A belated Happy Thanksgiving to my American family and friends. Now is the time when many folks begin to decorate for Christmas. Even though the weather has played havoc with my pain and mobility, I have, in the last two weeks, managed to accomplish a number of items on my to-do list. Completing tasks on this list fills me with joy. The outside lights have been put up; the urns filled with the appropriate decorations; the lights and garland have been added to the two antique sleds, and the Christmas wreath is hanging on the front door. The tree with lights permanently attached is up. There is enough time between now and Christmas for me to decorate the tree at a pace that works for me. The snowman and deer will have to wait until there is more snow on the ground. Each Christmas I like to add a few new items to my decoration collection. This year I bought two of the twig trees with lights for my front porch.
Another task completed yesterday was the ironing. It has probably been six months since the last time I picked up an iron. Ironing is not one of my favourite pastimes and as always I later suffer. Later that evening, I had a horrendous bout of cramps in my hands and arms.
This blog is filled with much complaining. It is the only place that I can express how I feel without being made to feel a fool. It is hard for people to “get it”. We are sick, we may have to use a cane, we may have to use designated parking and we may occasionally moan and groan when we are having a bad day. Even in the worst days, if I look hard enough, I can find something to be thankful for.
The Monday evening chats will begin again next week, December 4th. The chat room is located at The Chat Room Chats will begin at 7:00 P.M. If you are dealing with an autoimmune disease and would like to chat with others suffering from the same symptoms join us Monday evening.