Thursday, August 26, 2010

restless leg & artist syndrome?

Well I know why I am restless..but these legs, WOW!  Driving me crazy!

It will be 2 weeks since my cervical spine surgery and I think I feel worse now than I did last week.    I was supposed to do 4 15 minute walks a day..well, I didn't and at night I have the worse restless leg syndrome EVER!  ( poor hank is back on the couch!)   So this morning as shitty as I felt I started my 1st of 4, 15 minute walks... except I walked for about 25 minutes... Hank scheduled a spa appointment for me this afternoon for some reflexology and then a pedi so that should make me feel alot better.   I thought I was going to go insane these last few nights..   I guess my body is telling me.. get your ass off the couch and start moving.   Staples are being removed Friday morning so it's about time things start getting back to normal.

I have been pretty well behaved when it comes to internet shopping lately but Interweave had a cart filled with selections I have been adding over the last few months and I decided to have them shipped - I received them a few days ago and I am "iffy" with my choices.

Most importantly I want to support Interweave so I ordered them from their site, but I have to say I would have paid alot less through Amazon.  I guess every now and then we have to do our part to support the companies that back artisans, artisan made, etc.. but next time Amazon's getting my order and then when I have sold alot of Cabochons I can place another with Interweave.  I have not watched the DVD yet (that order was placed by accident, I do not DO books on DVD or E-books)  and I have been flipping though the pages of the others.  The one that I really wanted was the 200 Braids to twist, knot, loop or weave by Jacqui Carey.  I love the way fiber looks knotted with my pieces but I confess I am not an "instruction-type-of-gal".  I follow idea's in books by looking at them and very rarely read what the author has written.. here I think I will have some trouble with that.  All the books are OK, but if I had it to do all over again I would have left off the Needle Felting & Elements of Style books.  Personally, one of my favorite books ever regarding altered media is Paper, Metal & Stitch by Maggie Grey and Jane Wild .  

I love to read these books when I am in the car driving the 6 hours to the Lake but when I am creating I never refer to a book - it must come from within.  Books help me discover new products but other than a recipe for a certain medium books stay on the shelf when its time to create... which by the way I have not done in a long, long time!  Better get movin.

There's a bag of clay Hank dragged into the bedroom a few nights ago.. he put a TV table and folding chair next to it.. I have made 7 beads..  I think it is time I get back over there and make some more..I am getting pretty antsy..

Happy Creating Everyone!


TesoriTrovati said...

Good news on the updates, Lisa! I have been thinking of you. I am glad that you are getting antsy...that is a sure sign that you are healing.
I know about disappointments in resources. I have a whole boxful that I feel guilty for not liking.
Keep on swimming, Lisa!
Enjoy the day!

Lisa Peters Russ said...

Erin ( I wrote this on your FB too!)
A whole boxful I feel guilty for not liking... made me feel much better!
I did feel kind of guilty!

Wolf said...

Trying eating a banana a day. The extra potassium will help with RLS. TRust me, I know how you feel. I get it in not only my legs, but my upper arms and shoulders too.}:/

Poor Mark gets kicked and elbowed a lot when it's really bad. He says I sometimes 'run' in my sleep. Heh.

And if you're supposed to be walking, well, get up and walk, lady! }:P

Lisa Peters Russ said...

Hey April, I eat a banana every day!
its just from not moving for 2 weeks.. once I get moving, this shall pass.. its just been really, really bad. I get it in the winter when I am preparing for a show and I do 20 hour bead days..without moving.. but the other night I was doing just what you do.. kicking just to get them to release whatever it is... heating pads work great in winter.. I walked 2x today.. I am getting better! xo

Heather said...

Glad your surgery is all done and you seem to be mending which is probably why the nerves are so sensitive. I have something similar but I call it restless brain syndrome. I can't shut off my mind at night... It just goes and goes like the ever ready bunny.
Every book I have by Maggie Grey has been fabulous!!
I recommend these two books if you are interested in really creative felting. How we felt by Carol Huber Cypher and Felt to Stitch by Sheila Smith. I have returned books that were not what I expected but you do have to pay the shipping:-{. On the Bright side I have some laughter and a giveaway on my site. Come on over and see!

Anonymous said...

If your restless legs syndrome doesn't get better, talk to your doctor. They have wonderful medicine that will stop it.