Posted by Ilene on March 25, 2004, at 19:08:05
In reply to Dear diary March 24, posted by Ilene on March 24, 2004, at 21:28:11
What a lousy day. Maybe I should have paid attention to my pdoc when she said to stop drinking coffee after 3 PM. I was much better about it today. I think I had my last cup at 3:30.
My weight is down by a couple of pounds, and my ankles aren't quite so swollen, but they still hurt. On the other hand, I am extremely depressed. I wonder if the lithium is doing anything at all.
I'm back--no, not really back--still--constantly--motivated by guilt. Let's make that GUILT. ***GUILT***
I did some dishes, paid some bills, then took a little break and started a sewing project. I haven't done any sewing for over a year. I'm making a bag that will fit inside a wicker basket. The basket fits inside a bookcase. It'll hold some of my fabric. I have too much fabric, but I think everyone who sews has too much fabric.
Not exactly ambitious, but there are a few little tricks to it. I had the foresight to write down how I made them when I did the first ones a couple of years ago.
Next up: a belt for my kimono/bathrobe. Maybe I need a new kimono. Then some summer clothes--for my current bloated self, or my slightly smaller self of only three weeks ago? I need underwear, too. Maybe I'll make a bra. Is this an appropriate forum for why bras never fit me? (At least the children never complained. . . .) A bra might be overly ambitious. In my current state, anything with buttons or a zipper is probably overly ambitious.
I've copied nearly everything I need to send to the tax man. Now to write him a letter and take the packet to FedEx tomorrow. I feel better now that is off my chest. I think the only thing remaining is to figure out how much my in-kind contributions were worth.