What a treasure trove I found (metaphorically speaking) …

Back in September I wrote about how I was finally attacking my closets and drawers and cupboardsmother's recipes and pantries and shelves and papers.  Long overdue it was.

Well I’m happy to say I’m done.  Mission accomplished.  And you may find this hard to believe but I actually enjoyed it.  So much so I seem to have become obsessed with order.

I now wake up in the middle of the night and go through stuff and purge.  While I’m watching TV or reading a book I suddenly get the urge to reorganize what I’ve just organized; and I do it!  In slightly under two months I’ve gone from thriving in chaos to being OCD.

Clearly I am channeling my mother who is, of course, loving it.

Speaking of my mother, when I moved her out of her apartment and Continue reading

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Day 55. So Soothing

The other day I posted about how badly I need some TLC, specifically a facial and a massage.  Well, I am booked, but my appointment’s not until next Friday.  In the meantime, my neck is killing me.

That’s a slight exaggeration.  It is stiff.  Turning my head to the right hurts.  But mostly, it feels tired, like my head is too heavy for my neck.  It’s nothing life threatening.  Just uncomfortable and annoying, because it’s ‘there’, all the time.  My neck and shoulders are my ‘weak spot’, so this is something I’ve experienced before.  It happens often.

I’m doing what I can to alleviate the discomfort, until a professional masseuse gets her hands on it.  Or at least, I’ve been trying.  All kinds of stretches.  Rolling my neck over a tennis ball (not the most fun I’ve ever had, by the way), to unknot the muscles.  Long, hot showers.  A heating pad.

Sleeping with no pillow.  Sleeping with one pillow.  Sleeping with two pillows.  A water Continue reading

Day 52. Need Pampering

I’m tired.  Actually, it’s more than that.  I’m weary.  I’ve been working hard; and haven’t taken any time off, in a long time.  And I’m beginning to feel it.  And so is my body.  I’ve been feeling this way for a while, but haven’t wanted to give in to it.

My neck is sore.  I have knots in my shoulders.  My wrists hurt from all the hours I’m spending on my computer.  So do my hands.  My lower back is tight, as are my hamstrings and IT bands.  Again, it’s from sitting at the computer for long hours.  Even my daily stretches don’t seem to be helping.  And neither, of course, is the dramatically cooler weather.

It feels wimpy to complain, so I haven’t.  But the constant, nagging, discomfort is beginning to get on my nerves.  Like a toothache, that just won’t go away.  It’s with me, all Continue reading