Sunday, April 10, 2016

Wow - almost 3 1/2 years? Unfortunately most of it has been fighting for disability, and the exhaustion (physical, mental, and emotional) of going through all that. Don't let anyone tell you it's an easy handout. It took me years, many doctors, and the help of my family and a couple of great lawyers. Even now that I've technically "got it", I'm still filling out papers, answering questions, completing more documentation, coordinating benefits... A friend of mine told me when I got sick that disability would be the hardest I've ever worked. It's true.

And in all that, between the brain fog, the chronic symptoms, the medication side effects, it's hard to focus. It's hard now for me to track and mentally process stuff. That won't keep me from trying though.

Apparently too much trying.

I recently went through my Ravelry projects page, as I'd stumbled on some old bags with WIP's, UFO's, etc. and sorted out what I had listed as "in progress".

I eliminated a few that were obvious placeholders for House Cup projects that had never even been started.

I still had 86.

Eighty Six.

A few of those might be things that aren't actually started - I know I had some placeholders for project/yarn combinations - but still.

Looks like this will be the year of finishing things, and taking up things I have on hand. I've already managed to knit and crochet a little over a mile worth of yarn this year. Actually I've been working mostly from stash on hand for a couple of years now - turns out it wasn't so crazy after all stockpiling stash, supplies, and project ideas, even though I had tons still undone. I had the money but not the time then. Now I have time, but not the money. Or the energy. This is going to be slow going. We'll see what happens...

First, though, I have to try to remember basics, like formatting this thing. Wheee!

1 comment:

  1. Happy to see a post from you and happy to hear your disability finally came through. That was a battle!