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Monday, September 30, 2013

I have been working furiously on the blanket for my 7 year old. I plan on having it done for her by Christmas. I decided to make her one because....well, there is a bit of back story to it....
When her and her daddy and his S.O. moved a few months ago, she and her daddy were driving the Uhaul and towing his car and his S.O. was driving her car. Well, the car he was towing somehow caught fire and they lost that car and everything that was packed up in it...which included all her bedding. She has other bedding but I thought a nice warm blanket made just for her would be nice.
When I asked what color she liked (because it changes from week to week) she named off the whole rainbow, plus pink, lol!
I found a really nice basket weave pattern that I am enjoying and making a rainbow blanket with pink on the end. All of the colors are very bright and I think it is turning out so pretty. Added bonus is that it keeps me busy. I will post a pic when it's all done.

I also made a blanket for my niece and also made some babies out of cloth diapers for her too. She is going to use cloth diapers for awhile and I thought it would be a cute way to give them to her. The shower is in two weeks and all I have left to get for her is diaper pins, rubber pants, and a few other assorted goodies. (I love this basket and want to get one for myself too...half off at Hobby Lobby!)

Today was a rough day for me. It's Sunday, no where to go and no energy to get there even if there was.
My digestive system has been giving me a really hard time for the last few days. While I DO feel better daily since having my gallbladder out over a year ago, I still go through segments of time that I would trade the nonstop bathroom trips for the way I felt before I had it out.
I guess the good part is that I get extra trips up the stairs, eh?
I know, I know, this too shall pass. Lame pun not totally intended...ok, well maybe it was, lol!

I haven't had the extra energy to get out and do anything in a couple days and since today was Sunday and its football season here both tv's were on the games...blah. I spent the day getting caught up on my emails and going up and down the stairs to the restroom.

I didn't even do my usual in the kitchen today...I made breakfast for me and my beau and cleaned up the counters (my sister wipes down the whole kitchen with Clorox wipes every Sunday) I didn't make supper, and I didn't clean up after...my sister did everything today. I feel bad about it because I try to help out as much as I can while I'm not working but I am just wiped out.

My panic attacks have subsided since I stopped taking the niacin supplements. Good thing that niacin is flushed out of your body quickly so I didn't have to deal with more attacks while it got out of my system.
Now if I could just get a handle on my mood swings that easily.
I've had a rough day with mood swings, nothing out of the normal, but when the ups and downs happen several times a day, its also energy-sapping. I know that I will feel better soon though, I always do, sometimes the swings are 5 minutes apart, sometimes its a few hours before I feel better, but I always bounce back.
I guess the only time I will let my brain chemistry get me down permanently is the same day I quit processing oxygen!

Take care and love yourself.
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  • KAREN608
    Loved seeing your lovely crafts!
    Sorry about all the bathroom trips.
    Not sure I could have made it upstairs, so I think you did well!!!!!
    No wonder you got tired, from all that running up the stairs.
    1601 days ago
    I love your idea for the blanket! It sounds so pretty and will remind your daughter of you when she is away. I have always enjoyed making gifts. I am a quilter and am in the process of teaching a friend to quilt. We finished one Christmas quilt and are going to start on the next one. You have a lot on your plate. I understand what it is like when you have no energy. That was me all the time after I lost my son. I still struggle getting up each day, but once I do I am able to focus on small goals at a time. I get overwhelmed if I project to much into the future. It sounds like your body has leveled out as far as the niacin. It's wonderful you have a sister to help. I know how much my sister means to me. Remember to celebrate the small victories, like walking up those stairs. I enjoyed your blog very much. Keep focused on your health journey! Sue emoticon
    1601 days ago
    The diaper babies, heeeeeeeeeeeee! So cute. I like the blanket too; I have no patience for knitting!
    Sorry you're feeling so down. I hope you have a better week this week. emoticon
    1601 days ago
    Sorry to hear about the digestive problems. I just suffered a whole week with it. Rest is surely what you need. I finally had to run on my TM just to get everything moving - TMI! Hope your week is brighter! So glad to see you signed up for the fall challenge. I am on the dawggie team, not that it makes any difference. All the teams are fun. If you have any questions about the challenge, just ask, I'd love to help you. Watch in the team forum, there will be pre challenge activities. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1601 days ago
    Sending emoticon your way. One day at a time... emoticon
    1601 days ago
    Those diaper babies are great. Have you thought of selling them? Could be a nice little earner. I had gall stones and was due to have them out then I had a fall right on that side and I have had no pain since,touch wood, so I didn't have operation. Nobody told me about bathroom trips.can't wait to see your blanket. Photos please. Don't get me started on mood swings...... emoticon
    1601 days ago
    The baby cloth diapers are adorable and can't wait to see pics of the blanket!
    1601 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    have a good night sleep and everything will look better tomorrow
    1601 days ago
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