Friday, October 3, 2014

Friday Roundup

The most important thing in illness is never to lose heart.   

Nikolai Lenin

Good morning, and a happy Friday to all. Finally got out of the house yesterday, and it sure did feel good. Hubby asked me if I was going to check my pressure before I went, and I said 'no'. I know myself. I was feeling good, and if it was high I wouldn't go. I am not going to allow this to totally confine me to my house. Of course while in the midst of a full-fledged episode, I definitely will stay in, but not when I am feeling good. Glad I did go. Came out of there feeling good. Took off another 1.6 pounds. That is 8.4 pounds in four weeks. Not bad.  I did, however, suffer some minor palpitations last night. 

Why does Monday always get such a bad rap? When I was working, I dreaded Mondays, and my dread always started on Sunday. I'd start about mid-afternoon telling myself I didn't want to go. And for awhile, since I retired, I've been looking forward to Monday and seeing my friends again. But now I find myself dreading them once again.

It seems my episodes always begin on Monday mornings. Actually, the beginnings occur on Sunday eve. I begin feeling my heartbeat, and then that awful dread starts in. By Monday morning they've become a full-fledged episode. I am grateful that I have several days of the week free, but why does this happen to me on Mondays? It is two weeks in a row. Now I have come to fear this day. And, being that the very beginnings of the episodes appear Sunday evening, I've even begun to question whether I should continue going to church. Totally irrational, I know. The church has nothing to do with it. 

Not much on the agenda this weekend. Today I am off to put some cash on my metrocard and do some shopping at the fruit stand, that is, if last night's palipations don't return.   Tomorrow I will just play it by ear. Have to go back to my old neighborhood to deposit a check, but I will just play it by ear.  They are forecasting rain for Saturday, so I may have to hold off for a week.

Well, that's it for now.  Hoping you all have a wonderful, fun-filled weekend. 


  1. Hope that you can continue doing what you love, and that this condition can be treated.

    Congratulations on your weight loss!! :)

  2. Doesn't it make you, like, a COMMIE to quote Lenin -- even if it's just about illness, LOL?

  3. Congrats on the weight loss. That's a big step and you must feel so good! Yippeeee!

    Oh those Monday morning "willies", or Sunday afternoon. I remember feeling like that as a child about school. My working days are long gone and I don't remember that much about dreading Mondays.

    Saturday was rainy here - so I got a lot of house stuff done (laundry, cleaning, etc.). Enjoy the week. Let's cross fingers for some sunshine!