Saturday, August 4, 2007
Who the Heck Turned Up the Heat???
Having kind of a rough evening. Seems like every 15 minutes I feel like I'm roasting from the inside out. You know, they say that knowing is half the battle, right? So knowing I'm going through menopause should make living with the symptoms that much easier. However, knowing I'm experiencing a perfectly normal phase of life isn't keeping me from feeling like one gigantic, over-cooked Thanksgiving turkey right about now. I'm burning up, my head hurts, I'm all bloated and just downright grumpy. That reminds me of a story...when The Moose (see previous post for ID) was just learning to talk, she spent the night with us. Back then, she couldn't say Granny very well - it came out as Ninny. The next morning, she got up and came toddling over to where I was sitting in the recliner clutching a cup of coffee like it was a lifeline. After a few minutes of me begging her (in what was probably not a very melodious voice) to "let me wake up, Moose", she finally stuck her little nose up in the air, said "you grumpy, Ninny" and off she went, in search of greener (and sweeter) pastures. Oh and hey, did I mention that one of my menopausal symptoms seems to be that my mind wanders and I have a hard time staying focused on one thing? I start off with describing just how miserable I feel and I end up talking about my granddaughter telling me how grumpy I was one morning over 6 years ago. I guess that's not too far off the subject though, is it? Or maybe it is. I'm too far gone right now to tell for sure. Ah well, the point is, she was right. I was grumpy then just as I'm sure as heck grumpy now. Think I'll head on off to bed, turn the air way down, turn the overhead fan on as well as the big honkin' fan I bought for the side of the bed and wait for this to pass. And if it doesn't pass soon, I'm sleeping in the freezer. See you guys tomorrow.