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?