getting there


Thank you to everyone for your encouragement, your thoughts, your kind words and your input. I value absolutely all of it. As I near two weeks of taking these new medications, I think my general pain has subsided... at the very least, I'm taking less Tylenol, and for that my stomach is grateful.

I wasn't prepared for the sleepiness - which should start subsiding any time now - or the general malaise that set over me. It seems that an antidepressant, when prescribed for pain rather than depression, shouldn't cause these low feelings. I've always been sensitive to the side effects of medications so really, at this age, nothing should surprise me anymore.

Today, I absolutely made myself do something small and creative after I tackled the housework. I used some zippers to make this rosy necklace for Loopy... even though I saw the idea in San Francisco almost three years ago and now they're everywhere (including Claire's) I still had it rolling around in my mind and wanted to give it a go. It was as simple as it looks but if you try it yourself, use the sharpest needle you can find. Also, I backed it with a bit of black felt so the stitches on the backside wouldn't be rough against her skin. The heavy black chain actually is from Claire's, I snipped it apart and repurposed it for this.

Friends, how long does it take for you to get creative again after a setback of some sort? Like I said, I think I'm just really at the point where I'm going to have to make myself do things. Will you hold me to it?

24 comments:

Clandestine Road said...

I'm sorry to hear you're feeling low. I hope we can encourage you. As far as how long to bounce back, I think the grieving process, regardless of how small the incident, needs to transpire before moving on.

Peace be with you,
Angela

SOINSPIRED said...

I'm happy to hear that you are a little bit better. Just said a quick prayer for you!

Niki said...

The urge to create will come back.
It counts if you manage to create a great cup of coffee or even create an outfit [instaed of your pjs ;-)].
That zipper necklace is lovely; i think you'll be okay.
Take care of yourself.

Carmen said...

The necklace is so pretty! I missed commenting before but I'm glad to hear you're starting to feel a little better.

the treat girl said...

One day at at time......and maybe a cupcake or two :) Super cute necklace...I'm sure Loopy will love it.

MJ said...

Relieved you are starting to feel better. I think taking one day at a time counts! Loopy will adore her new necklace! Take care!

Karen of the KAGS said...

Still not there yet on the returning of creative flow. Guess I am still adjusting too :)
Glad to hear you are feeling a little bit better. I guess my radar had been off lately.
LOVE love lurve the necklace it's so pretty. Loopy is one lucky girl.

Maija said...

You jusy have to jump back in to creating and it will become your "normal" again!

chapfan said...

I forced myself to work on a project today as well. I've been out of the loop for a few weeks. I just got to a point where I couldn't mope anymore.

Love the necklace. Tons.

And a btw, a thank you will be in the mail soon. The lovely bracelet couldn't have come at a better time. Thanks so much.

ellie said...

You never cease to amaze me. Your creativity is never ending and your ability to bring it to fruition...WOW! I too have medical issues and I work full time. Learning what my abilities are and how to dictate my time is a contstant work in progress. I would love to chat with you if you are willing to chat online/email.

alittlebitofscrap said...

The necklace is fantastic! It takes me a while to get back into the groove of things. I think it has been over a year since I've done any scrapbooking at all.

I hope you get to feeling better soon. :)

Joanne said...

LOVE the necklace! As for creativity - there's two ways to look at it... either you're ready when you're ready, and you shouldn't push it lest you be frustrated with your results. OR, the push is what you need to delve back in and BE creative and productive. Which is it for you?

kerryanne said...

Give yourself some time. I understand completely what you are going through and I promise, it will happen.

xox

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

Its been months for me to get back on the creative side of things (mostly Scrapbooking) after our little setback of loosing our home and being homeless for 3 agonizing months, I had no desire to craft anything. Now that we are finally getting together in a new place I'm determined to get back. My idea? I am having a crop night at our place with some friends. That way when they arrive I'll be forced to do it.
I sure hope you feel like yourself soon. hang in there. Warm hugs!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That's great news about the drugs working! Sometimes a little R&R is what creativity needs, you know. (At least that's what I tell MYself!)

Adrianna said...

Don't over work yourself :o) The necklace you made looks hot! It takes me a bit to do the things I want after feeling down. Still there is nothing like feeling of being the regular you.

Angela said...

I must not be very fashionable, I have never seen that kind of necklace! I love it! Wish I had a rock n roll daughter, to make one for!

Glad to hear that the meds help with the pain, that is the idea. Right? But remember sometimes, its take one and give two.

It sounds like you need something to rejuvenate you... check out website and the book, I mentioned in my e-mail by Frank Lipman, I think a lot of that might help.

Lots of love,
Angela

Victoria said...

I have shoes from TJ Maxx with that motif on them!

SandraD said...

So happy to hear that the pain is subsiding and you are feeling a bit better. Baby steps will no doubt lead to bigger things. We are always anxious to see your creations, no matter how tiny. Please keep them coming - hugs.

Linda Crispell said...

I am so sorry to hear that you are not feeling tip top. It appears that you continue to be very creative even when facing hurdles.
Your Pal,
Linda

Bunny said...

I hope you feel better soon Saucy!

Rosa said...

Hope you're back soon. I haven't quite come back yet. So, don't ask me! Get well!

Just call me Peach ;-) said...

It usually takes me a week or so...but I make myself do little projects here and there just to keep my creative juices flowing.

Nishant said...

I think the grieving process, regardless of how small the incident, needs to transpire before moving on.
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