Sunday, March 20, 2011


When you are feeling as though the dark days will never pass and struggling through the mud of life, its amazing what a day with friends can do.
I spent a wonderful day last week with two of my dearest friends. We had a day of talking lots, eating beautiful food and even managed to squeeze in some crafting!! It lifted my spirits so much. Since that day I've made some cards, sketched, done some watercolour painting and knitted a bit more of my sock!

My knee has been giving me trouble for the past few months and I finally got to see a physio at a Joint Assessment clinic, who informed me I had a subluxating patella!! Sounds much more painful than a 'dodgy knee'! It can be simple to fix with exercises and ice packs but these need to be done for up to 6 months. So I need a way to remember to do the exercises 3 times a day. Any ideas? The dafter the better!!

Thank you for your comments too, they are much appreciated.


Claire said...

So glad you've had a great day - for the "remember to do stuff" - why not set yourself three crafting treats a day, even as silly as knitting for 15 minutes - then treat yourself after you've done the icepack / exercises?

Kath said...

It's lovely to hear you've had a great day with your friends, we all need those 'pick me up' days sooner or later. As for helping you remember things I'm no use at that myself so can't help you there ;)

Daisy said...

Great that you had such a good day! And that knee sounds seriously impressive.

I suspect the only way I'd remember to do the exercises would be to exercise before a meal, but then I'd never be up in time to do it before breakfast...

Ambermoggie, a fragrant soul said...

glad you are feeling creative and having good times:) Not sure on the remembering though sorry

erasercarver said...

Glad to hear you have been full of creativity :)

The only way I can remember to do things nowadays is to set the alarm on my phone, you should be able to set it for multiple times and to repeat every day. Not very daft, I'm afraid, but it does work!


Jill said...

Hi Kath!

There is something waiting for you on my blog!



thekathrynwheel said...

Ooh a subuxating patella (or whatever it is!) sounds very nasty. Glad you are feeling more creative. Hope the knee gets better soon.

Anonymous said...

Never mind you Friends can make your lovely brother a fine pair of fingerless gloves!!