Monday, August 1, 2011

Musings of a Cripple

Lately most of my time is spent lying down. I've been trying to keep busy and as distracted as possible. Sometimes my brain can handle some creativity so I will make earrings or try some other craft. Other times I'll watch a movie or blog. I wish I could read but I honestly don't have enough brain power. I'm gonna try some books on tape soon and see how that goes!

I've been looking around for some simple do it yourself projects that are cheap and useful around the home. I've been thinking about making throw pillows for the couch but I'll need to get a machine although I could possibly do it by hand. I'm looking around for some inspiration in this area. Does anyone have any simple projects they can think of? I'd love to be able to use things from the house that I already own.

On another note I could use a lot of prayer as it comes to medical treatment. Having trouble getting in to see specialists. It's been an interesting experience having to be in charge of my own treatment. Before my mom was my advocate as I was only fourteen but now I'm the one who has to speak up. It's been a difficult process but I'm learning and it's a good lesson for me to be learning. I have to be tough and not give up on making all those phone calls to doctor after doctor. Let's just say calling strangers is not my forte! Please pray that an appointment opens up so I can see the doctor as soon as possible. Mahalo nui loa.


  1. Praying for you! I still don't feel like I'm good at being in charge of my family's medical stuff, but you figure it out as you go. I know your situation is harder than most, but God will give you everything you need to handle it. Your mom did it - you'll learn too :)

  2. Hi, Laura! So sorry you're still down! I hope these links might give you some inspiration as you search to keep your hands busy!

    A friend found this recently:

    And that friend's sister has made these:

    Praying for your strength and encouragement!

  3. you could always knit a blanket. That could be useful around the house. And I am always praying for you, and your healing.

  4. Hey, Laura! I am so, so sorry to hear that your pain is rearing its ugly head again! I might write you a PM on FB (lol) about what that made me think of. However, right now... I was thinking about how my older daughter, Jenna made me these beautiful pillows out of placemats for my couch. I would have never known they were placemats because they are so rich and luxurious. Maybe that would be a nice, simple-ish craft for you, and it would beautify your new home...