Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Feeling Good

I don't know why, but some months ago, I stopped taking anything but prescription and pain medication. I think it had to do with difficulty swallowing, and some of those vitamin pills are really big.

Last week I went back on everything, and I am feeling so much better. So I'm back on the B Compound, the B12, the Vitamin D and the Omega 3.

A lot of MS people are low on B12, and of course the Vit D and Omega 3 are recommended, so I guess I can see why. I'm feeling better. I have a bit more energy, and maybe have lost some brain fog, but unfortunately, the pain is with me still, unchanged.

On a positive note, I'm getting into some crafts other than crochet, which means I'm persevering and trying to stand for longer periods. Which s good because I have this Christmas stuff I need to finish, well start and finish.

I even took a bit of a walk the other night, not far, but good for me. My 89 year old neighbor still puts me to shame with how far she can walk, but that's the way the ball bounces.

Wish the younger generation would listen to me, take a good look and listen. Maybe then they would take more care and not abuse the luxury of youth that might take away the pleasure of old age.

Oh, the things I wish I could do over.

Friday, 4 November 2016

Crazy for Crochet

Since last winter I have been having more difficulty sitting upright. It seems I'm losing upper body strength, so sitting where I have no support is a challenge. I bought a recliner chair, on the advice of my physician, but have to admit, I don't like it.

I suppose if I was just relaxing, watching television or reading, it might be okay, but I can't seem to do just one thing at a time. So I might read and watch television, but I really like to read in bed. I find the chair, when reclined, puts me at an odd angle, for using the laptop, or for doing crafts. And to be honest, I don't like lying on my back.

So, in order to put my feet up, and be reclined, more on my side than my back, I go to bed extremely early. I spend my evening in bed, going from crochet to reading, to maybe a book of puzzles (I suck at Sudoku).

A friend asked if I ever made those toppers for tea towels, you know the ones, they hang from the handle on your oven door or cupboard, and are handy for drying your hands. I said yes, had made a set, with matching dish cloths for each of my kids a few years ago for Christmas.

My friend asked if I could make her a few for Christmas, but never got back to me with any details. I went ahead and looked for patterns, and was anxious to start. I found myself between projects, so to speak, and needed something to do.

With no handy tea towels, and no idea of colors, I found the perfect solution. It is a crocheted topper, but instead of being attached to the tea towel, the towel is inserted through an elastic covered ring, and can be changed for the season or just for variety, and of course for washing.

I have a big stash of leftover yarn, and sooooo many buttons, I got started right away and am sharing the results. If my friend doesn't want these I'll donate them to one of the upcoming Christmas bazaars that are coming up.

I don't do anything by half measures, obviously.