I've spent this winter trying to be kind to my ailing body and trying to find ways to nurture my soul. It's been a struggle. Chronic pain and fatigue can take over if you let it. If I stay at home and maintain a slow routine, things aren't too bad. But if I do anything, even fun stuff, I pay. I woke up in the middle of the night after the Jeff Dunham concert with a migraine. I have no idea why. Yesterday, I had to go for fasting bloodwork so I made arrangements to have lunch afterward with a friend that I hadn't seen lately. When I got home I was hit with a brutal bout of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and then my blood sugar crashed to a frightening low. It's very discouraging.
So I was reading Barb's post on her "So, the thing is... blog" today about how we need to make sure we take of ourselves. Barb discusses her battle with chronic pain and I can certainly relate to that. She also makes a very good point that we all need to find what makes us happy and nurture ourselves, even if it's just a tiny indulgence.
Here's one of my indulgences.
It's a rocker/recliner in my craft room. I crave sunshine these days and it's much too cold to sit in the sun room. The living room is on the north side of the house so it doesn't have any sunbeams. My little bedroom-turned-craft room is on the south side of the house and the light there is lovely. I found this chair at a great clearance price. It fits my body perfectly. Although it wouldn't have been my first choice for color, the craft room is hardly a designer affair anyway so it really didn't matter. I can knit, listen to my ipod, and even spin on the Little Gem. It's lovely! My own little cozy space in the sun.
Now for the fun part:
to celebrate my third blogiversary, leave a comment with your contact information and tell me what your tiny indulgences are. You have until the end of this Saturday, Feb. 21/09, to leave the comment and be eligible for the prize. I will use an online random number generator to pick the winner on Sunday.
And the prize is a nice little indulgence -
this skein of Fleece Artist Sea Wool (merino/seacell) in the Nova Scotia colorway, including a pattern for Bordello Socks. Now that's indulgence!
(Don't forget to include your contact information in your comment! Your comment won't be eligible for the prize if I can't contact you.)