgent that way and I deal with things by writing them out. You will probably have a much better experience than I'm having right now.