Wednesday, 17 January 2018

WOYWW 450 - an empty desk, but not for much longer

Happy WOYWW to everyone.  This is 'What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday' and you can join in HERE.

My crafty table is currently quite empty and quiet.  I have moved my daylight desk lamp onto that table (it used to be by my pc - where I often sit and craft, so now want another lamp!), so that is the shadow/base you can see.  It is a useful place to put finished ATCs and the llama diecuts.  Otherwise there are the usual journals etc waiting for action, and a pile of stash/printed out images also waiting for action.



I have been taking a break from the production of ATCs to concentrate on other projects, but after finishing a journal page it seems to have slowed to a snail pace!  I started a new exercise routine this week and was over-optimistic about how much I could do (it is meant to be suitable for elderly people and those who have not exercised for a while - but of course I should have realised that did not include those with Fibromyalgia and a fairly active life anyway).  I have also been tackling some extra housework and my body just said 'STOP'.  Meant to do a session every day for 6 days, then one day off.  However, after 2 days my pain levels (and stiffness) were unmanageable, so I took yesterday off and I think it would be sensible to leave the 3rd session until tomorrow.  I remind myself that I need to be gentle on myself (physically and emotionally).  It is based on Tai Chi and I really want to perservere, so will spend far longer than the suggested 90 days on the entire course and make sure I get lots of rest days.

I finally treated myself to a Brother Scan n' Cut last week when Create & Craft had their latest 'extra special offer' on (30% off a package, plus an additional £5 off when I bought 3 accessories - and I did it all through my TopCashBack account, so another £11 there).  It arrived yesterday just before we had to go out and pick up a Tesco order, and I have been really strong and not opened the box up yet (as I know I will then want to stay in my craft room for the rest of the day!).  Going to do that shortly - and will do a blog post in the next few days with pictures.

(My latest gift for taking out insurance through a well-known comparison website arrived this week too - so cute.)

12 comments:

  1. Be gentle on yourself indeed Ali, your health is important both physically as mentally. I, too, slow down when I feel that i'm doing too much. That box is promising, I can imagine you want to stay in your studio after opening it.. have fun! Thanks for your visit to my blog today, love from stormy Holland, Marit #22

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  2. Tai Chi is a surprisingly tough work out for all it looks so gentle. I'm glad you've found this regime though and am sure it will help you, definitely worth carrying on with it but I guess you just have to work out through trial and error how much is good for your circumstances. I'm going to email you to see if we can find some dates to meet up!
    Hugs LLJ 11 xxxx

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  3. Listen to your body Ali and I'm sure you'll make progress. Have fun with your Scan N Cut. Cute Oleg! Have a good week. Sarah #6/26

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  4. Afternoon Ali. Enjoy opening the box!!! Enjoy playing - erm... working(!) with the contents. Take care of your body - it doesn't matter if a 90 day course takes much longer - we all have to go with what we can, and seek not to worry about the rest.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #2

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  5. Hi Ali, fab present to yourself. I agree you have to find your own pace for exercise, it's often hard to accept we can't do things as fast, or as often, as we'd like. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #8 XxX

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  6. Take it easy Ali, you'll get there. New toy! that will be fun to play with. Have a great woyww, Angela x14x

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  7. That Tai Chi course sounds helpful - something I might benefit from. Used to do it years ago and have seriously been thinking of returning. Stay positive and listen to your own body.
    Hugs, Neet 12 xx

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  8. do take care and enjoy the exercise gently!! Good luck with your scan n cut and love the cute little meerkat! Thanks for visiting. Helen #1

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  9. OOh a baby meerkat... wish I need some more insurance :)
    happy WOYWW!
    no 41

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  10. Have loads of fun with your scan n cut, I have a silhouette and am very pleased with it,Vicky

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  11. ooh yes, all new things need days off you don't want to hurt yourself doing it too much too soon. the box looks very interesting, I have read lots of good reviews for those machines. enjoy! :) ~Stacy #32

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  12. I want one of those lamps too! Where did you but yours? Good luck with your excessive regime - don't overdo it! Have fun with you cut & scan! Happy belated! zsuzsa #19

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Thank you lots and lots for your fab comments. I read and treasure them all. Ali x