So I’m about 2 weeks into this Fibro thing, and this current flare up is a bit of a roller coaster. The days seem so long, the past 2 weeks feels like 2 months. I get SO happy when it seems the pain has subsided, only to become crushed when it comes back.
This is something I need to get a handle on, I need to work through. From what I’ve read, just IS an up-and-down road, but mentally coming to terms with this is almost as hard as physically coming to terms.
Yesterday I had a massage (I bought a gift card last year, 3 massages for the price of 2!) and had an adjustment right after (the massage therapist works through my chiro’s office)
I hurt. Sleep has been hard the past 2 nights, and I can REALLY feel the lack of it in my shoulders and joints.
The night-before-last the pain was so bad that I was incoherent when I woke up, and I missed the online chat I’d set up with my Combination class students. Bad teacher…
The students were very nice about it, but I felt like doggy doo.
Oy. I think I’ll just rename this blog, “Come and hear Annie whine…”
However, getting out yesterday felt very good. I don’t get out much now, but it was nice to see the ‘hood, to visit Target (I had to buy some gluten free flour and earbuds) and feel a little bit alive.
And I got a small virtuous internal squee when I told my chiro that I’d been taking Vitamin D and cutting out wheat, and he got a very, “That’s impressive…” look on his face. I rarely get that look.
So today my job is to edit a few videos, shoot a new one for the Combination class (on binding off, how exciting!) and create a few pdf files from existing videos. And I’ll do it all from my bed with a heating pad slung around my shoulders.
And, if you’re in the Twin Cities and you can refer a good cleaning person, I’m in the market for that. I can’t clean – when I try I hurt and I become insanely winded. Gerry does his best, but he’s not that far ahead of me in the pain department. Hannah’s a great kid, but she’s 13 and Max is 11.
The result? Our house is making me CRAZY. I do NOT want to end up on some basic-cable clean-your-damned-house show.
I have had TWO spectacular yarns in my hot little hands since this SUMMER and I have not blogged about them. I am remiss in this, it’s wrong of me, because I LOVE them so much!
I also just received a box of BRAND NEW yarn line with some economical, interesting products which have an incredible palette.
I will now attempt to make up for my lack of gushiness (I felt it, I just didn’t blog it..)
I first used this for a sweater I’d made for Yarn Forward in the UK. Customs mishaps ended up keeping the sweater out of the magazine (and costing me $70) and it’s STILL looking for a home. Pattern written, ready to go, I just have lacked the energy to put it together and post it.
While in Shropshire this summer I scammed some from Jennie, the Fyberspates Queen, in a most beautiful gray color (charcoal) which I was going to use to knit Gerry a sweater. That hasn’t happened, but it WILL. Yes, it will. Yes. It. Will.
In addition to being a lovely yarn that feels great in the hand and makes a beautiful fabric, it’s one of the few yarns my son just LOVES to roll into balls. Sometimes he can balk when I ask him, but he was happy to roll this up for me. Hmmmm, maybe I should knit HIM a sweater…
BTW, here’s Jennie’s current SALE page – it’s worth a look!!
GREAT NORTHERN MINK YARN
I’ve had a few “manly” colors of this yarn for MONTHS and I keep promising the company that I’ll work something up with it!
Well, I finally am! While I’ve been laid up I have a lovely black and tan hat pattern that I’m working up for Gerry. If it’s good, I’ll offer it in some way, but right now it’s just something to keep my hubby’s head warm.
This yarn is spectacular. And – bonus (especially for the minks) – no minks are harmed in the manufacture of this yarn.
This yarn is direct from the producer, not available through yarn shops, which keeps the price reasonable. They have a mitten kit for $24, which seems like a steal to me!
So between taping the new “how-to” video and editing today, I’ll be doing some more work on that MINK hat for Gerry (his grandfather used to be a furrier in the garment district in NYC, he was born to it!)
And he can use it – it’s supposed to be -15F today (with the wind chill…) so I’d better get it done fast!