This too shall pass … words to live by at times. My body hurts pretty bad this morning, especially my shoulders, arms and back. I try to remove myself mentally from the pain, to examine it, dissect it, and find a way to encapsulate it with my mind. It helps reduce the impact of the pain, and if I can change my attitude about it, I can cope with it. Chronic pain will wear you down, because oftentimes, you’re not totally aware that your body is in pain. It’s just THERE. One of my favorite terms for dealing with pain is “Suck it up, and move on.” It keeps me moving forward, and that’s all that counts. I don’t like writing about my pain — it’s negative thinking but this morning it was so intense I had to acknowledge it. I have physical therapy this afternoon and will ask the therapist to work on easing some of the trigger points in my shoulders. The one thing I do know is that this too shall pass. I just have to be patient.

I finished piecing the top to my grandson’s SeaHawks quilt last night. It was a goal I had set for myself the other day. Now to move on to the border, putting the backing and batting with it and quilting it. I want to have it finished before Thanksgiving so he can have it as an early Christmas present. I’m glad it’s only a full size quilt, rather than the queen or king size I have made in the past. I haven’t decided how I want to quilt it; the manner will come to me when the time is right.


May you be well, be safe and be happy. Please remember to tell those you love that you love them. Thank you for reading my NOMOJO entries. My you find something of value in them.


About tehachap

The easiest way to define myself is as a very happily married woman with two sons and two grandsons. My hobbies include reading, writing, sewing, trains (watching, photographing and running them in G scale), and travel. My husband and I are retired and we spend our winters in Arizona. I used to own a secretarial and desktop publishing business, but closed it when my husband retired in 1999. We have truly enjoyed our retirement years, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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