Been busy lately, using my creative side.

I’ve been wanting to put some color in the dining area and was looking at chair covers, table cloths and the sort. Discovered table linens are quite expensive. There were some articles I’d read in various magazines about creating your own household linens, arts, furniture, and started thinking. There is a thrift store here in town where I bought the dining chairs (for $3 each) so thought I’d return and see what I could find.

Found a queen size red silk sheet for $5 that would be great material for the chair recovers and dining room tablecloth. I spent a few days cutting out the patterns, so that part is done. Now I need to buy some fabric glue and Velcro strips. The material needs some sort of backing for thickness, wear and durability. There is an arts and crafts store I’ll go to at the beginning of next month. So, for a total of about $15 (I’m guessing), i’ll have the two chairs recovered and a new table cloth.

Also found a green glass pitcher that was cheap and happens to match some tumblers that didn’t get broken, so there is a nice trio set for anything-juice, mixed drinks, etc.

The rosacea has been burning bright and exceptionally painful this summer. Where I live, the weather is cooler, for that I am grateful. But the rosacea is finicky-no sun, no heat, no cold, no hot drinks, no spicy food, no hot food. Then there are the food restrictions-as before, no spice food, no hot food, no eggplant specifically (which is a bummer, eggplant is a diabetic free food). Now I’ve discovered the rosacea is triggered by beans, another diabetic staple. The older I get, the more foods i’m allergic to, between the kidney transplant, diabetes and rosacea.

I’m always on the lookout for creams, gels that dampen the rosacea’s pain and burning sensations. I’m allergic to all the prescription gels and creams. I’m allergic to most of the over-the-counter gels and creams. There is only one gel so far that helps and I’ve found a cream that touts itself as a rosacea calming over-the-counter help. So, i’ll see.

My weight is down to 163 (remember weight can vary 5 pounds during the day). This plateau has lasted for weeks.

Onward and upward!

By Brick ONeil

Author, Researcher, Writer: . Called 'a prolific writer' since 2001, work includes Blogging, Copywriting, Spreadsheets, Research, Proposals, Articles in the fields of real estate, dating, health, fitness, disease, disability, technology and food.

1 comment

  1. You sure do have an creative side! Yes, one can find all sorts of things now & then at the thrift stores..have noticed that Boys Ranch is the more expensive one to go to..not that I go to them a lot.. Love the ARC here in town…they carry SOOO many items its unbelievable..decent prices too..we take a lot of our items there to pass on to others. Love how you’ve found material Y all you need to create your projects..sure going to look nice I’m sure. As for rosacea, don’t know what to tell you on that as deal with it myself..always have a reddish face which I’m so used to..I’ve now been prediabetic since 2013 which no one put on my chart so didn’t realize it til I had new primary in 2016 when he mentioned it to me..I had used a resident for physical in 2013 as everyone was booked & I needed to see someone to be able to have some surgery done..Resident was very thorough too..funny how my new primary after didn’t realise the prediabetic situation tho ..or the primary after when he left the clinic. seems either they retire, leave clinic on me…don’t even want to think of how many I’ve had thru the years. Love how the others stay with me…my specialists in the many different have some at Univ of Mn also for last 2 years I’ve been going..Retina Specialist has sent me to see new lady who joined the Uveitis clinic in eye dept there. These Drs are very rare so U of Mn is so pleased she joined as am I..very nice gal..she upped my Imuran after I first met her thinking that would help the retinal vasculitis going on..2nd visit with her found me finding out that she’s noticed no improvement..wants me to have laser treatment for the leakage of vessels in eyes that are going on now..that is set up for 8/21 so coming up soon.. New Sleep study coming up on 8/2 also..such fun..seems I still stop breathing so many times per hr (did oxygen testing 2 nights which proved that fact again plus downloaded my sd from Bipap.)Am on Prednisone (10mg( for my Lupus, Imuran (2x100mg for Retina Vasculitis bilateral) Primidone (Epilepsy) Gabapentin =Neuropathy plus many more to this list!

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