a few photos and babbling about life lately
I have a bit of a head cold, so I’m not feeling all that fantastic. I ended up cooking a bunch today and spent part of the afternoon editing photos. It was a rare sprint back to the beloved life I had in the past. Cooking regularly is helping me feel more like myself, but I’m realizing more that it’s improvising and cooking on the fly that I miss most. And just being creative and in my body.
I’m feeling a lot better physically these days–despite the head cold. I have flares of the hives here and there–but I’m learning to deal with them. I have a doctor’s appointment next month, so I’m hoping she’ll be able to shed some light on what exactly has caused them to stick around and then reemerge. I think I know, but it’d be nice to have a medical opinion too. I also want to talk to her about my thyroid stuff. She’s highly rated and the practice is linked to Stanford, so I’m hoping she lives up to the hype. I saw another doctor in Los Gatos a few weeks ago, and I wasn’t impressed. I would have stayed with that practice, but not returning calls was my limit. It’s a common thing here.
I’m also doing some major dental stuff (possibly a wisdom tooth extraction or two) in the next few weeks and am also getting rid of some moles on my face. It’s long overdue, and I hope it’ll be an easy healing process. As much as I want to be social and active right now, I think I need to hole up for a while and focus on managing stress since work is a bit crazy right now–that a whole other story–and we’re still unpacking and navigating this new home.
I do have some fun plans for Christmas that are all about self-care, and I’m really excited about it. Truly. I don’t know if we’ll be unpacked enough to decorate this year, but fingers crossed that happens.
Anywho…a few photos. Some from the last year and others from this month.