Feb 112014

It’s been a long while since I’ve been here. But I’m still here.

I’m in the midst of what seems to be a true relapse these days. It all started a few weeks ago when I had that nasty stomach virus. Ah the triggers. What’s new is right sided weakness… fairly significant in my arm/hand and noticeable on my face. The smile is somewhat crooked these days. Cute.  There’s also been an inability to concentrate, focus. I do well for the first few hours of the day but beyond that, concentration is tough. My memory hasn’t changed and I’m grateful for that at least.

This lack of concentration has made it difficult to write here. I blow my wad at work so by the time I’m home from work…. well, there’s not much going on upstairs. Following a conversation requires all of my mental energy and I have to eliminate all background noise & distraction. Reading, which I’m doing a lot of at work right now, proves to be near impossible. I take many breaks to refocus myself. It makes going through documents a very slow process.

Such is life.

Work is great. Busy but great. Lots of exciting things coming up in the next few months. Training, conferences, education fairs and such. I feel very blessed to be in this position.

Over the past 3 weeks I have been rebuilding my wardrobe. I’ve been in uniforms of one sort or another most of my working life. I’ve never been interested in career clothes. But it’s become necessary of late. I was worried about buying new things for myself. I haven’t done that in many years… I am talking about spending hundreds on nice clothes….. clothes that I normally not comfortable wearing.

I’ve had great luck though! I love Kohl’s! I have built the foundation of a great wardrobe and saved so much money doing it. I sale shop and Kohl’s ALWAYS has good sales. And Kohl’s has one of those rewards programs that has really paid off for me. For example, I wanted a pair of riding style boots. I watched for sales and last week it hit. The boots are Vera Wang priced normally at $100…. they were marked down to $29.99 and I had $25 Kohl’s reward money. I bought those beautiful boots for $4.80! I scored!

Cute eh? And so comfortable!

And now the brain is mush… at 5:30 in the morning already mush.

Time to rest it before work.

Being an adult is like looking both ways before you cross the street and then getting hit by an airplane.

  2 Responses to “Still Here”

  1. Hang in there Sherri. One good thing about a relapse is that it is temporary. Hope you feel better soon.

  2. Sadly I am all too familiar with the ‘brain out to lunch and didn’t invite me’ syndrome. I hope it finds its way back to you.
    And I am in awe that you are continuing to work through the fog. Determination.
    Hoping for better things for you – soon.

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