Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Trying To Be That Woman

Photo: Proverbs 31 study... #scripturedoodle #madecourse practice for my MADE Course lesson.
(Artwork by artist Kelly Watts 2013)
"I am doing the best that I can."
I am so sorry it has been so long since my last post, I hadn't even realized it will be a month tomorrow.
I have been trying really hard to make it through this rainy season without losing my sanity.
June 25th we had a big rain storm and the rivers rose in Calgary and flooded downtown and many houses along the river banks.
Our City had a great deal of destruction to deal with damages from the flooding.
It was awesome to see the people of Calgary come together to volunteer to help clean up;
of coarse I couldn't be involved in that process as I can barely clean up my own house.
Rainy season is a horrible season for people with Chronic Illnesses.
The air is moist and the joints are inflamed!
I have been extremely inflamed and sore for this entire month.
I can't even relax when the sun is shining this year because there is so much moisture in the air.
Today, well today I am very irritable.  I think I am in a lot of pain and not realizing it or something because I do not remember being this irritable in a long time.
I am irritated by sounds lately.  My ears are sensitive.  I wear ear plugs during the day if there is a particularily annoying sound such as a lawn mower, or a jack hammer (like last week when a neighbor was redoing his driveway).  Today... well I think I will live with ear plugs even when there is no specific annoying noise because everything seems to irritate me today.
Music on my ipod annoys me!  That is so strange because I receive so much peace from my music, usually.
Do any of you have irritableness with noises?  I mean an extreme oversensitive kind of irritableness?
I am going to pray that the Lord calms my soul down... give me a 'chill-pill' Lord and help me to leave my irritibility at the foot of the cross!  Thank you and amen!
Praying for strength and for extra spoons for all my fellow spoonies!
Hugs and many blessings
Kelly Watts


  1. I really have trouble with certain loud noises sometimes. If there are people over at our house and the TV is on the noise level just makes me want to grit my teeth and scream. I have to leave the room and take an adult "time out". I also have trouble with the moisture. It's been so rainy here for the past 3 weeks on and off. Our humidity is very high and I've been in so much pain. I had a good day today and spent it cleaning. I believe I overdid it.

    I hope your home was ok during the flooding. I saw this on the news and prayed for everyone there affected. So good that your city came together to help everyone. I find most people have such a caring spirit and really pitch in when help is needed.

    Hugs to you and hope you feel better.

  2. Somehow I missed this post!

    I have noticed lately I am finding noise very irritating of late. I think it's mainly due to the constant headaches - everything seems heightened, especially noise. I like the earplugs idea - I think I might try this.

    Fibro has a lot to answer for!