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I had a good day!

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Today I was brave. 

OMG, I'm still feeling up and  fine and it's great. I was invited out to plant swap at a college the next county over. I gave away seeds and schmoozed all day from my little demonstration table. My big sister came with, she drove and she could talk as well as I could. I had a lot of positive feedback and really spent the whole day feeling 'juiced' on adrenaline. Yesterday, I spent the day resting and drinking water and coffee, eating things mostly good for me. I also made sure I remembered to take all my doses of medicine last week and exercised everyday. I planned for the day with the best of management techniques I knew and made it through a long day.

I am grateful for my sister who helped make a long day possible, and I am grateful to myself, in a way, for saying yes and not turning down the invitation to the seed swap and discussions.  For my neurotherapy I'm supposed to do different things in different places and have fun doing it. This worked great. win Win WIN!!! Dysautonomia too often robs us of the lives we used to live--low energy and fainting are a great incentive to stay home.  I can't let d'mia take everything. I made the decision that I would do this event with or without help, and with or without symptoms. I was going to go. Planning and a partner made it possible to have a wonderful day. This was the first event I have done since my diagnosis two years ago and I was able to talk and answer questions without brain fog or presyncope. Puffs on fingernails, rubs on imaginary lapel.

I could have turned down the invite and stayed home--up to Friday night I was thinking of cancelling. I was afraid I would faint in front of a crowd,or have IBD problems, or paresthesia, or disassociate, or any of the other problems we can experience. I was gonna back out but I thought that doing so might knock me down into a hole of deep depression, and that's not happiness, I am supposed to  have more fun and joy--doctors orders. Today, dysautonomia didn't win. Today I won! Came home with a canna root too so that's great. I have no idea what color it will bloom but I don't care. Today I did something I didn't think I could ever do again so happy happy joy joy. I do expect to pay for this day, I'm not unrealistic...tomorrow or the next I expect my energy will be gone and I'll snooze for ten hours. Oh well. Such is life. 😉

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"When it's not always raining there'll be days like this
When there's no one complaining there'll be days like this
When everything falls into place like the flick of a switch
Well my mama told me there'll be days like this 
When you don't need to worry there'll be days like this
When no one's in a hurry there'll be days like this
When you don't get betrayed by that old Judas kiss
Oh my mama told me there'll be days like this 
When you don't need an answer there'll be days like this
When you don't meet a chancer there'll be days like this 
When all the parts of the puzzle start to look like they fit it
Then I must remember there'll be days like this 
There'll be days like this 
When everyone is up front and they're not playing tricks
When you don't have no freeloaders out to get their kicks
When it's nobody's business the way that you want to live
I just have to remember there'll be days like this 
When no one steps on my dreams there'll be days like this
When people understand what I mean there'll be days like this
When you ring out the changes of how everything is
Well my mama told me there'll be days like this 
Oh my mama told me
There'll be days like this" ~ Van Morrison
 
Oh and, here's a quality youtube vid of Van and company doing their thing (live!):
 

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That's great!

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4 hours ago, ScottS said:
"When it's not always raining there'll be days like this
When there's no one complaining there'll be days like this
When everything falls into place like the flick of a switch
Well my mama told me there'll be days like this 
When you don't need to worry there'll be days like this
When no one's in a hurry there'll be days like this
When you don't get betrayed by that old Judas kiss
Oh my mama told me there'll be days like this 
When you don't need an answer there'll be days like this
When you don't meet a chancer there'll be days like this 
When all the parts of the puzzle start to look like they fit it
Then I must remember there'll be days like this 
There'll be days like this 
When everyone is up front and they're not playing tricks
When you don't have no freeloaders out to get their kicks
When it's nobody's business the way that you want to live
I just have to remember there'll be days like this 
When no one steps on my dreams there'll be days like this
When people understand what I mean there'll be days like this
When you ring out the changes of how everything is
Well my mama told me there'll be days like this 
Oh my mama told me
There'll be days like this" ~ Van Morrison
 
Oh and, here's a quality youtube vid of Van and company doing their thing (live!):
 

Thank you thank you. Great lyrics and performance; and the tempo is perfect for that swap event too. It was very laid back and very positive. I met honey people, and ancient grain people, squash people, and gardening for therapy people, asian beetle people, park management people, and folks who are involved in backyard and microfarm agriculture. Amazing day. I am glad I went. I'm going to save that song to my favorites! 

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