It’s been awhile since I updated, I know.
I had orginally planned to take the weekend after NaBloPoMo off, take a blog break, so to speak. My immune system is a big, fat traitor, however. I’ve been really sick, and the thing is, I’m not getting any better. Wicked sore throat, constant and horrible cough, absolutely no voice, achiness, headaches, on & off low grade fever, etc. I’m getting no sleep. The last two weeks have been horrible. The doctor claimed last week it was viral, though since I’m not getting better, and am in fact, getting worse, she called in some antibiotics for me today. I have the RA to thank for my compromised immune system. Hate the RA, hate it.
To top that off, I also somehow ended up with tendonitis in one of the fingers on my right hand. It completely froze in this clawlike position, and I could not straighten my finger at all. Very painful. A little scary, as both Craig and I thought immediately that it was something to do with my RA, and that it was going to be a permanent thing. After a trip to the rheumatologist, a shot of steroids directly into my palm, and several trips to the physical therapist, I am on the mend, as far as that goes. I have to wear a splint for awhile though, and will need to continue with physical therapy for some time. Seems having the RA leaves me prone to things like this. *sigh* Of course.
Craig’s in Boston this week, on business, but will be home tomorrow night-until then it’s just me and the animals. I miss him tons, and it sucks when he has to make these trips, but climbing up the corporate ladder is not all fun & games. He does a great job, and I’m really proud of him.
Tomorrow is actually Craig’s birthday, and while we don’t have any official plans yet, I’m guessing he’ll probably want to go out to dinner Saturday night, if I’m feeling up to it. I’m making his cake tomorrow afternoon, chocolate on chocolate, of course. And I’ve got his birthday shopping and Yule shopping all done, I just need to wrap stuff.
There’s only ten more shopping days ’til Xmas. As far as I know, Craig hasn’t done any shopping at all yet-he better get started! *g* Together, we still need to buy for Craig’s parents, as well as his sister and her husband. We also need to get some gifts for the animals. The cats share a paw shaped stocking, while Bishy has his own bone shaped stocking. The bird has no stocking, but I don’t think he cares. *grinchuckle*
We haven’t decorated yet, or done our cards-we’ll probably do that this weekend. We also need to do some grocery shopping next week. I may bow out of doing cookies this year, it depends how I feel. Gods, so much to do, not much time to do it in, and that’s not even counting cleaning the house. I don’t know how it’s all going to get done, and I’m so irritated that I’m still sick. I feel so tired, just thinking about everything that needs to be done is overwhelming.
Bishy has picked up a new thing that he does. I’d noticed a long time ago that if the moon is out and visible when we take him to go potty, he’s fascinated and will just sit and stare up at it. Pretty cool, and waaay amusing. Lately, he’s obsessed with airplanes, and as soon as he goes outside, no matter what time of day, he’ll search the sky for an airplane. If he sees one, he gets all excited, and as it flies away from him, he tries to chase it. It’s hilarious! I’ll have to try and get some video of it to post. It’s too funny.
Alrighty, that’s about it for now. I promise as soon as I’m feeling better, I’ll step it up as far as content goes. For now, just bear with me, ‘kay?