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Ho Ho Muttering Ho

Ho Ho Muttering Ho

December 21, 2015 and it is an absolutely pissy day here in Toronto. It is rainy and not that cold. Cold you can dress for. You cannot dress for the damp.

While the temperatures have been what most consider, great for this time of year, not so much for me. Sure I appreciate not having to wear as much clothing and that includes not having to have needed the long underwear yet. The damp that accompanies the warmer temps means grey skies and less of the sunlight I need. Vitamin supplements can only do so much for the mindset. I need the natural.

So here we are a few days before Christmas and I am not a happy camper! I’m hearing of an expected double digit temp on the day. That’ll be nice even though it means no White Christmas for those that love snow for Christmas Day. Once upon a time in a lifetime far away I was one of those people.

Coping skills, coping skills, coping skills, through the muttering and discomfort I know what the things ae that are making me feel the way I do. Knowing what it is, is half the battle. The other half of the battle is taking care of you yourself. The depression and pain are real. It sucks and I know what is causing the pain and depression so I am better able to cope.

I know this is true for all of us. We who are chronic learn how to cope with our maladies. We all cope in the way we choose for ourselves. I hope you dear reader got that, “we all cope in the way we choose for ourselves”. We all have to own the way we choose too.

I’ve been reading a lot and writing a little. The wrapping my head around the writing this time around has been more difficult. I’m feeling the pain from Osteoarthritis more than I have in the past. Me and my doctor got a handle on it. Seeing and being straight with your doctor is part of the coping mechanism. I know it can be difficult to talk to your doctor when the pain isn’t something you can see and that others might see as a head problem. I suggest you just go see you doctor or other professional for yourself because it really is all about you and if you make you happy, well you know how the rest of that goes.

I hear poetry calling so I’m going to indulge my creative mind and put my painful mind in another compartment for a while. I’ll see if I can get a blank page to cooperate.

To y’all, all the best and remember, tomorrow the days get longer!

G.R. Hambley ©

December 21, 2015


8 responses to “Ho Ho Muttering Ho

  1. AmyRose🌹 December 21, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    My dear friend, I am a chronic as well. The pain just has really gotten my attention and so I am in the process of again trying a chiropractor. I know what the problem is and so far no one has been able to correct it. So, I’m off on an adventure it seems, probably after the Holidays. Merry Christmas, Gary!! I also understand the gray and damp … I tend to blue out in both. I put some Christmas music on yet that seems to be grating on me. So I turned it down some and now it is OK. Gee, I mumbled, what IS your problem, Ame? First Christmas since loosing my Dad, a grouch of a hubby .. a Vietnam Vet who refuses to enjoy the Holidays, the chronic stuff … *sigh* … Went out last night with heavy camera mounted to heavy tripod to get Christmas lights and not one do I like. Man of live! Instead of pity me, I actually am laughing out loud at my plight. So hopefully I can either play around with these images I took last night or the drizzle stops so I can again try, this time on a quiet street avoiding getting almost hit, which did occur last night. LOL Gary, ya gotta roll with the punches!!! (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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    • G. R. Hambley December 21, 2015 at 3:57 pm

      Hiya Amy!

      Those days where it all sucks! The weather sucks, the sounds suck, the people suck, everything you touch sucks.. LMAO

      You have good coping skills. Excellent coping fact. I’m laughing to.

      Play with what you took and I know you have the skill set for taking the shots in to digital art because I’ve seen it.

      I generally drop in to classic rock on shuffle at a low level and that helps the mood.

      Yup roll with it and I am and I do.

      This is what is playing as I comment. And there is going to be one for Christmas. I spoke to Luna and she’ll keep all her Tics in line. hehehe

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      • AmyRose🌹 December 21, 2015 at 4:03 pm

        I like listening to 104.1 on very low. I’ve just been so sensitive to noise lately. Tee hee …. When I saw your classic rock I just had to chime in and say YES I get it! I actually had TIME today to read some blogs … oh wow, that is a Gift for me, Gary. I usually am SO buried in comments that I can barely breathe. Peeps Love to talk to me but that means I don’t get around to other blogs as much as I would like to.
        Yep, ya gotta roll with ‘um. Hehehehehe
        BIG (((HUGS))) dear friend!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

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      • G. R. Hambley December 21, 2015 at 4:11 pm

        I used to listen to 97 rock a lot. That Rob Liederman went to far one day I changed the station and didn’t go back until I had to be down there some off and on a few years back. The guy was and is such a dweeb. LOL

        ((( HUGS ))) right back at you dear friend!

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      • AmyRose🌹 December 21, 2015 at 4:17 pm

        One last thing. IF you have not read my last post, IF you do, I PROMISE you a good laugh on me. Tee hee …. Just about all that could go wrong and does and I’m brave enough to talk about it. LOL 😉 ❤
        I liked 97 Rock too but went to 104.1. I am not a fan of Rob Liederman. I kinda agree with you on the dweeb part. LOL

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      • G. R. Hambley December 21, 2015 at 4:18 pm

        I shall head over in a bit and thank you!

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      • AmyRose🌹 December 21, 2015 at 4:33 pm

        GRINNING!!! Gary, to make someone laugh is such a Gift … especially on those gray damp sucky poo days! LOL (((HUGS))) [again] xoxoxo Amy ❤

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      • AmyRose🌹 December 21, 2015 at 4:07 pm

        And oh, thanks for the vote of confidence that I can scrap my images and make magic happen. I do NOT want to go out to shoot more lights. I’ll see what I can do!!! 🙂

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