Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Small bits of happy

Good morning everyone!

Hope all of you are staying warm if your weather has been the snowy/icy/windy type.  So far, it has been much better than last winter here. It is extremely hard to go out in this weather, so please, be kind and make sure there is no one house-bound due to the weather. Just to see a kind face is sometimes all anyone needs to get over cabin fever:)

The past 3 days I have been hit with the old brain fog.  If some of you don't know what that is, feel lucky!  It is one of the effects of Fibromyalgia.  It is like being drugged, heavily. You know things are going on around you and you hear conversation and noises, but you are very slow to react. Sometimes it lasts for several hours or it can last for days. It makes it hard to think straight and comprehend. That's the part I really hate the most, not thinking straight or comprehending. I have started writing notes about everything and keeping them pinned to my memo board or taped up on my desk.  This way I will remember things or ideas that I need to work on.  I don't drive anymore due to this.  Fibro fog, and the other nice effects this disease has, can hit you at any time.  I do not want to be driving and possibly injure someone.  There are usually no warning signs, at least for me.  That is the thing about this chronic disease. There is no one way that it effects everyone. Anyway, shall we talk about happy things now?  Ok, moving on :)

Have any of you crocheters out there heard of the magazine Simply Crochet?  It is a British magazine, and I love it!  For years I bought Crochet Today magazine.  Sadly, it is no longer in publication.  Don't get me started, as I looked forward to it every other month.  So, when it no longer was on the newsstands, I went looking and found something I loved even more!  Issue 25 of Simply Crochet has many Christmas ideas in it and it also has a pattern for words!  By simply crocheting over jewelry wire, you can make any word you want by simply bending it to form words!  The examples they use are Christmas words: peace, joy, noel. I was flabbergasted when I realized how simple this was!  I am now crocheting up a storm, as I have so many ideas in my head!  Once I get several of the words I want done, I will take pics of them.  Really, such a simple idea to decorate with :)

On the subject of pics, I have horrible lighting in this apartment for pictures. Because I live on the bottom level and there are patios above me, light in the living room is next to nil.  I can only get good light in my bedroom and I am trying to set my room up so I have a place to always take pictures.  Once that is done, I will be posting so many pics you'll tell me to stop!

I need to go for now. I hope you are having a wonderful start to your week. Remember to say I love you to someone everyday, even if it just your own reflection!  Self love matters :)

Until next time,
Hugs from me to you


  1. I tell the pupsters that I love them. I think they understand.

  2. I hope you have a good week. I crochet some....but haven't in awhile. I love getting ideas from magazines, too! Hugs, Diane

  3. I hope you're feeling okay. My ex- sister in law has Fibromyalgia and I know it's not an easy disease.

    I can't wait for those pictures :)


  4. Dear Deb, thanks a lot for your visit on my blog. I am happy tha you like it. I hope that you will feel better soon. Curently I am also knocked down. My son and I got the influenza and we are not able to do anything else than lying around somewhere, coughing, sneezing, sleeping. I hope it will get better soon. I am curious about your crochet work. Hugs, Viola