I've been collecting seashells for as long as I can remember. From east to west, coast to coast, and shore to shore, I always find a treasure to keep, and adore.

Monday, April 8, 2013

A Long Journey

Hey there! I'm so sorry I sailed off without a word, but I was swept away on a long journey to the Isle of Ill. Oh my, and how ILL! So very ill in fact that I spent a few days in the hospital!!! A triple combo of maladies besieged me, and I seriously felt as if I may not ever return from my journey. Viral Pneumonia, pleurisy, and costochondritis laid a whoopin' on me. I was engulfed in misery and so much pain :( I would have rather walked the plank than deal with all of that! One doctor at the hospital said to me: "you have more autoimmune diseases than I've ever heard of." hahahaha! That's what they all say when they meet me! But I am so much better now :D I'm still not quite up to full speed, but I will be soon! I've been on 2 antibiotics and lots of corticosteroids (Prednisone and Solu-medrol)

Of course, as soon as I did feel decent, Spring decided to finally stick around, and it was time for some yard work. I may have over done it just a tad (but hubby did all the heavy stuff!) My thumb has been killing me ever since....a little arthritis flare has it red, swollen, angry, and painful....but as soon as it feels better I will be making things again. My ribs hurt a little this morning, so not too much stretching for me right now.

I know I have missed so much, and I will get around to some blog hopping and answering some emails. I couldn't even bear to sit at my computer these last few weeks, and it wouldn't have done any good as my mind was consumed with the pain in my body. I've also missed the last 2 Harvest Village shows :( and you may have noticed I closed my Etsy shop for a while. I opened back up this morning! I can package orders again :)

I ummmm have been on Facebook, and playing games....thanks to my new iphone :) I did read some blogs posted there, but couldn't post for incoming calls and texts! This morning I downloaded the Blogger App and I can't wait to try it out, but I so did want to lay my fingers on this computer keyboard and say HI! and touch base with all my blogger friends!!!

Thank you so much for the emails and well wishes!!! They have been so appreciated!!! I'm sorry it takes me so long to get back to you (I have answered a few from my phone!) I am so loving the iphone technology :) So much in fact that it is on the charger almost as much as it is off hahahaha. I got hooked on Angry Birds, and played some Bejeweled Blitz. Then I found Tap! Paradise Cove and have been hooked on this game ever since. OMG! It's fun! I have ships, houses, and merchants out on islands, and battle and defeat pirates (okay, I have lost 2 times!) You can talk to a mermaid and gamble with her slot machine, but I have seen her cavorting with the pirates and she will rip you off more times than give you good winnings. You have to be careful when dealing with the mermaids! Ya, so this is what I have been doing lately. Just playing :)

Annnnnd I've always wanted to name my home, and after this past weekends yard work and new plants, (and all of the indoor decor) I've decided to name my tropical beachy abode...Paradise Cove!

I'll show ya'll what we did tomorrow! As soon as it's lighter outside I'll make the rounds with my camera. I also see a beach weekend in my near future ;)

Oh yeah! I feel MUCH better now :D


Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Good gosh girl! I'm so glad you are feeling better and I'm also glad you found a way to occupy yourself in the process! I'm terrified to play those games because I know I would never get anything else done!! Paradise Cove...sounds so lovely and now I have a name to a place I long (and plan) to visit! Hope you're up to 100% soon my friend!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm happy to see your post and know you are feeling better. It's just nice to be up and about while we're having this gorgeous weather. Take care of yourself and try not to do too much too soon. Love the name of your home...it fits perfectly. Sweet hugs!

Migrainista said...

Welcome back dear Della! I'm so happy to hear you are almost back to normal. I've missed you :)

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I am SO glad you're back and on the mend. I have MISSED you. You need a day at the beach to sit in the hot sun and play with the seashells.

Cheryl Kraynak said...

Welcome back, dear one!

Sheryl Hastings said...

Welcome back! It's so nice to see you feeling better and back to your writing. I've really missed your posts and the sunshine you share along with it.

I love the name you chose for your house. After all, it's your very own paradise!

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