Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Moving is finished, finally

Wow am I tired.  John and I finally finished moving everything out of his old apartment today.  Yesterday the final boxes were moved, and the place was scrubbed down.  Today what was not wanted was taken to the dump.  Then John waited around for the carpet cleaner to come, and turned in the keys.  Thank God it is totally finished, because I am so tired.  Oh, there is one more thing to do, the storage locker needs to be cleaned out.  But the rental office is going to give us a few more days to do that.

I couldn't help him finish up because I had three appointments today.  First I had to be home for the maid.  She is really frustrating me because she is banging my things around and has broken at least one mug.  She slams my cabinets and my furniture.  I asked the company last week to send me somebody else. 

I also had a doctor's appointment.  I am so excited.  I got my test results back and I am not in the diabetic range!  Yay!  Last time I went I was in the diabetic range but got my score down this time!  I still need to lose weight though.  I told him it was hard for me to exercise because I am in pain with my fibromyalgia.  John and I are going to join the YMCA though because they have a heated therapy pool.  I should be able to stand that kind of exercise.

I also started a new therapy group today.  I am going to be going there instead of my individual therapist from now on.  It is a women's group for those with mood disorders (such as depression and bipolar).  It lasts for an hour and a half and meets once a week.  There were about eight of us.  I have mixed feelings about it.  In some ways I really liked it.  The two fascilitators kept it interesting and asked us questions that allowed us to help each other on a practical level.  I really like that kind of counseling.  But the therapy kept going another way.  Several of the women kept dominating the group.  It was the same two or three women.  They were telling their entire life story and kind of moaning about their lives.  They were saying how hard they had it.  Well good grief, who doesn't have it hard?  I understand talking about problems, but I also think we should be brainstorming about how to solve things.  And I don't think the same two people should be dominating all the time, unless you have a specific problem that week.  These two dove right in without even seeing if anybody else had a need.  

Chelsea just came by with a magnificent present.  It is a frame with a bunch of wedding photos in it.  It is a wedding present from her and my sister Valerie.  Wow, I really love it.  I will cherish it forever.  Thanks Chelsea and Val.  

Well, enough rambling for now.    

16 comments:

  1. pixiedustnme5/31/2005 8:57 PM

    Congrats!  There is nothing better than the feeling of getting everything moved - well, perhaps unpacking the last box!  Enjoy married life :-)

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  2. Glad to hear you got the moving stuff (almost) done...I am not sure I like group therapy so much.  For the exact reasons you've explained.  But, I will have to do that, soon, too.  What a nice gift for you!  JAE

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  3. Sounds like everything is falling into place. I am so happy for you and John.
    The therapy ??? if this group doesn't work out are you able to choose a different one?
    Sorry to hear about the maid. Hope the next one works out.
    Take care and good luck with the YMCA thing. I know my daughter loves it at the one she goes to.
    Kate

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  4. missboogerhead5/31/2005 11:55 PM

    I totally understand where you are coming from with the therapy thing.  Some people just have unrealistic expectations out of life... everybody has problems and everyone's problem's are big to them, but let's face it; some people just like to copmplain!  Hope it goes better next week.  
    The YMCA sounds like a good idea.  I am allergic to chlorine so I can only swim in outdoor pools but I find that the water relaxes me without fatiguing me too much, good luck!
    ~Miss O

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  5. Fibromyalgia does make it hard to find things to do. My friends says that heated water is the best thing she has ever done. Another friend that has it says that you must do stretching exercises everyday no matter what.

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  6. springangel2356/01/2005 5:34 AM

    So happy your move is completed, I know you and John are happy to be settling in your new home.  Best wishes!  
    Also great news about your test results...diabetes is not a good thing, our daughter is juvenile diabetic since 8 years old, now 35 but has had a lot of ups and downs.  Husband is adult onset and too, has had lots of problems...great you can do heated water therapy...any exercise is good!  The photo album was a wonderful gift.   You have a wonderful day and rest!  You deserve it!  Joyce

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  7. At last your move is finished , now you can get on with your lives together.  That photo frame is a lovely present to have. I understand how you must cherish it. :-)

    Sandra xxx

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  8. Wow, I am so glad you finally finished moving, honey, you must be so, so, so tired.  I am soooo proud of you!!  I am glad you enjoyed your present!  It is not only wedding pics, they are "family photos"!  I wanted you to see that spin on it as well!!  So, I hope the two fascillatators in your group will be able to reign these two ladies in and all will be well in your group because, perhaps, group therapy just might be great!!  So, honey, I LOVE YOU, my TBADT!!!  YOU ROCK!!! xox
    http://journals.aol.com/valphish/ValsThoughts

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  9. promiseluv3726/01/2005 10:31 AM

    Glad your move is done,  I hate moving.  Unpacking is fun, but all the work.  YIKES.  
    Hope you enjoy this wonderful fime in your lives right now!  :)
    Luv,
    Promise

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  10. So pleased you have all that hard work over with. Thinking of you both, a I know you are under much pressure at the moment. Take care.
    Sylvia x

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  11. thefaircolleen6/01/2005 3:07 PM

    I am so enjoying your journal.

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  12. Thank you for writing a comment in my journal.....I really like being a Minister of Communion.

    You seem to have a very busy life and I enjoy reading your blog!

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  13. Moving in together is a big Job! Congrats on being done!

    Carolyn
    http://journals.aol.com/shelt28/MyLife

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  14. Identifying a problem could be half the battle.  Not knowing what the problem is keeps me continually guessing.  Directing all my energy to a solution, is then freed up.

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  15. So glad that the hard work is all behind you Krissy and that other things are going well in your life.  What a wonderful present, bet you were thrilled. God bless you and have a great weekend xxxxxx

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  16. Hi there!  Glad things are settling some and I hope you get some rest.  Congrats on making the decision to exercise.  I wish I could make up my mind to do it but not willing to carve out any time to do it.  I would have to give up my free time.
    Hope the therapy thing works out.  You might suggest in the group that it's wonderful getting to know each other and you have enjoyed it nad "now, let's talk about some solutions".  
    Have a good rest of the weekend.
    Sonya

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