Pants

Song: “I’ve Got It But It Don’t Do Me No Good” by Annette Hanshaw

Mood: 6

Nightmares: 0

I didn’t sleep too badly last night. I woke up worrying a few times but not as many times as usual. No nightmares, either.

I did my morning exercises for the first time in two weeks today and it went reasonably well. I had to get up and look into things four times but when I was done I felt better than when I started. Now that I know I don’t need them to get by, I may change them a little bit. Not sure how yet, but I’ll give it some thought.

I have a confession to make: today marks the first day since early May that I’ve worn pants. I know, I know, I’m disappointed too. I was determined to wear shorts until at least October, but near-freezing temperatures and some drizzle hanging in the air convinced me to shake the wrinkles and dust out of a pair of pants and put them on. Even worse, I put on a jacket, too. And shoes. Very sad. The worst part is I have no idea where the summer went.

My walk (with pants) was alright. I still really don’t like being out of sight of the front door, but I think it helps somewhat when I tell myself that the sooner that I get out of sight of the door, the sooner I’ll be able to see it again.

Dr C gave me some homework for our next appointment. I started in on that today and made some decent progress.

DA sent me an email last night about some ideas he had about his cabin. I sent a reply last night but gave it a lot of thought today, too. I sat down with my tablet and did some brainstorming and sketching.

Chased a lot more ghosts than normal today. They’re replacing the driveway a couple of houses down the street and they were pouring the new cement, which was quite loud and went on for a while. I could also sometimes just barely hear sounds that my brain interpreted as voices but were probably caused by the workers using gas-powered blowers and scrapers to smooth out the cement. I tried turning up the music but it just made other sounds harder to identify.

J went wandering around some of her favourite stores after work, and we had supper when she got home. After that, we did our own things for a while before watching some more Parks & Recreation. They’re starting to change some stuff – I hope they don’t ruin it.

For whatever reason, I am really high-strung this evening. Jennifer dropped her phone by accident and it badly startled me, then coughed suddenly a while later and startled me again. Some people were doing stuff outside in the dark and I could hear them thumping around which didn’t help, either. I’m a lot calmer now but every time I hear something I can feel my shoulders and chest tighten up. Hopefully I’ll be asleep soon, though.

Stay safe.

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