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Shortly after Easter this year I got a very bad concussion that left me on full bed rest for three weeks and semi bed rest for another 3 weeks. For the first three weeks after the diagnosis I was not allowed to use a computer or a phone. I could not even watch TV. I was only allowed to sleep or take a walk if I felt good. The first couple of weeks were hard. The following weeks were better as I learned how to pace myself. I realized that my body was quite adept at letting me know when it had had enough. And so I listened to me and surprisingly, I learned a lot about myself. 
For the first time in my life I was able to rest without guilt and it was wonderful. I unplugged and reconnected with nature and it made me incredibly happy. This enabled me to see ME for the first time in what seemed like forever and I started to understand what was missing in my life, what I needed and what I no longer needed. 
For a very long time I have equated my worth with …

Up-Cycled Book Table Runner

Although an argument can be made that this table runner is not re-usable, I still like the idea. Especially for a book club lunch or gathering. What better table setting than the pages from an old book? You could protect the runner with place mats but I wonder if there is some flexible mod podge coating that could be applied to the pages to make them more durable. I'll have to look into that as I'd like to try this!

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