Saturday, March 29, 2008

Running on Empty

I had a great time in Phoenix, and we were able to accomplish everything on the list. We even got a new table at Ikea. It meets our needs wonderfully, as it can be closed up to 10x31 inches, or open up to 31x60 and fit 6 people. Now I just need to build it! :P

On the way home, we dropped off my sewing machine at the Bernina Sewing Center. They said it'd be about $25 (yay!) and 2 weeks (boo!), so I'm really hoping to get a phone call next week.

I haven't done anything quilty, my brain is telling me that I should be quilting the Puss in Corner and not moving onto other projects yet. But apparently I can't get away from making a blankie. ;)

Yup, started crocheting a giant granny square blanket. Keeps my hands busy, doesn't make me quite as twitchy that I'm unable to do my favorite hobby. :)

Last week (at 9pm!) the UPS gal delivered 7 Robin Hardy books from Amazon. I've spent quite a few hours cuddled up with the books. I've spent the last decade watching one site and 4 libraries for her new books to be released... it never crossed my mind to do a Google search! Huge d'oh moment for me. :) Turns out that at least 2 publishers quit printing her stuff and she resorted to creating her own publishing company. So I spent some time catching up, and she's releasing 2 more books later this year, so I'll probably place another order for the rest of her books around my birthday. :)

Then this past week I've been dealing with menorrhagia. It has completely sapped all my energy. I feel like I can't recover my energy levels. I even went to the gym on Thursday, did a light cardio work out and I was SO tired that night. My husband had to make dinner. When I went to bed, I didn't even have the energy to yawn. Something landed on my face and was making it itch, but I couldn't even muster enough strength to brush it away. I was unbelievably wiped out. Then on Friday I got up and put my contacts on, some clothes, turned on the computer... contemplated about getting breakfast and opted for a nap instead. Then took another nap that evening and still went to bed when my husband did.

I know I'm not feeling depressed and trying to sleep it off (did that several years ago). But I'm genuinely wiped out because iron levels are excessively low. My mental health is fine, I don't feel like I'm in a brain fog. My emotional feelings are pretty stable, not riding any roller coasters there. But my body? Feels like I climbed Mt. Everest. When I'm tired, I feel helpless as a newborn. It's very frustrating. So I'm working on rebuilding my iron levels (beef, yum!) and just trying to take it easy. I sure hope it doesn't happen again next month!

Let me just say that my husband is a total keeper though. He hasn't uttered a word of complaint about all the sleep I've needed. He took me out for an early dinner yesterday. We went grocery shopping afterwards, I love it when I don't have to push the cart! And then he filled up my car with gas on the way home. He's all mine. :D

Leah

4 comments:

ruthieredneck said...

Good to hear from you! The granny square is cute, but doesn't compare to your quilts! LOL.

Rest up and enjoy the beef. Spinach wouldn't hurt either!

Chrissie said...

Hello there! So good to see you back - but it's a bummer you're not so well. What a wonderful man you have! Get lots of rest, and I'll be praying for you!
love ya!
Chrissie

Bingo~Bonnie said...

consider this is a preview of what it is like to be pregnate! Yes, during those first weeks, you will feel just as drained and very low of energy....

Hope you are feeling better soon. You are so lucky to have an understanding hubby. :)

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Mary said...

I crocheted a giant granny square for my niece's daughter's doll but it came out kind of crooked!

Hope you feel better, I feel exhausted these days myself but I know mine is due to stress, a lack of sleep, and this darn cold.