For those of you who read my last update entry, my medical procedure was done last Tuesday and, as far as I know, my recovery is going well. I have noticed, however, that I seriously have no concept of the phrase “take it easy”.
My mother would say that I have a flair for the dramatic, and where that may be true, I wouldn’t call myself a Drama Queen. To me, Drama Queens are the people who totally overthink things and then ACT on those overthought assumptions, usually to the point of picking at things until their worst fears are realized and then yelling “AH HA! I told you!” They’re also the type of people that like to start rumors and arguments to keep themselves as the center of attention and use negative gossip to try to build themselves up to look good. I am most definitely NOT a Drama Queen.
What I am is rather excitable. Do I tend to overthink things? Yes, I admit I do. Does my overactive imagination sometimes lead me to be a bit more reactionary than I probably should be in certain situations? Yes, I readily admit that it does. Do I have a temper? Oh most definitely. Being aware of all of these flaws in my character, I try to take some time to relax before responding in these situations. I try to talk it out with my dad, Oogachaka or one of my other friends who understands me as well as the type of situation I’m in. I get the explosion out of the way, and then as calmly as possible deal with what needs to be dealt with.
That being said, being sick or any other form of invalid really doesn’t work well for me. I tend to get cuddly and enjoy someone fetching and carrying for me for a day, sometimes two, but after that it just gets old. At this point in my recovery, being invalid has gotten old. That isn’t to say that I’m on bed rest and unable to do anything for myself, I just can’t do certain things as quickly as I usually do them. I get fatigued quite easily and walking for long distances or being on my feet for long periods of time are currently not very good ideas. Oogachaka keeps telling me to take it easy and rest, but I’m at the point where I have so much pent up nervous energy that I can’t even sit quietly and read. Last weekend alone I watched most of the Harry Potter series on Blu-Ray, finished knitting a scarf for Oogachaka and knitted three others over the course of two days! On Sunday, I attempted the grocery store because it needed to be done and Oogachaka has been working some really long hours. By the time I got home, I wanted to crash physically, but my brain was still going a mile a minute.
You would think having this kind of down time with an overactive brain would be good for writing. The problem with that theory is that my overactive brain hasn’t been overly coherent lately. Being a Gemini, I’m used to random thought patterns, but lately my randomness is even confusing to ME! One can only hope at this point that the physical healing speeds up a bit before my head explodes.