I am in a reading state of mind. I have Bristol Palin’s memoir, “Not Afraid Of Life.” I am loving it to pieces. I love Bristol. She’s a very strong woman, apparently she’s always been that way. I am enjoying reading her early life growing up with her family in Alaska, and going through all her teenage years as Governor’s oldest daughter. I think Bristol is very inspiring! She’s moving on from Levi, and even reading the first chapters you could see he was trouble. She even pointed it out. Bristol’s also an adocvate of teen pregnanacy.
A couple of things that I have to deal with reading a book. Whether it being on the floor or on my bed. I have some sort of pain. Yesterday, when my mom gave me my book, I immediately started it and she sat me up and when I read I have to lean towards the book because that’s what I always do, it’s a habit that causes half of my pain. This position caused my left hip to act up and get stiff. I probably just ended the “Introduction” part of the book when she came in my room to put clothes away and I told her about my pain. She gave me a pill and that helped for awhile.
After reading two chapters I laid back down on my bed. After resting a bit, I kept looking down at the floor and saying to myself, “you know the floor has to be more comfortable the bed.” So I pushed the laptop off the seat cousion its on top of and put all my remotes and my phone on the floor. Thankfully my cup is somewhat propped up by the bed drawer under my bed. (If I didn’t have that I’d so be screwed!) I slid down on the floor but forgot I needed something prop my book up a little. So I used a towel that’s still on my floor. My pill was just kicking in and I thought the pain wouldn’t be so bad once I got on the floor. I was wrong.
I have strange ways of sitting up. In my wheelchair, I’m not scooted back all the way in it. I’m practically on the edge with my seatbelt on. I’ve always sat like that since I could remember. On my bed, I have to lean forward and use every part of my legs to just turn a page. Awhile ago, I was leaning sideways just to keep the left pages to stay open. I’m gonna fall off my bed just because I’m reading a book. On the floor I’m sitting on a half aired cousion, leaning forward towards the book to see, and have my feet crossed. (Mind you I use my feet to turn the pages but I still cross my feet when I read.) I’m very weird and everytime I get the chance to read a book this happens.
Right now, I’m sitting up straight (well I think I am at least!) and all my limbs are in one direction. Yet, my back is hurting once again, but not as bad as it was earlier and yesterday. Taking breaks by laying down on my bed helps but yet it doesn’t. I have boney hips and elbows. Not confortable to lay on my back or right side. If I lay on my left I’ll go to sleep and I don’t need to down that. I have a crazy body and my muscles and bones just need to shut it. Especially the pain that comes with it.