Monday, October 07, 2013
I know. I have usually been posting on Tuesday and Wednesdays, but I thought I'd let you know that I am probably going to be away for a bit. Have been coming down with that cold/sore throat thing that's been going around and it's progressed to general misery now today.
I did make it to Dr. Topley's on Friday, though. Declined a physical or mammogram. My blood pressure was back in normal range and my heart and lungs sounded fine. He looked over all the lab work that was done at Dr. Sleckman's (rheumatologist) a few months ago--all looked fine. Off I went. At least we have touched base if something comes up in the future. ;)
Friday...I did add some collage paper to the workshop project. You can't see it, but there's a light green paper all around the flower and then I did the flower with red mulberry paper. That's as far as I got.
Friday night at 10:30pm I hauled down all my old non-stick pots and pans and put them downstairs by the mailboxes. (I waited until then so there was less chance of the maintenance man throwing them away.) At 7:30 Saturday morning I walked a letter down and they were already gone. Good! Somebody took them. :)
On our dark, drizzly Saturday afternoon I saw this woman who brightened up the parking lot briefly...
...with her gorgeous, rainbow-colored scarf. (Not sure what the proper name is for them.)
I still had the car all weekend because Dagan and Leah went out of town. Wasn't sure if I was going to go over to Joann Fabrics over the weekend or wait until Monday night and go with Leah (more fun, of course). I wanted to buy some fabric for book covers--faux leather and suede.
Saturday evening my throat started to get scratchy. I woke up Sunday and it was still the same. I wasn't really sick-sick yet, but felt like I was probably coming down with something, you know?
The sun came out for the first time in days.
I knew I would be even more miserable today (from the standing and walking) but I decided to go for it. I figured I wouldn't be able to get there for some time if I got truly sick, so it was kind of now or never. (Well, not never, but maybe weeks from now.)
I didn't know it, but they had a big fabric sale going on! Whoohoo! The faux leather was rather ugly, so I focused on the suede...brought home seven hunks (from 1/2 to 1 yard plus--because the red one was the end of the bolt).
All of them were 40-50% off--plus I had a coupon for 20% off my total purchase!! What a deal!
This is the strangest print, but I like it a lot. Has those darkened areas to make it look distressed or old...and the roses are kind of watercolory. I hope the print isn't too large to look good on a book cover.
Anyways, I survived the shopping trip and came limping home. My leg didn't do too terribly badly while I was still moving, but when I had to stand there while they cut all of these...of course, it went into the pain and numb mode. I was too happy to care! :):)
By late afternoon my nose started running and my head plugged up. (Always baffles me how a nose that runs that much can have anything left inside TO plug up?) I haven't slept well or long the last couple nights. I am now coughing a little this morning...have definitely progressed to being sick-sick.
I have more suede in more colors than I ever expected for less than I had left to spend this month. Whoohoo! My Dick Blick order is due to arrive tomorrow. I'll take pictures but I am really not sure when I'll be back. If I am gone for quite a while, just know that I am waiting for the misery to pass. This kind of thing gets worse before it gets better, as you know. So many people have been suffering with this awful cold/cough. I feel like I've been run over by a truck this morning...but I would have felt awful from the shopping trip regardless--LOL! ;)
Miss Karma is feeling quite fine.
This too shall pass.
We will see you when we see you. :):)
"Have patience with all things,
But, first of all with yourself."
Saint Francis de Sales