I think I have turned a corner! My energy had been down around zilch, with a lot of aches and pains. Not much creative output. In the last 6 weeks, I have had physio mostly on my jaw(TMJ) and osteopathy on the rest of the body. I really needed a day or more to recover from each, the body was in a rebellious mood, not happy about change. I resolve not to let myself get so out of whack, next time when I need a realignment, I’ll take care of myself. I am finally able to sleep on my side, that should also alieviate the neck and back pain from being a stomach sleeper! I need to take my night time pain meds an hour before I go to bed so they have had time to work. A new acquitance did a little healing touch on my neck, what a difference.
While all this was going on, we were out of town nearly every weekend, attending year end events for a boating organization. So we would pack up, drive, attned some events, I’d shop, eat too much come home and do it all again the following weekend.
We went off fto Bremerton, Washington first. I hit the fabric and craft stores on the way down. Stampadoodle in Belllingham was great, I loved that place before but now with the new location it was fabulous. Got bits for my crafts at Joann’s, Hancocks, and Pacific Fabrics as well. I also brought home a big painting. 36×36, just love it.
There were trips to Langford near Victoria, more shopping, once my endorphins kick in the pain goes away, once back to the hotel, the adrenalin shuts off and I am flat on my back, resting my weary self but I sure had fun. Scrapbook parade and the Cloth Castle were great, it has been at least 20 years since I have been there and I wasn’t disappointed.
Prince George and Quesnel were next on the agenda, We stopped at 100 mile house on the way up, we were there in time to watch the hockey game. I had a lovely little shop the next morning, fabric and yarn, I got a couple of pieces of fabric and some sock yarn. I was starting to realize that maybe I should stop buying fabric when I didn’t have the energy to sew, but really I hoped to feel energetic enough to sew again.
At Williams Lake, we went to the stationhouse gallery, an old PGE station, I bought a piece from the show but now the mail stike is stalling it’s delivery. I don’t want it lost in transit.
This is a back view of the old building but the neatest thing was the architect’s drawings from 1919.
Finally arrived in Quesnel and discovered a scrapbooking store a couple of blocks from the motel.
We went on to the Prince George the next day, stayed for a dinner meeting and then drove back home the next day. I am not really built for a 9 hour car ride anymore. Just glad to be back in my own bed.
I think the following week, we went to Campbell River, saw some friends in Courtney and found our accomodation for the weekend. Wonderful view of the Georgia Strait.
( I suppose now it is the Salish Sea). I shopped the next day with another friend and for such a small palce, we seemed to go around in circles but we had a glorious time after lunch with looking at clothing, household accessories, garden stuff, a yarn store, a really good one , and a super scrapbooking store.
Gee, maybe that’s why I was so tired. Just remembered that there was 10 days in Maui in the midst of that.