Wednesday, 25 April 2018

managing (chronic) pain

Tomorrow's my 11-year-anniversary with my chronic headache, so what could be more appropriate than another little post on chronic pain? An alternative title for this post I had is "managing pain and how I fail at it" because like any human bean, I have periods of time when I don't do well with the things I know I should be doing, others when I'm managing much better and sometimes I don't even know what I should be doing to feel okay. And, honestly, I'm currently living through a larger patch of having struggles. So, even though when I began writing this it was with informing and helping others in mind, maybe I'm really trying to help myself along the way, too.

Monday, 23 April 2018

project 365: week sixteen

 106: Starting the week excitingly with a laundry day. My Moomin bag is cute, though!

 107: I'm still knitting the same thing, but almost done with this and thinking about new projects to start.

 108: A tiny view.

 109: I'm trying to go outside more often. As most of my time is spent inside either doing research or avoiding doing research, and I don't have anything regular I need to get out of the house for, often I don't. So I'm trying to make an effort to go outside every day, even if it's just walking around the block. I sound like such an old lady! But I am enjoying seeing all the doggos on my walks.

 110: I had a dentist appointment in the morning which, again, was an irregularity in my monotonous life. Getting up to be in town for 8am isn't something I've had to do for so long and it felt like such an accomplishment to have everything done before noon. It also reminded me of how much I like mornings and that I should start getting up earlier again.

 111: The weather was quite pretty last week. And obviously on a warm and sunny Saturday I decided to spend the day inside cleaning. Haha!

112: A delightfully boring Sunday of ugly cheese (and tomato) on toast and listening to podcasts. I've been listening to Modern Love lately. It's different from my usual true crime based podcasts but I've been enjoying it.

What did you do last week?

Friday, 20 April 2018

helsinki bits

Here's just some more little pictures from when I was in Helsinki with my mum. And I have plans to go back next week as well, so if I get up to anything exciting I might post some more Helsinki things!
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