I feel slow as molasses today. Surprisingly I’m doing better in dealing with business. I haven’t felt this uncomfortable for a long time. Maybe it’s because of this crazy weather of ours. We’ve fluctuated from almost -48 C of last week to -7 C today. I wonder what it does to the barometric pressure and our human bodies. No matter what the studies show, I know changes in the weather affect me. I’m feeling the pain in my fingers, wrists and face and jaws. Even my gums hurt. My arms and legs feel heavy as lead. What a whiner, eh?

I’m not really sitting on my duff complaining. It feels worse then. I move around, stretch here, stretch there. I vacuumed parts of the house on my prowls, waiting for breakfast, etc. etc. Now it’s all done. I was going to take an extra strength tylenol on different occasions. Then I forget or forgot if I’ve taken one or not. In the end I decided to take a Tylenol #3. I was that uncomfortable. It has 300mg. acetominophen and 30 mg. of codeine. Whereas Tylenol Extra contains 500 mg. acetominophen.

It did help some. I paid all the bills plus renewing CAA membership and Sheba’s pet license. Was going to write some Christmas cards but decided that I should save some energy for making lunch. I know. It’s after Christmas. I do what I can when I can. Now I’m trying to tap out a few words here. I’m feeling my discomfort coming back in full force. It helps to have ‘challenges’ to keep me going. They give me structure and routine:

It sounds like a lot but it’s not really. They are things that I am already doing. They take my mind away from my discomforts when they arise. They are all about creating and learning. It was the 100 Day Challenge that took me back to art. Then it was blind contouring, index card art…. Each avenue took me to a new dimension. Enough for now. I have to move.


  1. I like how the challenges are giving you a distraction. I know it is distracting me from the cold right now. Keep up the great work I love reading your stuff. I think I might look into that one of making stuff since my daughter makes jewelry. She could use something like this for herself.

    1. Thank you! I used to string beads myself. My mother used to string cyrstal beads to make bracelets and necklaces. It’s very satisfying making something every day when you can. It doesn’t have to be big.


  2. Maybe, I should try it. Maybe it would keep my mind off the pain. The winter makes it a lot worse.

  3. I did the December Reflections and loved it! Have to get going on January. My hubby has chronic pain from RA plus a few other illnesses but he keeps going to try to “forget” his pain. I call him my Timex, takes a lickin, but keeps on tickin.

  4. Lily, you’ve got so much going on I feel like a lazy bum😂
    Will head out tomorrow to buy index cards!

    1. The secret, Terry, is I do a little here and there. It adds up and makes me look good! I learned alot doing the index card stuff without even knowing it. It’s small and well, it’s an index card and I don’t worry too much. I’m more relax and freer to explore and experiment.


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