A migraine has dominated most of this week. It's difficult to explain how I can function when I have one, but the things I take for granted like having a conversation or trying to explain something simple become so difficult. I am unable to use everyday words such as 'yes please' to a cup of tv and recall the names for everyday items such as the TV remote or a cup. Yet I can operate things, type and read and watch TV, do the ironing, cook dinner, fill a hot water bottle safely, but struggle to communicate.
I bought a new tree. 7ft and full. Well the picture was very different from the reality and it gave us a laugh, suggestions to fluff it up more were laughed at, this photo before decorating was after an hour of fluffing and some adaptions made to the base to get it this straight. It was £49.99 from Amazon. I missed the return date for refunds, but we really don't care. It's just a Christmas tree, it made us laugh.
I did check the box, but the returns address wasn't Denmark.
338 Saturday Mid morning and a half empty flight home to Birmingham. Peter collected me and straight home. Migraine still in full swing and I now have mouth ulcers. I had a hot bath and went to bed. In the afternoon we managed a short dog walk and spent the evening in front of the TV.
339 Sunday Migraine kept me awake most of the night, which is unusual. The plan was to get on with decorating the tree but we watched Christmas movies instead. The neighbour popped round with the 2yo and 5 month old to say they'd missed me. Thankfully I'd put my Christmas jumper on to show the 2yo, who came in his reindeer outfit. The baby threw up on me, then promptly fell asleep. We dragged the boxes out the loft, put the tree up and got the decorations done and watched another movie.
340 Monday Early wake up with the migraine. Decorated the dining room, read some blogs and commented. Addressed parcels and cards for posting in town and had a take out coffee in the Priory grounds. We removed a fence panel between us and the neighbours and Peter fixed their swings and wooden fort. I tided up the garden after my greenhouse blew down. Evening spent wrapping gifts and getting ready to deliver them.
341 Tuesday Into Worcester for Peter to do his Christmas shopping, I wandered around on my own. I forgot my phone and wasn't wearing a watch so we went back to the old days and just arranged to meet at the car at 2pm. Afternoon and evening spent wrapping the remaining Christmas gifts.
342 Wednesday Finished building the neighbours wooden fort and put the fence panel back. Afternoon spent fine tuning our new kitchen plans. I've not enjoyed this process, so complicated. All the sales team want to do is sell all the extras, upgrade finish etc, just give me the bloody price.
343 Thursday Morning spent tidying up everywhere while Peter cleaned the kitchen. Took Bob for a walk, put the neighbours fence panel back now we've finished building the fort. I spent the afternoon tidying up the attic and my craft room, neighbour came round with 2yo and we built a gingerbread house. Wrote some more Postcards of Kindness and my friend came round in the evening for our weekly wine and chips and a catch up as I was away in Northern Ireland.
344 Friday Off to my mums to fit curtain poles for her, my niece and the Things were there, so nice to see them all. I called into see a friend to drop Christmas gifts off and a door step drop with 2 of our great nephews.
On the blog this week:
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Ugh! That is rubbish about the migraine.ReplyDelete
Oh dear, that tree does look sorry for it's self with no decorations on. It looks so pretty decorated though. You are looking very organised for Christmas.
Oh wow! All of the Things have grown. x
The tree just made us laugh, it's still on a tiltDelete
Hope the migraine's improving now. It was a poor tree compared to the picture. Thankfully I've been pleased with mine. Glad you were able to see your friend and the children.ReplyDelete
It is a disaster the tree, but makes us laughDelete
Balsham Hill do brilliant trees. But I have to say, once dressed I think yours turned out lovely xxReplyDelete
The tree looks ok now it's decorated, certainly a lot better than the one in Trafalgar Square. Great job on the fort Peter and with that gingerbread house - I lose my patience with those very quickly! #365ReplyDelete
It's fun making the gingerbread house with someone else's childDelete
Sorry to hear you’ve been struggling with a migraine and hope you are now feeling better. The Christmas tree doesn’t quite live up to the picture, does it? Looks nice now it is decorated though. Your neighbours’ wooden fort looks amazing. Lovely to build a gingerbread house with your neighbour and her 2yo. #project365ReplyDelete
Migraine much better now, thank you. The fort really does look good, now it's built properlyDelete
I think you're a super woman, with your horrid migraine, and you managed to do so much, helping the others. Hope your migraine eased this week. The Christmas tree does look different from the picture, but once you decorated it, it's lovely. The fort looks cool. How lovely to make a gingerbread house with an appreciative participant.ReplyDelete
I've had migraines since I was a child, I've just learnt to manage with themDelete
So sorry to hear you've been feeling awful this week. The tree looks nothing like the pic but much better once you had decorated it. #project365ReplyDelete
Oh heck, sounds like it has been a terrible time with the constant migraines, but get how it affects communication - it just takes over and it's hard to concentrate. Hope this week has been easier!ReplyDelete
That is a whopping 7ft tree but definitely not like the image at all, all they ever need are decorations and lights to look awesome! You guys are super neighbours... my neighbour took 4 fence panels out because he is a pillock, not because he wanted to help me... but stalk and apparently intimdate me instead... clearly didn't work! There is nothing common about sense! Sim x
Sorry to hear about your neighbour, the one set are brilliant the others, not soDelete
Sorry to hear about the migraines I hope that you can work out what is causing them. I know the tree doesn't look like it should do but it looks great with the decorations and I like the one in the gifts under the tree picture with Africa and the elephant. The climbing frame looks brilliant it sounds like you have a lovely relationship with your neighburs.ReplyDelete
We are blessed with our neighbours, we've collected christmas ornaments from all our travelsDelete
The tree looks transformed when you add the lights and decorations. I keep meaning to get a new tree but ours still has some life in it and somehow manages to look beautiful once decorated. Sorry to hear about your migraines. Love the gingerbread house picture.ReplyDelete
We'll fix the tree before we pack it away in the new yearDelete
The tree certainly didn't look like the picture on the box, it still looks pretty now its decorated!! Hope you are feeling better nowReplyDelete
thank you, the tree certainly entertained us with it's wonkiness and giant gapsDelete