Growing grass..

A lot of you have asked me how I’m doing, and the truth is there really isn’t anything to update. There are a lot of limitations on me. And progress is about as slow as watching grass grow. This isn’t a scrape or a common cold. It’s a long. slow. months long. tedious as heck process. A tear in my right wrist is a tiny thing, with a very major impact. It’s not even something I can update you on regularly because this injury is that slow.

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There have been some dark days. Some days I wanted to just eat junk food and stare at the TV, totally giving up on any positive anything. This is why I always have one small project that I can do every day. Some days the only thing I did was to water the lawn… and grow grass. Sounds silly, but the size of the project doesn’t matter. It’s the good habits and positive action big or small.

So, I’ve patched up the lawn dead spots with grass seed. I’ve cleared out a number of junk drawers and each day I do something. I have very limited use. I have a ton of restrictions. But I’m here. And I’m trying little things. Tiny habits. Microscopic good choices. And I’m doing it every day. I’m working in small batches and stuff shows up sporadically I know. It’s all about doing my best in this moment, no pressure.

Right now my 10 typing minutes are up for now, and it’s time for physical therapy exercises…

13 thoughts on “Growing grass..”

  1. I’m sorry it’s been so slow, May. Please know I think of you. It’s not the same, but last fall, due to an infection, I couldn’t walk. I had to re-learn. Months and months of pt, and a 6 week long stint in the hospital, then rehab. I’m not at my normal yet, I may never be, but I am up and about, and driving, and I’m very thankful. I do understand. It’s been a long, hard road for you and think of you often. It must be so hard, especially with the crafting. I’m sorry it’s so painful, too. I admire your perseverance, and how you look for new ways to do things. You’re awesome. Michelle t

  2. Thanks for the update….sending you lots of best wishes for patience and healing. The blogosphere just isn’t the same without your creativity!

  3. See, this is why you are amazing! You care enough about your blog followers to update us! I can’t even imagine how hard this must be for you. YOu sound like you’ve found a great way to stay positive – just having that feeling of accomplishment at the end of the day after you’ve done your one thing is great.
    Thinking of you and sending healing vibes to you.

  4. It’s a long, slow road, but you can do it. You’ve done other difficult things before, and you’ll get through this because you have the fortitude. Feel better!

  5. May, I’m so sorry this is happening to you. but, i’m so happy about the way you are dealing with it. I was in a big card accident about 15 years ago so i live with many physical limitations. at one point i could not sit and use the computer, let alone do anything creative. The only way i have kept my sanity this long is to concentrate on and be grateful for the things i can do and not on what i cant. now i have knees and feet issues so i can no longer go out by myself at all so my craft room is my world. I watch alot of videos on creativity when i cant use my hands sometimes, and i too try to accomplish at least one thing a day. i pray for you alot when i can”t do anything else. I feel like our situations are somewhat similar off and on. lol. I know you don’t want to take the time from your 10 minutes of computer time to talk about this and i really appreciate the updates. Hang in there, girl, and just do what you can do. can you do left handed notes of future projects? I’m praying that you will find creative things you can do like the grass that will help you! so so many people love and care about you…. Hugs, treen

  6. Thank you for checking in, May. You are amazing to find a way to stay positive. I am a widow of five years and sometimes depression hits me and keeps me from doing anything more than watching mindless TV but making art with the inspiration of people like you has helped me get passed that and back into enjoying this life. My thoughts and prayers are with you. You will get over this bump in your road.

  7. Hi May, sorry to hear it’s been such a slow healing process for you…hugs! I love how you are keeping a positive focus with the little things you can do. I am sure your brain is spinning with ideas for when you are able to get back to crafting.

  8. Oh, May…..sorry to hear the healing process is going slowly but know you have our support and know you will bounce back with a vengence due to your positive attitude. Hugs to you!

  9. I’m so sorry to hear you have to experience this! Give yourself time and try not to think about what you would have done if you were healthy. Find a few positive moments in every day (like growing grass). Write them down and read it at times when you’re struggling. We miss your wonderful creations and are looking forward to the time that you are fit enough to share them with us again.
    Hugs from the Netherlands

  10. I am so proud of you to talk about how you feel , how despondent you can get and hard it is to do anything at all. There are many of us who feel the same way but are too afraid to talk about it to anyone when talking about it can be the best medicine. There are times when it is very hard to think of anything to do or have the initiative to ‘get out of that chair’ and get through a day as as if you are feeling normal. Keep creating when you can, don’t feel guilty when you can’t and remember that you have a lot of people thinking about you. Best of luck from someone who is walking the journey as you. (Sorry about the lack of capitals but my computer just won’t put them in.)

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