My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #73: "Relief"

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 08-15-2010 12:53 PM 3823 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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From the title of the blog, you can tell I feel much better. I don’t think she wants to be mentioned by name, but I owe a sincere thank you to a fellow Lumberjock who suggested a different strategy in dealing with my discomfort.

As I said, I am a pretty healthy girl and don’t have to take any medicines for anything pretty much. Besides the occasional Tylenol, I am pretty good. Because of that I am not very familiar with what medication is available for various afflictions. My friend suggested that I try non-drowsy Claritin for relief from the bug bites and I am so happy to say that it worked like magic. They even have 24 hour ones so you only take one pill in a 24 hour period. It didn’t make me sleepy or drowsy at all, and my bits are down to nearly nothing and don’t itch anymore. THANK YOU SO MUCH! Thank you for taking the time to tell me about it and caring. I am very, very grateful!

I also want to thank everyone who suggested the clip on repellent pack. Erwin (Bearpie) from Florida even sent me a video of it and it looks like it will be the ticket for me. I need to go to Digby today for a gathering and there is a Wal-Mart there which should carry it and will certainly get one and give it a go. I really don’t want to be in this situation again, as I lost at least a couple of days of work because of it. It is not fun going through life in a haze. Life is just too short and there are too many things to do.

I am now torn in two directions and I don’t know how I will be resolving my dilemma. After working on the skating figures in earnest the other day, I want to continue on with that project and get it completed. I worked on the snowman figures yesterday and hopefully will complete them by today. As I said though, I have a gathering to attend so it will be interesting if I am ambitious enough to work on them when I get home. I guess it will depend on how late it is!

I also want to get back to the other candle trays and start doing more of them while the ideas are there. I was working on another ornament set (after the musical instrument one) and my heart just wasn’t there. Things were not falling into place as they should be and it seemed like I was forcing things forward. I found when that happens with me, it is best to leave the idea alone for a bit and move on to something else. When and if the urge comes back to get back at it, it usually flows much better and things turn out well. I guess you can’t force yourself to be creative. I have plenty of other good things in the works of my mind to keep me going right now, so maybe it is best to work on them.

So today’s post will be quite short I am afraid. I don’t want to ramble on for the sake of rambling. I can now look back at the incident with the mosquitoes and “know better”. A valuable lesson was learned. I am sure the next harvest of blackberries will taste much sweeter than what I salvaged from this one. That is something to look forward to!

I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday. The weather here is cool and perfect this morning and promises warm and sunny this afternoon. I will be on a lake at a camp (with my repellent, of course) with some great friends and enjoying the company, the food and my life in general. I wish you all a great day too!

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#1 posted 08-16-2010 04:46 AM

Hi Sheila, I am glad that you are starting to feel better and I do know that itching is not a pleasurable experience to go through. If in some small way I was able to help you then I am glad to help. My wife really likes your candle trays.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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