I have been flaring for the last week or so. The pain is not extreme, but the fatigue is off the charts. Its 9:00 in the morning and I am already fantasizing about getting into bed tonight. I think it was a combination of painting and sugar intake. I spent many hours painting the kitchen last week and the week before. I did take breaks, but also pushed myself because I wanted it done and didn’t want the paint in the pan to dry, so I kept going. That and I binged a little on my favorite licorice all-sorts candy last week. I normally avoid sugar, but I never see that candy, so I totally went overboard. 😛
This lion was my mindful meditation exercise last week. I have always loved to color and have a pretty large collection of adult coloring books. I think coloring is becoming trendy, because you can find a much larger selection now at the craft store. Unfortunately, my thrifty self gets heartburn thinking about a $15 coloring book. Luckily I found this one at TJMaxx (a discount store) for the awesome price of $4.99.
My first Tai-Chi class was this weekend and I loved it. We focused only on the footwork and I am to practice daily for a bit so that next week, we can learn the arm movements. Physically, it took a lot out of me. I was surprised how much concentration and muscle control is required. I think it will be better when we add in the arms because keeping them stationary caused stiffness and pain. Afterwards we did some stretching and I felt pretty amazing for a few hours actually. I am very much looking forward to next week.
Our veggie garden is finally showing signs of success! This year I turned the plot in the back to herbs only because it just wasn’t getting enough sun. We put a few large pots out front, which gets full sun, and planted cherry tomatoes, orange and yellow bell peppers and a bush variety of cucumber. The marigolds are my not-so-secret trick to pest free gardening. They keep away tomato worms, most beetles and some aphids. So far everything is looking good!
I had my eyes checked the week before last and am waiting for my new glasses to come in. The exam was horrible and left me with a migraine. Mostly because the pressure in one eye was a little high, so they had to examine the optic nerve. I thought the burst of air in the eyeball was bad, but this was much worse, serious discomfort. I still have 20/20 distance and only a slight prescription for reading. I decided to get a progressive lens with a tint, to help with my extreme light sensitive eyes. Wearing glasses all the time is going to take some getting used to, but I got some super funky frames to help motivate me. 🙂
I hope you all have a wonderful week!