Saturday, May 17, 2008

Barely Going

This entire week has been enforced rest....I have a very difficult time doing nothing, and I haven't felt up to reading, and TV gets tiring immediately. I move from the recliner to the bed to my know I really don't feel well when I don't even play solitaire on the computer...

I have barely been able to keep up with my class and will be starting critiques today.

And to top it off, we are in a real heat wave...last week it was in the high 60's and now it is in the high 90's.

I don't do sick very well and I really don't do heat well.

Thank goodness for friends and family...between my husband and my good friend Carol Suto, I got everything off for the show for next is right here in town. After we got it all together, inventoried, etc and delivered, I came home and collapsed.

What has been interesting is that I find myself free associating all over the place. My mind has problems focusing so when I lay my body down to rest, my mind just goes from one subject to another. Sometimes this is really creative and I am spinning involved stories, other times flashes of brilliance in art, etc. Unfortunately, I can't get up the energy to write any of it down. So I let my mind wander.

For someone who needed to be in control all of the time, and has now moved to being extremely comfortable staying in her right brain for extended periods of time...this is really strange...interesting...but strange. Well, I guess I have to go lie down again so I can find out what my mind will come up with next...

I am starting to feel better, I don't cough as much and not as hard, but there is no energy anywhere in my body. I have a shower and have to rest afterward....Oh well....I will get there yet!


Anonymous said...

Hi Liz!

I'm sorry to hear that you've been so sick!! I hope you're starting to feel better soon. You sound really drained.

Sue K.

Rayna said...

Oh, dear. Just back from Spring Market and catching up. Please feel better soon! I went through that this winter and can empathize.

Gisela Towner said...

Oh, I really feel for you!
I was on my back for over a week and although I'm back on my feet, I'm moving like a slug. I had that really creative thinking thing when I was down too -- DH said I was just delerious from the fever...LOL!
Get well!