Here's how Thursday went. I woke up at 4 a.m. and hit the ground running. I got on the treadmill---only 10 minutes--as I'm pacing myself and trying to ease back in to it. Still, I walked 10 minutes---slow--2 MPH, but still solid walking after having been completely sedentary for 7 weeks. After that, I did some stuff on my computer, spent about an hour putting the house back to "my" order, unloaded the dishwasher, bagged up the boots to put in the attic, ran a load of laundry and moved things back to my bedroom/bathroom from my lengthy stay in the family room. I made the bed, showered and got ready for the day. I was out the door by 8:15 for my nail appointment (yes--I needed that), ran through the bank and off to bridge. I sat at the bridge table all day.
When I got home, Nancy A. stopped by to pick up her computer (side note: I downloaded 125 fonts for her. Although I did it in one evening she didn't come for her computer for a week! I would seriously have to have been carted off to the loony bin! I can't live without my computer---sad, I know--but at least I'm honest). Anyway, after a brief visit, I had a little rest. Steph came over after work. She and I went to an open house that my friend, Mary's travel company was putting on. I probably stood there socializing for about a half hour before getting a seat.
I got home about 7 p.m., put on my jammies and parked in front of the tv. Around 9, I noticed that my hives were starting to act up---remember---they are pressure related. My feet were starting to become one giant hive---probably because I had shoes on for the first time in nearly 2 months and then put so much weight on them all day. I had a big hive encompassing the palm and ring finger of my left hand--which started because I had worn my wedding ring all day for the first time in ages. Anyway, when I stood up, my legs actually were weak and quivery. THAT'S THE MOMENT I REALIZED I MAY HAVE OVER-DONE MY FIRST DAY. Too late now. I went to bed.
When I got up yesterday---Oh. My. Gosh!! I was so sore---you know like after you first go to the gym and work muscles that haven't seen the light of day in years? My calves very nearly knotted up. I never realized that my calves are involved in every activity you do including just plain walking.
So, yesterday, I really slowed down. No treadmill. I'll give that another day or two and start with 10 minutes again. Anyway, I went upstairs and worked re-organizing my office. Butch had asked me the day before if I'd seen the mess yet. While laid up, I kept saying, "just take this upstairs to my office or scrapbook room."
Next, I went in to my scrapbook room. When I last left it, I was in the middle of a couple projects--which now were buried with all the new stuff I ordered while laid up. That shopping on the internet is dangerous for me when I have the time. I did get a little Christmas shopping done too.
I had a hair appointment (and boy, did I need that) so I took off about 11 stopping for this first:
I got home around 4 after a brief visit to Connie's. I wanted to see her new furniture in person---it's really nice.
Stephanie and Nicky came over after work. We went to the club for dinner. We had a nice time and, as usual, the food was great.
So, day 2 was a much better pace. Aside from my hives--which are nearly under control--it was a good day. Today, I'll get my scrapbook room in order, run to the grocery store and spend the afternoon in the pool Oh, and I plan to get my Halloween decorating started. That sounds like just about the right amount of activity.
Warp speed---that's how I roll!