Taking time for the little things

This week I’ve actually made some time to get on with all those little things that I’ve been meaning to do for weeks. They aren’t all things that are all that important to the ebb and flow of everyday life, but I think they’ll all come together to make me feel better within myself.

Sometimes I don’t think I talk enough about the ebb and flow of my everyday life away from my cerebral palsy enough on this blog. It’s not all that interesting, but I’m feeling in quite a positive place right now, so I thought I’d talk about it.

Going to the doctors

I finally went to the doctors because I’ve had a cough for about a month. It took me so long to go because I didn’t want to waste their time if they were going to tell me it was just a cough that could go away on its own. However, four weeks or so down the line and it didn’t seem to be improving. Obviously, the practice nurse I saw was lovely and gave me some antibiotics just help it on its way.

She didn’t make me feel like I was wasting her time at all, which was a relief.

Sorting my hair out

I have finally, finally, finally booked myself in for an appointment at the hairdressers. I think I’ve actually been meaning to do this since the end of November or early December, but life happened. Now the situation is getting pretty desperate and my fringe is taking over half of my face to the point where my mum keeps saying that if I don’t get it cut soon she’s going to take the kitchen scissors to it herself.

I’m scheduled to go next week and I can’t wait to not have my hair in my eyes anymore. I’m not sure what I’ll have done. Probably just a good trim.

Buying printer ink

Since the start of the year, I’ve been working on a massive edit for one of my bigger, longer-running writing projects. I’ve been printing lots of pages so I can edit them on a hard copy. It also happens that the ink lights on my printer have been flashing at me for the last couple of weeks, but like Penny and her ‘check engine light’ on The Big Bang Theory, I’ve been ignoring it and hoping for the best. I finally bought some more yesterday. I haven’t actually changed the cartridges yet because I think I’m going to wait for them to totally run out first, but, y’know, when they do, at least I’ll be ready now.

Edited my CV

I spent some time last year doing freelance work, so I stopped actually looking for full time employment while that was going on. Now though, I’ve finally got my CV up-to-date and started applying for more things. Getting to interviews by myself in the cold, icy weather can be a bit of a challenge, but I’ll worry about that if I actually get any interviews!


I still have lots of other stuff that I need to do, like phone wheelchair services to ask them if I can new seat belt for my wheelchair because mine’s getting a bit worse for wear, and I have birthday presents, cards and wrapping paper that I need to buy at some point this week.

I think I’m making good progress though, if I do say so myself.



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