Even A Little Wild Wonder Is A Lot

Accepting my limitations is a constant battle for me. I’m interested in more things than one person could ever hope to do. My chronic conditions just make it all harder, forcing me to sacrifice some activities in order to do others. I knew this going into the virtual Wild Wonder 2022 nature journaling conference and scheduled accordingly. While my plan failed, I still learned a lot from the conference.

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Letting Your Mends Show

Last fall, while I was going through sleep therapy, one of my “stay awake” activities was learning to darn socks. I wear my hand-knit socks all winter, so it’s no surprise that some have developed holes in their heels. Figuring out how to extend their life was important to me. As I darned my first pair, I made a mistake that taught me the value of letting your patches show.

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Finding The Upside to Heel Fissures

I was already struggling with pain and fatigue when I hurt my foot. I thought I’d stepped on a shard of glass, but my dry foot had cracked naturally. I slathered my feet with hand cream and seemed fine. I would walk down the hall or across the kitchen without a problem. Then some step apparently no different than the others would result in stabbing pain. I would limp for a short while, then the cycle would start again. That’s when I learned about heel fissures.

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9 Lessons I’ve Learned From Sleep Deprivation

Nine things being severely sleep deprived has taught me: If you’re standing with the freezer door open trying to remember … More 9 Lessons I’ve Learned From Sleep Deprivation

Honoring Our Traditions: Something Is Better Than Nothing

For the 16th November in a row, I’m taking on NaNoWriMo*, and for the first time in ages, I’m not sure I can do it.

October wasn’t productive, for good reasons. On top of health and energy issues, two members of my household came down with COVID**, which stressed me out so much that there were days where I didn’t write at all. We’re still under quarantine, and my health is still bad, so it’s possible that I won’t be able to write for NaNoWriMo either.

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