Hello dear friends!
It truly has been awhile since I posted here and visited with all of you. Trust me, this was not my intent. This past week has been so topsy-turvy. About a week ago, both me and my hubby developed flu-like symptoms. My poor hubby was so much sicker than I was, so I tried to take on much of our day-to-day tasks while nursing a bad sore throat, intermittent fever, and a runny and sneezy nose. Less than 12 hours after I first got ill, I woke in the middle of the night and noticed an odd light coming from the floor. I went to pick it up and realized it was my heating iron that I had accidentally left on. I seared two of my fingers quite nicely. Note to self...be careful when handling hot appliances in the middle of the night when you are not fully awake.
A few hours after that, I left my part-time job early because I felt super yucky. Shortly after I got home, it began to snow, so I decided to take the dogs out before the flakes came down any harder. On the very first step, I slipped and proceeded to fall down the entire flight of hard wood stairs. I never let go of the leash, interestingly enough, and managed to drag myself back into the house. I was in terrible pain and my hubby came running to find out what had happened. He helped me out of my coat and hat, and we saw that I had banged up my lower back pretty badly. He set me up with an ice pack and I rested for the duration of the evening. It was extremely frightening to have no control - and I think I must have tensed my upper body, as my neck and shoulders were a little stiff, too. Thankfully, I did not hit my head - otherwise a trip to the hospital would have been necessary. I am most grateful that my body is now healing - but the fall still has me a bit shaken. All of this happened within 24 hours...on Leap Day.
But I am HERE and happy to be so. Thank you all for sticking with me, as I am sure you were most curious as to where I was. I really meant to be here much sooner. But between the pain in my back and the cloudiness in my head, I wasn't up to doing much at all for longer intervals of time. Needless to say, I am now very behind on a great many things - like my art, jewelry, blogging and visits, and so much more. I'm going to have to kick it into high gear very soon.
And I'd also like to say another big thank you for your AMAZING support of my new feature series - Whimsical Wonders!!!! The support you have shown Stacy is truly outstanding. To those of you who haven't read the interview or entered Stacy's generous giveaway, you can do so right HERE. Tonight is the very last night to enter. Tomorrow I will be drawing the names of the four winners, which will be announced here on the blog later in the afternoon. Much good luck to all! The next feature is all set and should be up and running by next Monday. Want a hint? It is sure to be scentsational. ;)
Now what post would be complete without a pretty photo? These are the very first two crocuses of the year! Now we have many of them ready to sprout, including the purple variety. And here's a bit of happy for you to watch...a clip from the Zooey Deschanel-hosted episode of Saturday Night live featuring a new crush of mine - Jean DuJardin of The Artist. Enjoy!