Thursday, 4 August 2011
Slow, Slow, Quick.. Oh No, Slow!
Then, there's psychomotor retardation. It's an interesting term which is the biggie for me and describes a slowing down of thought and physical processes that are associated with this illness. It's made the things that I normally do without thinking really challenging on lots of levels, including blog writing which takes so much longer these days. And its effect on my driving was one of the major reasons why I've had to stop work. The cognitive acuity needed for long-ish journeys between visits on our winding minor roads in Devon is beyond what I'm capable of at the moment.
Anyway, here I'm showing off one of my successes. Nana Lovelygrey gave me a stash of old jewellery when we last visited and these lovely vintage glass beads were amongst the collection. They were in a sorry state though and half a century's gunk removed. Then after rethreading, I've given them a treat and used sterling silver findings and a handmade clasp to set them off properly. Normal time to complete the project? Less than an hour. At the moment, nearly a day. But I'm really very pleased with how my snail's pace makeover turned out!