Somehow, last November, I managed to get a post pre-written and scheduled to post shortly after midnight each day. And here I am at 8 p.m. and I still haven't managed to get Day Two's post started. Ah well. I'm not ready to give up yet.
What I'm Reading: I just recently started reading Toni Bernhard's book How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers,
and it's intriguing. Meanwhile, I also came across a blog post she wrote on the challenges of living with invisible pain or illness that I identified with so much that I felt like I could have written it if I just changed the date for onset of illness and the fact that I'm a mom and not a grandmother.
What I'm Crafting: Well, I can't give you too many details about my latest craft projects because I'm hoping to give them as holiday gifts to some of the family members who read this blog. :) But if I ever get those done, here's something totally cool that I'm planning to tackle next with some help from Ellie: Yarn & Felt folks. Aren't they adorable? I probably can't manage it, but I'd love to make them for party favors for Ellie's 7th birthday, which is right around the corner.
What I'm Watching: I'm really loving Suburgatory and I'm mildly hopeful that Terra Nova will be among the few that survive the curse of being a science fiction-y TV show. I haven't yet checked out Grimm or Once Upon A Time, but I will at some point. What are you watching?
Best. Surprise. Ever: I logged into my bank account yesterday to see if I'd paid a bill yet or not and discovered that the lump sum past benefit that Social Security had determined last March that I was owed was finally direct deposited. Without, of course, any notice from the government. Boy, did that bank balance make me do a double take. And then several more takes!
And Last But Not Least: Just four more days until the deadline for submitting a post on where you find inspiration to get out of a chronic-illness-caused funk for the upcoming edition of the blog carnival Patients For A Moment. See the details here.
This post was written as part of NaBloPoMo and NHBPM – 30 health posts in 30 days: http://bit.ly/vU0g9J
Whew! - This has been me all summer :-/ *Thank God for air conditioning! *
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