Archive for : January, 2018

Thoughts from last night.

Last night was President Trump’s first State of the Union address. I used to have a habit of watching them in the past, but stopped around 2011 or so. I really didn’t enjoy former President Obama’s speaking style.
I thought I wouldn’t enjoy President Trump’s delivery style either. He usually does a lot of wandering all over the place. However, last night was different. He delivered a well-written speech very eloquently. Not only that, but some of the stories he shared made me cry. It was probably the longest address I’ve ever seen, about an hour and a half. It was also the best one I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen quite a few going back to Clinton.
I didn’t agree with all the policy he put forward in the speech. I’m definitely not an amnesty kind of person, even though I consider myself more libertarian than conservative. Of course there were some policies in there that most conservatives wouldn’t agree with that I did. He talked about prison/criminal justice reform, and I do agree that changes need to be made in those areas.

Last week.

Not a whole lot happened last week. I did manage to make it to church last Sunday though! I was having trouble sleeping, so that made me not want to do very much at all. I did manage to go grocery shopping, yay! For some reason, grocery shopping is fun for me. I also got quarters for the laundry, which we’ll be doing next week.
I stayed home from church today because Melissa wasn’t feeling well yesterday, and I did watch the service on Facebook. Today was also the 4 year anniversary of the Lavabit oral argument. Not only that, but I have a tradition. Every 1/28, I play “Flying For Me, by John Denver.”

This is the song he wrote about the Challenger disaster.

This week.

I ended up having quite a lot of headaches and being fairly tired this week. I did get to my follow-up doctor’s appointment, and my neurologist. I also called the dentist about my extractions. I’m excited to get back to church tomorrow! I was going to go last Sunday, but I was just too tired. Hopefully that won’t be the case tomorrow morning!

Doctor’s appointments.

Yesterday I had my follow-up appointment with my primary doctor. He said that despite being in the hospital, everything looked fairly normal since I’ve been home. My blood pressure was 102 over 83, so low but not really low. I didn’t have a feaver, I did ask him about giving me something for sleep, but he said he wouldn’t be able to until I got the headaches under control. I did tell him that I really didn’t feel like eating all that much while I was in the hospital, and since I’d been home. Fortunately that changed this morning!
Today, I had an appointment with my Neurologist to talk about headache relief options. I actually wasn’t scheduled until next month, but she had a cancelation and I really wanted to get in, so they put me in today. I haven’t had an MRI on my head since 2011, when I was tested for aneurisms, (because my mom had them back in 2010.) My headaches have definitely been more severe and a lot more frequent, so she’s going to order an MRI. She’s also going to give me botox, and we’ll see if that works for my headaches. I’m really hoping it will!

Feeling Better!

I’m feeling better today, I stayed home and rested, (mostely slept.) I was going to go to church with Melissa but decided not to, as I was still pretty tired. I still do have a bit of a headache, will try and deal with that when I’m at the doctor tomorrow, among other things.
I did have some people come from the LDS church to pray for me this afternoon. There were a couple missionaries that came to my door a couple months ago, and they were too nice to turn away, so I let them in. I ended up visiting their church but really don’t agree with a lot of their beliefs and the way they do things. I did say yes to getting baptized into the church though, because I thought the missionaries would be pleased with me. I didn’t want to be baptized and had no intention of joining the church, but I did enjoy learning about their beliefs.

This was a week!

Yep, yep it was. With the exception of lack of sleep the night before, everything started out normal Monday. I also didn’t sleep Monday night. The next day, I got up and couldn’t walk anywhere without falling. I was nauseaseous and throwing up. I had a feaver and a really, really bad headache. I also had low blood pressure that got deathly low at times. Of course I didn’t know about the extremely low blood pressure until I took the ambulance to the hospital. They also said I was septic when I came in. That was my first ambulance ride and it was quite cool, but something I’d not like to do again. I ended up staying in the hospital until Thursday. The first day, they put me on so many steroids I never slept. The next night I had a major panic attack because there was some congestion and wheezing. It took 10 MG of Ambien to get me to sleep, but I finally did until 10 the next morning.

Things from the past week.

Well, unfortunately I only managed to exercise 2 out of the 4 non-holiday days last week. I had a bad headache starting Thursday until yesterday. Last night, I ended up waking up really early and not being able to get back to sleep, needless to say I’m extremely tired!
I decided that journaling would be my 90 day challenge for the first part of this year. The results were the same with exercise unfortunately. When I have headaches, I don’t want to do much of anything, lol. I take it as a small success though, that I was able to get a couple days in. If I have a bit of a headache it isn’t a big deal, but if it’s really bad it will probably make it worse.

Happy late NewYear! Here are my 2018 goals.

I always say that I never resolve to do anything, because if I do I set myself up for failure. Not only that but a resolution has to be written with a couple of whereas clauses, and a “be it further” or two. Instead, I make a list of things I’d like accomplish in the NewYear, if I only get a few done like last year, it’s fine. If I get half done, that would be cool! If I somehow manage to get them all done, that would be extra epic! That being said, here are my list of goals for 2018.

  • Read at least one book a month, I’d prefer 2 but we’ll start with one just to see how things go.
  • Make a to-do list each day, each week, and each month.
  • Loos 10-15 pounds.
  • Participate in 12 monthly challenges.
  • Participate in 4 90 day challenges.
  • Make a list of 10 things daily.
  • Pay off a credit card.
  • Do one new thing a month, no matter how small.
  • Replace my phone.
  • Exercise every weekday.
  • Start podcasting again.
  • Switch banks.
  • Tithe monthly.
  • Commit to morning and evening prayer, (at least, (I’d like to do more but we’ll start with that.)
  • Donate to a charity 3-4 times, a different charity each time.
  • Donate to a croudfunding project/campaign 3-4 times.
  • Delete my Facebook account for good!
  • Privatize my personal Twitter account, and only use it for following friends.
  • Observe Lent.
  • Transition to mostly vegitarian, with an ocasional chicken/fish dish once a month.
  • Document successes/achievements weekly, no matter how small.
  • Start 3 more blogs.
  • Cut out as much TV as I can, replace with podcasts, reading, (books or articles,) and worship/praise music.
  • Find a way to serve in church again.
  • Join a bible study, even if it’s at a different church, or online.
  • Get back into journaling through the bible, electronically of course.
  • Start and maintain a prayer list.
  • plan my 35th birthday.
  • Sell my unuseed domains.
  • Shop at a fruit stand or farmer’s market.
  • On or near my birthday, write a letter to myself to open when I turn 40, and one when I turn 45.
  • Go through the legal process of changing my name.
  • Start a my day in six words journal, and keep it for at least 6 months, (nonconsecutively, so if I take a break inbetween it would be fine.)
  • Commit to a gratitude journal, even if it’s just writing down one thing.
  • Read scripture daily, even if it’s just one verse!
  • Learn something new each and every day, no matter what the topic is.
  • Invest in cryptocurrency.
  • Make a list of books I would like to read this year, to make choosing books easier, instead of the almost 500 books I have in my TBR list over on Goodreades.)