Yesterday was a complete bust. I didn't sleep well on Wednesday night. I kept waking up and then at about 2am I was wide awake with thoughts running through my head and unable to get back to sleep. Husband was snoring beside me too. I was hot (those horrible hot flushes again) and it was humid and my hip was hurting. Aarrgh! I should have got up and read, but I'm stubborn and I laid there in bed until I finally fell asleep at about 5.00 only for the alarm to go off at 6.00. The smart thing to do would have been to turn off the alarm, roll over and try to get back to sleep. Stubborn me again. I got up and was grumpy, dizzy and tired. I did go for a walk, ran a couple of errands and then came home and did not a lot. I tried to nap but it wasn't working - I find it difficult to nap.
Today was better though. I listed a bunch of postcards on Ebay again and a couple of other items. I did my housework and went up in the craft room. Today I told my friend that I wasn't walking tomorrow. I want a day to go by myself, just do a little mindful walking, more photographing and watching than walking. My hip has been hurting still. I'm not sure if aches and pains are a part of menopause but I seem to have them on and off. They seem to come with the no-sleep and hot flushes so maybe they are. It seems whatever way I move or lay my left hip hurts. I think maybe a couple of days of not walking too far might help ease it a little, as it is I've been taking pills but it only helps a little. There are some lovely wildflowers still in bloom at another place I enjoy going to (and a couple of benches to sit on) so I'm going to go there, by myself, at my own pace.
When I come home it will be a couple of regular household things, up in the craft room and maybe some more listings. I'm also hoping to hear back from a local (in Suffolk where I'm from) charity called St. Elizabeth's Hospice. They are having what they call Daisy Day where you can donate money and have a daisy displayed in someone's name. Their Daisy Day (as it is called) is on September 4th (Mum's birthday) and will be held at Holywell's Park which was close to where Mum grew up and a place we always visited. I had been hoping to 'sponsor' a daisy. I know that I wouldn't be able to go there and visit, but my sister is going and I had hoped to get one in honour of Mum. If it fails I am hoping I can send sister some money and she can do one for me. Sigh.
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A walk in the woods
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I know it's a repeat (sort of) but the sky this morning was just glorious. This is straight from my phone. Purples and pinks with a light mist across the field. Just glorious. It was sort of cloudy when I woke and I was so sure there would be no sunrise and then I saw this!
The sunrise and the walk in the woods photos are beautiful! I hope you are able to send the money to sponsor a daisy in your mum's name.ReplyDelete
Haven't heard anything yet but maybe soon. Thanks. It's a really peaceful walk when the bugs aren't biting!Delete
I'm sorry your hip is causing such difficulty. I could be hormone related, I suppose, but it might be worth seeking medical advice, if that is possible.ReplyDelete
Daisy Day sounds lovely and I do hope they will get back to you. xx
Thanks. I'm thinking it's the way I've been sleeping (or not lol) and menopause as the symptoms seem to come and go. Usually it's an ache somewhere else. This time it's the hip. Sigh.Delete
That IS menopause....I was up last night, 2 am, same thing, been going on for 2 years now...ahahaha.....only I find it easy to nap!! LOLReplyDelete
Sending hugs. The Daisy Day sounds awesome. I love the pic of the path in the woods. It hints at a lot of stories...ReplyDelete