Oh me, oh my, oh where to begin. I woke up this morning with a head cold. I suppose you could say I went to bed with a head cold, because it hit just before bed and dragged me around through the night like a well-loved chew toy. I woke up this morning feeling positively dreadful, but somehow managed to make it through the day.

Aside from keeping an eye on the kiddo, listening in on important business meetings and a few odd administrative tasks, my day was mostly comprised of statistics homework, jewelry making and nose-blowing. I really cannot complain. Simple days have their place, and if statistics homework is as challenging as things get, you really cannot complain too much. I feel like there were less brain zaps and dizzy periods today than the previous day, and that’s a good sign that I’m one step closer to the light at the end of the tunnel vis-à-vis my Cymbalta withdrawal journey.

Pearl Earrings

Pearl Earrings

Now, it isn’t often that I make jewelry anymore. In fact, it’s been a while since I had the patience, and frankly, the courage, to sit down and make something. I used to make jewelry often, but some bad experiences in my life created a connection there, where making jewelry brought up the bad thoughts, and the associated stress pushed it out of my life. I miss making jewelry and the therapy that the endeavor brought me, and so lately I’ve been kicking around the idea of starting again. Voila! My very first piece.

Nothing special, mind you, just a pair of earrings. Silver, natural pearl and dyed pearl. But something. Something to touch and play with in my hands and know I made it. I made these earrings sitting next to my Person, watching a nice movie, and so they are only filled with good thoughts. Happy thoughts. Healing thoughts.

And this, let me tell you, is an excellent way to embark on a new jewelry making endeavor.

Like I said before, aside from this little creative side-project, today was really about statistics homework and a runny nose. I’m really not pleased about the runny nose, but hey. It could always, always, always be worse and I am blessed to have the life I have.

Tomorrow I am going to fall back into my health routine with calorie tracking (and Weight Watchers points tracking) and a p90x workout. I will really only allow myself one sick day. I know that I need to push myself a little to be healthy, and so I’m going to give it a shot even if I cannot finish the whole video. =) I’ve also printed myself out an impossibly long little todo list (oxymoron?) filled with school and work projects I’d like to complete by Monday, and so tomorrow I will probably be writing more about that. I’m thoroughly entrenched in statistics, business ethics, income taxes and cost accounting, along with copy writing and now jewelry making so there is plenty to do, think about and blog about. =)