Content warning: I get a little dark and think about mortality and chronic illness partway through here.
Well! I haven’t done a what’s-Lyn-Doing blog post in quite a while! Boring life, ey?
(I suppose after a summer of MRIs, spinal taps, blood draws, funerals, babies (other people’s) and major home renovation, anything would seem a little boring).
So, what have I been up to? What have YOU been up to?
Knitting, knitting, knitting. I knit my mom and dad each scarflets for Christmas, knit a sleeveless jacket and a hat for Eclipse Viking Baby Capriox. I joined a knit-a-long and am working very slowly on a large asymmetrical triangular shawl, and I am almost done with Secret Project One and about to start on Secret Project Two. Winter is good for knitting!
We were 1/2 of the way through installing new under-cabinet/over-sink LED motion-activated-switch lights 2 weekends ago – and then we realized we had no 1/2″ drill bit. *facepalm* So now we have a bit and it’s too cold to go out to the garage. Soon! Then the dishes and our new sink and awesome new faucet – and dishwasher! (it was a busy summer)- will be illuminated.
Oh, and we got a door and a front wall of sorts on the bathroom before we had company overnight back in the beginning of December. And half the ceiling. Maybe we’ll get the other half of the ceiling done tomorrow!
I live! I have new drugs which are jabbity once every two weeks and sort of make me feel like crap for a little bit afterwards. But they should, ah, stop a repeat of this summer, hopefully! (The bad part with the big needles, not the good part with the home renovations).
I think the weather is trying to kill us.
I mean, I live on the North Coast; that’s kind of a given.
Yesterday it dropped /twenty degrees F/ in /two hours/. And then is continuing to drop steadily an average of 1 degree an hour from 5 pm yesterday until about sunrise tomorrow.
Thursday and Friday the high was in the fifties F. Today it’s 11.
How about you?
Keeping warm? Crafting? Writing? Arting? Healthy? Homed? Continue reading
So, let me tell you about my summer!
So far, Summer 2017 has involved medical foo, home renovations, surprise!funeral and not-a-surprise godbaby.
The long and the short of it: After more doctor visits, blood tests, and spinal taps than seems reasonable or even probable (and two MRIs), I have a diagnosis and will start drug treatment soon. It’s not a thrilling diagnosis, but, to quote Arnold, it’s not a tumor. (It’s not a baby either. I don’t think they’d need a spinal tap to tell that one).
I now have three weeks without blood draws or doctor visits, and if my dentist calls, I’m going to tell them I’m out of the country for a while. Or something. No more co-pays kthnxbai.
Did I really just say kthnxbai? Please forgive me. Continue reading
(Yes, I know those aren’t people spines at all. But it was a free image!)
So, Friday was exciting!
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…is that sometimes you have to make your own comfort food.
Usually, T. makes me things like broth or risotto, and that’s wonderful, but this time, I had (have) a sore throat/swollen glands, and I was seriously missing my mom’s vanilla pudding, that she used to make me when I was sick sometimes.
I haven’t lived at home in 20 years or so, and, besides, my mom’s at a yoga seminar on the other side of the country (details are fuzzy) right now.
So I had to make my own.
I used a pretty basic Betty Crocker recipe, and it turned out – not quite like my childhood (not as grainy, and a little too sweet, which could be refined tastes) – but very yummy.
And, ya know? It made me feel better for a bit, too.
(I am still taking commissions at 150 words/$1 for someone to re-up my paid DW account… I miss my icons.)
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I left work sick on Monday and spent most of the time between then and now sleeping or feeling miserable.
In better news, Theo is feeling much better!
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But, Mousie, thou art no thy lane,
In proving foresight may be vain;
The best-laid schemes o’ mice an ‘men
Gang aft agley,
An’lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain,
For promis’d joy!
Plan for day: 20-10-20s, of housework-rest-writing
So far today:
20 kitchen, 10 play, 20 writing, lunch, drugstore for battery for thermometer, REALLY upset cat for a couple minutes, migraine+sinus headache=nap.
Then hanging out with spouse and cats for twenty minutes, which at least was totally worth it. 🙂
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Hello and happy Saturday!
I confess, “everyone else is doing it” is a very strong motivator for me to not do something: dye my hair red, even when I wanted to. Wear something fashionable. Start weight loss programs in January.
On the other hand, I really want to lose weight and get in better shape. So I’ve started – technically in December – back onto Weight Watchers.
(Because I’m like that, I’m still using the old “fiber and fat” Points program, because I know it, it works, and I have all the stuff. (Fiber makes stuff cost less “points;” fat makes it cost more.))
And I joined a gym! This was tricky for me, because I kept getting nervous and finding reasons to stall and not go. It’s a tiny gym, but it’s less than 10 minutes away, it’s all-hours access, and it has the machines I want, most specifically an elliptical and a recumbent bike (I’ll worry about weights later).
I love it. I love getting all sweaty and out of breath. I love the feeling that I’m actually burning calories. I love the feeling in my muscles the next day that means I’m doing something right. I love it.
Now to figure out the weight machines so I can start toning, too…
So, what are you doing nicely for yourself this year?
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