I want to add (and this is not an excuse), that I'm suffering from peri-menopause. I have a family history of women going through it a little earlier than most. I'm in my mid 40's and seem to be in the midst of what I will call "temporary insanity". Ask Jimmy, he can verify it (poor guy). I gave up drinking at the beginning of January, hoping this would relieve some of the symptoms. That didn't help, but for now I'm sticking with the no alcohol regime. I'm against hormone therapy (personal reasons) so now I'm trying out Estroven (Maximum strength). It's been a couple of weeks and I'm starting to feel the "cloud" lifting. While my hot flashes and night sweats aren't decreasing, yet. My head is starting to clear and I'm actually able to start concentrating on stuff instead of being "all over the place". I also started out the New Year trying to lose weight too, but that stalled out also. I'm hoping that the Estroven will help, a little, with that also (we'll see). The biggest thing is the mood swings and those (with a sigh of relief) are easing dramatically.
Over the past couple of weeks I've actually completed a few rings and am FINALLY working on the beginnings of a tutorial (YEAH!). No pictures of those yet but I have a few pictures of cakes.......oh crap!!! I forgot I ended up having to reformat the hard drive on this computer and they are no longer here, so to speak. I hope I remembered to back them up on our external hard drive! However on the good side this computer (laptop) runs like a champ now and I'm loving it.
Are you all prepared for Summer? It's just around the corner. Jimmy is still out of work. It's been almost a year but he's still diligently looking, every day, however there's a heck of a lot of competition out there right now. I do have faith that the job he's dreaming about will come along when the times right.
The weather has been going back and forth between rain and sun. Mostly rain, but the sun is peaking out more and more and everyone is loving it!
Mainly I just wanted to touch base and say "I'm still here".