Last night, I was in bed by 12:30 am which is unusual for me. To get a grip on these migraines, I am trying really hard to keep to a strict schedule. This means in bed before one in the morning and up before 9:00 am every morning.
For the last week, I’ve managed to do pretty well. And I only had to take one hit of my migraine meds. You shoot it up your nose. And at $12 per every 5mg shot, you can’t mess it up. It’s too expensive to not get it right the first time.
I’ve been migraine free for about two weeks now and am starting to feel normal again. If you’re like me and you suffer from chronic migraines and sinus issues, you know what it’s like to feel crappy. I’m pretty much tired all the time even if I get a good night of sleep. Actually, I feel better if I only get six hours. Anything more than that and I’m rendered useless the next day.
As I crawled into bed, I set my alarm and made a list of all the things I needed to get done today. Saturdays are my days to catch up on laundry. But when I woke up at six am to make a trip to the washroom, I made the mistake of looking outside. Several cm’s of snow had accumulated over night. And I had slept right through it.
The glory of having blackout curtains. They seemingly shut out the outside world for a few hours while you sleep. Even my neighbors surprised me with a quiet morning.
But all my plans for a productive day were ruined when I finally climbed out of bed at eleven am this morning. I’m still in my pj’s. My laundry basket is still full to the brim. And my bedsheets are still crying for me to throw them in the wash.
The joys of single living. But the truth is when you live alone, there is only you to blame for your messy surroundings.
It’s after two pm. I’m finally getting around to writing those 1,000 daily words. But my head is still pounding from sleeping too much and all I can think about is crawling back into my bed where it is warm and comfortable.
The weather definitely impacts my mood. The changes in the air pressure hurts my brain. The snow just makes me depressed. Our winter came early this year. The snow started in September and then February was bitterly cold. We’ve had nice weather for a few weeks now but I knew this was coming.
Then I made the mistake of hopping on Twitter to network and connect with other writers. Twitter is where I get caught up on world events and local news. Today’s trending topic is of course, End Game and The Avengers.
I found myself tearing up while reading some of those tweets thinking of the last decade – 21 Marvel movies and I’ve seen them all. Except for End Game. I made the mistake of reading up on spoilers. But I like being prepared when it comes to movies that I know are going to be gut wrenching. I did the same for Infinity War. And even though I knew what was coming, watching the film was still like getting a punch in the stomach.
(NO SPOILERS! I haven’t seen End Game yet)
It is 2:30 pm on a Saturday afternoon. Piles of laundry await me in the bedroom. There are dirty dishes left over from the week that need to be washed. My floors need to be swept. The garbage needs to be taken outside. And I need a shower. And a hair cut.
And yet – here I am. Nursing a foggy brain and sore mouth from two trips to the dentist and feeling sorry for myself. So what else can you do on a day like today?
(google searched this image – it’s great and accurate)
Nothing. Nothing, and more nothing.
Today is going to be a lazy day. A self-care day. And as a little pick me up, I think I might even have a Marvel movie marathon night.
“Target angry! Target angry!”
The first Avengers movie might be my favorite of all the Marvel movies. Just sayin’.
I am dying to see the End Game but as a main rule I tend to avoid movie theatres. People just tick me off with cell phones and kicking the back of my seat. So, I will wait patiently until I can watch the movie online. I just might have to avoid the internet until then.
It is mind-blowing how nostalgic movies can make you feel. I’m going to miss this series when its done.
What to do when you’re feeling down in the dumps? Throw on a Marvel movie for shits and giggles. I think I hear my bed calling my name. I’m going to cuddle up in the blankets and watch all the Avenger movies in one day.
Happy Saturday everyone.