It's not easy........I started this blog in 2007.......wow. I'm up to 2015, and I'm moving photos I want to a folder. It's interesting to see where I've been, photos are so revealing.
As I was going through it, I couldn't help but notice that so many of you have supported me through several years of my life, some of which were not easy.
I know I've said it before, but it bears repeating.
Thank you, for all your support, your advice, your kind words, for just being there, for listening.
Currently I am dealing with tendonitis in my hips....both, but much worse in the right one.
I know how it happened, but that doesn't really help me right now.
The offending "rug loom" will be fixed/ rigged so it doesn't cause such pain, or it will be gone.
I've had an injection...and now I'm going to PT. It's been suggested that I give up weaving for a month. And yes, I am on board with that. Does that tell you how much pain I am in????
I'm not kidding.....it's brutal. Keeps me awake at night.
I am finding other things to occupy me, so I am not making the hip issue any worse.
That weaving above, well, that will be sitting on the loom for a while, unless I can cajole L into finishing it for me.
She has been weaving ruanas............
This is a little on the heavy side......but boy those colors are something, aren't they?
I am thinking that a lot of dyeing could get done in the next month............
Recently this was given to me..........can I just say.....I LOVE old buttons. It's an illness, I think. But I do.
The new Lopi gas stove is a joy.....no more hauling pellets, and no more dust from them.
I swear, pellets are just as dirty/dusty as burning wood.
And I think in the last three weeks since we got this, my headaches have been a bit better......no sinus issues. That's crucial, to me.
Not to mention that it keeps the room the exact temperature you set it for, instead of having it be 80 degrees because the pellet stove was so hard to regulate.
So yes, that was a good move. Very happy with it.
There were a couple days, before the rain, when Naya and I were able to walk on the skidoo trails.......it was packed just enough so that I didn't sink into it....and she loved it.
Now however, the fields, and the trails are mush/slush and not passable.
I have not minded this winter when I can get out and walk, but for the last couple of weeks, it's been very difficult......
Too much snow in the fields, the bike path isn't plowed.........the snow banks on the roads make walking on them treacherous....even the back/dirt roads are slick with ice, with mud on top.
Naya is not happy about it, and neither am I.
We need to work out a backup plan.
But it's February, right......spring can't be too far behind.