Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Back again...


Some sweet spring flowers for you all. First, thanks to everyone who sent me messages, both private and on the blog, and checked up on me during these past weeks. I suspected all along that once the terrible winter ended I would snap out of it and feel human again. Roger's death and this past winter-from-hell really caused a storm of the century in my head and heart. Gradually, as the sun returned and the garden began to green-up I felt like a return to the living. The first sign of that came one recent morning when the window next to my bed was open enough for me to hear the birds in the thicket. That was followed by a chipmunk sighting in the yard and suddenly I felt like it was worth getting out of bed again. My family and friends have pulled me out of the gloom more times than I can count. Of course, a little Lucy loving always helps. Such a joyful little darling.

Yesterday I pulled put some fabrics for an autograph block for V of Bumble Beans. If you haven't gone over to see what she's up to grab a cuppa and spend a couple of minutes there. Very liberating. Speaking of liberating, I had a wonderful conversation on the phone with Debra of Debra's Design Studio(link on the right). That really perked me up. She put out a call for nine-patch blocks for a quilt to be auctioned for charity. It came out so lovely and she is now quilting it on her long arm machine. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

One of the most unfortunate side effects of these past months is how much I comforted myself with comfort food. Everything is tight and I feel like a slug. A return to Curves is on the list of things to do. I need to get moving again.

On that note, it's time to get dressed and get out to do some errands so I can get back before the thunderstorms predicted for later. On the list of good things I am enjoying lately, the Kindle is at the top. I have read more in the past weeks than all of last year. Problems with my vision caused me to cut back on the reading and he Kindle allows me to make the font large enough to be comfortable for me. I have to say that it's the best thing to come along in a long time. I got the case with a light so I can be anywhere and see clearly. LOVE!!Between that and Netflix I have kept myself entertained during the worst winter ever.


OK, off to the store, the Library to see Terry, the bank for a loan to buy gas and running between the raindrops back home to work on some sewing. Thnaks for stopping by.

6 comments:

Gypsy Quilter said...

I sure am glad that you're feeling better and that Spring has finally found you.

Libby said...

So good to see you back . . . . you're like the daffodil of the blogging world - a real sign that spring is on the way *S*

Suzan said...

Glad you are back! It was a nightmare of a winter, wasn't it? I also discovered Netflix this year...and my fanny is evidence of how many movies I have watched in the past few months! Once you are back and moving at Curves, think about a Zumba class. What a hoot and a fantastic workout!

Debra Spincic said...

Yep, we are all glad you are back-just like spring!

Gerrie said...

Spring has sprung
The grass has riz
I no longer wonder
Where Dee is!

Rian said...

Good to see you coming out of hibernation. Isn't it amazing what a little sunshine and flowers can do for the spirit. I was just telling Jim I need a Kindle. I often wake up [very] early and if I turn on the light to read I wake him up. So I open the laptop. Books are so much better--now that the Kindle comes with light.