I am on Day 20 of codeine withdrawal now and really feel that the worst is behind me. I am back to my usual routine of constant/varying pain, fatigue and other symptoms - but it is great to know that I am coping without the prop of a codeine tablet. I am resting more and taking less steps each day (aiming to keep below 10,000 which is really difficult when I have housework/gardening/animal care to do).
A new daily exercise of "Just 15 Minutes" is helping to distract me and create new healthy habits. Read my post from yesterday which explains all and gives you the links - Just 15 Minutes.
My 15 minutes of creativity today is shown in my photo. In my exploration of mixed media artist websites/blogs I found a lady who shares a photo of a sidewalk each month. She encourages you to print it off and then just create with whatever you see in that picture. I printed off the one for September, but had not got round to doing anything with it - so have cut it into two 5x5 pieces and used the first piece today. I saw a landscape through a window, and used my new Derwent Line Painter pens to doodle over it. Very child-like - but there is nothing wrong with having a young mind (and artistic ability!). When I can remember which website I got this from, I will come back and post a link. It would be something fun to do with non-crafty friends/family and children, or as a warm up in a workshop.
The image before I attacked it with pens.
The finished piece - plus the pens in their funky storage case and the usual baby wipes/scrap paper etc. (Please excuse the paint blots - I obviously need some more practice with using these pens.)
The morning is almost over here, so I had better get this linked up and tour around a few blogs before it is lunch. Busy afternoon ahead - helping to move our heifers to a new field on the other side of the farm (involves some roads) and then taking the farm van for its MOT (hoping to persuade hubby that we can go and get fish/chips afterwards and walk the dog along a beach).
ETA - Registration is now open for Life Book 2017 - click on the image in the side bar to join this exciting exploration of mixed media.