I'm having a good day today. Days like today are dangerous. I woke up groggy but feeling ok. The sun was shining and the weather warming up. I've been sleeping better, making myself stick to a "normalish" day/night cycle. I have also been eating a little better lately, making a conscious effort to undo the … Continue reading The danger of feeling good
While the rest of the world is seeing continued growth of COVID-19 cases, I'm safe in my bubble in the South Pacific. New Zealand spent 5 weeks in what appears to be one of the strictest lockdowns worldwide, a few more at what seems to be the most common version of lockdown, then 2 weeks … Continue reading I’m out of lockdown, so now you can buy me a coffee.
My husband was performing some music at our former school's spring fair. I knew I'd need to find something sedentary to entertain myself if the activity got to be too much, so I took my sketch kit... sure enough, I started to wilt. We made our circuit of the stalls in fits and starts before … Continue reading Artsing it Old Skool
For the last few years, my husband has participated in Inktober. This year I decided to join him. Inktober is an annual drawing event which was started in 2009 by an artist, Jake Parker, as an exercise to improve his inking skills. The rules are simple: for the month of October you draw something, in … Continue reading Inktober 2019
Feeling low. I know my vit D dose is due tomorrow, so some of it will definitely relate to that. So tired. So anxious... Sad... Scared... Tired... Frustrated... Sick. Everything hurts. I can feel almost normal after sufficient rest, but doing something as little as sitting up and eating puts me back into ME mode … Continue reading I want my life back.
I've seen a lot of criticisms of the Konmari method of decluttering your life. Most of the criticisms I've read are either based on the idea that it's supposed to be one size fits all, that it suggests that everyone should be decluttering and living a minimalist lifestyle, or that throwing stuff away is bad … Continue reading How Mari Kondo’s system helped me grieve the life I lost
Like yesterday, today was a beautiful spring day with glorious sunshine, very little wind, not too hot or too cold, and not a cloud in the sky. The last week has had a lot of those, so I'm making the most if it while I can... read: totally overdoing it while I feel ok. We … Continue reading Adding life content: happy father’s day
I was having a conversation recently about how isolating ME can be, especially for my severely ill friends, when the person I was speaking to said something that got me pondering: "Social media must have made life so much more connected for people who are unwell. I can't imagine the isolation prior to email, computers … Continue reading Virtual ME sanity
I really hate menu planning and eating on said plan. I can see the benefits, but I have never been a fan. When I was younger, and on the weight watchers points system I never used their weekly menus (although I liked some of their recipes), preferring to stick with my natural "what do I … Continue reading Look at these overflowing cupboards… I have nothing to wear/eat, I tell you, absolutely nothing!
Yesterday I buried a friend, Lois. Well, I didn't literally bury her, I left that to other more able bodied people, but I was there when it happened. She died on Monday, both suddenly and not. She had cancer; an aggressive form of pancreatic cancer which was only diagnosed, at stage 4, earlier this year. … Continue reading Growing around my grief