This Morning

@AmbiePam (49886)
United States
January 9, 2011 7:04am CST
This morning is a good morning. Why? Well, I'll tell you, but I'd like to know how you woke up this morning (whatever day you are reading this)? Friday I had a sinus headache. Saturday that went away and a migraine hit me. This one was particularly bad and I was throwing up and my vision was coming and going (the vision thing happens only rarely). My dad took my dog to his and my mother's home so I could just take care of myself. The pain was so bad I started to cry. The stress from the migraine had tightened my beck and shoulders to where I would make a movement and agony would shoot through me. So this morning is a good morning. I woke up in no pain. And sometimes I forget how much I take for granted. What do you take for granted? And what makes you remember the blessings you have in your life, even if they are very few?
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@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
9 Jan 11
Glad you're having a pain free day! I take a lot for granted honestly. I have perfect health, and I take that for granted. I never wake up in pain, just grumpy. I have a great family but I take them for granted too. It's easy when you feel stressed out and overwhelmed so often. I get really mad about our situation, like the fact that we never have money to do anything fun, or even buy munchies if we're in the mood. Or the fact that right now we're stuck in the house because we have no vehicle.. that really sucks! I do try not to always be so negative, but it's not easy. Hubby gets negative very quickly over our finances. He grew up having just enough, and if they were hurting, his parents hid it from him. I don't think they ever did "fun" things like we try to do. They were lucky and they had family to visit every weekend so they never needed to spend much. We have nothing to do on weekends, so we try to find things, and that costs money. Hubby is just money orientated, I'm not cause I grew up with no money at all and never doing fun things. Anyways, hopefully it will all change soon when I find a job! I'm looking for secretarial work now that I'm officially in school. I'm hoping just the fact that I'm learning about it will inspire a company to hire me.
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@AmbiePam (49886)
• United States
9 Jan 11
Oh yeah, I think it looks very well on the resume to note that you're back in college.
• United States
9 Jan 11
Hi Ambi and Kats, Hope you don't mind if I say something here. I wasn't sure if I would ever get to say anything to Kats about her situation so I wanted to say it now cause the situation might not be brought up again. I wanted to say that my family was in the exact situation you're talking about, not having a car for almost a year. My hubby accidentally wrecked the tire on a curb at night and we tried to get it fixed and it would never fix right cause something was wrong with the hub. And, after we spent our money to get it fixed, it still wouldn't work right and we ran out of money to have it repaired again. So we went almost a year with no car, just walking to the store, getting a ride with the neighbors, etc. It's not easy! And, I know what you are going through. With me, I have just the one child, and she is home schooled, so it's much easier than on someone with more children who are always having to get up and go various places for after school events. I can't make any suggestions on the car issue, except to maybe check the local craigslist.org or freecycle and request a used car or ask around on those sites and see if you can get someone to give you and your family a ride out somewhere at least once a week to a park or some place free that would also be fun. As for fun things to do at home, there are a million things you can do from crafts to board games to free online games. We've been near broke for ever, and are always having to find free and cheap things to do at home cause there is no money to go out. As for munchies, try homemade brownies or homemade cake cause you can make a cake up from basic ingredients for a couple dollars even from a box mix and ice it. Everyone would get a slice. Soups, stews and casseroles stretch the food budget. I hope those suggestions help, cause they've helped keep my own family afloat during our worst economic times without a car or job. And, to Ambie Pam, I am thankful for my friends on Mylot, cause without them I would be very sad and lonely sometimes. When I was away from Mylot I really missed everyone and when I came back, I realized what I had taken for granted. And, hopefully, I can get around and talk to everyone again on Mylot. As for health, I have bad migraines too. Some days, they are so piercing, it's like a needle in the brain. So, i can identify with you on that. I hope you get to feeling better. Best of luck and good wishes to both of you.
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@bunnybon7 (37198)
• Holiday, Florida
9 Jan 11
oh girl, i so feel for you. ive had a miserable time since tuesday. today i finally feel just a litle better but still a slight sick to my stomach. im trying to eat a little though this morn, since im really tired of surviving on top ramien which is all that would stay very long without running to the bathroom. son keeps saying its a cold as hes got some symptons coming on to but not enough to stay home from gfs yes, i remember how nice it was just to have a few pains here and there and not my stomach cramping.
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@Hatley (164506)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Jan 11
hi bunnybon I had that same thing thursday and friday, and had to ask the girl at the front desk to tell my friend Nelda when she came to pick me up that I had suddenly got so sick I could not go, so was sick for two days, vomiting and dashing to the bathroom then yesterday I got up and was fine.stomach cramps and such nausea were gone..
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@GardenGerty (101841)
• United States
9 Jan 11
The people in my life make me count my blessings. Online and in person. I woke up tired today, but I have had a long week of preparing for company and having company. I kept the grandkids yesterday, so that my daughter and son in law could go to a wedding of one of their college friends. That was the whole reason they drove down to Kansas from Minnesota. So I am tired for a good reason. I still have much more than many people do.
@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
29 Jan 11
Glad to hear you had a good morning. :) I woke up this morning to my baby boy coughing pretty bad again, but he seems to be feeling now. I feel so much happiness every morning when I look at my baby boy. It's the best feeling to get him up in the mornings and I see that one tooth grin he has now. My life is filled with so much love. That's my blessing. :)
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@AmbiePam (49886)
• United States
30 Jan 11
I'm so glad to see you around mylot again.
@thaMARKER (3094)
• Philippines
11 Jan 11
i work at night so i sleep in the day. when i woke up this afternoon, i felt like i'm about to be sick. It was raining yesterday and i had a hard time looking for a cab. but it's gone now. i just feel hot. hopefully this will go away later when i wake up. i cant afford to be sick these days. i have nobody to take care of me and i'm going to undergo an operation by next month. i need to relax myself and keep it well 'cause for sure am going to need more of it once my operation's done.
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@AmbiePam (49886)
• United States
12 Jan 11
I certainly hope your operation goes okay.
@MandaLee (3738)
• United States
11 Jan 11
Each day is a gift and a blessing from God. Every morning is a good morning.
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@AmbiePam (49886)
• United States
12 Jan 11
I love that attitude.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
11 Jan 11
I love those days when I wake up and I am not in pain. I miss those days. I don't get them very often anymore. I am glad you had a pain free morning. This morning I woke up with a sore back, but not too bad. That is until I fell back asleep on my son's bed. Man that thing is uncomfortable. I got woken up on my day off by one of my bosses. That part was not fun at all. I think I take a lot for granted. I had some car issues this week and I had quite a few people who were willing to help me out. I sometimes forget with all the crappy people in my life that there are some people who really do care and are there for me if I need them.
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@AmbiePam (49886)
• United States
11 Jan 11
Crappy people tend to make us forget about the good people out there.
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
10 Jan 11
The last two weekends I've awaken with headaches myself, not as bad as yours, but still not fun. So, this weekend I've been headache free, well, no more than my fairly normal dull roar. Now, if I could just get this toe to stop hurting!
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@AmbiePam (49886)
• United States
10 Jan 11
Do you think it is the weather? I've had headaches lately due to the weather. Not a migraine, just the really bad headaches.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
9 Jan 11
Good morning Ambie, i'm glad u are feeling better. Mornings are never good for me so i can relate to what u are saying. I have to take pain meds every day & once i get started on them i quit hurting. Even w/this problem i'm thankkful for every day i wake up. Glad to hear your dad is getting around, that's great. Happy sun. to u.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
9 Jan 11
U gotta' make hay while the cookiie monster is away, lol.
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@brendz (16)
• Philippines
11 Jan 11
this morning i woke up smelling the scent of my favorite food. but by the time i came out of my room, someone is already eating it, i got mad that i let out a very foul words early in the morning. arghhh i felt really bad about that.
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@SIMPLYD (81659)
• Philippines
10 Jan 11
Since my husband and I have seriously talked about our shortcomings and have forgiven each other, i learned to be appreciative of everything that i have and may have in the future. Every morning i would thank him for letting me have another day again! I take trials each day of my life as something worth hurdling. The moment i was able to solve a problem or have surpassed a trial i would be so thankful to HIM. There i go. . .maybe now you can more or less imagine my personality! LOL
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
10 Jan 11
I had been having a bad bout of migraine,back, and leg pain for 5 days..but I woke up today without a migraine and that in itself was a blessing...and something I was thankful for. the other stuff if alot easier to deal with with a clear head.
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@Hatley (164506)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Jan 11
hi ambie Pam I am glad you too had a good morning . sinus headaches are a pain in the you know what. I woke up at 4,dashed to the bathroon and was woke up by a care giver sort of yelling good morning Patsie. I lie there half asleeo and six am or not I fell back asleep woke up at 6;23 so still had plenty of time to get dressed for 7 am breakfast. Even my fasting blood glucose was good this morning. I took a few moments to thank God for my sons visit last night and for a good sleep and a nice new day.That migraine is so rough , I had those as a kid and a teen and later realized I was stressed as my parents were always at each other and yet refused to divorce. guess they enjoyed being angry at each o ther. But I would get stressed then naueasted and my head would ac he so bad and no thing my mom gave me made it stop until I actually threw up. I guess they were so busy quarreling they didnt worry about my headaches ;but when I married I never ever had another migraine. my husband was a really comfortable person to live with and he really loved me so much and I loved him back.No stress and no migraines, thank God for that. I know just how much it hurts.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
10 Jan 11
I know what you are feeling...maybe my pain is not as bad as your's but I have arthritis....in one leg it's really bad. All the joints, and sometimes they hurt so bad I can't sleep....taking ibuprofen doesn't even touch it....but for me it's usually just when the weather changes. I cherish the days when I have no pain. I do hope someday they can find a cure for your migraines.....I have only ever had one....and that was enough. I don't know how you live with them all the time!
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
9 Jan 11
Other than warning us that the body is not right, I think another value of pain is to remind us how very lucky we are when it goes away. Blessed are pain free days.
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
9 Jan 11
I am glad you had a good morning, I had bad ones on Friday and Saturday, but today, (Sunday) it is good. I finally got my schoolbooks and quickly catching up in my work. I know it doesn't sound like much, but for one who is awful in math and not being able to do my math work for a week, that is a big accomplishment..LOL
@Mirita (2668)
• United States
9 Jan 11
Yes, every time we have a nice day, we need to thank God for all our blessings since we usually take so much for granted. I have a beautiful family and to me this is something that money can't buy.
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• United States
9 Jan 11
I do not take anything for granted any more. When I was younger I too everything for granted but now in my "Golden Years" I give thanks for every new day that I am blessed with and the best of health to rejoice in the day.
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@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
9 Jan 11
glad you are feeling better! my family has just left for church, as for me, i have been fighting a cold since late last week and since we spend most of the day painting our hallway here, today i feel blah! we have to go out later and cook dinner for my mom because it was her birthday yesterday too. so i am heading back to bed.
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@hofferp (4739)
• United States
9 Jan 11
This morning I woke up in a bad mood. About 1 last night my smoke alarms in the living room started going off. Not consistently, but just about every time I'd fall asleep. I got up about 2 and looked for batteries (9-volt), but I didn't have one in the house. Besides, I can't reach the smoke alarms in the living room, even with my 10-foot ladder. They finally stopped screaming about 5 this morning. So this morning, I have to run in to town and get 6 batteries (might as well replace them all) and borrow my neighbor's 12-foot ladder and change batteries. So to answer your questions directly, I take my smoke alarms for granted. And almost anything/anyone can make me remember the blessings I have in my life...and they are many. Just hard to remember it this morning, because the dogs laid on my head all night... I think they had a bad night too. I'm glad you're feeling better today...
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