Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Step by Step

Recovery is very slow. Just last night, my fever was over 102 degrees. But the fact is that slowly, ever so slowly, I think I am getting a little bit better. My crafting time had diminished to zero a few months ago, and about a month ago, I could sit for maybe five minutes at a time and work on some brainless-style beading. But when I am careful about how much energy I expend at any given time, I find that I can sit up for an hour or a little more now and that I am recovering creatively.

I had my first bracelet blank on hand, then realized that a button that I had beaded a long time ago coordinated and put the two together. A little more embelishment and I had a semi-completed piece.

Then I had an idea for another of the blanks. I started working on it a few days ago and it is taking shape. (Click on image for a bigger picture.)

It is comforting to see that I can still create finished items from an evolving thought process.

What is less comforting is checking my e-mail and blogs - which I can do now as I can sit at my computer for 10 to 15 minutes at a time - and see what my friends have been facing. Sick families. Oh such sick family. Hurricanes. Accidents. Their own illnesses.

I feel terrible that I cannot be of more support to them right now, but I am hardly up to taking care of myself. Yet.

I did accomplish a real home made meal last night. Grilled Salmon. Steamed Broccoli. Baked Potato. Heirloom Tomato.

When I can fully cook for myself again, I will be back in your lives, gals. Just hold on a little longer. I'm trying to gather energy.


Anonymous said...

Babe I love you and I am so grateful that you are getting better on the whole, slowly but surely..You have taught me so much this summer..I don't know how you do it, but you keep going forward, and that lifts me.

LI Laura said...

I'm so glad to hear you're feeling better! That bracelet is gorgeous!


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