sickly me

I’ve been sick. Came on me quickly Monday evening. Fever, chills, etc. Big time. Today I am feeling better and able to be up and about. It’s times like these that make me especially thankful for laptops, Ipods, cell phones, and my Nook. I don’t have to leave my bed to check my email, look at Facebook, watch a movie, etc. Though I spent a lot of the past four days sleeping. But, I’m on the mend and am feeling better.

I had a couple of posts I wanted to put up this week, so need to work on those. Just wanted to check in and let you know I’m still around.

Tuesday evening two of our daughters ended up in the ditch (icy roads and about 10* out there) and that took some time to set things straight. We are thankful for God’s watchful care over them while they waited in the car, then at a nearby gas station, then on the way home from there with DH, who had to go get them. And we’re thankful, too, for all the people who stopped and offered and/or tried to help them. Someone even tried to pull them out, but the ditch was too deep and too steep. They finally accepted a ride from a young lady and her little girl to the nearest gas station to wait for Dad. The lady offered to take them to DD’s house (30 miles away), offered them money to buy food, offered to sit with them at the gas station, offered to charge DD’s phone that was running down, etc. An hour after she left them there, she came back to check on them. How kind is that?? God set His angels around them and I’m very grateful. They are safe and sound and that is the important thing.

Today our temps are up to 36* and the snow and ice are melting. The south facing slope in our back yard is snow free, though the opposite north facing slope is still snow covered. From my perch on the second story, in the scrapbook room, it’s beginning to look better out there.

snow's melting

I’ve spent a little time working out patterns for a couple of vintage putz houses I saw online. I have bookmarked more of the little glitter houses online that I want to draw patterns for. January and February seem like good months to sit at the desk and work on such projects. I’ll keep you posted.

remaking an old pattern



  1. Posted January 14, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

    So sorry you haven’t been feeling well. Winter is a terrible time for things going round!

    So glad your daughters are ok- we have had some very icy roads here too and I am always hesitant going out on them

    I have been wanting to make some of those cute houses- just knew I was going to for Christmas but time got away.

    bee blessed

  2. Debbie
    Posted January 14, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    Rhonda, I’m glad you’re feeling better and that illness doesn’t put you out of touch 😀
    I am so thankful for the help your daughters received when they needed it. I have daughters and always pray for God to keep them safe on the roads.
    Your little houses are so cute. I have been saving boxes and materials to use to make one and hope to find time to do that soon. I sure appreciate your tutorials and help.
    Hope you get back on your feet quickly.

  3. Posted January 14, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, friends. 🙂 Maybe we should have a craft day sometime and make putz houses “together.” I have read lots of comments from people who want to try them.

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