I've been getting up at 4 everyday; the older I get the less sleep I need or that's what they say. After making a couple of rag baskets on Monday and loving them I've found something to do on long winter days. I had a lot of material/old sheets/old shirts already cut into strips that needed to be connected and then wound in balls. I did that yesterday for several hours and have all that I had cut up done. It takes longer to prepare the material than it does to crochet it. Last night I made nice size basket and so far today I've made 3 and working on the fourth.
It took me 45 minutes yesterday to clean the living room after working with the material. You'd be amazed at all the dust/lint that it creates. Cleaning everyday after working on the stuff is a pain but I can't stand to see anything on the carpet. I have a lot more old items that need cut up and hopefully I have enough stuff ready to keep me busy until after Christmas.
My hand doesn't hurt as bad as it did yesterday which is good. I've taken more pills for pain in the last week than I did after the surgery. The doctor said that would be the case.
What am I going to do with all these baskets after I make them, no plans. It keeps me busy and costs NOTHING. It's a lot better than just sitting watching TV, I'm a little hyper and have to have something to do all the time. My sister-in-law Gale is always telling me to cut back on things and rest. I always remind her that I will get all the rest I need when I'm dead!!! :)