Saturday, May 31, 2008

Still Resting

Fibromyalgia has gotten the best of me in the last couple of days but I wanted to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather today so on a last minute fluke I made it to the Farmer's Market and stocked up on buffalo. I purchased some purple African Daisies and red Trailing Verbena (I think that was the name of the trailing plant) for the balcony.  My grandson was given a tomato plant to start in exchange for a promise to take a picture of him with the plant once it starts to bear fruit and return it to the booth.  Not sure what kind of green thumb his mother has but if she doesn't want it then we'll plant it with the cherry tomato plant that Peter started.  I'm growing dill also in the same first herb to grow.  Dill is my spice of late...I put it in everything from macaroni salad, scrambled eggs/omelets, vegetables, grits...I picked up some dill seeds two weeks ago at another Farmer's Market and he told me how easy they are to grow so I said what the heck.

The AT&T tech made it on Thursday and I can now get online from my workshop, but since I got the dinosaur of a computer from home, I will not be online much from moves at a snail's crawl...AT&T's fastest DSL is not available in my parent's neighborhood...this has made me curious as to what neighborhoods can only access the older version of AT&T's dsl...I wonder if there was some redlining going on...the telephone lines are older but I suspect certain neighborhoods haven't been and are not a priority for upgrading either.


Ron snapped this shot on Thursday. He and Crystal sat with me for a spell (do you know what spell means in this context? Wondering if its a regional/southern phrase) in the workshop.  I finished writing on the second focal panel and almost completed the third one.

Until I return on Monday, I'll be resting and enjoying my grandson and grandfriend.


  1. Ah Ha - so we both has this special gift of a dis-ease !
    Get that rest and feel better. There is so much life to live !

  2. Have a lovely and restful week-end. I love that fabric you are writing on. We used that word in rural upstate NY and I wish I could come and sit a spell in your workshop.

  3. I'm amazed at how much you DO get done. You look very comfortable in your studio. I'm so glad it's working out for you and you can be in the midst of your family.

  4. Here in northern Canada, 'sit a spell' means just sit for a period of time.
    You have to watch the dill for aphids. They are really attracted to it. I have used dill as a trap crop. If you see them just spray the plant with a mix of soapy water, leave it for a bit and then rinse it off.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  5. I'm glad that you're keeping on, keeping on. My motto for these painful times is "Do It Anyways". Note, this is not the same as "Just Do It". Acknowledging the pain, but doing the art (or whatever) regardless. Own up and claim your strength and fortitude.

  6. You look right at home and it's a joy to see. Didn't realize you have fibromyalgia stuff to cope with in addition to the lung issues :( It really takes some extra effort sometime to 'take care', doesn't it? Woke up this morning with a killer headache of a kind I haven't experienced in over six months. Am hoping it's just a fluke and not resurrecting itself as another Ongoing Thing to deal with ...

  7. I'm from Iowa and Wisconsin and have heard and used the phrase, "sit a spell" in both places.
    I wonder how many of us escape into the creative process from chronic pain. I've had fibromyalgia for 13 years. The advantage to making art quilts is that I can change positions to execute a different part of it. However, I seem to spend a lot of time in my green nest of a chair studying the design wall or being on my laptop computer. Take care.

  8. I'm taking Lyrica for neck pain (collapsed discs), but have seen it advertised for Fibromyalgia. It has given me relief from neck pain for the first time in 15 years. You might check it out...