FO Friday, And My Lack Of Spoons

Happy Friday, everyone!  I hope that January is treating you all kindly.

 

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I’m hiding from the cold

 

First, let me apologize for my absence.  I have not been doing well in terms of pain and chronic illness.  For those of you who don’t know, I have a condition known as ‘Psoriatic Arthritis’.  You can read all about it HERE.  Anyone who lives with a chronic illness knows that some days are really great, others are okay, and some just plain blow.  So, I’ve been busy resting when I can,  because when you work a job that requires you to be on your feet for eight to twelve hours, and lift up to 80 lbs on your own.  Well, you get the picture. My doctor has me on a new medication, and so far, things are starting to look up!

There is this interesting idea that is called ‘Spoon Theory’. Basically you start your day with ‘X’ amount of spoons, and everything that you do requires a spoon.  The goal – get to the end of the day with at least one or two spoons left.  Christine Miserandino has a great explanation on her blog, ‘But You Don’t Look Sick’.

I have, however, been knitting my heart out!  I managed to crank out THREE Pussy(cat) Hats for the Womens March, that is happening this weekend.  I have to work, or you can bet I would be attending.

 

 

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I’ve started working on a wedding shawl, which needs to be blocked and ready to go by Valentine’s Day.  I need to hustle, seriously.  Thank goodness it is in worsted weight yarn! Add to the list finishing my hubby’s Christmas socks, and making some hats for our local homeless shelter.

What are you working on this week?  How many of you made Pussy Hats, or are attending that march?  I’d love to hear your stories!

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4 thoughts on “FO Friday, And My Lack Of Spoons

  1. You know I’ve been all about moving the hats, I’ll be finished with my third tonight. Which is a lot for me, especially with the fibromyalgia. I’m so proud to be marching tomorrow in support of civil rights and so much more.

    I really hope that the new medication works out for you and continues to do so. I remember how much pain I was in when I was working manual labor and it almost killed me. My heart goes out to you sweetie.

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  2. I live by spoons too. I have RA. Life is precious and you must save spoons for the top priorities. Your family! I hope your new medication is helpful. I see my rheumatologist at the end of this month and I’m going to be starting something new again after taking December and January off because of a medication side effect.

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