I was gonna say I defy anyone to feel rotten during such glorious weather, but that’s ridiculous. For one thing, without chemical intervention I’d get viciously depressed every spring. Suicide rates rocket around here. I think people feel that they’ve made it through the tough winter, and for what?
But since I take a cocktail of meds that work really well, I greet the glorious weather with a relatively light heart, and push the worries to the back.
238.5, which is still in the right ballpark. My weight always fluctuates so wildly that I’m okay if it’s in the right 5 pound range. As long as it’s between 235 and 240 I’m good. Now I need to get between 230 and 235. I’ve been nibbling on too many crackers, not paying good enough attention to NettieD. But I will.
The sleep was better last night, as was the stomach. I’m a little worried about what’s screwing up my stomach but there are a number of possibilities, including the aspartame that’s in the lemonade and iced tea I drink (not tons, but with less in my stomach it probably makes me more sensitive).
Of course I have the normal dark fears, but I’m not going to let that get me. I refuse to have a dread disease.
So I was thoroughly indulgent on Sunday and Monday. I worked a bit on the pillows for my mother, broke the needle on my serger and couldn’t find the screwdriver to change it so shifted back to the sewing machine (and I can’t find the extra feet for that but I made do with the basic one). Then went through a huge stack of sewing and quilting magazines (a banker’s box), keeping a few, ripping out quilt ideas from a few and putting them in plastic and tucking them in a 3-ring binder and piling most of them to give to the library. So that was decluttering and creative pleasure.
Yesterday I got up, went swimming, came home and spent the day downloading free quilt patterns on the internet. I highly recommend it. Just google the fabric makers, like http://www.clothworkstextiles.com/patterns.asp
They have great patterns for quilts both simple and complex. I like stuff like this one:
plus purses, aprons, Christmas stuff, dog beds. Almost all the major fabric sites have free patterns, so I got to indulge both my quilting self and my shopping self, all without spending a dime.
I’m gonna work this morning, go swimming (PT today), then sew this afternoon. I’ll show you what I’m gonna sew tomorrow — I saw a simple idea for a new quilt for Alex, something to do with the bunny panels I bought right before my hysterectomy (I went into the quilt shop in a daze when they told me I was going under the knife in 5 days and bought fabric). Plus I need to plan what to do with the leftover ’30s 9-patch squares.
Fortunately none of this requires money besides gas to get to PT.
So life is good here.