A Few More Hours In The Day, Please

Well, here I am again, finding I can’t keep up with everything I need to do, and my head is spinning! I’ve had to be out all day today; tomorrow, I have some work to do on a project; Saturday, my best friend is coming for lunch; and on Sunday, I said I’d go along to the local Quakers Meeting House to accompany a friend to a service for the first time. It should be interesting, and I am looking forward to it. I also have a lot of coursework to do, as I’m getting behind on that, too. Please, forgive me, once again, for missing some of your blogs for now. I need a few more hours in the day, or perhaps, a few more days in the week. Anyone here got a few to sell, by any chance ๐Ÿ˜!?

Add to all that the severe pain ๐Ÿ˜–I still have following my botched tooth extraction. I’m on stronger medication than morphine to try and get on top of the pain. It does render me a bit incapable sometimes, as I keep nodding off. It’s difficult to be productive when your brain is frequently ‘logging out ๐Ÿ˜ถ!’ The medication is making my hands shake, too, so I constantly make mistakes when typing. All I can say is, “Thank goodness for *Grammarly!”

Anyway, I’ll leave it there for now. I humbly apologise for not reading your brilliant work recently. I am in the process of writing a poem, but I think that’s about all I can manage for the moment.

I know you are all kind and understanding, and you may be fed up with me pleading “overload” again, but I’d rather be honest about things than just suddenly disappearing into the ether.

I may be able to read a few blogs over my busy weekend, but I’ve learned not to allow myself to get exhausted. I know my health is important, whether physical, mental or emotional. I wish you all really well and I hope that you enjoy your weekend, whatever you are doing. If you’re alone and don’t want to be, I send you kind thoughts, calm and peace โ˜ฎ.

That’s all for now … Much Love, Ellie Xx ๐Ÿ’“

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Author: Ellie Thompson

Writing my memoirs, musings, a little fiction and a lot of poetry as a way of exploring and making the most of my life ... ... Having had a break from writing my blog for more than three years, I decided to return to write my memoirs, some day-to-day observations, views and feelings. My passion is non-fiction poetry. I have a disability and use an electric powerchair called Alfie and let nothing get in the way of living life to the full. I believe that you can never do a kindness too soon and should give credit where credit is due. A smile or a kind word could make the difference between a good or bad day for a person - we never know what's going on for another soul. Those little things, perhaps, practised daily like a mantra, could mean so much to someone else. Thank you for visiting my blog and reading a little more about me. Please, make yourself at home here. You are very welcome. Ellie x ๐Ÿ˜Š

35 thoughts on “A Few More Hours In The Day, Please”

    1. Thank you, David. I’m not great at putting myself first, but I will try. I will miss reading all your blogs, but I can’t manage them all now. I’d like to concentrate on my writing, though. Thanks again.

  1. Ellie, in the midst of everything happening and in pain, do what you need to do but make sure you rest as well. I am sorry you are still suffering with pain. Praying for you.

    1. Thank you very much, Tangie. My new medication makes me very sleepy, and my hands shake, making it difficult for me to write or type, which is a real nuisance. I will try and rest, although I want to concentrate on my writing. Thank you for your prayers. That’s so kind of you. Xx ๐Ÿ’™

  2. Darling Ellie, I think you’re wonderful. Nothing can change that, sorry. Take all the time you need to rest, recover, attend Quaker meetings (so interesting) and catch up with your friends. Thank you so much for reading my blog even though you’re busy and leaving such thoughtful comments. I hope your tooth pain goes down so you don’t have to take any medication and hopefully your hands get their steadiness back. Sending you big hugs xx

    1. Thank you so much, Janet. I can’t tell you how much your message means to me. I love your blog, too, and I am sorry that I haven’t always had time to comment on them, although I read and enjoy them. According to the dentist, my tooth pain will last several months, so I’d better get used to it, although I detest feeling like a zombie! Big hugs for you, too. Xxx ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ’“

  3. Not sure if I have grammerly or something else, but my computer makes a lot of recommendations on conciseness. I’ve come to appreciate it. I hope your pain fades soon. It a long time to take pain meds. I’m sure you’d rather be alert than zonked.

    1. Thanks, Jeff. To use Grammarly, you have to apply to use it.. This is the link: https://grammarly.com. There is a free version and also a paid for version, which does cost a lot more than the basic one. Hope this helps. I hate taking this drug as I feel all fuzzy-headed. It’s difficult to write or type. The pain is likely to go on for severa months, so I’d better get used to it. It’s very frustrating, though. I defintely would rather be alert instead of a dozy-buny! Have a great Friday, Jeff X ๐ŸŒž.

  4. You should not apologize for anything.

    You come first.

    Your health come first. Please take care…..

    And I hope you feel better soon.

    And hey, I did not know you use grammarly as well. Many a times, it doesn’t save me ๐Ÿ˜

    1. Thank you, Devang. I do have to look after myself, first and foremost. I will just have to take a break. I want to continue to write, but that will leave me less time to read everybody’s blog posts. I love Grammarly. It works really well for me. Have a great Friday and then, a good weekend ๐ŸŒž.

      1. You take break…. like a complete break from Wp

        You can keep writing and store it elsewhere, then boom post it all at once, haha….

        You are important, and you can always find the posts here, unless someones blocks you, which they won’t because you are sweet like a chocolate.

        You need a break where you don’t worry about Wp at all

  5. Ellie, just take care of yourself and don’t worry about the blogging world. We all want you to be healthy in every way….Sending healing vibes your way and I really hope they get that tooth situation under control!

    1. Thank you very much for your understanding, Ann. Thanks also for the healing vibes – they are much appreciated. The dentist has said the pain could last for several months, so I just have to put up with it, take the medication, which, frustratingly makes me sleepy and shaky, which doesn’t help with my attempts to write or type. It’s, and get on with my life, trying to be positve. a real nuisance. I really want to concentrate on my writing, both for my coursewok and for my blog. I feel guilty if I post things on WP when I’m not reading other people’s posts. Xx ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’•

  6. Ellie I am so sorry that you are still in so much pain๐Ÿ˜ช.
    I hope you are not totally burnt out after the weekend.
    We are only human, bur we tend to pressurise ourselves๐Ÿ™„
    Our health must come first.
    I have just made the difficult decision to come off Instagram because it was so exhausting trying to keep up.
    Lots of love Ellie xxxโค๏ธ๐Ÿฅฐโค๏ธLook after yourself!

    1. Thank you so much for being so understanding, Maggie ๐Ÿ’–. I know I put pressure on myself, and then I get to a point when I feel overloaded and can’t keep up with everything. I want to concentrate on writing, but that means I have less time to read all the posts I would like to read. I get very stressed then, which isn’t good, I know.

      I don’t blame you for coming off of Instagram. I have an Instagram and Twitter page but I rarely look at or post anything there. I’ve also been thinking about dropping Insta, but it’s connected to some of my readers. Thanks again, Maggie. Very much love to you, my friend. Xx ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’. I hope you are well today? Xx

  7. Take care, get some rest from all the business!! Remember Coco Chanel’s advice about removing one piece from an outfit to not be overdressed… likewise say no to 1 or 2 things a day, to not overdo it!

    1. Thank you, Tamara. I want to spend a bit more time on my writing, but I can’t keep up with that as well as reading so many blogs. I love that advice from Coco Chanel – very wise. Thanks, always, for your kind ecouragemet to take care of myself. Xx ๐Ÿ˜Š.

      1. We can be our own worst enemies at times, trying to do it all, feeling guilty that we can’t, so we push ourselves towards an imaginary goal, when in reality it is perfectly fine to say no to some things!

          1. Good for you! Do it guilt free!! With a smile in your hear, tell yourself you deserve to live with way less stress!

    1. Thanks very much, J. I think I follow more blogs than I can cope with, but I don’t want to disconnect from the lovely people with whom I’ve come to have good friendships with ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™.

    1. Thank you very much, Cindy. I’m sorry I’ve missed so many of your recent posts. It waasn’t just yours, but many others that I couldn’t keep up with, also. Hopefully, when I’m back to normal, if that ever happens, I will be back to reading your posts, which I always look forward to. Xx .๐Ÿ’“

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