Friday, August 15, 2008

Sleepless in Seattle

Well I don't live in Seattle but I'm certainly sleepless and it feels like Seattle in my little part of upstate NY. I am a rain person because it allows me to do the work that I love without feeling guilty about what I should be doing and hating out in the great outdoors. Not an outdoors type, even in childhood when I would read books and knit and crochet and feel guilty that I wasn't out playing in the yard. Although this year has certainly changed my rainy day personality. It's been raining every day since June, some days just at night and sometimes all day long. I'd love just a couple of days of good old sunshine to say goodbye to the dismally wet summer.

Then there is the sleepless part. I come from a long line of insomniacs and have been on and off since childhood. I'm in an on cycle. Last night I just gave in and embroidered Lucinda(my new face project) and listened to peaceful music for a half hour so 2:30 was the final lights out. Between the lack of sleep and the rain my fibro is in full swing which is making my brain and everything else just a wee bit fuzzy.

But enough about the rain and the sleep, lots of good stuff has been happening lately too. I've been working a lot(which is such a wonderful feeling that "work" doesn't really "work") and I've had a few vacations. Went to the Mets game last week. It was fabulous, the mets won in the bottom of the 9th. My work has been accepted in a third gallery, the Silver Birch Trading Post in Albany. So all the wonderful pieces of my life are intercepting. I've had to make some decisions about priorities. Unfortunately I'm going to have to give up Spider Solitaire(a very addicting hobby) and talking politics. But I love my blog so will be posting a bit more often. And I love to embroider and knit which is a good thing since business is picking up too.

I'll let you know how I'm doing on my journey and promise to post a little more frequently. I hope all of your journey's are happy and fun filled with wonderful things you love to do. Life is too short. Keep stitching!

1 comment:

JudyOlson said...

Congratulations on having your work in so many places, isn't that wonderful! The rain has been weird, hasn't it? We don't have a clothes dryer so it's been hard to get clothes dried! I finally got the lawn mowed yesterday.

I am so concerned about your not getting enough sleep...sleep is so healing. So that is my wish for you today, that you sleep like a log for at least a month! (just nights!!!)