This was a pretty big weekend for me. We didn’t do anything Friday evening except for watch movies and eat pizza. I haven’t wanted to get out of the house in weeks because I haven’t felt like myself. I’ve started some different medicines, been taken off a few, and given a bunch of instructions on how to make my migraines less intense. However, I haven’t felt good about it. I know it takes time for my body to get used to it, but it gets irritating.
Saturday I woke up without a migraine, finally, and I had actually slept okay. Natalie came over after she got off of work early. Mom brought us Chick-fil-a for lunch, which is always a good thing. We watched 3 episodes of Grey’s Anatomy until Natalie decided that I wasn’t going to be laying on the couch all day again. She made a game plan.
We got up, and I actually put makeup on for the first time in weeks; I even fixed my hair. I was really happy with the way I looked because I didn’t look tired, sick, or broken.
We drove down to our favorite nail shop and we had apparently picked the right time because we got right in. Natalie and Britt let me go first, and I got acrylics. Usually I hate wearing acrylic nails because I hate the feeling of anything under my nails, but I felt that it needed to be done for the sake of my skin. I’ve been picking anxiously, and it needs to stop. Natalie got acrylic nails too, they are silver with cute daisies on them, and Britt picked black (what a shock) with a cute design.
Natalie had not eaten with us earlier, and it was dinner time so we took her to eat Cheddars. I love Cheddars because of the croissants and cheese fries. We had to wait for a little while, but that was okay because the people that we waited with were really nice and funny. The time passed quickly. We spent dinner talking and laughing with each other.
After dinner, we went to Pottery Place which I haven’t been to in years. I decided to paint a holder for my makeup brushes with a fancy skeleton hand. Britt spent 4 hours painting a tissue box-correction-she spent 3 hours drawing out the design and then 1 painting it. Poor Natalie was finished with her tile a whole hour before us. She probably could have been done long before us if she hadn’t spilled a whole glass of water all over our table. I really don’t know what was going through her head, but she just tipped the whole water over to look at the bottom of the cup.
We finally left Pottery Place at closing time and it was snowing. We ran to the car so we could get warm, and that’s when I looked at the time and realized that was the latest I have been out since last year. In that moment I was extremely proud of myself for not making an excuse to stay home. I am happy that they forced me out of the house. I sit here writing this today, happy because I am not experiencing any side effects from going out. I was able to do something normal without suffering from it.
It is so important to have friends that know when you need them, and I’m very lucky that I do. I think it’s also good to know that even if you don’t want to do something in that moment, it could be something that you need. When I got home, I felt happier. I ended up sitting with them and my mom watching cheer videos until midnight, laughing at Britt tripping over Natalie’s foot and wishing that we were still young enough to compete again. I went to bed and for the first time in a while, I fell asleep as soon as I hit the pillow.
How was everybody else’s weekend? Did anybody try anything new? Let us know!