The last few days have been busy with beading bracelets. They take an inordinate amount of time, but it is a rather zen activity and they are so incredibly beautiful. I defy anyone to find anything but beauty in a pile of beads and then, you string them together and TA DA, a lovely bracelet.
Perhaps the most exciting thing is that it doesn't seem to be hard on my wrist or arm. Yes, my shoulder and neck can get pretty tight doing this, but it's the kind of activity that I can change my posture and keep working. In fact, my physiotherapist told me yesterday that my neck is in good enough shape that I don't have to book another appointment.
I kind of feel that there should be a graduation ceremony, even though I know that I will be back. Hopefully, not for a long time as I do try hard to do my exercises and to protect myself. The bottom line here is that the better we look after ourselves at this stage (regardless of what stage you are at), the longer we can anticipate being healthy and productive.
And speaking of being productive, I was out surveying the wreckage we call our yard and discovered some lovely little pansies poking out through the mud clumps. Now that's what I call optimism!