Welcome to my Weekend Coffee Share, hosted by Allison at Eclectic Ali! My coffee is still brewing, please give me a moment….
Pull up a chair and grab a cup of whatever gets you going! As I was saying, I feel good, I wasn’t sure that I would… However, I feel like I am slowly leaving the club of overthinkers, OCD sufferers, etc. Intentionally; it has taken some work! Sleep was spotty last night, but I woke up to drive my son to work feeling good about life. Maybe it is just that all of the techniques I’ve been trying are finally coming together and working. In fact, sleep is my main complaint right now, but I feel okay waking up.
In the last week, I have: *visited an orthopedic surgeon. No surgery recommended! I have frozen shoulder, and he’s suggesting a shot to the shoulder joint. It is now scheduled for next Tuesday. Maybe it’ll help me sleep better!
*Attended physical therapy twice. On Thursday, he moved me to more strength-building exercises, and I was quite sore the next day, but I still feel good about it! This can help keep me healthy. My plan is to stay active the rest of my life.
*Gone to the beach for a 35 min. walk with my son. It was peaceful and awesome! First beach visit this summer; certainly not the last! I find walking on the beach to be very meditative, and it puts me in a state of gratitude.
*Written a little of my upcoming book, Ellie, the Time Traveler and edited my short story, Crossroads Diner #225.
Ellie is a mysterious character who surfaced in Undercurrents in Time and haunts the main character in Malachi, Ruse Master.
*Watched a FOUR and 1/2 HOUR school board meeting, whereby they decided to delay school start until 8/20 (It had been 8/10) and start with staggering the days for middle and high school, yet elementary gets 5 days of instruction. Parents can opt for their kids to get fully online learning. People have many differing opinions on this, but remember, kids in school are a hotbed of germs, and Florida is currently a hotbed for COVID-19. I myself have bought face shields, masks and scrubs that I can wash right on my return home. I also plan to get tested for COVID weekly. I hate that the meeting took so long; I had to sit for more than four hours straight with bated breath. *sigh* I just had to hear the decision. It directly affects my life.
*Went to the chiropractor for my spine health and enjoyed the hydra-bed and EMS for neck and shoulder. As you have probably inferred, it takes a village to straighten me out or to keep me straight! But I am getting into a good frame of mind for a new school year that promises to be super-weird and possibly stress-inducing, and I feel great about myself!
I am also fully convinced I can handle it all. How was your week? Enjoy your weekend, everyone!