Today has been an interesting day. We’ve been a bit bad at missing my painkillers for a bit and today my pain levels got a bit out of control. Since it was obvious I wasn’t coping we decided to give me extra painkillers as I’m allowed to do so. The only problem with that is it makes me really dopey and out of it so I’ve done very little today. Johan was amused when I slurring my words and getting stuff wrong. Is like the worst parts of getting drunk without the good bits 😛 It did sort my pain levels out so it was worth it.
What has happened is lots of deliveries, so Johan was busy. I still need to go through all the boxes and check everything is there and then I’ll figure out how much wrapping paper I need to get. I did get the most awkward ones wrapped as I know Johan struggles with anything not a cuboid.
Once the worst of the dopeyness had eased off we watched telly. Johan and I watched more Hell’s Kitchen and in the middle Esther joined us to watch Doctor Who. The Doctor Who episode was excellent but also incredibly creepy and will probably give me nightmares. I’m really interested in what will happen next week now.
Hell’s Kitchen has been a lot of fun to watch with Johan. We’ve just got one episode of season 11 to watch left which we’re saving for tomorrow. It really amused me how Johan got increasingly annoyed with their pronunciation of risotto (the Americans pronounce it like re-zo-toe, we pronounce it more like ri-sot-toe). There’s also the difference in pronunciation of fillet but that’s easier to understand and cope with. Risotto is one of my favourite dishes so I’m glad it’s on the menu but only Gordon Ramsey says it right 😛 Of the two finalists of this season my favourite is Mary as she’s so nice.
I’ve no current plans for tomorrow. Will depend on how I’m feeling and things. I do want to make another long loom band chain to use for securing the pillow to my wheelchair so might start that if I’m up to it. I’m hoping my pain levels remain bearable now and we do a bit better at remembering my medication.
The original plan was to go until Newcastle to see Becca but she wasn’t able to make it so as I’m tired we’re going out tomorrow instead. Hopefully I’ll get more than the 1 1/2 hours of sleep I managed this morning.
I’ve mostly been playing the game Loop on my tablet today. It’s very addictive and good for when I don’t have much brain power as I find it easy to work out.
When everyone was out I put the music on the telly really loud* as I couldn’t disturb anyone. I was singing along and flapping and my heart rate went over 150bpm. Whoops. Guess that’s my exercise for the week and I hope I don’t get payback. I wouldn’t have known if it weren’t for the FitBit as I felt okay at the time. I also made a couple of loom band bracelets to try some new patterns. I’m managing intermediate level stuff now 🙂
Hoping tomorrow I’ll be awake enough to out as I really want to get my hair shaved off. There’s a barbers in Gateshead that looks good so will see if they’re up to the challenge of managing it with me in my chair. I was thinking of Newcastle but maybe on a Saturday a few weeks before Christmas isn’t the best time. I’ll go into Newcastle on a weekday to see Fenwick’s window 🙂 I’m tired enough now to sleep through to morning if my brain will let me. Nicky’s new body is so soft and fluffy that I love cuddling them.
Anxiety is ebil. Not being able to sleep at night because scared someone will break in or have a violent fight or other silly things that aren’t likely but my brain insists will happen when I’m asleep. I stayed awake for the morning carer and no-one showed up. It was about 12pm before I managed to fall asleep.
Being asleep most of the day means I’ve done nothing productive. Pain levels have been higher than normal and I’m not sure why. I need to do a food shop but it requires more brain power than I have right now. Decided I’m not getting out of bed until Friday and we have a plan for if I’m still hurting so much then.
I’m getting a bit obsessed with Neko Atsume. My current strategy is to buy the most expensive items first. I’m starting to get lots of mementos which is awesome 🙂
Johan is helping by sitting in my room, dosing me up on painkillers and heating penguins. We found a hole in Nicky’s wing so I’ve bought her a new body and Patricia (Johan’s penguin) is helping in the meantime. I’ve noticed it’s the newer penguins developing holes which is concerning. I hope the new one lasts longer. I also took the opportunity to buy noise cancelling headphones, a second Rainbow Loom and 2100 loom bands for 46p. The advantage of getting into it late 🙂
I’m hoping tomorrow will be better. At least there are penguins 🙂
In the early hours of this morning I made most of a loom band penguin that I just need to stuff and then finish, but this morning I managed to misplace it so I need to find it so I can do so and take photos. I discovered when trying to make the wings that my hands just aren’t coordinated enough to do crochet or knitting, as I kept dropping stuff while trying to loop and having to start again. At least on the loom I only have to worry about one hand at a time 🙂
I managed to be awake for the morning carer. She seemed to think 5 seconds of teeth brushing is enough. I know I don’t often manage 2 minutes but that’s short even for me. She did make me bacon and eggs though which were nice.
Since then I’ve slept most of the day and only woke up at half eleven. Hoping to see my sister Becca on Friday with her fiancé so will be resting up for that. It’s been ages since I saw her so that’ll be nice 🙂
Now I’m hungry so I need to ask Johan to make me some food. I just hope he doesn’t complain too much. One day I’ll fix my sleeping pattern but apparently not today.
I’ve currently got a problem where I can’t sleep at night. Since that’s when other people sleep and most things happen during the day, that’s an issue. I’m hoping that I’ll soon get over the anxiety and paranoia that’s stopping me sleeping then.
Carer arrived this morning 50 minutes late, as the carer who was meant to be coming phoned in sick, and I was about to get stuff done when her perfume hit me. Since she was still standing in my doorway it must have been extremely strong as I was struggling to breathe without her coming close. I asked her to leave (no strong perfumes is on my care plan and door) and it took over half an hour for the smell to dissipate. Not what I was wanting. I was hoping to wake up for the evening carer, but they came in so quietly that Johan didn’t even realise they’d been until he heard her putting the keys back into the keysafe. I had set an alarm but it didn’t go off for some reason, so I’ll try again tomorrow. The one time I wanted to be woken up it didn’t happen 😛 (I don’t blame the carer for that.)
Spoke to Sammie this evening and she beat me in the Tavern Brawl in Hearthstone. She’s definitely getting better at the game- making better decisions and understanding what to do more. I took a break to watch Doctor Who then we talked after while she was playing Minecraft and I was working on a loom band bracelet. Speaking to her cheers me up loads 😀
I’ve managed to make two loom band bracelets in the last couple of days, both reversible and based off fishtail patterns. The first is called a reversible slipfish, and I made it with glitter jelly bands from my massive box of loom bands (it has 15,000 bands in that should keep me going for a bit). I first tried it a couple of days ago but made a mistake that was really noticeable and too far down to really repair, and I wasn’t happy with the way the colours had gone so while I couldn’t sleep last night I decided to start again. The design makes my hands sore and crampy quite quickly so I have to take a break every couple of minutes, but I managed to finish it tonight while talking to Sammie. I really like the design and I want to experiment with different ways of creating it to see what happens when I’m more confident. The only problem I really had was the glitter from the bands getting everywhere, so my bed Trabasack and top are now covered in glitter 🙂 The YouTube video tutorial is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTFCGpmHvEs.
The second is called the 5 pin funky fish, and I decided to use multicoloured bands for that one. As I made it using a monster loom it was a lot easier on my hands so I could go longer before needing breaks, and I managed to complete it in a couple of hours. I like how there’s two fishtails on one side and three on the other. The tutorial video is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBEjpMut7Yw. I’m getting better at making them though I still have an issue with bands twisting and sometimes making mistakes, though that’s also giving me lots of practice in how to go back and fix them. I think I might be able to consider loom knitting as not needing to hold everything up and being able to put it down whenever is what’s making this possible for me, along with only needing to concentrate on what one hand is doing (and I alternate them to try and cope with cramping).
I’m hoping tomorrow to maybe be able to go out, or at least get into my chair. I’m also going to try really hard to be awake for the evening carer as I need my hair washing desperately. The next time I get into Gateshead or Newcastle when places are open I’m hoping to go to a barbers to get all my hair shaved off, but until then I’ll just need to figure out what to do with it.
I’m also looking for dystopian young adult fiction where romance isn’t one of the central themes. This is harder than it should be. Why does it always have to involve love interests, and often a love triangle? There’s more important things to be doing! Silly books. I noticed as a kid that most pop songs were about love or romance in some way, and didn’t like it. Even now I get irritated by many songs are like that. Come up with other topics please?
Before I come off puter tonight I’m hoping to catch up on some more of the Blizzcon panels I missed, and work out what bracelet to make next. This is addicting 🙂