First, an update. I’ve slipped a bit on my last couple planned posts because I’ve been sickie. Bleh. Last week I had a quick 24 hour fever/chills/flu-like crap going on. Which was draining and exhausting, and after the worst of it was gone, I felt weak and tired (not surprising.) But even after that left, I’ve been really slow to recover and still having weird fluctuating symptoms. I went off to urgent care Tuesday because I was sick of it (HA! sick of it…. 😉 ) and because I couldn’t get a regular doctor’s appointment for over two weeks!! Anyway, it was semi-reassuring and semi-frustrating because the short version is: it’s probably some kind of infection? But not entirely sure what kind? Sinuses or upper respiratory mostly makes sense… So let’s just go on antibiotics for a week and hope that works. And if not, it’s time for more testing…
Ugh. So lame. Meanwhile, I feel crappy. Not sick really, just crappy. I feel like I should be able to function totally normally, but every now and then I just need to lie down for about two hours 😉 and I’ve been super useless this week so far. MER. 🙁
I do have photographs ready to edit for two STELLAR cocktails so fingers crossed I can find the energy for that…
For now, I thought I’d just have a little chat about random things with y’all!
Let’s switch gears to something more light-hearted first 😉 Who’s watching The Handmaid’s Tale? I read the book in college and loved it. It took me awhile to watch though because after the first 15 minutes (which blew me away) I realized this is a full-attention-sit-down-and-watch show. I just have very little dedicated watch-tv-alone time 😉 I finally caught up last night and WOW. I’m really impressed by the show. It’s powerful and moving and horrifying. And can we just marvel for a second in how shockingly timely it is? I mean, obviously nothing of this scale is happening and the novel is still FAIRLY new, but it’s 30 years old and I think has only become more relevant. Perhaps the homophobia was more predictable 30 years ago. But the resurgence in the discussion of women’s equality, at work and home and in society? Probably less so. And the rise in infertility I find especially interesting. Don’t even get me started on the political climate. But.. wow.
My memory of the book is faded so I can’t speak to how the adaptation is. I swear, as books fade from memory all I can remember is how the book in general made me feel and how I feel about each character. So far, those feelings are mostly on point and I’m pretty sure the differences are because of plot development…
Speaking of great TV, I re-watched the whole People v. OJ Simpson mini-series while I’ve been sick. Just SO WELL DONE. I find myself pausing to google how accurate something is or YouTube the real footage of a portion of the trial.
I’m convinced I got sick (or whatever I am) because my body was trying to force my mind to chill the fuck out and set better priorities. I completely believe in things like that. My anxiety has been awful lately, I haven’t been sleeping at all (like, waking up at 2 or 3 in the morning WIDE AWAKE and not going back to sleep but then somehow not feeling tired the next night…) and my mind is constantly racing. And oh man, the stress dreams. I swear, my body was like “screw you, you’re going to rest and sleep better if I have to knock you on your ass to make you do it.”
Is it just me, or do leases ending force you to rethink all your major decisions in life? Thus the source of so much of my anxiety lately (y’know, aside from the usual super stressful job and normal life probs. 😀 ) With poor Preston having such a long commute (he drives over an hour each way), it’s so hard to think about renewing our lease and forcing him to deal with that for another year. There’s nowhere in between Sacramento and his job where either of us is willing to live, so…. no easy answer. We’re also really itching to find a house to rent wherever we end up next.
And I am just DYING for a real backyard and a garden. I actually toyed with the idea of posting a roundup of some of the awesome backyard furniture, decorations, and DIY projects I’ve collected lately. Fingers crossed I’ll actually have a backyard in the next couple months…….. We shall see.
I wrote most of this Wednesday and was going to post it that night, but we had a bizarre huge power outage all around town! It didn’t last super long, but it occurred at peak “at home and still wide awake” time, soooo. Yeah. Our microwave clock has been reset a handful of times lately and I brushed it off thinking we couldn’t possibly have had power outages in the middle of sunny weather. Not a good sign, eh?
I mentioned in last week’s currently post that I am thinking about breaking my plan for 2017 and starting a running challenge. Not being able to work out AT ALL this week has only made that desire grow. I figured out a good way to do a really flexible challenge and I just want to start RIGHTNOW. Watch for that post when I’m healthy!
Also watch for ALL THE TUNA recipes! I swear, all I want is ahi tuna. My stomach has been especially weird throughout this illness of mine because food looks and sounds AMAZING until I actually go to eat it, and my stomach’s like, “Ha! Fooled you! I don’t want food.” Jerkface stomach.
Is it just me, or is Target like ten thousand times more dangerous than usual? Clothes on point. Dollar bins on point. House decor on point. Outdoor party goods on point. I want ALL THE THINGS.
Hokay, my brain is emptied of the randomness (at least that I can think of right now.) Sorry about the slow week, please send me your healthy vibes so I can heal and get back to it!
How are YOU this lovely spring Friday????
Tell me about your exciting weekend plans so I can live vicariously through you 😉