Tag Archives: Aging

I think I have RBS!!

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RBS

We all know about RLS (restless leg syndrome), right? Well, I’m pretty sure that’s what I started with, then it became worse. I was the kid in school that no one wanted to sit in front of. I constantly moved my feet, which ended up kicking the back of their chair. My mom called it a nervous tic, others called it annoying. I didn’t know why, when my body stopped, my feet kept moving. I didn’t mind much because I thought, I was always burning calories, so it was a good thing. My feet could help me burn off those extra pieces of chocolate I was enjoying in class! Then, it started getting worse. I could only fall asleep at night if I moved my feet back and forth across the sheets. My restless legs were starting to cause a problem!!

Now, I believe the restlessness has taken over my whole body! RBS (restless body syndrome) as I call it. No, I am not a spaz, which I’m sure that’s what you were thinking. But I am the worst lazy person ever. I can’t remember the last time I could completely chill out for a day. You know when you can sit on the couch, watch tv, and just not move. Well, I can’t do that. It’s actually pretty sad. I am twitching my feet, reading a magazine, playing with my hair, checking my phone, etc. Part of my body always has to be moving. I get anxious if I am sitting still. The plus side, I could never be a couch potato. The negative, I can’t ever be a couch potato!

I suppose the only way I can ever sit still while watching tv, in a movie theater, in church, or sitting at the dinner table is if I have one of these on.

Don’t laugh! 😉 It would have to be a full body one, so my feet would stop moving too. If this isn’t in the medical books somewhere, someone needs to add it ASAP! So, maybe sometime soon I can have a true lazy day!!

If only I could be like this…

LOL!!

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Sometimes all you can do is…Wine!

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CHEERS!

(Look at me, I found the color text tab) 😉

This button, (Show/Hide Kitchen Sink (Alt+Shift+Z) I had no idea what it did (for 5 weeks). Then, I pressed it, and Voila! A whole other row of commands popped up. That’s how the “Cheers” was able to change colors. You can tell, I am amused (and slow) with the little things. Anyway, on to my post!

Until a few years ago, I used to believe that wine was the “snooty” peoples drink. I liked my mixed drinks and beer, and didn’t understand why anyone would care for a drink that can be SO dry. Sipping and swirling their sacred drink around in a fancy glass. Was that it? Was it the glass that made wine drinkers feel more sophisticated and made them enjoy the wine that much more?

So, I thought I’d try some cottage cheese in a silver goblet to test that theory. Nope, that was a no-go. Cottage cheese still tasted ridiculously horrible!

NO COTTAGE CHEESE FOR ME, PLEASE! 

Wait…wrong picture! But, just like any other woman in the world, I don’t want any of that kind either!!

There we go. Is this in a dog food bowl??

If there was a doggie jail, I am sure this would be their dinner!

Okay, back to the wine…

 

One day, I finally decided to stop being so close-minded, and try more things. With wine being one of them.

I guess I can now say that I get better with age, too. I can hardly call myself a wine connoisseur, but I have found some wine that has made me understand these wine lovers a little better.

A big thank you to wine for making me….

Enjoy cooking more. (There is nothing else like having a glass of wine while cooking, especially with Italian meals. Makes me feel a little closer to Italy)

Love my bubble bath more. (Warm water + bubbles + a glass of wine = total relaxation)

Live a longer and healthier life. (What’s not to love about that) Of course everything in moderation- a glass of wine a night, not a bottle! 😉

Sometimes all you can do is, Wine…because nothing is better at that moment!

At least now I feel like I can drink accordingly in most situations.

Tailgating- Beer

Club- Mixed drink

Dinner party with friends- Wine

Even when I get older, if I start playing chess, I will be drinking one of the above because Scotch is completely out of the question for me! And there is nothing wrong with a grandma enjoying a Cosmo. 🙂

HOPEFULLY THEY DO HAPPY HOUR AT THE NURSING HOMES!

I just want some coffee!

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There were a couple of things going against me this morning…

1. I had run out of my lovely k cups the day before and had not had a chance to refill the supply.

2. There was a major accident outside one of the entrances to my subdivision that was causing a lot of traffic.

3. BBD- (Bruce B. Downs) to all that live in New Tampa, those are bad words.

When I wake up in the morning, it’s pretty simple. I get my girls up, get their lunches packed (school cafeteria lunches…yuck) and then it’s time to fix my coffee. My girls even know that I don’t function properly until that first cup hits my lips. Hey, its my only vice, so I think I’m doing pretty good. I don’t need that pack of cigarettes to get me through the day, or I don’t need to drink every night to wind down. I just like my coffee, and that’s all.

So, with no k cups this morning, it had already messed things up for me. I get my girls off to school and decide I’m going to venture out to find some coffee. The Dunkin Donuts is just right around the corner from where my subdivision is, but unless I have a death wish, it’s not a good idea to walk there. But, the accident traffic is causing a huge issue to get there. Then, I decide to truck down the other way towards BBD. Well, I don’t know if everyone decided to leave for work at the same time or what, but that way was not going to happen either. So, I thought for a brief moment to just settle for Shell gas station coffee, and then laughed that thought out of my head. I was desperate, but not THAT desperate.

With me stuck on this road, both ways off of it blocked by traffic, I wanted to cry. I wasn’t quite ready to give up though. I decided my best option was to go home, throw some things in the laundry, waste a little bit of time and then head back out again. I waited a good 30 mins and that made all the difference in the world. There was free-flowing traffic all around.

As you can tell, I got my coffee this morning. Or this post would not be happening. 😉 Some things you can tell about me from this post…

1. If I want something bad enough, I’m not giving up till I get it.

2. I am perfectly happy with $1.79 coffee from Dunkin Donuts. I’m not the, I-only-like-$8-coffee-from-Starbucks kinda girl.

3. One cup of coffee in the morning can keep my body going all day. A second cup is just like dessert for me. It’s my equivalent to a cheap gallon of gas for a car. Hey, we all need some kind of fuel.

I shall go out and stock up today, so I don’t have to worry about any coffee adventures tomorrow!

Coffee, Coffee it’s good for your heart, the more you drink, the more you’re smart! (that’s the best I could come up with) 🙂

 

Wanna live dangerously with me? ;)

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In the past year, I have found myself doing things a little out of the ordinary. Does it have to do with the fact I just turned 30 this year? Has this made me want to try things I normally don’t do? Possibly, it’s a way of feeling younger again, without a care in the world. I haven’t put my finger on it just yet.

You might want to ask, “What kind of things are you talking about?”

Maybe: Skydiving, Drag Racing, Playing with Tigers, or swimming with the sharks….

Oh, no. It is not anything like that!

Let me fill you in with a few of the things:

 

The other day I walked into Target, grabbed a buggy, and proceeded past the sanitizing wipes for the handle, without grabbing one….and decided to just see what would happen!

 

 

 

 

 

Several times at the mall, I have decided to walk up the stairs instead of using the escalator or elevator, to get more exercise. Lately, I DO hold onto to those germ infested handles. I’ve had some people look at me with terror in their eyes. lol!

 

 

 

 

I love to dance. Dancing makes me smile, and I do it quite often. But, now my new thing is….dancing in the shower, WITH the water on!!!

I wonder if I fell, if the insurance would even cover it! They may just consider me a high risk policy.

 

That isn’t my shower, by the way. I surely wish it was though…with all those nice shower heads and all!

 

 

I went to walmart one day. As I was leaving my car to walk inside, I decided to risk the chance that anyone would want to steal a Chevy Malibu and left my car doors unlocked. Call me crazy, I know. I mean, it has the factory radio in it and all!

 

P.S- If something does happen to this precious car before I am able to purchase a new one, do not blame me! I am not THAT kind of person and I think Insurance fraud is a VERY bad thing!!!

 

 

It never fails! You make that piece of toast…only to have it land on the floor, with the yummy side down. This time, I said whatever, and picked it up and ate it. My kids looked at me like I had just eaten a centipede. I know it, I’m a rebel!

 

 

I guess I am just throwing caution to the wind!!!

 

Hey! Don’t laugh….I have 2 kids! Did you think I would do something seriously dangerous and risk getting myself killed 😉

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dieting, Smieting!

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So, I was warned. I was told to beware of what happens when you turn 30!! Dun, dun, dun!!!!

What the heck happened??

As if leaving your twenties isn’t bad enough, you get a pooch thrown at you with a side of love handles and a flabbier ass! I know I had been slowing down my workouts for the past few months. But, it’s not like I was laying on the couch everyday watching Tyra and One life to live while munching on a bag of chips! Sheesh!!

My body took a bit of a pit stop from the usual toned road I was used to going down. So, now I have a life full of, “don’t eat that”, or “this is better for you”, and “I haven’t worked out enough today to get away with eating that”, going through my head constantly.

This is for the birds, I say! I have cut back on the snacky foods that I have come to love so much, and replaced them by some “healthier” choices. But, I do refuse to go down the road again of no taste-ville. Trust me, I have been there before and almost starved myself to death. When I was hiding food in my bag and sneaking it into the bathroom at an ex’s house, I knew my body was about to protest in a bad way.

So, instead of having only protein shakes, oatmeal, bland chicken with no seasoning and snacks that look like dog poop, I will eat healthier than I was. But, I am not giving up my favorite foods! Life is way too short to sit around, eating cardboard trying to lose those last couple of pounds. If I have to start working out an hour a day just so I can enjoy that occasional ice cream, french fries, or twizzlers (my favorite), then that’s what I shall do.

Just say NO, to eating Tree bark! 😉