Daily life

Excuses, excuses

Honestly, y’all. I’m just way too tired to write a blog post very often. I’m too tired to do much of anything, really. I have to sit down and recover whenever I do anything. Let the pets out and feed them in the morning? Take a nap. Load the dishwasher — sit down for a couple of hours. I still have a load of laundry that’s sitting in the mudroom just waiting for me to put it in the washer. It took everything I had to bring it from my room to the mudroom. There’s another load in the dryer that’s going to have to be dried… again… because it’s been sitting there for a week.

ahead, behind, all around me.

I know what’s causing it though. At least I have a pretty good idea. I was like this the last time I was put on levothyroxine for my thyroid. Exactly like this. Tired to the point that it was interrupting my quality of life. It was this exhaustion that caused me to stop working as a substitute teacher back in 2012. Like, I can barely think straight. I remember this confusion back then too. Like, I couldn’t even work as a first grade sub it was so bad. Right now, I’ve had to put my coding classes on hold because I can’t even stay awake through one lesson. It’s flipping annoying because I have plans. I mean, they’re not big plans, but they are plans. And now everything is on the back burner… again. But I told myself when my doctor prescribed the levo that I would give it a shot and see if the side effect would go away. It’s been over eight weeks, and the side effects have not gone away. I have an appointment with her next week and I’m just going to have to put my foot down. I can’t deal with this. I mean I’m tired all of the time anyway, but this is just ridiculous and I can’t deal with it.

So, anyway, that’s why I haven’t been writing here as much as I’d like to. I mean, I have a lot to say (as y’all know), but it’s a monumental task for me to put together two sentences sometimes. And don’t even get me started on editing and proofreading. Ha! Double ha!

After a couple of days. Photo for reference.

In other news, my thumb is healing nicely. As some of y’all know, I fell about a week ago and, landed on my wrist, my thumb actually, which probably strained it. It wasn’t a long fall, but I landed just right, and not only hurt my thumb but it traveled all the way up my arm to my elbow and shoulder — both of which recovered way faster. My right side of course, which means I couldn’t do things like type (to clarify type quickly, I could still type, but it was much slower), write, play my video games, knit, or crochet. Even using the mouse was difficult. So it was a fun couple of days. I landed on the joint when I fell, and it swelled up quite a bit. I couldn’t move the offended digit very far one way or another for a few days. Doug went out the next day and got a brace for it, which helped a lot. It bruised up after a couple of days when the swelling went down but the bruise has faded. I finally have full range of motion back. Yay! It still hurts if I use it too much and if I touch it too hard, but otherwise it seems okay. So that’s good news.

In other, other news, we finally got the HVAC installed and most of the housework we want done is finished on the house. The only thing we have on our list of immediate things to do is to redo some things in the mud room. The washer and dryer are both front loaders and it hurts our backs to load and unload them. Plus their positions in the room are awkward. So we’re gonna put them on pedestals and to do that we have to demolish some cupboards and then install some shelves to make up for the storage lost. It shouldn’t cost too much. I think that we’ll wait a month or so before we do that though. I need to recover from having so many people come in and out of our house. Plus, Brandy is going to need surgery because she has a fatty tumor that’s growing right behind her front, left leg. That’s three out of three dogs with a huge fatty tumor that’s growing in the wrong place. Normally, one can ignore fatty tumors, but not when they interfere with quality of life. So we’re gonna wait until after Brandy’s surgery and recovery.

Brandy