How many hours in the day?

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   Posted 6/20/2009 6:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Do any of you feel like this sometimes, too?? confused
I used to wish there were more hours in a day because I had so much to do and not enough time to do it all.  Now I feel the opposite.  I cannot do yard work all day, which I would have done before fibro.  I dislike the tv and can only do so much on the computer.   Sitting too long is difficult, too.  I have things to write, but need breaks from that.  When I have trouble sleeping, it takes 2 hours to fall asleep, then I wake at dawn (and several times during the night). 
So now my days are too long because I don't have enough to do that doesn't cause pain.  I must get new hobbies or activities.  Maybe whitechocchip can teach me to speed knit.

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   Posted 6/20/2009 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I guess I'm doing it all wrong, Sue! I'm still hoping for more hours in my days...but that's probably because I don't know when to quit. Then I hurt way too much, then I do it again. I was at a doc appointment last week and took grandson (3 y/o) along. He sat up on the exam table and when he wanted down he reached for me. Doc immediately said...Don't be lifting him! As the younger mothers's impossible with a toddler.

So Sue, how DO we juggle the hours when it hurts to have more, hurts to lay sleeping, hurts to sit, most of TV is boring and worthless.....Got any answers.?

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   Posted 6/20/2009 8:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I wish for more time, so I could rest more, soak in the tub more, and still have time to get the things I have to do done. I despise housework and if I could afford it I'd hire a maid LOL
Oh yeah Chutzie, my 4 y/o doesn't understand that it hurts Mommy to pick him up and tote him around. And on a few occassions my ox of a puppy, weighing in at 120lbs, refuses to move, I can tug on his leash all day and nothing, usually about 30 ft from the house, so he's been carried home lol

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   Posted 6/20/2009 8:27 PM (GMT -7)   
lol there are lots of videos on youtube about how to knit and crochet.
Lots of free patterns on the internet too. I tend to only knit flat things though ... like scarves and blankets.
It's handy to have for those Dr. Man visits where you accidentally show up too early.

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   Posted 6/20/2009 11:23 PM (GMT -7)   

Chutz,  I have no idea!!!  idea    (but cross out the little idea light bulb)

I am on my computer at 11:22 trying to get sleepy.  Hurt all over.  Did some raking today and planted two plants.   Hubby rubbed my head - made the hurt go away for awhile.


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   Posted 6/21/2009 7:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I woke up at 6:00 this morning, that is so aggravating, I have no reason to be up at 6:00.
The days fly by for me so I guess they have never been long enough. I don't get a lot done so I don't know where the time goes but it does. The only time it seems to drag by is if I am really tired at night and there is nothing on TV that interest me and I don't have the energy to do anything else. I don't like going to bed before 10:00 and that is schedule I have myself and the puppies on. I don't know how they know when it is bedtime but they do.
I don't know how you handle picking up 3 and 4 yr olds. Just carrying a 15 pounder is hard on my arms and hands but he is so worth it.
Lola, this is why my dogs will be around 10 lbs when grown. smilewinkgrin My bichon is pretty much there at 9 mos and my shih tzu is about half there, I hope she doesn't get much bigger than 10lbs.
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   Posted 6/21/2009 1:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Sue, I know exactly how you feel. I only have about an hour of energy a day, so I have to decide what to spend it on. That's why my house is such a mess. Then I can't do anything after that hour but read or watch TV. Sometimes I can get on the computer for a while, but my hands hurt all the time and typing doesn't help. When I run out of books from the library, magazines and newspapers I usually go nuts. Lots of TV is not worth watching, but I have to do something. I can't stare at the walls! Diane
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   Posted 6/22/2009 12:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Today I am feeling good and am now overwhelmed with all of the things that I have to do. Pain = too much time. No pain = not enough time. There has to be a way to balance it all.

Danib, I also have a lady who comes twice a month to clean house. I am so grateful for her.

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   Posted 6/22/2009 10:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I always feel one way or the other. Some days, I just want more time because I am having a "good day" and want to get things accomplished and feel like I actually can. Other days, I just want the day to be over so I can go to sleep and hopefully wake up to a better day. Sometimes I cheat though, and take a nap in the middle of the day or even the evening. I try not to, but sometimes I just can't help it. It's all really annoying, there are never just enough hours, always one way or the other.

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