Olio: a miscellaneous collection of things
This week has drifted by in a dizzy dream. It brought two Doctor’s visits, First to the G.P. as fairly constant headache and periodic bouts of dizziness that began after our accident have continued to plague me. This visit they confirmed that I indeed suffered a concussion in the accident and have Post Concussive Syndrome. As I already had an eye appointment scheduled for Friday, they gave me a prescription to help with the headache and dizziness, but it just makes me want to sleep and dizziness and hypotension are side effects, so how is it supposed to help with dizziness if it causes dizziness. BPPV therapy may be in order down the road.
The eye Doctor visit showed enough change in my prescription in a year to warrant new glasses, some increased cataract in my left eye which could be concussion caused or just time related, but not enough to do anything about it, but I failed the eye to brain testing, so more testing and possible therapy as well. I’m pretty much over it. Tomorrow is 2 months since we were hit.
As being on the computer, reading, and bending down all trigger the dizziness, I have not been on the computer much and really want to get the garden ready, but have to pick “good” days and limit my bending.
Spinning and knitting don’t seem to bother me, perhaps because the current knitting project is garter stitch and Old Shale Lace which is almost as mindless, so I don’t have to constantly look at it.
The shawl is a half Shetland Hap, but is being knit with the yarns I have spun for Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em.
For my spinning, I have been washing, then combing and spinning a little Jacob raw fleece. The skein I have worked on this week is the darker colors pulled out and spun separately.
Last weekend, one of my reenactor friends that works with leather made scabbards to protect my baskets and self from the sharp tines of my wool combs when I am carrying them to events.
This week, some of the soap from the many batches was packaged and delivered to two of the local museums for sale there.
About midweek, one of the Olive Egger pullets began to lay, in 4 days we have gotten 3 tiny pullet eggs. The photo shows one compared to a brown egg from the Farmers’ Market.
The week has been mild, with some rain on Friday and more due this evening and tomorrow, but last night was nice enough to grill out and eat on the new deck. A pleasure that I missed while the deck was down. Ranger and I spend a part of most days sitting in the sun back there. Soon it will be summer and too hot to sit there and we will move to the shaded front porch, but for now it is delightful.
Life goes on here in the mountains. For the time being, posting on the computer will be infrequent, but we are improving.