Yeah, it has been a really long time. I haven’t been feeling well for about that long…. Fibromyalgia is sucking the life out of me. I need to put up more of a fight.
I think I’ll get back to writing here because I need something to keep me going. I’m working on getting back into reading too. I didn’t read much at all last year. It is so hard to focus and I find myself reading the same line over and over again and forgetting what I read.
Anyway, when I went to the doctor last week (I think it was) I had planned to do something before and changed my mind. Whenever I leave the house in the winter the cold makes me start to hurt all over. Usually, my husband drives me. He picks me up in a warmed up car and drops me off right at the door so I spend as little time as possible in the cold. Well, something came up and I ended up driving myself. So, forgetting that I can’t do what I used to, I planned some other stops along the way. Once I left the warm garage though and the cold air started seeping into the car I quickly changed my mind. Instead I stopped into the Literacy Council’s used book store which is close to the clinic. I picked up two books: The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber and Spirit Walker, a beautiful book of Indian poetry and artwork by Nancy Wood with paintings by Frank Howell. I bought a copy of Spirit Walker for my mother in law and read it before I gave it to her. I started tagging the poems I really liked with sticky notes and realized I had nearly tagged the whole book. I was so surprised to see that book there so I bought it for myself. The artwork is beautiful! I saw the Debbie Macomber book when it first came out in hard back and decided to wait for it. I finally found it in paperback and because my punch card was full I got it for free.
After my appointment I stopped by Joann’s to get some stuff to dress up a wallet box left over from Christmas. I have grand ideas for this box. I also joined this group on facebook called the Craft Hole that has challenges and swaps. One of the challenges is “trash to treasure” and I signed up since that is right up my alley! I’ve been sick with a cold though so I have’t been able to work on it. I was getting worried I wouldn’t finish before the deadline which is the end of the month. I’m feeling a little better though, so I started working on it last night. So for I’ve just been painting it with gesso to cover up their logo and all the orange inside. So it looks rather ghostly at the moment. I’ll make a post later for that. I’m still not sure exactly what I’m going to do next.
Anyway, I think it was Wednesday when I slept all day and woke up when my husband came home from work. I wasn’t feeling well because of the cold but I wasn’t as achy. I realized I was feeling more clear-headed so I decided to try reading the Debbie Macomber book. I read several chapters and Ahhhhh! I sure missed reading. I even did 10 minutes on my stationary bike while reading since my doctor wants me to do at least 10 minutes of cardio a day. Reading sure makes it easier and I managed to get through it without too much pain. Hopefully I can continue doing that.
American Idol started Wednesday also and I love that show. I didn’t love it as much last year but I’m loving it this year. Harry is great! Adding him as a judge was such a great choice. No more drama or cat fights between judges. Maybe this year the show can actually be about the contestants.
Okay, back to work on my ghost box.