I was going to test this morning if either a) I had some more promising symptoms, or b) my temp had risen further. Instead, I had neither and my temp plummeted to pre-coverline levels and now I have no idea. I’m not going to read into it, even though it’s a New Thing, because I had New Things – i.e. elevated temps – last cycle and that meant nothing.
But I will test tomorrow.
Day 1 – Ten random facts about yourself
Day 2 – Nine things you do every day
Day 3 – Eight things that annoy you
Day 4 – Seven fears/phobias
Day 5 – Six songs that you’re addicted to
Day 6 – Five things you can’t live without
Day 7 – Four memories you won’t forget
Day 8 – Three words you can’t go a day without
Day 9 – Two things you wish you could do
Day 10 – One person you can trust
Day 6: Five Things You Can’t Live Without
I’m going to take the “things” at face value and not cheat by putting people in. But wow, five is a lot.
Coffee. Tea. Caffeine in general. A warm morning beverage. I have gone without all of the previous three before and been fine, but mentally I just need that morning cue that says it’s time to start the day, be it hot water with lemon or herbal tea or chicken broth.
2) Sunlight. As a Florida baby, it took moving to Seattle to really understand this, but damn do I need sunlight. Those light boxes help a little when it’s gray, but I need a full dose from the actual sun every day to thrive. It’s a good thing we live in the desert. I’m a little worried about where we’ll end up next.
3) Vegetables. I don’t understand people who don’t touch a single vegetable each day. If I don’t at least have a heaping plate of greens these days, I feel like a big ball of rolling ick.
4) A word processor. I have to write; I simply can’t not. And I could make do with pen and paper for a short while – I did when I stayed in Russia for a summer – but I can only write so much at a time before my hand cramps up and my brain is already pre-programmed to function on the level of a word processor – that is, with the ability to instantly go back and edit. Thankfully I have this wee netbook that only weighs a few pounds and fits in my purse and I love love love it so much.
5) Music. Even if I have to sing to myself, I need music in my life. I need it to run, to write, to cogitate, to walk, to clean, to work, to drive, to cheer up, to wallow, to get angry, to encourage, to inflame, to – you get the picture. 🙂