God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Thursday, January 17, 2013

I Opened a Gift

I didn't sleep well last night & then woke very early this morning.  While sitting in my recliner I thought I'd have a bit of Christmas & open one of the packages still under the tree.  I chose to open the gift my friend Paula sent to me.  She lives in Portugal.  She used to have a blog & I hope she will again one of these days   : )   Sadly I forgot to take a photo of the package before opening it but here is what was inside!


I love the star with the little deer motifs, & look how thoughtful she was to remember how much I enjoy tea!  Both of us do actually   : )   I will really like using this bookmark.  The item on the right is a little gift tag that was hanging on the outside of the package.  So pretty!  Thank you again Paula   : )

I have no stitching to share with you today   : (   I tried working on the Festive Redbird last night but I was having so much swelling & pain that I just couldn't concentrate. After speaking with the endodontist yesterday he contacted the pharmacy & ordered a different pain medication for me ... a heavy duty narcotic, God bless him!  Unfortunately the pharmacist was backed up & unable to fill the prescription until this morning so I had to make do with the milder one I initially had.  I've always considered myself as having a high pain threshold .  I avoid medication when I can but I couldn't wait to get this one ... lol!  

I am excited that this weekend is the first IHSW of 2013!  
Hopefully I will be feeling better & can finish my redbird & start something new, whatever that might be.  I received my Stacy Nash booklet in the mail today so maybe I'll stitch that stocking ornament I fell in love with   : ) Tomorrow I go back to the endodontist to get my stitches out & hopefully all will be well on that front.

18 comments:

jennifer768 said...

Poor dear! I am so glad that you are getting something stronger for the pain.Lovely gifts from your friend,another very talented stitcher I see.Will continue to pray for you dear friend.Hugs,Jen

Giovanna said...

What a lovely gift from Paula. I hope that your pain situation improves rapidly.

Peggy Lee said...

I love how you have made Christmas last bit longer at your home.
Hope this new med eases your pain. Will be praying for you tomorrow as you get the stitches out.
I too am excited about this weekend! This will be the first time I've participated.
Let the party begin!!

Grit said...

What a fantastic Gift.
Liebe Grüße grit

Siobhán said...

What a sweet gift from Paula! I hope the pain medication kicks in and you're feeling better soon.

EvalinaMaria said...

Yey! We can hermit and stitch a whole weekend! Congrats on the lovely gift from Paula.

Krista said...

A very lovely ornament from your friend. Hope you are feeling better and up to stitching and hermitting this weekend!

Vickie said...

I am glad Paula's lovely gifts brighten a spot of your day. A shame you had to wait for heavier meds. I tell you, I would have breathed down the pharmacist's neck til I had them in my hot, little hand!!
Take care. Enjoy the new eye candy booklet. Praying for you.♥

Carol said...

Oh, Shirlee, it must be awful to be in such pain... I hope the stronger meds have kicked in by now...

Lovely gift from Paula--I love those JBW designs!

Maggee said...

Take all the medicine you need to, till it erases the pain! You shouldn't have to suffer! What a nice gifty! This weekend is a THREE day one for me, and if we are blessed--four, from snow tomorrow... though it doesn't look promising here in SE Virginia! Sigh! I will pray for an easy appointment tomorrow! Hugs!

Mii Stitch said...

Paula's gifts were superb & I hope they cheer you up a bit. Good luck with today's appointment & remember the stronger prescription is on its way!!! You'll be so high & pain free, you'll sail through your stitching :D

Chris said...

What a lovely gift from Paula!
I hope that the swelling is going down and you have gotten some sleep.
Hugs

Catherine said...

Lovely gift! I do hope you are feeling better!

Terri said...

So sorry to hear about all the gum problems. I hope you're feeling better today!

Michelle said...

Lovely gift - hope you are feeling better xx

Meg said...

Hello

Just found you.
Hope you are feeling better now.
Your gift is lovely.

Kaisievic said...

I hope that you are feeling better, my dear!

Suzanne said...

What a lovely gift!