Wednesday, 6 July 2016

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 370

Hello deskers. I'm joining in! Linking over at Jan's lovely place still, I need to get into mthe habit of blogging and recognising weekdays before we swap back! Ain't it great to have a friend like Jan - she's Missus Flexible, I tell ya. So, to the business in hand:
It is a spectacular mess. I've been doing that pottering, trying stuff here and there, and then using my recuperative state as an excuse to leave it in a mess! I've colouring in. I have palsy on the right side of my face and can't close my right eye properly. Of course, I've got eye drops to stop it getting sore, but many many days the drops don't help, so I have to resort to an ointment. This of course, blurs my vision horribly. So the colouring in of various images is a test to see quite how well I can stay in the lines. Not terribly well at this stage! All is good though, thanks to so many of you for cheering me on.

40 comments:

misteejay said...

Super messy Julia - great to see that you are 'pottering'.
I'm sure the dipping in and out of crafty bits on your desk will help with your recovery and help you to gauge how you are coming along. Lovely to see you doing a bit of crafting.
Toni xx

Annie said...

It's so good to see you joining in today.....and lovely to see you've been getting messy on your desk.....keep up the good work.
I have a dry eye problem that needs me to use something every night in both eyes and originally used lacrilube but like you said it blurs vision badly. My optician has advised me to use Hyco San plus++ ....it lubricates and heals and doesn't blur vision so may well help you.
Hoping your improvement continues for you. Sending you huge hugs.
Have a great week,
Hugs,
Annie x #11

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

So good to see you join and even thinking of taking back the hop at one point - Jan's been amazing, but I'm sure she can't wait to hand it back soon - don't worry about the mess for now - creating agaian make a world of a difference in raising your spirits. Upwards and onwards!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Ah, that's better...you're showing a desk again. Things are getting back to normal 😃😃
I've linked you up btw,
LLJ xxxxx

Kathyk said...

Great to see you entering WOYWW and with such a fab looking (and creative) desk. Hope your recuperation is continuing in the right direction too.

Happy WOYWW

Kathyk
#13

Jackie Mackay said...

Always a good sign pottering! As for the colouring in - go for the more 'fine art' technique of free and easy and chill - or am I going back to the days when our art teacher announced he was spraying fixative on the charcoal works if we wanted to gather round....... Have a happy week x Jackie 14

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Me again - you're number 17 :-D
Xxxx

Christine said...

I'm glad you change your number as well! I was number 19 then when I cam to visit you I noticed I have been upgraded to 21 ...... and I never felt a thing!
The colouring bit: when you've finished it, get someone to cut round the lines and then your colouring is all inside.... cheat? me? well, if you can't win - cheat! That's my motto.
Keep up the good work, and the physio, concentrating on what I CAN do is my biggest help.
Love and hugs to you and yours
Take care
Christine
xxxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Good to see your desk even though I'm not joining you today! (off straight after lunch to the land of little connection - the caravan!) Isn't it arty to have colouring going over the lines?? May your recuperation process speed onwards! Hugs, Chrisxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Dear Julia our Queen of desks, so very nice to have you back WOYWWing again!! I'm not however due to family commitments and constant hospital or medical commitments but pooping around none the less.
Hope the ointment helps somewhat, I have to use an eye ointment daily too, mercifully mostly just at night, but so know what you mean about the blurriness. Had my ophthalmological appointment and tests today, am always grateful when they're done.
Sending you hugs and prayers daily for improved results during this recuperative period.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Helen said...

Great to see you and your messy desk. Enjoy your colouring Helen #1

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Julia, big hugs to you, and well done for having the patience. Thats been my biggest problem- being impatient. I'm one of those with endless patience for others, and not a jot for myself, lol. Good to hear you are steadily progressing, and trust me, your colouring will be nowhere near as bad as mine! Lots of love & huge Hugs, Shaz#5 xxx

Diane Futrell said...

You can still see pieces of desk do its not too bad! Lol. Glad you are doing better. I pray you continue to heal quickly.
Have a great day.
Diane - WOYWW #24

LisaDV said...

So glad to see you tinkering around and glad that you are progressing in your recovery. It's a process and doesn't happen overnight. Be gentle with yourself. Happy Wednesday! LisaDV #28

Monica Smith said...

Keep everything you do ina recovery journal. A few years from now you will look and be surprised.
As we had a holiday for 4yh of july, the gym was shut this means my routine shot and I think today is tuesday!. No post from me.

Hugs MONICA

Diana Taylor said...

Great to see your desk again, and pottering is good, says one who is a life long potterer! Hope your eye improves soon, I can only imagine some of the frustration that must cause.
Sending hugs and best wishes to you,
Diana xx #19

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

So good to see your messy desk ! I am hoping you received the ATC and the coloring book I mailed off. I continue with prayers for your healing. Time will help. A friend here got the Bell's Palsy and into 3 months it is starting to get better. Keep Stress out of you life, they told her..so drink WINE.
Best Wishes

Anne L said...

Hello Julia. So glad to see that you are working at your desk and art is a great form therapy so mess away. I do hope your recovery is going good and wish your eye feels better soon as it must get frustrating from time to time also you and your family are in my prayers. Have a super fantastic week and also wanted to say thanks for visiting my blog a few weeks ago I so glad you had time to stop in for a quick visit to see what I have been up to. Hugs always ~Anne L#3

Sharon Koole said...

So glad to see your desk again! Happy that you're getting around and playing with some crafty stuff. Sounds like a long road to recovery but you will get there and we'll be cheering you on!

Have a great week
Sharon K #27

Sandy Leigh said...

I can't think of anything better for recovery, for the spirit, mind and soul than having a go at your crafty place! Love this mess more than you know. Hugs! Hope you have a wonderful week. Sandy Leigh #29

Stacy Sheldon said...

This is so exciting to see YOU post a messy desk, you go girl! :)
I am thinking maybe something even messier like water coloring where its supposed to go out of the lines or flow loose would be an idea too?

~Stacy #36

Kim said...

Glad to see you getting creative! It can only help the healing process..and coloring in the lines is overrated--in my opinion---that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!
Have a great week.
-K #39

Laura (Bookworm) said...

Dear Julia, so nice to see your name in the linky list today. Thinking of you and saying a prayer for continued healing and crafty enjoyment. Big hugs from Laura #41

Sue said...

Hi Julia, Lovely to see you posting. Hope you are improving daily.

Supposedly if you cover the eye that is blurred your brain will adapt easier. I hear the Pirate look is all the rage right now;) LOL



Happy WOYWW
Sue #9

Twiglet said...

Hi Julia - so good to see you sharing a bit of crafty activity! I hope your eye problem improves but I must say I am hopeless at colouring in and I have no reason - other that complete lack of patience I guess. So glad your little pal Jan is keeping us all on track - she's a gem! x Jo

okienurse said...

looked at your desk from Facebook and decided today was a good time to start back posting even if it is a bit late in the day. It sounds like things are progressing well post op and I hope you are doing much better soon! Vickie #43

Lynn Holland said...

You get an A* for trying Julia. Good on yer for getting back in the ring.
Love Lynn xxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's so wonderful to see you back in Blogland, Julia! Your major surgery requires little baby steps, but definite progress is being made! I would think the coloring would be a good yardstick to measure that progress and useful, too! Well done!! I also think I spy a large stack of cards filled with love and encouragement for you so you know we all have your back and are cheering you on to a full recovery!! See you soon! I'm down to the 10-day countdown!!!!! Love and hugs, Darnell

Neet said...

What a glorious surprise I got when I saw you joining in. I just popped in to say hello and there you are posting. Now don't do too much, please.
Sad to hear about the eye problem, must feel strange to not have it close. Or are you not aware of it? Can remember when I poked something in my eye and I had to keep visiting the hospital with a torn cornea (I think it was that) and I had to put some ointment in at one time, I didn't like it one bit because of the blurriness.
Anyway, you are colouring? Remember watercolouring does not keep to the inside of the lines so you can always pretend that is what you were doing. Incredibly brave of you to do it anyway.
Keep smiling and it is good to see you on WOYWW.
Hugs
Neet xxxxx

Angela Radford said...

Hi Julia, pleased to see you making your way back to us. Thanks for the visit to mine and happy woyww, Angela x 16

April Story said...

What an excellent excuse for leaving things untidy. I don't have that excuse and I still leave things untidy. I hope the palsy subsides. I also hope you are feeling better and better and better. Lots of prayers coming your way. I hope you are back up and running at normal speed very soon.
April #32

Sharon Madson said...

Julia, Julia! So glad to see you posting after what you have been through. I read your post about your symptoms and cannot believe what all you have been through. You hang in there girl! We are all pulling for you. #46

Dorlene Durham said...

Messy desk is the first sign of recovery. I started posting just as you were out. I'm looking forward to visiting your desk in the future. Dorlene #35

Nikki C said...

Welcome back and I say if you are having trouble staying in the lines don't grab some watercolour paints and make it look like you did it on purpose. It will be your very artistic phase. Glad to hear your on the road to recovery your eye sounds like a huge pain may you be able to close it properly soon.
Hugs Nikki 6

Debbie in LA said...

Julia, I am sorry to hear of your physical trials. I have been a lurker for a little over two years. You see, I have no blog and don't see beginning one in the near future. I have loved visiting the deskers, but don't often leave comments. However, I do wish to recommend something to you. I have been involved with essential oils in the last year and have discovered lemon essential oil is very good for problems with nerves (re your facial palsy). If you can get some therapeutic grade lemon oil and apply a drop or two a few times a day to the right side of your face, you may find that recovery is sped up. I do believe in holistic medicine and hope that this can help you.

BJ said...

Hugs Julia. It is horrid when one of your senses goes all squiffy isn't it? Glad to see you here, even more on the ball than me - LOL. BJ#25

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Good to see you up and playing. Totally I think using the recuperative stage as a reason to not clean up is a must! I'll have sympathy recuperation for you. Also, luckily the scribble outside the lines look is hot right now. Just tell folks you are being on trend!

Kelly said...

Thrilled to see you joining in, this week! Healing will take take, my dear. Hang in there. Little by little you'll find a place that is comfortable for you so that you can enjoy doing things full on. Baby steps! Creative Blessings! Kelly #30

Cara said...

Great to see you blogging. Take care not to overdo it and I wish you a speedy and full recovery. Cara xxx

dmgarafalo said...

wonderful work with your freebies! I had time to post, but not make the rounds til now. donna #34