Tuesday, November 17, 2015


Karma's even tired of hearing my coughing fits.
 I am still sick as a dog.  
Wonder where that saying came from?
I usually write Tuesday morning...been trying to work on this since 4pm...just to let you know I am still breathing.  Even if it is only out of my mouth or one nostril--LOL!
I took these pictures with my cell phone and have no idea why some of them came out sideways.  Regardless, last week I got some happy mail from Jeannie that was wrapped up in tissue paper with pretty silk flowers on the top.
She sent me one of these pocket letters I have seen people making lately. 
It's filled with pretty cards, flags, and post it notes.  Lots of little things I can use. 
Thanks so much, Jeanie!!  This is absolute proof that you really are unpacked now in Korea, feeling better, and playing in your studio.  :) :)
Leah came over Sunday night.  We are both sick, but she is much more functional than I am.  We got out the new MISTI.  (WE LOVE IT!!)  Leah stamped and I propped up the cards to dry on the craft table.  We got all the fronts stamped for a set of 100 very simple Christmas cards.  
She's planning on coming back this Sunday, too, to work on stamping the inside sentiment.  I'm sure glad I had done the cutting and folding of the card stock last year--whew!  Quite useless right now.
Oh, and guess what!?
I won this giveaway on Cindy Utter's youtube channel!

I recently started following Cindy (who also has fibro and chronic pain).  The box arrived yesterday.
OMG!!  She said she was going to put a few more things in there...but wow!
Even some hand-painted papers and a couple little handmade books/journals...
...some crayon/colors and extra stencils...
...tags and things...
...some pretty dimensional canvas stickers and all those Dylusions sprays!!!
Wow!!  Wow!!  Wow!!
Thanks so much, Cindy!!!  I feel so lucky to have won all these goodies.  :) :)  As soon as I am well again here I will finally be using my brand new studio in my brand new apartment.  Unexpected gifts are like a christening of that room, aren't they?  Awesome!!
As for T Stands For Tuesday...Leah dropped me off some medicines yesterday...so I am drinking other stuff besides my coffee in my red mug.  ;)  I was able to sleep in my bed last night, so that's a plus.
I am not sure if I will make it around to visit everybody over at Elizabeth's this week...but I wanted to at least say hi.
Oh!!  Yesterday when I ran out in the cold wind and drizzle to Leah's car to grab the sick-person-supplies-mercy-delivery...well, Ian thought he was going to be coming inside to Gramma's.  It was the first time he has cried because he didn't get to visit me.  Awww!  When I feel better I'll have to have a sweet little visit with that boy.  ;)
I am too tired and weak to even go hunt for a quote.  Just hope you are having a much healthier week than I am expecting.  LOL!  :)


Linda Kunsman said...

Oh dear Rita , sending healing thoughts your way. But it sounds like you are being well attended to, and how uplifting to receive such generous gifts and giveaway wins-lucky you! Rest up my friend so you can enjoy those new supplies real soon. Happy T day!

Janie Junebug said...

I'm sorry you're sick, but I'm glad you made out like a bandit with the giveaways. It's sad but kind of sweet that Ian wanted to see you and couldn't. Now you know how that sweet boy feels about you.


Anonymous said...

I thought I told you to feel BETTER!!

Darla said...

Sorry to hear you have a bug Rita. I think your package arrived just at the right time. Must have given a little boost to your day. I'm not familiar with "pocket letters" I'll have to see what I can find out about them. Feel better soon!

TexWisGirl said...

you've been getting some sweet surprises. feel better soon.

Linda said...

Your cat is adorable, I love your photos and what you won in the giveaway.

As far as your coughing goes, here is a video, which is short and sweet, and tells you how to make your own cough syrup (natural, no chemicals or side effects).


I hope you feel better very soon! Hugs. :)

ChicagoLady said...

I hope you feel better soon!

Valerie-Jael said...

Sorry you are sick, get well soon. Love all the goodies you won, congrats. Have a better week, hugs, Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am also sorry to hear you have been sick. I know how long it takes to get well, so I hope you are better soon.

I am also sorry that Ian didn't get to spend time with you and cried. But the good news is that big score you won. It was a great win.

Thanks for sharing your meds and your mug, as well as your week with us for T this Tuesday, although now it's Wednesday because your host is running even later than you.

Desiree said...

Aw, so sorry to hear that dastardly virus is still plaguing you, Rita! I had hoped you were starting to be well and truly on the mend. I guess these things have a habit of running their course though. Sorry to know Leah is also still feeling below par! But very glad to know you managed to make some headway with your card making on Sunday and what a wonderful surprise your two delightful parcels must have been. Everything you love!!

Big hug xxx

Viktoria Berg said...

Hope you will soon be better and happy as a clam rather than sick as a dog. (Where did THAT come from?) That win would´ve cheered me up, too, congratulations! Happy T-Day!

DJan said...

Take care of yourself, dear Rita! You need more time than the usual person to recover, I'm sure, and after all the stress of moving, your body has said "no more" and you should just let yourself get well. Congratulations on that HUGE giveaway win! :-)

GrandmaG said...

Such an awful illness sweeping the nation. Three weeks later and my husband's still hacking up phlegm! Your comment about having cut and folded last year reminded me why I like to have all the holiday stuff done weeks in advance. I remember a few years back when I got a 48-hour stomach virus two days before our Christmas Eve celebration. Jim had to clean and chop the veggies for the stew but we got through. People barely got out the door to go home and he came down with the same thing! But we were careful and no one else got sick. Hope you're feeling at least a little better by now. Take care.

Krisha said...

Oh, your poor dear, how offal it is to be so sick. Hope you get to feeling much better real soon.
Congrats on your win! THAT is a lot of goodies.

Carol Samsel said...

Oh Rita, I feel your pain :( Sending you all the healing energy I can ♡ You have hit the jackpot on GOOD MAIL!!!! Have fun with all of your fun new stuff.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Sorry to hear that you are not well, hope your cough goes away soon as I know how much coughing sucks and it hurts your chest and can give you a headache as well

pearshapedcrafting said...

It is horrible that you are not well! I hope you get to play with your goodies soon! Belated happy T Day, Chrisx

Far Side of Fifty said...

I was hoping you were all better! I hope you get some relief from the cough soon...if not perhaps you need to see a Dr:)
Wow you got some great packages in the mail!!! Hope you can play in the studio soon:)

Serena Lewis said...

So sorry to hear you are still sick, my friend. How awful for you! Poor Leah too. Nice of her to drop off a care package though. Little Ian will be looking forward to visiting again especially being that he missed out this time around. Congratulations on your big win... lots of awesome goodies! Lots to play with when you're feeling better.
Get well soon.

Love and hugs xo

Anonymous said...

Oh no - so sorry to hear you are ill! No fun!

What lovely pocket letters!

Sherry Ellis said...

Sorry you are still sick! Hope you get better soon!

Friko said...

Poor Rita.
I sincerely hope you will soon recover your health and your spirits. Until then, rest up.

Best of luck.

Anonymous said...

Gosh, hate to hear you feel so crappy.
I haven't been doing well myself...at least you got a post out. I haven't done that.
But I don't have the croop just my normal stuff worse. I hope you feel better soon
Must have grand baby visits soon.
Much love. Wendy

AliceKay said...

I hope you're feeling better now.

Looks like you hit the jackpot on goodies. :)

Karla B said...

Hope you get well soon Rita!Congrats on your win. Fabulous goodies anf what your friend sent is priceless!Love, love your post!Happy T day:)!

Intense Guy said...

"Sick as a dog," which means "extremely sick" and dates back to at least the 17th century, is also not so much negative as it is simply descriptive. Anyone who knows dogs knows that while they can and often will eat absolutely anything, on those occasions when their diet disagrees with them the results can be quite dramatic. And while Americans may consider themselves "sick" when they have a bad cold, in Britain that would be called "feeling ill." "Being sick" in Britain usually means "to vomit."

So to really appreciate the original sense of "sick as a dog," imagine yourself seated in the parlor having tea with the Vicar on a lovely Sunday afternoon, when Fido staggers in from a meal of sun-dried woodchuck and expresses his unease all over your heirloom oriental carpet. It's actually rather amazing that goldfish aren't more popular.

Sources: http://www.word-detective.com/061202.html