2018 started with the January Cure. I did all the work and was happy about moving my bedroom and craft room around.
Come February I was tired and with increasing work load all I find time to do was a little crocheting.
February, March and April was all about work. May 15 I had a fall. On the kitchen floor – of course. Of all the things in the world I stumbled over the door to the dishwasher. Boy – did that hurt. My brother and his wife came to my rescue. I did not breake anything but the next week I sat on the sofa and slept day and night. Then it was back to work – with crutches. For weeks I worked seven days a week with crutches. Finally I had to let go of the crutches because my arms hurt to much. It was so bad that after work I had to go to bed. Unable to do anything at all. Just undressing was hell.
June, July and August went by – and the pain just got worse. I kept working until my vacation in September. I honestly believed that rest would fix everything. Fresh air and a walk would do me good.
I did three walks around the village and the fourth time I almost did not make it home. It was game over.
I am so glad I saw the update on Facebook from Stacy Julian about doing a “30 Days Hath September” album. Something we did back in 2008 in a BPS class she taught.
I hadn`t done any scrapbooking for a long time and not at all in 2018. I don`t think I did any in 2017 either. It was so much fun doing this and thankful that I got the rest of the family to play along. Some days all I could do was make this one page for my album. But I did finish the album.
I also tried to follow along on the September Sweep when I was able to move around. Because of that I could skip the cleaning of one drawer on the first day of this January Cure.
And I did remove three items from my not so tidy old craft room. Not that it did much change. This room might end up being my big project for this January Cure.
In October I was on 100% sick leave and spent most of my time on the sofa.
I haven`t read this much since I was a young girl. Good thing I have a lot of books to read. Lots of days all I could do was reading. Some days I had to use a pillow to hold the book up because my fingers hurt too much.
In November I tried to work 10%. That worked out well – thanks to my co-workers who did the actual work. At home all I could do was scanning old photos. Setting everything up so I could work without moving 🙂
I enjoyed doing this and I am almost done. Next up is scanning negatives.
December was a lot easier because this is the month were you are supposed to enjoy. Hanging on the sofa watching Christmas movies all day. Lots of light and “hygge”. I have never had time to watch a Christmas movie so I was able to enjoy this. Working 10% and hanging around on the sofa got me through December.
So – welcome 2019 and January Cure. Still working 10% and trying to look on the bright side of life. My doctor seems to think that my body has been pushed to hard and just need time to heal. I don`t have the knowledge to argue with that but when I asked if it is normal that it take so long to heal he said no.
I do feel a little unsecure about this because my doctor is not much of a talker.
Anyway – I will try to do as much as I can during this cure without having ambitions about big changes. I will be happy if I get to do a normal cleaning of every room 🙂
And I promise – I will do so without feeling sorry for myself…