Yesterday, I Was A Champ!

My health has held me back for a long time but the last 6-8 months have been hell. It’s also had an impact on my mental health. I’m inside every day unless going to doctors and the salon, and the natural effect of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) has added to my depression.

Today was the best day since I don’t know when. First I got up standard time and took all my medications, (Pat on the back). Then I got busy, and with the help of hubby, we changed the sheets and cleaned the entire bedroom. That feels so good!!!!!

I watered the inside plants and started cleaning up outside to be ready for Spring. I trimmed the rose and cleared the debris from the Lillies and several other flowers and plants.

I still have several plants, about 10 that I’m still protecting from the cold in the garage but they are all growing leaves. There is also another small rose bush and a mum to prepare. That’s for another good day.

I’ve included some photos for your entertainment. This amount of work was completed before noon before I became ill. My Fibromyalgia cooperated today.


Small Rose

Beautiful Ivy


Silver Satin Pothos

Huge Orchid

Small Rubber Tree

My favorite ZZ plant, it’s over 3 ft tall.


Most afternoons I rest in bed but not today. It’s 3:00 pm and I’m still going. I’m celebrating this day because they happen so rarely. Today I can feel good about all that was accomplished and I don’t feel the guilt that I often feel for spending so much time in bed.

Wishing you a great day, however, you spend it. You have good days ahead.



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  1. Holy moly, thatโ€™s awesome! I think I focus too much on being productive because I feel a lot of guilt all the time for being useless now, but I do enjoy getting things done for that sense of achievement. Cleaning and tidying can be very cathartic, too. The plants are lovely – that ZZ one really is super funky! Is the one a bit further above, the โ€œRubber Treeโ€ actually called a rubber tree? I quite like the leaves on that too.

    Spring is just around the corner, Mel. Hold onto that. A little more sunshine and warmth will be good for the soul. In the mean time, I hope you get more good moments over the weekend ๐Ÿ’œ

    Caz xx

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    1. My guilt level goes up and down, it depends on how long it’s been since my last accomplishment. I strongly believe the chronically ill need to look for nano accomplishments, we have to give ourself self credit for the simplest things. That may be all we get ever or until the flair up. I liked your last post, didn’t take the time to comment, was at the therapist’s and exhausted. I am starting to see my therapist every 3 weeks now. That will help. She sees qualities in me I can’t see and she can point out actions I’ve taken and tell me what that means. I’ve seen her for 30 years. What’s up with your surgery????? I pray it’s soon. Are your parents well? Hugs.

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  2. I’m glad you had such a good day today with your health allowing you to achieve so much, Melinda. I love all your plant photos. You have so many of my favourite plants there. I love the ivy and the Silver Satin Pothos. I also had a rubber tree until it reached the ceiling, and I had to find another home for it. It was sad as I’d had it for the best part of fifteen years! By then, it had lost many of its lower leaves. Your orchid is enormous! Finally, I love that you used the word ‘mums’ for this last photo, as I haven’t heard this word used since my Mum was alive. Am I right in thinking it stands for chrysanthemums? I think it is an English phrase for them, although I could be wrong there, not knowing where you are in the world. I hope you have many other good days like this and that your health continues improving. My best friend has Fibromyalgia, too, and I know how exhausted she is and how much pain she is often in. I wish you well. Xx ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒน

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      1. Aww, that’s not so good. It’s awful when you can’t sleep, especially when the rest is so much needed. I do hope you can have a better night’s sleep tonight, Melinda. Take care of yourself. Xx ๐Ÿ˜Œ

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          1. Hi, Melinda. Thank you so much for thinking my writing is good enough for such an important blog. I would be very honoured to be part of your group of survivors of all sorts. I’m a survivor (I used to call myself a victim, but not anymore) of child sexual abuse, physical abuse, and mental and emotional abuse and have very much understanding of other conditions including anorexia, self harm and addictions (I’ve been clean and sober for over ten years now) etc. I haven’t self-harmed for about six years now and my anorexia is well into remission. I never say I’m ‘cured’ from it because I think it’s one of those things that lurks in the background and could come back, but I’m very healthy at the moment and want to keep it that way.

            I did try connecting with your link, but it took me to an error page. However, I found you through the Reader and have read about your other contributors and will be very happy to be one of them. I need to work out how to reblog on to your site, though. I’m sure I will work it out, but any tips you have will be appreciated. Many thanks. Ellie ๐Ÿ˜Š.

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          2. email me and tell me what name you want to go by if not you own. After I get the info from you I will send you an invitation to join. Once that is done reblogging is easy. I can show you after you join. I’m so glad you’re coming aboard!

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          3. It was the link for your page that you included in your comment and invitation to me. However, I managed to find your survivors’ website via the reader. I will email you separately in reply to your other comment. Where do I find your email address, please? X

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