Helping women with chronic illnesses

My Sun Appreciation

I know that the preceding post was pretty dreary. When the sun finally made an appearance this weekend, it was wonderful!

We even managed to get in a short bike ride on Sunday. This was nice since the incessant rain has meant I’ve gotten very little use out of my new bike. I need to build up the distance I ride very gradually because my muscles aren’t always thrilled during bike rides. So, I’m taking it slow. This whole biking adventure is a big deal for me because my ability to exercise without triggering pain (mainly fibromyalgia pain) has been a major issue for many years now.

I also have to be mindful of pesticides. With my multiple chemical sensitivity, it is important that I ride in areas that have not been sprayed. This can be a challenge at this time of year where I live.

I can’t ever remember having so many rainy days consecutively like that. My muscle pain has been extreme. Anyway, when I set out to write something yesterday, I was aiming for something a bit more cheerful than my last post. I didn’t get very far writing yesterday before being interrupted. However, I did find an audio clip of a song that has been stuck in my head for days. With no disrespect to The Beatles, I don’t ordinarily have their songs stuck in my head. However, this song kept popping into my head during all of those back to back rainy days:

Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles

In any event, after about 24 rain-free hours, we had lots of rain again last night. There was even hail predicted but I didn’t see or hear any. Today, the sun is back out. My poor muscles are confused by all of the changes in the weather. However, I’m very grateful to be migraine-free right now.

While I have no shortage of ideas for topics to write about, I have been having difficulty with fatigue. It is frustrating to be bursting with ideas that I can’t get down as quickly as I’d like. It is what it is, though.

So, I will close with two photos that I took in our garden on one of the only days this month that it was not raining. Hopefully you all are practicing gentle self-care, advocating for yourselves, seeking out the support you need for coping with your illnesses, and maybe even enjoying some fresh air if it ever stops raining where you are.

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1 Jenny H.No Gravatar { 05.24.11 at 12:35 pm }

lol that song is my ringtone 😛
Glad you got to enjoy some of the sunnier weather…I was missing it too!

2 JasmineNo Gravatar { 05.24.11 at 9:22 pm }

So glad to hear you’re migraine-free <3

3 JeanneNo Gravatar { 05.25.11 at 11:08 am }


That’s a great ring tone. Yes, I don’t think I’ve ever appreciated the sun so much. It has been so scarce!


Thanks. Yes, I am so grateful not to have any recent migraines. That 3/31-4/29 migraine was so horrid. I am thankful.



4 AnnieNo Gravatar { 05.25.11 at 10:50 pm }

Woohoo! Glad you’re finally migraine-free and able to go enjoy some sun!

5 Hayley CafarellaNo Gravatar { 05.25.11 at 11:04 pm }

I am so glad that you were able to get out and go for a ride! Here’s to many more happy sunny days ahead 🙂 xx

6 JeanneNo Gravatar { 05.27.11 at 1:00 am }


Thank you! It has been so nice to see the sun for a change. 😉


Yes, it was nice to get a ride in. Thank you. 😉 xo



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