If we were having coffee, or some of my banana, coconut and pineapple smoothie which I love so much, with rocky road Rice Krispy Cakes which my daughter made and will offer you (see above) I’d tell you that the weather in Wales has been a bit weird this week. Incredibly changeable. I woke up early for taking my daughter back to school after the Easter break on Tuesday to thick fog. It looked like something out of a horror film. By the afternoon, when I collected her from school, it was hot and sunny like summer! My week has also mirrored the weather, it’s been very changeable.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that Tuesday, despite being a back to school day, was probably the best day my daughter and I have had in a long time. Monday night, my daughter was really upset at the thought of going back to school, so I told her that we could watch Star Wars – The Force Awakens as soon as she got home from school, to help cheer her up, and give her something to look forward to. It worked, she seemed a lot happier, and as soon as I collected her from school on Tuesday, she said, “I can’t wait to see Star Wars!”, and practically skipped the whole way home.
We absolutely loved Star Wars, it was amazing, and it was so great to finally see it, given that every single time I had booked to go and see it, since December, my daughter or I were really very poorly. I had pleurisy, and my daughter had tonsillitis and then a throat infection! It was like some sort of Star Wars curse. Our faces while we were finally watching it were the definition of colon, capital D, 😀 😀 and I think waiting so long to see it made it even better. I love Rey, she’s so cool. I’ll probably write a post on it or do some fan art in the near future.
After my little one had gone to bed, I played Rainbow Six Siege with my Xbox friend. We had so much fun, and the game is even better than I expected. I was so happy, and felt so much better mentally, than I had felt for a long time. I always have so much fun playing with him.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that the rest of my week wasn’t all that great. Walking my daughter to school everyday takes a lot out of me, as if, it’s more activity than I am capable of, and despite doing it every single day my body never gets used to it. During the two week school break, I was more productive, able to do more art, and writing here on my blog, and it felt like it wasn’t that much effort. I was able to have a lot more fun because I wasn’t expending ALL of my energy walking my daughter to school. I have been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and suffer incredibly bad tremors, which means my legs and arms feel like I’ve walked a marathon even when I do small amounts of activity. As I had a two week break from walking to school, going back to not being able to do much, and struggling so much with my tremors and pain that I literally couldn’t do things was incredibly hard and difficult to deal with. It upset me. It’s not even that far walking my daughter to school. It’s incredibly frustrating, as I type this, it feels like it’s so much effort, and that I have barely any energy left and I’m in agony.
It’s not all bad though, it’s something I just have to deal with, and it makes days like Tuesday even more special to me. Special days still happen, and those special days give me every reason to live and to deal with it. Playing Rainbow Six Siege has helped a lot, we’ve played a few times this week and it’s cheered me up. My friend WeeGee over at How to Eat an Elephant has also been incredibly supportive along with some of my other Facebook friends and my mum.
I hardly talk about my physical issues, because I like to pretend they don’t exist. I dislike the term “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”, because it feels as though it’s a term for “You have medical issues, but we have no idea why”, and as someone who always Googles anything that pops in my head that causes me to ask why, it’s difficult to accept that there is no answer to my “But why do I even have this? And Why does it happen?”.
I was a little upset, but I am okay, and I have a relaxing weekend planned with my daughter which includes painting and watching Star Wars again, before I have to do it all over again on Monday.
So, hows your week been? Fancy joining in the coffee share? Head over to Diana at Part Time Monster’s blog to take part.
Hope you all have a great weekend.
Oh and if Safari could stop changing my name to Ohio causing me to have to edit my blog every single time I post, that would be great, haha.
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