Right now, over the past two weeks (give or take), I’ve had:

  • Migraines.
  • A pinched nerve in shoulder blade.
  • A stomach that is, uh, well, let’s just say that it’s not holding on to food for more than a few minutes.

For a migraine, the best thing in the world is to lie down and relax. But lying down, in any position other than flat on my back, leads to all the shoulder and neck muscles tightening up even more as a result of the pinched nerve.

The shoulder and neck stuff feels better when I am up and moving around, avoiding a few specific movements but otherwise in motion.

The upset stomach feels crappy when I am moving around a lot, and would prefer that I stay somewhat sedate.

What the actual hell, body? WHAT THE HELL. Get it together.

Nice Thing For Myself #11.

I bought new underpants. In a different style than my usual type.

This is either going to be a nice thing for myself or a terrible, terrible thing. Time will tell..



This long weekend has been spectacular on the ‘getting things done’ front – we repainted shutters, weeded gardens, plotted the butterfly garden (and ordered soil for delivery), started the process of filling the cracks in the driveway, tidied up the garage a bit, tidied up the deck a bit, did plenty of laundry, trimmed garden edges, watched Bob’s Burgers episodes, ate lots of pizza, mowed the lawn, got groceries, untangled the Solstice lights from the front shrubbery, ate some slice of an orange creamsicle cake thingie..

Coffee has to work tomorrow and Wednesday, but he’s off on Thursday and Friday with me. We’re going to eat sushi on one of those days, work on the butterfly garden more (moving the soil into place and, if we’re lucky, planting some of the flowers!), and hopefully watch more Bob’s Burgers.

I love love love that we’re getting some of the outdoor stuff done before it’s 900 degrees and neither of us want to go out there during daylight hours to do anything other than swim or BBQ meats.

Something tells me that Coffee is a little bit grateful to be heading back to work tomorrow, however, so he can get a bit of respite from all the heavy lifting. I’ll go get my pedicure (fuchsia? grape? blue?) and then perhaps I’ll do a bit of tidying up in our bedroom/office (or maybe I’ll just read a book?).

All Hail Long Weekends And Vacations!

Nice Thing For Myself #10.

Starting RIGHT NOW, I have a solid week of vacation stretching out in front of me – some of which will be frittered away, some of which will be productive, and oh, yes, let’s not forget the napping that’s gonna’ happen. Yes ma’am.

Absolutely The Best Thing on The Internet.

My friend Kandace shared this with me on Facebook and I literally cried with happiness. This man just embodies the very idea of doing things with enthusiasm. And he’s definitely talented. Amazing.

I encourage you very, very strongly to watch the entire way through because it just gets better and better. And better. Holy crap, this is AMAZING.