Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Day Two and I'm Already Out of Ideas?

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:


Pissed Off Patient said...

That book sounds amazing. I'm going to check it out.

What about blogging about making marriage work with chronic illness? I have a post coming up that talks a bit about it. Would be interesting to have other perspectives.


Aviva said...

M: Let me know what you think if you read that book!

I think blogging about making marriage work with chronic illness is a great topic. Do you read It has prompted me to start a number of conversations with Scott. Honestly, I think I got lucky in my marriage; I'd like to take credit for choosing a partner who's serious about the "in sickness and in health" part of our vows, but I'm not convinced it's something someone can know how they'll handle ahead of time. I'll ponder the topic and see if I can figure out something to say on the topic that's original. And I will definitely look forward to seeing your blog post(s) on the topic! If you'd like to chat about it, please feel free to email me; my first name is my username and my ISP is :)