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Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Struggling this week...

... because I have been doing those headaches again. Who knows why. If I was really serious about getting things done I would just stop having those headaches I think! So, no sewing done (Although I did go visiting teaching and gift some ornaments.) and no decorating for Christmas done either. (But we did get our piano delivered from the prison they call storage this week. I personally feel the piano is really just an oversized Christmas dekky. Christmas tunes, singing around the piano...) Last night I was pretty much over the whole headache thing and decided to just do something and pretend I didn't have a headache. The something that I felt I could do was painting, so I dragged out my easel out of the garage and my acrylic paints out of the cupboard. Actually it was an episode of Australian Story, "When William met Sarah", which is about actor William McInnes and his producer wife Sarah Watts who recently lost her battle with cancer. She was a remarkable woman, which got me to thinking about women in general. Most of us are pretty remarkable. Most of us are also remarkably hard on ourselves. We need to be kinder to ourselves! We are remarkable! (More on this theme here from President Uchtdorf.) Anyway, so I painted a little last night and plan to paint some more today. I haven't painted for sooooo long, I thought my paints may have dried up and been completely unusable, but they were fine. So the list for today so far reads:
  1. Paint
  2. Sew
  3. Decorate
  4. Clean house
  5. Wash clothes
  6. Change rooms around
A snap I'm sure! Oh. And the "change rooms around" relates to Miss 19 who is coming to spend the summer with us in Melbourne. Woohoo! Happy dances all round here! (We can't wait!)


    joolzmac said...

    Kris, you get through so much in one day! I dream of staying home each day to do whatever takes my fancy but I have to drudge off to work at our business. I know this is important work but I do long to just 'be' in my home. Weekends just don't cut it. I want weeks!

    On the headaches, I assume you have had your eyes tested? You must strain them a lot with all that lovely fancy work and quilting that you do. I hope you get some relief today. I love seeing what you are up to... while I am stuck in the office each day. Grrr!

    Cheers - Joolz

    Lorraine said...

    yes....I would give the headaches the flick if I were you....hope you get to do some creative stuff today....will be lovely to have Miss 19 "summering" with you. I was in bed before 8.30 last night...shhh...don't tell Chooky....I couldn't stitch for my SSCS giftie thing and I need to!! Deadline is looming....so no housework this weekend either!

    Deb said...

    Ow Kris, not nice for you to be having all these headaches again. Is there anything at all that gives you relief? I can so sympathise with you and they are horrid. Take care of yourself.

    Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

    I live with migraines all summer long the heat does it to me. So I try to stay cool and very hydrated too. I found that when I feel one coming on to guzzle a huge glass of cold water, it helps keep it away some. Unless there is bad weather approaching, then forget it, the pressure change kills me. Also I make sure I don't digest ANY Aspartame either.

    Sarah said...

    Oh Kris,

    Not again... HAve you worked out a cause to these - something that triggers them?

    My mum gets migrains and she now senses when they are coming and if she has imigrin in good time she can usually curb them...

    Leanne said...

    Headaches are a pain literally. Cross 4 & 5 off the list and it looks all good.