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April 7, 2012


Hello Prim Pals:

I hope everyone is well. For those of you with little ones I know you must be excited about Easter tomorrow. I remember the joy of having old fashioned egg hunts when Ashley was a little girl. I think about when the day will come that we are
having egg hunts for grandchildren.

We're having a roast of beef for dinner. Timmy can't eat ham so like at Christmas we've altered the menu a bit from our traditional menu.

I'm happy to say that the last shots I received did relieve my pain up until this morning. I am so blessed to have had all the past days with almost no pain. The good news is that I'm going in for round two of the injections on April 11th. The bad news is that I don't sew and blog very much after I have them. I missed everyone so much the last couple of weeks. But if we can get these injections to 'stick'
I'm going to be out of pain for quite a while, and then I can get back to sewing like a madwoman and keep up with my blogging!! Wish me luck...

I wanted to remind you all that I changed my blog and put current giveaways on their own page. And I've added several new ones today on the page. There might be one or two there that you weren't aware of. So make sure you check periodically, when you can. I won a blog template set from
Danice of Homespun Hannah's Blog and also
Danice's Blog Templates. Danice actually has quite a few different blogs. If you have some time, you could visit her and she has a tab for all of her blogs at the top of each one. She's extremely knowledge-
able about the blog codes and html and her blog templates are all free. I'm going to be using the one that I got in the giveaway soon. It's so beautiful.

My head is spinning with Americana projects and even Halloween and Christmas ones. Yes, I'm going a little cuckoo with ideas bouncing around. I keep a 5x7 yellow lined tablet and pencil next to me on an end table in the family room so that if and when I get a spark of an idea I can quickly write it down and make some very pitiful sketch of it. I cannot draw but I try and I "get" my crazy doodles when I look back at them. I have some beautiful indigo blue Schulte mohair that I want to make a rabbit or  bear from and dress in a delightful outfit with reds, whites and blues. I keep my Americana things out all year. I love it when I see someone make an Americana Santa!

The Mister has been in the basement all day long! He's been banging and shutting off water and turn-
ing the power on and off. Lots of muttering and a few swear words here and there drifting up through the heating vents. I asked very early this afternoon what he was doing and I still am not sure what it is that he's doing. He said to just keep fresh coffee brewing and he'd fill me in later. All I know is that whatever he's doing is #4 on his To-Do List. Hmmm...

Did I tell you that he re-arranged our whole sun room and set me up with a wonderful work space? I love being out there. I just need him to put the desktop computer and printer/scanner/fax out there and my little television and I'll be in heaven.
The cats like to be out there and love laying on the sofa and watching the birds and squirrels. And I have a handy place to lay down and rest when I start to hurt and get tired. I love it when it's warm out and the windows are all open in the spring and summer and the breeze blows through. There are eight windows on three sides so it's a wonderful room to be in. I remember when we went to my Grandma's house in South Carolina that me, my sister and our cousins used to sleep out on the 3 season porch. It was all screened in and just about the only place you could find any relief from the heat during the summers. And there was a lake nearby that we used to go swimming in, too. We didn't go there very much because it was so far away but I started remembering while hubba was working on our porch. The screens are in so pretty soon we'll be enjoying the balmy weather out there. We can be together while I sew, too.

My stitching on the Polly Daggett sampler wasn't moving along for a while because the new medicine I'd been given had made me so awfully drowsy and I've been dozing all during the daytime. I had an
EMG at the Pain Center this past Wednesday and the nurse assured  me that I would be getting used to the medicine as soon as I completely switched over, I have to gradually go off of two medications while I'm taking the two new ones. So it will be about 3 weeks or so before I'm back to myself again. I've been sleeping during the night which is wonderful because I haven't been able to for years.
I was actually wide awake at 6am for a while there before I started the new stuff. It was such a great feeling to sleep and get up in the morning like normal people instead of being awake all night!

I've been adding new followers for the past few weeks and I'm so thrilled. Thank you to all of the newbies and to my regular buddies. I still remember squealing last year when I had my first follower! It's anniversary time for a lot of you and I'll be blogging for one year in May.

I'm going to get a little time in stitching on the sampler and watch some movies with the hubba if he ever comes out of that basement. Boy is he going to be hurting.

I wish everyone a very HAPPY EASTER!


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~Sara said...

Glad you are feeling a little better. I will have a one year blogging this month. I have met so many nice people. Blessings for a nice Easter weekend. ~Sara

marly said...

I'm sorry you're in pain and sure hope they get the perfect spot for the injections to work. Sleeping on a porch in the summer sounds wonderful! Have a blessed Easter!

Kays Kids said...

I do hope the treatment works and your pain can be relieved. Enjoy the sun and the breeze on your face. It is so lovely to feel a breeze when you have been house bound for a long time.
Happy Easter

Mugwump Woolies said...

Happy, happy Easter! Glad you are feeling a bit better. Hope you and yours enjoy a wonderful, blessed Easter Day!
Take good care,

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Susan,
I so hope all goes well with your new treatments!! Sounds like you are going to have a lovely day and just enjoy each and every moment of it!!
May you have a most Blessed Easter my friend!!
Warm Hugs~~

TheRustyThimble said...

Happy Easter Susan have a wonderful day

Traci said...

Wishing you a Blessed Easter Susan... hope you find relief from the pain that you are dealing with... Hugs, Traci

frontporchprims said...

Oh what could be behind #4? My goodness. Are you allowed to go down and peek? We are having a fun easter with the little one's today. So glad you are finally sleeping at night:) What wonderful childhood memories. Wishing you a happy Eastser. -Steph-

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I sure hope you get some relief from the pain, too. I know that is miserable and drugs have so many side effects, too. Love the sound of your sun porch. Enjoy your day, my friend!

Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

Happy Easter! I wish You all the best~

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

well here's hoping those shots work and you start to feel good..oh your sunroom sounds so nice..we are enclosing our back porch this year (fingers crossed) and I think there is going to be a daybed of sorts to go out and sleep on and relax and enjoy the weather..I can't wait to decorate it..already doing it my you had a great easter and a nice week ahead.;)

Angie Berry said...

My hubby is the 'traditional ham at every holiday meal' kind of guy, so roast for Easter sounds delicious to me!

Susan, I'm so sorry that you have all this pain and have to have the shots. I do pray that this last round will make you feel good again.

I follow Danice's blogs... she is a sweetie to offer all that tech stuff for us, especially someone like me that doesn't have a clue, hehe! Congratulations on winning one of her template sets!

Oh girl, I'm an Americana lover also! I am slowly making my living room into primitive patriotic. I love looking at it year round. I have an Americana santa that I keep out year round, lol!

How wonderful of your hubby to fix you up in the sunroom! Sounds like the perfect place to craft and create! I would probably never leave that room, hehe. Sweet memories of Grandma's house... don't you just love how some memories never leave you? I do!

Glad you're finally getting some sleep at night Susan, that is wonderful! Hopefully you are on your way to being a crafting machine! =]

Deb Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

I am hoping and praying that the new medications and shots continue to work for you Susan, so happy to hear that you are able to sleep through the night! You will have to let us know what Mr. Glen Oaks was working on in the basement, it all sounds very mysterious! Your sun room sounds like heaven, enjoy your little piece of paradise and can't wait to see your samplar and your new creations that you've 'doodled', I know they will be wonderful! Deb

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