Thursday, April 27, 2017

Making Some Faces on a Somewhat Empty Stomach :-O

Morning.  Yesterday was tricky in a few ways.  First of all, I did not feel well.  I put on a smile, and tried to be positive so I could go in and get my work done and try to forget that I couldn't eat anything amounting to anything.  I tried to keep my tummy happy.  I did not have time to fix an egg.  So I had a two teaspoons of peanut butter eaten slowly and with coffee to thin it out.   I took a probiotic.

I then had oatmeal with extra water.  I drank water with benefiber in it.  I had some minor pain and took acetaminophen.  I thought that might help with any inflammation.

I ate applesauce during a conference call in which I was starving - it's right at my lunch time every Wednesday and if not for my alarm I would totally forget about it.  So on those days I try to bring something I can eat at my desk w/o having to heat up.  Applesauce was it.

After the call, I headed back to heat up a very small amount of peas and then about an hour later, a small thing of green beans.  These are those individual 6 packs you can buy in the see through containers - kind of like fruit or applesauce.

A coworker brought me back a Baja Blast freeze.  She is so sweet.  That felt really good going down.
Late afternoon I was just so hungry.  I found a protein bar that was peanut butter flavor and pretty chewy.  I ate it in little bites chewing it up really good.  And I drank hot tea.

At home for dinner I was able to have some mashed potatoes.  They were really good too.

I'm just soooooooooooooo  over this.  I have so much to do.  So much is going on.  And I really do want to feel good.

It was bitter sweet asking others what they had for lunch.  Burgers and salads and tacos.  And oh what I would not give for a slice of pepperoni pizza.

I came home subdued.  The day wore me out.  The struggle to get ANYTHING done amidst such confusion on top of not being able to eat properly.  I was whomped.  So other than drying the clothes in the washer, I did no chores.  I did not walk.  I plopped on the sofa, played my game and then headed to bed.

I have a goal today to accomplish some things.  I do not feel my best.  I'm trying to avoid a major health issue.  And if I cannot do what I need to do and feel good doing it I am going to pick up my laptop and head home to do it in peace.  I'm in no mood for baloney, shenanigans, gossip, whiney butts, and stir pots in ANY aspect in my life - whether it's work, family, the general public, or people on line.  Period.

There now.  I feel much better!

Tonight we have a "thing".  A fundraiser banquet.  With free food - well not really considering what we will be giving in the envelope.  It's always an exquisite meal.  I'm not sure what all I will be able to eat of it.  But I suppose I will try to eat some of it.  I'm really not in the mood for the banquet.  It's normally something I look forward to, but I'm just tired, sick, and way too much going on.  I need rest and for this diverticulitis thing to go away.

I had a little pain yesterday but things seem to be getting better over all, especially with not eating much.  But as I continue to try to eat more, we'll see what happens.  I'm trying to squeak out of this w/o having to take the meds.  So far so good I think.  Each day seems to get a little better.  But I'm ready to be completely well!

I started the new CD audio tape on the commute yesterday.  And I don't like it as well.  It's Bulls Island.  It's mainly the voices that are reading.  They have no personality in their voices.  They do not bring the book alive.  It sounds like they are reading it and I like it to sound like they are telling it, and actual conversation when there is one with voices changing.  I've started this one over 3 times.  My mind starts drifting b/c it's so monotone.

I looked up Bulls Island on the internet and I think I don't like it either, lol.  Alligators three times the length of a human?  Ok maybe that is an exaggeration.  I've never heard of it.  Til this book.  I suppose there is a reason for that.  A lot of nature on that place and some of it undesirable.  Apparently there is a ferry that goes there twice a day.

Well, so far so good.  I'm going to try to start eating a little more today.  We'll see how that goes.  I just fixed an egg and I'm eating it.

Ya'll have a good day and I'll try to do the same!  I tried so hard to have a good attitude yesterday despite the DAY.  Life always attempts to throw you arrows.  You try so hard to solve each thing that comes along.  The harder you try it seems the harder it is.  Just saying.


  1. It sounds like you are doing all the right things to avoid a serious attack. I had a 'spell' a few weeks ago & I thought I would die. I'm still here😎. I know it's tough but just try and add some patience and hopefully you will get through this soon. I understand, I really do. Prayers for you.

  2. Glad you are feeling a little better and hope you can eat some more today. Being hungry is not good at all. As busy as you are you need to eat. Take care and feel better !

  3. i hope the fundraiser went well and you were able to eat a little something. it is terrible to have obligations when you don't feel well.

  4. I hope you feel better. I hope you find out which foods hurt you and can avoid them. I drink premier protein shakes when I don't have time to eat healthy. They help me feel stronger and curb sugar cravings. I am big on smoothies. They help me get my vitamins and minerals in and taste really good.


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