I'm a 40-something stay-at-home mom to five (ages 21, 20, 18, 15, and 11) and now gramma of one (now 2). I've been married for twenty-one years to a guy that puts up with all of my crazy and sticks with me anyway.
I suffer from several chronic illnesses (mental and physical) that make it hard for me to do pretty much anything. Chronic fatigue is the overwhelming symptom at the time and has stopped me from literally living.
Before it got too bad, I enjoyed writing fanfic, reading, watching TV, knitting/crocheting, digital scrapbooking, and playing board games with my kids. Now mostly I just stare at my laptop but get nothing done. I literally don't have the energy.
I keep trying, though.
I had another appointment today. It went well. I managed to keep my anxiety under control with the help of a pill and some mental gymnastics. My doctor thinks my extreme restlessness (I described it to my husband the other day as feeling like I have Restless Leg Syndrome but all over my body and a...
So, NaNoWriMo is going well. If you don't know, NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month where you challenge yourself to write a 50k-word novel in 30 days. This is my 17th year participating. I've won 7 or 8 times, I think. The last time I won was in 2017 which was right before the chronic fatigue ...
I had a pretty good morning. My cold is almost completely gone. I'm a little more tired than normal, but otherwise almost back to how things were. I had a great first day of NaNoWriMo with nearly 3,000 words written between midnight and around 1pm. Dinner turned out halfway decent even though I thou...
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Just a log of the meals I make and possibly eat. I have chronic fatigue which makes it hard for me to do anything. I save my energy to be able to cook for my family, but I've developed some other health issues involving food and now I'm too anxious to eat any of it.