Mister had an aorta-femoral bypass surgery on July 7th. The recovery process is very slow. He is still in a great deal of pain and hardly eating at all. I feel very responsible. I think the mothering instinct must show up when anyone is sick! I want so bad to make him eat, and the dance is precarious. How much can I nag him before I just become annoying? How important is it if he thinks I’m annoying if it gets him to eat? I look at his incisions and if I see any redness I worry that’s it’s infected. And so it goes.
So today I woke up feeling like a truck ran over me. Two weeks of this has finally caused a fibro flare (Fibromyalgia flare-up). So, of course, I freak out because if I’m sick how can I take care of him? Thank God, he’s the kind of man that tells me to quit worrying; to take care of myself; that we’ll make it just fine. I’m so blessed to have a husband who puts my well being first. And we will both be okay, because we love and care for each other and will be sure we both get what we need.
The only art I’ve done the last few days is working in my art journal. I tried making some ATC’s but they didn’t turn out anything like what I had in mind, so I threw them in the trash. I do much better if I just start painting and let the art develop. When I have something in mind, I often get frustrated. However, though, I am working on the largest painting I’ve ever done. It’s 24 x 36 in. I can’t show you because it’s a gift for someone and dont’ want to ruin the surprise. But it’s going really well, and looking as I planned! I feel pretty accomplished to have painted somthing that big.
This is something I really want to do!! We don’t have a headboard for our bed, so I think this would look really cool on the window behind the bed. It looks like the person who did this (source unknown – I saw this on Patti van Doren’s blog) beaded the thread or chain or whatever she used to hand the danglies one. In the windows of my studio I have lots of dangling prisms and other things so they would be great to hand on this. I think it’s just beautiful!!