2. I'm pretty sure I may be turning the corner on this illness! I'm not sure if I've written about it here but I tested positive for Epstein-Barr virus a few months ago...basically it just makes me tired. And not just tired but exhausted, and I feel that way all. of. the. time. Like, I'll sleep for 8 hours, wake up for an hour, nap for 2 hours, wake up for a couple hours, nap for another hour or two...going to the grocery store felt like running some kind of crazy marathon and just being up and playing with C took every bit of energy in me. Usually this is supposed to run its course in a few weeks but my fatigue has lingered...and lingered...and lingered. BUT, for the last three days I've only needed one nap per day, which is kind of a HUGE deal.
3. All of this new-found energy is being diverted primarily into school, BUT I did get a few things done around the house! I actually got some Fall/Thanksgiving-ish decorations up on my bookshelves:
Candles wrapped with scrapboook paper and twine, a old junky frame strung with wire to pin on paper ephemera, and pumpkins and gourds I painted and glazed a few years ago meant I managed to decorate without spending a dime (hollah!) Also, if you're interested, the "give thanks" sign is just a canvas I wrapped in brown wrapping paper. I do this a lot with extra canvases around holidays...saves me from having to buy/make elaborate seasonal art!