Monday, May 16, 2011

Perk-me-ups

If there's a perk to being sick, it's the kind thoughts and get well wishes I have gotten from friends from all over. Thank you so much for sending all those cards and letters. 


I appreciate every one and if I could respond I would. I am still not feeling great yet and am working out the pain meds thing. I need to take something because I am not quite healed but more often than not the pills make me drowsy or woozy and because I have so many allergies, I am limited in what I can take. I also have had to limit my diet for awhile and go for soft and bland, very low fiber for a few months, which is not fun and sometimes boring, as much as I love mashed potatoes. It's definitely a challenge to try to be creative with soft, well-cooked vegetables and fruit and a little chicken or pasta on most days. I've handed over the meal preparation to my husband for awhile.


It's not quite this bad, but it might as well be . . . I have a taste for Chinese take-out or a nice big chopped salad - both no-nos.

Other perks from family and friends -



The turquoise bracelet was a Mother's Day gift from my daughter. Isn't it beautiful? The fabric was a gift from myself that I ordered before I went into the hospital - I knew I'd need something to perk me up when I was able to sew again.


Ingrid is anxious for me to get better so I can do yoga with her . . .


See, I still read real books . . .  This one is a wonderful collection of many of my favorite poems.


Do you see a certain color trend here?? I'm glad everyone associates me with that wonderful blue-green, turquoise, aqua color . . . I think I need to get cracking on the thank you cards soon.

11 comments:

  1. Wonderful gifts to help you on your way to recovery.
    I hope you continue to heal and can get back to the things you enjoy doing.

    Debbie

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  2. Best wishes for a quick recovery. From another Illinois quilter. :)

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  3. While l haven't sent a gift or a card, l am thinking of you and wishing a speedy recovery!!

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  4. Obviously, we all want to see you healthy again! You have touched our hearts as well as our minds.

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  5. What lovely gifts to help you recover!!! Each day gets closer to being the old you. I wish you continued good progress in your recovery Kathy!!

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  6. You sound like you are feeling better. And, you need a pair of loooong tongs so you can pick up the stuff that drops without having to bend. Of course, I doubt if you'll ever be able to pick up a card or paper that way! I'm playing with hexagons from a particular book I own... LOL. In fact another quilt I'm actually working on is from one of your books. Keep coddling yourself. I look forward to hearing more from you on SmallQuiltsTalk. .

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  7. Even though the thought of 'baby' food can be yucky, some of them are really tasty - especially the fruit selections. I tend to skip the green ones, though. It's amazing how much faster we heal with pain meds so I'm glad you're getting that worked out.

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  8. Hope you are feeling better. You have received some wonderful gifts and cards.

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  9. Best wishes to continue healing...Just now you really should be pampering yourself a bit with everything that makes you feel good and relaxed(everything you are allowed of course!;->

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  10. Love the bracelet from your daughter! I assume she made it? As far as the yoga goes, you'll probably need to motivate me to resume my yoga practice. I've been such a slug! Hope every day finds you feeling a little better.

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  11. Is that Jane Eyre I see you reading?

    My all-time favorite read!!

    Hope all this discomfort you're having now will soon be just a memory. (((Hugs)))


    Susanne

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