Thursday, March 17, 2011

A bit of blarney

I can't remember the last time I was sick like this, but this has been the pits. In fact, I've been so sick, I haven't even checked to learn why the post office hasn't delivered my mail. Even worse, I've not felt like visiting my friends' blogs, either.

So today, when my friend Kathy said she was coming to Wichita, even though it would be afternoon before she could get here, I reluctantly agreed to get out of my sick bed and actually insisted that Bleubeard leave my side for the first time since I got home last week.

Of course Kathy wanted to come to Mrs. O'Leary's and she was dressed the part.

I caught her getting her very heavy purse out of the car,

then took a photo of her with her lovely Irish music shirt.

The back is equally beautiful, and don't forget to check out her leprechaun earrings she is wearing.

Once inside, we stopped at the Graphic 45 display. This one was made using two or three pages. Kathy bought two Graphic 45 pages so she could make this layout that she will more than likely frame.

I thought this one was adorable. Kathy held it while I took a picture of it.

Yes, we spent over two hours looking around and I didn't even make it to the clearance room. Joanie's daughter laughed and cut up with us

and didn't even realize I was taking her photo until it was too late.

She and Kathy look like little leprechaun sisters in their green. I, on the other hand wore my NRA shirt and shorts. I looked for green on my shirt, but there was none to be found.

These two were cutting up,

then Kathy started looking at decorated busts.

She found one they could inspect.

I can just see Amy wondering what is inside THIS bust.

Apparently it was something of interest.

While they inspected the bust, I found a wire frame mannequin birdcage I thought Annette might enjoy.

Although this was the first place we visited today, we spent the most time here.

Of course, I took no photos after Mrs. O'Leary's, although we had a nice lunch of sandwiches and fries (what's the deal with me and french fries lately?), then went to Michael's, where neither of us found anything we wanted.

However, while we were still at Mrs. O'Leary's, I took photos of these butterfly pieces in a cigar box. The reason I did, was because Kathy got all those butterfly rubber stamps as an early birthday gift from yours truly

so she can make the lady in the photo above. Good luck, Kathy. I sure wouldn't want that job. Of course, she seems to relish it.

As for me? I'm trying to get better and will have more California photos on my blog in a day or so. Today was the first time I thought about ANYTHING except trying to stop coughing long enough to take a full breath. It looks like a bit of blarney may have actually been good for me.

30 thoughtful remarks:

Anonymous said...

I am very tired of coughing too...but so glad you felt well enough to get out & about today. this bug must be a really potent one...take care of yourself!

Tammy Freiborg said...

The Luck o' the Irish ... good friends, fun times, interesting explorations!

voodoo vixen said...

I think the visit from Kathy was just what you needed, some lovely company, a trip to the scrap store and some lunch out... perfect for the convalescing Elizabeth!! OK... go back to the store and find out how much that bird cage is... its gorgeous!! I love the butterfly lady too... I so hope you manage to photos of Kathy's version when she completes it!!
Glad you are feeling a bit better my friend, have missed you!!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

that looks like a great place to visit! being around all those crafts must be healing! i hope you are feeling better. sending you healing thoughts and prayers.

~*~Patty S said...

OK I am encouraged that you must be feeling a wee bit better after all of this St Paddy's Day frolicking with special friends.

Love the wearing of the green and so much more

Carola Bartz said...

Well, I hope the coughing etc. will soon belong to the past. What a gorgeous store you went to!!

Cindy McMath said...

Elizabeth, I'm so sorry to hear you're still sick! I hope you feel better soon. I'm sure it felt good to get out.

Take care,

Cindy :)

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh Elizabeth am so glad that you've been able to get up and about a bit - the coughing is sooo exhausting. And for some reason your last two posts haven't appeared in my reader and I was starting to panic; talked to Mr D about flights to Wichita! I think you should get a Dr involved...mine says if it last more than 3 days with over the counter help, see him. Love the photos of Kathy, and the expression 'cutting up'...haven't heard that before! - and oh my that butterfly woman...just like you - rather her than me!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better- there's nothing more miserable than being sick when you're usually so very healthy!
That store looks amazing- and dangerous! I could spend hours in there too!
I'm looking forward to seeing more of California :)
Keep getting better
Big hugs,

see you there! said...

There you are! I've been checking in and wondering how you have been doing. Glad you were able to get up and out for a bit. Chicken soup is good for you but nothing beats a few laughs with a good friend.

Here's hoping you are on the mend now.


Diane said...

Yes, just getting out and being with friends is the best medicine--I hope you feel better fast!

elle said...

Blessings, Elizabeth. I, too, am getting over some kind of wicked bug. A little out and about really does help and that is no blarney! hugs

Healing Woman said...

Hope you feel better soon. Travel sometimes does that. We don't realize the stress we are under from airline travel til we get home and our adrenalin drops.

oneoff said...

Sending lots of good wishes that you are mended soon. What a fabulous shop!


Amy said...

so freakin cute that bluebeard won't leave your side.
I'm glad you got out for some Blarney and such.
I did Not wear green, but you can hardly call me uncelebratory as my son's birthday was yesterday -
i always feel that giving birth to a leprechaun excuses me from all st. patrick's day festivities from here on out...

Gaby Bee said...

It looks like a great place to visit! I wished I had such a fabulous shop nearby :-)
Hope you are feeling better Elizabeth. Sending you healing thoughts across the miles.
Get well soon and have a wonderful upcoming weekend!

Gaby xoxox

priti.lisa said...

An outting with a good friend may have been just what you needed! Looks like a day in Heaven to me. Take extra care of yourself, Elizabeth, these emotional times take a toll on physical health.

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww glad you managed to get up n out, fabulous piccies, luv the t shirt, that shop looks like you could spend hours mooching in there, glad Bluebeard is keepin his eye on you, take care hun, hugs, sue,x

Marilyn Rock said...

I'm hoping the outing with friends helped you heal! Looked like fun! xxoo

Kirsty.a said...

Glad you'refeeling better

La Dolce Vita said...

so glad to know you are feeling just a bit better and glad that you are out and about again! was worried about you E!! feel good soon!xx's

Kimmie said...

Laughter is good medicine .... And friendship too! I'm trying to imagine your NRA shirt .... Is that really NRA? As in guns? Or maybe it means something else - like Natural and Real Art .....???

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Elizabeth, sorry to hear you've been poorly - I didn't know 'cos I've not visited for a while. Hope you're feeling a lot better now :-) Thanks for sharing some wonderful pics from your trip. I love that Oscar Wilde quote about 'work being the curse' etc
Anne xx

Esther said...

Sorry to hear you've been poorly..I've not had much blogging time lately, so I too am trying to catch up! Loved looking at your Vacation pics and todays outing looks just what the Doctor ordered...Hope you're feeling better soon...Esther xx

Halle said...

I'm glad Kathy came and got you out of the house...sometimes moving around and some fresh air can do a body wonders. Not to mention the company of a friend. Love her shirt!!

jude said...

Sweetie it's the first time ive had chance to pop over and say hi!Iwondered if either you where away or poorly as ive not seen you on WOYWW.Im so sorry it's taken so long to pop by.Ireally hope you feel better very soon sending big ((Hugs)) and love

Marlynn said...

WOW - love your adventure !! You and Kathy are dangerous is all I have to say. : ) M

Cassie said...

I love, LOve, LOVE shopping at Mrs O'Leary's!! Sounds like a terrific time!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Elizabeth, sorry to hear you've been feeling poorly! I've been missing you at WOYWW! I think you got too tired from visiting all the blogs! Patsy from

Gez said...

Sorry to hear you have been poorly Elizabeth. Wonderful to hear you are recovering :) Love, love, love all your photographs. Thanks for sharing :)
Take care.xx