Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Final Musings before Bed

The marvelous Jean Day commented on a recent post of mine, calling me inspiring. Goodness! Thank you, Jean. That means a great deal coming from you, truly!

If I am inspiring to people, I believe I'm giving what I get. There are over 120 miniature bloggers and another 10 fiber artists who inspire me to work through the pain, the frustration, and the fear of "not knowing" what's wrong with me.

I think if I didn't have both minis and people to share them with right now I would be terrified with all these damned medical tests and the waiting... the waiting is the worst part.

At this point I'm convinced one of two things will happen:
1) The doctors won't find anything, the symptoms will go away, and then weird and bad things will start happening again a few years down the line. That's what happened when my hands stopped working correctly seven years ago. Small blessing that it's my legs and feet this time. No hands means no minis...

2) The doctors will find something nasty going on in my brain...beyond the immature gutter humor and sarcastic biting remarks that float around in there. If that's the case (which I hope to all that is good and bright that it isn't) then I will dive as deep into minis as I can for therapy while "treatments" are planned and whatnot.

Either way, I'm thankful and grateful for all of you who have come along for the ride with miniatures, fiber art, critter stories, and random musings. I am thankful and grateful for the inspiration with new techniques, ideas, thoughts, and projects that creep into my head while I read your blogs. Most of all I'm grateful for the friends here.

Thank you all so very much.

-Kathleen

10 comments:

Caseymini said...

Kat, It is the rest of us that are lucky to have you in our circle of friends!

Karen B. said...

You are inspiring! Hang in there, perhaps some answers are coming soon.

Miz Minka said...

You're an inspiration indeed! And not having to go through tough times like this all alone is such a blessing. I think it's wonderful that not only do the minis give you a welcome distraction, but the rest of the world gets to enjoy your beautiful creations!!

Doreen said...

Kat - where would we all be without our friends to talk to. It is so nice to be able to have someone to share your thoughts, ideas and creations with. Who support you in all you do and helps to boose your confidence when you feel down. You, Kat are one of theose friends and I appreciate you as a friend and fellow blogger.

rosanna said...

I wish you all the best! I cannot say it any better. You have many things to do, your BD to finish and I have still to learn a lot from your post. Good luck

Sans said...

Hang in there, Babe!

MiniKat said...

Again, you guys are all fantastic! I cannot say it enough.

Katie's Clay Corner said...

I love living in my "mini world" because I'm not sick there....

Funny thing....years ago, I started going to school to become an art thearpist, then I got sick. Now, I truly have a deep understand of what art can do for one's soul! I hope all your tests come back ok, but then again, not knowing what it is makes you even crazier?! ....I've also learned along the way that if the doctors don't call right away with the results, that's usually a good sign..... ~Sending big hugs your way!!
Katie

Sunny Sunflower Miniatures said...

Kat, I feel so lucky to be able to enter this little niche of the blogosphere and share your creations and thoughts with you and the whole gang. Best wishes for everything.
Mini hugs,
Mary

julie campbell said...

Its great that we have our mini worlds to escape to when times are tough and it really helps knowing you're not alone. Its been a real pleasure discovering your blog and your wonderful spirit ,
wishing you good luck,
julie xx