Tuesday, November 20, 2007

OK, moving forward!

Boy things can change so quickly. A week ago Turkey plans were foremost on my mind, but than things changed.........SHINGLES! Yucko. Today I feel quite a bit better. I spent a couple days just feeling really sick, that was until my good friend Carol (Nurse Carol) suggested I cut my pain pills in half and take a smaller dosage. That did the trick. Much better, much, much better. Thanks Carol. I know I have to take it easy, but at least I'm up off the couch and moving around. In fact I decided I wanted to go out for a bit, just for a change of scenery (something besides the family room :-)! Got out of my polka dot pj's and put on my favorite pair of shoes...polka dotted of course, and went out for a while. OK maybe not the best of ideas (ouch), but it was nice to be up and moving. I definitely will follow all of the doctors (and Nurse Carol's) orders. I want this to go away quick!

So I'm settled back down on the couch, back in my polka dot PJ's (nice and loose) and I hear the UPS Van. I know what that means. C H O C O L A T E!!! My chocolate swapping buddy Carol had alerted me that my box was on the way and sure enough..........
IT'S HERE! Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate...............sorry, I got a little sidetracked:-)! I haven't had any chocolate for well over a week. Part of the chocolate swap was to put the goodies in a handmade container. I open the box ......wait a minute.... I did just take a pain pill, OK half a pain pill, but what the heck this looks like a quilt! Inside the card Carol has signed "I hope you enjoy both the chocolate and the "container" "! This wonderful quilt being the container wrapped around the wonderful chocolate!

Wow, Carol the chocolate and quilt ...both amazing!. I love the Buggy Barn Trees and I have the perfect spot to display my new quilt, and the label on the back is very special. Hope the wonderful quilting shows up in the picture! You really made my day Carol! Once again, happy tears.......must be all the drugs! Thank you Sharon for hosting such a fun swap!

Thanks again for all the emails and comments...you guys are the best! I'm looking forward to Katie coming home Thursday night and spending lots of time with Katie, Megan and Matt, and then our big family Turkey Day on Saturday (the girls are taking over for me!) Hope that everyone has a very Happy Thanksgiving spent with lots of family and friends and yummy chocolate.................whoops, I mean Turkey :-)!

19 comments:

Mary Anne said...

Glad to hear you're starting to feel better! .... and how could you not! Look at that GREAT quilt !!! not to mention CHOCOLATE !!!! ENJOY !!!

sharon said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!! That quilt is amazing!!! I'm soooooooo jealous. I love it!!!! You are one lucky gal and you deserve it honestly!!! Soooooo did you have some chocolate? And where did you get those adorable shoes??? I love them!!

Cheryl said...

I'm going to wait a couple days on the chocolate so my stomach can really enjoy it. I just love the quilt..I feel so lucky. The shoes
are from DSW. Think they were only $17.00!

Perry said...

Glad you are feeling better. Love the quilt wrap your chocolate was in. And of course, the chocolate ain't too shabby either, lol.

Yvonne said...

Happy to hear that you are starting to feel better....cute shoes. Your quilt is wonderful...lucky you. Good idea to wait until you can really enjoy your chocolate. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Angie said...

So sorry to see that you've been dealing with such a painful ailment, girl! Do hope you're feeling better. :) LOVE, love your Chocolate swap...and ooooh the 'wrapping' that it was in is GORGEOUS! Enjoy! :D Happy Thanksgiving!

Darlene said...

That "Chocolate Container" should help cure you. :-) It's stunning and Carol is amazing.

Love the Polka Dot Shoes - can you click your heels and head to Polka Dot Land? LOL

I hope you continue to feel better - don't overdo and let your family take care of you.

Vickie E said...

That quilt is AWESOME! Whoa...how wonderful...you are soo lucky...

mar said...

OMG, you hit the Chocolate Lotto! A QUILT, and it's beautiful!!WOW! Bet that was enough to help you forget those shingles!! Happy Thanksgiving. I'm glad the girls are taking over and you will still be able to enjoy!

Nan said...

It's so great to know you are feeling better, Cheryl! Hooray! That chocolate swap gift from Carol is enough to cheer you up, that's for sure! What a gorgeous quilt, and the chocolate ain't bad looking either! All chocolate should come in 'containers' like that!
Glad you got up and about - I would too, if I had cute shoes like those to wear! LOL!

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Chookyblue said...

take it easy and don't overdo it.....relax with chocolate and your new quilt

donna said...

I was thinking about you hope you are feeling better. Have a nice thanksgiing and enjoy all your kids and family this weekend

Thimbleanna said...

Holy Cow! What an awesome container! And what a wonderful surprise to get when you've not been feeling well. Glad to hear you're feeling better! Love those polkadotty shoes! Happy Thanksgiving!

Doe said...

I'm glad you're feeling much better.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Darla said...

Cute quilt!!! Do you know which BB book that is in??? I didnt get a good look at the winter one before I left... I'll be back to visit in a week!! Hope you're feeling better!!!

Wendy said...

Lucky girl...chocolate and a quilt, what more can a girl ask for.

Enjoy your new goodies. Oh ya...those shoes are adorable.

Take care.

Kim said...

OMG! I love that QUILT! I want to join Sharon's next swap and ask for Carol as a partner! ROFLOL! Love your shoes too--I'm glad you were able to get up a bit because I know that can make you feel so much better in spirit, even if it is a little painful in body! Enjoy your family and your Saturday Thanksgiving!

sharon said...

Tell Ms.Kim if she joins the next swap I'm gonna be her partner!! Have I got plans for her. LMAO!!!! How are you feeling better today??? I sure hope so.