A day at a time...

Charleston, SC

Well the days just keep piling up around here like the unfinished craft projects that litter my house. In the past few weeks I haven't accomplished a lot on the crafting front but I have managed to learn a little about bobbin lace and I'm hooked. Dealing with MS and the new medications have been quite troublesome so I'm sick more often than not, when I'm not sick I'm reading what I can on bobbin lace and lace in general which helps to pass the time.

Last week I spent time with my parents which was nice. My mom has lots of cool crafting books and magazines so I enjoyed looking through those. I also got to go and visit my Grandma which was fun. My parents and Grandma have been so supportive during the past few months and it was great to see my Grandma. She's so upbeat and even when I don't believe in myself, she believes in me and is cheering me on. It was just so great to see her and give her a hug. I loved spending the week with my parents. My mom and I hang out a lot normally but I don't get to hang out that much with my dad so it was fun catching up with my dad, getting him to fix some things for me, and just chill with my folks. My parents are super crafty too so I guess I know where I get it from.

My mom's chickens were equally entertaining. An orange tabby cat recently adopted my parents and for some reason I think he is under the impression that he is a chicken. When we go outside the chickens all run up to us and time and time again "Morris" would be in the middle of these 10 chickens running with the pack to come and greet us. It was the strangest thing but it made me laugh pretty hard. My parents have an inside cat named Twinker who is an excellent kitty nurse, good ole Twinker stayed on my bed all week and followed me around the house everywhere I went. It was fun spending time with my parents pets but it sure made me miss my own puppies and kitties. Animals just warm my heart so much, especially when I'm not feeling good its nice to have a little critter to curl up with.

While visiting my Grandma she gave me a bunch of rocks that she used to collect with my Grandpa on their RV adventures. Most have them have been tumbled and polished but some of them have not. My dad and I got a rock tumbler so I'm looking forward to tumbling some of the un-polished stones. I've always loved different rocks and shells so it was neat talking to my Grandma about her collection. Today I went to the local library and picked up a book on gems and minerals so I'm hoping to be able to identify some of the different rocks.

Well I'm hoping to feel better soon so I can blog more and post some newer pictures. With MS and the new medications I'm just taking things one day at a time and hoping for the best. I continue to gain great support from my awesome friends and family and gain comfort from different crafts, either by doing them or reading about them when I'm to sick to work on things myself. I know that my family, friends, and different crafts will help me get through this.


hopalong682003 said...

Good to hear from you! I hope we can bobbin together pretty soon. :-)

Acorn to Oak said...

I miss you and your blog posts. What have you been up to? I hope you can post again soon. What have you been up to? How's your mom? She needs a blog so she can post pix of her chickens. :)

Take care! :-)