frenchtown fiber

Chris Mundy and Kate House try to make art while navigating the crap life throws at them.

Friday, October 23, 2009

It's October All Over the Place

It is cloudy here this morning, and I've noticed that this situation can make colors appear brighter. I'm talking about some intense orange and red trees I noticed on the way to work. A few times it looked like I was driving through a glowing tunnel of fire! I try to enjoy these things, because soon enough there will be no leaves at all.

Apparently it is autumn in my reproductive system as well. I have been having symptoms for some time now; relatively mild ones from what I have read. I haven't slept through the night in at least a year. I've been hot-flashing. Last Friday I decided to count how many times... 15, just while I was at work! (I don't flash as much at home because we keep the heat so low) I don't have crazy sweaty hot-flashes like some people apparently do, but it wells up out of me for no reason, say, while I am reading an e-mail. Today I realized that I haven't had a period in 46 days.

I'm a little bummed about the pace of my attic studio. There has been no activity whatsoever. Last weekend we had our dinner party on Saturday, and on Sunday no one felt like doing much of anything. This weekend Joe is going to visit a friend who has plumbing problems and a crumbling marriage. I think Joe is doing the right thing by going there, but that's another weekend of no progress. Just the same, I will carry on. I have 2 quilts that I am sure will be finished this weekend, and, I took Monday as a vacation day! I have extra vaca days hanging around, so I've just picked some random Fridays and Mondays. I am excited about the opportunity to putter around the house.

What are you doing this weekend?


momtofatdogs said...

What am i doing this weekend....hhhummmm. Sleeping in until 8:30 (nobody better call me unless it's an emergency) Packing up a sewing machine & going to sit-&-sew with the guild tomorrow. Maybe grocery shopping Saturday night (not the best choice of days - but we're out of a bunch of crud) Sunday....hhhummm...sleeping in PAST 8:30...and maybe quilting one of my OWN quilts on the long arm . We'll see - I'm winging it!

I don't htink the hotflashes EVER go away - I've had them for 5 years now - I'll be 46 in January.

Putter your heart out!


The Idaho Beauty said...

Sat at the church's Oktoberfest/art fair most of the day. Yesterday it poured all day. Today it was sunny (although cold) so it made the sit at church even harder! I took along my prayer shawl knitting to help pass the time which made me feel a little better.

As for the hot flashes - I took the shortcut to menopause but still deal with the occasional hot flash. A friend is having more of your experience and it is driving her nuts. Time for a rousing chorus of "I enjoy being a girl!"