I’ve spent this week pretty much on my butt. In my pj’s, on my new chaise, knitting and working on my new laptop.
The excellent news is that I have noticed an improvement in my breathing this week – the drugs are working! I was able to teach in Cornwall yesterday and it was a lovely class! There weren’t as many participants as I think both the shop owner and myself would have liked, but at the same time the small number of students allowed me to spend a lot of time sitting, not jumping around like I normally do, and being careful with my breathing. I’ve noticed this week that as long as I move slowly, I’m dandy. When I forget and start speeding along, I’m wheezing and dizzy. Even eating and drinking have to go slower – slowing down is not such a bad thing.
This forces me to refine my schedule, to remove things that might not be 100% great for me to do now, and to take more time for myself. I tried to gracefully back out of the crochet calendar, but was asked to please stay because – and it’s true – leaving at this point would really put them in a terrible situation. So I’m asking for help from some other crochet editor friends, I’ll be passing along some of the editing work, and concentrating on the photo stuff and the acutal Quark layouts myself. I’m hoping this division of labor will make more sense and allow me to continue my teaching and designing with few wrinkles.
Today is my hon’s birthday – the kids jumped into bed with us and we all sang Happy Birthday – then they did the “Are you ONE? Are you TWO? Are you THREE? thing all the way up to 47. He’s in the living room right now dancing around to “Graceland” and I’m watching the McLaughlin Report (just like the 80s) and later today he’ll be visiting a friend to watch the game on a big screen TV. Live is good.