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.
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