Well, holiday is over. *sniff* Work is busy but not as hectic as I feared. Unfortunately, life is completely messing with my schedule.
Our water heater broke, so it’s been cold water only since Saturday. Hubby helped me wash my hair in the kitchen sink- I couldn’t bear the thought of subjecting myself to an all-over cold shower (my muscles and joints would NOT have liked that). Also unfortunately, the soonest they can come out to repair is tomorrow afternoon when the MRI for my ankle was scheduled. I decided hot water was more important and the MRI is now rebooked for Thursday, which turns out to be good since they didn’t have authorization for the procedure yet, anyway. Now I am trying to contact my doctor to make sure they forward the right paperwork, but they’re STILL at lunch! Arrrggghhh…
Other than cold water, the weekend was good. I actually finished all the holiday cards! A week or two late, but I’m really, really happy to get them out this year. I did discover that I missed a few locals and people who I asked for addresses and then never heard back from- I will follow up and make sure they’re on the list for next year. Now that I have a system in place cards should be much easier- I was able to knock out 60 in two days. Crazy!
I also packed up the holiday decor, moved some boxes of books out of the hallway so that I won’t trip over them any more, and did some more organising in the front room. I absolutely overdid it- at the time I felt fine packing up the tree, but I was getting flaky and clumsy and definitely felt it later. Being flaky I forgot my dinner meds and ended up shortening our Sunday gaming with friends (I hadn’t restocked my bag after our last dinner out). I really need to be better about this- knowing when I’m pushing too far and asking for help so I don’t hurt myself (and making sure that I’m prepared with meds when I’m out of the house). Sadly, I did not sleep well last night either for several reasons, so it’s been a rough day.
I’m also facing my stress. Work is stressful by definition and it’s going to take me a few days to really get caught up and on top of everything that is going on. Having a whole week to do what I needed and wanted without rushing was just lovely. I also realised that I barely listened to the news for a full week and suspect that had a lot to do with my more peaceful frame of mind. I am deeply torn between needing to know what’s going on and letting it upset or anger me. I am trying to make some changes to help me face/manage my stress better, along with that whole telling hubby what’s going on with me.
I have a week or two of not-much-fun coming up, but by then we should have the replacement part for the elliptical and will be able to exercise more regularly. My pulley and strap systems arrived in the mail and right now I am focusing on doing stretches every other day- once I get used to that I will move up to two days in a row with a day off to build up. (Doing grocery shopping after work today may break those plans however- ugh.)
In completely girly news, since the last time I dyed my hair it has been much fuller, and is *almost* long enough to tuck behind my ears again. I really like it, and it is lightening away from the initial chestnut colour. This is the longst my hair has been in a long time- maybe I can resist the urge to chop it all off again for a few more weeks, heh.