Thursday, April 21, 2011
WEll, I started my new medication on Friday and felt great for 3 days. Then on Monday it hit me, nausea, dizzyness, headache and sweating. All symptoms of the new med. I pressed on, taking tylenol for the headache and coping through the day. Yesterday, by noon, I started to feel better and had energy for the rest of the day. I even tried to take a nap in the afternoon and could not rest. This morning I decided to pay attention to how I felt. At seven this morning I had a pop tart and a glass of milk and then took my meds. So far, a little headache but the other symptoms haven't shown up yet so maybe I'm getting there. So far, there is no effort on my part to try to eat healthy. I'm grabbing anything I feel like eating. Mostly carbs and sugar which I guess I crave to alleveiate symptoms. I hope all this passes soon and I can regroup my efforts again. I have hope for the future.
Quilting has taken over my life and I love it! Of course I also love shopping for fabrics and good deals and I have so many good deals, I need to get a handle on it. I have 4 or 5 projects in the works, waiting for me to get to them. 4 or 5?? I mean 10 or 12. Last night I walked out of the quilt store with $50 bucks of fabric after spending $30 in the morning. I think I am addicted and need to stop! And SEW! ANd SELL maybe. My quilt shop had a pack of beautiful fabrics for a quilt kit but the patterns were gone. The stack was on sale for $50 and I had used a couple of the fabrics already so I bought it. Then I went online to the name on the edge of the fabric and manufacturer and I found a downloadable pattern for it!!! I decided this would be a beautiful quilt for my younger son and his wife but I wanted it big enough and of course needed backing fabric so last night, I bought a second pack to have enough. It is blues and a soft lime green and a few pinks. A few flowers but not overly flowered.
I've been working on Patriots in Petticoats which is a Civil War Quilt honoring women patriots! We have a block of the month meeting each month to pick up two new blocks. I would never have completed this quilt on my own as each block is 10.5 inches and has about 45 tiny triangles and squares in it. Really tedious but I am caught up on the blocks except the two that I got last night. They have a new one comiing out called Civil War Generals and I might do that one and give it to my younger son instead of the other quilt. Or maybe I'll give them both! AFter all, I've got to do something with them. The younger son was in the High School Band and they did a routine to Gettysburg music which, at the end, the Flag girls ran out onto the field and placed white wooden crosses in the ground as the band slowly marched off to the soft beat of a drum. Then they all ran off and left the crosses alone on the field! It brings chills to me as I think about! At that point, the crowd watching usually got really silent in awe! What an incredible performance. You can watch on You Tube I think, Choctawhatchee High School Band, FWB, FL. Gettysburg Performance.
Off to my day! Later!