Saturday, March 16, 2013

The Oh-So-Very Good, The Bad, and The Downright Ugly....

Hey there Peeps!
Didcha miss me?
Ok....Don't answer that.

Yeah, I know I said if I made it through February, I'd be a better blogger in March.  And, yeah, I know it's March.  And, yeah, it hasn't happened yet.
But, hey...there's still a couple of weeks left for redemption, no?

Anywho...Just a little "catch-up" post here...And it truly can be summed up by the title.  So, let's start with

The Oh-So-Very Good:

A few weeks ago, I won a Spring giveaway from Robyn at Primlish, and that girl spoiled me up good.  A whole box of Primlishious goodies:

 Are these not the coolest prim little eggs you've ever seen?

A little candle, some bird and egg ornies, feathers (LOVE me my feathers you know!), and the sweetest old Arithmetic book (LOOOOOVE!!!)

 Mini Easter cookie cutters

 A giant feedsack carrot that suits my bunny gal well.....

 Not the best photo (sorry), but a little cupboard candle holder and sweet Robin's egg blue candle.....

Little Easter mold ornies (yeah, I have a "thing" for molds....)

 Bunny head ornies.....

And last, but certainly not least, a beeswax bunny (Look Mom...he's got ears!!) ;o)  (Sorry....inside joke....), some wonderful pieces of olde ticking, and a little piece of quilt (the latter which I just realized I neglected to photograph and now my camera battery is dead....)

Thank you SOOOO much Robyn!!  You're one of the rockingest Robins/Robyns around and you don't know how much it tickles me to have a little bit of Primlish in my home!!

Ok, now for

The Bad: 

Little Crow's car was totaled.  I've spent several weeks dealing with the aftermath.  (Grrrrr....I rank car salesmen and insurance agents about on the same level....and, trust me when I tell you that you don't want to know "what" level....)  His knee took a pounding.....

I am continuing to fight the plague.  It's now been two months of pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus infection, upper respiratory infections and back issues....I'm on round three of meds....If these don't kick it, they start with the MRI's, CT scans, and other fun stuff....

It continues to snow in Nod....Even when the sun shines, it snows.  It snowed yesterday, and the day before...and the day before.  It is snowing now.  Another major storm is coming in Monday.  I am weary of white.

That's all I'm gonna say about that.



The Downright Ugly:

   The bath "re-vamping" (which was precipitated by a malfunctioning "midget-sized," irreplaceable loo) has begun. I do believe we have the messiest contractor around.....
Heaven help me.


Woman Seeking Center said...

Oh crow - what beautiful prim gifts
Oh crow - what terror ins & new car
Oh crow - lil crows' knee bumpin'
Oh crow - SNOW! (I share your pain)
Oh CROW - worried bout you-get well
Oh crow - ALL contractors = MESS!!!
Oh crow - one day it'll be better..

Hugs to you buddy

BumbleBeeLane said...

Hmmm snow? I've given up on the idea of a real pennsylvania snow storm this year.Ready for spring but apparently now it wants to be cold.Sorry to hear about your son's knee took so long for you to get anywere with it hope it's not back to square one.Big Hugs!~Amy

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

oOOOOoooo, We got a weakness for Alaskan Malamutes ... Is this your wonderful guy/gal? We have one, Kodiak Shores ... He'll be 11 this November and he is the biggest LOVE of our lives.

Enjoyed your Blog. Ohhh and BTW, we are having 80 Degree weather. YUP. I've got a mean streak.

Raymond Homestead said...

Well, I will start off by saying the good is really good! Lots of treasure there! Hope little crow's knee is going to be ok. I agree with you 100% on car salesmen and insurance agents! YOU better get to feeling better soon!

bettyj said...

I was so happy you won Robyns giveaway as you needed a pick me up. You WERE picked up. Never saw so many goodies in all my life. So sorry for the bad and the ugly. Just remember joy comes in the morning.

oldgreymare said...

I think you need to make a deposit in "the oldgreymare bucket" you poor thing

Rugs and Pugs said...

Robyn ~
At least the good was VERY GOOD and the downright ugly will end up being wonderful. Now the just bad. Hope little crow's knee is okay and you finally start to feel better!
That da***ed groundhog lied to us this year.
Hugs :)

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Geeeesh Robin, feel better soon! ~*~Lisa

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Sorry you have been so ill Robyn.
But congrats on the win..that must be about 1000 for you in bloggyland! hehe.
I am so sick of the white stuff that never seems to want to let up and start going away.
Hang in there,

jennifer768 said...

Congrats on your win from sweet Robyn!She did spoil you( but then you are so deserving of a good spoiling),she is such a sweet lady.
Praying that you are feeling better soon.That is a lot of crud to have to deal with so long.
Sorry about Little Crow's car and the banged up knee.
The snow pics are pretty but I think I will stay with the 75 degrees we enjoyed today.Hugs,Jen

Raggedy Creations said...

Just think how pretty it will be when he's done.


marly said...

Wow you hit the jackpot. I'm so sorry you aren't well and sure hope it breaks soon. I love re-vamping! It's all worth the mess in the end.

A Primitive Homestead said...

Congrats! What an amazing giveaway & you've found perfect spots for them. Whispering prayer for you my sweet friend & Little Crow too. Oh snow go away come again next winter. Snow dog is a beauty & how cool you got the crow tracks in the snow. Blessings! Lara

annie said...

love the things she sent you, just really love them, Lord, yes, still praying over that knee, and for healing for you.

No advice for you, but to lay off all dairy & wheat, sometimes they just trigger all kinds of misery like you mentioned. Still trying to follow this advice on myself!!!! Yes, Annie girl, kick the cow & chaff!!

Spring will get to Nod, it just has to get through 7 cattle gates, and bird sanctuaries. hugs, friend!

Cindi said...

YES!!! I DID MISS YOU! LOVe all of the things you got from Robyn, that was a lot of spoiling for sure! I too am so sick of the snow...more Monday here too. Keeping you on my prayer list that you feel better right quickly!
Be blessed,

Primitive Stars said...

Me Too!!!!!! I really missed nice to see a post from you....Sure hope you feel better real soon my friend.........Love all you prim goodies you won on Robyn`s giveaway, wow, sweet old prim eggs and everything........So sick of snow here to, and more on the way, Yikes.....Irish Blessings Francine.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Hello fellow bird...isn't the largesse of friends a wonderful thing? What a bounty you received! Sorry about lil crow's knee...hope this newest setback will soon be over and his recovery will continue...very soon!!!
Lots of robins in my yard these days...they're on their way to you...promise!

Heather Wise said...

I missed you! I have been wondering about your son and how you were feeling. Snow and cold is sure not going to help you feel better. Nor lack of sunshine! I have never had so many colds in the course of one month, and that is nothing compared to you. But, certainly I blame it on the weather. And kids.

How sweet Robyn is! Just when you needed a little brightness! Yea!!!!!!!!!

Ok, so, I think you need to be very careful about the dust in your remodel. He needs to really clean up the dust from it. When I was little, my parents added on a room to our house. I got so sick with bronchitis. They tracked it down to the plaster dust. The contractors were so sweet and took extra care to clean up dust. I worry about that for you.

I will be praying that you and Lil' Crow start to heal!

Love to you, Robin,

Anonymous said...

you have been truly missed, the gifts you received I hope made some sunshine come to your day, I wish for you speedy healing, this has been one rough winter for you and for your son and to be remodeling on top of everything, yikes! The warm suns of spring will soon be here, we are still buried in snow too but theres one thing for certain we can't stop Mother Nature and she will soon send spring, that will help you heal.Take care my friend , I'm so sorry for all you have been through this last few months.
Keep warm, take care,

Primlish ♥ said...

So happy you are enjoying your goodies...and the bunny can hear again! ;) FYI- that cute little cupboard tuck is really a book light. ;) But that is another great use...may have to try that myself!
I hope you feel better soon. And I agree, you need to wear a mask or something around that remodel. My dad had the same thing happen and couldn't shake being sick. Take care my friend!
Spring will be here soon! XO

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

Those Eggs are beyond awesome! Hope they cheered you up when they arrived.
Hey you be careful with that Sinus infection. I know all to well about them..and how they lead to all those other things you've been dealing with. I've been dealing with the same for months.Finally doing better but they did find two tumors in my sinus. Not sure what i will decide about having them removed..Prayers for you.. Feel better friend!

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!

Karen said...

Well lady you are certainly in need of some hugs!!! Well, you got some real good ones from Plimlish for sure but you also need an 'arm hug' here's one for you!!! BIGGGGG HUGGGG.

Your treasures are just beautiful - she knows you so well.

Oh poor Little Crow....I pray for his knee to not be injured all over again.
Sorry you have to go through all that with the insurance and car reps. So sad!

Snow...not sure I even want to repeat that it knows how to do here!


Theresa said...

Robin, I wish you were feeling better....sending some healing thoughts your way. Looking forward to seeing your bathroom when it's done. :0)

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Oh my! Robin...still sick!?? This winter has been brutal for so many! I'm hoping sickness is on it's way out of your house very soon! Wonderful surprises from those lil' molds. Car accidents seem to be multiplying. Brian was in one Sunday morning...always worry about him hitting his head. He's Ok...I hope there isn't a setback for Little Crow's knee. I don't know how you are handling everything with you being so sick..and a revamping too. I think you need to go back to bed and pull the covers over your for me! ---bug hugs, Jan

prims by olde lady morgan said...

YIKES! where to even begin... First...oh the pains of remodeling... I remember so well, that there is one bathroom that sorely needs it and can't bring myself to have hubby start and take FOREVER in the mess... sigh... lil.. crow, I am so hoping the knee is OK... cars can be replaced...knee's well they can too.. but he's been through to much for that... and goodies oh my you lucky lil crow! OLM

Carmen and the Primcats said...

I hope you are feeling better!!
Happy Spring!

Carmen and the Primcats

Willow said...

Well I am SO glad I stumbled into your blog was a good stroll really. I know it prob isn't the best to say your happy to see that others are going through some of the same ailments ...not happy your sick ~honest ...But good to know that I am not the only one struggling with that ongoing plague of upper respiratory aliments and trying to keep my head above water ..ugh..but her will be optimistic for both of us and say ...this too shall pass ~ right! Hope it happens soon, try to keep putting my best foot forward, just been tripping over it lately ...splat ;) Chin up. Well at least I have kept it cheery on blog with my sweet little farm
Be Well soon