Greetings fellow spoonies, friends of spoonies, and not really spoonies. If you’re not acquainted with what a spoonie is, here’s an explanation from the big book of wikipedia: What is a Spoonie
Today finds me in a place I love, but coming down with a cold. When you’re a spoonie, even a mostly recovered, no longer in danger of hospitalization spoonie, there is always a ghost in the machine. The specter of chronic disease haunts our daily lives. Today is about as much rest and care as possible because in two days I will begin the trek back “home” to finish out the worst of winter and pick up our RV before making yet ANOTHER trip back up to SD for the summer.
I practice “mindful coloring.” Some days the brain fog is too thick to put together a cohesive sentence, those are the times when I color the most. I pick a fairly simple pattern, grab my pencils, put on some soothing music and have at it. I participate in the fabulously fun “Escapist Coloring Challenge” which is a great way to stay inspired. Go check it out and take a look at all the really fabulous coloring art the participants have created. It’s also a great way to get out of your own head. This is my project for February, as you can see, it’s coming along but has a long way to go.
I like to put in my ear buds and listen to soothing music while I color, this is one of my favorites Fairy Ring by Mike Rowland
Til next time ~Keep calm and save a spoon ~JPP