Monday, April 8, 2013

Monday Morning This and That

Is it Monday already?  Where has the weekend gone?  Hard to believe a new week has already begun, but rather than dwell on my 'lost weekend' I'd prefer looking at it as another week closer to retirement.  

 (This is my new paperweight, part of Saturday's loot.  How could I resist.  Although it doesn't show here, it is simply gorgeous.)

This week will be a busy one for me.  I have to leave work at 1 pm today to follow up with my Endocrinologist.  My bloodwork has been completed, but I was unable to get the biopsy as there was no authorization from my insurance.  Then, on Thursday I have my second consultation with the specialist.  Needless to say, as much as I like him, I am still feeling anxious about what he has to say.

I didn't make it to church on Saturday.  I've suffered for several years from fibromyaligia as well as from one of its many little syndromes...IBS. So, when Saturday rolled around I woke with the worst stomach cramping and after running out to the fruitstand and Rite Aid for some medication, I was feeling so awful that I didn't want to chance leaving the house anymore, so instead, I took some medication and crawled back into bed.    

 (Isn't she gorgeous?  More Saturday loot. I've taken her into my bedroom to watch over me when I sleep.) 

I love this Rite Aid and have to say, it is one store I never come out of empty-handed.  They've a great supply of candles and incense, and with most all of their household knickknacks always priced at fifty percent off, I love to go at the change of seasons and see what I can find.  I really lucked out on Saturday as you can see by the photos.  All are a part of Saturday's loot.  I also found a whimiscal mushroom for my fantasy collection, but haven't been able to get a good photo of it yet.  I can't seem to get both the snail and the ladybug into the picture, and they are what make it so special.  

(My newest angel.  She actually lights up and changes colors--blue, green, red, and gold.  I like the fact that she is encased in an apple, but haven't figured out if there is any significance to that).

By Sunday, I was feeling much better and a touch of spring fever came over me.  Began packing away heavy winter clothing that I know I will have no further use of this year and pulled out some of my spring blouses. The birds are singing and soon the buds will appear.  It is such an amazing time of the year.  I come alive at this time of year.

Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring.
William Alexander


  1. Sorry about the "ickies" of the weekend. But glad you got meds, and some fun things, and went back to bed.

    Thank you for sharing pics of your 'fun things,' with us.

    When I get IBS-like symptoms, I try to remember what I ate, differently.... Do you do that too? :-)

  2. Yes, it is Monday once again.
    I love the pictures you shared.

    I love little trinkets and
    collectables but I have given
    most of mine away.

    I also went
    through all my jewelery and
    gave almost everything to my
    daughter. Just kept the rings
    and necklace that Jim bought me.

    The countdown continues, it won't
    be long until your retirement now
    Mary. I am happy for you.

    hugs and love Sharon

  3. Why do weekends always fly by so much faster than the long draggy work week?

  4. I'm sorry you weren't feeling well this weekend but how fun you've bought some new goodies! I wish my local Rite Aid carried some of the beautiful items that yours does. I'll have to check out their candle section. Sending you lots of blessings for the Dr.'s apt.

  5. It's always delightful when we find a treasure that lifts us up. :0)
    Glad to hear that your bug didn't last long, but even two minutes can be too long.
    Wishing you and yours a wonderful week with only good things in it.

  6. Sorry to hear that you were suffering from some stomach pain . . . Mary.

    I sure do like your collection, and I've never seen such a beautiful paper-weight like that before.

  7. I am glad that you started feeling better. It was fun to see your lovely collection. The Virgin of Guadalupe is very pretty. I collect images of the Virgin of Guadalupe. In one of your past posts you wrote about being drawn to certain religious art. That is how I am with images of the Virgin of Guadalupe. I have even done paintings of the image, on tiny canvases, scallop shell, egg shells, and ceramic pots. They were "meditation projects" for me. I have wondered what draws us to certain images.
    Do you know if there are links between fibromyalgia and thyroid disease?

  8. Soon everyday will be a weekend and it just won't matter. I am glad that you are feeling better and I do think that once the stress from work is gone you will feel even better.
    Wishing you a stress free week!