Sunday, April 12, 2015

Keeping the Boredom at Bay

My arthritis is bothering me, making me cranky and ornery.  Pity Ken - he has to put up with me when this happens.

Yesterday he ran out to get me a variety of things to attempt to make me feel better.  I can cross Aleve off my list, it didn't touch the pain I felt at all.  The Tiger Balm patches, however, seemed to help.  I have one on both ankles and knees.  I'll see if they help today.  I've also tried Tylenol Arthritis.  I'm hoping these will help more as Tylenol helps a small amount.  I have one more over the counter med to try to see if it helps after this one.

It's bad when heat and rest don't help.  It's bad when I can't crochet or write because my hands hurt too much.  I'm determined today to get something done - crocheting I hope.

One of my student workers who is graduating came over yesterday and sat while I fitted her gift to her as I made it.  There are some things that are just better when I can make it with the person sitting there.  She wanted wristers that went from elbow to hand.  I have one more to make for her and I'm hoping to get it done today.  Then I will be back at Virginia's afghan.  Every time I pick up her afghan it amazes me and I'm excited to see the finished project.  It is GORGEOUS.

I have two or three crochet patterns to type up.  I got pictures of the final project so I can add that to the file and then publish it.

This morning I'm working on getting the print copy of Wayfarer Destruction prepped and ready for publication.  The ebook has been available for pre-order and will come out on the 15th.  I'm trying to coordinate the two releases.

As long as I can still be productive, the pain from the arthritis is tolerable, I guess.  I hate sitting and doing nothing.  I want to listen to a book and crochet or I want to write.  I hate sitting and just watching tv.  It is not engaging at all for me.  It's okay for an hour or two to unwind but after that I'm bored and want something productive to do.  So in answer to the people who ask - do I ever just sit and do nothing?  Yes but it bores the hell out of me.  Ken and everyone prefers me to be occupied and not bored because I'm less cranky that way.

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