(sung to the tune of Oklahoma!, of course!)
Well, after being awake for 18 or so hours yesterday I finally couldn’t stay up any more and crashed at 8:45-ish. So, of course, I was up at 4:45 am this morning, but at least I got almost eight hours sleep (despite really weird dreams which I blame on hubby for doubling the blanket over me like a double-wrapped burrito). Transferred to the blue couch for a while and dozed but woke with a very stiff jaw- I must have been clenching again. *sigh*
All things considered however, I’m doing pretty well. But wait! I can hear you now: “But, Elisabeth! Your insomnia is acting up, you have trouble opening your jaw far enough to eat, your sprained ankle is still painful and who knows what’s going on with your heel, and you’re losing strength in your fingertips! How can that be good?”
And right here is where it becomes clear how a spoonie life is different from others, because it’s all a matter of degree. I walked four miles so far this week. FOUR MILES. That is amazing to me. While I’ve been tired and it’s triggered my insomnia, I don’t feel like someone dropped a bag of bricks on me. In fact, I’m seriously considering walking TWO MORE miles today! This, more than anything else, shows me that I’m making some progress. The pounds are shaving off very slowly, but more energy? It’s AWESOME.
Of course, I’m worried about overdoing it- this is a very fine tightrope between exertion and conservation, but boy- I really needed a couple of better days after the last few weeks! It gives me hope for my doctor’s appointment later this month.
Anyway, yesterday I used some of my accrued overtime to leave work an hour early (I was pretty zonked) and do a few errands. It turns out that the bead shop across from where I work now appears to be closed. I did finally hunt down a lovely briefcase a coworker acquired and found a purse that I like even more instead. I also swung by the Asian Market (which was open after all) and bought lots of yummy goodies for myself. The owner is always super-helpful in pointing out veggie options since she knows that I don’t eat pork- it’s dangerous!
Today I am probably going to return to the last craft store I visited for more beads- I have more project ideas- it’s getting a little crazy! I also need to get replacement toothbrush heads for my electric toothbrush (which I love more and more every day!). Then most of my errands will be done so I can be super-lazy over the weekend (well, except for yardwork, of course!)
Image from We Heart It