When I got home, I could barely get out of the car for the pain which added a ring of truth to my doctor's opinion that healing from this fall is going to take "quite a while" particularly with the substantial swelling in my hip. I didn't ask her to define what "quite a while" meant. It seemed better that I didn't know.
Monday night, I was feeling pretty sorry for myself. I didn't move to Salmon Arm to sleep on the couch and watch reruns on HGTV. I have things to do and I want to get to doing them however... one does have to be realistic. I decided to sleep until I woke up in the mornings in order to give my body every opportunity to heal and after that to stop waiting, get off the couch, and do what I can do.
Often when I have a thought I want to think about, I'll send up a quick "can we talk about this tomorrow" prayer and the next day in my study something always shows up. This time it was - good emotions come from good decisions and good thoughts. Don't get up each day and wait to see how you feel, letting those feelings dictate the course of your day. Instead, set your mind in the right direction ahead of time and make decisions you know will produce emotions you can enjoy. - page 293, Power Thoughts Devotional by Joyce Meyer.
Work on the house is obviously going to have to take a back seat until I'm in better shape but the number one thing preventing me from moving forward in the studio is storing the stash. It's in my way. SO... yesterday I worked on the stash closet... slowly but surely. Today, I should be able to finish painting the walls and by the weekend - hopefully- the shelves can be up and I can start unpacking. We'll see. It's somewhat dependent on my wrist. My doctor sent me for an x-ray yesterday because rotating motions are extremely painful. Luckily painting is not a rotating motion - LOL.
Another project that took "quite a while" is the tree that my knitting group here in Salmon Arm put together. It was the dream of one member and took two years to finish with over 300 contributors... including myself. I came in at the leaf stage and - I hope - did my fair share. I knit about 100 leaves.
A knitted tree sounds a bit kitchy but when you see it in the gallery, it's actually quite magical. A lot of people come in, take off their shoes, and step around the roots looking at them, the bark, and the leaves in detail. There are two spider webs, a butterfly, a snail, and a squirrel perched among the branches along with all sorts of other surprises. It's very fun.
After the display is over, the branches are going to be auctioned off as a fund raiser, the roots will be sewn into a carpet for children's functions, and the bark is going somewhere but I can't remember where. The support is one of the pillars in the gallery so the tree is a very site specific piece and won't be touring to other galleries. The display is on until November 7th so if you have time to visit, I'm sure you'll enjoy the exhibit. I'm glad I was a part of it.
Talk soon - Myrna
Grateful - as doom and gloom as "quite a while" sounds, I still have much to be thankful for and much I still can do even with somewhat limited mobility. YES YES!