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My name is Kaye and I am 58 years old. Unbelievably to me, at my age, I have now just embarked upon my third career - as a History Education Consultant! I love to cross stitch and quilt, especially with my kittens, Furio and Milo "helping" me. I also love to read, I have a passion for history and I have been cooking since I was about 12 - move over Junior Masterchef! So, this blog, which started out as a cross stitch blog sometimes morphs into a reading journal or a history lesson (sorry, I used to be a secondary teacher before I became a publisher and now a consultant) or a post about my cooking mojo. Whatever it is, this blog is alway about me, my family and my life here in Eaglemont, Victoria. I have been happily married for over 30 years to the most wonderful man and we are blessed with three beautiful grown up children.

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Saturday, 21 January 2012

Thank you everyone...

A big thank you to everyone out there - I have said it before and I know that many others share the same sentiment - but bloggy/stitchy friends are the best.  Your support and kind wishes mean a lot to me.

I went to the osteopath yesterday and she is fairly certain that it is not shingles (and there has been no sign of the blisters so far) but that the pain at the top of my front ribcage is to do with this pesky back rib I have which often twists when I carry heavy loads (like my work bag up two flights of stairs! lol!).  So, she worked on my back and front ribs and while I will feel pretty bad as a consequence for 24 hours afterwards, usually then it comes good - so fingers crossed that by tonight (Sat night) I will start to come good.  I certainly hope so as it is quite painful which makes me a bit (just a bit????) grumpy and I am really tired as I just cannot sleep properly with it (and earlier this week we had really hot summer nights here of 24 degrees - so sleep has been pretty elusive all of this week and I am a girl who NEEDS her sleep!)

However, I did get some stitching done yesterday and last night on two of my exchange pieces - feel so less stressed now that I have stopped UCJC, and thank you to everyone who offered support on making that decision - so no pics but as I haven't got any stitching eye candy to show you. I thought that you might like the following little video about the beauty of a real book (over an ereader - although I love my Kindle and cannot live without it).  This video is so very clever:



I hope that you enjoyed it.




My latest read is a series of Icelandic detective-type novels by Yrsa Sigurdardottir.  I have never read anything much about Iceland so it is really interesting to read something set there.  The heroine/detective, a thirty-something single mother lawyer, Thora Gudmundsdottir is a really appealing heroine.  Here is a link to an interview with the author.







Well, off to take my 90 year old mother and 92 year old father bed shopping - wish us luck - my mum is pretty fussy so it might take us a while.  At least with my sore ribs I will be walking at the same speed as them - lol!

Hugs,

12 comments:

shez said...

hope you are better soon Kaye and good luck with the bed shopping.

Rachael G said...

Good luck with the bed shopping.
That video is quite ingenius!!

Hope you are feeling better soon!!

Cheryll said...

I'll NeVeR look at a book in the same way again. How clever !!!
Feel better and good luck shopping!

Linda said...

Hi Kaye. Sure glad it wasn't shingles. Glad you feel a tad better. Good luck shopping.

Linda

Anne said...

Glad to hear you don't have shingles. I have had them on my stomach and they are the most painful things in the world...took me over a month to recover. Sorry that those book bags are causing you the problems. Take care of yourself

Hugs

Anne

gracie said...

Oh I do hope you will soon feel better.

cucki said...

i hope you feel better soon..
good luck with the bed shopping..
hugs xxx

Shari said...

hopefully by this time, you are feeling LOTS better....
wonder how the bed shopping went.....tempurpedic all the way....
we have had ours 2 years & wouldn't trade it for anything.......

Gill - That British Woman said...

get better soon Kaye. I loved the video. I wonder how long it took them to make that?

I too haven't read much about Iceland.

Gill in Canada

mdgtjulie said...

Way to look at the bright side, Kaye!! That was a cute little video. I don't have a reader, and I don't really want one. I'd much rather have my books. I like to hold them and turn the pages. It's just not the same with a reader... I hope you are feeling better soon, and that the pain goes away and you can get some sleep. And good luck with the shopping. I hope you're already done, and your parents picked out something perfect!!

Kaisievic said...

Thanks everyone, the pain is getting less and the shopping trip was a success.

See my next post for an update.

Ewa said...

Oh! I just got back from Iceland in August! It's a truly beautiful and magical place and if you ever get the opportunity I saw go! It's just so breathtaking!

Here are some pictures if you're interested in seeing them, and if not then no worries!

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10100475598323973.2787961.3205423&type=3&l=0bbe42e2d3

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