Tuesday, February 04, 2014
First of all, I want to introduce you to my grandson.
He's only been around for four months, so it will be another five months until he leaves his comfy first home. Dagan and Leah are not going to pick a final name until after they meet him. (And because you're never 100% sure, they'll pick out a girl's name, too.) Seeing pictures and knowing they have heard the heart beat--makes it all more real! :) :)
Okay--I am giggling because I really don't like to drink tea in the morning. I vastly prefer my coffee, of course. When I do drink tea I tend to like it later in the day or in the evening--so I thought that I'd have some tea last night for the T Stands For Tuesday today, right? Then I forgot to take a picture--LOL! But this is what I had. One of my favorite teabag teas--Tazo Calm. :) So, hi to everybody from T-Day!
It's twelve below on this sunny morning.
We've had a bit of snow this winter. As you can see it's piled high in front of the cars by the garages...
...and the big snowpile between the garages is almost as high as the roof peaks despite the kids sliding down it all the time.
Guess who's birthday it is tomorrow?
She'll be nine years old...
...and Tori's critters sent Karma a birthday present from England! More of her favorite treats in the cat's head containers! Thanks Tori!! Karma's not spoiled or anything. You think? LOL!
While I watched (and chuckled to) a recording of a long streaming video of Patti Parish's on youtube...I finally finished cutting up the fringe I removed from the old bedspread.
I can't remember who suggested using this as stuffing for a baby toy (sorry)...but now I am thinking of snooping around online for patterns--LOL! Not sure I'm ready to tackle something that complicated. (Because I would prefer to make a long-limbed rabbit with long floppy ears--at least, that is what I saw in my head right away.) Sounds too difficult for somebody who hasn't sewn much for almost 30 years and whose old machine has been a bit dodgy lately, right? LOL! We'll see. If nothing else--this could make interesting handmade paper one day. ;)
I decided to stop taking my melatonin (last Weds) for a while. I realize that with the fibro I do have chronic fatigue and fibro-fog brain...but I have been wondering if the melatonin is adding to those issues and making it even harder for me to push myself to do extra things besides the daily duties, you know?
Melatonin morphed me into this day person for the past two years. All my life I have been a night person--most alert and got the most done from late afternoon till the middle of the night...even since fibro entered the picture. Nowadays, I am pretty useless even by afternoon! And then I noticed that this last year or so I haven't even been using my timers hardly at all. Used to be I had to use them to prevent myself from overdoing and setting off the angry fibro, right? And it used to annoy the heck out of me when the timer went off because I wanted to keep going--was in the zone, you know? I so rarely make it to an hour anymore that I haven't needed to use the timers very often at all. ???
So, I wanted to know. Is the melatonin adding to the exhaustion and foggy-brain by keeping me tired all the time? Or is it just the fibro (and now sciatica) being more of a (quite literal) pain? Can I stay basically on days without the melatonin out of new habit? Will I feel the same? Will I feel clearer and have a little more energy?
So far? I have stayed on days...and maybe (knock on wood) seem to feel a little more clear-headed and am a little more motivated?? Been puttering a bit more--like addressed birthday card envelopes for the whole year, things like that. So, we'll see. Keep your fingers crossed. ;)
Anyways, that's it for today, folks! I have some fun things to show you coming in my February orders. Well, fun to me, anyways--LOL! Happy Tuesday!! :):)
"The winds of grace blow all the time.
All we need to do is set our sails."
Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa