Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Getting a little better

  Wow. January has been quite a month, and I don't mean in a good way. Everything seemed frazzled, even the weather, warm one day and snow the next. A couple of storms ago, it looked like this.

and this

The sky had a weird haze to it. I can't remember when I have seen it so foggy immediately following a snow storm.

     It has been a sad time on the mountain as well. A friend in a neighbouring community lost her son in a tragic skiing accident. It was just so unbelievable, so overwhelming. He was a wonderful, talented son, husband and father and our communities are highly impacted by his passing.
     I have just come through a couple of weeks of ups and downs, mostly downs. My fibromyalgia is driving me a little bonkers. No energy, legs hurt, lower back pains, headaches every day, and that's the good news. The bad news is my blood pressure is up, and I've been having problems with my eye pressure, and have had laser treatment on one, and one to go. Oh well, one day at a time. Sometimes, one hour, or one minute at a time.

     I have been doing some painting. More of my "what is it?" kind of painting.

                     I tend to do these weird things when my mood is down. Does it show?

Well, tomorrow is another day, and the beginning of another month, oh, and possibly another snow storm. Hopefully, this will be the week I climb out of the valley, and at least get part way up the mountain, figuratively speaking of course. I'm reminded of a line from a song our choir sang: "When I'm low in spirit, I cry, Lord lift me up."