Friday, December 14

joy pockets #47

After a cold, I developed a bacterial infection leading to sinusitis. Never had this before, but the right side of my head/face sure knows all about it now.

To take care of a little child, on one's own, with any pain is torture.

My choices are; drugs to cope, and thereby chemicals in my body and further taxed adrenals leading to nausea and/or fatigue, or lying down and possibly coping without medication, but literally lying down for hours. Oh I'm so much fun for my Miss 4.

Today is the last day of term and I'm facing a week alone with my pixie. So many good good things within me, ideas and happinesses, but my body is not towing the line.

barely captured


her first mandala drawing
little girl kisses and smiles
global friends with sinusitis advice
how she greets me when i pick her up from school
the BEST relief from the congestion and pain, albeit temporary.
i can't explain the joy of working my big toe at 3am and feeling my sinuses 'pop' open

that there are a few really good tv shows for kids
when mama remembered she wasn't superwoman
a social turnaround, for the better
that we can cry together, to 'let the sad out' and then it's all okay

Here's to a clear-headed weekend.

Friday, December 7

joy pockets #46

To be ill, again, after just a bare week of reprieve is not my idea of fun. To have your little one ill with barely a few days reprieve is plain harsh. Add extra sickly night-wakings to the usual insomnia, and the stress of finances.....I'm worn out, naturally.

So joys?

the mighty oregano essential oil arrives
that she enjoys a reflexology treatment from me
"I enjoyed school today mama"
a couple of issues makes this a vital statement
a new creative project taking wings
her first mandala - drawing together
2-week job offer for the Mr

Monday, December 3

needle-felted owl

My very first attempt at needle-felting (over a month ago just didn't get around to posting...).

If you know me, you know I would naturally choose something more advanced. It's just the crazy way I am. I like the challenge, I'm impatient to practice on easier things, plus I like to make something I really want to make.

I used this very good youtube tutorial. I found the ears very tricky to form.

This teeny guy is part of our plays/puppet shows now.