Sorry to have posted absolutely nothing in a very long while. My chronic fatigue is out of hand. Those of you who don’t have it just can’t imagine. Often it is a challenge just to get a shower. Sounds crazy I know. But it’s true. If I have to go somewhere by the time I get a shower and get dressed and put make-up on I am almost too tired to go! Since rescuing this Jack Russell I have been drinking about two cups of coffee and it only makes a small dent in my energy levels. Oftentimes it just makes me jittery. I am supposed to take a Valuim at night so I can relax but that leaves me even more drowsy the next day. I tried cutting it down to a half and that’s okish.
Of course winter makes all of this so much worse. I love to sit in the sun and bake. It makes me feel so much better! I feel like a toy whose batteries are being re-charged. I know we aren’t supposed to “bake” ourselves in the sun anymore. Don’t worry I can’t really stay in it that long at one time. I get too hot. The dogs and I go in and out of the house all day long once it’s nice enough to actually sit out for any length of time.
In the midst of my winter doom I have finally learned to knit!!!! I mean like really knit! Something other than a scarf. Here is a hat that I finished a few weeks ago.
I am now working on a sock. Yes a real sock! It might not be wearable but it will be a start. I could not be more thrilled. Pics of that later.
And yes Buster the Jack Russell is not the appropriate dog for someone with Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue but sometimes things come into your life and you just have to deal with it. Inspite of him being the completely wrong type of dog for us and our lifestyle we love him to bits! It is draining even more of the little energy that I have and stealing any of the extra sleep that I am used to getting. It has provided more play for our dogs while at the same time caused them more aggravation. It’s really like having a wild, deranged goat around. A very entertaining, sweet, loving, cute but wild, deranged goat.
He loves our other two dogs so very much and is so happy to be part of the pack. Whenever I put food out he won’t eat until they come to eat. He will run to get them as if to say “come on guys! mom put our food out!” He runs to get them to go outside if they aren’t already there beside him. He is beside himself with joy if one of them lets him snuggle with them in bed at night.
So I have been very busy doing nothing, knitting and trying to entertain Buster. Hopefully I can post more pics soon and if you are a knitter I have a great book to recommend. Well actually any book by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. Even if you are not a knitter I think you would enjoy her book Free-Range Knitter. She is hysterical! You might actually want to take up knitting after reading her book if you don’t already know how.
Hope you all stay well and have a great day!