I am still doing a lot of this...
Trying to get myself to feel better.
I think I might need a detox after all those meds because I am feeling yuckety yuck.
Tomorrow I am going to start eating raw food again.
(raw was off the list for a few days)
I have had lettuce and apples.
But nothing more complicated than that in the raw fruit/veg dept.
I am dying for the hugest salad ever, ever, ever!
And huge oranges and lemons!
So far, no hives again.
The doctor thinks it was really an isolated incident.
But could happen again with exposure to whatever it was.
What, who knows?
In the meantime, I am taking it easy as I can.
Sitting still is so hard for me.
Luckily my body feels sort of rotten (dizzy, headache, stomach pain, body achy), so I have to sit still.
(par for the course after the meds, I am told)
I am not good at not feeling good I guess?
But who is?
Life is grand, could be a lot worse.
I am not complaining.
I am just happy I have not had a hive relapse.
So so so so so so so so happy.
I am almost afraid to be too happy about it, just in case :)
I am watching deep sea tales (love that).
While I twist and turn yarn.
I just invent as I go.
My grandma always told/tells me to just try different stitches, which she taught me.
And, to invent and try other things.
Which is what I do.
I am so sorry I don't have a pattern or tips.
I have tried to read those crochet books, which look like a foreign language to me.
I am not good with that sort of thing.
It's like cooking.
A dash of this, a sprinkle of that.
I have no clue what the recipe is most of the time.
I also stitched the flowers together, and will add more as I make them. I guess I will end up with a crude blanket/throw of some sort, I think?
The tip I can give, sounds like this...
(Which will make no sense I am sure, unless you crochet and wing it too)
Make a chain of about 10 links, close it up, then make loops that are 5 links each and loop about 7 of those into your closed circle chain (petals if you will). Keep inventing stitches, and going around, adding more loops. Longer chains for loops, and on and on as it grows.
Trying different stitches each time around for fun.
This is my fave thing to do at bed time.
(Oh boy, I just re-read that, sounds like gibberish)
My stitches so are not technically sound in any way.
My hydrangeas are turning pink.
I think my soil must be low on the aluminum sulfate, or whatever makes them blue.
So they are sort of turning lavender and pink.
I wish they stayed blue.
But, pink is good too.
I also brought in the first zinnia of the season.
Zinnias in my garden always mark a change to come.
Spring is gone for sure, and summer flowers begin their party....
It will be...
Our 5th annual one in fact!
I have gotten lots of questions about this lately.
It is so exciting isn't it??
Please don't worry...
As soon as I know that I am going to be 100%, and have a few more days of no hives, I will think of a good date.
We normally have it at the end of June, but this year due to everything that has happened, we'll have it a little bit later in summer, okay?
Does that sound like a plan?
We can't miss a Mad Tea Party.
That would be too tragic ;)
I need to put my head down, woozy woozy.
Look who has been asking to be brushed.
He will bring you his brush if you ask for it.
And now, he brings it to you if he feels he needs to be brushed.
He loves to be brushed.
This is about 5 times a day :)
If that doesn't make a person smile, then I don't know what will?
Furry horrible brush, tee heeee.
(he destroyed his other brush last week)
All the while his little big brother Matty catches creatures...
(if Matty sees you with the brush he runs away)
On the hunt.
Matty is still on medicine but doing much better.
I know it is odd that we both got sick around the same time.
But it was totally different and coincidental.
Miles is snoring on my toe.
I'll be back soon, I hope!