- Made peanut butter, chocolate chip, banana bread and chocolate chip zucchini bread.
- Made chicken enchiladas.
- Did some dishes.
- Altered some things for my girls; pajama pants, skirt, t-shirt and shorts.
- Went to Katie’s volleyball game and went to the mall after.
Comment on your accomplishments or share.
PS. The point of this is to focus on the positive, which is really hard for me today. I’m missing my daughter’s helper day at school because I’m in a stupid flare. Out of all the days to be in a flare, why does it have to be today?
I promised (sort of) you a flare post and I don’t want to disappoint you. There’s dishes to be done, laundry from two days ago to finish, recycling piled up that needs dropping off and my house resembles the aftermath of a tornado. But I am so tired, I can barely keep my eyes open. I just almost typed “I” instead of “eyes”. That is how tired I am. I couldn’t squander any remaining energy yesterday on taking a shower. That means that I badly need a shower today. I have even less energy and more pain than yesterday, though. Tuesdays and Thursdays are my days from hell because I have Emma all day, I pick up Katie from school at 3, Aden from practice at 4:15 and then Katie has volleyball practice at 5. It is also my Brother-in-law’s Birthday, so I assume we’re going out to dinner. If I can ignore all the housework, drink another large coffee and avoid washing my hair and shaving, I might be able to at least accomplish one goal today. I’m going to need a trip to McDonald’s for a large iced tea and probably need someone to pick me and the kids up on the way to dinner. I’ll also probably blast some rock in the van so I don’t fall asleep. Good thing my kids like the music loud. Well, it depends for Emma. If she like the music, she dances and sings along. If she doesn’t like the music, she yells, “It’s too loud!” and covers her ears. Can I just yell, “It’s too much!” and go back to bed?
Tuesday: Just in time for the holidays and for my little girl’s ninth Birthday, I am having the flare from hell. It started with me going off my Lyrica, my three-year-old being sick and a friend passing away so I’m not sure which of these things are to blame or if it is the combination of the three. I’ve slowly stepped down from the Lyrica so it is not like I just went cold turkey. Thanks to my hubby and kids for keeping up on the dishes for me. I just tried to load the dishwasher and didn’t even get halfway done. I can barely raise my arms so hopefully a little rest will allow me to finish. Good thing the kids are off after today for Thanksgiving Break or else laundry would be piling up even higher than it is.
Wednesday: I am on day two of this post because my arms wouldn’t allow me to type anything further. My Katie helped me “finish” what I could of the dishes yesterday and today the kids helped me start laundry. I am so thankful that I got Katie’s birthday presents done when I did, before my arms went floppy and the pain doubled. After 9 days of being in a flare I am hoping that this one is almost done. I was going to do some meditation-sewing today but it is really hard to focus on anything else when I am this tired and when my house is in tornado-mode. My arms are done with typing. In case I don’t get to post again for Thanksgiving, I hope everyone has a wonderful day with their family and friends.