November 1st. First day of a new month sounds like a good time to jump back into this blogging thing, doesn't it? Though I *really* must find a way to change the messages I send myself inside my own head. I'm fairly sure that when I restarted with "Still Nothing..." I promised myself that it had to come with less self-induced stress. Less guilt over how many blogs I can and can't get read any given day. That didn't happen. Anyway...time to try again.
Well, October was nothing if not busy. Halloween, Gray's birthday, Baker's birthday, doctors' appointments galore, homeschooling stuff, public schooling stuff...you know, the usual stuff of life. But it also saw us jump into "sell this house" mode in overdrive. We've spent the past 3 1/2 weeks working our butts off to get this house into shape. We've painted, we've ripped up carpeting, we've put the vegetable and flower gardens to bed, we've trimmed trees and bushes, and mostly we've packed and moved tons of stuff to a storage unit. Probably close to a third of our furniture and possessions are now elsewhere. Including over a hundred boxes of books.
Of course, all this physical labor is a positive thing. The sooner we can move, the better. As melodramatic as it sounds, my sanity depends on it. We're almost done with the things we need to get done...and most certainly will be by the time the new carpeting is installed in a few weeks. Then this baby goes on the market.
All this labor has not been kind to my body though. I've not quite got the hang of living with fibromyalgia yet. Hell, I'm nowhere close. And I really think I need life to slow down a bit so I can get on with taking responsibility for managing this condition. On the bright side, pain takes away my appetite for the most part (of course, the things I do crave are those bad-for-me comfort foods). Anyway, I just discovered that I've lost 12 pounds in the past month/month and a half. I don't look any different--12 pounds isn't much difference on someone as big as me--but my pants sure fit differently.
Anyway, I'm so hoping that November is better month for me. Mentally, that is. (Though physically would be nice, too.) I'm sick to death of this awful funk I've been in. But I have a couple of things coming up that have me so. ridiculously. excited. And having wonderful things to look forward to really does help. :) I have a post started talking all about one of these things (I call it "my happiness project" and "my friends project" interchangeably)...I'm just waiting for it to come together a bit more before actually publishing it.
Well, ramble I can do, huh? And I suppose I've done more than enough for one day...