Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Organizing Thoughts & Areas

Tomorrow I am getting knee shots and Thursday I'm getting a back shot.  Yep. Not only that, the needle is about as big as the one in the picture, too!! :)  My knees have been swelling up again, even during the night, so when I get up, it's just horrible.  I know it's time for the cortisone shots.  The back shot is much needed, too, and I'm more than ready for both of these procedures and so happy that there are these things available to give some relief!!

Today was a very productive day.  I was able to sit at my desk off and on today and finally get it cleared off! It's been so long since I've done that and through the months, things have just been stacked on the desk.  It was such a wonderful thing to get done.  I also have this wood wine box that I had put junk in, but now it's cleared out and has my notebooks and other things that I use all the time in it now.  It's so nice to have this organized!! When I sit in my recliner sometimes I just look around me and see the messes and it grieves me.  To have these two things done, just gives me such a lift.

I'm in the process of writing out what my goals are, what I want to do, and my plan for getting there.  It's a lot harder than it sounds, but I know that once I have it all done, it's going to give me a clear mind and a road map for accomplishing my goals.  I didn't do any writing today, but that's okay because having the desk cleared and the box organized is just so good for me to free my mind.  I know tomorrow I'll do a lot of writing because I'll have to sit with ice packs on my knees for the day.

Are any of you as addicted to "Deadliest Catch" as I am? My goodness, I didn't even know this show existed three weeks ago and now I know that Tuesday is my TV night.  I also am enjoying "Addicted to Food", which is also on Tuesday night.  I can so relate to what these people are thinking and feeling and it's eye opening.  I would love to be able to go to Shades of Hope, but I doubt that could happen for me now that I have these crazy physical problems. I'm so glad they have the show, though, because it really is helpful for people like me that have this problem.  I first saw Tennie, the therapist and head of Shades of Hope, when she was on "Ruby", another favorite show of mine. I saw so many things when she talked about things on there, but now it's more in-depth and really helps me to see some of my issues.  I really believe that because Tennie had this problem herself, she is more attuned at getting to the heart of the matter of this addiction, but more than this, she has compassion because she has been there and knows what it's like.

I have been crocheting more again and am in the process of making this

This isn't the greatest picture, but I'm sure you can get the idea.  It's a doily and it will have more roses and leaves around the outside.  I love lacy things like this and it's been pure fun working on it.  It's done with size 10 crochet thread and a number 7 crochet hook.  It's just a blessing to be able to do this and I think of my sweet Grandma every time I pick up a hook.

I had better get to sleep...I have to get up early for my doctor's appointment.

1 comment:

  1. Well Julie I willbe praying for you, I have had shots in my knees before and they do good, my dh is having one did in his back soon too, the knee one is painful, but sure is worth the little pain for the long time result. Hugs and hope it helps and you will be feeling better soon, I had knee replacement done last Sept, the joint was beyond help any longer.


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