However, the fact that I'm a strong responder to drugs comes with a down side: I also tend to get the nasty side effects. And this is why I've been largely blog-absent since then. Methotrexate kind of kicks my butt for a couple of days a week - I can live with the queasiness, but I also get significant brain fade, and you can imagine how much not-fun that is. I really like my brain, and there's nothing worse than losing words or trains of thought and not being able to find them. So this week, the rheumatologist agreed that I need my brain, and we're trying something else.
What this means is that, when I am feeling good and I have a brain, I'm either catching up on work, or I'm trying to make space for time outdoors, and to spark and embrace some creativity in my life. I'd kind of lost that habit, and then my beloved sister-in-law tagged me in a seven-day black and white photo challenge, and I started playing with my camera again.
But first, I had to get a few things off the needles. I finished a mosaic cowl that I thought was going to be for me. But as I was wrapping it up, I realized that it really needed to go to my friend Jill. That thought was clinched when I brought it to work on Tuesday, unbeknownst to her, and found that she had dressed to perfectly match the colors in the cowl (you can't entirely see it here, but her shirt is the exact same purple as the cowl, and her stockings are an exact match for the blue).
21 Color Slouch hat, which probably won't look good on me (when you have hair as short as mine, most hats end up looking like chemo hats, which I don't mind in principle, but which other people tend to find distressing), but I wanted it anyway. I can always give it to one of the girls if it's just unwearably hideous...
So, there it is. What are you doing to spark your creativity these days?