The upside of not being on pain medication right now is pinpointing a more accurate baseline of when the pain kicks in — and not to push myself beyond that line. 'Cause I know when I am back on Vicodin, I will be like: "I feel FABULOUS! Let's make ALL THINGS TODAY! Also, the FBI is my foot." But it has become painfully obvious I have a lot of downtime. And it's got me feeling, well, down. So of course I want to make better use of the time I spend on my back. Hush, you know what I mean!
With chronic pain, it's hard to concentrate — especially on bad days. Up until last month, I spent much of that time spacing out on Twitter and watching Turner Classic Movies (both, by the way, I love). But lately I've been coming up with ways to be more creative instead (and brought down the electricity bill in the process!). It's a fun challenge thinking of simple, stash-busting, learning-new-skills craft projects that appear as though a lot of thought went into 'em, but easy enough not to make your brain hurt too. I'm keeping 'em small so there's a faster sense of satisfaction of getting something done. And I hope to share 'em with you soon by way of tutorials — which I may suck at. We'll see.