Today was “craft day” with a friend. We spent a couple of hours trying to make progress on projects we started last year.
But first I had to present my favorite doggies with some treats. As always, Blue decided he needed to control who got what. And apparently Blue decided that he got all three treats.
I have been working on a lazy susan for a while. The project stalled because I decided I didn’t like it. So today the goal was to finish the mosaic. I think I may use white grout when it’s time to grout it.
Susan was working on some stained glass pieces that all go together as a hanging piece. Here she is soldering them.
So we both finished what we set out to do! That’s always a good sign.
Ouch, owwie, ohhhhh, scream!! Am having a sciatica episode this afternoon/evening and can not move or walk without searing pain. HATE IT! And because I am so committed to my new goals, I tried to do my 15 minutes of clean-up. Owwie, owwie (is that how you spell it?). So decided to take a pain pill and not move.
I have Ankylosing Spondylitis, a type of arthritis. Have had it for some 30+ years and there are good days and bad days. I have been lucky in that I haven’t had any sciatica episodes for about a year, and now within the last month, I have had several. Makes it tough to do the work that needs to be done (flower planting, house cleaning, walking). But more on all that later as I am PO’d that it is acting up right now so will not give it any more attention.
Now I have to still do something instead of just potatoing in front of the TV. Am adding tags to my posts now and reading more about what I should be doing. Have gotten a few comments from some friends and even an announcement at another friend’s blog. Thanks Heidi and Karen!
While I’m sitting here (in less pain now), I realize that I have several interests that I have let fall to the wayside because I have been wallowing in depression and lack of focus. And the worst of all, I have let myself down by ignoring activities that give me joy and a sense of accomplishment.
Starry Night (one of my favs)
Mosaic photo frame (starring my daughter)
And lets not forget the one thing that I still do every single day: read wonderful, wonderful books!! More later on reading! right now I’m reading ” Crunch Time” by Diane Mott Davidson.
OK – am getting loopy so have to sign off and go to bed.