I've been away from blogging for a few days, and the truth is I've needed a little break to try to get back up to speed; not just in blogging but life in general. I know we all feel this way from time to time. Sometimes we push through to try to keep our routine going, but this time I've not been able to do that, better to be honest I think. That's just my own opinion.
(new old footstool for the bedroom)
I had a doctor appointment last week and a lot of my blood work came back wonky. My thyroid has gone into the red zone on the "overactive" side, instead of being waaaayyyy Hypo. I've had Hashimoto's Thyroiditis since I was in my early 30's (probably a lot longer), which is auto-immune caused lack of thyroid production. I've never had this wild swing in the opposite direction before and it's wreaking havoc on me mentally and physically. I found out the pain medication I was taking for my occipital nerve neck and headache problem can disrupt your thyroid and that has probably been the culprit... oh happy day. I'll spare you more details, but I've felt like one of The Walking Dead.
My blood tests show I'm back into anemia, which also causes severe fatigue, hair loss, and the dreaded "brain fog", etc. So I've got to work on getting those numbers back up. Back to the iron supplements, yuk. All in all it's been a lousy last several weeks.
After my return visit to discuss the state of things with my doctor, I made myself go look at Spring decor and florals at one of my favorite local stores. Honestly, I just wanted to go home and take a nap. But it helped. I think I might have smiled; maybe even laughed. I did feel better after a white distressed rabbit jumped into my shopping cart and some mini tulips got my attention. I had no cohesive thoughts on what I was going to do with what I bought, but at least if the mood strikes, I'll have something to play with.
(after tying up the springs and a good cleaning)
on kitty kat news:
This isn't the one with Diabetes, this is the one that weighs almost 16 pounds and has a bad tooth. She's so naughty you can't get her into a pet taxi to go to the vet. She bites and has the strength of the Incredible Hulk, yet she wants to sleep between Hubbs and I. go figure. A sedative will have to be given to both of us when it's time for the veterinary appointment.
The little one with Diabetes, is doing much better. Her glucose number is down to 400 instead of 600. She lets me give her her injection as she eats her dry kibble, and she even comes around when it's time for her shot. She's a sweetie.
These are pics of a wonderful needlework covered stool my sis is letting me use. We sort of trade furniture and things when one of us can't use it. A lot of these have been ripped off or recovered and replaced with something more "white", but I just adore these little beauties because they remind me of sitting by the fire in a cottage in the Cotswolds. I'll just keep the "little old lady" look for now, but a neutral pleated slipcover would be gorgeous and versatile.
(Just a little fantasy photo here)
maybe something with pleats, but lets the pretty legs show.
Actually, it sits by my bed and I use it to stack books,
my ipad and iphone charger at night.
The needlepoint is perfection,
and I LOVE that brown background.
and, it has a few friends.
I know that you all have things going on too;
health problems, pets that are sick, kids that will always be your kids,
no matter that they're over 30 and married.
you know, family things...
We don't share all that's going on in our lives because well...
We come here to take a few minutes away,
to be inspired, and to see what our friends are up to.
Truth is, that we know there are many unspoken words and situations
among the pretty pictures and styled rooms.
So to all of you, believe me, I understand.
Just sitting down and doing this post has made me feel better,
I'd been putting things off because I don't like to be a whiner.
But, I guess honesty is part of the therapy.
I'll be back soon with a happy face on,
and show you my new white bunny friend.
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