Friday, January 7, 2011
One of my goals for 2011 was to teach myself how to knit. I asked for the knifty knitter for my birthday so that I could start there and then work my way to hooks. Hooks are still required, though, with the knifty knitter. Here is the first sucessful project! I made a hat for Goosie and one for her American Girl doll. When my model returns from school I will post pictures of the other hats I have done.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Living with chronic pain from RA, you learn to deal with things literally one step at a time. Last week I had issues with high liver panels, then swelling, and even a head cold. I had to eventually go to the doctor when breathing became labored. Sitting in an urgent care facility, I risk even more infection due to the medications that I am on which lower my immune system.
After 3 hours in urgent care and possibilities of everything from congestive heart failure, pneumonia and upper respiratory infection, I was relieved to hear it was an upper respiratory infection.
The doctor prescribed an antibiotic. Good right? Well... No... that means no shot this week. And... due to the liver panels coming back high, I cannot even take a tylenol. Seems easy right? No, that means nothing for pain for 7 days. And... the possibility of a "flare." A "flare" is when my immune system goes crazy and even my eyebrows hurt. Sadly to say, things are already happening. It means more rest and less stress!
No matter what... I have my resources that are cute and lovable and that is my motivation!
Monday, January 3, 2011
Since my children have begun their journeys of schooling, I have missed them terribly. I have never been the Mom that celebrates that first day back after vacation. Instead, I ache for them and pray that others will be kind and they will be kind in return. I hope that as each day comes they will remember the virtues that we try to "engrave" in their brains. I love being a mom. I love being the mom that sometimes cries over their little and big achievements. I will always be their cheerleader! Best wishes to you, Goosie and Boomer, for a magnificent 2011.