Saturday Koffee Klatch time...please join us!

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Chutz
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 9090
   Posted 11/13/2009 11:15 PM (GMT -7)   
It's the weekend and for us it's time to have little grandsons spend the night. They do love it but I sure to get tired. It's a good tired, sort of. I think we all understand what 'good tired' or good stress are. What do those words mean to you?

For me, good tired is when I've been outside during the day getting some things accomplished. I'm beat but at least I can see some results from my labor. Even if I have to stay indoors I feel good after I've shuffled around some furniture, vacuumed the carpet and made the place look better with a little human muscle. Good stress is making a birthday cake for my daughter and her gang in 3 days...and I'm looking forward to it. But I will be tired and a gain will have that good feeling. This year her birthday cake will be cheesecake!

What is 'good stress' to you?
Chutz
The three grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, someone to love, and something to hope for. — Alexander Chalmers

(\o/)Co-Moderator Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Forums
(/|\)
Fibromyalgia, PTSD, UC, Diabetic on insulin, collapsed disk, arthritis scattered around and a few other delights.


fatherjohn
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 999
   Posted 11/13/2009 11:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Good stress... is that like when you know you are going to do something you will pay for it later but the cost is worth it. Tomorrow I will speak at a children and youth workers conference. My wife cannot join me since she is working. My daughter is going to join me and I am planning on taking her shopping afterwards since there is an Outlet Mall where we are going. Shopping kills me but I enjoy taking my wife and daughter as they live for the sport. Then it will be back home and cook dinner for the working woman.

babycakes-
Regular Member


Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 94
   Posted 11/14/2009 2:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Fatherjohn your a good dad - my dad took me to the mall today and even though he hates it too, i really appreciated it :)
~ love erin xo

Loin Pain Haematuria Syndrome - A Painful & Rare Kidney Disease.

^.^ ^_^ >.< ~.~ -_- -['.']- o.o +_+ @-@ ~^^~


Pete trips again!
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1899
   Posted 11/14/2009 3:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh this one is right up my alley! Since I stopped working back in June, almost all the things I do now are part of our long term plan of retiring here in the country where we live now. I do things that are on the "List" which is a long one and seems to get longer every day!

Some days are longer than others depending on how intence my pain gets but it's almost always worth the pain for the self gradification I get in doing every job on "the List".

Right now I'm finishing the last step in getting the electric down to the barn so my wife has lights for the short winter nights when she has to clean the stalls, the horses hoofs, and all the grooming she does after working full time!

The day before yesterday, I dug a trench from the electric panel on our home down to the gate to the pasture, apr. 150' - 175' long & 18"~24" deep x 1 - shovel wide! I never thought I could do it in one morning!! At first I couldn't go more than 8'~10' w/o sitting down but after my a.m. meds kicked in I found myself digging 30'~40' w/o stopping!

Yesterday when I got up, my back was just killing me! I was up really early just like today, around 3:30am cause the pain made me get up! I was outside at dawn and layed the wire down in the trench then started covering or filling it in. This job seemed to hurt me more than digging!

It took me all day off and on even w/ an afternoon nap to get it all filled in. My back was in crazy pain last night but like you said F.J.>> Totally worth it!!!! I can't believe I "Got er done" in two days!

I've already took my morning meds today so maybe I can take a 4 hr breakthrough Oxi when I go out there at dawn. My wife Lisa is going to help me w/ the final push from the gate to the barn>> about 40~50'! Then all I have to do is wire up both ends and ""Light that Baby up"!!!!!!!

We are waiting for the lights to come on before having a "Barn warming party"!!! Pain or not, I'm going to enjoy having friends over for a BBQ down at the barn which may last into darkness w/o worrying about it!!!

Sorry to babble on about my electric barn but I've been working on this for so long! It started w/ a big fight when my wife hired an electrician for a very large fee to do it while I was on my trip up north after I told her>> I could do it!!! I took my stand which I usually don't and insisted against her many doubts that I couldn't do it w/o getting hurt! I called the electrition and told him > Sorry but forget it!!

Th electrition didn't even have fixtures in his price! After hitting up some of my old connections in the field of Electric>> I bought and sold electric supplies for the last 25 years!!! I have the best lighting you can imagine hanging in and outside of the barn along w/ fans! Almost all for free!! I called in some "markers"!!!

This may sound like a "I told you so" deal w/ my wife but I assure you it isn't!!! I can't tell you how good I feel about myself in getting this thing done!! I'm sure most of you know what I'm talking about>> taking my life back from CP and not giving in to the pain!! Oh and my wife is supper proud of me to!! Yip EE!!

As McKinley Morganfield aaka> Muddy Waters sang>>> I'm a MAN I spell Mmmmm-A-child-Nnnnn!!!! I'm a full grown lover man!!!!!!

OK, I'll sut up now! Hope everyone has a great day w/ NO pain!!!
God Bless us all!!
Your humble friend,
Pete

edt
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 773
   Posted 11/14/2009 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Good stress is accomplishing any something I thought I couldn't.....!!
XXOO
Patti
 

Chartreux
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 9622
   Posted 11/14/2009 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Good stress is having my daughter home from University for Thanksgiving!
HUGZ
**********************************************
* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc (Lower Lumbar S1-L3 and Cervical C5,C6, C8 and T1), Fibromyalgia, Gerd,
Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's, Ocular Migraines, mild carpel tunnel, ect.... "Would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...

********>^..^<********>^..^<********>^..^<********


privey
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 453
   Posted 11/14/2009 9:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Good stress is getting things prepared early so that the day I need to do something it goes smoothly and I don't have bad stress.

Pete that sounds wonderful. Have fun at your party. FJ shopping kills me too but I enjoy going with the girls even if I have to sit some in the mall while they go in stores that I'm not interested in. Have a good time!!!

C

Screaming Eagle
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 5005
   Posted 11/14/2009 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   
    We will be having over a couple from our church for dinner tonight, and will be grilling Rack of Lamb for them. I get stressed, as I want everything perfect for or guest. Not for a show off sort of thing, but I want my guest to enjoy themselves thourghly, and feel like they are treated as royalty here. It's the type of stress that the end result, builds momories, relationships, and a long lasting bonds. I love people, and care about their lives. If this Good Stress, I guess it is worth the end result! .....Now Scramo Whamo! :)

PAlady
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 6795
   Posted 11/14/2009 12:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Hmm...

This one has me thinking. You know, I think I need to get more "good stress" activities for my life. Right now I'm in the midst of moving a bunch of stuff (long story that doesn't belong here) but "good stress" would be making the pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving. My mother always made them and after she died in 1993, I took over, but since then our family "Thanksgivings" have changed, some parting of ways, selling of homes, etc. This year my goddaughter is having it at her house. It's her father's side of the family, but her first time hosting it. I am hoping to at least contribute my pies, even though getting them in and out of the oven is a challenge.

I haven't been feeling well, though, and I hope this cough clears up because I don't want to make anyone sick!!

PaLady :-)

tmjpain
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 2022
   Posted 11/14/2009 3:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Praying for Real Relief said...
Hello All,

Pete....I understand. You sound so much like my own husband and I love him for it. He's a wonderful man and has done just about what you described, but it was for moving our camper back nearer home for me. He cleared the land, seeded the grass, dug the electric (all brand new) and ran it all the way to the mill house. He cleared the trees around the pond and put me in a very large swing. He even put in a very large stone fire pit with chairs and a platform so that I wouldn't get hurt getting into the camper. It's a very nice camper and we have always enjoyed going together, so he made that possible again.

Now to my "good stress": That would be going out with my husband or my daughter to something that is important to them. Getting ready is a challenge and getting there is a challenge, but they are so appreciative that you did it, that it's worth is all to see their eyes.

Right now, it's going to be making some oatmeal muffins with crainsens and vanilla.....a struggle.....but very, very worth it. Man is the house going to smell good....yummm

I'd love that recipe to try if you don't mind.

tmjpain
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 2022
   Posted 11/14/2009 3:09 PM (GMT -7)   
fatherjohn said...
Good stress... is that like when you know you are going to do something you will pay for it later but the cost is worth it. Tomorrow I will speak at a children and youth workers conference. My wife cannot join me since she is working. My daughter is going to join me and I am planning on taking her shopping afterwards since there is an Outlet Mall where we are going. Shopping kills me but I enjoy taking my wife and daughter as they live for the sport. Then it will be back home and cook dinner for the working woman.
What a great father to take his daughter shopping. how old is she! I bet your face just lights up as the two of you are shopping!!

tmjpain
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 2022
   Posted 11/14/2009 3:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Pete trips again! said...
Oh this one is right up my alley! Since I stopped working back in June, almost all the things I do now are part of our long term plan of retiring here in the country where we live now. I do things that are on the "List" which is a long one and seems to get longer every day!

Some days are longer than others depending on how intence my pain gets but it's almost always worth the pain for the self gradification I get in doing every job on "the List".

Right now I'm finishing the last step in getting the electric down to the barn so my wife has lights for the short winter nights when she has to clean the stalls, the horses hoofs, and all the grooming she does after working full time!

The day before yesterday, I dug a trench from the electric panel on our home down to the gate to the pasture, apr. 150' - 175' long & 18"~24" deep x 1 - shovel wide! I never thought I could do it in one morning!! At first I couldn't go more than 8'~10' w/o sitting down but after my a.m. meds kicked in I found myself digging 30'~40' w/o stopping!

Yesterday when I got up, my back was just killing me! I was up really early just like today, around 3:30am cause the pain made me get up! I was outside at dawn and layed the wire down in the trench then started covering or filling it in. This job seemed to hurt me more than digging!

It took me all day off and on even w/ an afternoon nap to get it all filled in. My back was in crazy pain last night but like you said F.J.>> Totally worth it!!!! I can't believe I "Got er done" in two days!

I've already took my morning meds today so maybe I can take a 4 hr breakthrough Oxi when I go out there at dawn. My wife Lisa is going to help me w/ the final push from the gate to the barn>> about 40~50'! Then all I have to do is wire up both ends and ""Light that Baby up"!!!!!!!

We are waiting for the lights to come on before having a "Barn warming party"!!! Pain or not, I'm going to enjoy having friends over for a BBQ down at the barn which may last into darkness w/o worrying about it!!!

Sorry to babble on about my electric barn but I've been working on this for so long! It started w/ a big fight when my wife hired an electrician for a very large fee to do it while I was on my trip up north after I told her>> I could do it!!! I took my stand which I usually don't and insisted against her many doubts that I couldn't do it w/o getting hurt! I called the electrition and told him > Sorry but forget it!!

Th electrition didn't even have fixtures in his price! After hitting up some of my old connections in the field of Electric>> I bought and sold electric supplies for the last 25 years!!! I have the best lighting you can imagine hanging in and outside of the barn along w/ fans! Almost all for free!! I called in some "markers"!!!

This may sound like a "I told you so" deal w/ my wife but I assure you it isn't!!! I can't tell you how good I feel about myself in getting this thing done!! I'm sure most of you know what I'm talking about>> taking my life back from CP and not giving in to the pain!! Oh and my wife is supper proud of me to!! Yip EE!!

As McKinley Morganfield aaka> Muddy Waters sang>>> I'm a MAN I spell Mmmmm-A-child-Nnnnn!!!! I'm a full grown lover man!!!!!!

OK, I'll sut up now! Hope everyone has a great day w/ NO pain!!!
God Bless us all!!
Your humble friend,
Pete

You are such a hard worker pete. You should be so proud of yourself for all these accomplishments!!

fatherjohn
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 999
   Posted 11/14/2009 4:25 PM (GMT -7)   
TMJpain, She is 18 and it was good for a bit. I had been standin g at the function that I spoke at and then out in the cold at the mall, temp was in tghe 40s with a wind, then she noticed that I was struggling and did not have my cane and she decided it was time to come home. It was fun none the less.

Mrs. Dani
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 2787
   Posted 11/14/2009 8:58 PM (GMT -7)   
What is 'good stress' to you?
   Dear Chutz,
 
     Ill keep it simple. Anything that isnt life threatning is good stress. I cant stad to see or know of any suffering. But I love "stress" over day to day life. Costumes, dinner parties, christmas gifts, PTA meetings.. You get the idea.
 
*huggs*
  dani

 

 

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood

 

 


Chutz
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 9090
   Posted 11/14/2009 10:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Pete,

You are AMAZING! And it sounds like your wife is your small miracle. All that you two accomplish. I am humbled

Chutzie
The three grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, someone to love, and something to hope for. — Alexander Chalmers

(\o/)Co-Moderator Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Forums
(/|\)
Fibromyalgia, PTSD, UC, Diabetic on insulin, collapsed disk, arthritis scattered around and a few other delights.


Lindaloo
Veteran Member


Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 1713
   Posted 11/15/2009 5:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Good stress is watching my soon to be year old granddaughter every day for eight hours a day. I am exhausted when she leaves, but I am helping out my daughter and son in law.

My other granddaughter is in Catholic school in kindergarten and the tuition is costly, so by keeping Anna every day I feel I am helping out with Kelly's tuition, by saving in day care costs.

Have a great day everyone!

Lindaloo
Co-Moderator Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia Forums
 
Believe in yourself.  Be kind to fellow humans and animals.  Take time to smell the flowers and the coffee.
And by all means, when you are down, ask me for help.  I will be there.
 
Linda

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Friday, December 09, 2016 6:21 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,735,603 posts in 301,319 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151422 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Gabor88.
286 Guest(s), 17 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
scifigal2k, mikeb2308, Rikky1, Tirzah, Serenity Now, Girlie, Charmed3, Pratoman, NiceCupOfTea, Dyna1, gfields, Ariel Smith, aloha234, k07, Michael165, Tall Allen, julymorning


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer