May 30, 2007 | Life in Progress

i’ve been suffering through my very first sinus infection ever. now i fully understand the words “my head feels as if it’s going to explode from all the pressure.” truly, i can feel the pressure in my head, my ears, my teeth. it’s been a solid week of it with a different symptom everyday. and now, well, i’m a bit tuckered out.

i’ve also been feeling incredibly restless. i can’t put my finger on it, but i’m trying to give it a name. the anxious dreams have returned and that old familiar complaint of not having a balance in my life has returned. it’s a constant here. the trying and the negotiating with myself and the pushing and pulling of needs and wants. i’m exhausted by my own thoughts. they just don’t seem to want to rest. even in my sleep, i’m making plans and being task-oriented. when really in my real life, and in my dream life, i’d like to give the endless self analysis a rest.

i did wear my yellow shoes today. and that made me feel better.

Sending much love,

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  1. Tori

    Do you have a neti pot?
    If not, it may be worth looking into. They work wonders for the sinuses…almost as well as yellow shoes.

  2. Claire NZ

    When the chatter happens to me, I find it useful to impose a media ban on myself from about 8pm onwards: no telly, no art, and definately no computer. It seems a bit dull, but even if I do it for just one evening I find it helps me to quieten and slow down a bit.

    Yay for shoes though !!!!

  3. Cre8Tiva

    My dear did you see Oprah and Dr. Oz last week? They had some kind of sinus cleansing device that really works. I can’t find one yet, but my sister swears that it works. It looks like a genie lamp. It could help.

    Now for healing your soul, I am sending warm thoughts your way. I understand and relate to the restlesness. My advice – Believe that you are exactly where you are supposed to be at this moment. Perhaps the sinus problem and restlesness is a sign to rest with yourself for a while. You are a true blessing and inspiration to all who visit your world. We are all sending you virtual hugs. Blessings, Rebecca

  4. Julie H

    Thinking of you – I know how much that hurts.

  5. Tatterededge

    OUCH! I get them all the time-I feel your pain-it’s agony!! If you have one of those heatable rice bags, heat it up, lie down and lay it on your face. It helps to have that moist heat on there. I hope you have good antibiotics. Rest and feel better soon. ((hugs))

  6. Swirly

    I love your latest creations and hope you are feeling better soon, my dear.

  7. deirdre

    I go through times when my mind just keeps me busier than my body wants, or needs, to be. Writing lists helps. Don’t know how to help with the self-analysis – I get caught in a loop with that and it makes me nutty. And not in a good way. Hope you’re feeling better today.

  8. kelly

    those yellow shoes – rock out!
    have you read eat pray love?
    i am reading it now…which is a big deal for me. i struggle with reading, but i seem to flow through this book. i understand what you are saying about feeling restless. i am going through it as well. i just laugh reading this book, it is me! if you haven’t read it let me know, i can send it to you when i am done.

  9. nina

    honey, maybe because you weren’t worrying about your husband, you started worrying about yourself? stop. you are wonderful!
    as for the sinus infection, i found that the ONLY thing that helped when i had a horrific one was to hold my head over a pot of steaming water with a towel covering my head, and breathe the steam (light steam, mind you). it opened up the stuffiness and relieved the pressure. good advice from my mother that i am passing on to you.
    and remembering those yellow shoes made me smile.
    i hope you will be feeling better soon, soon, soon. xoxo

  10. Tammigirl

    God Bless the Yellow Shoes.

    I love your blog and adore your art.

    Just Breathe.


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