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Day 516/ Knees/ Sewing

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Well, the doc thinks I've torn a ligament in my bad knee (left) and torn my meniscus in my good knee (right). But we are going to try meds and just walking (no running) for the next 4 weeks and see what happens. No running. This makes me very sad. But the pain radiating up and down my leg from my bad knee lets me know that this is best.

emoticon I saw a t-shirt that I want now that I'm a "runner in training". It said, "I run... I'm slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter, but I run". Love it!!

emoticon Went to the fabric store yesterday. The ladies there were so helpful! I got my fabric, matching thread and heavy duty needles (the fabric is really thick, like canvas, but I'm not sure what it is called, I know, I need to learn these things). I spent more than I meant to, but I'm happy with what I got. Cute retro flower-like patterns in blues and light browns (on sale) with a darker brown to be the inside of the tote. Should look lovely. I will post pictures tomorrow of my progress and the colors scheme. And heavy duty totes like this would be almost as much as I paid for the fabric for just two of them and I'm making four. I'm making two small ones and two larger ones plus some hot/cold packs if I have fabric left. Scraps will be used for practice or used for another project if there is enough left over. There is a pencil pouch that I would love to make.... emoticon

emoticon Had to have the same talk with my DD that I had with myself. Her first attempt at a straight line she panicked and it went all catty-whompus. Failure does not equal finished. We keep trying. Practice makes better (we don't say perfect because we aren't perfect). When we fail we have to pick up and keep on trying. Get out that seam ripper and do it over (she did not like the sound of that at all!) She is a little perfectionist, like me, and I'm hoping to change that now so it doesn't cause worse problems later.

Therapy yesterday was emoticon we went through a lot of stuff, but we resolved a lot of stuff too. I think I'm putting some things to rest and moving past them. We also linked some things together and I had a couple of "Aha!" moments. Told her we were on a roll that day! But I feel better, not dragged down. Now that I know the root cause of some of this mess that is me, I can work on making things better.

Can't wait to get started on my project today!
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    emoticon You still have lots going on! Wow!
    1570 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    Oh, my dear! Don't call yourself a "mess". Words have power, whether written, spoken or thought. Act as if until it is. By that, I mean, for example, act as if you are confident until you are confident. Saying negative things about yourself reinforces that thought more than I can properly articulate.

    You don't want to hear what I say and think about myself! Yes, I need to work on this, too. But I do know that "Act as if until it is" works. People think I am outgoing, bold and confident when, inside, I don't feel that way a lot...
    1570 days ago
    Sorry about your knees. Hope you feel better soon with the treatment. emoticon Thank you for sharing.
    1570 days ago
    Knees are important . Look after them.
    1570 days ago
    So sorry about the knees- ouch!! At least you can still walk. You might ask for a referral to PT after a week or so- strengthening the glutes and hamstring will take the pressure off the knee!

    Your sewing project sounds great! As far as teaching a little one- there might be some videos geared to her age group on Youtube, Are you still doing the House Fairy?


    1571 days ago
  • SILVER1369
    Take care of your knees. Listen to the doctor. I pray the meds will help. Look forward to seeing your totes. Have a great day! emoticon
    1571 days ago
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