What a week. I am still tap dancing a bit at work and I really should be doing some of it now but I need me-time too. There have been some long days this week, a few stressful tears on Wednesday, but I see a little light at the end of the tunnel. By the time the FET gets here, I'll be ready for a couple of days off.
In April, I debated about doing Me Made May. It seems like a lot of fun and I can see how there is learning if your challenge is appropriate to your current wardrobe. I think I can wear something self made every day, even if some days it's just my bra and panties. But I opted not to officially join because with the FET (and Mother's Day is typically not good for my mental health), it seemed like too much. To participate, I would need to set the bar so low it really wasn't a challenge which defeats the purpose. I have, however, been trying to pay attention to what I have been wearing, picking more me-made items and seeing if I'm up to it. So far so good. 8 days I've worn external me-made clothing, 2 days it was only my own bra and panties, but still, I'm wearing something I made every day. I would have found it impossible to document. I appreciate all the pictures participants put together, the weekly collages, and I am so not able to take daily pictures right now.
And in the spirit of fantasy sewing... I won a pile of orange. I thought I'd see if there was anything that would match/contrast well with the lovely assortment of orange. And you know what I bought last month?
Fantasy sewing #3 is more funtional. I could actually use more Renfrews, but without the cowl so they aren't so distinctive. I wore the purple one today with a black skirt and felt really good, but it's getting a shade too warm for them. Three quarter sleeve in a more breathable knit would be handy. Also, bottoms. I have a lot of dresses and tops, one skirt, and no pants. So either I'm head to toe in a dress I made or it's a top. More skirts or pants would give me more versatility for a Me Made Month.
And reminders to myself for the next FET:
- Biore face cloth are actually keeping the hormone acne at a reasonable level. Break outs have been an issue in some cycles but not all. It's pretty bad this time with pimples popping up in non-typical spots like beside my eyes at the side of my face and between my nose and lips. I don't like using chemicals but salicylic acid in those cloths are keeping the teenage look at bay.
- Day after intralipids I felt awake and amazing, it was a very productive day.
- Insomnia is a side effect of Lupron. I was rereading a personal journal from a few years ago and I noted restless nights and that Lupron may be to blame. I am sleeping, but it is taking me longer to fall asleep (which I was attributing to work stress and Mr. Lina snoring, I usually sleep through it if I fall asleep first and nose strips made a huge difference) and I'm restless at night - hot, cold, dreaming, etc. Mr. Lina and I were actually talking to each other at 3am last night.