This year has not started off as I thought it would have. I’ve spent the vast majority of 2018 being ill. Not the typical flu bug, but getting ill from a medication that I had full trust in the doctor to give me. I’m still getting over this and I feel much better. It will however take some time to recuperate.
I am going to spend my time sitting and crocheting as I feel up to it. I need massive amounts of sleep, probable best for now to let my body heal. I had wanted to write more in this blog and have gotten side tracked…derailed as it were.
Be that as it may, while I am resting and sleeping, I can let my “imagination” run wild!
There is nothing like imagination. The word comes into play in just about everything we do or say. Just think about it. Imagination. When you imagine different scenarios for a situation, you use your imagination. I know that I use my imagination when I try to come up with a pattern for my crochet work. Different patterns and stitches that I have used throughout my life are definitely thought about. So I have to use my imagination when I crochet a new pattern. I might use a little of one pattern and then switch over to another completely different pattern for another row. Or, I might combine the two stitches for the pattern and come up with a whole new stitch.
That’s what is so lovely about crochet work. I bet that you never thought of it as using your imagination have you? That is what all of us crafters, artisans and writers use every day…our imagination. It’s a wonderful thing.
Don’t waste it. The next time something pops into your head, you might think that it’s silly. Trust me, sometimes the sillier an idea is, the better it is. Write it down in a notebook, you can call it your Imagination book, or a scrap of paper if you wish and hold on to it. The next time you are trying to come up with something, go to your notebook of imagination and take a look. You might be pleasantly surprised at what your imagination has thought of.
Imagination is a wonderful thing. I personally love this song from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” Gene Wilder did a beautiful job.
It’s 3:47 A.M. and I’ve been up for a while. It’s not unusual for me to be woken up by pain. It usually happens every night. I have to get up and take more pain medication. My legs are on fire. I have degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, gouty arthritis, osteoarthritis. I could go on and on, but I won’t. I am not in the habit of complaining about my pain, it is what it is. I deal with it the best I can.
What I was going to tell you is that there are several ways that you can learn to live with chronic pain. For me, it was finding something to do that took my mind off of the pain, to at least lessen the pain so that I could function. Crochet was that something for me. It helps me to deal with the overwhelming pain that I feel. Sometimes my house smells of Icy Hot so much that it is overwhelming for a while. I was lucky enough to find a pair of compression gloves that help my fingers and wrists. I am able to type better now and there is less pain. I have my lift chair and my extra large heating pad hooked up and oh boy the relief that I get for a while feels so good. I meant to tell you that I now have 14 blankets made for my comfort bags. I’ll take a photo of them soon and post it. After I get done here, I will go to my chair and start on number 15. I bought 30 bags and if I can get 30 blankets done then that would be fantastic. I would like to get them done by November 1st if I can, so whatever the amount of blankets I can manage will have to do. All I need are the stuffed animals. I have a feeling that I need not worry. I will manage to get what I need.
My medication is starting to work, so I think rather than crochet, I will go back to my bed and get some more sleep. It was nice talking to you all. I hope to see you soon.
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