This week I've been listening to my body. I thought I had allergies but there was a significant plot twist and I'm now convinced that it's a cold. Grr. Because of my autoimmune disease, I have a difficult time fighting germs and try my best to avoid getting them.
However, the preschooler that I babysit is ultra-generous in sharing ALL the germs. I hand wash, I hand sanitize and still I get them.
Wednesday I felt under the weather and cancelled the gym to stay home. I spent the day trying to update my mac to the new IOS. I drank buckets of hot tea and rested. Last fall thru this past spring I was ill a lot and on antibiotics (a lot). I'm all for modern medicine but I tried tried tried to beat this bug on my own.
As of today I'm cautiously optimistic that I might have won the war against this germ. Maybe. I'm not worse and that is a good thing. Resting on Wednesday was the perfect solution. I also spent time resting on Thursday. My fingers are crossed that my body doesn't need antibiotics.
I plan to rest a bit today as well.
My knitting has been fantastic. The mitts in the above photo are nearly finished and I plan to make another pair for a Christmas gift. I'm excited to finish these so I can start the next pair. I have a hat on the needles as well. This project is the one I take to work in case I have a bit of free time, which is rare but if I do not bring knitting you know that I will have a massive span of time wishing that I brought my knitting.
I've been listening to my creative self. I've completed a daily sketch for the Inktober prompts and have really enjoyed myself. Maybe I've made a break through with my past feeling of utter hopelessness whenever I picked up my paints.
My creative voice is so loud and excited. My critical voice is non-existent - as it should be!
This morning I listened to a lone bird making songs as the sun rose. The days are getting more quiet as we ease into the autumn season. We are so close to a first frost which will end the crickets and tree frogs in the early evening.
I gave Holly a new toy mouse, can you see it on the step in the photo below? She is so cute. She plays fetch with the mouse all the time. Tossing it down the stairs and waiting for you to toss it back up.