"Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard"
* Home * Food * Community * The daily life of a Bruce County woman living on 50 acres just beyond the entranceway to Bruce Peninsula, with her husband, Rob (aka The "Crabby Cabbie"), along with their four Australian Shepherds, Bandit, Lexus, Mercedes & Buddy.
I made it through this day, by the skin of my teeth I am sure, but still I made it. I managed to get a very small grid cleaned up today, and a couple of items I sold as well.
These two areas only need to be washed down now as they have been dusted and vacuumed. The Rattan Table, as well as a plant stand I sold on a swap this morning. I have little by little begun the chore of removing clutter from my life (again), however until I start feeling better it will take some time to happen since I am SO BEHIND.
Aiden and Connor are at Liz and Paul's for this week. Liz and her cousin, Vivi, were out to a mall today and were very very brave as you can see by this photo Vivi took of Liz with ...
.... six children ! they most certainly were very very brave in my books. Good job Vivi & Liz !!! Truly though they are all pretty good kids.
This afternoon I slept AGAIN. Regardless I am happy I accomplished something rather then nothing at all.
Tomorrow is Canada Day, July 1st. Do you celebrate? we will wait until all the kids come up and do some fireworks with them, as it is more fun then just Rob and I. Hopefully by that time the mosquitoes will not be so bad as they are now.
Time to sign off for now with hopes of an even better day tomorrow, Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard.
I was sleeping by 7 pm last night until before 4 am. I finally got up by 6 am, despite my body telling me not to. Thank goodness for our Aussies as there are many days I am certain I would never get out of bed lately.
I had to go for 8 am to the Wiarton Lab to give more blood for Genetic testing for Cancer, since there has been so much in my Mother's side of the family, and also in my Father's side as well. More on that can be found by *clicking* HERE.
After I gave a couple tubes of blood to a very friendly needle poker at the Lab, I signed in to Emergency to see my Doctor. I have been going downhill, more then uphill the past couple of week with the fatigue. When I arrived back home about lunchtime with a new prescription I spend most of the afternoon on the couch again. Am I rested? far from it as I feel totally exhausted, and I have so much to get done, but really too tired at the moment to care.
Dr. Diodati stated I have much going on in my body right now, making it difficult to "pin down" the main source of how I am feeling as menopause, Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis have many similar symptoms. I feel I am on overload with pain and fatigue.
I did get a call also this morning that I have been booked with a Rheumatologist in Barrie on the 9th of July. I made a call to my girlfriend, Brenda, who said she had no problem driving me there and back, as I wouldn't trust myself at this time with how I have been feeling.
I read up on the reviews for Dr. Haaland, which are mixed. The only thing I am concerned about is the long wait time once you arrive for your scheduled appointment. A long drive and then to wait for another 2-4 hours just will not go too well for me. I will call his office tomorrow to confirm my appointment and ask about the wait time then. My appointment is at 2:15, and I really hope we are back home at a decent time after driving so far in the first place. Time will tell.
My Auntie & Uncle stopped by to drop off a gift for the Wedding this upcoming weekend. I feel so terrible about the state of my gardens and home, I hadn't even invited them in, not only because of that but the fact I was too tired as well.
I came across an article on RA on a Facebook Page I LIKE, and took great comfort in reading the article I had came across that may be found HERE. Hopefully by me sharing it can help others as well with Chronic pain issues.
There are many days when I feel awful that I use up much energy appearing to put on a "face". Many people with chronic pain have learned to do this, otherwise I am certain many would not want to bother much with us. Fortunately I have some very good family and friends who are very understanding and empathetic. I am most certainly blessed in that area, and that I am very very grateful for.
Here it is 7:26 pm, and I find myself ready for bed. I will first get in the shower then head off shortly afterwards there then, Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard.
Sleep was not good, fatigue was not good, frame of mind was not good, so truly for me it was not the best day going. However on a good note, I did survive it.
First thing this morning I had to travel into Owen Sound, by the time I returned back home I was on the couch again. Later I forced myself up to go downtown to do a deposit then walk up one side of the street and down the other, stopping in at the Berford St. Artisan Co. to browse momentarily.
I also forced myself to plant a couple of flowers in pots, and after dinner thought I could be okay enough to go for a walk, however I an too tired.
Yesterday a whole day passed with no sunshine until the very end of the day and it had been stunning
On that note I am going to call it a day by heading off to bed, Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard.
What a gloomy day this day has been. We were promised sunshine however had overcast skies every second of this day. Rain? only a few specks here and there, barely anything that can be felt, however it is suppose to be heavy this evening and tomorrow, should the forecast be correct..
I sure wish I had such a good paid job, and be able to be wrong so often, you too?
This morning I did a few errands downtown Wiarton. I dropped into the Salvation Army Thrift store and got a couple of items for the Gazebo.
I got the glass pitcher to set the plant in, the pottery pot with candle and the leaves for the crock jar all for $1.00, which made me very happy.
Rob had also put the rooster hangers up so I could hang out the bird seed and hummingbird feeders. I also have the bird bath hanging, however not where I want it, and it has seeds in it as I had been feeding the Red-Wing Blackbirds from it earlier this week.
I had also made a trip into Owen Sound. We needed a storage bin for outdoors to put in our outdoor furniture cushions in for when it rains, and to store throughout the "off season" months.
Canadian Tire had this until on sale for $30.00 off. I am pretty certain it will suit its purpose for us quite nicely. This was not cheap, or so I thought it not to be, however something that should last us for quite some time (I hope).
When I returned home after lunch I was exhausted. Yes the couch has been my usual spot the past few weeks. This truly really bothers me, however I have no energy to do anything about it. I am hoping next weekend I have lots of excitement and adrenaline to keep me fuelled for the whole day and evening of the wedding. Prayers going up that I do.
After getting up around 5 pm, I forced myself to head out for a walk, taking Portia along with me.
On the way out by the side deck I was instantly grossed right out when I sighted a next of spiders... I HATE spiders !!! The walk went very well with an exceptionally well behaved Portia, who was pooped out on the way back home. Yes I did manage to get my goal of 10,000 steps in today.
While I had been in Owen Sound I had stopped in at the Foodland store there as they had a 2 lb. container of fresh blueberries on sale for $4.99, and Rib Steaks on for $7.77 per lb..
Rob had dinner ready for us when I arrived back home from my walk. The Rib steaks were fork tender ... so yummy. Can you guess which plate is Rob's?
When I had been out on my walk I had a call from Liz. I was telling her a week from today she would be an old married woman of 2 1/2 hours by that time. Poor girl, Paul had been driving her in for her 12 hour night shift at the hospital, she has been so wedding planning stressed along with regular life duties she was beat before starting her shift.
Our son soon to be Mr. Liz Morelli ... hahahaha, drove poor Liz into work this evening with her falling asleep on the way. I sure know how she feels as far as being fatigued.
I almost forgot I had bought tickets this Year for the local Dream Draw Lottery, which is in support of the BPHSF, and also sponsored by local businesses. More on this can be found by *clicking* HERE. I sure would be happy to win either 1st or 2nd prize, and really happy even if I won something.
I sure wasn't feeling too well this afternoon, hoping I feel better with more energy tomorrow, as I have INSIDE stuff that HAS TO BE DONE tomorrow. On that note signing off for the evening, Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard.
What another gorgeous day this day was ! a full sky of sunshine along with a gentle breeze made it perfect to be enjoyed from morning until night.
The only thing which messed up this day was those things that fly around and draw blood, known as the Mosquito. How can something so little cause so much havoc for some of us, especially those of us who are allergic to their bites. My husband hates them, but then again who does like them?
Mid-morning I met my friend, Cathy, downtown, as she had a couple more quilts to give me.
Thanks Cathy for your thoughfulness ! I had a quilted jacket which I gave to Cathy, as she had the same one years ago and missed it. It is nice when people can make each other happy with just the little things that count so much, is it not?
This afternoon I got started on working on the outdoor living area on our deck. If nothing else I am going to make sure one spot "clean & finished". Or should I say, "almost finished", as there are a couple more boards Rob has to put up, and the new BBQ needs to also be brought up from the basement.
Late this afternoon I had to head back downtown, as I had already been down there this morning, to see Wenda at The Painted Turtle & Balloon Headquarters about which necklace I had decided on for the wedding next weekend.
The set has been complete with another bracelet, necklace, and a pair of earrings, all custom made by Wenda herself. Thank YOU Wenda ! you rock girl !!! xx
More about The Painted Turtle & Balloon Headquarters can be found by *clicking* HERE.
We had a late Dinner this evening, however was finished up at 7 pm. It had most certainly been worth the wait.
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with a side of fresh steamed Green Pole Beans purchased from the Wiarton Farmer's Market this morning. DELISH !!!
After Dinner I headed downtown to meet up with my friend, Lynn, to go walking with. We completed 7,000 steps this evening. Total steps I did today were 11,267 = 4.5 miles, or 7.24 kilometres.
The reality of my afternoons when I "crash" with exhaustion. I have to rest, or sleep, to regain energy for Dinner and to walk afterwards. This is also me after I get up in the mornings as well most days.
And yes don't you LOVE that amazing feeling too when you head off to bed each night ???
That is all she wrote this day, Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard.