I think I’m back to “normal.” I’ve got energy, there are things I want to do, and I’m planning on combining those two elements to accomplish some stuff this weekend. Hopefully, my mood, body, and the weather will all cooperate. *fingers crossed*
What was supposed to be a weekend that was as relaxing and low-key as possible turned into me taking care of the boyfriend who got really sick, dealing with the neighbors’ fireworks until after 2 am every night, and then getting really sick myself.
I finally was back to normal enough to go to work yesterday, but other than that, I have been in bed, eating soup and crackers, and drinking 7UP and watered-down Gatorade.
I got the house cleaned up last weekend as planned, and then I had the house to myself (and the cats) for most of the week, and it was so nice not having any chores to do other than the dishes!
As my long-time readers will know, July 4th (and now the days leading up to the holiday, thanks to my neighborhood’s love of all things that go boom) is stressful for me. I’ve been out of the Army for a decade and still wearing noise-canceling earbuds/headphones at the first sign of fireworks. To help keep my stress levels down, I’m keeping things lowkey this weekend by doing a lot of reading.
I’ve slipped back into another depression, so I haven’t been doing much of anything. Luckily, my plants are doing ok thanks to the rain this past week. I’m glad I didn’t decide to grow anything other than flowers.
I re-potted a couple of the little plants I had and I also bought and planted a blackberry bush, though right now (and apparently for the next year?!) it’s just a stick with roots. This weekend, I might plant some of the summer bulbs I bought when I went to buy the plant pots, but I didn’t realize how much space they’ll need, so I’m thinking about buying some more pots. I also realized that I have two heavy-duty plant hooks already attached to the patio cover, so I might buy a couple of flowering plants to hang from them.
Another thing I found at the store was an inexpensive hammock. My hope is to make the back patio as pretty and relaxing as possible so that I spend more time outside, even if all I’m doing is lazing in the hammock with a book and a tall glass of ice tea.
It’s still raining a lot. On top of that, I had to spend the first part of my day getting rid of the ants that found a way into the house and made a little highway to and from my cats’ food.
One good thing about the rain is that the flowers I planted are shooting up rapidly without any effort on my part. I don’t know when they’ll bloom, but I’m looking forward to having something pretty right outside the sliding glass door for me to look at in the mornings.
It’s been raining a lot again, and I ended up in so much pain by Sunday night that I had to take Monday and Tuesday off from work. I got a ton of reading done, but I was still so bored being stuck in bed that I went to work Wednesday despite probably needing another day of rest.
The MRI I had at the beginning of the month shows that my back is worse than initially thought, so my doctor has referred me to a spine specialist.