Tuesday, May 13, 2008

It has been a 'busy' time for me - getting up early five days a week to head to the gym - I opt out of Friday and Saturday - mainly because parking is nigh on impossible - and besides my body needs time to recuperate. Not quite sure why I get up so danged early - but I do - it is nice to be back home by 7:30 and have the dreaded workout done and over with - I find if I go later - my day is a complete wash - because by the time I truly cool down, eat, shower and get moving it is nearly noon - and then the day is done - guess it can be said that I am truly a morning person - not a great thing here in this country where I would guess that 95% of the population are nocturnal - I think because of the weather - everybody snoozes in the afternoon and when the sun sets is when life starts to happen - and for me when the sun sets it is time for me to get ready for bed. Aymn has a tough time adjusting to this when he is with me - he is very used to the snooze and late nights and when he is here there is no time for a snooze and early nights are the norm. Poor baby.

My face is looking a right mess. This chemotherapy cream is burning like crazy - last Tuesday went to see the dermatologist and he asked if it was burning - I said yes - and he said come back in a month. By that time I feel as if I will have craters on my face - my nose is quite tender as is the spot on my upper lip - they look nasty as well - the spot on my temple is quite tender as well- but at least it is hidden by my scarf - so no one but me sees it. People think I have a cold sore on my upper lip - and of course people here think nothing of asking.

My membership at the gym is good until May 21 - not sure what I will do after that - think I will just renew it for another month - then when Aymn is in town go to look at Gold's Gym - see what they have for equipment - Miles is bound and determined that I need to be using a rowing machine - I think he wants me dead - last time I was in Canada I tried the rower - just about died after 2 minutes - used to be able to do 20 with not much problem - tells me how out of shape I am.

Miles called me on Mother's Day - it was a real treat. Was great to talk with him - we talked mainly about my workout routine - he is big into working out - when they were here for Christmas he was giving me suggestions as to things I could do. He told me he would rather me work out longer on the elliptical trainer than on the treadmill - of course the elliptical is a 'better' work out - he fears the treadmill will be too hard on my knees. So I have changed up my routine a bit - more time on the elliptical trainer and less on the treadmill.

Tomorrow (14th) I have to call Miles - it is his birthday - he will be 26 - where has the time gone?? I am sure it was just a few months ago - ok maybe a year ago - that I brought him home from the hospital - and here he is all growed up - married - YIKES. And I look in the mirror and wonder who the old woman is that is looking back at me - how did this happen?? Must admit I am very impressed with how well Miles has turned out - he is not perfect - by any stretch of the imagination - but he is a good man - hard to get my head wrapped around calling him a man - to me he is still a kid - but he sure did take exception to my calling him a kid - or referring to him and Shani as 'the kids' when they were here for Christmas - partly because he does not see himself as a kid - wonder why - and partly because Shani is not my kid - he has yet to learn that yes she is - he has a lot to learn - in shaa allah he will learn. Last year I was in Calgary to help him celebrate his 25th b'day - and my 50th - and I spent my 50th b'day at McMahon Stadium watching him play football - in the rain - does it never end???? I had figured that when he graduated from high school that I would no longer be required to attend football games or rugby matches - thank goodness he has given up on rugby - but he still LOVES football.

I do not have a lot more to report - going to the gym, burning my face off bit by bit and just generally trying to keep myself sane - that is about it for me.

The garden is looking good - a little on the 'wild' side - really needs weeding - but I cannot go out in the sun and besides weeding is not one of my favourite ways to spend my time.

I need to confine myself to the computer and download pictures from my camera and then upload some pics on to the blog - maybe in the next few days I can do that.

11 comments:

Cairogal said...

The Gold's Gyms in Egypt tend to be very well equipped-reasonably new machines and lots of them. I think they open very early, too. The ones in Cairo opened at 5:00 am. Just your time of the day!

Lynn said...

LOL! The kids never understand that they will always be OUR kids. Married, older, single or young. Too funny. Just wait till he has kids. THen he will totally understand.
Your face sounds so painful. I truly feel for you. Hope you don't have to take it much longer. But at least you have something to help it get better.
I'm glad you had a great Mother's Day and that Miles called you. Wish him a happy birthday for me. THanks!

egianqueen said...

Lynn- will certainly wish Miles a Happy Birthday from you. And you are right - here I am 51 and I am 'still' my dad's baby - I have accepted it - not sure Miles ever will - after all he is 'MAN'. CG - thanks for the input about Gold's Gym - now I just have to finagle the money from Aymn - although he sent the money for tne next month at the gym I am already going to - so who knows. Only drawback to Gold's is that it is a long way from where I am - and with the price of gas jumping like it did - gets a tad expensive for transportation. Plus I do not know if I am going to Libya or not yet -love living in limbo. My gut says that I will not be going - but in this country and with Aymn my gut is often wrong - oh well - will have to just keep on keepn on.

Anne said...

And to think it was only a year ago that I was pouring gasoline on your plants and thinking I was watering them! Ooooops... you're garden may be wild but it's safer with me firmly planted in the States!

I applaud you for hitting the gym! I live 2 miles from Curves and don't get there... :( Think we should open one in Alex? They keep bugging me to...

Glad you're taking care of yourself!

on the edge said...

Hey ! Did I miss something here ? Do you have skin cancer ? Anyway , it all sounds painful ... I mean all that exercising ! LOL! Take care !Happy Birthday tooo!!!!!!!!!!

Safa said...

I love how you are really focusing on you. And really wish that I could jump on that same bandwagon!!!

Michele said...

Hi there,
Went to church in Creston and looked around hoping I would see you. Stranger things have happened. I hope all is well and that you don't have to keep up with the cream forever as there will be nothing of you left. Hope it works for you though.

Maurine said...

Hello, cuzzy,
How is the birthday girl!? Hope you are having a great day,though I wish you were here and we were sharing a piece of chocolate cake with sticky icing! Have had a time trying to get to you on the phone - damned Telus - but want you to know I am thinking of you and wishing you a great year ahead. Love ya!

Rose Bud said...

Just wanted to stop by your site and say hi. this is sydney's daughter by the way. Hope you are good.

Rhonda said...

Hey girl, Have u noticed this last post on your blog? May? shame on you! I am home now, so get back to work providing some interesting posts! I am hanging in there. A bit hard. Catch u later! Rhonda

Lynn said...

Hope it's been two months since we heard from you cause the computer is down or at the shop or whatever AND NOT because you are down or at the shop or whatever. : D

Missing you!