Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Feeling Better and Eurovision

Hi :-)

I'm happy to report that I'm feeling better. I'm still not 100%, but I'm certainly feeling much better than I felt this time last week. I'm so grateful for that. Over the weekend I took it easy. I made myself rest because sometimes I'll be lying there just thinking about what I could be getting done instead of lying in bed. But I think that I've been cured of that this time around :-) I took the time to slow down and just let myself heal and it gave me a new perspective on self-care. The longer you go along without getting rest and letting yourself heal, the longer it will take for you to actually get better. So I have a whole new appreciation for being more patient with my body and letting it rebuild.

I mostly read over the weekend and I watched some television. I started reading this new book...well it's a book that I've had for a while, but it's new because I've never read it. I've mentioned in a previous post about my recovery as a book "collector" and how I'm trying to break the cycle of letting my books pile up without reading them. I realized that I have a case of tsundoku. Lol. You can check out my short post about that here. Anyway, I pulled a good one from my book pile and I'll be writing soon about this interesting book :-)

I also watched one of my favorite things...the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday. This is one of my favorite things to watch every year since I've been living here. It's fun to watch singers from the different countries compete for the top prize. There are some good songs, but what I love the most is seeing how intriguing the performances are. Sometimes participants show up dressed in wild costumes and it's a feast for the eyes for a viewer like myself who loves a bit of quirkiness  ;-) The winner this year was from Sweden. Congratulations to them! I'm looking forward to next year.

Sunday was my first day of sitting up for longer stretches and I did pretty well. Yesterday was a bank holiday here so I had another day to rest and I think that it did me good. I'm slowly getting back to normal...fingers crossed.

I hope that everyone has a great week! I'll be back with another post in a day or two as I get back on schedule :-)

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