I am loving spring. I am spending time in the garden slowly reclaiming my space from the weeds. I'm not overwhelming myself and I am enjoying the process instead of getting discouraged. I am not the girl I used to be.
I have been doing really well and feeling awesome. My one year anniversary of getting out of the hospital was last weekend. It feels so good to be happy. I thought it would be a good idea to throw a huge dance party and go to Silverwood in one day. Alas, fate got that idea out of my head. For the first time in forever, I got sick. Hives, cold-like symptoms, sore throat, the works. I'm probably being a lot more dramatic about it than I should be, but after being diagnosed with lupus I get a lot more worried about being sick.
However, I've been downing the Emergen-C and getting lots of rest and I'm doing much better today. I took a nap and felt energized. Enough to make me do some chores I've been putting off, gesso a piece of cardboard and start the fermentation process of some Walnut husks.
In about three weeks I'll boil the fermented mixture and strain it to create a brown dye. I've onion skins to one batch to see the difference that makes. I'm excited to see how it works out.