Good afternoon... yeah, I'm late again. Got side tracked with a few things this morning so didn't get a chance to post.
It's been a busy day and a busy week, but I don't feel like I got much of anything done - either during the week or over the course of the day. I spent a lot of time working in my shop this week. I got a new saw that I've been playing with/practicing to use!! Although the Holiday/Christmas season is past, I'm finding this the best time of year to work on making ornaments and other items for gifts, etc because there's no rush to get them done, so if something doesn't turn out, it's no big deal - except for the waste of wood!! I'm trying to do as much with scrap wood as I can in order to avoid ruin good, expensive wood.
In addition to my shop work, I'm staying busy with calligraphy and other art projects. I took a calligraphy class last weekend that used only pencils to make the letters... quite a difference from using ink and much easier for me. I tend to do very well with my pencil drawings, but as soon as I try to put ink to it, I mess it up!! Must be a mind thing!!
I'm still in my ankle brace and trying to increase activity levels little by little. It's been pretty warm, so the brace gets quite uncomfortable after a few hours and really puts my neuropathy in overdrive. That means I end up going barefoot, which is, basically, a no-no. The problem is that once my neuropathy goes into overdrive, I'm simply done with anything on my feet.
Of course, all this means I'm not getting the exercise I should be getting, but I'm doing the best I can with my ankle exercises. My neighbor will be back from OR early in March and we'll start walking again. I'm not sure I'll be able to do every day, at least in the beginning, but we'll see how it goes.
I had some dental work done and am having trouble some of that. I tried several times to call the dentist and no one answered the phone or returned my calls. After about a week, I finally got through and the soonest they can get me in is the 24th, in spite of the fact that I have a couple of large infected "pockets". Anyway, I guess I'll just wait. I've been doing a lot of rinsing with salt water and Ora-gel and Tylenol have become my best friends.
You'd think that with mouth pain I'd be losing weight, as it's hard to eat... well, you'd think wrong!! In fact, I've picked up about 1.5 pounds. I'm sure some of it is fluid retention since my fingers feel stiff and swollen, but some of it is from the spaghetti, baked potatoes, etc I've been eating because it's soft and easy to eat. :-) We did go to the produce market today and I picked up some fresh veggies for this coming week - hopefully, that will help, if I can chew them.
So what about you? I hope you had a good week and were able to meet whatever goals you set for yourself.
~~Wishing everyone a wonderful, successful week~~