* Feeling like I’ve aged about 10 years in the last 3 months.
* Feminine pads. I hate those things and much prefer my Diva cup. But the pads, well, they were a necessary evil for 3 weeks. Trusty old Diva couldn’t handle what was going on, plus I guess when you’re having a miscarriage you really aren’t supposed to be putting stuff up in there. I’m sooo glad I finally graduated to pantyliners. TMI? Sorry, much of my life is about crotch issues these days.
* Being cold. I will never understand why office buildings have to be so cold. When the forecast says it will be 85 degrees outside that day, I feel silly marching into work with a coat on, but I know if I don’t, I’ll be marching out with icicles on my nose.
* My pay check is now direct deposit. Woo hoo! I’ve long wondered why unemployment checks can’t be direct deposited? Maybe because then some people (me, me, me!!!) would never leave the house?
* Having an accountant. With all that’s gone on with me this year so far, I threw up my hands and had a meltdown over our taxes. So, we now have an accountant. If it was just me and my taxes, I’d be cool. But Tony’s situation is just way over my head and I’m glad we now have a specialist to handle it.
* My husband, who rigged up two of my favorite things (Lovey the Lavender Lamb and my cinnamon disk candy). The dude knows how to make me laugh. LOVEY, GET OUT OF MY CANDY!
* You guys. Every one of you.
One Last Thing:
My lap swimming is going … swimmingly. It feels so good to be swimming again, and that I can do so outside? A tiny slice of Heaven every night. Before I was put on activity restriction by my doctor in February, I swam laps non-stop for up to an hour every single day. To have that taken away cold turkey, no matter how good the reason for it, was especially difficult for me, because I use exercise as an emotional and hormonal stabilizer.
The other thing I use as an outlet is singing. For some reason, that one slips my mind until I’m inspired by someone. I mentioned how much I loved Pink’s song, Glitter in the Air, in last week’s Love & Loathe post. I suppose the reason I love this particular song so much, is to me, it’s a song about moments — the good and bad moments — and acknowledging that it’s BOTH kinds of moments that put a person where they are in their life.
Since I couldn’t get the song out of my head, I decided to download the accompaniment track and sing it myself. If you’ve a mind to, go ahead and have a listen. LINK
In the meantime, I’ll just keep swimming and singing…
28 responses to “Love & Loathe — 04/08/10”
I’m highly experienced in the hearing of the “feminine” issues and pads and panty liners and such. You get that way after 20 plus years with one woman. So don’t even worry.
I enjoy singing as well. Almost as much as playing. Isn’t it great to have an activity you can pour all of your emotion into?
Well, be grateful I spared some of the details. Tony doesn’t get that courtesy. Minute by minute report for him. 😛
I didn’t know you enjoy singing. Somehow I missed that… Good to know. 🙂
Don’t you have a copy of my CD? Where I do EVERYTHING? Go to my external website (shameless plug for http://www.vincefranco.com) and listen to the clips. You’ll hear me play guitar. And bass. And drums. And SING!
I thought I’d listened… I guess not? Will have to do so with a new ear. 🙂
That silly lamb of yours, hehehehe. love you sweetie pie. XXOXOXOXOX
Lovey gets into trouble when you’re around. Why is that???
I love your voice!
Accountants are such a great investment–they cost money, but they can save you a whole lot more in the long run.
So glad you’re swimming again. I can totally understand your frustration when you couldn’t swim. I’m the same way with running.
Have a great weekend!
Well, we didn’t save a lot of money, but we broke even and that’s good considering where we were when I handed it off to him.
I knew you would relate to the no exercise thing. You know what? I got a heat rash between my butt cheeks because the doctor said to stay off my feet. Now there’s one for the diary, huh?
Our pool is closed until May, mind you not that I would swim in it any earlier, Brrrrrrr……
Oh, our pool is a very brisk 74 degrees and the breezes out here are stiff and chilly at, oh, around 50 degrees in the evening (when I’m out swimming). But some things are worth it.
your voice is lovely, but of course, you knew that. 😀 hehe.
love you… it was so good to see you both last night. let’s check our schedules and get together again. 🙂 xoxoxox
What I know is love you when you tell me something of mine is lovely! *tee hee*
OK… let’s pick a date.
I’m still trying to recover from your last post….
I love direct deposit, Tommy’s unemployment was direct deposit…. maybe CA needs to come into the current century lol.
California needs a lot of things. Oy. I’m envious that your state’s unemployment is so convenient. 🙂
Glad that you are swimming and singing again. Does this mean I can expect a Christmas CD next season??
Direct deposit rocks too : )
Oh dear. You know me and my commitment issues. You’re sweet to encourage me though to record another CD. 🙂
Direct deposit is awesome.
Love you back. xo
you do have a beautiful voice! i love to sing, but i don’t have the voice to back it up 🙂 swimming away from pain but towards peace. that sounds good too.
Awww, thanks. 🙂 When we sing to God, though, He just likes us to make a joyful noise. That can be anything, you know. 🙂
Swimming towards peace is a good way of putting it. 🙂
just caught up with your events of the past few days … and little Miracle going to see the Father, before meeting you & Tony … heaven will be a wonderful time of reunion …
good to hear you are swimming … i walk to relieve my stress or ride my bike when the weather allows it … so i know what your swims mean to you …
blessings on you … and big (hugs)
I wonder how I will know Miracle. I guess the heart will know.
Swimming, walking, riding bikes… all are great for the body and the soul.
Blessings back to you. (hugs)
Do I want to know what a Diva cup is? I don’t think I want to but I am baffled. Hmm. Decisions.
Ok, J… WHY DO WE NOT LIVE CLOSER TOGETHER? Really! You would sing with me! SING! Which is like, my life. We would decorate our homes for every bloody holiday and just SING and do other stuff too. But by golly, I feel like you are a part of my soul and you’re too far away. And that sounded corny, or creepy or whatever but you seem so much like a taller me. (much taller)
I adore you.
(and, as an aside.. where do you d/l accompany tracks like that? That is so cool!)
A Diva cup? Just go here (link), it’s really not so bad as all that (there is a bit of a learning curve at first), but it’s much friendlier to our planet than all those nasty pads and tampons. Blech.
Sing, sing, sing. 🙂 You’re not corny or creepy. You’re sweet with a heart of gold. The adoration is mutual. 🙂
I downloaded the accompaniment track here (not free, but definitely worth it): LINK
Glad to see your funny side fighting back to the surface… big hugs for all that has happened… Yayy for paychecks…
I got back into swimming a couple of weeks ago, inspired by you … thank you. Does anyone know if I can swim with a broken toe??? Don’t ask…. I may post something.
The sense of humor has always been there… sometimes just inappropriately so, so I don’t share it. (sigh)
I swam with a severely sprained toe… in fact, it’s still sore a year later when I try to bend it, if you can believe that. I just left the binding on it (bound to the next toe) and that gave it strength and stiffness enough to swim with it. Looking forward to you post.
I love you, J. And the heart knows. Have been thinking of you and Tony in these past days.
Thanks, Nanner. I love you, too. I’ve been thinking of you, knowing how your heart must be hurting over the lost miners. 😦
Well, I know I am old! I have never heard of The Diva Cup…! Very interesting, I must say, though I don’t think it would have worked to well for me ‘back in the day’….
I’m so happy for you my dear, that you are swimming once again. This was my very favorite thing to do–Outside—I LOVED it! And sometimes, even now, I miss it. Swimming Laps can put you in such a “zen” place…..
Also glad you have an accountant now, too….When things get beyond you—it makes ALL the difference to have a “rax man or woman”….!
Swimming is such a blessing, and I knew you would understand since you loved it (probably still do) so much. Finding the rhythm and, yeah, it’s a good place to be.
I love my diva cup. 🙂 And my accountant. Although my accountant would probably be horrified to know I put him in the same sentence as my female hygiene. hehe Both are a form of protection. 🙂