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Forgetting What Day It Is

Saturday, March 28, 2020

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For the second time now I've forgotten the day of the week. Mind now, I could remember with just a little thought, but for that brief moment I wasn't "here and now" - with that body knowledge of time. I feel like I'm on vacation and selfishly, I don't want it to end - but with so little outside stimulation, the days are all blurring into each other. I'm beginning to wonder - is there, deep down, some inner hermit inside this chatty extrovert soul?

Who knows, perhaps this is why I have always felt like an alien? Like the only pea in my pod. The one who, when she got mad at her sister, snarled "At least I was adopted."

Which I wasn't. But it was a fun thing to say.

For the time being, it doesn't matter what day it is, either. The organizations I am in are all conducting business by e-mail, so there are these few deadlines, but we all feel that whatever we were doing or planning to do can be done later. There is a birthday coming up - DH - who will be 77 on the 31st. And for his special day he would like pizza pie. This is something I make for him maybe twice a year - and I think a birthday is a perfect reason to go off the low carb diet. Besides - I can surround that date with extra-low-carb meals for him.

I'm pleased to say that yesterday I did my first upper body strength workout in over a year. The little nudge I got from my nurse visit the other day was enough to break me out of my procrastinating sloth. I just used cans of peas as weights because I am so out of shape and I wanted to be able to complete the full routine. And today I have that delicious tingle of muscle soreness - the kind that tells you you did exactly the right amount of exercise to begin rebuilding without doing damage.

So - on this rainy Saturday - with the studio beckoning and art waiting to happen - I wish you comfort in your skin, pleasure in your home and a calm confidence as you look at the world. It has weathered many tough things - it will weather this one too.
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  • BARBARAJ73
    Funny you should mention forgetting the day of the week... I just had a conversation with someone as we both had this experience. We concluded that this is a common side effect of having our lives turned upside down. You are not alone! and we WILL get through this. emoticon
    62 days ago
  • DESIREE672
    You sound great! You’ll get a lot of satisfaction as you do your exercises better and increase the weights.

    I’m kind of enjoying the slower pace at the same time as feeling anxious from time to time.
    68 days ago
  • WATERMELLEN
    You are in a good space . . . and I'm sure your beloved husband is going to enjoy his special pizza for his birthday. Now, you don't put candles on it do you??
    68 days ago
  • MEADSBAY
    The days do seem to be all running into each other!
    I have shared your strength training info widely and taking it to heart myself.
    Enjoy that pizza!
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    68 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    good job getting back to the strength training! YOu'll be happy you got that back into your routine.

    HUGS and have a blessed Saturday!
    68 days ago
  • JCMSMILE
    Thank you for the uplifting words, Bess emoticon Keep working out and happy early birthday to your DH!!
    68 days ago
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    69 days ago
  • SERENASEA
    Happy Birthday to your DH. Enjoy that pizza (we're actually having pizza tonight, our "quarterly pizza," which we have only four times a year).

    Thought I'd mention a short arm workout that I like, "Sculpted Arms and Shoulders Workout" (May 2019) by Tracy Campoli on YouTube. I did a lot of pausing in the beginning while I was learning the moves, but now it flows for me.
    69 days ago
  • LYNCHD05
    One day is running into another without much activity to differentiate our days. It does not look like this is going to change for awhile so we need to get our those cans of peas and look after ourselves.

    I am missing my outside activities. They kept me sane!

    We are in this for the long haul so we need to stay healthy.
    69 days ago
  • IAMBLESSED103
    I know, this happens to me too sometimes and especially right now with the world upside down. hang in there! We will get through this. emoticon emoticon
    69 days ago
  • POINDEXTRA
    Part of me feels guilty saving it, but so far, COVID restrictions have greatly improved our lifestyle, and are making us be more mindful of what's important, what we really NEED, etc. Working from home means hubby and I eat lunch together most days, and then take a quick 20 minute stroll around the block. We've been preparing delicious dinners at home, and then take another evening walk. I'm fortunate to be able to work remotely, though.

    We plan a week's worth of meals (we're working our way through the SkinnyTaste One and Done cookbook, which is terrific!) and are trying to make only one grocery run per week. It's making us more mindful of how we spend our time, which is a good thing! We are indulging in takeout on the weekends, trying to support our favorite restaurants.

    Hubby has already lost 4 pounds and is back in Onderland; when we're able to return to our offices, I may ask for a 3-day telework and 2-day in the office schedule. I like the social interaction of the office, but also like having a more relaxed day.
    69 days ago
  • POLSKARENIA
    Look up a ‘Two Ronnies’ video on YouTube called ‘fork handles’. It’s the best ever and you’ll love it. Your cans of peas made me think of it...
    69 days ago
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    69 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    I know what you mean, being confined to the house, and working a lot of overtime (I work from home) each day does roll into the next. I can tell for my wife, this is a good unexpected rest. She runs a doctor's office and they have cut all unnecessary visits so she is only having to work one day a week as a couple of her doctors don't want anyone but her. She is getting plenty of rest, but I can tell it is slightly driving her nuts. The house is clean, all the curtains have been changed, and spring cleaning is in progress. We just have to remember this too shall pass. Hopefully we will learn something from this.
    69 days ago
  • MARTHA324
    Had to chuckle about forgetting what day it is! Now there are few benchmarks to remind me of the day of the week. and you remind me to get back to some strength training! Getting in my cardio and stretching though.

    Have a great day.
    69 days ago
  • BETHGILLIGAN
    I’m feeling the same way; without meetings, fitness classes, etc. there is nothing to mark the days. In some ways, i’m enjoying the nothingness but feel myself getting lazier and more sloth like. I did get online and was able to access my fitness instructor’s live feed of her class. It was good to move but I could tell i’ve lost some stamina and strength already. I will try to be more diligent.
    69 days ago
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