@Dot Don't you love it when the vacuuming is done ... especially if you're able to do it yourself... it's ironic, that housework can be something we aspire to do, yet the satisfaction of being able to complete the chores makes you feel somewhat back in the real world and back in control. Glad you had an upswing .... have a great day
@Glimmer Be the best snail you can today ... I'm currently a snail as well but that's ok ... I'm just chatting here, ignoring the jobs that need doing ... I know they will eventually get done. Happy snail day!
@crashdummy Way to go.
@artist55 I love this still life painting ... art is such a joy to create and share ... so many possibilities, it sends my mind into overdrive ... ME cannot take away creativity .. and I dare to dream all the time ...
Thank you for your lovely feedback - I firmly believe that art can make people feel loved, heal hearts and bring hope. I’m glad that it has also inspired your own creativity and dreams! It’s what keeps me going on the not-so-easy days🥰
@Dot what a lovely quote I’m glad you are having a good day and that Miso seems a bit better.
A couple of slow days for me...
Well they were/are not too bad, I just always want to do more.
@Glimmer, just one day normal-ish is such a treasure.
Miso is definitely a lot better today, sitting on my knee at the computer (which stops me doing the 'just three things' each time I get up, I am nailed down!) On the other hand it is lovely
@crashdummy such an interesting thought about ME and creativity. I felt it whittled my creativity down to the essentials. I gave away my spinning wheel and plans for weaving and sewing and wider textiles and concentrated on knitting.
All my dreams of writing stayed dreams...
But that is about practice, in my mind I could keep developing creativity and philosophy and even critical thinking etc. So glad I have that.
And big laughs, so true. Before ME/CFS I was the sort of person to leave housework until visitors were due (or an occasional big clean up when I would get the bug and work until 3am). I used to think that if I could have just one day healthy again I would climb Mt Baw Baw, or run along the beach... But now I just dream about giving my flat a good spring clean. Oh it would be SO satisfying!
I'm off to be the best little snail I can be today
Good wishes for your day everyone
Hope you've had as reasonable a snail day as possible @Dot, and that everyone else is muddling along as best as possible in the circumstances
Totally understand about cleaning - for some reason cleaning is far more exciting with ME/CFS than prior to having it
@Daffy_Dave Yes I cleaned the toilet today. Now that’s an achievement! Something to write in my diary….
Good morning everyone,
Hooray for clean toilets!
Yes @Daffy_Dave ME/CFS sure changes our priorities!
If there are vision impaired people reading, please let me know. Too many emojis will be driving you up the wall.
Well, another day. A cold crisp start but the sun is shining. Is it the same where you are?
Little Miss grandchild is going to stay the night. Hoping she is now perfectly in the habit of sleeping through. I will pick her up this afternoon. Send good wishes!
Best wishes to you too.
Morning everyone ... we have sun ...hoohoo ... a bit of cloud but that's ok ... can finally let some fresh air in ... and motivation ... enjoy the day wherever you are ... @Dot have a great night with little miss ...I'm enjoying these reality posts, thanks for sharing ...
@Dot After a little shower it’s crispy and sunny over this side too️Enjoy your visit with the little one. I hope she sleeps soundly and you are both rested.
@Dot I have always enjoyed cleaning and rearranging things in the home (weird creature that I am) Sadly the home has been a bit neglected in the past 9 months and it’s been more of a “Lick and a promise” as my Nana would’ve said!
Ooh @artist55 what a nice attribute to have, but then ME/CFS evens us out. Sigh.
Yay, it’s tortoise day.
@Glimmer Happy news indeed
I managed one line yesterday because I was juggling with my dear granddaughter and the failure of the overnight training. She was awake soon after 4 am and even though I was philosophical that she might not sleep through, the physical response has been that it has taken years off my life. omg I am wrecked.
But step my tiny step I am making my way out.
Hooray that you got a tortoise day @Glimmer mine is drip on the end of an icicle in a cold cold cave.
Although I am managing to write this, so maybe it is a slightly warmer cave.
@crashdummy it must be that lovely bit of sun coming in. Bliss.
See you one the other side.
Special good wishes to everyone.
@Dot Very sorry to hear that your granddaughter’s visit has taken its toll. A very big thorn indeed. Rest up (no choice really) and give yourself some healing time. Best wishes.
@Dot so sorry to hear you are feeling unwell and that the sleep experiment didn’t go to plan. I hope things look up for you soon!
@Dot Oh, I feel your energy drain ...but 5 stars for the hard effort to be active in your granddaughters life ... children are hard enough to look after even when you're well, let alone juggling it whilst living with ME; at sometime the energy drain will kick in...hope you aren't out of action for too long... but then again, maybe a good stint to fuel up is in order...
Hi everyone, I had a rather pleasant day ...I spent the afternoon trying to fix a somewhat mop of hair that needing cutting. The nearest hairdresser is too far and I don't have the energy to go through the whole process. I woke up and thought this is beyond a bad hair day....so I cut it myself. I was ruthless and cut it up to shoulder length, gave it some whispy bits and a box dye. Voila! the new me... it turned out ok and it certainly feels better ... I don't care what others think about it; it make me feel good ... at least the greys are at bay for now. Bolster your self esteem is how I felt today and I may just continue with some other beauty treatments over the week. PS. I learnt to cut my own hair several years back out of desperation to maintain some dignity: it was trial and error but I eventually got the hang of it. Hope you all have a great evening ...