Monday, September 21, 2009

Last Day of Summer

We are having an absolutely beautiful day today. Very appropriate for the calendar's last day of summer.

As much as we need the rain right now I'm really not looking forward to the days and weeks of gray and wet ahead of us. Still, maybe when the temps drop back into the normal range I'll be more inspired to sew. Heaven knows I haven't been sew-inclined in what feels like a long time. That may be due, in part, to the new physical malady I'm having to cope with. By itself it's not a big deal - that we know of. It's some kind of rash, mostly on the back of my left hand. The distressing part is that there's a bit of it on my eyelids too. And we have not been able to come up with a definite diagnosis. Don't know what it is, don't know what's causing it, don't know how to make it go away. The patch on my hand has spread and evolved but not really healed per se. I have a follow up appointment with the doctor next Monday.

I confess to being more than a little discouraged by all this. On top of all the other restrictions and limitations imposed by Candidiasis and MCS I've about had it. You know it's serious when even the things you normally enjoy doing are not in the least tempting. The trick is to find something, some way to tie a knot in the end of my rope so I can hang on until things begin to look more promising. The other option is to just succumb to being a vegetable on the couch.

I don't want to be a vegetable. I've got a little tiny knot in my rope at the moment. My challenge for today is to try to make it bigger and stronger. I've gotta find something fun to do, some way to distract myself. Maybe it's time to go get lost in a book. Whatever you do today, please don't let me drag you down!


  1. Feel better soon! Keep planning some nice quilt project in your head at least. Some projects seem to require a bit of forethought

  2. I'm right there hanging onto that one little knot with you! I refuse to become that vegetable on the couch.

  3. Like I told the Mistress of Leehaven, it is SO unfair that when we WANT to hang out on the couch, we can't but when we HAVE to, we don't want to . . .

    Coping comes in small increments ~ a few minutes here, a bit longer there ~ here's wishing you contented moments to keep you going during the dreary times.

  4. ((((sue))))

    (sometimes all you can do is share a hug with a friend..)

  5. You aren't getting me down except in the sense that as much as I want to move away from Arizona to California, at least I am not having allergies like you and my sister have. So you are reminding me to count my blessings! Love seeing all your flower pics since we have so few flowers here.


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