Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Sitting On The Kitchen Floor

I was sitting on the floor in my kitchen last night.  I end up there when I'm Over-Thinking.

The rainy day had been spent doing very little.  During my boys nap/quiet time I just sat.  
I'm good at sitting.

So, there I was sitting again, this time on the floor in the kitchen not on the couch and I got to thinking about what I was gonna pour my heart out about.

I poured myself a glass of wine and that was when it occurred to me that I wanted to say Thank-You.

I am now on a blood pressure medicine called Bystolic.  From what I understand Bystolic is a beta blocker.  Beta blockers counteract the effects of adrenaline.  It's amazing to know I should be totally feeling anxious and not feel a bit of the old shaky crazies.  I've taken 6 pills so far and I already feel such a difference.  Next week I'll get to see the difference (hopefully) when I get my BP taken at the doctors.

I need to say Thank-You to those who left comments of encouragement, support and understanding.  I've read through all the comments again and realized that YOU (I call you "the people in my computer") supported me more then some people I've known IRL (in real life) for years.  


I also want to recognize and thank the newest followers of Kerri's Klutter and say I hope you find yourselves at home here.  

A whoop whoop must go out to BOSSY BETTY for being my 100th follower.   (And because I love the name and wanted to type it out)

And an apology to my husband Darren.  Last week, I told Ian from The Daily Dose Of Reality that he was my first non-female follower when in fact (shame on me) my hubby was my first non-female follower and he totally counts, maybe even more so.  So, Ian I have to EAT edit my words, you're the first non-female I don't know IRL.  That still totally rocks (probably more for me then you) but thank you. (and don't hate me, k?)

More thanks to 
Adrienne at All These Things  
The Girl at The Girl Next Door Grows Up
Jen at A Daily Scoop Of Chaos

Bridgette at Fancybelle
El at Chapter Twenty Something

for putting together their own comment-love letters and linking up with me yesterday.  I enjoyed seeing more then just little 'ol me on Mcklinky.  It was getting lonely and it was nice to finally have some company.

May 1st will be my 6 month blogging anniversary.  
Can you believe it?  
It's been such an experience so far.  I feel the "addiction" part finally waning.  I don't refresh nearly as much as I did in the beginning, eagerly awaiting each and every comment.  I do enjoy seeing the stats on site meter from day to day though.  
That part is really neat-o.

The best part of this learning how to write honestly journey has been getting the opportunity to connect with all of you along the way.  I had anticipated it but NEVER imagined it would be so much fun.

Aside from blogging I've got to (and I mean I've got to!) get re-focused on a few of my life list goals.  There were a few I had planned to accomplish this year.  I've gotta get my ass in gear and get. 'er. done.

Guess that means I've got to stop sitting so much.

Such a shame
I'm so good at it!


singedwingangel said...

OH I hear ya about the people on here caring more then IRL people. I am glad they are getting your BP under control and your anxiety. As a person who has been in line with panic attacks I totally understand that feeling. LOL @ you with hubby. see I wouldn't have counted mine either I mean they are family they are required to follow aren't they??

Melissa said...

I'm so happy that you're feeling better, and that both your blog and Comment-Love Letters are gaining momentum!

If I spent too much time sitting on my kitchen floor, someone would say, "While you're there, could you clean up that [whatever] that I spilled yesterday?" LOL

Adrienne said...

You are certainly welcome ..I love your blog and I hope that the ole blood pressure oes down and stays down =) Have a great Wednesday =)

debbie said...

Kerri I am so glad that you went to the Dr's I was very worried about you. Sorry that it has taken me so long to let you know. Continue to take care of yourself remember you are very important. To so many people. Take care and keep blogging.

Angie said...

I hope you continue to have success with your new meds - isn't it wonderful when they actually work!?!?!

MommyLovesStilettos said...

I'm glad the medicine is making you feel better :)

Bossy Betty said...

Thanks for the shout-out! Proud to be Number 100!

Glad you are feelingbetter!

erica said...

see.. the meds aren't so scary, especially when they work.. like you said though, the real test is when you get your BP taken again, AND when you go back to the dentist.. i'm glad that you're feeling better..

look at you go with over 100 followers.. you just keep rockin..
ps: i will be making the buffalo chicken pasta tonight.. i will let you know how it turns out and how the fam likes it.. i'm sure myleigh will be the toughest.. we'll see.. =)

Anonymous said...

So glad you are feeling better. I'm so happy I found your blog. :)

Jb said...

Just found your blog a couple days ago.
I've only been blogging about 4 months myself, but I love it soooo much! It is totally blowing away my other hobby/recreational activities. It's so satisfying to finally spout my mouth about anything I feel like. I stay at home, so there's usually nobody listening to my ramblings, but a few people read my blog...and I LOVE those comments! I would've done your comments love letter, but I don't have enough people reading me yet...sigh...maybe someday.

Christy said...

I hope the medicine helps with you bp. My hubby is on drugs for bp too...not sure which ones but they make him pee once an hour. Congrats on 6 months! Visiting from Shell's, and I'm following you now. Can't wait to get to know you more!

Brittney said...

im new to your blog, im really glad that ur meds are working. I too feel so thankful for the (people in my computer) they sometimes give more support, encouragement, etc. than anyone IRL. Its awesome the connections we make & im more than thrilled to be doing this. it helps me be real, be honest, and its helped me work on that IRL too!

Shell said...

I'm so happy to hear that you are feeling better!!!!!!!

I say "the people in my computer" too. :)

Thanks for linking up.

addiction center said...

It's by being true that you can know who those people that you can count on to and it surprises you that they are not all the people around you but are strangers who had felt the same way as you are. Its like sharing the burden to other people and makes it a lot lighter to carry! Amazingly, a lot of people care about you. So don't stagnate yourself to those people around you because there are a lot of diverse people to befriend and to know! P.S. Take your medications on time and as prescribed by your physician. Maintenance medication is very much important to hypertensive people! Lots of love to you!

Mom(Marsh) said...

I'm glad you are feeling a difference with the meds,and that your feeling better.

Kristen said...

Glad to hear you are noticing changes...I'm sure your body is thankful to you!! I know you know, even though you don't like the fact, that medicine, even for life, is better in the long run then what could be your fate. Love you!!

Aphrodite's Mortal Friend (ME) said...

I am just so happy to know that I am not the only one that ends up the kitchen when they are over thinking all things mortal ;-)

Life Without Pink said...

I am so happy to hear that the medicine is working and that you are feeling much better. I understand about feel like your readers are there for you more than your IRL friends. I have the same thing going on. Crazy but that's why I love to blog. Meeting people like you :)

Bridgette said...

Thanks for the shout-out about comment love letters! Glad that you're feeling better. It's amazing who comes out of the woodwork and who hides when an illness or injury happens. Take care!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Enjoyed my visit to your blog tonight. Love it and will be back...

Ian said...

Glad to hear that you are getting on the mend with the meds. Where's the husband, I want to see some guest posts or something from him. Us dudes have alot to say...or maybe it's just me that does.

And oh yeah I'm totally linking up next Wed or the following for the comment thing. I've been saving em up and notched another one today.

Anne said...

I'm so glad to have found your blog, and love getting you know you! I agree--the bloggy community can be such a huge support system. And glad the meds are working for ya!!

Daisygirl said...

I am so happy to hear the new meds are making a difference that is just so awesome!
Funny I was laughing I tend to sit on my kitchen floor to think, why is that? Its not that its comfy!

How could you forget your dear hubby about being a follower? Ha, actually I forget about mine all the time!

Hope your having an awesome day!