I was sitting here tonight after doing the exercise/LTGL (AKA healthy habits) that we on the 2021 Spring 5% Challenge report daily and on the 12 teams the "CL" (Challenge Leader) will enter onto the spreadsheet It's not hard to do at all, it can take a tiny bit of time, (Oh yeah I AM THE CL!! Of the Spirited Under Dawg team GOOOOO
IE"s and ALL teams!! YEAH AND ALL On SPARKS which means all of you towards being healthy!) and I noticed my fists were clamped, my back hurt.
WELL it was NOT from the 5% Challenge at all. I LOVE doing that, but it had been a very busy day and stuff. It did start off slowly which I was enjoying so much. I had a luncheon to go to with 3 other friends. We are renting a cabin up the coast from where we live. Out of the 4 of us 2 of us have the harbor view of the city across the water from where we live. So the other 2 are wanting to enjoy the water also. The 4 of us get together yearly for this though last year with so much not known about COVID nor had any of us of course, as with others had the vaccine, the 4 of us have. So today we got together to talk this over as said.
A few pics of where we'll be
The 4 of us get along very very well which is a SUPER PLUS and we are all used to each others ways. Three of us are very laid back. LOL the other one I just laugh at ,, but she does too and is rather entertaining for us!! It's great we are this way and she's a great sport.
I NEEDED to be home for the kiddo's online. I am a foster grandmother and am working with a different elementary school right now than the one I normally do. It's an after school program which is really neat. The kids have the "OOOOHHHH SCHOOL will BE OUT In JUNE which is ALMOST HERE FEELING!" So they've been all over the place. Funny, cute, but sometimes it can be a little bit distracting and today was that way. PLUS my computer is needing some HELP!! I now know what to do , just to find the time to update my drivers. AND I WILL!! When I was in the class a dear friend of many years had called,, I couldn't answer of course, than she texted and texted and texted. Of course during class I can't be on my phone though it's ZOOM camera's ARE ON!! Afterwards of course I looked. Her Mom had passed yesterday. A side line affect of COVID as in there are so many things happening because of COVID. Her Mom had gone to a government building the security guard had asked her to place her belongings in an area not where she would of. She lost her balance in doing so, fell, hit her head. Had been in the ICU for weeks. Had come home, wasnt recovering, but I didn't realize ,, and i do not think my friend family realized she was so close to death. She passed away in her sleep Monday early AM. My friend has been sick, and had traveled so see her Mom, told me on Tuesday she has a very high temp. TRIED to get her to go the hospital, I am not exactly sure when she FINALLY did. Her health hasn't been well either, but yeah I also would of gone to see my Mom. But we did not connect today when we usually talk hours each week, sometimes daily. I am so worried about her!! I've already lost 2 dear friends in 8 months. THis 1 and 1 I've lost, we both lost, the 3 of us used to be so BAD AND FUNNY together!! We had met in a chatroom WAY WAY back when they were new to everyone on AOL (Remember that tone??? DIAL UP that took FOREVER??) the chat room KNEW when the 3 of us were in there, we WOULD CONTROL what happened, and WE DID!! Sometimes it was sad (it was a depression chatroom) but often the 3 of us would have everyone in a VERY HAPPY mood. SO yes, life changes, and we are older. HUG YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS ALL THE TIME!! You NEVER KNOW when it'll be the last time.
SO YES I was sitting here tonight CLENCHING my fists, back tight, and my mind ALL OVER THE PLACE!!
I NEEDED TO DESTRESS!!!
I went onto youtube to listen to destressing meditative video, but tonight that did NOT do it for me. HOWEVER LOL If you know me, you KNOW I LOVE Cats (I HAVE ONE) so I watched some kittens playing. THE LAUGHTER!! And I watched a few other video's I follow (I AM NOT southern , I am anything but living in Maine the furthest UP one can go on the Atlantic ocean and still be in the US) but I do follow "It's a Southern Thing" Which totally cracks me up especially the ones with Meemaw in it!! (I probably didn't spell that right! I NEVER KNEW there was such a word! LOL that and Young Sheldon), I also follow "Gerry Brooks" who if you are a teacher, parent anything to do with schooling is so VERY VERY FUNNY and a few others. Well the brain can only do ONE Task at a time, so WOOHOO I am totally relaxed from laughing now. And now I have on music I enjoy which regulates your breathing and helps us to go ahhhh to happy times if that's what you put on and I did. AND NOW Izzy kitty just climbed up on my lap.
YUP I'll sleep so well tonight!!
When you feel STRESS (and even GOOD STRESS can still knock one for a loop) what is it you do so you'll sleep well?
for coming to my blog. Izzy and I are headed OFF to bed very soon.