Good morning... how are we today? It's starting to calm down in my world and it even looks like Christmas (minus the snow...lol). I've had my tree up for a while now, but it sat with no decorations and no gifts under it for a while. I belong to a Calligraphy guild and we had a Christmas luncheon last week. A couple of the ladies made some beautiful ornaments with an alcohol ink and they didn't want to keep them, so I got a few of those for my tree. They inspired me to go ahead and finish decorating. :-) I had my shopping done and once the decorations were on, I was finally inspired to get busy and get things wrapped and under the tree. Of course, the fact that we're actually having Christmas today, with my daughter and her family helped with the inspiration. Nothing like running out of time to get inspired, is there?
Anyway, it's one of those divorce situations in which my granddaughter lives with my daughter and spends vacations with her father, so we do holidays however it works out best. We've learned to be flexible that way. :-)
So... this past week has been busy, but not a horrible week. I've just spent it getting things ready as everyone else is doing so I'm sure my preparations aren't a lot different. Yesterday was the most hectic as I had lots to get done. My neighbor and I have tried something different this year... we've tried a different church for each Sunday through December and today's service starts at 10:00. My challenge was to everything ready to go in the oven that needs to before I leave and/or have things ready to pop in (or set on the stove) as soon as I get home. On top of that, I made 11 dozen cookies yesterday afternoon/last night. Busy? Yeah, a little.
I've kept up with my walking most days, but for some reason my weight isn't budging (I ate 2 small cookies last night). I just realized that I didn't record a weight last week, but on Thursday, I was down 0.6 lbs from a couple of weeks ago... That's still up 7 lbs from my low point back in May just before my MIL passed away. That 10 days we spent in Iowa eating frozen pizza and burgers is when I gained 5 lbs and have not been able to drop it, plus I've gained a couple more, but fluctuate so much, it's hard to tell for sure. I'll weigh in a little while and see where I am for today.
I just did blood work last week and am waiting for results so I'm interested in seeing how my thyroid panel turns out. My thyroid levels have been going down over time, but as I've said previously, my doctor refuses to increase my thyroid med because I'm still in range.
I'm extremely tired and dealing with a very low heart rate. When I saw my cardiologist last week, we discussed this and he wants a nuclear stress test, which is tomorrow. In addition, when they did pre-op blood work last month, my RBC was low, indicating some type of anemia, which would help explain the fatigue. If it's iron deficiency, that would also explain dropping thyroid levels since iron is necessary for proper metabolism of thyroid meds.
So there are still health issues to deal with but that's all for after later. Today, I'm enjoying an early Christmas. :-)
I hope your week turned out exactly the way you planned and look forward to hearing about it.
~~Wishing everyone a wonderful, successful week~~