I don't know about you, but January was glorious for me. The quiet days slipping from one to another supported lots of creative time for me. I hope February is just as good. Around here we have no snow and after three days of sunny skies we are back to clouds and dreariness. Thank you for your compliments on the hat and mittens I made the preschooler. I started the bear hat last night.
I am having some issues with my right thumb hurting (too much knitting on double pointed needles). I should give the hands a break....should. But I really want to knit! The RA doc thinks it's mild OA, I think it's a flare up and it will go away eventually.
If you remember last year my RA doctor retired (boo) and now I have a young doctor. I saw her on Wednesday for a six month recheck, I am slowly forgiving my old doctor for leaving me. This new one wants to re-diagnose me and so every time I have routine bloodwork every three months done she adds a few other tests.
I love her enthusiasm and curiosity. I was diagnosed in the late 90's and the hospital didn't scan that information into my medical chart, I'm sure it's in a room somewhere in their basement. Isn't that were we keep these things?
I'm not concerned because my medicines stay the same.
I've been thinking about menu planning and how I SHOULD menu plan around all the foods in my cupboards and in my freezer. All it takes is for me to not knit and stay in the kitchen to inventory my foods, then plan away. This task is on my eternal to do list. And just think, that would rest my hands for some good joint health!
Sometime this month, we will be checking the calendar and setting up all the trips we'd like to do once the weather turns nice. We have family we want to see and maybe some weekend trips for just us. I'm not sure we will be doing a big family vacation since our son will be relocating somewhere and will most likely need our help. A work vacation of sorts.
What I'm loving right now:
-silence in the early morning - hearing some birds at daybreak - Frodo snuggles - Holly purring - BIG lunch salads! - soft wool in my hands - a clean kitchen - my new fridge - watercolor painting - friendships - phone calls from the kids - mighty to do lists - pbs masterpiece theater - getting lost in a book - homemade pickles my dad gave me -
What are you loving right now?