Thursday, November 25, 2010


I am having a fibro flare, heavy on the fog with a side of ouch.
Yesterday I decided to make pumpkin bread. I had made some pumpkin muffins earlier this week and Oscar enjoyed them greatly. So I made a bigger batch, but it still only fit into one pan (???) 30 minutes after I put it in the oven I realized I had totally forgotten to add the pumpkin. Thank goodness Oscar likes it, even though it is extremely dry, and very, very spicy.

Fibro fog means that it is a waste of time to try and write book reviews. It is also a waste of time to try and work on one of my patterns. It likely means it is a mistake to try any complex knitting or crocheting. (Yes, I used to try anyway, and wound up frustrated and frogging (ripping out my attempts). Thank goodness I know this and will choose a simple knitting project and watch shows I have seen before. (I have tried watching new tv shows, and I just end up rewinding because I miss a chunk of story line) It is definitely a Re-run kind of day. Knowing the parameters of a Fibro flare day makes for a more pleasant day, rather than a day of escalating frustration.

My ankle has further deteriorated. Last month I could stand for between 30 and 45 seconds before the pain began, and could tough it out for almost a minute and a half while I put a few dishes away. Yesterday, I realized I can walk where I need to, as long as it's only once an hour. If I need to stand once I get there, it isn't a good thing. Thank goodness for my rolling kitchen stool!

Money is tight. Oscar cancelled his hunting trip to avoid the extra expenses. Thank goodness he was home and able to say yes when work offered him three days of overtime this weekend. Thank goodness he has a job, and thank goodness my patterns are bringing in between $100 and $200 a month now. It helps.

We aren't having anything elaborate for Thanksgiving today. It might be as simple as peanut butter sandwiches. But thank goodness we can eat them together, after Oscar gets home from work.


RevMimi said...

Happy Thanksgiving from Farmington Hills! BTW, I have added all kinds of wet ingredients to things that have been baking awhile; you just don't disturb the very edge or bottom. With best wishes that your pain and fog will lift, and that you'll know all the blessings that are there for you!

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you feel better. So glad you have such a nice hubby!

Kym said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and Oscar, Diana. I hope the fog lifts for you soon. I feel so blessed to "know" you. I thank you for sharing your story, your perspective, your optimism, and your art. You continue to inspire!

AlisonH said...

Wishing you the best.