I'm Just Too Young for This!

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Hot flashes. Yes, hot flashes at 35 years old. Been going on for several years now.... Today has been a really bad day - mostly because I didn't get enough sleep last night. There's so many variables - how much water I drink, how long I sleep, whether I'm using my hormone cream enough, blah blah blah. And they are caused by a medication I take that is potentially saving my life. When I first started taking it, the benefits WAAAYYY outweighed the side effects. Now I'm not so sure. Maybe if I take a cold shower I'll start to think a little more clearly about the whole thing! The whole beet red, sweat dripping down your face, hair getting hot and wet. Nothing to look forward to, my friends. It really does suck.

What a fabulous snowstorm we had, though! I've been waiting all winter for just such a snowfall. Huge, fluffy flakes that just kind of drifted down out of the sky (until the wind started blowing....) Last night was the perfect night to curl up with my cats in a blanket, reading in my big chair. I'm so grateful for my new apartment. Living with a gay man has certain benefits that are so attractive. He's soooo not into me sexually, which is great. And yet he can do all the man stuff, like FIX THINGS and be around when things go bump in the night, with the added benefit of telling me frequently that he loves me, lending me hair products and accessorizing my lame attempts at outfits. Its a win/win for both of us. I cook.

I'm going to an retreat this weekend in Olivet, SD. What fun! Tons of people I love and adore, meetings, games, volleyball, basketball, tons of food, watching movies until 4 a.m. (Well, that's for the rest of them - after this summers' camping trips, it's pretty much a given that I turn into a pumpkin at midnight.) I'm am soooo looking forward to getting out of town for a few days for some fun. My outdoor winter activities are still limited from my stupid broken leg from three years ago. Someday I'll get that dang rod out and I will go skiing, snowmobiling, sledding, ice skating, roller skating, my GOD, ANYTHING! Getting out of town to hang out with friends is a much needed respite. Yippee! Fun times in South Dakota.


Meigan said...

It sounds like fun, but I don't know where you get your energy. By the time the weekend is here, I just want to sit in a chair!

Bummer about the leg! I'd be SO down if I couldn't go do those things that get us through this dang weather.

Kate said...

Well, I don't have kids. That helps. And I'm really a party pooper. I go to bed around 9:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. every night. Seriously. I'm a late night loser :)

carrster said...

Have an awesome time at your retreat!

I think 9:30 is a fabulous bedtime. :)