Saturday, February 16, 2008

I Was Feeling The Love And Then Just Felt Sick

Valentine's Day started out to be a good day but went downhill fast.

1. I am happy to say that I won three of the ONE-World ONE-Heart blog giveaway project. Now being that I was very particular about the ones I entered - only ones in which I knew I would love to receive the artwork - I am very thrilled. My prizes will come from Cheryl, Kathy, and Dawn Marie. If you go to the link over each lady's name, you will see what is coming my way. However, Dawn Marie's was in the making, I think, at the time of her post.

2. I made a new friend in the blog world. While reading Ravenhill - I know, again, but just look at today's posting and see the beautiful fabrics she received. Anyway, I noticed Erna's comment that she was new at blogging, so I just had the thought to hop over to her place, in Holland, it turns out, and left a comment there. I was her first comment received, and she wrote to me very excited and is going to send a treat my way. I told her I should say, "No, please, you don't have to do that." But I would definitely like to see what she would send from home. Check out her blog. It is called Blij Als Mij. That's Dutch for "Happy Like Me." Great blog name! Say hello and make her doubly happy and check out her parents' hotel she mentions on her February 5 posting. Very nice. I might need a visit.

3. I embroidered the hanging heart above from some wool felt for a friend. She liked it enough to hang on her bedroom door. Great compliment, very appropriate.

4. Something personal: My son has been offered a full scholarship from a specific college program, including extra funds that he can keep for spending or saving!!! He has been accepted to two of his choices so far and needs to make his decision soon. In this case, it really is like the Emmy awards, "It's just an honor to be nominated!" We are so proud of him. And if he takes the full scholarship offer, I won't have to work more to keep his pockets filled while he studies!! My husband and I visited the department that offered him the full scholarship on 02/14/2008 - definitely felt the love there - and would feel just marvelous to have him choose that program.

Bad Day:
The bad day started Monday evening really. I began to feel a bit of a sore throat/sinus thing coming on. Tuesday it got closer, Wednesday it was full on and I was in a cloud, Thursday I developed complete - TOTAL - laryngitis while visiting the above college (not that my son minded me down to a whisper!), Friday worse, worse while we visited another college out of town, and today, Saturday, I couldn't take it anymore. I went to the Urgent Care, and I tell you there must have been 20 people in front of me with the same symptoms coughing, blowing noses, etc. I would have been there for hours. So, I got up my courage, called my friend whose daughter-in-law is a new doctor in the practice I go to, and asked her to have her call me from home. I felt bad about using my connections and a bit of guilt by mentioning the long line at the urgent care but not as bad as I would have felt had I stayed there all morning! Thankfully, the sweet girl told me to just come on over, so I actually made the house call and was treated to a Z-Pak.

I Started Feeling The Love Again…


Michelle Frae Cummings said...

sorry that you are not well, take care of yourself, with lots of rest!

Chris Worthy said...

I hope you are feeling better!!!