I’m celebrating a crazy good kind of thing – this week I was able to run the vacuum cleaner for the first time in a month since hurting my back. No worries, that doesn’t mean the house hasn’t been cleaned in a month. Mr. Wishes has been doing all the cleaning, and a good deal of the cooking – he even did it all while we were away on vacation.
One of my favorite activities is hanging laundry on the clothes line to dry – I know, call me crazy but it is a comfort activity. I was able to that this week too.
Finally a big one – I drove the car and went to the grocery store all by myself for the first time in a month – woo hoo! Who knew grocery shopping could be so exciting!
Accomplishing these tasks make me feel like I have regained some of my independence.
Had high hopes for vacation.
I planned to acquaint myself with Tai Chi, as several of my artists friends have recommended it as a useful means to help restore my mental and physical well-being.
I purchased a CD and a book and had them shipped to where I was staying while away.
I had fooled myself into believing that once I arrived in Florida to my special happy place that all my aches and pains would go away and I would be able to sleep like a baby after practicing this exercise. Nope.
My dear friend Millie, who reminds me in her special, gentle encouraging ways to stay true to my dreams – hooked me up with this book.
I planned to spend long hours sitting by the water reading – that didn’t happen either.
Back home now.
Along with celebrating driving and vacuuming and laundry hanging thing, I’m also happy to say that I have finally been able to spend time out in the studio working.
I’ve taken the Tai Chi video out to the studio, I’m not at the point yet where I can try to practice anything on it, but thought I might at least be able to listen while I am working.
Finished this fused glass, steam punk cuff bracelet that I have been working on for months.
started a new project (below) which will be attached to a black tote bag when completed.
Starting to feel like myself again.
What little victories are you celebrating?
Until next time,