Jan 27, 2019


Oh, what a wonderful morning we're having here in Hoosierville!

It all started yesterday when JB Magoo asked me what I would like to do. 

"I'd like to clean the apartment to within an inch of its life, change the bed, flip the mattress, do the laundry, put the Christmas decorations away, deep clean the fridge, freezer, and pantry, organize the studio, read the paper cover to cover, finish my book, stitch, and take a nap."

And then we laughed and laughed and laughed.

I finished my second cup of damn good, sat in the Happy Chair for a minute, and then proceeded to accomplish the entire list.

(Pause for reaction.)

I had no earthly idea where all of the energy and motivation came from until Magoo pointed out that it seems like every OTHER Saturday is good. This was a little strange until it dawned on me why that is.

Every other Friday I get a big fat dose of a drug called Mycera. This is used to boost my red blood cells, because my type of kidney disease causes anemia. I used to get the Lance Armstrong drug called Aranesp, but apparently my insurance company got tired of paying $22,000 a month for it, and demanded that I go with the cheper alternative.

Anywhoose, this drug apparently makes me feel like an Amish Wonder Woman, because the taking of it seems to correspond with a day long cleaning frenzy that results in a very happy Sunday.

Which brings me to today.

I woke up to a clean apartment, had my damn good, made cinnamon rolls, and lit a new Yankee candle called Cozy by the Fire. I read the paper, got my blanket situated just right, picked up my stitching, and announced "Today is starting out to be a very good day."

For all I know the new head meds have kicked in, but I'm not going to question it. All I do know is that happy and calm and feeling well sure beats the daylights out of hurting and feeling terrified at the bottom of the well.

Beading on Red Velvet Cake has commenced! I was trying to remember the last big beading project I played with, and I think it's Vaceila/Angel of Love. I do like the beading, but I am struggling with finding a comfortable way to hold the project and negotiate the beads at the same time. Today, I might try to rig up the floor stand and sit in the recliner to see if that helps.

So that's it for me today, Dearies. It's cold and snowy and a bit blustery outside, but we are warm and safe and dry and well fed with lots of tasty leftovers. I was going to make a big pot roast today, but we are expecting significant snow tomorrow, and it occured to me that coming home to a hot meal out of the crock pot might be wonderful on a dialysis Monday.

Come tell me all about life in your corner of the world. I hope it's swell and everything you want it to be!


  1. Well yay for whatever it is that's making you feel so much better!!! Hope it continues.

  2. Ms. Coni, glad your karma got re-aligned. I guess with most things "this too shall pass but wholey moley you have been on a roller coaster. Sounds like you have a great team to help. Hang in there!

  3. So glad things are going in the right direction! Enjoy your day!

  4. Very happy to know your spirits and person are doing well. I spent the weekend with my sewing buddies and it was good.

  5. So happy to hear that things have turned around and you've had such an enjoyable week-end! Hope this feeling continues! The beading looks beautiful!

  6. What a relief to hear you have turned the corner to comfort and peace. The beading on Red Velvet is looking beautiful.
    May you complete the weekend refreshed and fortified for a
    successful round tomorrow. Blessings.

  7. I sure wish I could go into cleaning frenzy like you do - even once a month or every couple of months. I'm just not "Susie homemaker". You are my hero in so many ways!!!

  8. I'm glad that you have an explanation - or a partial one at least - to account for your bursts of high energy. I think it's comforting to have knowledge about what's going on with your body. Celebrate it today.

    Sydney, Australia

  9. Annnnd she's back! That was a very long list! But next time it will be a lot shorter because the Christmas things are packed away. Well done! Lots of hugs xx

  10. Hearing that you feel good makes me feel good. Thanks.

  11. You may already know about the Elizabeth Turner Bead Buddy magnetic bead case container thingie but I thought of it when I read this. The beauty of it is you can get several and keep your colors separated while they are magnetically attached to your piece. I have one and I really like it. No affiliation, of course, just thought I'd share. I did a quick Google search and found this one here: http://www.theneedlepointgallery.com/bebumacabyel.html

  12. I am having foot surgery this Thursday and I will be laid up for a while, so I'm trying to get my stitchery projects set up close by so I can work on them as soon as I'm feeling up to it. I understand your interaction with drugs, I have RA and after my monthly infusion I do the same thing, so much energy and get so much done, but it's great for me mentally too. I am a quilter so working on my quilts as much as I can but that won't be possible after surgery so I'm so glad that I love to cross stitch as well. I love to make the house cozy too, can so relate. You take care and I will be looking for your posts. :)

  13. Looking wonderful already!! Can't believe how much the beads change how it looks. And so glad you are feeling better!

  14. So glad you’re making progress in many respects.
    Having gone through a bad mental situation myself after both of my sisters died a year apart, I know the well is deep and dark. Good for you for seeing the light at the top and moving toward it.