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crafty hobbitses

I spent all day Saturday (typed Satyrday because my brain is fog) working on homemade Christmas presents. I made ornaments out of cinammon and applesauce (easy and omg it smells good), a few out of salt dough (but I didn't like it as much) and some air fresheners (much stronger than expected). Everything was pretty easy, but the ornaments take a long time to bake. (Put some pictures on Tumblr on Saturday.)

Matt and I took a break in the middle of the day to go see The Hobbit movie, which I'm not sure how I feel about. The version of the movie we watched (the HDFR 3D version) wasn't great. That high frame rate just made it feel like some cheesy 80s movie. It was pretty but the action scenes just didn't feel right. And then there's just a host of other stuff, actual plot stuff I'm not sure how I feel about. I DID like the addition of Tauriel when I didn't think I would... so that helped balance out some of the things I was underwhelmed by. IMHO Smaug was the best part (no matter how much I couldn't care for BC).

Yesterday was the yearly Christmas party at my grandparents. I don't know what was up this year, maybe it's just because there's such a disparity in ages now? but it seemed really low-key. It was nice and we were only there about three hours, but as usual I was absolutely exhausted when we left.

I'm about 98% positive that I'm in the middle of a fibro flare-up. Aside from the general brain fog, everything is sore and/or swollen, I'm tired to the point that if I'm ready to sleep it's pretty much uncontrollable. I've been sleeping an hour or two in the evening, and then going to bed earlier than normal. And I'm still tired/fatigued. Fatigued is really the better word. It's everywhere, every part of me that just feels exhausted. To top it off, I'm either getting a cold, or have a sinus infection.

Let me tell you the wonders of a working humidifier in your bedroom though. I knew my sinuses were a problem... but my head was so dry. Add a humidifier and I still don't feel good, but at least my face feels better--or less likely to give me bloody noses.

--Finished White Trash Zombie Apocalypse by Diana Rowland. Just as good/funny as the first two. Definitely a series I'll keep reading/listening to. Started listening to The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie. Maybe not the best follow-up, but the narrator is really amazing so far.


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Dec. 16th, 2013 05:12 pm (UTC)
All hail the mighty Satyrday!

I've pretty much heard 50/50 that the Hobbit movie was uber-fantastic/sucked will to live. I still haven't seen the first one because I still can't wrap my head around three books = three hellishly long movies vs. one book = three completely unnecessary movies.
Dec. 16th, 2013 07:37 pm (UTC)
How did I miss that you also have fibro?! Solidarity!
Dec. 16th, 2013 09:54 pm (UTC)
Those homemade Christmas presents sound like such lovely ideas! You are so creative!
Dec. 17th, 2013 02:26 am (UTC)
I am so behind on my christmas shopping! I need to get going on that.
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