Hello everyone. I can't seem to get in a rhythm of posting on a regular schedule. My brain doesn't work that way.
I'm slowly but steadily working on Jordan's blanket. It doesn't seem to be getting wider though. I'm having trouble with my right hand and crocheting is limited to around an hour at a time with long breaks in between. It's frustrating but it is what it is. I'm slowly learning to pace myself and do what I can, then rest. Having RA has been a learning experience and one I've not enjoyed. I have always been one who works steadily until a certain job is finished, then procrastinate until I started the next one. Now, in order to get anything done, I have to plan my work schedule and also plan rest times in between. Annoying to say the least.
I'm also having to deal with testing my blood gloucose levels every day. My levels are running between the mid 90's and very low 100's so things are working out. The medication the doctor gave me scares the heck out of me so I don't plan on letting this get out of control. If there's one thing that will make me watch out, it is the fact that the medication can cause (in rare cases, so the pamphlet says) lactic acidosis which can be fatal. The symptoms are enough to make me watch what I eat and keep that level under control. This morning my level was 93! A great reading for me. On Saturday morning it was 131 but I know what caused that. I went a little crazy on Friday and had a couple of Cokes and some candy. Sugar rush! I paid for it and that won't be happening again. I haven't had a Coke since and no candy, ice cream, cake, cookies, etc. I'm eating fruit and veggies, drinking OJ and water and tea. Do I miss the Coca-Colas??? Oh my, yes. But the choice is an easy one to make. I want to be around to see my grandkids grow up. I know there is no guarantee for that but at least, I don't need to do things to cause an early demise. (pretty morbid, huh?)
The weather here is COLD! I want warmth and sunshine and blue skies and flowers blooming. NOT wind, snow, rain and grey skies. I have to keep reminding myself that Spring is coming or rather it's already here but just not showing herself fully. I so wish she would come out of hiding. I promise to play nice if she will.
I finished a great book on my Kindle last week. "Guilt by Degrees" by Marcia Clark. She was one of the prosecutors in the O. J. Simpson trial and I have to say, she is a great writer. I loved the book and it kept me guessing to the end. It centers on a female district attorney and a female detective and the murder of a homeless man. The plot ties back to an old murder case also. She has more and I will have to read them also. I'm now reading "15 Seconds" by Andrew Gross, another favorite author. This one is about a man who gets framed for killing a cop. I'm really enjoying it.
I'm also reading "The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain. It's the story of Ernest Heminway and his first marriage to Hadley Richardson. It centers on their time in Paris and how Hadley copes with the demands and intensity of life with Ernest. He wrote "The Sun Also Rises" during this time and his friendships with Getrude Stein, Ezra Pound and F. Scott Fitzgerald have a major influence on that book. It is an interesting read written in the voice of Hadley.
Do you do that? Do you read more than one book at a time? I have been known to read as many as 3 when my kids were in middle school and high school. I always had a book in the car for those times when I had to sit and wait on band practice or band trips to be over and I usually had two going in the house. My life was so much busier then than now. How did I ever manage?
Happy Easter to all of you. I hope you have a lovely weekend. I also hope that Spring comes soon to those of us in the Northern Hemisphere with warm sunshine, bright blue skies and gentle breezes. For those of you in the Southern Hemisphere, I hope your Autumn is a lovely one with delightful days.
Thank you for stopping by.