Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Words and Wool

I am plodding through life with the souvenir I brought home from Scotland -- low thyroid. I haven't had this is many years and its a bit of a shock to the system. Low energy, low brain capacity, low knitting output, low interest in doing much beyond what's in front of me. The good thing is, it's probably not forever so I just need to be patient and plod along like a little turtle until I get back to normal.

 I do miss bits of my "other self" though! Like the part of my brain that used to be very organized and multi-task capable. Instead I find myself doing things like putting a turkey in my cart because it is such a great deal on meat rather than realizing I need a turkey in my cart because Thanksgiving is TWO weeks away and its at my house! (hello! I need a turkey for Thanksgiving!)

I did actually manage to finish something this past week! Another little baby hat of the sweet pea variety only this time I was sick of sweet peas and wanted something else so I opted for a strawberry version.


Another reason I haven't been putting out a lot of knitting is because I've been working hard on dozens and dozens of flowers for several shops. Almost done!


As for reading, books are slowly trickling in from the library. I'm definitely not in the groove with the library yet. In fact, I'm wondering why I didn't just buy one card (75 book capacity) this year -- why did I need two? Just asking that question tells me something is wrong! At least I managed to put all our Christmas books on hold and also collected a good bunch of Thanksgiving books. There will be something to pick up each week......


10 Gifts of Wisdom by Sally Clarkson was finished last week. As I knew, it was an excellent book. Sally's books are my number one go-to for motherhood mentoring and in fact I've just checked an older one out of the library to re-read just to keep me inspired. The topics covered in this book include: Faith, Friendship, Character, Manners, Service, Work, Gratitude, Hospitality, Initiative and Patience. Definitely a practical book and I highly recommend it.

   The Christmas Scrapbook by Philip Gulley was a short little Christmas read that was both funny and sweet. It was kind of along the lines of a Mitford novel. You could read this in an hour or two. I normally like longer books but this one was funny enough to keep me reading.

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9 comments:

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Stephanie has been going through a tough time, too. She has had an immune system collapse that they think may be the result of the H1N1 vaccine they made her take when she was pregnant.

At least she knows (as I am certain you do) that I understand and empathize!

Love the plaid "flower" you sent. Instead of putting it on my coat, I pinned it to the bulletin board in my study.

elizabeth said...

oh dear; so sorry for the fatigue; and here you had fatigue in Scotland the first time you were there...

May God help! I had mono last year and know how hard it is...

Lovella ♥ said...

You are doing some beautiful work there Heather.
I'm sorry your thyroid is giving you grief. I'll pray your health returns soon.

Reinventing Mother said...

I adore those flowers! Sorry you are not well.

Madelief said...

Dear Heather,

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. It is much appreciated!

Your baby hat looks lovely!!

Madelief x

Pom Pom said...

Oh, I hope you feel all peppy again soon!
That hat is darling! I think your "low output" would be my "high output"!

Jessica said...

Sorry you are not feeling yourself. Foggy brain can be such a pain.

I found a new food blog that I love! Check her out: http://localmilkblog.com/ such interesting recipes and beautiful photos.

The had is adorable! I still put Willow in the blue dress turned vest/pullover that you made for her. It has been the most long lived size wise of all of her hand knits. Can you forward me the pattern link? I have some babies that need cute knits! I think I'll make W a bigger size, too!

Jess

christinelaennec said...

So sorry you are struggling with less-than-perfect health. This time of year is so hard on the system, I think. Really, we were designed to hibernate about now, and instead we enter what can be one of the busiest periods of the year...

Take care of yourself, Heather. x

Sarah McKelvy said...

I like the strawberry version. It's very lovely.