So what things are bad for my dilapidated body? Standing, lifting, spending long periods of time walking around, etc.
And what have I done? Back in 2007 during chemo, a friend told me I needed a hobby so I relearned how to knit and crochet. Voila, I became addicted and have a giant yarn stash. So I started selling my scarves and such at local craft shows.
I started in 2012 with one show, last year with 5 or so, this year I think I have 8. Or maybe its 9. In addition to knitting, I have started making hair pieces and clips reusing old clip on earrings. (I hope someone likes them besides me.)
What am I thinking? My back hurts this morning already before I am leaving. I will be standing on a hard floor all day, after bending, lifting, and carrying for a couple hours. I am sure I will be in 'perfect' condition by the end of the show.
And then I need to stop by the outlet mall and buy a pair of new sneakers. (Another non-friendly back activity).
Tomorrow, it will be a repeat. Except this show will be 15 minutes from home instead of 45 minutes.
Monday I will do a lot of sitting around and taking pain meds and icing my back.
All of this is self inflicted so you may feel free to call me crazy.
But craft shows allow me to have a creative outlet who's benefits have been researched and noted - knitting can be as beneficial as meditating - and raise a little cash to buy more yarn. And knit more.