Turns Out, I’m Not Superwoman

20131004_093338 (1)Well, it’s true.  I am not an immune powerhouse.  The past week, I have gradually started having symptoms of a cold, which is the major reason why I have been neglecting my blog for a few days.  I just haven’t had the energy.

The first day I didn’t feel like myself at all.  I was lethargic and my throat hurt.  I have no idea who gave it to me or how I got it, but something broke through my barrier of constant worry and protection.

I have been relying on my usual methods to cope: oils, teas, and Zicam.  As you can see from the picture, I have even brought the oils to work.  That little pouch is so handy 🙂  I have been taking OnGuard beadlets daily and putting Thieves oil on my feet before I leave for the day and right before bed.  Within two days, I noticed a difference.  I’m not lethargic anymore, my throat no longer hurts, and although a little stuffy, I feel pretty much fine.  I find that putting a drop of Eucalyptus on a Q-tip and swabbing the inside of my nostrils is an incredibly effective way for clearing the passages and ridding me of some of my stuffiness.  It’s intense for a few moments, but so worth it.  Basically it’s like a really strong Vick’s vapor rub.

The other reason for my absence is my constant work on my dress.  It has taken up a lot of my free time, which I don’t mind.  I’m not sure how much my boyfriend likes it because my attention is totally focused on it and not on him.  I think he’s actually a bit mad at me for that.  He doesn’t know how much I need to do this for me.  I need to feel that I CAN DO THINGS!  Sometimes I feel like my life is wasting away and what have I learned and what do I have to show for it?  I want to have some useful skills!  Thus, I’m trying to teach myself how to sew.

I’ve learned a lot of new words in the sewing realm, such as basting and ease, which makes me think that I’m learning something.  Plus, the bodice is almost finished! Next, probably tonight or tomorrow, I’ll be working on the skirt, so I’m almost finished!  Then, ta da!  I will debut it on my blog.  Hopefully it looks more like a dress and less like a garbage bag 🙂  We will see.

I just wanted to say, sorry for my absence and sorry for not getting back to comments!  I will do so tonight (unless I get consumed by sewing again, in which case I probably won’t respond).

Thank you for reading and thank you for all the support!





53 thoughts on “Turns Out, I’m Not Superwoman

    1. Haha! I know 😉 I think of that every time. It means to make a temporary seam so that you can easily take it out later for the actual seam. It holds the fabric in place, while for instance, you are sewing on a shoulder strap 🙂

  1. I hope you keep feeling better! Working on your dress sounds like fun. But do take a break now and then to pay special attention to your boyfriend…it will make both of you feel better. 🙂

  2. We ain’t mad at you. At least i ain’t 😛 Just take your time to get over the little cold and past your the sewing of your dress. Somethings take time. take it.
    Enjoy yourself.

  3. you know what works well (I live in Denton – Hippie Capital of the world) is a detox bath. My friends kept telling me to do one, so one day out of sheer desperation I tried their ” tree hugging concoction” and it WORKED! It’s very simple: Hot bath (as warm as you can take it) 2 cups Epsom Salt and 1 box of Baking Soda. That’s it. You sit in it for 20 -25 mins while sipping on some water and done. Do this right before bed. You will feel like poo poo caca after getting out because all that crap’ola has been pulled out.(I was mildly dizzy, but it’s normal. I’ve done this 4 or 5 times…AND even my hubby who refuses to go to the doctor!) The next day I felt fit as fiddle! (note: if you are diabetic this is a no go.)

    1. Is Denton in England? If so, I’ve randomly been there! Had no idea it was a hippie capital. If not, then I’m sorry for my ignorance. I love the idea of a detox bath! I absolutely will try it. I will make my boyfriend do it too. THanks for the recommendation!

  4. Good for you! You and Mie is a great wordpress blog for clothes sewing tips. She does primarily children’s clothes but I’ve learned a lot just by reading how she alters patterns and how she does certain stitches.

  5. My mom swears by drinking chicken stock. I tend to drink an excessive amount of tea during cold/flu season (which leads to me peeing a lot, and subsequently washing my hands a ton). Isolation and excessive handwashing are the things that keep me from getting sick best. I don’t have any “feel better quickly” cures, except maybe spicy food for clearing out sinuses.

  6. Way to go, taking time out for yourself and to do something you love! My husband doesn’t appreciate me spending time away from him either, but instead of letting it deter my plans, I just look at it as sweet that he misses me so much.

  7. I regularly feel I am just ‘doing nothing’ or wasting my life. Wasting my life getting better and getting treatment and that includes no job and recognising my limitations and sticking within them.
    really…pushes my buttons. I feel like I am achieving nothing however I pushed myself and did a lot at once (new partner, new job, moved, bad news, pet died etc) and didn’t have the skills to cope and am only a week out of somewhat of a meltdown. Pressuring ourselves to do more than we can ends up disasterous.

    I hope your bf reads your blog so he can understand how you need to do things for you, such as this dressmaking. My partner is reading my blog and feels like a whole new world of understanding has opened up and our relationship is better for it!

    Keep sewin’ lady!

    1. I always bite off more than I can chew. And yes, it can be incredibly overwhelming when I do that. I also have moments when I feel like I am doing nothing with my life.

      He does read my blog 🙂 Like you and your partner, I think that he understands me and the workings of my mind a bit more. It’s a good way for me to open up and express myself and for him to get to know more about the things that I’m not always comfortable saying aloud.

  8. Hey Megan,
    glad to hear you’re feeling better now! I have got a cold for myself but well, as long as I can still sing (and I only can’t when I am dead I guess) everything is fine 🙂 Maybe you want to share some insights about sewing with my friend Rachel Walters? Guess she is producing her clothes herself. What are your plans for sewing?
    Have a great day,
    P.S.: Thank you very much for liking http://gammagamification.wordpress.com/2013/09/30/remember-happiness-today-day-09/

    1. Hi Chris 🙂
      I’m so glad to hear from you again! I hope Russia treated you well. It sounded like you had a great trip and were recognized for your achievements. I know what you mean by singing 😉 I do it until my vocal folds are sore! Who is your friend Rachel Walters? Does she do some sewing as well? I want to sew just for fun. My grandmother was very good at sewing and I want to be like her in that way. I also hope to be able to sew Lolita fashion 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by! I always enjoy your company.

      1. Hey Megan,
        Glad to hear from you 🙂 by the way you can check out me singing a little bit on my blog now, the post is called something like “social striptease” 😉 Rachel Walters does great fashion, her label is called undecillion. I think her fashion is hand made by her, you might want to ask her on her blog. If you don’t find it, just let me know please.
        Have a great day, I enjoy your company too!

      2. Awesome! I definitely will look at your singing 🙂 I was to hear your beautiful voice. Also, thanks for the tip about Rachel Walters. Her Etsy site is so lovely and I would love to support her some day 🙂
        So good to hear from you!

    1. Distributing oils in the air is definitely a great way to use them. I have one, but haven’t used it since I moved to my new apartment, which is a bit damper than my last. I hope you are feeling better. I will definitely post a picture of Chester in his costume! 🙂

  9. Also, I think it’s great that you’re putting yourself first with your sewing interest. If your boyfriend is the right sort he should understand that this is a passion of yours and let you enjoy it. Guys put themselves first e.g. football, so why shouldn’t you?

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