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Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Things I Love Thursdays

I love this new tool of mine!  I LOVE being able to frame things on my own.  : )  I love that my husband bought it for me to put under the tree.  I love that he let me use it right now anyways!  lol


I love this wheat that Patti brought over.  It looks so pretty in the sunshine! I love to photograph it.


I love giraffes.  I know... seems off topic.  I do though.  And since I'm feeling EXTRA vulnerable right now, I bought this little buddy to cheer me up.


The tag says his name is James.  I bit the bullet and made that call.  My carpal tunnel surgery for my left hand is booked for December 12th.  I kind of feel like passing out or throwing up when I think about it.  I hate the idea of being cut.  I'll be bringing James with me and I don't really care what the doctors or nurses think.

sigh

I would love your support, encouragement, sympathy, and / or humor right about now.

Happy Thursday to you!  : )

16 comments:

felicity said...

Lee Valley rocks! And you will rock your surgery. My mom had both hands done and she is really happy that she did. Good vibes will be winging their way to you on the 12th!

Textile Tragic said...

You won't be the first to bring a softie with you for comfort! I had carpal tunnel surgery some ten+ years ago--all better afterwards--really truly better.

Ellie said...

Awe, I am sending you lots of sympathy and hugs - I would probably be feeling the same myself. But, think of the beneftits after surgery - no more pain, pins and needles etc.
My youngest daughter has a thing for giraffes too.
Take care.

Linda Coleman said...

Monika
will be thinking of you on the 12th, will light my candle and all will be well.

quilthexle said...

I guess as long James is with you, everything will be fine! As far as I know, everyone who had this surgery is glad they did. Keeping my fingers crossed for you and a speedy recovery !!

Sheila said...

Monika , James is adorable and if he brings you comfort on the day of surgery then by all means take him along , I seen stranger things patients had along :-) I know you will do just fine with your surgery and think of it this way , short term pain for long term gain . It will be worth it in the end . hugs Sheila

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

You've got all my good thoughts for Dec. 12 as well as before and beyond :). I'm sure it will be fine and then you'll be able to play pain free.
Stay inspired!

ladyofclay said...

Hi Monika,
I've been reading your blog for a few weeks now and am amazed by your craftsmanship and artistry. You are getting some great advice on the surgery and I'll be sending you more good vibes for a speedy recovery. I go for CT surgery Dec.7th, in North Battleford. ... this will be so worth it, it's been a long time coming. We'll soon be looking at this in the rear view mirror!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Hi Monika!! Long time since I've been over here, I have a lot to read up on, but you scheduled your surgery -- better to get it over with so you can get back to what you enjoy, right? I am sure you will be in great hands, especially with James at your side. And I'll have you in my thoughts for a quick recovery as well!! (That way you can get to ice skating season which is coming up :)

Patti said...

Oh, I love James! We should all have the support of a super cute giraffe! Don't think of your surgery as being "cut". It is simply a "repair" so that you have many more years of sewing and creating!

Karen said...

:)Have the artist in you reposition the focal point in your mental landscape. Push the horizon past the surgery, and concentrate on being able to stitch with nimble fingers and agile hands, pain free. The surgery is only a means to an end, and will soon be over. Ommm...
(written light-heartedly, but sent with sincere best wishes. You can do it!)
Karen
PS I am married to a James and I can tell you first hand they bring wonderful comfort. Good choice in giraffes! (not to imply that my James is a giraffe, you understand...*-)

Jeane said...

Glad to hear you are getting the surgery done, you will be very happy with the results. The best for your new show. One day I will get to Saskatoon to see your work.

Bernie said...

Monika,
Phone me tonight when you are able to and we can talk thru the whole "cut" thing. I'm pretty sure i can help switch your thinking around like karen said - partly by just letting you know exactly what to expect on the day of the OR (what good is an OR nurse friend if not to share info which will put you more at ease)
It will be all right - the procedure itself is very quick although you will have tons of recovery time in which to read adn look at blogs.
Bernie

Anonymous said...

Sending good wishes your way for a quick and easy surgery and recovery! Pamper yourself :)
I'll be thinking good thoughts for you on the 12th.
Joyce

HollyM said...

I'll be sending you some good vibes too. I've had so many surgeries, i don't really mind, well heart surgery would frighten me!
What I wouldn't like is the thought that I couldn't use my hands. I just had finger surgery but I managed to figure our a way to knit.
I'm sure it will all go well.

Cheryl (Grandma Coco) said...

I'll be thinking of you on the 12th. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

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