What a great list of ways to make our quilting life easier you are all posting in my comments...keep them coming! If you missed my last post...there is a give-away going on....
MS Factoid for the Day: What is Multiple Sclerosis According the to MS Society booklet Just the Facts, MS is a chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system. It is thought to be an autoimmune disorder. MS can cause blurred vision, loss of balance, poor coordination, slurred speech, tremors, numbness, extreme fatigue, problems with memory and concentration, paralysis, blindness and more. These problems may be permanent or may come and go.
My take on this: The toughest part of having MS or living with someone with MS is the unpredictability of it all. Note the "thought to be" and "may come and go" in the paragraph above. I was an A type personality when this started. I wanted real facts. Why did it happen? What do I do to prevent it? What is going to happen next week? next month? next year? Not lots of answers...I did finally wind down to a low B minus personality type...at least most of the time.
If I were to have one wish (besides not having MS at all) it would be for a better way of knowing what would be happening in the future. It has changed a lot of things. I much more careful about finances (maybe I should thank my MS for getting me out of the market early?!) and more careful about things like traveling (maybe taking that camel ride in the dessert is over-rated...how about shopping for rugs instead?)
(And if I could slip in one more little wish - would Dr House stop diagnosing MS every other show and it never being the right diagnosis...it freaks my DH out!)
I am doing things other than thinking about MS this weekend. I started working on reviving my old spice cabinet. Not exactly quilt-y but it is a craft of sorts.The original cabinet was harvest gold...ugly but a useful size. So about 15 years ago I painted it white and stenciled a coffee pot on it. 15 years ago that looked good. Now...not so much.
So I took it apart (again...since this is a redo does that count as recycling for my carbon footprint? just a thought...) I've sanded it down and painted it it a deep green.
I am playing with a rather large collection of bottle caps trying to decide if this is the project to finally use them on....the a hardest part of this project has been flattening the caps so I can attach them to the cabinet and to get the caps away from Brownie who likes to use them to play hockey across the kitchen floor....
The photo on the top of this post is one of the rare pics of Brownie and Goldie together...can you tell they are sisters?!