Well, the income tax forms appear to be ready, and I have turned over the administration of my TopList to a really great Villager, aka CyberCelt, so those two weighty items aren’t bearing down quite as much these days. We can’t mail the tax forms yet, because now we have to figure out the forms for the Estate. That scares me just thinking about it. As for BLOG VILLAGE, I’m still finding various links and services that need to be moved to CyberCelt. But I don’t mind that, as it is one time thing.
Hubby has recognized that I’ve been more stressed than usual, but he has said several things that make it obvious he doesn’t understand why I’m more stressed than usual. Doing taxes has always been my responsibility, so I feel the pressure more than he does, even though he worked on this year’s with me part of the time. And the appointment with Dr. Watts grows closer, too, which increases my nervousness. I’ve come to terms with the idea that I do not have the disease I thought I did, but the unknown still scares me. It’s not that I think it’s something worse like a brain tumor. I just don’t like the uncertainty. God is trying to teach me to enlarge my Faith Muscle.
I’m not getting any relief from the Lidoderm patches, which is disappointing. But the Physiatrist and I both agreed that he should try the least amount of meds first, because of the April appointment. I am still using them each day, but I can’t tell they are doing any good at all. Of course, if I didn’t have it on, I might be feeling worse than I am.
My foot continues to jerk uncontrollably any time I relax my leg, such as when I put my feet up in the recliner. I still walk with an awkward gait, but I’m doing OK. The mouth tics haven’t been so bad lately, though, which is a blessing. Maybe the Novacaine from the Lidoderm patch is helping my mouth, as I put the patch high on my shoulder as close to the neck on that side as I can get it.
I’m sleeping just fine. Evidently all I really needed was to train myself to not mouth breathe, or it might be that the PD meds were aggravating the apnea. Who knows.
I’m still having trouble setting priorities and finishing tasks. Right now I’m still spending a good bit of time tying up the loose ends of BLOG VILLAGE, plus the Search Service is getting so much traffic that I can’t possibly keep up with it. I need to figure out some way to get a partner on that blog, but I’m not sure how I could do that. Our Plush Toys business is doing quite well, which is very satisfying. It’s fun to help people find toys they have been looking for, and I know I don’t want to stop that. I just need to figure out ways to be more efficient.
I have started a new blog. I know – that sounds crazy, doesn’t it. But I needed to help get the Catalog of our toys online so we could sell them quicker than I can on eBay, and that means increasing the traffic. Blogs are a good way of doing that. And starting a blog is not really that hard. I won’t be making many posts to it, but it will give our Catalog more links in, which Google loves.
I guess that brings things up to date, and now I’ll get off the computer for the night and watch some TV.