Friday, February 12, 2010

While We Were Gone...



I ended up being away longer than I expected, even missing my favorite day to post : Wednesday. Truth is, even if I was better on Wednesday I wouldn't have had anything to post anyways, I can't focus on creating when I am sick, every time I try it ends up a disaster.

When I last posted I thought we were all on the road to recovery, and I was partially correct. The girls are pretty much all better minus some runny noses, I on the other hand, got worse. Since I thought I was getting better I started pushing myself trying to do too much before my body was ready for me to and I wound up with mastitis...again. So, the girls and I have been staying in bed and just having periods of light activities to get us through the days.

While we were gone, we have been:


Drinking lots and lots of tea


Bird watching


While the girls have been creating...


and I have been only able to think and dream about it


Because I was stuck here or in bed


Ignoring this


Celebrating doll birthdays (K decided bread with uncooked pasta stuck in it like candles was cake)


...many,


many times


Inviting friends, both big


and small

I hope you all had a great week. I'll be back Monday with an exciting giveaway and *hopefully* back to my regular postings. I have so many things I have been meaning to post about (like my fun drop spindle class) and can't wait to do it!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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27 comments:

Joy said...

Love the dolls birthday cake! I hope you're truly on the road to recovery now. Rest! Take care, Nicole. :)

Kate said...

Hey there I was wondering if you could tell me where you got you sheepskin that is on your sofa? I hope that everyone will be feeling better soon! Kate

Kelly and Kelly said...

I love the birthday cakes. That is so sweet.

I hope you are well soon. That is so hard to be sick. Do you get mastitis a lot? I do until I started using some remedies but I can't remember what they are (a mastitis compress and tea maybe).

Anonymous said...

OMg I love the pic of your kitty in front of the plate! Love it!!!

Try taking homeopathic Phytolacca for your mastitis! Feel better soon!

waldorfmama said...

oh, sorry to hear about your mastitis! i just to get it chronically myself - especially when i would try to do to much or push myself. :-/ glad to hear you're all feeling better now. and what fun seeing a little glimpse at your 'away' time. :) big hugs!

Linda said...

So glad you are all feeling much better, I love the doll's birthday cake:) Beautiful photos, take care.
Warmly
Linda

Rpsaleen said...

I love the bread birthday cake!

Jennifer said...

Mastitis, ugh! I ended up with that when we were at my inlaws over Christmas. Not fun at all, I do hope you are back to feeling well quickly.

healing hillary said...

oh my, sigh, sickies are the worst. feel better mama. when I get sick, it's always a sign that it's time to slow down. peace to you all.

Melissa said...

Oh mastitis is no fun! Hope you are feeling better soon ;o)

Kelly said...

Adorable post on this rainy (here in SF) Friday. I too have had many bouts of mastitis, in my (only) two years of nursing. Each time gets a bit worse too! Speedy healing to you...

C. E. Webster said...

Hope you feel better soon. Cute pictures.

Holly Days Closet said...

I hope you feel better soon. I wish I lived closer I'd come over and help with you ironing.
Holly

Em said...

Hope you are feeling better soon, mastitis is horrible. Love the pictures of the cake - very sweet :)

FuNkY MoMmY said...

Looks like you are making the best of it! Get well soon...I love your blog!

Julie said...

Mastitis, ouch! Hope you feel better soon.

boatbaby said...

Love that photo of the cat at the table. So glad you're all feeling better. Happy Weekend!

Hanna said...

I believe that I have the twinsy to your torti kitty!
And also...
Oooo, excitement over a drop spindle class!!! I really want to take one as well, but my local yarn shop is closing doors. :(
Hope you are feeling better!

KnitterMama said...

Ugh--I am so sorry about the mastitis--it is the WORST. I didn't understand how bad it was until I got it myself and WOW does it keep you in bed. Feel better, get lots of rest, drink more tea, get more rest... See you when you are better.

tulsileaf said...

I am so sorry you got so sick! My daughter and I got sick and while she has the immune system of steel I ended up with strep! I send you many healing thoughts!

Love the doll cake.

sarah in the woods said...

So sorry you all have been sick. Your pictures are so pretty and precious as always. I love the one of the cat looking out the window.

gardenmama said...

I am so sorry that you have been so sick! I had mastitis once and remember it being horrendous, I am sorry you have felt this awful Nicole.
I love your photo of your cat at the birthday table : ) Warmest wishes of healing and comfort to you xoxo

Redbeet Mama said...

I hope you feel better soon - sending healing energy your way. I love reading your blog.

Namaste. N

Al said...

I found my way to this blog while looking up amanda soule.The whole "I hate A.S. j/k" march 2009 the comments were interesting but here's the thing I think it physically impossible for one person to do all that. I have two words--cleaning service. I like your blog though much more relatable/honest, less commercial.
i hope you all feel better, and am glad you admit weakness.

Nicole Spring said...

Thank you everyone. You are all so sweet. Mastitis is no fun and I am so sorry so many of you had to go through it at one time or another, too!!

Kate - That sheepskin is actually K's. She put it on the couch for me to curl up on <3 We got it from my friend Tiffeni.

Kelly - This is the 2nd time I have had mastitis. The first time was the day we moved into this house 5 months ago.

Al - Hey there! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to say hi! I appreciate your thoughts.
I noticed that post gets googled a lot and I wanted to take this chance to clear something up. It is in no way,shape or form an 'I hate Amanda Soule' post(We actually don't even use the word 'hate' in our house. I feel it is much too strong of a word.) I LOVE Amanda Soule. She is such inspiration and one of those true 'craft hereos'. I would so love to be able to make a living doing what I love like she does.
Back when I typed that post I was having a very hard time finding balance (and I am still always trying to find it) so I was frustrated but I was really almost posting to Amanda asking for her help.
I am so sorry to everyone and anyone who may have read that post thinking it was something that it was not.

Thank you, Al, for reminding me to clear the air on that post, I have been meaning to for a long time and just kept forgetting.

Mona said...

Oh, those birthday cakes are simply the sweetest!!

Heather said...

Glad that you are on the mend, and it still looks like you were all able to enjoy your days, even with a miserable bout of sickness

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