What are you doing to fill your time and keep busy mentally?

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redrose77
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   Posted 7/19/2010 9:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I aks because I think we all need to keep busy mentally and wanted to bring attention to the fact we sometimes let that go when we feel bad even though it can make us feel better. I am re-reading The Cat Who Could Read Backwards and planning to buy 2-3 more books tomorrow.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007, exema
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"Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible." T. E. Lawrence


AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 7/20/2010 8:30 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Redrose,

Great topic!   

When I was spending most of my day with my feet up in a recliner . . . I started crocheting, which led to making lace edging for hand towels.   That year (about 4 years ago?) my Christmas gifts were beautiful.   I had spent about $1 per towel at an outlet store and a couple dollars on the cotton crochet thread.   I made 20 beautiful towels (pictures of some very well worn ones below - if they show up).   One thing led to another and I started knitting.   I called these my "recliner sports" and I am now happily knitting lace shawls, socks and whimsical things.   PattyLatty introduced me to Ravelry.com . . . a community who shares the love of all things knit and crocheted. . . so lots of help with any techniques and a huge selection of patterns (some free and some not). 

I'm not sure the picture links will work . . . but I'll try!

So . . . I'm feeling really well these days . . .but I'm still addicted to my knitting time each day.  I also listen to books on tape.   I go to the library and get all my books for free.   I can even go online and search the library data base to borrow books from other libraries and they transport them to my local branch and email me when they arrive.    I listen to about 5 books per week because I can listen while I knit, do housework, cook, drive, etc.  

I also visit a nearby Senior Center (where my mom is active) and help out a little there. 

I'm still not able to do much outdoor stuff.   I used to garden, but I find it exhausting . . . so I'm pretty careful how much time I'll spend doing those types of activities.    I'm once again able to do short hikes at a slow pace, which I really enjoy.  
Blessings!

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gramma t
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   Posted 7/20/2010 11:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Redrose,I crochet.I'm trying to make a quilt also.I'm in a flare now so working with my hands are a little hard.gramma t

aimsgirl16
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   Posted 7/20/2010 4:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Redrose, have you read a lot of "the cat books". I had a friend give me two to read a few weeks ago and just havn't gotten down to read them yet. Are they good?

Ellie27
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   Posted 7/20/2010 6:27 PM (GMT -7)   
To keep myself busy and my mind engaged this summer I am working through a 10 week personal study called Breaking Free by Beth Moore. It's amazing stuff. There's a lot of homework to do during the week and then on Fri nights a bunch of ladies and myself get together and talk about what we've learned and read, and also watch the next weeks movie. That's definately occupying my mind. Gives me a lot to think about through the day.

-Ellie
It is God that gives me the strength to carry on in the valleys of life and the wings to fly to the mountain tops

Dx: Diagnosed with Epilepsy Jan 2005, SLE July 2007, since then, Raynauds, Alopetia Areta, Vasculitis, discoid lesions, Endemetriosis March 2008. Meds: Tegretol, Imuran, Plaquenil, quite often Flurbiprofen and Rabeprezole, as well as various other supplements/vitamins.


redrose77
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   Posted 7/20/2010 7:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I feel as though my mental abilities are slipping through my fingers like sand some days. I really need a better hobby but I am not good with my hands.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007, exema
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Tramadol, Singulair, Skelaxin, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Prilosec, lasix, Evoxac, Celebrex, Darvocet when things get too bad, prednisone again, various vitamin/mineral supplements, cozar
"Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible." T. E. Lawrence

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