All the way back in 1994, barely two months into my Honours year in Philosophy at Monash, I had to withdraw due to illness. My teachers and tutors had, they told me, been concerned as they watched me descend into exhaustion, and were relieved I was willing to take a break and care for my … Continue reading Let’s try that again… at a distance.
In my last post I noted that what worried me, and my medical team, most about my returning to university after 25 years was how my hypotension, migraine, osteoarthritis and CFS/ME* would respond to the physicality of getting in to Uni. I also said that I had plans and solutions for everything I could imagine … Continue reading This little #spoonie went to Uni, but this little #spoonie must stay home.
First, WOOOOHOOOOO!!!! I am now enrolled in the Master of Public Health at The University of Melbourne - or UniMelb, as its domain has caused it to be known since I was last at University, 25 years ago! I got the offer for the Masters in mid-December but I couldn't bring myself to write this … Continue reading I’m in!!! Now it gets interesting…
Talking to my naturopath, Natasha (@bmcomphealth on Instagram 😊) is so inspiring! After our phone-session, this afternoon, I had an idea for tackling #menuplanning with #spoonie #brainfog (which isn’t bad, today, obviously) Thought I’d share in case it’s of use to anyone.With inspiration from childhood mix-and-match books, I’ve taken an A5 spiral bound @whitelinespaper notebook … Continue reading Menu planning through brain fog.
My back needed a break from sitting at the loom and twining, today, so I worked on my #cartoon for my tapestry. I’m pretty chuffed at the result, being a person who cannot draw to save her life! I was able to produce this using an app called #stitchsketch on my iPad that allows you … Continue reading Making the cartoon for my first tapestry.
It's an icy, rainy day in the Victorian Central Highlands and my pain and brain fog are moderate to high enough to stop me writing but not creating! Oggie and I are spending the day knitting a snuggly coat in a beautiful, rich alpaca yarn direct from the lovely people at the Bendigo Wool Mills, … Continue reading The #slowlife and #spoonielife
Every time I give myself permission to have a do-little day, listening to my pain, I find I end up achieving more than I expected by doing gentle, little things (like making this onigiri) a little at a time. Every time I focus on how little I'm doing compared to all I'd rather be doing … Continue reading Onigiri and life lessons.
This is the result Sunday morning! I'm not sure how I accessed the #spoons (though I know they came from today and next week because OW!) but I seemed to just be able go and go until it was done and it was totally worth it!In the greenhouses (which came flatpack and will protect from … Continue reading A Kitchen Garden!