Saturday, October 20, 2012

Visitors Are Coming! The Energy Boost

My Imperfectly Made Beautiful Bed
Maybe we should roll Day 15 and Day 16 of Flylady's 31 Beginner BabySteps together.  What happened?  Did the lady of the house have sudden healing for her knee and chronic fatigue syndrome?  How I wish that had happened.  Actually, the knee felt much better today.  I put up the walker and graduated to my cane, so the rest, brace and ice pack paid off.  Also, I am sure complete rest helped my fatigue.

Today, I had an amazing energy boost!  It's called The Company's Coming --Gotta Have The House Clean.  This causes a chain reaction in the body better thought of as fiery fervor or excited exhilaration.  And, my husband says, "Tomorrow, you're going to be exhausted with your tongue hanging out. "  I have a very smart husband that knows me well.  7 grandchildren, their parents, a husband, a dog, a cat, and me -- that should wear anyone out.  Both my daughters are very special, strong women.  I am so proud of them.  With both families here, we would have a lot more people in the house -- that would be 3 children and another set of parents.  If they are all in the same room with us that would be 16 people and 2 animals.  However, this time it was my elder daughter and her husband and children ages 1 year to almost 13 years.  

We ate simply tonight:  pizza, green beans, and ice cream.  Yesterday, I told my husband it was going to have to be simple:  frozen party size lasagna or pizza.  Of course, the kids were thrilled with pizza.

About the house:  I did the Monday House Blessing today, on Saturday.  I cleaned the bathrooms, vacuumed the living room, put in a load of laundry, and I dusted.  Today, I was Wonder Woman:  tomorrow, I will be Goofy-tired Grandma.  

How many of us fibro-peeps have always been able to manage things on an adrenalin boost?  It would be interesting to get your input on that one.  I know many of us have adrenal fatigue.  At least those of us who have CFS and  Fibromyalgia probably do.  I found Dr. Marcus' website and I like his diagrams.  From what I know of adrenal fatigue and cortisol, they are pretty accurate.  I know this was part of my problem when I found out I had CFS.  I also found a good article on adrenaline and cortisol in Living Healthy.

I love you guys, and I hope you are enjoying your weekend as much as I am enjoying mine.  

Until next time,



  1. Sounds like you have been super busy. hope you have fun with your house guests

    1. Oh yes! And I love seeing my family, holding those grandbabies, and doing crafty things with them. Tonight, one of them asked to draw, so I got out the sketch book; and in a couple of minutes there were four of us drawing. This summer my DH and I were visiting, and they asked me, "What did you bring for crafts, Grandma?", and I hadn't brought any.

      I clicked on your name, and it took me to your website. I'm going to mark it and go back later. I have always thought it would neat to keep bees. Thank you for visiting me here.

  2. I was told this trick for making the bed--While laying in bed reach down and pull up the sheet around your neck, then pull up the blanket, then pull up the bedspread. Slide out the side of the bed, adjust the pillows and the bed is made. Or made good enough.

    1. That's a pretty cool trick. Sometimes, I wish I had a like or thumbs up button for comments. Yours is definitely Like.

  3. I wish I could still get that adrenaline rush when company comes. What happens with me is that I try to do a "normal" amount every day, but never get too much extra done and when the company gets here, I am still dead. I've gotten to be an expert on apologizing for the dirt :(

  4. Adrenaline involves in this kind of situation indeed! I believe it is also involves in balancing energy :)


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