I have NOT fallen off the face of the earth......! :-D
However, I have several things going on that are preventing me from being online for the past few weeks --- my internet wires are going up (YAY!!!), so we've had on and off internet for two weeks so far, but the biggest snag in my happy, productive life is.....my ARM.
Remember how I pulled a muscle in it all those weeks ago??? Well, it has never healed right -- it always hurts, I can't lift or hold things well, I can't move my hand and wrist without hurting it, and even when I lay it still it throbs and pinches! And it's my RIGHT arm, and I'm right-handed!! :-P
So I am going to my doctor this Wednesday to see what can be done about it. It's VERY sore at my elbow, I can't even press on it, which makes me think that I have some inflammation there that is pinching the nerves in my forearm. I've tried lots of pain relievers, even a few low-dose prescription pills, but it just doesn't work -- it always hurts. And it's interfering with my life!!!! I have canning to do, and cleaning, and PAINTING.....!! Even now I must stop typing every sentence to rub it and put the heating pad on it because it's aching all the way into the palm of my hand! SHEESH!! :-P
So, again, I have not even started any projects around here! I've been able to do some canning -- tomato soup and garlic-dill pickles (YUMMY!) -- with my boys' help, and I need to make salsa now!! I'm going to wait until after my appointment, though. I'm hoping that he will give me steroids (that will permanently fix it), because those always get me excited and moving around!! LOL I don't sleep much now, but when I took some steroids a few years ago, I was like Wonder Woman! :-D
Boy, I could use some of that energy now (not to mention my arm feeling better!)!!!
I have a few pictures I could post, but they aren't very exciting, so I'm going to post a few of my favorite PINTEREST pictures...... Oh, I've been thoroughly enjoying Pinterest whenever I can get on there!!!!
pssst!: I think I'm going to try to make a chair like this.....! ;-)
I hope you all enjoyed these pictures!! They are all on my Pinterest board, "Primitive Displays that Inspire Me!", if you want to follow their links or see who else pinned them (that's what gets me into so much trouble on there -- clicking on other boards! LOL)
Sometimes Pinterest can make me feel unhappy.....like, I want to CREATE these looks in my own home, not just PIN them and look at them on my computer! Hopefully after Wednesday I'll be able to start DOING some fun things again.
WISH ME LUCK!!!!! :-) I'll post that night to tell what happened, unless they do something mean to me and I'm too sore.... :-(
But I'm hoping to be much better after Wednesday! Keep your fingers crossed for me!!! ^-^