work email is down so i have some free time to check lj :D
so, last week i hurt my back again. not as seriously as before, so i could move around and was just stiff/in pain for most of a day, until i could get my hands on some muscle relaxers. my doctor prescribed me a different kind, and they are really making me extra tired and extra spaced out. as a result, my consumption of sugar and caffeine (coffee especially, which i had sworn off in favor of tea) has increased hugely, and i have this gross taste in my mouth all the time (which might be the medicine, and might be the sugar/coffee). without the caffeine i'm too sleepy and foggy to function :( at least my insomnia seems to be in check for the moment, so i am sleeping through the night, thank goodness.
i think the back thing is because i have been so busy lately that i'm slacking on the gym. and since the last back problem, i had been doing a lot of stretching before and after working out. skipping the gym meant no stretching. so i really just need to stretch a couple times a day, no matter what. (and get back in the gym habit again. all this sugar and caffeine is also making my jeans tight.)
speaking of jeans, i got black winter boots that are warm and comfortable! i would really like to wear skirts and dresses almost every day, and the boots were one thing holding me back. (i have black boots that are neither warm nor comfortable, and some vaguely olive-green/brown boots that are both, but i can't stand mixing black with brown.)
they actually look really cute in brown also -- perhaps i can squeeze them into the budget at some point. (the only reason i had room in the budget for these was that i unearthed a dept store credit card i'd forgotten about. and since they free up a lot of wardrobe pieces i already have, i felt the expense was justifiable.)
i need to make a sew_loli post, maybe later tonight when i get home from printing. i'm about halfway done with my halloween tea dress, and i might be able to cobble a fairy costume out of things already in my closet (i bought wings and fabric to make a dress, but the fabric is some glittery shiny silky nonsense that is not agreeing with my sewing machine) or else i'm doing red riding hood lolita (hey, it's no less original than a fairy costume) and calling it a day :p