I finally had an opportunity to catch up on reading blogs I had not read in weeks. The last few weeks have been really busy with twists and turns in every direction. I am currently trying to find a buyer for that property that has given me a stress induced headache everyday for the past three years. I am refusing to rent it out and insisting it gets sold with my husband disagreeing. Imagine your kids begging you for a pet and promising to take care of it. It works out fine at first but after some time passes, you are up at 5 a.m. every morning walking the dog. It is kind of like that so either my husband takes care of his pet or it is getting sold to the highest bidder.
In other news, my toddler’s birthday was Sunday and he turned two. I took him on a scenic train ride on Saturday as an early birthday present and he has not stopped talking about the train ride. It is really nice when they are little and it does not take much to impress them. Wait until they are say, ten years old, and are demanding they get their way, then they stop being cute. Yes, welcome to my world.
This first photo is the train pulling in.
This photo is of the original train station in Peninsula, Ohio.
My kids walking towards a lonely caboose.
So my kids had a great time and my toddler loved his birthday surprise. You know – little boys and their toys. I think men and their toys are even worse.
Right now, I am fighting the remnants of a flu, this after dealing with a week of joint pain. (Anyone own an island in the middle of nowhere I can stay at for a few weeks?) You want to know what is impressive. I dragged myself into work everyday for the last two weeks with really bad joint pain and now the flu – okay, well it is not that impressive. I think my coworkers wish I just stayed home. Truly, I would rather be in bed sleeping but I know that that is not an option. Besides, my reward for being such a hard worker was more work. Not a raise or a bonus or a promotion, but more work. I got a third person to work for and another person to treat me like a messenger, message taker, time creator/maker, deadline locater, stand over my shoulder, etc. – what a job!
I saw my rheumatologist on Monday and she changed my fibromyalgia medication to once per day instead of two. Watch the damn fibro pain return. Those of who suffer from chronic conditions know when things are too good to be true, but my goal is to be medication free from the fibromyalgia as scary as it may sound. I also plan on reducing my medication for RA, but that is something that is a long ways down the road. It is like my plan to go to law school. It may happen or may not. That all depends on the twists and turns that life throws at me.
Well right now, it is back to old grind. Hopefully, I do not nod off on my desk. With a stuffy nose, I will be snoring.