July 24, 2020

Another Calm Day With Chronic Illnesses

My breathing is bothering me again. I'm not sure what's triggered it. A lot of it seems to be anxiety-driven. The only thing that's really changed is I started watching the Portland protests again which was causing me all sorts of depression and anxiety in the past. I finally had to stop for my own mental health, but I've tuned back in the last few nights. Now I'm needing my inhaler again. I haven't used it yet, but I might before bed so I can sleep.

Hopefully, it's just that. I don't feel sick or anything. My allergies have been crazy with the windows open (sneezing uncontrollably at times), but that's nothing new and wasn't affecting my breathing last week. I guess I'll just have to see how it goes.

Other than that, things have been quiet today. Got up kind of late (probably around 10am). My husband tried to fix my overhead light, but the pull chain mechanism is toast. We'll have to replace it. So now my only light is from my bathroom and a flashlight on a shelf. That's enough to let me knit. My keyboard is backlit so I can also still write.

I haven't done anything today. I think I put some dishes in the dishwasher while I was in the kitchen getting lunch, but there still wasn't enough to start it since no one has cooked the last week and most of the kids have been gone. I'll probably have to do that tomorrow.

Mostly, I tried to get some knitting done while finishing up Anne With An E on Netflix before I ran out of daylight. I didn't get to go to Walmart either. I've been waiting and waiting, but every day my husband wanted to take me, I had to babysit. Today he had off but didn't want to go. Tomorrow is Saturday, and I hate going shopping on weekend. I saw the Joann's is open to shoppers with a sale on yarn. I'm considering venturing over there tomorrow if my husband will take me.

Sometimes I miss being able to drive myself but Joann's is across town--way too much traffic for me to navigate. I've been wanting to go since we got our taxes back at the end of February, but then I came down with a cold so couldn't go out. Just when I was finally getting over that a few weeks later, we went into lockdown.

Well, I guess it's about time for the chaos to start in downtown Portland, so I'm going to go find my livestreams and hopefully have enough light to work on some knitting. Hope everyone stays safe over there tonight.

Written by justanotherjen

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