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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Don't you just love it when people write well thought out blogs? Well, this isn't one of them. Lots of things are nagging at me, and I just need to put them out there. Perhaps if I do so they will be gone.

My ankle suddenly started hurting on Monday. It's hard to describe what it feels like, perhaps like there's a catch in it. It's only when I step on it, and my foot almost gives out. I pretty much sit at a desk all day, so it was no big deal, and in fact stopped after a bit. But when I went out to run yesterday afternoon, there it was again. I tried stretching it, then ran anyway. I ran through the pain: it eventually stopped. But it was an unpleasant run nonetheless. Around 80, windy, and my body wouldn't warm up. I was scheduled for a short run - 2 X 10-2 - and I didn't feel warmed up until after 20 minutes. Sheesh! It sucks having an old body.

I used the vibrating heating pad on the ankle last night, and this morning it feels a little better. But I'm scheduled for a training run tonight. We'll see what happens.

I've finally gotten the paper work done on all of my mother's accounts. Now they will be in the estate name. Just the first step of many, but this was monumental as I had a devil of a time with my bank and Medallion guarantees. I had to go back several times before I found a bank officer who would help me.

I need to deal with my parents' house some time soon; my brothers and I put it off for the winter because lake effect makes travel uncertain. I dread going back but I need to do so some time soon.

My annual dance camp is next week. It's held in the Texas Hill Country, at a Young Judaea camp. This is the sixth one I've done, and for some reason I've put off a lot of the work to the very end. In the past it's either been late March or early April, but this year we chose late April, after tax season and after Passover. And so I procrastinated. It will all get done, but it's been laborious this year. Maybe it's me, maybe it's the timing. I know it will all come together, and I know everyone will have a great time, but I wish I felt better about it.

And then there's my youngest. She's fine, just a little shaken by the car accident. What worries me about her right now is that she's been sitting in front of the TV when she gets home from school, and I haven't seen her studying. I keep asking about it and she tells me not to worry, she's studying at school. I've heard this story before, and I don't buy it. Fortunately we have an appointment with the therapist tomorrow evening.

You know what I really want to do? Throw away 75% of my belongings, sell my house, and move into a condo or apartment. Without any of my kids. Yup, I'm worn out.

There, I've put my nagging thoughts out there. Be gone!
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    I can relate to your venting as I've been there myself. When my husband passed three years ago, there was the never ending of legal documents to sign, things of his to sell and/or dispose of. I just recently made the decision to give all of his clothes to Goodwill, one I had been debating for a couple of years. It certainly raises the stress level to have to handle the affairs of a loved one. Anyone who says it's easy has never had to deal with that.

    I, too, think about getting rid of most of my stuff and getting a condo. But I will sell this house and rent an apartment for a year until I find a place I like.

    In the meantime, vent to us. That's what friends are for, to listen to what you have to say, even if we can't fix whatever it is you're dealing with.
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    3979 days ago
    Wow, sounds like you need some time out . Look after you're self.

    My left ankle twinges at times. I find if I tighten my shoe laces around it so that my foot doesn't move around so much when walking/running, my ankle stops hurting.

    I was told by my doctor that it is arthritis!

    3979 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/16/2010 8:20:21 AM
    DEEEEEE! What a pisser! I'm with you about selling most of your stuff and moving to a condo! That might be the very best idea....how about making it a goal and start moving in that direction? The worst case scenario is you'd have a less cluttered house!
    3980 days ago
    Thanks, everyone! Just needed a safe place to vent, just put it out there.... emoticon
    3980 days ago
  • MARY1313
    Things just to irritate you, I know what you mean. But, tomorrow will be another day. don't push yourself so hard! take care of Dee!

    3980 days ago
    I hope venting to all of us helped!
    3980 days ago
  • JLITT62
    Wish I had some sage advice for you. And wish I still lived in Austin, altho I suppose you would've been too busy for to meet me anyway. But I don't still live there anyway, so it's a moot point.

    None of us lived at home when we went to college, so I suppose my parents had it "easy".

    All I can offer is

    You handle it all with such grace; I'm glad you have this space to vent in.
    3980 days ago
    Thanks for checking in. You really have a full plate. And the ankle of course doesn't help. Hope it heals by the dance camp. IMHO, it might be a strained ligament, which could take lots of time to heal. Or a slight muscle pull, which could use a couple of days' rest. I know how tough it is to stop the cardio--have you considered biking or low/no impact water sports for a few days?
    3980 days ago
    I'm sorry to hear about your ankle. My trainer always tells me to ice my injuries and elevate the injured joint. If it continues to bother you, you might try that too, especially right after your run.
    3980 days ago
    It sounds to me like you need your time away at dance camp! Have a blast, set everything else aside, rejuvenate, and come back to us refreshed!

    3981 days ago
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