Sunday Post—The Week in Review

So. What happened this week?

When I am asked this question, I usually want to say “nothing.” Because as a disabled person who does not work, it really does feel like the days just…can a day drone on? Cause that’s what it feels like.

But I am committed to making my days feel meaningful, even if nothing huge really ever happens anymore. Maybe that is just my perception, and maybe things DO happen, and I just don’t notice?

So, first thing. I got a new chair! Some backstory, I have MS, and woke up partially paralyzed in December. Spoiler—I got better. Sort of. But when it happened, I couldn’t get myself in and out of bed, so I started sleeping in a powered recliner that we had here in the house from when the lovely roomie broke her leg.

Eventually, the paralysis largely resolved, but I discovered that sleeping in a recliner was way better for my janky shoulder, plus, I can read much easier, plus when I get sleepy, well, I just close my eyes. No danger of becoming wakeful while I haul my butt to bed.

However, the recliner that we had was a previously well-loved gift from a friend which had definitely seen better days. There was a spring that was getting a little too intimate with my nether bits in the night, and it was overall a bit on the creaky side. So I replaced it. I got a pretty basic faux-leather recliner with two motors, which means that the foot rest is able to be raised independently from the back reclining. Makes reading a dream.

Let’s see…what else? On the advice of my therapist, I have resumed daily meditation. I am trying to meditate for twenty minutes the moment I wake up in the morning, but really it’s more like twenty minutes after I pee and get a drink, because I am a woman of a certain age and honestly, the only reason I am awake is because of the peeing thing.

Finally, we booked a cruise. Now, don’t get excited. It’s not till next summer, and I have no actual belief that it will go off as scheduled. I still fear that Covid will completely tank the entire cruise industry…but I had credit with the cruise line from the cancelled Barcelona 2020 cruises, and that credit was expiring, so…yeah. I booked a cruise.

On the blog, I kept up my 5X posting schedule, with this week actually getting six posts because of the monthly library recap. I’m not going to list them here, but I will say that I’m pretty stinking proud of the Blogger Identity Crises post, so if you missed that one…

Book wise, I read three books this week. The Madness of Crowds was the weekly review book, and the other two were decent romance novels. I find that I do like a romance novel as a palette cleanser between heavier material, so I usually sneak one or two in a week. The Madness of Crowds was purchased by my lovely mother, Rock Bottom Girl was from Kindle Unlimited and Well Met I got from the library.

Up next week should be some immunizations, if I get around to scheduling them, and…well, I’m sure something else will happen. Right?

Stay safe, friends, and read on.

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6 thoughts on “Sunday Post—The Week in Review

  1. Congrats on the new recliner. I feel the same way sometimes about not having anything to say, but I think we are always looking for big things to celebrate. Sometimes I think we forget to appreciate the small things in life. I am glad that the recliner works much better for you and gives you some much needed relief. ❤

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  2. I may need to look into a sleep recliner when we eventually move somewhere with more space, or when our couch dies and needs to be replaced. The number of times I’ve been drifting off on the sofa only to go to bed and then be wide awake is more than I like to think about.

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