THINKING THOR’S DAY
BY: PATTY L. FLETCHER
Good morning Faithful Followers one and all.
I’m so glad you’ve stopped by on this chilly morning to say hi and see what we’re up to this fine day.
We’re starting something new here in campbellsworld and I’m excited you’re here to share it with us. THINKING THOR’S DAY is going to be dedicated to writing about issues that I’ve become aware of in my life that need tending to and how I’m going about doing so. I’ll also be talking about things I’ve dealt with in the past and sharing my stories of how I managed to overcome them thus moving forward in my life.
We here in campbellsworld would like to invite you to share your stories too. If you’ve got a story such as what I’ve described here, and you’d like to share, send me a note and I’ll tell you more about how to join in.
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Sharing our stories is a good way to help ourselves, and others.
Talking out challenges promotes thought, conversation and solution.
And now, my story for today.
BEING AWARE AND TAKING CARE
NOVEMBER: 29 2018
The morning began in the Campbell Kingdom shivering and quivering with cold at just before 3 AM but still Campbell and I found we are feeling A.O.K. We’d slept better than we’d done in many weeks and the both of us were energized and feeling rather alive.
For quite a while now I’ve been suffering mightily with sleep issues. Tossing, turning, up and down multiple times a night then, after only 2 or 3 hours I’d awaken again to find there was no way to go back to sleep.
Campbell sleeps with me so this was starting to affect him too. My getting up and down would wake him and then when finally, I could stay in bed no more he would become upset and would get up too, so he could be with me.
Finally, I knew we could stand this no longer, so I had a talk with my doctor and he adjusted some of my medications and though Campbell and I woke just before 3 this morning we fell asleep around 9:30 last evening and slept the whole night through. Not only have I already noted a difference in my sleeping pattern, but I also feel better emotionally than I’ve felt in a while. While I doubt the medication adjustment has truly had time to take a firm hold, just being aware I had a problem and dealing with it has helped.
Over the years while dealing with my mental illness I’ve come to realize that just having a plan of action when problems arise can make a huge difference. In fact, that’s usually the case with all situations in our lives. Identifying the problem and then deciding on a plan of action to resolve it is truly half the battle, so it makes sense that one would feel much relieved once that part is accomplished.
Today, to celebrate my newfound plan of action, good night’s sleep, and positive mood change I’m making one of those toss it in the pot soups. You know? The kind where you open the cabinets and frig and toss all the bits of this and that in till you have a delicious pot of something that smells so delectable the dog’s laying at the kitchen door slobbering, leaving a puddle on the floor, and every-time you open the door to go out the neighbors say to themselves; “What on earth is that magnificent smell?”
I started with some dried pinto beans about 5:30 this morning and they’ve finally gotten done enough to begin adding other things. So far along with the pintos there’s country sausage, carrots, onions, and soon I’ll add some dried split peas, and I’ve just tossed in a spice flavor pack and Oh How it’s starting to smell up the house.
When it cooks a while, I’ll add some cut potatoes leaving skins on, and let it simmer on low all day.
I’ve turned on my Apple Music Classic Rock radio station, have been straightening the house, blogging and reblogging posts and having a high old time.
I don’t like to brag about myself, but I have to say that I’m feeling just a bit proud of having taken a handle on my problems before they took a handle on me. Winter is hard for me and this year I’m determined to get and keep ahead of it. I am going to be mindful of how I feel and take quick actions to keep control of my wellbeing.
For now, I’m off to stir the soup, take Campbell for his morning walk, and who knows what else we’ll get up to this day. Until next time this is Patty who is glad she’s feeling better and King Campbell A.K.A who is having a snore on the loveseat saying…
Be Aware and Take Care. May harmony find you, and blessid be.
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