Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Behind & Backwards...

Today is a new beginning.  I accept this day and will honor it to my best ability.  As for my post title...I am so far behind that I feel I should simply start and work backwards.  To set the stage as to why I am so far behind I lost 9 days to a road trip I shall explain and post later.  Upon returning home I have now lost another 5 days to severe back and leg pain that is knocking me down.  Fortunately I am on the mend as Mr. C had a doctor appointment Tuesday AM that I was able to take.  Our wonderful GP took great care of me and I spent my day having a shot, going to Physical Therapy for treatment, the pharmacy for additional meds and the hospital for X-Rays.  What a day and my beloved husband, Mr. C, was right there supporting me and taking care of me.  Nothing major and nothing new...I have had this many times before but somehow this is the worst ever.  I know I will be fine but when the pain takes over my ability to walk, sit, stand, or recline I just simply get scared.  Today I have my "Big Girl" panties on and will take it very slowly and carefully.

While I was gone I celebrated my birthday.  On Tuesday I got another year older and now participate in Medi-Care.  Joy or be determined.   This lovely photo is a my attempt to show you the beautiful peacock colors and hand knit stitching by my dear friend Sandy.

Sandy knit me a beautiful neck muffler in my favorite colors.  I love this scarf as much as I love Sandy!  Thank you for being such a wonderful friend and for taking such good care of me.  Sandy has visited us here and knows just how cold it gets.  This neck muffler is also a head scarf which warms the ears.  So clever!

Another wonderful gift was waiting for me at the post office.  My dear pen pal, Dogwood, had emailed me not long ago to confirm my favorite color.  What a wonderful surprise to receive this uber cute shopping bag.  How clever to embellish a purchased boring bag with beautiful fabric, tatting lace and ribbons.  I adore this and will use it proudly.  Thank you bestest pen pal ever!
Now I am back to reality and doing some much needed laundry...slowly and carefully is my motto today.
Thank you each and every faithful follower for your lovely comments on my "borrowed computer" post.  I am now on my own computer and what a blessing.
September has arrived and we had the most glorious rain on Labor Day Monday.  We had approximately an inch and one half of rain.  The fires around us are now either out or getting close to complete containment.  The smoke is dissipated from our airspace and I am grateful.
I am hoping each of you are safe and enjoying this Summer to Fall transition.  And for my overseas friends your Winter to Spring transition.
Now to get back to creating...


  1. Dear Sherry, Then I was right in wishing you a happy birthday in my last comment :-)
    You got wonderful gifts,-the knitted neck muffler looks beautiful, and the bag so lovely with the blue coloured fabric addition.
    So glad you feel better again after such an attack -and to read you are out of the zone of fires!!!
    Happy wednesday ,and hugs-

  2. May happiness be yours dear, Sherry! Please take care of yourself and enjoy some TLC!

  3. Belated birthday greetings to you Sherry. Sorry to hear you had such a rough time, but good that you are on the mend! Lovely scarf and bag too. Take care. ~Diane

  4. Oh Sherry
    My heart goes out to you and I hope you can be pain free soon. It is such a difficult thing when two in a family have had injuries/surgery so close together (we have been going through the same thing here this summer)...hopefully this too shall pass and you will be feeling better soon!
    P.S. I love your beautiful scarf and bag! The colors are amazing!

  5. Hello Sherry,
    I am sorry to hear how much you have been suffering! I do hope that soon you will be feeling better. I wish you a swift recovery!
    Your birthday gifts look lovely, I do hope you had a really great day and felt celebrated. You really deserve it : )

  6. happy belated birthday wishes to you, I'm so sorry to hear of your pain, I hope you heal quickly and feel better soon, such beautiful work you do, I love the color, and lovely gifts as well, take care,

  7. Sorry you are in pain Sherry.You and Mr C are "in the wars" with your trips to the doctor lately.
    Back pain is the pits, I know.
    So glad you had a little cheer with your lovely birthday gifts.
    I haver to go now as my back's playing up too.
    getting ready for friend's visit to make tags while she's here from Eastern States(Newcastle- NSW.).
    We have been pen pals for about 20 years!
    Judy xx

  8. Happy, happy birthday!! I hope your day was filled with much love and happiness!! The gifts from your friends are absolutely gorgeous!! I'm sorry you are in pain. Praying that the pain goes away and you are feeling much better soon. Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. Happy Birthday. Hope you feel better soon.

  10. belated happy birthday from me. What a time you are having with your back, I do hope it is better soon, you must take it easy and not overdo things. So good that Mr C is now so much better following his accident and is able to reverse things and care you you now.

  11. Oh my, how sad about your pain...I hope it is much better soon. It is bad when you can get no relief and are unable to sleep. Love the neck wrap the colors are beautiful! Looking forward to reading about your roadtrip. And last but not least...HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SISTER!!!!

  12. My Friend! I am so sorry to hear you have had a bad time of it lately! I'm glad you are getting better, but keep remembering your words "slowly and carefully".
    And what lovely gifts from friends on your birthday! Hope you had a very happy one!! You deserve it!

  13. Is your birthday on the 3rd???? Me, too. Happy birthday fellow Virgo. I'm so sorry about your dealings with pain. I unfortunately know too well about pain as I've had chronic issues for over 38 years. I'm sending you healing thoughts and prayers.


  14. Oh sweet girl, I'm so sorry to hear you're not your peppy self lately. I hope the pain subsides quickly and you're feeling much better real soon. :)...and a very happy belated birthday to you!!! The gifts you received from your friends are just lovely. The colors and stitches in the scarf are so pretty and the tote is totally adorable! Sending lots of birthday and feel better hugs! xoxo

  15. Dear sweet Sherry~~~
    I hope you are feeling better real soon. Take care of yourself. Take each day slowly!
    Thanks for posting the decorated bag.
    Hugs and smiles...Cory/Dogwood

  16. Dear Sherry,
    Wishing you a very happy belated birthday. The gifts you received are wonderful. I love the colors and details.
    I am so sorry you have been in pain and so glad you are on the mend now. Yes, slow and easy does it as you fully recover. Also happy to hear the fires are about over and you are breathing fresher air. Thank you for stopping by. It was great to see you.

    Have a wonderful weekend and again, take good care and sending big get well hugs. Sending a prayer your way too. XO

  17. I hate to hear that you had to take your turn with pain!!! Poop....I have a neck thing that pops up from time to time and I know what you mean, it just scares me! Happy belated birthday! So glad hubby is better and able to take care of you. Enjoy the down time, take it easy and this too shall pass! Oh, and thank you for the tip on lining the bushel basket, I wish I had done one, I bet that would look great!


  18. First, Happy Belated Birthday!!!! Hope you had a 'good' one or at least close to!!
    2nd...must be back issues! I've been grounded myself for a few days...I've had 2 LS surgeries and doing well for the most part but hip/back pain has been tough this week!! Sitting is the worse, isn't it!!! Cold packs today and my back brace...feeling better...hope you do too!!!

  19. A belated Happy Birthday and Welcome Home! May you continue to heal and may the fires soon be completely out!

  20. Dear Sherry, I am definitely more than a little behind after being away for a month and then jumping right back into work the day after we returned. Oh well! I am beyond stressing over the things that don't get done and cleaning can wait. I am realizing more and more that some things just really aren't as important as folks make them out to be. I'm glad to hear that Mr. C is doing so much better. I hope that the PT is helping you, too. When I twisted my back, it took a week to heal. I have never felt such excruciating pain as I did then even though I've always had back problems because of my scoliosis. Had that same stinging sensation when I twisted the other day but thankfully it was shortlived. I do hope the fires are put out and the air has cleared. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Tammy

  21. Oh, I so understand those pains. We seem to go along just fine and take on heavy work loads only to have our bodies chide us into submission. That is where I am now. Take care of yourself.. you know it will dissipate in time but I do understand the scared feelings. I am thinking of you and only wishing the best. I know it will happen!!


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