Yes, another blog entry. And yes, I overused the word yes a lot.

If yesterday was a red letter day, today was … eh. I don’t normally have eh days, but maybe I did too much yesterday and it caught up with me.

Of course, the way my day started could have been better. My sleep pattern is that I sleep for 2-4 hours, wake up, have breakfast, take my meds and go back to bed again and the second set of sleep is generally much better than the first. This was the 2nd day in a row where that second set of sleep wasn’t all it could have been. Yesterday it was because of a wake up alarm I kept ignoring and today, well, I can blame it on the cat.

Yes, I blame it on the cat. I came out on the patio with my cuppa tea and the cat came out with me (usually he’s already out, but last night he was in). He was in the mood to hunt, and unfortunately he caught a bird. Ugh! But – I saved that bird. He’s lived to see at least another day and fortunately aside from being stunned and upset, he wasn’t harmed physically. But chasing a cat and bird around at 5am yelling obscenities and hoping I’m not waking the neighbours is so not conductive to going back to sleep. It didn’t help me at all that I was then totally grumpy at the cat (for good reason, but nonetheless) and stayed in that mood even after I got up later.

I also found myself grumpy about doing laundry. Last week I put it off till after I had the cortisone shots, and then it was hot out and I wasn’t up to it, and well, it needed doing. I had started it last night so it wasn’t like I could opt out today even though I was significantly sorer today than I was the last couple of days (probably from being out yesterday and having another 5000 step day). We don’t have a dryer (nor would I want one really), so laundry means hanging stuff up on the Hills hoist. For the most part, I’ve got this down to a fine science using clothes hangers as I’ve found if I hang clothes to dry on hangers, it’s easier for me to do and generally they don’t need ironing and there’s much less folding needed. My grump today was that standing to do these things was painful and so I did a bit at a time, which was good/wise. However, my internal dialogue was having a field day berating me for being such a wimp and spending more time on Twitter and less time doing other stuff. It’s that dialogue that really didn’t help matters. Once I got the job done, that internal dialogue didn’t seem to have as much steam, which was good.

Then later this evening I found myself being down again for no apparent reason other than thinking of Rod’s Mum who passed away 3yrs ago yesterday. I still miss her heaps.

This evening I’ve been listening to Pink’s Funhouse CD and enjoying it heaps. I’m in a better frame of mind and am sort of now wondering if my moodiness isn’t somewhat from the cortisone shots last week. I know I had a day of mood swings with the shot I had for my hip, so maybe this was my day for it this time around. Whatever it was, it seems to have lifted now and I’m closer to my usual self.

The last few nights, as I’ve mentioned I haven’t had the best of sleep and some of that is from pain and the other is from seasonal allergies. So tonight I am doing everything I can to make sure that I start preparing for bed early, take all the allergy meds, wind down with a cup of chamomile tea and a game or six of Jewel Quest on my phone and then (and here’s the really important part – GO TO BED).  A full night’s sleep will do me a world of good. So that’s my next step for tonight.

Yes, I realise this is the 3rd blog in a row and it’s unusual. I’ve been doing really well with having a to-do list as well as the 25 minute ‘DoStuff’ timer I’ve been using. It just happens that this was the next thing on the list that could be done at this time, so I went ahead and did it. Yes I know there’s this thing called ‘NaBloPoMo‘ (National Blog Posting Month), but I’m not actually participating in that – at least not intentionally! 🙂

Anyway, time to edit this and then off to wind down so I can get a good night’s sleep. G’night Y’all.

 

Hits: 39

Other Posts

Instagram Pics

23Jan20 Challenge Friday photo. I was given a de 23Jan20  Challenge Friday photo.  I was given a desk organiser set for Christmas that has a great gold and white pattern on it.  It went on my desk today, finally!  #cf20 #pattern #2020pad #deskorganiser
03Feb20 Monday night dinner. Steak (done in the 03Feb20  Monday night dinner.  Steak (done in the air fryer), mushrooms, wild rice blend and lots of veggies.  #2020pad #cooking  #cookingforone
I couldn’t really see the screen so had no idea I couldn’t really see the screen so had no idea how many birds were in view, but my sister tells me she counted as many as five different ones.  The damage to the tree branches were from the weight of the pears.  This tree really produced a heck of a lot of pears this year.  I picked a bag full yesterday (good thing I did!) but after the Lorikeets, I don’t think there’s much left now.  #lorikeets #lorikeetsofinstagram #peartree #iwantedsometoo
22Jan20 I don’t often panic, but this had me in 22Jan20  I don’t often panic, but this had me in true panicked state for about half an hour before I gathered my wits and started some real problem solving.  This is the monitor to the solar panel system.  It said there was no power coming from the panels.  None. Zip.  I looked for the manual and couldn’t find it. We’ve had the panels installed since 2016 and never ran into a problem in all that time.  After finding the name of the installation company, I called them and they were able to calm me down and helped get it reporting again. The panels were fine. The box in the photo needed rebooting.  #2020pad #panicking #solarpanels #solarenergy #fixed
10Feb20 I’ve been weeding… When I came home 10Feb20  I’ve been weeding…  When I came home from my USA holiday the weeds were choking this area and several other corners of the yard.  I had someone from a lawn mowing agency come mow and he sprayed the weeds but when he returned a few weeks later, ONLY mowed the grass.  So, first I’m not having that agency back again. Second, it may take awhile but I can do this, and once done I’ll probably have to start all over again.  But it’ll look better and that will make me FEEL better about it.  That said, if anyone local wants to lend a hand, I would really appreciate it with beer, wine, a meal… #2020pad #didsomegardening #weeding #tryingtobeagrownup #cf20 #clutter
24Jan20 Challenge Friday Photo. You want a patte 24Jan20  Challenge Friday Photo.  You want a pattern?  Which one, the floor, the cat bed, the pillows, the hand made blankets?  Or maybe my jumper (sweater) precariously on the arm of the chair.  Lots to choose from!  If you see one I didn’t mention, feel free to comment and let me know.  #cf20 #pattern #2020pad #catsofinstagram #office #patterns #patternseverywhere

Add a comment if you wish

Close Menu