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Friday, August 09, 2002

Late Night Gratitude

Tonight I am grateful for...

Tracy's Blog This is a wonderful journal of spinning and knitting in progress by a great gal. I am in awe of her Blogging and goal-setting abilities! Her site has really motivated me. I stayed off the computer for most of the day (unfortunately spent most of it sleeping) but now I must check Tracy's page out in more depth! Thanks, Tracy!

Biking with Dianna I had a lunch of Indian food, after which I succumbed to what Jeff called "curry euphoria" and I ended up napping for the afternoon. I think a fibro-flare is on the horizon, but I'm covering my ears and not listening to it's nagging whisper! I didn't want to go riding, and felt a horrible lethargy and was grumpy. But I put on my "sausage casing pantaloons" and stuck my bike on the van's carrier, and Di and I were off for a ride on the resurfaced, unused railroad grade which goes through the woods, past ponds, and over rivers.

We were rewarded with a view of a literal pile of teenage ducks in a pond, all feathered and almost full-size, but still too young to leave the overcrowded nest, which they completely covered. This trail is really special, as few roads cross it but it crosses several scenic, miniature, wooden bridges. We passed cattails, stands of Birch and Larch, shaded spots canopied by trees, and open areas bordering grasslands. Very few buildings are visible from this path. It passes through a lovely park, and ends in the little town of Merton, at the Merton Mill Pond which has a very small waterfall next to an antiques shop. The scenery alone is enough to make me put on those padded pantaloons.

I got another bug in my eye, but the adrenaline and endorphins kicked in and kicked my lethargy's butt! Of course, I'm still up at 12:16 a.m., but... what else is new? I rode eleven miles, in about an hour... it was all flat but was still a good workout. And workouts make me less prone to pain the next day. Yay! I'm doin' it! I will not let FMS keep me down, even if I have to spend all my time doing what's necessary to control it.

Belleruth Naparstek Belleruth creates these fantastic guided imagery tapes. She has a new one out for FMS/Chronic Fatigue and it's wonderful. I'm going to listen to it tonight and tomorrow, so I can nip this flare in the bud before it hits. At the least, that'll minimize it if it does arrive. At best, it (and my biking) may prevent it completely, and I'll only need a few days of reduced activity and rest, instead of suffering a week or more without being able to function.

Belleruth is a wonderful person and recently donated free CDs for a giveaway for the FibroKnitters Yahoo! Group. She has recordings for many illnesses, for general health, and for stress reduction. I can't recommend them, or thank her, strongly enough.

Fiber Arts Today I spun a bit on the new Gem. I think we're going to be great friends! My Maine Coon kitty, Abby Tabby, sat on my lap and we had a nice cuddle and chat while the wheel whirred. After my bike ride, Jeff and I watched a bit of the "Lord Of The Rings" DVD's special features, and I knit on my Regia Jacquard socks in progress (photo below... no, lower than that.) The first sock is ready for the ribbing, and this one is catching up fast. They should be completed by tomorrow... then just two pair of socks in progress left to complete, and then my gray cable sweater, and then spinning yarn for, and knitting up, Jeff's socks... and then I can tackle the "one project at a time" goal and start making a dent in my stash!

Chi I am also grateful for the Chi Essentials kit from Gaiam. I know of nothing better for alleviating pain and for balancing my mind, body and soul than the self-massage-by-exercise that these videos help me achieve. If you are hitting "overwhelm", give these a try. They will get your body and soul aligned.

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Have a lovely Friday! Don't put off until tomorrow what you can enjoy today!

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