Hello everyone! I hope that you're all just fine this morning - I certainly am! :) Anyway, I just wanted to give you an update on how I'm doing so far.
Anyway, exactly a week ago - on Thursday afternoon, October 6th - I decided to treat myself and bought a box of jigsaw puzzles. There are actually twelve different puzzles in the entire box, but sometimes it feels good to splurge a little bit. As of today - Thursday, October 13th - I have managed to finish a grand total of nine jigsaw puzzles from the box. I have to say that I was expecting such a giant box to last me a little bit longer than it seems like it might, but I suppose it is still not too bad.
So, because I received an injury at my doctor's appointment, I had to go to a follow-up appointment where they told me that they wanted me to monitor my blood pressure and pulse for the next three months. I started charting my results on Monday morning, September 27th and except for a couple of days where my blood pressure and pulse were slightly higher than usual, for the most part the results have been fairly consistent. Since Monday night, October 3rd - the night when all my levels were so surprisingly low - I have continued to chart my progress.
All the results has been relatively stable except for the one night last week when I woke up from a particularly comfortable nap and somehow managed to have an elevated reading on both my blood pressure and my pulse. I did a double take on both readings since I knew that I wasn't dreaming or worried about anything, and so rechecked both results later. Back again to the normal range; as it should be.
As regards my own reading, I actually finished reading A Map of the World by Jane Hamilton on Wednesday evening, October 5th! I was wondering what to read next, and eventually chose to read Deadly Impulse by Olga Bicos on Friday, October 7th. Since then, I have decided to set that book aside for a while in favor of reading Lying Awake: A Novel by Mark Salzman; which I just started this morning: Thursday, October 13th!
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight