- Friday Dec 04, 2009
I didn't even sit down when I got home from work yesterday. Instead, I threw on my tocque and gloves and went back outside to shovel. It was a bit of work, and I don't think I even have a whole lot of area to shovel. I think it took me close to 30 minutes to do it all. My dog was able to run around for a bit, although most of the time she was cowering by the door because she was afraid of the shovel...
Then I played on the computer, payed some bills, and had friends over for coffee. It was a good night. I wish they were all like that. I wonder if it had anything to do with spending some time outside...
I am probably having another friend over for coffee right after work today. I think I will try to hit the hay early tonight (I hate doing this because I always feel like i'm missing out on something that's happening) and get up earlier tomorrow so that I have a full day to paint. I am excited to get started.
I took Claritin yesterday morning because of the off-chance I had allergies that were acting up and that's why i've been sick for so long. Sure enough, after a couple of hours I was feeling much better. I'm a little sneezy and congested this morning, but hopefully the Claritin I took will kick in soon.
- Thursday Dec 03, 2009
Sick, sick, sick.
I didn't take the dog outside in the snow, and I didn't shovel either. Now, I am packing the snow down on the path from my house to the garage from my frequent jaunts and it's forming a nice layer of ice. Oh well. Today after work I will bundle up and do the shovelling. Maybe i'll have to take out the ice pick, too...
Still sick, I almost can't believe it. On the other hand, everyone is sick, so i'm not really surprised it has held on for so long. If this continues, I don't know if i'll be in good enough shape to paint this weekend. I don't want to do a crappy job of it just because i'm not feeling well.
On the good side of things, I have everything I need for christmas gifts in the house. All I need now is some wrapping paper. I am glad I have it all done, except for the painting, because I really don't like shopping during the christmas season. It's always so crowded and everything is laying haphazardly (?) on the shelves. Sorting through things is not my forte!
- Tuesday Dec 01, 2009
I would really like to take my dog for a walk today. It snowed during the night and this morning we woke up to a covering of soft and sticky whiteness. I will have to shovel for sure, anyways, so she and I can play in the backyard at the very least.
I have nothing planned for tonight. I will read, rest, and hopefully rejuvenate. My cold/flu is working it's way throughout my body. Aches, congestion and sinus troubles. I almost didn't make it to work, but then what would I do?!!
- Monday Nov 30, 2009
Weekend was okay. Got a massage on Friday morning, then did some baking in the afternoon. After that, I was toasters for the night. Saturday attended a 70th Anniversary, then came home and hosted my annual bake/christmas exchange party. Sunday watched the Grey Cup and did some household chores, then opted out of a family supper because - again - I was feeling rotten. Today I still feel flushed. I guess I need to start medicating for cold/flu.
I have a meeting this evening and Wednesday evening. This weekend I need to set aside for painting.
I need to get outside more... the cloudy haze i've been friends with on and off for over 15 years needs to realize that it can't stick around any longer. I'm sick of it. Bad friend. BAD!
- Thursday Nov 26, 2009
I was right. It was a long day yesterday. Then when I finally made it back home last night, it took me a while to calm down enough to sleep. Then I woke up at 2:30am, with severe stomach cramps and couldn't get back to sleep. Maybe it is stress that brought it on. I don't know, but I don't like it. I'm very tired today. Very. Tired.
- Wednesday Nov 25, 2009
Funeral today. There is one here in town as well. The sad loss of a young man. Heartwrenching.
I will not be drinking much water today as will be on the road a lot and don't want to be stopping all the time. It's going to be a long day.
- Tuesday Nov 24, 2009
Oh, so tired.
I am going to watch New Moon tonight with friends. I'm such a... Girl.
Lots of water. That's about all i've accomplished lately.
- Monday Nov 23, 2009
Another death in the family. More fighting. Less brain cells.
- Tuesday Nov 17, 2009
I had to re-visit the dentist yesterday because I have an infection from one of the wisdom teeth I had removed last week. Apparently, the infection is pretty bad. They've put me on anti-biotics for the next two weeks to try and fight it. It really hurts. Such is life.
I still have trouble eating solid foods, but made a supper date with a friend tomorrow and come **** or high water i'm going to eat, I tell 'ya!
Not in the mood for much else lately, although the house is clean and I cleaned up the backyard on the weekend. The weather here is quite nice for this time of year; hopefully I can still take advantage of it and do something outside to re-energize. Physical activity is severly lacking in my days.
- Friday Nov 13, 2009
Back into drinking my water - surprisingly, it wasn't that difficult to get back into it. I just picked up a bottle of water and started at 'er. I wish it was always that easy - for everything!
I have a meeting tonight, so I think i'm going to slouch on the couch after work and read for a bit first. I bought myself those eggs and bread yesterday, so i'm due for a toasted egg and peanut butter sandwich... is that wierd?! And maybe a few slices of cheese. I'm still having trouble eating; I have to push all the food to the left side of my mouth and then very delicately attempt to chew it thoroughly. Some of the most basic actions in life are SO taken for granted.
I've decided to paint three canvasses for my brother and his wife as their christmas present. Very doable - flowers, butterflies, black, white, sepia images. It's all set out in my mind already. It might change a bit, but i've got the general gist of what I want to do. And, i've already started writing a bit. I want to be able to give their twin daughters each a book this christmas, written by moi! I probably won't have time to get them bound like I wanted to, though. So that's what they're getting. And thank goodness I have at least SOME raw talent, because I don't have a lot of money to work with these days and trying to come up with a gift that would compare would be horrendously expensive!
I was invited to visit my aunt in NWT this spring. She will be dancing with her daughters in a Ukranian dance group. She has offered to help me pay for my ticket, so I am seriously considering going as this is probably the only major trip I will be able to go on! I would still love to see my brother and his family for christmas, but it's not looking like i'll be able to.
Other than that, I need to clean the house. Exciting, huh?