Friday evening, I ended up at our local hospital’s emergency room. Low blood pressure combined with dehydration, and borderline low iron (from a premenopausal issue that I’ve been dealing with for the past six weeks), had me very light-headed and weak. After many tests, I was given fluids and allowed to come home. Thankfully, the doctor didn’t feel that my diet or exercise plan was the cause of my problem; it is the lovely six week-long period that I’ve been having 😦 . His instructions were to call my regular doctor to be seen as soon as possible, get plenty of fluids, eat foods high in iron, take an iron supplement, and rest.
I’ve put the call in to my doctor and am now waiting for her reply. Fluids? Check. Foods high in iron? Check. Iron supplement? Taken. Rest? Reluctantly. Very reluctantly. Since Saturday I’ve been mostly sitting around and it doesn’t bode well with me. I like being busy. On Saturday, my daughters cooked my husband’s birthday dinner, while I hung out with him in the family room and made shell ornaments. By Sunday, I was in dire need of crafting supplies, and my husband offered to take me on a quick run to Michael’s Arts and Crafts store. I was excited to find beads and frames on sale for 40% off. Woo Hoo!!! (It really is those little things in life that make me happy!) I also decided to pick up some Envirotex Lite Pour-on High Gloss Finish ( a clear polymer resin) and some, clear colored glass tiles and rounds to make faux stained glass window hangings. My husband decide that it was time for me to have my own drill for installing eye hooks, so we swung by Home Depot and he got me a small Dremmel drill and some bits. Even though I’ve built stage sets and used real power tools in my younger years, he doesn’t seem to trust me with his tools. Yet, years ago, it was him that I drove to the ER after he almost amputated his finger with a circular saw. Go figure! 🙂
So today, I’ll be waiting for the doctor’s callback, drinking tons of water, and arranging pretty pieces of glass in very nifty, weathered, “beachy” frames. The weather conditions here are too humid for working with resin, but I can make my plans. The resin and glass window hanging in the background of this picture uses the same technique as I’ll be using. It was purchased at one of my very favorite places, the Seagreen Gallery in Nag’s Head, NC.
If you drop by, say hello; I’m not going anywhere! 🙂