Thinking Out Loud #4

Another Thursday…Another Thinking Out Loud! Hostessed by the lovely Amanda at Running With Spoons.  This is our opportunity each week to stammer and yammer and get things off our chests without anyone being annoyed because everyone in the link up is doing it!  If you like to hear what other people are complaining about, head on over.


~One of my points is exactly that-Complaining!  I suppose that one of the reasons I feel so at home at Thinking Out Loud is that I feel like I’ve been a big complainer lately.  If I think about the really important things in life, I have nothing to complain about. But I realize that every day, I find myself complaining to my to best friends.  I’ve told them that I’m going to try to correct that. We were together yesterday afternoon and I think I was able to keep it under control.. I think that what I need to do is ask them to tell me if I start doing it, especially if I don’t realize it and don’t stop myself.  I’m so lucky right now.  Up and around and feeling so good…to quote our Governor…”shut up and sit down!”

~I do have reason to complain in some areas, but they are not areas over which I have total control. I’m working to get this house in order so that we can get it sold and we can get to New Mexico.  I’m not talking about it any more.  I’m just going to start working at it, chip away at it a little bit at a time.  The disarray is frustrating and debilitating sometimes, but I’m going to work with it.  Yesterday, I was able to get a few things done, mostly because I was alone and I made a nice dent in things.  I feel good about it.

~One of the things putting me off track is sleep.  I have been up at all kinds of crazy hours.  3 am, 4 am.  This morning it was 4 am.  Frustrating.  I got up, made the coffee and read.  I’ve been complaining that I haven’t been reading, so I put this time to good use.  I think I knocked out about 25 pages.  Pretty good.  I’m going to try to do that more often.  My total on Goodreads this year is abysmal.  Maybe that’s why I’m cranky!

~Oh, Joy, Oh Rapture!!! The election is over!!  No more political commercials about people I don’t care about and can’t vote for anyway-the curse of living “near” a big city with lots of people running.  They’re all over the river and have Nothing to do with Me!  Of course, as I listened to the news this morning and they were reviewing who won and who lost-they were starting to talk about the Presidential election in two years.  At this point, I DON’T CARE!! I was hoping for a few months before that started…I didn’t even get a couple of days.  I used to be such a news junkie, I loved watching the campaigns and the conventions, but it’s so different now.  That however, is a topic for another day.

~Thanks to my best friend, Gail (again!) I’m getting to go to the gym.  She has guest passes and is sharing them with me.  I will be joining probably in a couple of weeks.  I am enjoying it so much.  I’m doing things that my physical therapist has told me I should be doing in order to strengthen my muscles after the surgery.  I really feel good.  Just to be sure I’m not doing anything I shouldn’t, I’ve taken a series of photos to show her which machines they have at the gym to be sure I’m not doing anything I shouldn’t.

Exercise equipment


I’ve got a series of them, so I’ll have options.  I’m already doing the upper body machines.  No need to ask about those.  I’ve also been walking the indoor track.  I walked a mile two days in a row.  It does feel good to be getting some exercise!

~I’m back to blogging and I’m enjoying it so much.  I am so grateful to all of my readers who have come back since my return and I’m happy to see new readers as well.  It makes me feel good.  This is such a great way for me to express myself, and now that I’ve found Thinking Out Loud, it’s a great place to get all of this stuff out of my head.  I don’t need it in there any more!

Be sure to visit Running With Spoons to check out all of the Thinking Out Loud posts.  If you feel like getting something off your chest…Join In!

Happy Thursday!


16 responses to “Thinking Out Loud #4

  1. Welcome back to blogging. Sounds like life is coming together for you – even if it may not be as quickly as you’d like. Continue thinking of all the positives in your life & I promise those complaints you have been feeling will subside ❤

  2. Ah yes, it’s amazing how not enough sleep can throw everything off! I’m an early riser – 5am most days- but that 3 and 4 am is EARLY. I use the extra time to do blog work, workout, etc. Your morning sounds delightful with coffee and a book 🙂

  3. I was so so so over the political ads, too! They were driving me crazy!

  4. I feel like the place where I complain most is my blog. And then I feel like I should stop tht and only the next day I introduce a post with a rant. Ooops. Sometimes there a phases in life you just feel a bit cranky. I am sure this will pass soon!
    How good for you to start working out and blogging again! These two are my prefered ways to release some tension! And then I am the happy little camper I use to be in no time 🙂

  5. I feel like i complain about the little things that, like you, I really have no control over… either that or I complain about other people – who I also have no control over. I think starting the day off the right way is really important, and it seems that you did just that when you woke up and read while sipping coffee. I’m sure all the complaints and troubles will go away soon. 🙂

  6. Yay for getting back to the gym and blogging! Be very, very careful though!!!

  7. Weighting For 50

    Hi FRAN! So good to find you again. Look forward to your posts.

    • Roz!!! It’s so great to hear from you! I was so frustrated that I lost my Bloglovin’ feed and could not remember all of the blogs I used to follow. I’m trying to put it back together piece by piece. So glad you found me!!!

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