gray yarn skein, crocheted square in a textured stitch, and pale green crochet hook with blue grip, all on white background
Chronic Illness, Crochet, Ponderings, Uncategorized

Ideas, the creative process, and a new crochet stitch[?]

Sometimes, when my health is swinging in the upward direction, I get a little project-crazy. I've had these bursts of creative brain juice since I was young and crayons/walls were my primary medium, but it's different with CFS. It reminds me of a classic Mitch Hedberg joke: It's as if the fatigue and brain fog are… Continue reading Ideas, the creative process, and a new crochet stitch[?]

Chronic Illness, Ponderings, Uncategorized

Appreciating Autumn When You’re Physically Limited

I love autumn. I know it's been the "it" season for a few years now, and I don't care. I love it so much that I celebrate its beginning on September 1st, which is the start of meteorological autumn. I'm no fan of hot weather, and I live in New England where the foliage becomes… Continue reading Appreciating Autumn When You’re Physically Limited

Chronic Illness, Ponderings, Uncategorized

Chronic illness and the endless search for “why”

  I'm having a slump day. A "flare up" day. A feeling-crappy day. It started yesterday, really. I was in denial at first, but it's here for real now. It's not the worst flare-up I've had, but it's definitely the worst I've felt in the past week or two. I'm having symptoms I haven't had… Continue reading Chronic illness and the endless search for “why”