Another Monday (Krissie)

. Ok, I’ve got some dread disease, but I’m not going to whine about it. It’s been coming on since the fall, and I don’t seem able to do a damned thing without falling into bed. First it was Christmas and the lead-up. This weekend I made two simple cakes on Saturday (and couldn’t sew or do anything else) and Sunday I went to church and helped set up coffee hour, which mean bringing the cakes, setting up the fruit juice, and a few other little things. Others did most of the carrying and cleaning. And I came home and went to bed. And this morning I’m still in a fog.
Argh! This drives me crazy! There are all these things I want to do, and yet I seem unable to do them. I’m also in tremendous pain, and I think going back to swimming would help, and yet I don’t know if I physically can. .
I’ll figure it out (I had blood tests and there’s nothing really off. I’ve added Vitamin D, etc. but it hasn’t helped.

Whine for the day, over. I assume you all saw Jenny’s post on Argh this weekend? I love the idea of an art project a day for February, and yes I do think cooking counts. I think we should all do it. I’m in (assuming I don’t make a doll dress and collapse face first into dinner). Sewing makes me happy. Of course, this might not work for me, since I’m not much of a visual artist, but everything in life can be art, done with creativity and joy. I’ll just have to figure out a way to take a photo of singing a new song or something.

Who’s up for it?

13 thoughts on “Another Monday (Krissie)

  1. Jesus God I look dour! I’m really much more cheerful. I need to start uploading more entertaining pictures. The cool thing is I have daily pictures for years. I need to figure out a way I can make a slide show of them.

  2. I think you need to stop taking selfies with your laptop. I’ve never looked as hideous as I do in high-definition as photographed by my iMac. Since this is ReFab, I think you should be taking much more flattering selfies – or get Richie to photograph you, in soft light and not with the wideangle lens that’s standard on phones and PCs.

  3. PS. The pic of me above, for example, was taken on a cloudy day out in the garden, for soft light, using a short telephoto lens, which is the standard for portraits. I put the camera on a tripod, but it’d be easier to get another person to take the picture.

  4. Kim says:

    Sorry to hear that you are in so much pain and so tired. I’ll play doctor too–were you tested for Lyme Disease? Fatigue, pain, mind fog are common symptoms. Take care.

  5. It’s because you’re Danish. Did you ever read Beowulf? The Little Mermaid? My god.

    Although there is this:
    “the UN’s World Happiness Report 2016 ranks Denmark as the happiest country in the world.”

  6. FWIW, I went back to the pool last week after having to be away for 6 weeks post-surgery and man, did it help! Seriously helped the knees, but more my spirit. Somehow, water eases every kind of pain. I hope you can go back, Krissie–I know it will help with whatever ails you. Well, unless it’s pneumonia, then not so much, but otherwise…go swim!!

  7. Maybe it’s the universe saying you’re 70 this year. We often forget and keep charging through life like we’re 30. Listen to your body, and take that afternoon nap without guilt.

  8. Minette says:

    I send a Thought of the Day to a group of friends each morning. Is it ok if I borrow this one from you?
    “Everything in life can be art, if done with creativity and joy.” It just makes me smile.

  9. MJ says:

    I hope you’ve been able to make your way to the pool and at least float, Krissie.

    I’m in on the daily art in February – fun ahead!

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