Monday, February 26, 2007

Lots to Up-Date!!!





I have lots of things to up-date today! First off - big hugs and congrats to our son, Ian, who won his first-ever "under-the-lights" tennis match on Friday!!!!!
Way to go, son - you've worked really hard and it showed!!!

In my "spare" (yea, right) time away from the courts, I have managed to do a bit of work on my "Come and Share" project. I don't know why this took such a bad picture - I really like the way it's turning out. I'm hoping that when it's finished, it will be a delightful addition to my "Tea"-themed kitchen.

I'm also working on a small project for a door-hanger Christmas pillow. Thus, the pic of the partially-finished Santa. I've decided to devote at least one day per week working on a project for Christmas. I'm going to finish that "left-over" 2006 Christmas Block design - no matter what!!! :)

I also finished a gift for my "Birthday Bloggers" exchange partner...but, since it's going to be a gift - I can't post it here just yet.

On the homeschooling front, we finished up the first volume of "Story of the World" and we're now happilly engaged in the second volume. We're nearly finished with our Chemistry study and will begin a unit on botany before too long. As I have a brown thumb, hand and arm, I'm not sure how succesful we'll be - I hope no little green plants will have to be harmed (by me!) in this new learning adventure.

Go hide your plants! :)

*Sharon

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Bumped, Battered and Bruised (but I bounce!!)

Sorry I've been MIA for a while. I do have a good excuse though....(not a fun one - but a good one!) About three weeks ago, I was playing a competitive game of tennis, jumped to reach backwards for a shot that I knew darn-well that I couldn't reach, lost my balance and fell down hard!!!
I hurt my wrist, shoulder, ankle and hip and also wound up with a nasty concussion. I seemed to be healing nicely for the first few days - but then, I woke up in the middle of the night with horrible eye pain in my right eye. My vision was blurry and I just felt "wrong".
Thank goodness, our best friend is an Opthamologist and saw me right away. It seems that when I fell on my head (note to self - DON'T do this ever again!!), I partially detached my retina and broke several blood vessels around and behind my eye. The pain was caused when enough blood pooled in my eye and couldn't "evacuate" itself. So - I was told to completely rest my eyes...no reading, stitching, computing, swimming, tennis, driving, etc. etc. etc. I wasn't even allowed to watch TV for long periods of time. MAJOR bummer!!!!
I passed the time mostly by letting Ian read to me ('course I had to listen to books HE wanted to read - -) =) and by playing lots of board games with the family. We made the best of a bad situation - but I am SO happy to be back among the blessed land of vision!!!
I'm still on restrictions for the amount of time that I can compute, read, stitch, etc...but I'm grateful to still have my sight!!

It feels so good to be picking up my needle again - I surely have the "itch to stitch"!!!
I hope I'll have some progress to share shortly.

It's good to "see" everyone again.....

*Sharon