Jan 13, 2018


Yesterday's session went well enough, but I felt decidedly unwell for the entire evening afterwards.  I graduated to larger needles, thus giving me a better cleaning, but the session was the equivalent of running a marathon instead of taking a leisurely stroll.

I. Was. Tired.

But today is a new day, and I am in the Happy Chair with a cup of damn good and the paper while Rich does a grocery shop.  He is very good at doing so, God love him, and the nice people at the Martins take very good care of him.  The unpacking is always a little adventure for me, since he is very much like my dear dad was, and always manages to buy fun treats in addition to the necessities.

Today is going to be a stitchy day, but I am not sure which of the two cross stitch pieces I will play with.  After the second cup of damn good, though, I will probably decide to stitch both...simultaneously!

So that's the Saturday report from CS2 today, Dearies!  A little hungover and banged up, but here and very happy about it.

Do something fun...blah blah blah.


  1. Wonder why you felt so poorly last night? Sorry to hear this. Have a wonderful day, m’dear.

  2. I want to see you stitching two pieces simultaneously! Did they implant an extra set of arms the last time they worked on Buzzy? (Hmm, I wonder what it would be like to be a stitching, knitting, quilting version of Doc Oc.)

  3. That JB is a real keeper, allowing you to remain in the
    Happy Chair with the damn good...while he hunted and foraged...allow him the fun treats.. Perhaps the larger needle capacity had something to do with your fatigue...
    rest and recover...tomorrow may find you as energized and
    on your toes as these past days. Keep warm.

  4. One of the hardest things about chronic illness is that you can never get any traction on the good days. One day you're up, then you're down (a lot), and you never know which it's going to be be. It's hard to live life when everything is so unpredictable...have a hug. <3

  5. Coni: I hate change and then they curve you a bad one with bigger needles, I hope your body adjusts to the new flow size.
    I am having a cuppa and a good one too.
    I am stitching on a Blackbird Design and will finish it after Mass tonight.
    Its below zero today brrrr.


  6. Yep, anyone who brings treats is a KEEPER! :D God bless you both. Love, hugs & prayers, Cathryn ♥♥♥

  7. Coni, I so hope everything balances out for you sooner rather than later. I'm sure it's just a matter of time until your body adjusts, but I hope that is a speedy process for you. And I am SO HAPPY that you have Rich there supporting you! Bless him!

  8. Puny, but progress. Still, it sounds like energy is creeping back in. That's the best part.

  9. Maybe the marathon stitch room cleanup and organizing was a bit too much at once? I know it will be difficult for you on the days you feel great, but perhaps pacing yourself would be prudent. At least for a bit, until you have a better idea how your dialysis is affecting your energy levels. I'm glad to read that your last couple of sessions have been less eventful.

  10. Will this be the biggest size needle they will use? I had no idea dialysis was so hard on your body. A little extra rest won’t hurt though :)

  11. Hi Coni ~ I would love to know how you make your damn good. I'm assuming that you are referring to coffee. Mine is damn crappy and leaves an aftertaste. Any hints are greatly appreciated. I followed you for a while a number of years ago, then life got in the way. Boring details. So happy to find you once again and I wish you well with the dialysis and am a great admirer of your tenacity.