I have: Fibromyalgia, CFS, Hot-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, depression
Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren.
Thank you for the wonderful welcome. It is so nice to meet all of you.
This can certainly be a lonely illness. I, too, still get angry at times or feel so sad & lonely & that no one cares about me. But I also know that people are busy. I try to remember "back in the day" when I was busy & I know I had good intentions of going to see a sick friend & just couldn't find the time or the energy. There is just no way to understand how someone feels when they are so sick & their life is so changed. I never understood it. Hind sight is 20/20 for sure. Mamanan, Like you, I am so glad I have found someplace that I can come where people understand, I just wish it wasn't under these circumstances. Marlee, I will come here to vent & learn, thank you so much.
Danelle, I do love to read & some of my favorite authors are Maeve Binchy, Belva Plain, Rosemond Pilcher, Mary Higgins Clark, to name a few. One of my favorite places is the used book store, my funds are limited but I can find great books to read & cookbooks & gardening & jewelry books. Hand me a latte & I am in heaven.
Sera, I like to make wire worked jewelry. I love working with copper, silver & brass. I like using gold & silver but my budget just won't allow it. What do you like? Yes, email me & we can chat about jewelry making & maybe inspire each other. I also love vintage jewelry, ok, old to some but vintage to me.
Once again thank you for the welcome. It was so nice of you. Soft hugs to all, Denise
Hi Denise and Welcome!
I have not worked since the fibro hit me late last winter and have missed my job and coworkers tremendously just like you. It is sad, our minds are willing but the body will not follow!
I love gardening also and was able to do only a little this summer- I also love African Violets, so if I can't garden I do have a few flowers I can putz with in the house. You have your jewelry making and that sounds like a fun hobby. I've always wanted to try it.
7 grandkids- they must keep you busy. I have 2 granddaughters and a granddog and they keep me hopping. Love them to pieces.
Was very nice to meet you and I think you will find this group is "the best"-
Montana has a special place in my heart. We vacationed out there many summers as I was growing up and have land out there. I have never been out there in the winter- I live in Minnesota and the winters get very long here also. I have lots of projects to do. Was never able to get to them working full time. Well, thats something positive coming out of this!
You bought African Violets- it's nice to have something blooming through the winter months! I also have miniature violets and they are the ones that really make me smile.
The land is just north of Seeley Lake in a small town that if you "blink" you have passed through it. It's about an hour and a half northeast of Missoula. Sounds like you are in a beautiful area.
I don't have insomnia like many do - that has got to be miserable. But my body is used to my old work schedule and wakes up early when I really would like to sleep!
I have: Fibromyalgia, CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, depression
I know what you mean, it is hard to leave such a place. I have never been to eastern Montana but like here, life is slow & easy going. I moved to a large city in Washington state for about 8 years & when my Mom died from cancer I moved back to Montana to help my Dad with my 2 youngest siblings. I hadn't realized how much I had missed living here until then. I will say it took me monthes to slow down. I drove like a maniac. It's a small city & if I have to go to the store for something it's only a 5 minute drive away but I guess I thought I really had to get there fast. I have never been to Yellowstone Park. I would love to go someday. Take care & have a pain free day, love & hugs, Denise
Seeley Lake has grown- and have not been back there in quite a few years now. My brother and sister made it out there for a wedding anniversary (I was not able to go), and they filled me in on the changes. I have been through Glacier 2-3 times and it is beautiful and so pristine. Highway to the sun - correct?? I remember we went through during the summer and we would get out of the car at one of the glaciers and throw snowballs! Was scary though being so high up. I also remember hiding under a blanket part of the way thinking that would help to not go over the edge! Hee-Hee.
Marlee- My whole family got tears in their eyes everytime we left Montana too- we not only had to leave our dear friends out there, but the Rockys also.
GamJill, LOL I know what you mean about being so high. I love the how you kept the vehicle from falling over the edge. That must have been a very sturdy blanket. Mine is always just the non-existing brake on my side of the car. If I keep it held down we will stay on the road.
I remember when I was a little girl (a few years back) & we went to Glacier & there were bears all up & down that road. Yes, it is the Going to the Sun Highway. You could get out & look at them but not feed them. I think too many people fed them & it became dangerous so they had to be moved but it was such a cool thing to see them up close. It's really too bad their gone. The glaciers are almost gone now. With the warming, soon there won't be anymore in the park. The last time I was there the glaciers were so small I felt sad, like a passing of an era.
You take care, love & hugs, Denise
Your story about the bears made me think about my mom when we went through Glacier for the first time. We were driving up the mountains and she had "Bears" on the brain (she was so afraid of them). We were taking a corner and all of a sudden you could see all these dark figures standing and laying in the grass. She shrieks "BEARS", "BEARS" !!!!!!! And just about broke our eardrums!! Here they were cows!!!! We never laughed so hard, I was crying from laughing so hard!! We never did let her forget that.
I know it's heartbreaking- I was watching a show on one of the channels and they had a program about global warming and they showed how the glaciers are almost non-existent there. I was like WHAT!? If that isn't a sign something is wrong I don't know what is.