Things are still rather difficult, since it is becoming increasingly apparent that his memory problems may mean that he also has the early stages of dementia. A head CT scan in June will let us know one way or the other. In the meantime, we are just trying to take one day at a time, encouraged by his growing physical strength and mobility and his laid-back relaxed and cheerful personality.
If the news in June should be what we fear, then it is increasingly important that I take care of my own physical, mental and emotional health and so having some time for myself, so that I have a life outside of being only a carer, is vital. To this end I am being firm that from 2 pm until 3.30pm every day I have some me-time in my studio and my Distant Stitch work has become something important to my well-being. Some days, when I'm tired, all I want to do is something mindless - reading a magazine or binge-watching Netflix! However, on good days, I am enjoying the challenge of my Distant Stitch work.
I have now had time to do the second part of Chapter 4, exploring edges. I have enjoyed this and the small tasks of trying one more different edge is something that can be easily fitted into a small time slot.
|5.4.4 Cut edges, some more fringing and knotting|
|5.4.5 Melted edges and stitched edges|
One thing I have never been very good at is organising my time. Recent events have made it imperative that I manage to do this and I am getting better at it! Hopefully this will enable me to post on a more regular basis.