I got it out last week and it isn't too bad working on it. Of course it is slower going and getting needles threaded is a little taxing but that very well could be because of my eyesight not quite being what it should be at my age. We have had influenza A in the house and so there has been a lot of television watching.
It is actually a little more fun to have sick 14 year olds than it is to have a sick 7 year old. Stacey and I started the tv series Lost on Netflix and got quickly sucked into it. When Mr. 7 year old is home the television is playing Pokemon or Phineas and Ferb. I don't get as much done around the house when the big kids are sick. Unless I am cross stitching.
The part of the pattern that is currently being stitched as you can see is mostly ecru and white. UGH! How tedious, how boring. But I have been working on it and seeing progress and that is making me happy.
While all of the sickness and radiation is happening I am also going to acupuncture to try to help get some feeling back in my hands and feet. I was told yesterday that it is working because my sensations are now more "prickly" than they are numb. Okay, I will take what I can get.
It is an alternative medicine practice so the jury is still out about how it will work. It isn't as bad as I thought getting multiple little tiny needles stuck in my hands, feet, ears and face. I am holding out some hope that this will be helpful in the end. My muscles feel really sore after for the rest of the day but then the next morning I usually feel. I said FEEL. That is what we are working toward.
After Thursdays session last week my ring finger on my left hand hurt when I bent it. It was still sore on Friday but there also are more pricklies so I will say we are still on track.