The Monday Mail

Good Day all my loves! I hope you had an amazing week, or at least survived with minimal damage.

For updates on the house check out last weeks Monday Mail, there’s lots happening this week, but lets save that for another day.

Okay things on deck this week:

Husband is on ‘reading week’ so he has a little free time and we are going to explore the city! I’m not sure what or where but I like the sound of this! His idea! Sometimes relationships need a litte fostering, and if we’re being honest, I’m feeling a little run down on the family front. We all have times where we give more than we get, that’s marriage, thats life. But, I’m feeling I need a little back. A little more please and thank you from the small fries, a little more help, and in the heart of it more appreciation. I’m feeling very needed and wanted, but not quite ‘valued’ if that makes sense. So I’m looking forward to our city exploration. I’ll post on my Instagram and Facebook stories where we end up.

In that light I’m also taking more time for myself lately. I’ve started yoga. It’s fabulously located, which means practically no commute timeat all. A 1 hr class is awesome, unless it takes 30 minutes each way.  There’s a good selection of slower paced classes which I am mostly capable of doing. My left arm is still weak and very sore. I think you may have noticed I had a bit of a rough December/January dealing with pain. Although you may not have noticed,  I tend to be fairly tight lipped. I’ve had a few very tearful conversations in pain clinic, that day I was too sick to be treated. Oh my gosh I’m embarrassed, I hot messy sob cried. This side tracks for a second, but I swear is all related and this isn’t a poor me tell me I’m pretty, this is just fact. I’ve become increasingly aware of how fat I’m becoming. I see myself in pictures and I look away.

I’m not giant but I think I fall into the obese category, actually lets check that.

Oh wow, that was a bad idea, hahaha

Dr Google says:

“You are overweight.
To obtain a normal body weight, you should lose between 22.73 and 62.38pounds.”


Okay so we knew that already. Lets go back to my doctors office visit, this is my pain clinic Dr, he manages my medications. One of my goals has been to decrease medications, starting with the ones that make me fatter. I have 2 big culprits. Lyrica and Cymbalta. A couple of months ago we started decreasing lyrica, not a lot, but a little, and I STOPPED GAINING! SO we decreased a little more, and I started losing!  Hurray! Then came the end of December and January, womp, womp. Pain goes in waves. It’s not linear. It doesn’t always do what we want. Patience. If it gets away from you it can be so hard to get back under control. It became apparent the meds I had were no longer controlling it. The end result, we had to go back up in doseage. Sigh….. Is this all too much? Or is it interesting? The Science of pain! I should write a book on it, lol. So in comes the yoga. I’m hoping it will be something I can manage if I go slow, stick to the easier classes.

Alright I have a little work to do on the new house project, I am getting so excited you guys!!!! I think you are going to love it as much as I do.

And then I have a little day date to get to.

xoxo With Love K

2 thoughts on “The Monday Mail

  1. Rana says:

    This was a great post, I was very engaged and I love to hear that I’m not the only one not feeling valued or appreciated. I am needed and wanted and that’s totally cool but having someone see and understand what you / I / we DO and manage and juggle and organize is an amazing feeling, even if only momentary. I hope you love this week’s adventures and that you stay well enough all week to participate in it all. Big, long, gentle hugs to you. Take care.

    • thislovelydayca says:

      Yes the puzzle!! I’m also glad to hear I’m not alone. For the day date, it didn’t quite work out as hoped. We had a slight change of plans and it didn’t work out. We’ll try again tomorrow. I was literally about to step out the door. Sigh….

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