Thursday, April 30, 2015

April, 2015 complete and May ready in my never ending calendar

Before I show my completed April calendar, I want to explain why I've been offline for so many days since my birthday.  You know something has to be wrong when I don't post every day, or at least every other day.

It all started when I visited my friends who live out of town.  As I was about to enjoy a wonderful birthday vacation my friends had planned for me, I got very, very sick.  I have no idea what the problem was, but I had a fever that lasted at least four days and spiked at 101.7 degrees F.  The fever was accompanied by chills, a sore throat, a headache that couldn't be cured with caffeine, and a loss of equilibrium.  Add to that, allergies that had me dripping from every orifice.

As much as I wanted to stay with my friends, they live off the grid, have no internet, and no phone.  Not the best place for a person who is sick and doesn't have a cell phone (yes, I'm one of three people left in the world who doesn't own a cell phone).  So, sick as I was, I headed home to recuperate.  Although my fever finally broke, my mind is not sharp and my equilibrium is still a bit off.  So even finishing this month's calendar in time to show it, became a challenge.

April was about recycling, NBA basketball play-offs, and birthdays.  As much as I would have liked to decorate this month better, by the time I had finished it, I didn't have much inspiration and even less energy.

I show even less imagination for May.  Speaking of imagination, right now, although I am no longer sick with fever, chills, etc., I am still weak and don't feel like doing much except sleeping and snuggling with one or both my boys.

I want to thank those of you who have not given up on me.  I'm NOT one to whine, so please don't think that's what this is.  I just wanted everyone to know why I had been offline so long.  I truly appreciate your continued comments and support of my art, even though I haven't done much of that since my birthday.

15 thoughtful remarks:

massofhair said...

Can i send you some cuddles from across the Pond Elizabeth! Please rest and take your time recouperating. Sounds like you have had a rough time, glad you got home and your Boys are helping you feel better.

We are always here when you feel up to reaching out again, rest, rest and more rest is needed. Go sleep Elizabeth and feel much better very soon!!!

Love & Hugs
Mo:-) xxx

jinxxxygirl said...

elizabeth....i hope u feel better real soon! hugs deb

Helen said...

I knew you'd been away, as you managed a comment to say so, but not that you'd been so poorly. take care and recover fully soon!

voodoo vixen said...

Sorry to hear you have been so ill, hopefully you are recuperating with furry helpers on hand! I think it must be a nasty virus as my Mum has been ill with fever and vertigo and I have seen others with similar symptoms on FB... get better soon, we will still be here!

Halle said...

Take it easy...rest and rejuvenate. The internet will wait. :)

Nan G said...

Oh my dear Elizabeth! Do take care. I'm glad you came home to recuperate. Off grid is nice but not when you're feeling poorly. Hunker down and snuggle till you're feeling better. The Girls and I send warm hugs...lots of them!

see you there! said...

So sick and such bad timing since it ruined your visit. Hope you can fill in all the May slots with happy things.

Feel better soon!

Darla

Krisha said...

So very sorry to hear just how sick your were, and it takes time to come back from the grips of these nasty viruses. So stay still, and cuddle with the guys....it's what you need!

Yes, we'll all still be here when you getting to feeling more like yourself.

I've been off line so much of late, it feels good to reach out and reconnect. Problem is, next to Christmas, this is the beginning of a very busy season, as BBQ competitions start this month. General life has a good grip on me so it will still be hit and miss for blogging. BUT I will be back to check on you and the guys........grin

Jo Murray said...

So sorry that you've been unwell. Sending good, healthy, vibes your way.

TwinkleToes2day said...

Ohh, Elizabeth, I'm so sorry to hear you have been so unwell. Please do take lots of time to recuperate, there is no rush to be online, we will be around when you are all better. Gentle, loving {{hugs}}, from me and Wee Man :o)) Mo xo

Rita said...

Oh no!! So very sorry to hear that you have been so sick!! Rest and take care of yourself. That sounds just awful. Glad you're over the worst of it now. Spoil yourself with your boys. :)

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Ugh, what a rotten week. Hope you are firmly on the mend. We lost our modem to internet was out for a few days here as well. Life happens when we least expect it. xox

Aiyana Kalyna said...

I am so sorry your sick. I hope you get lots better soon. You need to rest a lot and don't worry about posting. So many of us love your blog so much we aren't going anywhere. I am in the only three people in the world who doesn't have a cell phone, kind of. I have one for emergencies since I don't want to pay for a landline. I have only used it five times in ten years.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

If I had read this post on the day you posted, two things would have happened...I would have added my sincere understanding and good wishes that you feel better soon. After that bout, it sounds like you need some time to just rest.
And, secondly, I would have actually remembered to post my second look. I can't blame my forgetfulness or lack of art posts on an illness, just busy life taking important first place.

pearshapedcrafting said...

How did I miss this?! Only found it because i was scrolling back to find the second on the 2nd post to see if I had seen them all! This is fabulous! Love the little bits you add! Chrisx