Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Aaaaand I did it again

Good evening fellow evening bloggers and readers. You might be asking - what did Jen do again this time? Am I paying homage to Britney Spears? Did I ruin another computer? Did I once again fail in my attempt to catch a kitty in a playful position with the camera for a wordless Wednesday post?

Okay, yes to the last. They are never being playful when I have my camera out. Why is this?

But no to the rest.

No, tonight I pushed my hands to their stress point in trying to get this scarf done for a customer. It is an 8 foot scarf. And I have been crocheting since about 5 pm. I always seem to be doing this. Whether it is from crocheting or knitting or typing or pointing and clicking with a mouse. I always seem to push my hands to their stress point, making it more difficult to perform the task I am doing.  Okay, I actually miss the days when my hands would hurt from typing or writing all day. Stupid writer's block.

This is part of the reason why I drink at night. The alcohol dulls the pain so I can push further. I don't drink to get drunk (does anyone over the age of 30?). But it makes the edges a little fuzzy, the pain a little less noticeable. But tonight I was out of alcohol and so I stopped a little early tonight because I was getting to the point where I couldn't hold the knitting needles. Strangely, typing is stretching them out a little, but they are still sore, so I won't push anymore. I think my body is telling me it is time for bed.

So, here's my question - if you craft, do you suffer from arthritis (like myself) or fibromyalgia (like myself) and does this prevent you from crafting as much as you would like? Honestly, I can't tell what is acting up tonight. I blame the weather - we are supposed to get a snowstorm tonight and tomorrow. Everything hurts.

Good night, and happy crafting.


  1. Oh my! I don't craft but it sounds like you may need to start taking some Ibuprofen pretty regularly to help limit that swelling and discomfort. I guess I never thought about that being a side effect, but it definitely makes sense.

    I hope you get to feeling better!

    FYI: I'm visiting from the blog hop. :-)

    1. Been there, done that. In my Army days, I was taking 800 mg Ibuprofen 3 times a day. So I have to be careful when I do take it now. It's the weather. I always hurt sooner when a storm comes. And I woke up this morning - no pain. :)

      Thanks for following!

  2. When i am engraving for hours at a time....ooooooh my wrists start to hurt!! I hear that...I really have to remind myself to engrave only a few hours a night or at least take a break and do another activity----

    1. What I don't get is that I can knit or crochet all day long on the weekend with no problem. But, during the week, I can't do more than a couple hours without feeling strained. Very frustrating.

  3. I am soooo not a crafter, but I have to admit, Pinterest has me thinking I'm better than I am. Stopping by from the hop. Thanks for visiting earlier!