Apr 11, 2019

My Rambling Tale Part 1

I know that it has practically seemed as though I disappeared off the face of the earth. Or at least as far as this blog was concerned.  Well I am back and I thought that it was only fitting that I let folks know some of what has been happening.

I had mentioned before how I was feeling more and more run down.  Almost like I wasn't able to recharge no matter what I did.  Well on September 25th, it started to catch up to me and I was only able to work in the afternoons as I couldn't get my body to move in the morning.  Now that of course was burning up my FMLA hours but I didn't see where I had a choice.

Well on October 8th, the choice was made for me.  I had no energy at all.  Just wanted to sleep.  I managed to make it to my primary care doctor who took one look at me and put me off work for 30 days. She also started me on some new Fibro medication in hopes that my exhaustion and fuzziness was caused by my Fibro.  Oh yeah, fuzziness.  For some reason, my brain seems to be wired to my exhaustion.  If I am tired, my short term memory becomes really short term.

That first month, all I seemed to do is sleep.  And I am talking anywhere from 18 to 20 hours a day.  After that first month though things did start to get a bit better.  I still didn't have any energy but I was awake.  And I needed something to do as I haven't been able to really sit down and enjoy a book since late September.  And I flat out didn't have the energy to go down the stairs to the basement without having some place to curl up and take a nap down there.

Anyways, to get back on track, I picked up a new hobby.  One that I can do in bed and fills my need for creativity.  Oh and it helps with the depression I have been also blessed with.  It's never just one thing.  I have to keep life interesting for my doctor after all.  Now what was I saying...oh yeah.  I have become addicted to Adult Coloring.  There are such a range of wonderful artists out there that are putting out coloring books.

One thing that I really like I how I can go back through my pictures and see where I have improved and what I still need to work on.  Oh and I am going to share my work through various posts in chronological order so you can tell me what I need to work on.

Well my hands no longer allow me to do a lot of typing so I will probably end up doing shorter posts more often.  Or at least, that is the plan but I have learned not to really plan anymore as I don't know how I will be doing day by day.  Heck, hour by hour.

Now catch me up on what's been happening in your life.  Any new moves?  Creations?  Significant others?


  1. I'm sorry to hear about your health concerns. It's so frustrating! I have enjoyed seeing your coloring projects. I have to tell you that seeing some of your coloring inspired me. I had bought a bunch of coloring books and colored pencils for our break rooms at work as part of a wellness initiative. People were really enjoying them and hanging up what they colored! I was impressed it was so well received. I thought I would try it. It wasn't my thing - not relaxing for me at all. But it was fun to choose the colors to go together, similar to jewelry. I posted the one picture I colored in my office. I'm glad you found something that enables you to remain creative right now.


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