Sunday, February 11, 2007


What a terrible past few days I have had. I have been sick with a horrible sinuse infection. My head has felt like it was going to blow up. I have suffered through working 2 half days thursday and friday, then retreating back home to the comfort of my bed. Finally yesterday morning I said enough and went to the doctor. I gladly accepted 2 shots , 1 shot of antibiotics in on hip and 1 shot of coritsone in the other. I also came home with a round of antibiotics and decongestants. I stayed in bed most of the day yesterday, but today I am feeling a little better. At least my head is now at a dull ache instead of feeling like it was in a vise grip.
I think its been stuck inside for the past month in the dry heat. Its been so cold here that you just couldn't get out much or turn the heat down. I am going to try to find a cool mist humidifer, I think that would help alot. But hopefully I am on the road to recovery and hopefully spring will be here very soon. Hey, at least I am not living in upstate NY where they have 100 inches of snow and more on the way. I Love snow,,but definetly not that much, lol.

We are expecting rain tomorrow and tuesday, and thats a good thing, maybe it will wash all the germs away. We have had alot of sickness in our schools.
So I haven't done alot of art in the past week. But I did do a few things last week-end that I have not posted.
The picture at the beginning of my post are some 4 x 4 chunky pages that I did for this months swap in one of my groups. They are prettier in person, I made them on some embossed silver paper but the embossing doesn't show up.
The picture below are some bookmarks that I made for a swap. I did them in an Asian theme. Week before last when Rosie and I were at Hobby Lobby we found some great orgami paper and I used this on them.

Next are some wonderful ATCs that I recieved from a Valentine swap. The first one is my dear friend Vicci's.
Isn't that pretty,,looks good enough to eat,,thanks Vicci! The next one is from my own dear Mother, my bestest friend and fellow birthday mate, lol. Another pretty one from her.
The next one is from my other bestfriend, the incredible Ms. Rosie. I Love her ATCs too. She has taught me some tricks on doing some ATCs,,I think she has been doing them secretly for years,lol.
And yesterday I got some more sweet greeting cards from my Girl, Rosie,,one was a wonderful birthday card and another was a Valentine with an ATC in it.

Here is the ATC below.
I also recieved another pretty Valentine ATC from a swap I did on Swapbot. This is it below.
It sure did help me feel better when I recieved these goodies in the mail. This morning when I tried to sign into my blog, it pretty much forced me to change over to the new beta version. Yes, I had been putting it off because I had heard that it took a long time to change over. Well they must have perfected the switch because it was a complete breeze. It took maybe 2 minutes to do, and every thing was the same, I didn't lose any thing. Whew,,glad I didn't as that would have topped off the way this whole lousy week-end has been, lol.
I hope every one else has had a great week-end. My thoughts are turning towards spring now. Ready to play in the dirt!!!


Janet said...

I'm sorry you have been sick. I hope the meds do the trick and you're feeling better soon. You got some beautiful things in the mail! You should have something else showing up in your mailbox before too long.
And WOW!....I love those bookmarks. They are gorgeous.

Mary Timme said...

Oh my, I know how that is. I'm almost all well from my bout and that is a horrid cold that gets in the sinus and just rattles you to the underpinnings. I'm so glad you are getting better!

Those bookmarks are to die for lovely. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm! I mean it too.

Maryellen said...

Yuk Beth, that is no way to spend your B'day. Hurry up and feel better. I've been pretty sick myself, turns out I poisoned myself pretty bad by mistake. Be careful with Calcium. It deposits in all parts of your body and it does not feel good at all.

The cards you are getting are so great. It must really be overwhelming.

Kentucky Gal said...

Gal!! I know how bad those seenus's can hurt!!
Bless your heart!!
I hope you are on the road to recovery...two shots orta do it doncha think?
I love all of the ATC's, very pretty!!
And we are expecting more snow here too over Monday night and into Tuesday...jiminy will it ever quit? I'm like you I can't wait to get out and play in the dirt!!

Gail said...

Praying for a speedy recovery for you. What a wonderful bunch of ATCs you recieved. I put the 4x4 aside to finish a Key West Fabric and felt ATC that I will post in the morning. Be Blessed

dogfaeriex5 said...

you have great atcs and friends!!!
and isnt nice to have a valentine from your mum! lovely! do take care..

LisaOceandreamer said...

You poor dear, I'm so sorry you've been so sick. Shots are never fun but if they help it's worth the stick.
I am absolutely amazed at all the wonderful art you've been have quite an array. Your own art is wonderful, love those book marks!
I am about to start your quiltie for the Friendship Piece swap. I have 2 left to do and can't find the list if it's you or Robyn next - so I'm going to make them both.
I didn't know your birthday was coming up...hmmm.
Feel better, stay warm and drink lots of fluids!

Rosa said...

You did wonders with that origami! WOW! I can't remember if I've used mine yet. I'm in such a fog. Grrrrr. xo