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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New year at last

I've heard it said that whatever you do on New Year's Day will be the dominate feature of your life for the rest of the year. I sure hope that's not true!

I spent New Year's Day in the hospital. I had severe bronchitis.... AGAIN. I went to the hospital not long after writing my last post. Not a fun thing to do, spend a birthday on my back surrounded by nurses. I have several prescriptions and appointments scheduled at the clinic. I do wish I could take the flu and pneumonia shots but I'm allergic to them. The last time I took a flu shot I was unconscious and in an ambulance within 30 minutes. I don't want that to happen again.... ever. I must be extra careful not to get near sick people when flu and viruses are going around. It's not going to be easy when Ladybug goes to daycare where these things get passed back and forth among kids all the time.

Today I want to get back into the swing of life.... not lay around resting all day. Ok, I'll rest most of the day but also a little work. Maybe looking around and getting more lists together. Or admiring fabrics and looking through quilt books. Simple tasks that won't take much physical strength only plenty of mental strength.

I do want to get back into the quilting. Before I can start creating quilts again I must first figure out what fabrics I have and then what I want to create from them. So many fabrics got donated as I trimmed down to make room for my daughter and Ladybug that I can't remember exactly what I have left.

I really want to put more art in my quilts. Just what type art? I'm not sure. Maybe this will be a journey of an art quilter? Will I make it and become a real (known) artist? Who knows, who cares.... it's the journey that's exciting. I'm going to be creating to make myself happy and no one else. If something sells along the way... fine, if not.... I can enjoy it anyway.

It just occurred to me this morning (even though I already knew it) that I don't have any more deadlines... whoo hooo! No more rush to get back to quilting after the holidays. No waiting list of 30 or 40 people waiting for me to jump right in and quilt their quilts. It's fantastic! I would rather have 5 or 6 really good friends to quilt for than a 100 strangers expecting me to finish them all at the same time.

Ok, I'm getting off the ocmputer and start doing something for awhile before the meds put me to sleep again. Thank you to all who missed me and sent be good wishes!


Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

I'm so sorry to hear you've been sick again. Since you can't take the shots you need to do other things to help your immunity. Try taking a really good multivitamin without iron. I take Multi-Betic and 6000mg of odorless garlic pills each day and I haven't caught anything in over two years.....while working in a public library where sick people come in all the time to get something to read while they're sick. I take fish oil capsules as well and a few other things good for cholesterol & blood sugar. Even though I haven't caught any bugs, my sinuses have been bothering me this winter. It's always something isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Glad you're back with us. Stop getting sick, will ya! Hoping you'll be taking pictures and sharing ideas while you create. Welcome back!!!!

lw said...

So glad you're feeling better. sorry about the birthday in the hospital! I would add vitamin d to the excellent list from Quiltin' LibraryLady.

I think that getting rid of some of the fabric to make room may actually be a blessing. If you'd felt inspired by any of it, you'd have hung onto it, so now it's not in your way, and you can create from fabrics you think are beautiful.

I know what you mean about choosing what to do next; I've got five quilts pinned and ready to quilt, four or five tops and partial tops, a couple of things I've cut out that are ready to go-- and then my daughters bring me some pretty new fabrics for Christmas (fruits and veggies) and now I'm daydreaming about making a canning jar quilt. With chickens on the border, to represent the life I want when I retire from Aerospace Engineering. It's all about staying focused, but it's so much more fun not to...

Anonymous said...

I also wish you a speedy recovery. I so enjoy reading both your helpful hints and quilting blog. I remembered you while doing my weekly grocery shopping in that I'm trying not to pay for the outside chefs.
Hope the new year is a healthier one.