It’s really outside type weather isn’t it? But here is my inside-desk for ‘What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday‘ nonetheless.
With a lot of rest in between and regular anti-inflammatories, I can manage a little bit of crafting now – huzzah! It has done wonders for my mental health I can tell you, even if I do say naughty words when my ‘timer’ runs out and I aggravate my tendonitis too much. One of the things that really sets it off is twisting my wrist, in particular to pick up and put down my ATG, so Mr Pretty has given me the heavy plant pot on the right hand side to act as a stand – ta da, no twisting! You can also see my hand cream in there too to remind me to use it every time I sit down.
You can also see my jungle water bottle there as usual but I’m making a concerted effort to drink a whole one every day. Water, hand cream, soothing breathing exercises, daily walks or gardening and a little bit of crafting, are all snippets of self care that are keeping me going.
I wonder if anyone can guess what I’m making here? The photo is the view from the barn we normally go to in March for our scrappy retreat. The layout is one of the classes from a recent Go Go virtual retreat that I didn’t manage to do ‘live’. I wasn’t in the right headspace for instructions and I’m learning to go with what the brain wants and adapt accordingly. If I had been there in person, as planned, I wouldn’t have felt that I could change course like I did at home, so that was one benefit of the event having to go virtual.
Well, will you look at that?! Self care, learning to adapt, finding the positives – all good stuff huh?! And I have booked a trip to Wales in a couple of weeks too (sadly to put the cottage back on the market) so there’s even things to look forward to as well.
I’ve had a break from Instagram because of my hand (which didn’t affect my driving, please don’t worry that I was driving one handed or in pain – it was a good position for my achey limb). So, instead of my normal #throwbackthursday I will leave you with my tote bag (well not actually leave you with it, you have to give it back, it’s just for show).
It’s quite clever, it looks like a normal tote bag but it opens out (as shown) so you can get to both sides (and build a barrier to other people at crops…) I’ve now positioned it at the back of my desk, partly to keep things in easy reach and prevent repetitive movements, and also to stop things falling off the back… I took these photos a few weeks ago but you can see from my desk shot that it needs a tidy up. The triangle tiger / pig thingies are book marks made by Miss B that actually work really well – I just need to move them to an actual book…
Well that’s me for this week. Put the kettle on crafty friends, I’m on my way. In the meantime, stay safe and keep smiling x