Thursday, August 2, 2012

Being productive

...really does make me feel much better.  I slept until 1:30 p.m. today.  Not sure what time I got to sleep but I went to bed at 9 p.m., tossed and turned, slept intermittently (as in...five minutes at a time) and was asleep when Tom got home but woke up in pain and saw him in the dining room.  I resisted the urge to pick up my knitting and instead picked up a book instead and read until I finished up The Deathly Hallows.  My eyes were closing on the last few pages but I forced myself to finish the book.  I'm starting on the Sookie Stackhouse books now.  They had the first one in the library but the next two were nowhere to be found in spite of showing up on the inventory as being there.  I put them on hold so either they will find them or they'll order them from another library.  I've read the first three books before and seen the first two seasons of the show but since I'm in the mood for book series, I thought I would give them a go.  I might do the Inheritance books after that.  We've got them all but have only read the first 3.  You know...Eragon, etc.

But anyway, since I had taken 2 sleeping pills, I had the next morning sleeping pill hangover.  Or next afternoon, as it turned out.

I picked up my knitting first thing and while having my morning afternoon coffee, watched another episode of True Blood and then had a lunch of a peanut butter sandwich.  No jelly.  After that I went out and put the new weed whacker together and tackled the waist high weeds we have in the yard.  ( I exaggerate...but not by much) I didn't finish and had to take a few breaks but it looks better.  Especially after Zach mowed the front and side yard.  I'll do more tomorrow or maybe even more tonight but my back is hurting, especially the sciatic area and I don't want to push it.

I hope to get some pictures taken soon of my projects.  I have one sweater done but it needs buttons on the neck placket.  I'm pondering the use of buttons on baby clothes so I might come up with something different or maybe buttons made of yarn.  I could crochet buttons but a lump of yarn could just as easily choke a baby as a plastic button so I don't know what I will do.  The buttons on the placket are pretty much out of read of a baby so I'm not too worried about them, but the buttons on a cardigan...another story.  I'll figure it out, maybe do some research.

I'm going to have to take some ibuprofen because my fibromyalgia just woke up so I'm going to do that and go lie down for a bit...maybe knit some more and watch some more True Blood.



Cin said...

Being productive makes me feel better often. Hope you keep on feeling ok!

Kathy said...

Thanks, Cindy. I'm not feeling too bad today aside from the aches and pains. Very sleepy, though, but I'm trying to stay awake so I'll sleep tonight...I hope.

All in all it was a much better day than I've had in a long time. :)