Friday, August 31, 2007

A Bright Sunshiney Day

Every day is a good day to be alive, whether the sun's shining or not.

--Marty Robbins

The sun is more than shining here in our neck of the woods. Despite living in a coastal community, our temperate weather has been replaced over the last several days with a heatwave. Stage 1 power alerts have been issued by the state. It's a bit humid and hot enough that just being outside is enough to exhaust me. So instead of talking a walk outside today, I make a point to sit in the sunniest room in the house.

Last night I slept pretty soundly. I was asleep before Brad even came to bed, which is rare. I slept all through the night without any interruptions, and managed to sleep in a bit. Of course this doesn't mean that I'm back on track yet. I was pleased to have such a productive day, but I worry that this burst of energy is only temporary.

I did a lot of writing today. I updated the Understanding CF blog, wrote a few articles that I hope to sell to online content sources, and got caught up on some email. I did a good job of eating well today too. Lots of protein in the diet today. I'm currently on a Corn Pops kick (don't know why) so I'm getting in lots of milk. I hope that the vitamin D in the milk combined with the sunshine exposure over the last few days will have some good nutritive benefits. Lunch was leftover Chinese food, and for dinner I made myself a few burritos. It's odd...I used to HATE burritos or anything that involved a tortilla. Now I can't seem to get enough of them. I suppose that's a good thing since tortillas are loaded with calories and complex carbs.

Health-wise today was a productive day as well. I did the "Body Glider" while wearing my Vest, and did a little bit of weight lifting. I'm going to have to get back on track with that. I was so fatigued last week that I went back to the 5 pound weights instead of the 8 pounders, and I think I may have lost some ground. Oh well. I'll gain it back sooner or later.

Brad was kind enough to fix my computer, so now my "K" is fine. It had popped off and we couldn't reattach it, so we had to request a new keyboard from Dell. I'm so glad I married a computer guy :)

All in all my spirits are up today. I played piano for almost 2 hours today, and that always does a lot by way of improving my mood. I've been working on learning the songs in the songbook that our new church uses. Currently Brad's the only one who is part of the worship team, but I hope to join them soon as well, especially now that I'm in much more stable health lung-wise. One thing I'd really like to do is take organ lessons. I've wanted to do that for quite awhile now, but haven't had the opportunity or the necessity to do so. Our church only has 2 organists and they are eager for someone else to join the rotation. I'd love to be a part of the team in that way.

That's about it for me today. I think I'm going to have one of my freshly baked turtle brownies and a glass of milk before heading off to bed. Tomorrow we're heading up to see my folks and Brad's grandparents. I'm looking forward to it. I missed seeing his grandparents at Christmas since I wasn't feeling well, so we're long overdue for a visit.

Well, off I go to feed my face.

I know you can get back on track. You have the gumpsion... And don't forget Superman gets all his powers and recharges his energy in the sun. I bet Brad would agree that you are pretty much a superwoman (like most people with CF) so get some sun and recharge.
My, that sounds like a very busy day. I'm gladthat you were up to it. I'm off to see Penn State play their first game of the season. (on TV, with some of the Florida Penn State alumni.)
I got to the turtle brownie part and then got stuck :) You make some mighty fine brownies there! Hope they were good! Glad to hear (read) your getting more and more things accomplished in the day.
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