Wake up, groan *oh man, my footies are killing me* stagger around the room. Yep, going to be another day in paradise, and it's getting to be a daily thing. I know I'm not alone, slogging through the day in varying levels of pain and all. Lots of bad day. However, I have good days, and even on crappy days I'm stubborn enough to try to do what I enjoy no matter how it hurts. I know I'm not alone in that, either, we're a tough bunch!
So I'm nosy, what do you guys (and gals) do to keep yourselves busy and brighter spirits? Most everyone does lots of things, but I'll just start with a few I really enjoy.
I'm a hooker...oh wait, I mean I crochet, a lot! I also collect yarn (also a lot) that I SWEAR will eventually become some sort of crocheted item I may or may not end up giving away, because hey, you can only have so many hats and afghans...though giving them away does mean losing part of the yarn collection :/ Sometimes my hands hurt so much I can't crochet, or I can only do a few stitches and have to stop. Other times I'm good and zip along only to have my lovebird grab the yarn and unravel a huge amount of yarn as she runs away with it.
Today I went blueberry picking, which wasn't easy with swollen and I ended up having to cup the clusters in my hands and fiddle to get them off the bushes. Didn't matter, I was happy out in the sunshine and I always like going out and picking veggies and fruit. It's fun to go out, and I also enjoy cooking, canning and making stuff with it. It reminds me of going out as a kid and doing it, too.
When I'm feeling ambitious I go to the cemeteries and take pictures of headstone and record graves, then I add them online. It's relaxing, but I also like the alone time. It can also be nice because it gives me some exercise, I can go as slow or fast as I want, and if I feel like crying because I hurt or upset over things I can cry my eyes out and no one will bat an eye. No one ever bothers someone crying in the cemetery!
As a bonus, I've got a picture of Boo my assistant lovebird, on the Super Mario afghan I made238-Bootheassistant.jpg (1.43 MB)