Having pedicures for the first time
Spending time with Lula
Time to sew although not always finish
Getting jobs in the house sorted
Enjoying English paper piecing
I have had to have a home summer. For me, although a little restricting, it could be a lot worse. I love being at home. I have a never ending list of things I want to do and Damian and Lula are easy company. We can all be working away on separate interests and then come together for a drink and snack, or a game, we sit and chat and the animals come and join us. I was sad we failed to get away twice, once because of extreme weather and the second time because I couldn't travel. Labyrinthitis is a big PITA but has had some funny moments. Just one bottle of beer is enough to make me feel very drunk and whoozy but with no hangover and within an hour or so I am back to normal. Busy shopping areas are a trigger. I generally carry on regardless until I get on an escalator- not a good place for vertigo. My coping strategy is to focus as if I have tunnel vision so I have been up and down escalators staring at Damian's backside- as if my eyes are lasers and I am boring a hole. I have saved a lot of money on petrol and spent a lot of money on a sewing machine. I have changed my work patterns for the new school year-driving at busy times isn't possible at the moment, so I will have a little less money but but have gained a little more time. I have rested and taken lived life at a more gentle pace and there have been improvements. It will pass eventually and I just have to be patient. But in the meantime, home is a great place to be and I am extremely grateful for that. I love September. The lower sun, my birthday month and the change in colours are all welcome.