Sunday Sevens (11th October 2015)


The Sunday Sevens series was created by Nat at Thread and Bobbins to share awesome and exciting things that don’t necessarily deserve a whole post of their own. I have lots and lots I want to share and hopefully this will be the perfect way.

But not so much this week …

1 – The week started out all right. I baked my Nana lots of lovely goodies for her birthday 🙂 Scones with home-made jam I made last year, biscuits, cakes and some chocolate spoons ’cause we all need a few extra spoons in our day (This is a reference to the Spoon Theory created by Christine Miserandino to help explain chronic illnesses/disabilities).
Sunday Sevens (11th October 2015) baking

2 – But quite quickly the week went downhill. I was feeling worse everyday. At first I thought I was just getting a bug and pushed through it. I went to Guides, I did some work… there was one night where I had a whole tub of ice cream. (No regrets – it was TASTY!) … I took it easy, but in the back of my head I knew it wasn’t a bug. I’ve been pushing it a lot lately…

Sunday Sevens (11th October 2015) ice cream

3 – By Wednesday I was starting to feel worse, but it was only as I was leaving for knit and natter that it all properly hit me. It was too late to cancel my lift and I thought the fresh air may do me good, so I went. Yea, in hindsight I probably shouldn’t have gone ’cause I sure didn’t feel any better when I got home. But we had tea and biscuits and I did a little crochet, so that was good.

Sunday Sevens (11th October 2015) knit and natter

4 – From there on though I wasn’t very well at all … worst flare in ages … just meh! So I’ve spent a lot of time in bed. I was inside for two days, with the curtains closed and the day interspersed with sleep. Even with several naps a day I still managed to sleep at least 12 hours through the night. My head just wasn’t letting up, I was aching all over, I felt nauseas, dizzy and couldn’t concentrate on anything. I took all my tablets, I rested … I did everything, but nothing was working and I felt pretty pathetic. I tried my best not to let it get to me. It was a flare and it would pass. In between sleeping I watched the final of Bake Off, the whole of Dr Foster and some Tenth Doctor Who episodes. Anything to distract me.

Sunday Sevens (11th October 2015) bed sloth

5 – By Friday night I was feeling more positive. A helped of course, he always does. I was a little worried ’cause I had to feel better by Saturday. My Guides had a trip planned to ICANDO at the Guide head quarters in London. But worrying wasn’t going to help me, so I made sure to get an early night and set my alarm. Saturday morning came and although I wasn’t great, I also wasn’t too bad either. So, I packed everything I may need and gritted my teeth. Off I went! And I’m so glad I did. It was a lovely day 🙂 We even popped by the palace… unfortunately the Queen wasn’t home.

Sunday Sevens (11th October 2015) London Guiding Buckingham Palace

6 – But I did get a new badge for the activities we did at ICANDO 🙂 The World Traveller badge.

Sunday Sevens (11th October 2015) Girlguiding world traveller badge ICANDO

7 – I even had some time to do a bit of crochet … although I forgot my stitch markers so had to make do and use my earrings.

Sunday Sevens (11th October 2015) crochet stitch marker earring

It’s now Sunday and I’m sore from yesterday, but feeling a lot more upbeat – Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


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19 comments on “Sunday Sevens (11th October 2015)
  1. Maggienesium says:

    I’m sorry you had/are having a rough time 😦 But I wanted to thank you for introducing me to the Spoon theory. It’s amazing and all of a sudden I have this amazing tool to talk about how I’m feeling. Thank you!

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  2. I’m glad you are picking up a bit, it is so rough when these chronic illnesses flare. Look after yourself and take it easy this week if you can!! xx

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  3. Natalie says:

    Glad to hear that you’ve picked up towards the end of the week – I think the tub of ice cream must have made you better 🙂

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  4. Bekki Hill says:

    It must be so frustrating for you. Glad you perked up for Saturday. Now have a very good rest m’dear.

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  5. nanacathy2 says:

    The ice cream looks delicious. Glad you were well enough for your outing. Take it easy today.

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