365 Days of Random

Random musings about nothing at all

Apartments & Migraines

Yeah, I know, I missed again yesterday. But I have a good reason.

Yesterday my BF and his buddy (and potential new roomie) needed to go look at a bunch of apartments and since I was at my BFs place I tagged along. It was kinda fun actually getting to go and look at all the different places they were being shown. In the end they did find something that they liked and applied for – so fingers crossed they get it. It’ll be one thing off my BFs list and one less thing that he has to worry about.

I’ve written about my migraines before… but I have to say again….. the thing that sucks the most about them is that they come out of nowhere and they end without explanation. And in the middle there is absolutely nothing you can do about it. You try not to cry and you just lie there and attempt not to move or think or breathe or do anything. Sometimes noise is better than quiet – other times quiet is a must. Occasionally the dark bothers me more than the light – although that’s not common. Most times any amount of pressure of weight on my head will drive me around the bend.

And that my friends is why I didn’t write yesterday. By the time we got home from apartment hunting it was almost 4pm. We’d stopped on our way home to eat at Quiznos because we were both crazy hungry. Then we curled up to watch a movie (Layer Cake with Daniel Craig – it’s a good one of you haven’t seen it). By the end of the movie my head was KILLING me. One thing about me is that I don’t really like to admit how bad these headaches can be… I generally tend to downplay them and try to pretend to those around me that I don’t have an insane little elf hammering away in my head. So part way through the movie I got up and went into the bathroom to get some motrin (lots actually). When I came back in my BF asked if I was ok and I said I had a bit of a headache but was taking some meds. But by the end of the movie (with the pills still having done nothing for me which they never do and I often wonder why I keep trying that route) it was obvious that it was more than a ‘bit of a headache’. He’s only seen me with a migraine once before and the only thing that really helped was lying my head in his lap with him massaging my temples and neck. Last night he massaged my head and neck again and cooked me dinner so that I didn’t have to move for a couple of hours. That and the ice pack I kept at the base of my skull for 2+ hours finally managed to get rid of the headache. In the end it was a short lived migraine… but it was one of the more powerful ones I’ve had in awhile.

Sunday nights we generally go to Squeaks’ place to watch True Blood so I was resting up to still be able to go over there. Thankfully I made it through the show and since it was 11:30 when we got back home I just passed out and didn’t even think of writing – although I felt much much better by that point.

So yes, I missed my daily writing commitment last night. But if you’ve ever had even a hint of a migraine I think you can understand why.

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August 15, 2011 Posted by | Health & Wellness, House & Home | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Spic & Spac

Today I worked from home so that I could focus on a document I’ve been trying to write for a couple of weeks. It’s something that requires me to think in a different way and at a different level than every other aspect of my job. It’s been a very challenging process for me and I find that I focus better for that kind of thing when I don’t have the distractions of the office around me. Usually when I work from home I am also able to get one or two ‘house’ things done too. Typically it’s laundry cause that’s the easiest thing to do in the background of a bunch of other things.

I desperately needed to clean my place (it’s been awhile and the apartment has gotten rather dusty) and so I planned to get up early this morning and clean my house before the work day started. Of course as you can guess that didn’t really happen as I am really not great about getting out of bed before 7:30 if I don’t REALLY have to. So my next plan was to focus on getting my design brief finished and then do my house cleaning before going over to my BFs for the weekend. I underestimated how much time it would take me to finish the document and I’d all but given up on doing any house cleaning today.

Then my BF called and told me that he was going to go to an event with some folks from the office after work and would probably be out until after 9pm. WHOOOHOOO. Of course I was a bit disappointed that I wouldn’t get the entire Friday night with my man, but I was extremely happy to realize that this would give me the couple hours of time it would take me to really clean my apartment. Not everyone truly understands how good it feels to sit in a perfectly clean house. Well dusted, vacuumed, clean kitchen and bathroom, smelling fresh and clean. There few things that are better. It makes everything else around you seem peaceful and calm and happy. Sure, some of you may think I sound completely totally crazy…and that’s fine because the rest of you know exactly what I mean.

I’ve been struggling for the last few months to find the time to really stay ahead of my house cleaning. I traded off dusting for spending time with my little sister (X) and my BF, climbing with Squeaks, hanging out with the rest of my girls. I don’t regret that even a little bit and I am sure that I will do it again. But it was really really starting to get to me. And when I realized this past Sunday that my calendar was still reading JUNE I knew that I would have to do something about it soon. And now that it’s all done I have to say that I am currently very content sitting in my spic and span apartment, having just finished dinner, doing my daily writing and getting ready to go jump in the shower to that I can curl up with my book and fully enjoy the rest of the evening and the start to the weekend.

August 12, 2011 Posted by | House & Home | , , , | Leave a comment