The last few weeks have felt like a “two steps forward one step back” dance with processing my grief which explains why I haven’t been posting much.
Everyone expects that grief will be hard emotionally. I just really had no concept of how physically hard it would be to deal with grief. I feel like I will never get past feeling fatigued. It ranges from mildly tired to deep-in-my-bones exhaustion. I’m seeing a naturopath for help with this. So slowly things are improving, but I think I’m going to be dealing with the fatigue for a while yet.
This means I have to constantly make choices about where my energies will be spent. And while I enjoy posting on this blog, I’m afraid it’s rather low on the priority list of where to put my energies. Thank you everyone for your patience. I have ideas and plans in my head and someday they’ll get worked out here.
My wrists are nearly healed now. It is such a blessing to be able to play the piano for longer than two minutes without pain.
My temperature blanket is coming along nicely although slowly. I was so excited because I was only a couple of weeks behind only to realize that I had made a mistake three days back. I have to rip out six rows (two per day) to fix the problem. However, I tried to see the silver lining. I was able to lay the blanket out flat and measure it. Right now It’s 57″ wide with the border I plan to add it will be about five feet wide when it’s finished. As near as I can figure it will be between six and seven feet long. I’m happy with this size.
I also was able to get my gallery wall up. I spent a small fortune on command hooks. They are a wonderful invention. Every time I walk down the stairs it makes me so happy to see my pictures up. I still have a decorative “S” that I want to add – first I have to find it (sigh).
There’s still a lot of snow here, but we can feel spring coming. The temperature is warming up and slowly the snow is going away. I’m looking forward to going for walks and bike rides. Maybe having a small container garden on our back deck. I’m not a fantastic gardener, but I do enjoy it.
I don’t surf the internet as much as I used, but I have pinned a few things the past couple of weeks that have caught my eye.
First, there is this chicken dish. We eat chicken a couple of times a week so I enjoy finding new ways to serve it. I think I’m going to be trying this next week.
These sewn rose embellishments look so pretty. I think they would make a nice gift.
This chickpea version of a raw cookie dough treat has me intrigued.
I want to try this jam idea because I could eat jam guilt-free. I like that they grind the chia seeds. Whole chia seeds, to me, are off-putting.
Finally, I love this idea for a quilt. I really want to do this. It’s on my “someday” list. Lots of hand sewing, but if you’re not in a rush that can be very relaxing.
Now for the “special” days. My little boys always ask me what day it is – not meaning the day of the week or date but what is being celebrated.
- Saturday – March 24 – National Chocolate-Covered Raisin Day (Oh yeah!)
- Sunday – March 25 – Waffle Day (Who doesn’t love waffles?!)
- Monday – March 26 – Make Up Your Own Holiday Day (my little guys will love this)
- Tuesday – March 27 – Spanish Paella Day (not sure if we’ll be doing this)
- Wednesday – March 28 – Something on a Stick Day (I’m thinking fudgsickles)
- Thursday – March 29 – National Mom-and-Pop Business Owner’s Day
- Friday – March 30 – Take a Walk in the Park Day (this should be easy)
I hope you have a wonderful week.