I've been spending more time with friends!
Monday night was red wine, pasta with pesto and avocado, and talking about online dating and sex.
The next night they fed me Conecuh sausage with potatoes and cabbage. Wii tennis failure and drinks. Then we spent hours in the dark pool, talking, laughing, looking at the stars, and listening to the Beatles and Stevie Wonder. They want me to make a list of all the things I want to do this summer; all the things I've never done that are southern.
Last night I headed to another friend's for red wine and beef stroganoff.
This weekend I'm wearing a dress. Look at that, it's not even June and I'm going to have two things crossed off my list! Swimming and a dress in one week!
Here are some pictures of me with my little kitten niece. Excuse the demon eyes. She likes sleeping on my tits but, really, who doesn't?
I've been trying to figure out how to get better at self-care. And what's worked well for me in the past has been lists. This time around I came up with the idea of a whiteboard. I've listed what I need to do daily (brush teeth, wash face, read, write, clean, vitamins, medications, work on my to do list, etc.) and mark things off as completed. I don't cross everything off everyday but I'm getting better. Progress not perfection!
Today was my last session of physical therapy. My therapist is moving to Florida and, since I've been going for awhile, he wanted to know if I was comfortable continuing on my own or if I wanted to keep coming in. I decided to try on my own, knowing I still have a month or so where I can go in and it'll be covered. I'm worried I won't be able to motivate myself. But it has to happen eventually so now is as good a time as any to try.
Several people wanted to know what, exactly, I do in physical therapy. Which got me to thinking. A lot of folks with chronic pain/injuries can't afford/don't have the time/don't have the insurance coverage to go to physical therapy. So would it help anyone if I made (pitiful) drawings and actually wrote exactly what a session is like for me? I'm totally happy to do it if it would help any of you; just let me know!