Friday, March 6, 2009

checking in, catching up

what a week. the migraines totally blindsided me - sometimes i feel them coming and sometimes i just don't. this time it was three days of feeling like it might be a good idea if my head exploded.

the first thing to go is my ability to write. the second thing is my appetite. the third is my ability to carry on any kind of human interaction. but i still managed to get stuff done - low-level sorts of stuff that let my world chug along so i don't have to spend all my time shoveling out of a disaster zone.

i've even managed to make headway (pun intended) with my bathroom project.

the walls are all sponged, and i'm really happy with the way it came out. im even more happy since Beloved said he liked it. i was hoping that a judicious use of navy blue might show him that dark colors aren't Bad Colors... in small doses, they add depth. the shower curtain is finished and hung. the countertop is painted and sealed. the woodwork is painted. the only things i have left to do are to make the window ruffle and the sink skirt. i'm hoping Beloved will help me hang the curtain rod this weekend, and come with me to HD to pick out a new faucet for the sink.

my head subsided enough to allow me to be walked twice, and to spend time in the company of dear friends two nights this week. dinner tonight will be a recipe i found in Real Simple - i've decided that if i ever get to Heaven, my slice of it's going to look a lot like the pictures in Real Simple magazine - involving shrimp, lemon and couscous, and i'm just tickled with myself i happen to have all those things on hand. little things like that make me happy.

i got a really cool toy box from my sweet bloggy friend lynette over at TheySayImNuts (though i can't imagine why) - that delighted Baby Jake when i opened it in front of him. he dropped by to show me and the puppies his new hair cut. so he is even MORE adorably cute than he was in that photo!!

i'm going to be writing an article for the local New Age journal on eating the angel way, and i'm really excited about it. i know the Angels want me to get the information out. i know a few gentle readers have tried this approach... if you have any comments, feedback, questions, or an experience you'd like to share, please email me at i understand there's an issue with the blogger link i can't figure out how to fix!

i wish all my gentle readers a restful, nourishing and nurturing weekend. happy daylight savings' time! (personally i think it's silly but it's an official sign of spring.)

and furthermore, the war will end. blessed be.


Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

Hey Annie,
Glad you are feeling better. I used to have migraines.....UGH, there're awful :(
You sponged walls sound beautiful.

What you told me did make sense....I am part Chickasaw Tribe Native American and I was raised by my grandmother. The cherry tobacco precious father used to smoke a pipe when I was younger and I always thought it smelled like cherries. Could that be it him around me? I sure hope so because I miss him so every day.'re the bestest :)

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Spirit said...

I am glad you are feeling better. I am painting everything in my house new and fresh. I need a change. I love dark colors too in moderation.

April said...

So glad to know that your horrible migraine finally subsided. My sister-in-law suffers from them quite frequently, so I have a little glimpse into the pain you've experienced...bless your heart!

I hope you're going to post pictures of your finished projects...I would LOVE to see everything you've done!

Surely Jake couldn't be any cuter than he is in that photo! Is that really possible?

Have a wonderful weekend...try to find some time to take a breather and just deserve a little R & R! So glad to know you still like me! :)

blueviolet said...

I hope you have a much better and headache free weekend!

Dina said...

i hope its a restful weekend but something tells me it won't be

Martha said...

I'm happy the migraines have subsided and that you can get back to your routine. Happy Weekend to you and yours too. (Isn't it amazing how afraid folks are of color on the walls?)

Mama Krit said...

WOW! Congrats, that is really awesome. Sounds like you have a lot going on. :)
Hope you feel better soon. Migraines are the worst. I used to get them once a month when I was little and I was out of commission for the entire day.

lisa lind said...

glad you are feeling better! And I bet your bathroom is looking great! When I was remodeling last year, I thought about sponging, but I didn't have the guts to do it. Needless to say, now I'm bored with the floral wallpaper I opted to put up. Have a great weekend. :o)

Lynette said...

I really am glad that the awful headaches are have gone away. And to think you have accomplished so much while having them. Your amazing. Again I am glad Baby Jake liked some of the goodies.
Congrats on the writing gig. You can keep up with so many things.
I am 3/4 of the way through your book. I wonder how it is going to end.

Barely Domestic Mama said...

I hope those migraines keep away for a long while. I get one or two a year and mine last for about around 6-12 hours, I can't imagine the pain you were going through.

Thanks so much for that Daylight Savings reminder. I completely forgot that is this Sunday.

Juls said...

I'm so glad that you are feeling better! :-) And I hope your weekend is enjoyable as well...

Becca said...

Hi Annie I love your site. I am glad to see that you are feeling better. keep up the great work!


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