Thursday, March 5, 2015

Where to Start, Part 2

The weekend birthday party was a blast but the week after.....not so much. I woke up on Monday (Jellybean's actual birthday) with a raging RA flare that continued to get worse into Tuesday (Elijah's actual birthday). Flares just do me in as it seems they settle in my arms now and the pain reaches points where I cannot move any part of my arm. It's hard to describe the pain and I am so thankful that it doesn't happen often. I can't imagine having to deal with this pain on a daily basis like my grandmother did. I can understand completely why she cried so much. And she was bedridden; at least I am mobile the majority of the time. Luckily this one only lasted 4 or 5 days and by Friday, I was able to get out and do some things, which was good because for the next 2 - 1/2 weeks, I was housebound. Unfortunately, I didn't get much crafting done because I felt so bad.

My dear Hubs came home on Friday (my birthday) coughing and sneezing and complaining with chest congestion. He was sick all weekend and I ended up with a bad cough and headache on Sunday. I tried to tell him I truly did not want anything for my birthday or for Valentine's Day, but I guess he felt bad so he shared his cold with me. On Monday, he went to the doctor and found out he had bronchitis. He tends to develop that when he gets a cold.

Then the snow and ice started. We got a little bit on Tuesday and then got slammed on Wednesday.  It was cold and the snow just hung on. In the meantime, I lost my voice. With all the bad weather, Hubs stayed home and ended up not working all week. Then we got more ice and more snow. However, we've had nothing here compared to the folks up north, some of them getting over 100 inches of snow.

So we finally got rid of the snow and I was able to make my doctors' appointment on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Even though it was just going to the doctor, it felt good to be out of the house. Then we got another ice/snow storm today with highs only in the 20's after having a high of 70 F here on Wednesday. Weird!

So that brings me up to date. I'm working on a cross stitch piece and making baby hats for Taci. I'm also doing a CAL from but I'm about 4 weeks behind on that as I haven't started yet!  OOOOPS! But I will.

I have one more photo of Jellybean that I HAVE to share. This one put a huge smile on my face. My goodness, I love this boy! My daughter posted this one on Facebook the other day.

Abby: "Who are you calling?"
Jellybean: "I talka Mimi."

Thank you for stopping by. I so enjoy your comments and I enjoy your blogs. I hope everyone has a great rest of the week and weekend. Spring can't get here soon enough for me.



  1. Oh my what a week! Hope you are pain free soon and that you are both feeling better.

  2. Sharon you have had waaaay too much to deal with the past weeks haven't you? I'm so sorry to hear about all of it. I love being housebound, but on my terms. No sickness, aches etc. that way I can do whatever I want at home. :-). I've only dealt with this snow and ick for two weeks and I'm sick of it. I feels for the people that have had it all winter. Hope all is better for you now.

  3. Mercy!!! You certainly have had a string of challenges, Sharon! I hope our early Spring will come your way soon and that you and your hubby will feel better and better. I love Jellybean talking to his dear Mimi :-) I am almost done with my first crocheted hat for Taci's project. I am using Teresa Kasner's pattern and I love the way the shells look. I have never made a shell pattern anything so I am kind of excited :-) Wishing you and yours happy and warmer days! xx

  4. Jellybean is 2 already ... my goodness time flies. We have a first grandbaby due here ... still struggling with getting my head around my baby girl, who of course is all grown up really, having a baby of her own!

    1. Annie, what great news! You are about to begin a great part of your life. Yeah, it's hard to imagine your babies having babies but oh, the joy those little ones bring.

  5. Oh! dear that is a lot of not feeling well for you and your hubby. Do hope you are both better now. I've been amazed at the scenes on the TV when watching BBC World of the snow and storms in the USA. The weather seems so Topsy Turvey it just seems to get worse each winter. I really long for spring to show it is on its way.

    keep well

    Amanda xx

  6. Dear Friend, you have had your fill of "badness". I do hope that your weather is much more pleasant and that you are feeling better.
    Sending love, E.