This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

a broken arm...the first 2 weeks

nothing funny about my situation at the moment...
but i had to smile when i looked up one day in my sewing room...
and saw this lol sign...
just the happy colours in it, and what it said...

something intriguing here is happening...
my dear friend geo (no blog) is sending me little cheer up letters regularly and with each one is part of a little puzzle...mmm wonder what the end pic will be...

pic of my arm here...the purple bit went all black...a bit scary looking...

mr armchair is run off his feet caring for me and jojo...
he had a significant birthday last week and had to pick up his own birthday cake...
buy his own candles...buy his own birthday chinese dinner which he didn't like anyway...
cancel an overnight stay (yes with jojo)...
a birthday to remember...


a visit from my friend fiona (no blog) saw her bring 'round this gorgeous bunch of happy flowers and...

some slings that she made up for me...
how cool is that...
and yesterday she brought 'round a very much appreciated casserole...
what a difference that made to hubby's rather full on days...
thank you so much dear fiona...we scoffed that down and loved it...
such a thoughtful gesture and so very much appreciated...


for mr armchair's birthday we had a visit from our dear son and his partner...
they had not long ago come back from patagonia and brought back some gifts for us...
above is a tshirt for mr armchair...

a label for some handspun wool for me...


2 hunks of it....about 500g...
now i'll have to track down some patterns, thinking perhaps a vest...

they also went to tahiti and brought back for jojo this plaited leather necklace with a shell centre...
the back is held together with a shell over a loop...

meanwhile, while they were here candles were lit for a dinner that danelle (son's partner) had requested from the latest issue of delicious. magazine...i was going to make this for birthday dinner for mr armchair...

and here she is preparing a salad...



and the meal made both by danelle and james...macadamia-crusted fish with herb salad...

followed by blueberry crumble...recipe by donna hay
absolutely delicious...thank you so much danelle and james...

this won't be a regular occurence as they live 5 hours away...

these last 2 weeks have brought around lots of changes here...
the world is still going on...people are still busy...
and i feel like i have stepped aside and am a spectator...

i found these few quotes at lenna's website...

1.  Life is not fair, but it is still good.
2.  When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3.  Cry with someone.  It is more healing than crying alone.
4.  Everything can change in the blink of an eye.  But do not worry; God never blinks.
5.  Take a deep breath.  It calms the mind.

off to physiotherapy next week...so looking forward to stitching again...
and i'll never take the use of 2 arms for granted again...

24 comments:

Notjustnat said...

Poor Mr armchair had to put up with a takeaway on his birthday! In the means time you just sit on that couch giving order LOL!!!

That arm doesn't look too good at all. Hope you take care of so you can get back to stitching and blogging soon. Geo always have something up her sleep for us. Love Nat

Ann's Quilting - Journey said...

Hello Ingrid, I hope you recover soon! What a lovely son and partner to make such a delicious dinner for you. Don't worry about the Chinese meal, once you have recovered you can make a delicious dinner and celebrate in style!! Take care Ingrid, nice that you have such good friends to drop in with treats. All the best of good health from now on! Ann

Sue said...

Two weeks down and that much closer to being right again. I'm sure everyone will appreciate you all the more after you return to full force.

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh darling, ouch!! So glad you liked your goodies, wishing you well & maybe a postponed birthday party for that special lovely husband of yours?? Love Posie

Terry said...

The puzzel bit are so Georgina.
Nice friends and children to help out with the food.

You can look forward to a catch-up Birthday with Mr Aemchair

Hang in there

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning sweet and BEAUTIFUL Dzintra! You are learning a lot having to stay quiet and ponder...that happens doesn't it? And we learn that so many people care about us when we all stop long enough to express it. I LOVE THE BLUEBERRY CRUMBLE YOU ALWAYS SEEM TO HAVE!!! And all the reminders at the end on how to live are so true dearest. God never changes...enjoy a beautiful day, Anita

Fer said...

Glad you're mending, and hugs for Mr Armchair!

I love the look of that wool. Are you a member on the Ravelry site? There's a lot of free patterns or ones to buy that can be downloaded as a PDF (I'm rather hooked on this site at the moment!).

Vintage Sandy said...

Dzintra...hoping time passes quickly for you I'm sure it's not fun but enjoy being pampered...still keeping you in my prayers hang in there girlfriend!!
Hugz

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,

Love the idea of your friend teasing you with the puzzle. Hope the Postie is up to date. Your slings are beautiful, so much nicer than the plain white ones.
Good on your family cooking for you, I see you lent the apron.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Pooch Purple Reign said...

it sounds like you are making the best of your situation. your dinner sounds amazing. the time will go fast till you heal
~laura xx

Annabelle said...

Glad to see you are very well taken care of Dzintra. Soon you'll be able to get back to your regular routine but in the meanwhile take this opportunity to read and dream up some ideas for what you would like to create both in your quilts and cooking.
Sending hugs, best wishes for a quick recovery and a tiny package to your wonderful part of the world.

Annabelle >A_A<

Chookyblue...... said...

i'm coming to your place for dinner......hope the arm is mending well.........

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello there pretty lady with the sling! That smile shines so beautifully, and to have a magnificent day to enjoy, how much more you must shine. Healing and love to you, Anita

The Clip Cafe said...

Ouch! that does look sore but how nice to be getting visits and mail (love the puzzel idea!) That food looks very delicious! You are rocking that sling!! xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh NO! No pink for you during your time of meds? That is too bad. I too am on meds for hormonal acne...yep...I have NEVER had acne in my life, and for the last 3 weeks have had a slight case of pimples! I went to the doctor and she examined it and thought it could be on account of hormonal changes...yep, I'll be 53 in April! But is is amazing how just in the last 3 days of taking the meds, my skin is normal again! BUT NO MILK PRODUCTS FOR ME!!! I must have milk in my tea!!! I CAN'T STAND IT!!! Oh well....I am always thinking of you dearest, Anita

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Oh Dear Dzintra
So sorry to hear of your woes.. hope the arm isn't so painful now.. but i suspect it might be seeing it can't be in a cast to prevent movement

sorry I haven't been over earlier.. I haven't been at home and access to my pc or blog much.. so behind in everything... What a sweet friend Fiona is to make you those pretty slings... You must be the best dressed arm on the south coast!! hehe...

Take care.. and hope you and Mr Armchair and Jojo get a well deserved break [pardon the pun].. ciao xxxx Julie

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Dear D -
I've already boo-hoo'd for you so now I send one out to Mr. Armchair. I know you'll make it up to him with another delicious meal when you're healed. I hope I never need to wear a sling again, but if I do I'm borrowing your pretty ones. You have the most wonderful friends.
I really should still be doing strength exercises for my arm but I've gotten lazy. Stretching is a must though. Don't worry - I'll badger you about it as time moves on.
Best wishes,
Catherine
...and thanks so much for visiting my art blog and leaving such a nice comment.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh I tell you, I can celebrate just coming to your blog, Dzintra! Ruben would love every bite of these lovely dishes! WE ARE OFF TODAY TO PARTAAAAAY!!!! Love to you, Anita

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

What a trying time for you and Mr. Armchair right now! If I lived close enough I'd come over and help you! I know oh so well how you feel from the Carer viewpoint and the broken bone! It doesn't feel like much of a consolation right now, but time heals~ Take care dear Dzintra xxxVicki

catita said...

Lovely patagonia t-shirt
However, it was from the "wrong side of Patagonia" :>(
he got it from the Argentinian side rather than the Chilean side!
xoxoxoxoox

Simone de Klerk said...

What a lovely post, Dzintra! Your arm looks ouch... And such wonderful friends around you, helping you in many different ways.
Poor Mr. Armchair. He must be so busy with all the extra he is doing. Say hi to him (o: And wish him a happy belated birthday.
Some lovely presents from your son. Wow, he's got taste (o:
Take care mijn lieve vriendin! xo

My Grama's Soul said...

You do seem to be getting along quite nicely with that broken wing of yours. LOL LOL Take care of it so you will mend nicely.

Hugs,

Jo

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

I thought you'd love that! It's 2 in the morning here and I'm about to go to bed...but what fun it is to have some wine and listen to the Bee Gees! My friend is one of the greatest recording engineers in the world...seriously...and he is very close to your boys from Australia. I've always been a huge fan. Music has played a big role in my life.
Gotta hit the sheets. Hope you're feeling better, D. I know you've got to still be hurting, but one day at a time is all you can do. Take care,
Catherine xx

Jeni said...

Glad you have somebody looking after you
thinking of you Dzintra

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