It might be a while since I last posted but it doesn’t feel like much has happened. Or has it?
I stayed up all night to watch the UK election results come in – and I’m still tired.
Made Paul a birthday card and celebrated with his family in South Wales for a long weekend.
Blogged for International ME/CFS Awareness and collated a list of awareness blog posts at http://meaware.wordpress.com
Did some artwork in Journal #4 of the Creative for a Second travelling journal project.
Tried to start eating more healthily (mainly lots more fruit), despite having discovered a love of baking and having made a few batches of biscuits (one for us, one for neighbours and one for my brother/sis-in-law-to-be). And despite deciding in the last week to reintroduce wheat and gluten to my diet with the intention of taking celiac blood test in 6-8 weeks (which is leaving me bloated, gassy, knackered and feeling rather rough).
Started a new commissioned painting (a secret for now) and done more work on the web site illustrations I have yet to complete for another client.
Tried to spend some time outdoors in the fresh air getting some proper daylight and if possible warming my bones. I also got 2 tomato plants and a broad bean plant from my sis-in-law-to-be which I am trying to tend to without much experience in these things.
Also I’ve started reading books again, mainly at bedtime. I’ve finished a John Grisham, read Sh!t My Dad Says (very short book) and am starting on the first on the True Blood books as I loved the telly series.
Plus 1 haircut (at home with mobile hairdresser), 1 viewing of a house, 4 cleaning sessions and 1 gardening session by sis-in-law-to-be, 3 visits from parents, 1 new bottle of LDN chased/received and several early nights. Inbetween that lots of surfing, sleeping and feeling a bit crappy.
Paul, along with my brother and sis-in-law-to-be, bravely took the clutter mountain to a car boot sale last weekend and fabulously they made us £150. I didn’t go along as it would have been too much for me. We have about half the clutter left but that can start to go to the charity shop(s) bit by bit.
I still feel confident that LDN is helping despite having felt consistently tired and generally crappy especially this last week. I’m also feeling fairly certain that gluten and/or wheat makes me feel pretty yucky when I have it everyday.
At the weekend sis-in-law-to-be is coming over to watch Eurovision and poke fun at it with us.
I’m also hoping to get out to one of the good farm shops with Paul so I can buy some jelly to hopefully stop my yearning to make my own (too much effort for me right now). I’m very keen to taste rosehips and honeysuckle, but any kind of jelly would be good especially fruits I can’t really eat due to my IBS.
I’d also like a trip to the garden centre to buy canes to support my broad bean (being optimistic it will grow enough to need support!). I might even buy some pretty plants for the garden if I can make my mind up as I am a bit clueless in this regard but have a willingness for some colour and to help the bees.
Oh and of course I must get some rest. Hmmm. Yes, rest.