I started off the week rather ok but somehow things have not gone to plan. The best I could have done is to be hopeful for the future. I had one of those weeks which saw me out of action much more than I would like to be.
I spent some time on the sofa, covered from head to toe with a blanket, and slept for hours. The windows and blinds had to be shut too, as I was having such a bad headache. I was hopeful that when I got up the headache would be gone but, no joy. It’s Friday today and I have had this headache for about three days now. I tried to drink more water and go to bed much earlier than I normally would and nothing has shifted it. So far I’ve taken paracetamol every day so now I have finally been able to book an appointment at the doctor for 3 pm today. Fingers crossed it’s not my blood pressure soaring. I’ve been trying to lose weight so I’ve reined in the snacking etc so I’m hopeful that the headache is like a food withdrawal symptom.
One of the reasons (I’m thinking) for this headache is because my son has got a really good position come September too. This position is closer to home and I am very happy for him. In fact, I am proud. But it means sorting out a car and accommodation etc. I sometimes wonder if my parents worried about things like this on my behalf when I was younger. I’m looking forward to seeing him settle in a place of his own but I can’t help thinking of all sorts of possibilities. I’m hoping he’ll be sensible enough to work on saving towards a deposit for his own home. The housing prices I’m hearing for buying and letting are ridiculously high, so no wonder I have sleep problems and a nagging headache.
The garden is beginning to look hopeful and this week we have managed to reap pak choi and spinach from it. The plan is to make some more eggrolls with my new Japanese eggroll pan. The water features are also flowing well and make for a lovely sound along with the sound made by various types of birds We hope the neighborhood cats give us a break this year. It’s not nice to work so hard in the garden to make it a beautiful and relaxing space only to find it messy and smelly by cats. I am really hoping that I can find something to deter them once and for all. There are other houses that don’t look after their gardens and I bet the cats are no bother to them. Let me know in the comments if you have any suggestions for us.
I am longing for a holiday and we have one booked in a few, so I am hoping that it will be a lot of fun but also relaxing. I am interested in seeing how I cope with curtailing my appetite while away on holiday. Fingers crossed for some delicious food that I go lightly on. Pray for me in that regard. I have a bit to rejoice about so do allow me to share. We made a lemon cake this week and apart from running over as the tin was too full, the cake turned out beautifully! How do I know? My sister said so as I have successfully restrained myself from even tasting it! Hopefully, I can keep this up. It’s really hard though.
We hope you’ve had a good week and we look forward to sharing with Anne again next week.