Monday, December 22, 2008

On the Mend...

Thanks for all the good wishes!  Emily is doing much better.  Her incision is still sore, and it hurts for her to turn her head.  But overall, the worst is over.

I, on the other hand, got worse before I got better.  I have been bed ridden or sofa-ridden for days.  Hubby has been taking up the slack.  He took me to the doctor today.  I've never been so happy to get a shot in the rear!!!

It took the injection an hour or so to start working.  I'm finally feeling a bit human again.  We're supposed to be hosting our family on Christmas Eve afternoon.  I think they're all afraid they'll get sick, but I don't think I'm contagious.  And I'm thinking two days from now, I'll really be a lot better.  Then on the 26th, maybe I can work on THE Quilt again, because I haven't felt like walking up the stairs to the studio for days, much less standing and fusing bit of fabric.

I got the nicest e-mail from a friend, Patty B., this afternoon with well wishes.  She sent me the follow "green" tip that I want to share with you:

"I wanted to tell you about my "green" Christmas.  Ray's family had their family Christmas get together Saturday night.  I had several small children to buy presents for.  When I looked at paper Christmas bags, they are anywhere from $2-5 and just get thrown away.  I had read somewhere that a good idea was to buy a market bag instead.  Winn Dixie had green market bags for 99c so I bought them for all the kids.  It turned out to be my great nephew's favorite present.  He put all his toys in the bag and carried it around all night saying, 'ho ho ho.'  He's four.  It was so cute.  So 'going green' was a big success this year.  Last year I made bags out of extra fabric, but the time just wasn't there this year so this was a great alternative, and cheaper than buying a 'throw away, bag."

What a great idea!


Kay said...

What a great idea for packing up the gifts. That is one I'll have to store away for next year for the grandbabies. They'll be just the right age to love putting their toys in the bags.

Joan said...

Glad to hear that you are in time for the big day.
Great gift wrap idea.

Joan said...

That should say 'well in time for ....'Just shows how tired i am . Just off shopping for a few presents was going to catch train into town(London) but decided to shop locally as it will be soooo crowded.

jano said...

My daughter is doing this for everyone this year. Wish she had told me earlier. She bought me some really cute bags at Fresh Market with sunflowers on them. They are larger than most bags you find.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Glad to hear everyone is feeling better. The market bag for gifts is a great idea. I've been buying thrift store sheets to make a bunch of market bags and stop using the plastic, but my good intentions were better than my actions so far. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Judy.