Slowly but surely

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I’ve been away and I’m sorry. Trying to do it half way was impossible. I rest my arm while the kiddos nap, but then any progress I make gets undone once they get up. I naively thought for a while that being on the computer wasn’t doing any damage, but it is. Seems my entire radial nerve has been impacted and well, fingers typing away kinda play a large roll in irritating it.

But I missed you all so decided to write a quick hello.

I am getting better. The week has been a slow one filled with snuggles on the couch, Disney movies, quiet play and slow walks when the weather has permitted it. I have been able to knit a bit. Funny enough, reminding myself to NOT tense my fingers around the needles has been a great tension reliever in my wrist and forearm, but I can’t do it for long.

I’ve been making lists (which I never do) because of being so late in my projects. It’s a bit overwhelming, but I’m trying to not let it get to me. One thing I will try out this week-end is to teach my husband how to cut fabric for my quilting. The irony of the situation is that sewing doesn’t hurt, but cutting does… but if I can’t cut my fabric, I can’t sew! Β The list that has me the most worried is of course my Christmas presents list. This is the first year that we are making all our presents. That being said, if I don’t start soon, Christmas will come and go. This has been another great motivator for staying quiet and spending the least amount of time on the computer as possible.

So here it is, a short little progress report. I’ll be back this week-end with a post (graciously typed by my wonder-hubby) that I’m excited about : I’ve been invited by Kim from Mothering with mindfulness to participate in a Q&A blog hop and I can’t wait to chime in… just need a few projects actually started if I want to have any kind of pictures to show you. LOL!

Wishing you all a wonderful day and a wonderful week-end. For all my fellow Canadians, happy Thanksgiving week-end. May your lives be filled with gratitude.

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About Yanic A.

Hello to all of you and thank you for stopping by! My name is Yanic. I'm a wife to a wonderful husband, a mother of 2 beautifully complex and unique children and a lover of all things inspiring. Having started a personal journey of self discovery when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter 4 years ago, I've since embraced a daily life of simpler pleasures and gratitude. As we get to know each other, you will know me as a quilter, a gardener, a Tao cultivator, a vegetarian foodie, a true believer in a healthy family life as being the secret to my happiness and hopefully as time goes on, a friend... I will try to share with you my days as they unfold, speaking of my happy successes without censoring my challenges, trying to make this blog a true portrait of the ever-changing path that I have chosen for myself. I'm hoping to find in these pages others to share with and learn from, bringing to light the absolute connection in all things and people, showing this world as being a true community.
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30 Responses to Slowly but surely

  1. sophiezest says:

    Hi Yanic, I’m glad to hear you’re getting better, and switching tasks around a little. I find lists useful, but I think you shouldn’t stress if you need to scale down your ambitions a little. I love homemade gifts and always start getting a little anxious at this time of year, as I wonder whether I’ll have time to get everything done! Coincidentally, I was writing a list this morning of the preserves I want to make to fill hampers for my friends this Christmas. Anyway, I don’t know what your plans were, but ONE beautiful/thoughtful/simple gift will surely be very much appreciated – not necessarily what you originally had in mind, if that is too difficult. And if it’s impossible, it’s impossible! People will understand why. Your arm is more important.

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    • Yanic A. says:

      Thank you for the kind words. I know people will understand, but I think I’m harder on myself than most would be on me. Fall was supposed to be all about crafting, not about mending a busted elbow. πŸ™‚ I need some exercising in letting go.

      I’m sure all your baskets full of bounty will be so appreciated! We are working on preserves and homemade Christmas ornaments from the kiddos for neighbors this year. We are blessed with amazing people around our neighborhood. I think it is honestly the kids presents we are more pressed about. But more on that later! πŸ™‚

      Have a great week-end Sophie. xo

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  2. I’m glad you’re resting. It takes quite some time to heal. I don’t know how you get so much done without lists. I can barely remember what I’m doing at the moment (you know…walk into a room and forget why I’m there) let alone remember all that needs to be done.

    Rest rest rest that arm, and enjoy the weekend!

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    • Yanic A. says:

      Thank you Robin.

      I have a pretty good memory, but I will admit, it was easier to remember everything when I was working. We had a much more “regular” schedule. Now with being home and having such flexibility, I find myself trailing off. LOL! I may have to start making lists more often!

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  3. Hannah says:

    Oh I came looking for your {this moment} and am sorry to hear about your arm. Prayers for healing. I am looking forward to reading the blog hop you are doing with Kim!

    Here is my {this moment} http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2014/10/this-moment.html
    Hope you have a wonderful, restful weekend!

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    • Yanic A. says:

      Thank you Hannah! Yes, a week of not doing much included me not really taking pictures. All my moments seem to be one big moment in my head : REST!

      On my way to your moment now. Have a wonderful week-end and thank you for stopping by! xo

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  4. Sorry to hear it is taking so long to heal. Not fun at all. Continue to rest, and try not to think about those lists πŸ™‚

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    xo

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  5. Healing is slow. You can use this time to do mental work, if not physical work. When you fret, acknowledge it and accept it, and then go back to the moment you are in. Breathe in. Breathe out. Listen to the sounds around you. Focus on that fully for a moment. And now the feel of the air on your skin, and now the colors and shapes… And forgive yourself for your injury. (*I* don’t think it’s your fault — it’s just a thing that happens. But perhaps you are blaming yourself somehow.) Treat yourself tenderly now and it will be an investment in the future.

    xo

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    • Yanic A. says:

      What a wonderful exercise in mindfulness. I don’t feel like the injury is my fault, but I do feel like my timing couldn’t be worse. LOL! But again, I know that is not my fault too. I’m trying to let it go as much as I can, thank you for the thoughtful and helpful hints… xo

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  6. Yes, please try not to worry about lists. Just relax and heal…no one cares about gifts as much as they care about you getting better! Have a good weekend, friend.

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    • Yanic A. says:

      Thank you. I know you are right. I tend to put pressure on myself where others don’t. Bad flaw of mine, working on it ore than ever now. xo

      Have a wonderful week-end as well.

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  7. Hello! I’ve been busy preparing for my move and not entirely too sure what happened to your arm, but I am sorry to hear it needs some TLC! Do you still have the Pawanmuktasana 1 scans I sent you a while back? The arm movements would speed the healing process πŸ™‚ Wishing you a speedy recovery, a wonderful weekend, and a very happy Thanksgiving to you and your lovely family! xo

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    • Yanic A. says:

      I will pull those out, thank you! πŸ™‚ I had printed them out, but honestly, everything is put away. But I’m now starting to exercise the muscles again and you are right, I forgot I had those. Thank you ❀

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  8. mountaingmom says:

    Be still and heal. I started the same way, ended with a surgery I still regret because I wouldn’t/couldn’t (was still working then) stop and heal.

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  9. alexa says:

    You poor thing. Praying for rest and recovery you for you.

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  10. sally says:

    It’s so hard with children, impossible not to do so many things. I hope you manage to make a good start on your crafting this weekend without aggravating that elbow. But I’m sure time spent resting that arm is an investment well worth making, and if it’s all cleared up for next season’s gardening, for instance, you’ll be so glad you did rest it now.

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    • Yanic A. says:

      Amen to that… If this would be spring, I would so depressed! Yes, if this had to happen, I’m glad it,s now for sure. πŸ™‚

      Thank you for the well wishes. I hope I get to share some of my work with you all next week. xox

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  11. Sending so much light and love and healing vibes your way! Have a great weekend! xo

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  12. I hope you are healing… I have had tennis elbow (from playing tennis) and it can be so painful. You are wise to really give your arm a rest. Look forward to your next post!

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    • Yanic A. says:

      Thank you so much… I think you are the first person I meet that has had ACTUAL tennis elbow! LOL! It does feel a bit better every day. Can’t have this be an all the time thing. I don’t do well with “hurt”… But I guess no one really does.

      xo Have a lovely week-end.

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  13. jemills56 says:

    Pleased to hear from you. Take care and heal. Happy Thanks Giving to you all x

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  14. Eli Pacheco says:

    1. Lists are good. The problem is, I need a list for where I put all the lists, because I lose them!

    2. If your goal is ‘hand made’ gifts, then give yourself a break if they don’t turn out perfectly. Just make them with one hand. Your good one. Thus, HAND made gifts. Not hands made gifts.

    3. I tried to type with a cheese stick in my mouth to see if that could give you some relief, but I wound up eating the cheese stick before I could finish a sentence. Er, word.

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