I can't figure out why I'm so embarrassed about being injured, so I thought I would share it here and get over it! I am like a crippled bird at the moment. Hobbling around on knees that aren't working. I'm waiting to see a specialist, until then I have a cane, pain medicine and a water exercise classes to help the healing process. The cane makes me feel like some old, eccentric comic book character. I have never left the house with it. I will find out after the Bead Cruise if surgery is the next step. Which I'm really hoping it isn't.
I'm suppose to avoid stairs, so we have my studio on the main floor, in a smaller space than my super studio that I was working on fixing up. Which makes me a little bummed. So instead of being bummed, I thought I would share where I am currently creating. After all, it is a lovely space.
Thankfully my hands still work and I have been whipping out beads like nobodies business. Well, like my business! It is a productive space. I like the natural light and being surrounded by inspiring things. This is the clay table. All my clay is stored in the metal file cabinets. My tools are on a wheeled metal shelf that I covered with some silk fabric to hide the mess! Jess works on the other table, where he paints, sands and helps me package up orders.
During my injury I've done two trunk shows, three classes and I'm now on the final countdown getting ready for the Bead Cruise. And I'm worried about the cruise. I don't want to hobble around and I don't want to rent a scooter. That just makes me feel like an old lady and I'm not there yet! My mom and I have this discussion almost daily. I just want my legs to work right. I want my body to cooperate with me.
Healing is never fun. It's not fun to slow down. I hate not being able to do what I want to do. So I will focus on what I can do and I will accept help when I really want to do everything on my own. And I will be okay with not being a super woman, at least for a little while.
(The two plants on the left are my Valentine gift from Jess. He is such a sweetie.)