Wednesday, August 19

Hi, I'm back!

Oh my goodness! I can't believe I've been away from my blog this long?! Time to catch up :) Now that all my house guests and friends have gone I'm rather exhausted. We've been out and about the last couple days, and my feet are killing me. It was nice having one of my dearest girlfriends stay over and talk 'shop'. She's an accomplished seamstress, and we had a nice day out choosing fabrics for our respective next project. Last week I managed to slip away from my guests and into the doctor's office. I finally got a result, which somehow is a relief, although the result is not good. Nevertheless, at least I know I haven't got anything life-threatening. They have put me on cortisone 'therapy', and I will need to go for regular check-ups and blood tests every six weeks from now on. So far I can report that the pain in my arms and legs is much less. Yay! We spent my birthday in a nice restaurant and later had delicious Swedish apple cake. Yum. I got such nice gifts too. My brother knows I'm a huge Crate & Barrel fan, and he sent me this huge box containing wonderful things from that store. Hey - what are brothers for, right? I got the medium sized walnut frame This beautiful leaf-shaped soap dish, plus two white-tea scented vegetable soaps and this platter made from organic wood From my mom I received essential oils (I need these constantly, and very convenient for me - my mom used to be an aromatherapist). From my husband I got a very special and personal gift, which was sooooo sweet ♥ So...I'm a year older. Any wiser you might ask? Nope. Just a few more grey hairs and for some reason I keep having to pluck my eyebrows more often these days! I look forward to getting back into my usual routine, and I'll be visiting all of my bloggy friends shortly. Thanks for your patience!


  1. Duni,
    Welcome you back, hope you can write more posts.
    Have the nice day and best wishes to you.

  2. Despite the result from the doctors at least you know now and can adjust accordingly. Good to see you back and that you enjoyed yourself.

  3. glad you're back! can't wait to hear more! =)

  4. Glad you had a wonderful time! It's always great to take a little obligationless break. And happy belated! Looks like you had a wonderful birthday and got a lot of cute stuff. I too LOVE crate and barrel:)

  5. Hi Duni..
    welcome back and happy belated birthday to you...a year older means you're more wiser...forget about the growing age, it's just a number!!!
    Have a nice day

  6. Happy Birthday to you! You have a very thoughtful brother. I love that wooden bowl.

    Sorry about the diagnosis but at least you can start the healing process.

  7. Welcome back! Glad you had a nice time and a wonderful birthday with such special gifts! And really glad to hear that you are having less pain in your arms and legs! Hope you feel even better soon!

  8. I am happy to hear you had less pain in your arms, its not funny when you when you have hurt :(
    I hope you feel better soon I don't like it when you are ill :(
    Happy belated birthday :))))))
    Lovely presents :)

    ( I will send you more shots from our shower .... LOL
    On those shots looks our bathroom dark but its not you now that :)
    When I push the water Kareltje runs away from the bathroom.. LOL

    I am happy you are back !!!!

  9. Welcome back. I missed that little pink purse.

  10. Nice to see you back, and that you got a diagnosis finally. Yay to less pain!

    And your birthday sounded wonderful.

  11. Welcome back sweetie. Blogosphere was no fun without you. and belated happy happy birthday. The best thing about birthdays is that we get to hear from loved ones. I'm glad to hear that your special day went well. =)

  12. Glad to see you back! I am happy that you enjoyed the time with your friends. And although you may not like the diagnosis, hopefully, you will be able to get better.


  13. Welcome back Duni. I am glad to hear that you had a good time and your gifts are wonderful.

    I am also glad to hear the news from the DR. but sorry to know you are in pain.

    hey put me on steroids for my sciatic nerve also and they worked quite well.

    I hope you get relief soon!


  14. Happy belated Birthday Duni!Hei we have the same sign of course. Sounds you received wonderful gifts. I hope you gets better and better with your health and just remember don't forget to take rest :)

  15. Happy belated birthday Duni! I just had mine a week ago. No fanfare though...

    Welcome back :)

  16. Happy happy birthday! I love birthdays! May your new year be filled with joy, laughter, friendship, good health and love love love!!!

  17. I hope you have a joy-filled and light blessed year! Essential Oils are my favorite. I buy those for special occasions, and it makes the moments so special. Have a wonderful weekend Duni!

  18. Glad you're back, and that you had a nice birthday. Hope your health improves and that you are feeling tip-top again soon.

  19. Hey Duni,

    Glad you are back! Happy belated birthday!



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