Sunday, November 23, 2008


I don't update this blog how I'd like to, and I do see from my stat counter that I do have a number of returning readers (thank you for bearing with my long time between posting, I am thrilled to see how many people come over to see how things are with me and my family) - I try to keep this place as a record of my knitting, quilting and other various creative projects and keep a lot of the minutia quiet. Being a public blog, I am hesitant to share very personal things but I'd like to leave a note here to go back to, a bookmark in my life I suppose. I've recently been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, and while I'm still trying to rule out other things like Lyme disease I am going ahead with treatment for FM. Nothing much has changed in my life, my pain just has a name now. I am breastfeeding two little ones right now so I am going to wait a while before I look at drug therapies. The diagnosis came when I finally went to the doctor after having a very bad spell of pain and exhaustion for multiple weeks, but I've had moderate pain and fatigue since I was a teenager. This was my first debilitating episode, and I'm not out of it yet.

I'm not sure how it will effect my life, my hobbies, how I'll update here, but I'm working on it, on me right now. I do have some knitting in the works, unlike arthritis I can still usually knit through the pain and the process has been good for me emotionally. At first I had a pity party for myself and one more thing wrong with me, but I'm working on making this something in my life to stop upon and put myself in alignment with where I should be going and not let it be defining of me - hey, it never has as I didn't know what it was. So, that's where I am right now and I don't really care to post on it again after letting it rest here.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Catching Up


It's getting colder and grey-er here, these cows had their photo-op a few weeks ago (a month ago??) Yesterday we had a very unusual fog in the valley, and today I'm starting to feel better after a two-week long cold. Unpacking the last of the boxes, putting quite a lot into our storage shed, but finally feeling settled in. Pulled out the box of quilting supplies, hoping to get finished with Mary and Bob's quilt. Found a sock I started knitting in June 2007, I aim to finish that soon as well, along with a toddler sweater (already ripped out once) with one sleeve finished, the second 3/4 done.


I was sick for most of the Halloween and Fall festivities season, but we managed to scrape out a few pumpkins and roast seeds. I still have two pumpkins un-cut, I'd like to get the seeds out of them if the freezing temperatures haven't ruined the insides yet.


The two little ones are growing fast, Anne is talking more and loves to draw on all the scrap paper thrown in the recycle bin. A few walls have pencil marks now, but we're working on staying at the table. Adrian is 5 months old, time is going by too fast.