Kingdom of a thousand things

I woke up this morning feeling better than I remember feeling for years. I don’t know why, but I’m trying not to analyze it too much. I went to sleep around 4:30, and Mark woke me up around 9:30 to let me know he was leaving soon to go play cards. Once he’d left, I stayed in bed reading (I finished A Feast for Crows last night, and started Me Before You immediately after. I’m already nearly 75% done with the book – it’s captivating!) and listening to the rain, while Lilo curled up around my head and purred. It was the sort of perfect morning that I always wish I could have, and it was nice to wake up and not immediately be bombarded with stress and anxiety, like I normally am. I hope this is the first in a line of many days like this.

My doctor appointments went well last week. I’m waiting on a prescription at this point, as well as a second appointment with the specialist, an appointment for an ultrasound, and an appointment for blood work. (No, I’m not pregnant, if the ultrasound makes it seem that way! The doctor just wants to look for abnormalities and anything that she can catch through the ultrasound to avoid doing more invasive diagnostic procedures.)

I’ve dealt with a bit of a nightmare with school lately, but right now I’m between classes and trying to just relax and enjoy the time off. Every little bit of relaxation helps! Today I’m having a girls’ day with a dear friend of mine. We’re going to watch some TV, play lots of board games, and I’ve got a frozen pizza and some snacks. It’ll be a (much needed!) wonderful time. I always appreciate spending time with friends.

I wonder – does everyone else enjoy listening to the rain as much as I do? I find it relaxing, as long as I don’t have to go out in it.

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