Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Friday, February 10, 2012

Fun Friday

9:00 a.m.  

I had two doctor appointments scheduled for today, and while I could have made it into work in time to teach my last two bells, I decided to give myself the afternoon off.  For some reason, I have been feeling fragile this week; not sure if it's hormonal, seasonal, or just a whole lot of little stressors adding up to one big stress blob, but whatever the reason, it hasn't been a particularly easy week.  So, I'm sitting in a coffee shop relaxing between appointments and enjoying the portability of my iPad.  And my knitting, of course.


12:30 p.m.

  I've finished with my appointments and I'm now in another coffee shop doing some knitting and reading.  I'm trying to come to terms with the diagnosis I received that the pain in my neck is arthritis, according to the x-ray.  It shouldn't be a surprise really, since both my parents have it, but it wasn't what I was expecting.  I have to have an MRI and go back to discuss the results within the month.  

This is a close up of the Tulips sweater I'm making; can't decide which photo shows the truest color.  

 I've just divided for the sleeves, so it's moving along.  

 8:00 p.m.

Decided to paint the kitchen tonight, or more accurately, I painted one wall in the kitchen.  It's not the best idea to paint at night, but I couldn't wait any longer.  The photo was taken with the iPad, and it's crappy lighting, but I think it may be exactly what I was envisioning.  I'll know for certain tomorrow, when I can see it in natural light.  

 Hope your Friday was a fun one!




  1. I am glad you took some time for yourself. I think so many people are feeling fragile, life has a way of doing that to us. Arthritis is a tricky diagnosis. Stretching is really important to keep all those disks moving and lubricated. I also use Tiger Balm, as a muscle rub for everything pain related. You can purchase it a t Walgreen's or a health food store. Let us know how you are.

  2. Pretty kitchen. I like the color. And I love both versions of the Tulip. So annoying when your camera can't get the colors right, isn't it?

  3. I have arthritis in my neck too, as a result of too many years of playing the violin for three or more hours per day. I don't play anymore; I've switched to viol playing instead. Lots of rest and all those things we're all supposed to do, like eating right and losing weight, seem to help too.