… since I’ve written here. And for that, I am sorry. Again.
The summer months have been very hard here in Laura-Land. The stress of winter and spring really took their toll on me and things kept happening! As a result, I haven’t been very well and although I’ve been on FaceBook, I’ve not felt like sharing here. If it had, it would have been one long, whingeing ramble which I doubt anyone would have wanted to read.
So, on to some good news. I’m feeling a lot better, a lot of the time. The Ankle of Doom is still giving me quite a bit of pain but I do have permission to resume my normal activities which I’m doing, albeit while popping painkillers. At least they’re only over-the-counter ones whereas before the surgery I was on more heavy-duty ones so things are improving. And, of course, picking up my life again has played a part in getting my mental health back to something approaching normal.
At the moment, my mother, father and I are in the process of demolishing Dottie the Lottie’s old shed, building a new foundation and then moving the new shed onto that. We’ve done the demolition and are now at the foundation-building stage. Meantime, the potatoes Farmer Friend helped me plant are just coming into use and will probably continue to be harvested into September.
Since the surgery, I’ve gained about 28lbs. Inactivity and living on pizza-delivery are not a good combination. But I’m back on my clean eating programme and, with the help of WeightWatchers, will lose those additional pounds and the ones I was carrying back in January. January seems like a very, very long time ago. I can’t believe it’s only been six months – it seems like a lifetime.
Yes, it’s time to start living again. I’m not quite sure what that’s going to look like and I don’t really have a plan. Yet. But you can be sure that there will be one, or even several!