Saturday, August 8, 2009

Home and Doing Great!

Thank you, everyone, for your good thoughts and well wishes--I took them all to heart! Everything went very well, I came home Tuesday afternoon and feel considerably improved with each day!

Family and friends have spoiled me with flowers, cards, gifts and meals.

(I even got my own box of Skittles Crazy Cores, like the ones I sent to my mini quilt swap partner.) And how do you like this pretty bicycle horn?! The card reads "Beep for service"! Hehee!

I've had one moment of inspiration this week...while reading a new quilt magazine, I got an idea for Doll Quilt Swap 7. It's all sketched out and I've ordered the fabric from Hancock's. Can't wait to get started :)

Now.....this is where I must tell you about Rick suggesting that he take a picture of my stitches for the blog to show you my 'stitching' for the week:) LOL, what a goof! (Get your own blog, darlin'!)

Actually, the rest of my week was mostly spent with what I would usually call guilty pleasures--things that just fill up time, nothing more--crossword puzzles, magazines, movies, NAPS. I did manage a little crocheting and stitching, and snipping ephemera, and then more NAPS! But no guilt here, not this week:)

Speaking of ephemera...Lucky Me!!...last weekend, I heard from Mary that the random number generator picked me for her July Give Away! I'm very excited--Mary can come across some really incredible ephemera!!

One last thought...isn't it interesting how different one year can be from the previous year? A year ago Monday we left Kansas City headed for a week in Eagle Nest, NM. Rick and I have had the best time this week remembering that trip. The photo album has been out on the coffee table for us to refer to and things have come to mind that we hadn't thought about since returning home. It really can be a lot of fun!

For example, a year ago today we spent the day in Taos, NM...a perfectly gorgeous day! We ate the most delicious lunch and the sights, the sounds, the smells were the kind that fill my soul! And now, recalling it all, I'm filled again:)

Hope you're having a good weekend...



3rdEyeMuse said...

oh yeah, your peeps definitely know how to show you the love! :) soooo very happy to know that you are doing so well. continued speedy recovery.

Lurline said...

Sorry to hear you haven't been well, Marilyn - best wishes for a speedy recovery!
Hugs - Lurline♥

connie said...

I am glad to hear that all went well and you are on the road to recovery. I was in Taos several years ago and it is such a cool place. I love your photos. You should share more of them with us.

cindy said...

Glad to hear you are on the mend! LOVE the bicycle horn! What a hoot! Great idea. Keep sketching and keep getting better! :D

yapping cat

Sabii Wabii said...

Been there done that a year and a half ago! Life becomes much easier! Recovery can seem a bit slower than we think it should take...mostly energy level. Glad everything went well. You had the "fancy pants way" I had stitches.