It has been an interesting few weeks. There has been a lot going on, both internally and externally. Last week, I had an almost four day long migraine which really took me out of commission. After the migraine began to fade, I realized that I was in the midst of a major flare-up of my autoimmune issues. While I am feeling a good bit better now, it is still lingering…yes, life goes on.
One of the things which I had to do this week was to do something about my old bed which I’d had for a little under five years. It was creating more pain and pressure points than were acceptable. Even though I was a bit hesitant, I decided to order a mattress online…one of the memory foam ones that come in a box. Last night was my first night on it, so it’s a bit too early for a review, but I will say that my first night was pretty comfortable. Thankfully a good friend of mine was around to help me to take out the old mattress on Saturday. My delivery was delayed a bit, so I slept on my couch for three nights which did my already aching back no favors but it’s feeling a little better already.
When the new mattress got here yesterday, the FedEx guy was nice enough to wheel it into the bedroom for me. I was able to wrestle it out of the box and up onto the bed frame…but in typical me style I laid it out incorrectly and found myself in a pickle. I needed to flip the thing and it was unfolding and inflating fast…and I just wasn’t able to do it. Luckily for me, I was talking to a new friend on the phone when all of this was going on and they came to the rescue…which I am still pleasantly surprised by. They did not have to do this…and they drove 20 minutes just to come and help me out before they had to go to work. Wow, talk about nice.
The friend which helped me take out my old mattress contacted me a little later in the afternoon to let me know that he was available if I needed help. I have to say that I feel pretty lucky to have people in my life who are willing to help out. My sister had told me that she would help too, which means a lot to me. She is in the midst of an even worse flare up than I am, so I was beyond hesitant to call upon her to help me wrestle an 80 pound mattress!
I was able to have a several really good days last week, even though I’ve been in this flare up. I got to spend a few evenings with my sister…talking and laughing…which is always great. Plus, I got to hang out with one of my friends on Sunday and binge watch Star Trek Next Generation. Also played around on Sunday and tried to duplicate a completely raw vegan dish I had at a restaurant back in February. It was a success! I raw zucchini noodles, sun dried tomato marinara, cashew (ricotta) cheese, and pesto. It was beyond delicious.
Didn’t get to spend a lot of time this week practicing guitar, due to the migraine and body pain but I did get a little in. Yesterday evening, for the first time in months…I dragged out a canvas and my watercolors to start a new abstract painting. Let me tell you, that felt so good! I only got to work on it for about 30 minutes, but what a wonderful 30 minutes!
All in all, life has been pretty good, flare and all. Things are going well, and I have a lot to feel excited about. I’m sure that I’m missing something, but the post is getting long anyway. So, I’ll take that as my cue to wrap it up for now. I hope that all of you are doing well and that you are finding happiness in each day, no matter how simple or small the pleasure is.