Good morning... Well, as you can see, I'm running really late today - going from one extreme to the other these days, I guess. I spent most of the night not feeling well, so I didn't get a lot of sleep. By the time it was time to get up, I was feeling better but really tired, so I laid down for a while and went back to sleep, which led to a really deep sleep that led to unpleasant dreams... I should have known better than to do that, but I was SO tired from being up most of the night.
I'm feeling better now, but quite groggy and feel like I could really use a nap, but that's not unusual at this time of day. I did go out to my workshop for a while. I'm working on a project for a contest for the woodworking group we belong to. The contest is on Tuesday and I'm hoping to get my project done so I can enter it. I have it all put together and am in the process of putting the stain/finish on it. It started raining and I had to close the doors of my shop so it wouldn't rain in - sawdust and rain don't mix very well - so it got extremely hot in there. I'm hoping the rain stops later so I can go back out and finish the stain so I can sand and put the first clear coat on in the morning and the second one in the afternoon.
I think the health issues in my family have finally calmed down for now, so hopefully, everyone can take time to get well before anything further happens. I had a 24-hr Holter monitor to check my own heart earlier this week and will go back on the 14th to get the results of that. For the past several years I've had a problem with my heart rate being too low. I tend to believe that's contributing to my fatigue/tiredness all the time. I believe that's due to my thyroid function/lack of but doctors don't agree with me, so there's not a lot I can do do about it if they won't increase my medication dosage although my symptoms tend to decrease when I increase my dosage on my own.
Anyway, weight-wise, I'm still right at 2 lbs over what I was when we went up north for my MIL's funeral, but I'm still swelling a lot and I'm not getting the exercise I need to be getting. Even though I'm spending a lot of time working in my shop, most of it is standing still, working with my hands or just slight movement around the shop, which isn't very large. I know it's all exercise, it's not like getting out and walking a mile or something like I was used to doing every day over the winter. It's terribly hot here, which isn't real conducive to doing a lot outside, like walking, gardening, etc. Of course, it didn't help that yesterday was my birthday, so on Friday, my husband took me out to a Brazilian restaurant, at which you can eat all you want, plus they provided free dessert because it was my birthday, then yesterday my best friend took me out to breakfast, then my daughter and her significant other came last night and we had cupcakes and other goodies. Maybe I should be thankful that 2 lbs is all I'm over from my pre-funeral weight...
Anyway, that's my story. What's yours? I hope you met whatever goals you set over the week.
~~Wishing everyone a wonderful, successful week~~