Yikes, I checked my blog after many days away and realized I haven’t posted since the first of December. So, this is just a quick one to check in and say hi. It has been a rough start to the month for me. I have mentioned before I deal with chronic migraine and it has been a constant battle these past couple of weeks.
I thought this humorous picture by Natalya Lobanova described what I deal with quite well. Sometimes it feels like I am constantly explaining or apologizing for being unable to keep a commitment or come to a scheduled appointment. Just today I cancelled a dental appointment (which I hate to do on such short notice as it causes gaps in their schedule) as well as a coffee date I was looking forward to with a friend (Sorry Kristi!) I have another coffee date tomorrow morning and am crossing my fingers I will feel well enough to keep that one.
Chronic illnesses are very often invisible to others. Because of this, we never truly know what the person next to us in line at the store, walking down the street, or maybe driving in the lane up ahead of us, is really experiencing and it is important to remember that and treat each other with compassion and patience. Additionally, people living with chronic illness need to extend that same compassion to oneself. It takes an incredible amount of patience to live with something like this. I am so fortunate to have a great support system made up of family and friends.
Anyway, this is just my way of letting you know I am down for the count but once this cycle breaks, should be back on track. Hopefully sooner rather than later. I have done very little sewing except for some custom orders for my Etsy customers. Also I am in the midst of making a cute tree skirt for our Christmas tree and should be sharing that soon.
Now to put a positive spin on this post, I will share the Santa figure made by my husband when he was about 8 years old or so. My mother-in-law brought it to me several months ago and I LOVE it. Made of toilet paper rolls and red tissue paper, this guy makes me smile each time I walk by. I am so glad my MIL saved it and passed the treasure on to me. 🙂
See you soon!