It’s been a very busy couple of weeks around here. Hubby and I have almost finished a very challenging Christmas project for the family that at times became overwhelming. It feels good to see the results finally emerging. Now I can begin tomorrow to get caught up with housework, laundry, cooking and other nonsensical things of that sort.
It’s also been a very expensive month, Christmas gifts notwithstanding–haven’t even started shopping! First the music system we purchased more than 25 years ago blew up. No CD player meant no seasonal music this year, and that was serious as I’m a little superstitious about playing Christmas songs even a single day before the day after Thanksgiving. We just had to have Christmas music, right? By the 25th, I’ll be so saturated I’ll gladly give Bing and Frank, and all my favorite Jazz and Blues artists–(yes there are bluezy Christmas songs)–a whole year to rest up. Then, after the idea for a special family project came up, Hubby finally broke down and purchased Microsoft Word 2010 so I’d have the latest desktop publishing system available. The pressure was on! No half-a**ing allowed! Then came the inevitable headaches! It took several days for me to remember how to do things I used to think I could do in my sleep. They’d improved Word so much that I kept losing my files. I’m sure I re-started–from the beginning–at least four times, and that after two or three practice sessions.
As if all that wasn’t enough, I’ve been struggling in between to keep up with my “wellness after chemo” physical program at the Huntsman. Twice a week I’ve been doing hard one-hour workouts with a physical trainer. Then I’m trying to do four days a week of cardiovascular workouts of 30 minutes workout with my heart rate between 120/130. For a long time I’d nearly kill myself and barely make 119. I was ready to give up until Monday last week. Than all of a sudden my heart monitor began to climb to 129 and upward. One day I even had to slow down because I was pushing 139!
During rest periods, I’ve been keeping my ear tuned to world news. Boy is that a mistake. Every day things seem more bleak than the day before. Just as I begin to think it can’t get any worse, it does! But tonight, with the help of the video below, I’ve finally found the answer–for me anyhow–so things are definitely looking up! If you’re fed up with the election, world economy, and Republican presidential antics, do yourself a favor and check out what Rashida Jones and Natalie Portman have to say–in less than a minute. I think you’ll feel better too.