overworked my Achilles tendon. Too much walking and standing for too many hours
during the day and not allowing it to rest.
I have damaged it where it attaches to the bone.
I have had
problems with my Achilles tendon before, back when I used to run a lot. I think
something almost all runners go through at some point. But the issue has always
been higher up, in the tendon itself.
pain has been one of the most painful injuries I’ve ever experienced.
Usually I factor
in if you can relieve the pain too, for instance when I broke my tailbone it “rated”
as more painful than my complicated ankle fractures (That ended my running “career”)
because there isn’t a damn thing you can do to stabilise or relieve the pain
from a broken tailbone. And the cystic acne breakout I got from a biotin
overload felt more painful than when I impaled my hand on some broken glass
because it was right there in my face, just like a papercut on a fingertip can
be much more painful than a deeper cut some other place.
the attachment pain to the Achilles tendon? Brutal. I could feel how cold sweat
broke out just from having to work the pedals in my car, despite having eaten
the painkillers I had with me in my bag. I think it’s been like 3 years since
last I had to take any…
The doctor prescribed
me some seriously strong painkillers. They make everything feel a little soft
to the touch.
insult to injury I have overworked the adductor longus in my thigh from limping
so much. I’m actually kind of impressed I managed to do that!
take it as a hint that I need to relax a bit, so I took today and tomorrow off.
Spent most of the day doing gloriously nothing. Watched too many silly videos,
spent unhealthily much time on 4chan and generally saw way too many memes and
funny images for one day.
having done lots and lots of nothing, I started going through my pictures. I’ve
taken a lot of pictures over the summer. Hair pictures intended for the blog
too. “For when I have the time…”. Hah, who knew I had to wait almost until
winter before I found the time for them?
much has changed… Still crazy busy, still doing benign neglect. Although I’m
beginning to wonder where the “benign” part ends.
of the reason I made a new page… Figured it would be interesting to see how my
routine changes over time. If nothing else it could be interesting to compare
routines later to my bordering on actual neglect-current one.
wait to get more time on my hands. My free time definitely isn’t free as I have
about a hundred things on my “should do” list. (That list that is my list of
things I theoretically would like to get through should I ever get done with my
“to do” list) As things are now I find myself answering skype messages even
from my Hubby just because it’s stressing me out and I’m desperate for the damn
flashing to go away.
spending a bit of time on UTT today and found myself reading the Would you rather game, hair edition-thread. I
found a clear pattern in it: The members of UTT would rather lose some length
than take overall damage through the length. It made me pretty happy: These
people know what’s up with haircare and they don’t believe in any of the weird
crap you can find on other sites. Such a difference from other places like youtube
where expensive, complicated and time consuming hair care ideas run rampant.
particular reason for mentioning this, no deeper meaning… I just found it
refreshing and awesome.
To make up
for this lame post, here are a couple of links I stumbled upon today
found this little swallow flapping around helplessly on the parking lot. Since
I have experience taking care of (injured) birds, I took it in.
this is a big baby that just wasn’t ready to fly, or was exhausted and landed
on the parking lot. Swallows cant take off from the ground, so it ended up
flapping around helplessly and probably got further dehydrated.
most of the first day in my care just sleeping, so I guess it was exhausted. I
cut up a sock to put it in and carried it around inside my shirt. That always
calms little birds down :)
A friend volunteered
hunting insects with me and force-feeding the little guy or girl and I even
bought mealworms for when I just couldn’t catch any other insects (Must have
given the neighbours some good laughs at that!!)
The little swallow
became quite tame as you can see!
how to release swallows and tried releasing it twice each day I had it in my
care, but it just fell helpless to the ground again.
did flying-exercises together (lol) and it “hopped” around on the floor like a
bat, so it seemed like it really tried it’s best to gain strength and get to
thought he or she would make it and I could get to release it successfully some
day, but on the third day I came home from work to it being cold and dead. It
made me very sad…
issue has cost me more time and energy than expected.
Chose a new upload site.
research, I chose a place called Shutterfly. It had great reviews. Free, no
upload limit and no size limit. Seemed perfect.
When I first started taking hair pictures and
uploading them, I didn’t always know what styles would “stick”.For instance
when I first saw a Celtic knot I thought it would be my most favourite style
it only looks like a slightly lumpy Chinese bun when I do them, that didn’t happen.
I had a lot of braided Nautili buns stuck under “Updo xxxx” since I didn’t think
that one bun would become my go-to.
most of my pictures needed an extra “0”
in the file name to keep them ordered or some renaming that made more sense.
Sort in categories for easy upload.
easier when I have to find pictures again too.
Upload everything to new site.
thing I didn’t have to upload them one at the time!
Step 5: Insert
new picture address in old broken images.
to start with a brand new picture and take a length shot.
discover that Shutterfly doesn’t allow you to link a picture as easily as I
expected. At least not in full size. And what’s the [bleep]ing point then? Sure
I can make albums and invite people to see them, but why can’t I just stick my
full sized picture in a simple [IMG]?