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What will you do with all of the daylight today?

I am planning on catching some of the rays. I am need some vitamin D.


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Most Sunday afternoons I take a bath with 2 to 3 cups of Epsom salts and a bath bomb.

My hips and knees thank me, and just in general, it is a good detox I think.

It helps me get settled for the week ahead. I pray, meditate and think of things I need to do for the week of without stressing.

I used to not be able to take a baths, and not get out by myself. Now it isn’t an issue with my weight loss. My bones still hurt and ache on a daily basis, but no one would know it. My activity level has increased, and this helps me stay on track.

Sometimes I have music, sometimes candles, but most times just quiet. I reflect on the past week, not with regret but with what needs to be improved upon. I reflect with what I am grateful for…family, friends (that are family), and so much more.

Lupus has a nasty habit of rearing it’s head when things are going well, but busy. This helps me get through the week…to handle the unexpected, the stress.

Detox baths are known to help with over indulgent times. Lupus bodies consider all times indulgent! I push myself more than I should because I don’t want to disappoint anyone, and this helps.

What do you do to get through the day-week or anything stressful? Does it help in the long run?


Day 21 · NaBloPoMo 2012 · resting · stuff


NaBloPoMo 2012 – Day 21

Okay…I have to share a secret.  I posted the last 7 days in advance so that we could watch our son’s band compete in the state competition in Tampa this past Saturday, and then we traveled to some fun places.

It was great.  I am exhausted…but why will come in the next few days of posting.  I just needed to post something today. 

So this is it.

Resting today. 

Jerry Ann