Regular Post…Update

Once again, I’ve been terrible about keeping up with regular posts. The A to Z Blog challenge is winding down, so that should help. Things haven’t really been that exciting around here honestly. The past week wasn’t the best week as far as the Fibromyalgia goes, but I’m feeling much better today…thank goodness! I’ll admit that part of how terrible I was feeling was psychological. For the past month, I’ve been having issues with vertigo off and on because of the terrible allergy season this year. It seems as though that is finally winding down, which is a very good thing because I’ve basically been grounded for the past few weeks. When I went to the doctor about the ear thing, she ordered me not to drive until it cleared up and not to drive if it comes back.

So, I’ve probably only driven twice in the past two weeks and where I am currently living there is no public transportation, so there has been some big time cabin fever going on around here. Then last Friday I had asked my doctor if I could stop taking a medication which she gave to me for neurological pain because I didn’t think it was helping anymore. She said that I could stop. Let me tell you…that was a huge mistake on my part and I resumed taking it yesterday. Obviously it was helping a lot more than I thought! Plus I was letting my temporary physical location get to me in the worst way. Even though I know that I’ll be leaving in a few months, the combination of…well, everything…sent me into a tailspin. My sister deserves a huge thank you for snapping me out of it last night. Thank you for helping me last night sister. Thank you for putting up with my whining recently. Thank you for being your sweet, wonderful self!

She gave me a very gentle kick in the hiney and reminded me of how temporary this all is. I know that it’s coming and I need to just be patient. It’s unbelievable how much I am looking forward to this move. The coffee shops, the bookstores, the live music, the drum circle, all of the awesome shops, spiritual groups and lectures of the sort that interest me, a knitting/crochet/needlework circle, art everywhere, organic food, environmental stuff….oh yeah…it’s what I’ve been looking and yearning for…well, forever it seems. After my divorce, I moved back to my hometown and let’s just say that it’s been a long three years! I need culture…arts…music…quirky surroundings…almost as much as I need oxygen and this place just doesn’t cut it. It took me a few years to heal over from the divorce, but now I’m beyond ready to really live! It seems as though the healing process has taken me even further into the creative side of myself and my desired direction in life has changed drastically…which is good. Trust me when I say that I do not miss the corporate world at all!

Other than keeping up with the blog challenge and my pity party, I’ve been trying to knit a blanket for my best friend’s upcoming baby. Let’s just say that it has been slow going. I’ve messed it up and had to frog it out twice! The first time, I was almost to the halfway point. That one hurt! The second time, I wasn’t too far at all so even though it aggravated me, it wasn’t that bad. I’ve worked on it for a few hours today and so far so good. It’s going to be gorgeous when it’s finished. I’ll be sure to post pics. I’ve also been getting a few sketch ideas over the past few days, so that will probably coming up soon. I’ll be sure to post that as well. Sometime this week, I am pretty sure that my Aunt and I will be getting together to work on our project. It’s been stalled over the past few weeks due to factors in both of our lives which just made it impossible to get together. This is something I’m looking forward to a lot!

 The editing and finishing of the novel is still on hold and more than likely will remain that way until after the blog challenge. I do have to say though that even though I haven’t touched the novel since the challenge began, my characters are stirring around in my brain which is a very good thing. I wasn’t quite sure how I wanted to end the story until this week. Of course there is still the matter of writing it, but that will come in time. Well, now you know what I’ve been up to other than the challenge…I guess marinating is the best way to describe it.  How have all of you been?

12 thoughts on “Regular Post…Update

  1. I'm really glad I stumbled on your blog during A-Z. I have a feeling we would be great friends in 'real life'. Where in WV are you living and where are you moving to? I moved home'ish after my divorce too, last year. I say 'ish' because I landed near my hometown, but not in it. Sorry about the fibro and having to rip out the blanket. Boy I've been there with beading and, even worse, cross stitch. Don't feel bad about feeling frustrated/down. We have to go thru that crap from time to time to remind us how great it is when you work past it!! And you will. Your sis is right, it's just temporary.Hang in there!

  2. I guess marinating is the right word. Now it's time to shake and bake!! Let's get cookin'. You have a lot of stuff on your plate. Take it one day at a time and don't burn out, K? Love you.

  3. HI Tracy! It's been a long month! I'm both happy and sad the blog challenge is coming to an end. I need to use the time for more paid writing work to pay some upcoming vet bills(Routine stuff. The fur babies are happy and healthy!) Sorry to hear the Fibro is flaring. I also get bad bouts of vertigo when my RA flares up. Why can't our bodies just work correctly!?!?! Have a great evening! ~ Angela

  4. Hi Laurie, I'll definitely be posting lots of stuff once I get moved. Please don't go away in the meantime lol. Thank you…I will definitely hang in there. I'm feeling back to my old self again today…thankfully!

  5. JoJo, I know that we would be friends in real life. You're definitely a person I would love to have a coffee and gabfest with! Well, I am currently near Wheeling, WV in a smaller town about twenty miles north. In between Wheeling, WV and Pittsburgh, PA…blech! Moving to Asheville, NC aka heaven 🙂 Are you still near your hometown or have you since moved on again? Curious. Oh ripping out cross stitch is a bear! I used to do a good bit of that and also crewel/needlepoint. Don't do that much anymore. Beading I've never done, but I imagine it's hard to take out. The fibro is just one of those things ya know? Thank you for the words of encouragement JoJo! Yes, my sis is definitely right. Hey…I just thought of something. If you want to correspond by email I would love it! If you decide to write just put JoJo in the subject line 🙂

  6. Sister, you're funny! I like it…shake n' bake LOL! Trust me, I'm going to take my time and enjoy the stuff I have lined up. No burn out…I promise. You also taught me to pace myself instead of blasting at full tilt like I used to do. What would I do without you? I love you too. *HUGE HUGS*

  7. Angela, I know what you mean about being mixed about this coming to an end. It's so much fun, yet it takes a lot of time. Glad to hear that your pets are well. Wish I knew the answer to your question about bodies not working correctly! Sorry to hear about your RA and vertigo. It's difficult sometimes when the flares are prolonged. Each time feels like the first and you begin to forget that you've been there before and wonder if it'll ever end! Take care of yourself. 🙂

  8. David, it's like you have ESP or something LOL. You have a knack of commenting when I am here moderating…it's awesome. 🙂 Thanks…it is painful but just one of those things one has to live with. It has taken adjustment and usually I handle it well…just not so much over the past several weeks. Oh yes, the horse left a LONG time ago. Actually I think he was just passing through in the first place. 😉 *Cheers to that*

  9. Kind of late reading your update; none the less,so glad your feeling better, Tracy.I've never been diagnoised with Fibromyalgia; however, I do know what it's like to feel like your body has turned to stone and your wondering: is that what it feels like to be 90 years old-haha! If so, I hope to never see 90.It's a good day to be thankful for when you just feel good; no physical pain!I'm glad you had your sister there to support you when you needed someone, Tracy. It's nice having someone there!I've been married twice, my first husband died. I left my second husband and trust me it was a very difficult 6 years afterwards. It was like loosing one of my arms and that's how I felt for a long time.Time seemed to be the magic potion for getting over – not just him; but what we had together!So glad to hear that you are moving forward and getting on with your life!Hope the move will be a big success and that your life will move in all the prosperous ways that your heart desires it to!Much success with your book!

  10. Thank you Betty. What you said about the 90 thing…I've thought that as well. Oh yes, I love days like that and treasure them as they come. Sorry about your husbands. Seems like you're in a pretty good space now though for the most part and I'm happy about that. Time really does heal…sometimes it just takes more time than we expect that it will. Thank you so much for the wonderful wishes! I wish nothing but good things for you as well Betty. 🙂

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