Wrote this last night-
So I’ve been posting a lot lately for 2 reasons- I’ve had a lot of pain lately and a lot of insomnia. Here I am with both of those conditions. Here’s some random thoughts
Quick note- I’ve gotten a lot of feedback on the fibromyalgia facebook wall but those in the blogosphere do you normally have localized pain or is it all over? I actually don’t have pain all over. It is specific unless I’ve particularly exercised another part that day. I ALWAYS have pain in my ribcage- all over the ribcage, sternum, side. It is tender to the touch. Hurts to wear a bra or any clothing. Swimming is oddly fine but it is sore no matter what I do. I live with a minimal level of pain but some days like today it was so sore and when I touched it the muscle feels puffy and swollen…I’m going to the doctor Monday but I’m just curious if anyone has heard of anything like this? The odd thing is my doctor gave me muscle relaxants to take in an emergency and they seem to do nothing. Its like the bones hurt.
However, I pushed forward and had a good day anyway. My friends have kept me really busy lately which has been a HUGE blessing in so many levels. I will never be a girl who complains about not having enough friends- at least I shouldn’t. I have my swim friends, my church friends, my long-time friends, my friends who live away from me who I chat with via facebook, my siblings and family. My cousins are my friends. Even my Grandma is one of my best friends. I just think of all the sad people I used to meet on my mission who would let us in just so that I spoke to someone during the day and I remember how lucky I am. I work really hard at my friendships but still I am very blessed.
Ok. Lately I have been struggling with food. All food looks gross to me. I have no energy to cook and especially clean. I love having people over for the company but also because it forces me to cook! I’ve had mixed luck with the crockpot of late. I think it works great for roasts and bbq pork but other dishes have been mixed at best. I usually end up eating out or at Harmons. Sometimes I wonder if this saves me money. I was thinking about that yesterday when I got a salad at Harmons and for me to buy portabello mushrooms, chicken, mixed greens, bell pepper etc would have been a lot more than the $7 I spent on my salad. Plus, I would have had ingredients left over I wouldn’t use and it would take me forever to cook, chop up all those ingredients. Thoughts?
So the Oscars are tomorrow and I could really care less about Hollywood and its awards (Is there a more self-congratulatory group in the world than Hollywood? There is an awards show every day). I do like the fashion. This year is fun because I have actually seen 5 of the 9 movies nominated for best picture- Tree of Life, The Artist, The Help, Hugo and Midnight in Paris. If it was just me picking I would give the prize to The Help and I would have nominated Harry Potter for best picture, but I loved The Artist and Midnight in Paris also.
Also, if Tree of Life doesn’t win for best cinematography than the category has no meaning. I wish that the documentaries would come to the theaters. They sound pretty interesting.
I think The Artist and The Help will win most everything and they are great movies and deserve it.
(Also, I think Jean Dujardin should win for best actor and tired of everyone comparing him to Roberto Begnini. What you can only give an Oscar to a foreigner every 20 years? Plus, their movies are totally different).
So today on lifetime (I was resting before my busy day) they had 4 movies in a row (no I did not watch them) about abducted children. There’s a laugh riot for your Saturday morning…
So today was really fun. My friend Tennille asked me if I wanted to go to the show at Hale Theater West Valley- Zorro: The Musical. It was the US Premiere! I love Hale Theater and jumped at the chance to go. Before the show we went to my favorite sushi place- Nagoya Sushi in Midvale (this random little place in a strip mall but it is so good. We had 2 kinds of sushi, tempura vegetables and gyoza for $26. There’s no way I could have made all that for $26.).
Anyway, the show was great! So fun to see a show in development. I am sure by the time it makes it to broadway they will work out some of the kinks. The performances were all very good, as is almost always the case with Hale (the last one I saw was a rare miss so nice to see them back on track). It was fun to see a show that I didn’t know the music for, made it a surprise.
Here’s an article on it from Deseret News- Broadway-bound ‘Zorro’ a sizzling sensation at Hale West Valley’