Got this headband with a gift card from my birthday and it's lovely and warm for my ears, but I had to take it off halfway through the day because it gave me a headache 🙄 but my scarf has cats on so it's all good!
Is there any better way to spend a Saturday night than curled up with cushions, a hot water bottle, a cuddly cat, and a book (or kindle in my case)? It may not be exciting nightlife or anything but that's so not me... Cosy is best (and cosiness is the only good part of winter!) 📖
I got a birthday present (my birthday was Sunday) from the wonderful @dimsimkitty with some goodies from down under! I had the @loving_earth caramel heart with a (increasingly cold, thanks Sass) cup of tea and wow its so good. And I've never tried halva and I'm super curious!
The internet is a wonderful place and I've made some amazing friends on it. It's hard when you can't really go out and socialise much but being able to talk to (and share cat photos with) people online makes it so much easier. Plus of course people from the other side of the world are just a click away. I know some people moan about social media and I understand they have valid points but for me, it's a brilliant thing 💚
And a little update for anyone at all interested in all the medical stuff I have going on... I had an MRI which showed that my stress fracture has finally healed, which is great but doesn't explain why it still hurts a lot. The orthopedist I saw listened to that, and my reports of pretty severe widespread pain and discomfort (along with my other symptoms) and did a bendy test (I forget the name) on me and said I do have hypermobility. He is writing to my GP and asking that I'm referred to a rheumatologist as he thinks I could have hypermobility/connective tissue disorder, and fibromyalgia. As far as I know both are sort of "grin and bear it" kinds of illnesses which isn't that helpful but at least he took me seriously. It sucks to think that this might be my life long term but it means the world to be believed, after spending so much of my life being told "its in your head" or "it's just anxiety".
Is it just me or is it absolutely freezing today?? Perfect weather at least for a hot bath and a nice bath bomb - I got this parma violet one yesterday from @bubblybadger and it smells amazing (and my bath was purple!) and I'm already snooping their website and thinking of which ones to buy next! My parents got me a bath board too so I can read in the bath and it's lovely, great for soothing those aches and pains that are so constant 🤕