Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Absence


I’m not even sure how long it’s been but I know it’s been a while. Sometimes time just goes past and before I know it I’ve missed out on so much in the on line world. I seem to have a lot of plates in the air, and last night I pretty much let one slip when I got a phone call at 6.05pm telling me that I should be on a shift. It was quite inconvenient having to get out of my comfy pj’s and leaving my nice cosy fire. Now winter is officially here it’s a full time job keeping the wood burner going (although it seems we are a bit too good at that job, after I came home last night to a room which was 30 degrees).  There was also nearly an ‘incident’ involving my head and a landslide of wood in the wood shed just now, but hey, give me that over turning the heating on any day.
Christmas is coming and I have started with the shopping. Mostly on line so far, there are just so many good offers on at the moment. I’ve started to notice my friends getting stressy about it and I just want to tell them to calm down, It’s just a few days out of a whole year, in the great scheme of life it’s really not to get stressed about. I’m feeling fairly smug that I’ve even sent some Christmas airmail nice and early. Ho hum. You can hate me if you like.
I always get a bit fidgety this time of year about clearing out things (need space for all the goodies Santa will bring?) I like the house to be fairly clean before the decorations go up and so I did clear out my wardrobe at the weekend. Goodness It was hard. But I was ruthless and if I hadn’t worn it all year it went into the black sack.
In other news we now have a modern flat screen TV. The TV which Mr bought at the tender age of 18 (26 years ago!) has been turned off and we now have a new fangled wall mounted one. Mr is still having issues letting go, as the old Akai is still sat in the lounge awaiting it’s fate. What’s the betting this new one won’t run for 26 years. (they don’t make them like they used to….)
No longer will we be ‘that couple with the really small old TV and a……wait for it…. video recorder!’
I have still been finding the time to be a gym bunny though. It’s 8 months now and I cannot believe the difference it’s made to my fitness and general wellbeing. (Also I’m long overdue for a gym diary post so that will be soon)
The photo above is just one I found on my instagram. I’ve only just started the book but I’m really wanting to get it read before the film comes to town as that does look like a fab movie to go and see.
Tonight I will be catching up on Blog land, see you soon!

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Lately....


It’s been a busy and somewhat disorientating couple of months here, with me trying to look like some kind of normal and ignoring the world that sometimes spins around me. 
It was actually 2 months ago I first work up in the morning and said to Mr that I felt drunk, if I had known then that I would only now be feeling a bit closer to normal all this time later I would have been seriously depressed. I’m tired which is probably because my brain is trying to compensate and it takes a bit of concentration to take part in every day activities. 
I’m not one for lying down and giving up and with all the reading I’ve done about labyrinthitis  (Dr google knows everything!) I decided that sitting around thinking about it would not help, as it was likely to last months anyway so I’ve been back working and even going to some gym classes. (I do miss out some of the exercise's though). I think this has helped as the spinning has gotten less and less, and I even found some exercises' on you tube to help with the vertigo and even though at the time it felt like torture (it involves putting your head in positions to actually make the world spin) it got rid of the constant feeling of nausea pretty much instantly. For anyone else suffering, look up the Epley Manoeuvre. It has helped me a lot. 
The drugs they gave me in the beginning made me sleep (whilst dreaming of being at sea) all the time which was ok whist I was at my worst and couldn’t move without vomiting  but after advice from an ex GP friend and also some more googling I stopped taking them in order to make my brain do it alone.
I am hopeful that very soon I will be able to sleep with my one pillow instead of 3, I will be able to do the abs workout at the gym without putting my fleece under my head as a pillow, and I may even be able to dry my hair with my head upside down without falling off the edge of the world.
I’ve missed this place too, I really feel like I haven't caught up with my virtual friends lately but hopefully that will be rectified very soon.
SmileX

Sunday, 1 November 2015